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Saturday, 01/25/2014 1:43 AM
The news is out already, Sarah Jessica Parker is launching her shoe, handbag and single trench coat line exclusively at Nordstrom and nordstrom.com on February 28—it’s been all over the national fashion press. Which is very exciting news for fans of the Sex and the City actress who can do no wrong in many of our eyes when it comes to her sartorial choices.
Friday, 01/24/2014 5:19 PM
Temper jewelry is another in a growing list of fair trade, philanthropic partnerships producing extremely hip designs (see Uxibal and Thread & Loom). The brand, debuting on February 3, is designed in Seattle, but made by artisans in Cambodia out of recycled bombshells, bullet casings and precious metals like 18k gold and platinum.
Friday, 01/24/2014 4:45 PM
If you’ve driven by or ambled past Westlake Center recently, you’ve probably noticed a huge shipping container kitted out for SODO Apparel, new men’s fitness clothing company. (Unless you’ve been distracted by the new Zara’s progress, there’s been some movement on that front—stay tuned for a big announcement SOON!!)
Friday, 01/24/2014 4:17 PM
A few stragglers in the sale department, but they’re good ones. Stop the presses, this is a noteworthy sale: Essenza is offering 30 to 50 percent off of select jewelry from Meliisa Joy Manning, Margaret Solow and Mizuki and more. Not sure I’ve ever heard of Essenza having a sale on their fine jewelry. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to stock up on the subtle, but chic pieces Essenza is known for.
Thursday, 01/23/2014 10:17 PM
Must MarvelChildren’s Film Festival at the Northwest Film Forum(1/23 to 2/2, times vary) — A popular event for film-o-philes of all ages, the ninth installment of Children’s Film Festival Seattle boasts its biggest program yet. This year’s event features more than 130 films from 32 countries—including Azerbaijan, Mozambique, Morocco, Indonesia and Iran—which means kids in attendance will gain instant film cred.
Thursday, 01/23/2014 6:10 PM
Butch Blum, Downtown’s stalwart fashion presence, is moving after nearly 40 years on Fifth Ave—but not far. On March 1, find this pioneering and iconic Seattle shop in the Two Union Square building (1332 Sixth Ave.), just one block away from their current digs, and right across from the Washington Athletic Club. Until then, swing by for one last shopping hurrah in the old space and shop their winter sale.
Thursday, 01/23/2014 5:30 PM
Our local distilleries are always working to deliver a variety of tasty new products--even over the holidays, it seems, as we already have a bunch of fresh bottles to talk about, and the year is young. While it can be hard to keep up with all the Washington-made spirits and liqueurs, this is a delicious problem to have. So remember: drink local, perhaps starting with one of the below.
Wednesday, 01/22/2014 10:19 PM
It takes a lot to get me excited about eyewear or eyewear stores. I’ve had the same pair of spare glasses since the late 90s and while I admire cool glasses on other people, I always figure that people shop for them when they get their eyes checked at the eye doctors. Well, that’s not necessarily so, now that See Eyewear is open on Fifth Ave. in the old Betsey Johnson space.
Wednesday, 01/22/2014 1:00 PM
For those planning a minor home fix or a full-scale makeover, a can’t-miss, one-stop resource is the annual Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) Home Design & Remodel Fair.
Monday, 01/20/2014 9:42 PM
Seattle magazine and Seattle Business magazine have just launched Leaders at Lunch, a series of lunches at various Bellevue restaurants featuring local business leaders speaking on topics focused on leadership, innovation and civic responsibility.
Monday, 01/20/2014 5:44 PM
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Friday, 01/17/2014 6:04 PM
Meet Uxibal (ooh-she-bal), a Guatemalan-based footwear and accessory line created by Seattleite Britini Port. I could swear that I wrote about this company when it hit my radar in September, but I must have let it slip away from me. Let me remedy that.
Thursday, 01/16/2014 8:47 PM
Must SeePhoto Center NW’s Visual Exploration of Being a Black Male(1/16 to 3/8, times vary) — “What do black men have in common?” In Question Bridge: Black Males, the new video installation at Photo Center Northwest (PCNW), African-American men pose such questions, and African-American men answer, in straight-on, close-up, fascinating video recordings.
Thursday, 01/16/2014 6:32 PM
I’m not going to lie--I tend to love the majority of bars. Sure, there are those generic spots that everyone should avoid, but outside of those sad places, most bars, lounges, dives and dancehalls are pretty fun, provided you’re in the right mood for the right bar (so, probably no need to visit a high-end cocktail spot if you wanna have a beer and watch the game, and vice versa). But within all the various bars, there’s something extra special about a small bar.
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