The glue to any good neighborhood is, of course, its neighborhood bar. Green Lake has The Latona, Phinney Ridge has The Park Pub, South Park would be lost without Loretta's, and the epicenter of Columbia City is Lottie's.
Two Frenchy-French spots open today, one of which is simply frosting on what's already a thoroughly convincing "Little Paris" in Seattle.Surely a croissant taste-test of the luxuriously buttery ones at Inez Patisserie and the flaky ones at the newly opened second location of Belle Epicurean needs to happen.
It’s been a big week around here: Our fall shopping and style-packed September issue has hit the newsstands. In case you missed it, earlier this week, I gave readers a little behind the scenes peek at pulling the issue together –and trying to fit in over 100 local finds–here.
Geez, was it something we said? Right on the heels of our article spotlighting Eric Boutin's groundbreaking work to improve student meals at Seattle Public Schools came news that Boutin was being transferred out of his job as director of nutrition services.
Sometimes I am my own worst enemy: Back in March when I first suggested to Editorial Director Rachel Hart that we feature only local products in our fall fashion and shopping issue, I had no idea what I was getting myself into (or that I would play stylist for a day!).
Today, as expected, the Federal Highway Administration signed off on the deep-bore tunnel project. The "record of decision" is an incremental stop on the tunnel project's journey, and essentially gives the state the go-ahead to start final design and construction of the project. According to the WSDOT, the decision also spells out certain measures intended to minimize impact—such as monitoring buildings and utilities while the tunnel's being bored and making up for lost parking (somehow).
That tunnel vote has been fodder for spirited talk 'round Seattle Mag World Headquarters of late (though it's curiously quiet today). But it's less about which camp you're tunneled into (dig it or ditch it) and more about what the whole morass says about Seattleites and that over-used (but overly apt) term, "the Seattle Process."
Moms (and Dads) of Seattle tired of schlepping your kids to the pool and getting your cute shoes all wet, rejoice! I have discovered a comfy new pair of shoes for you to knock around in and wear from the pool to the grocery store and even to work if you're lucky to be in a creative line of work as I am.
Bellevue is about to have a new couture queen: Famed Eastside bridal and evening wear designer Madina Vadache has returned home after several years in the other East and will open her new couture fashion boutique in the Elements Building next month.
It's almost just a cruel and torturous thing to start enjoying these now, when the summer dresses have already been replaced by fall arrivals on the racks and we're trying to face facts that we're in the final sunny stretches of summer already. But I'm going to milk it for every last drop of Vitamin D I can get before being forced to take it in capsule form, and even then you can bet I'll be washing them down with these: Summer cocktails made with infused waters.
Snag some late summer wear at the following local sales this weekend:
Menswear retailer Road is offering up to 60 percent discounts on madras shirts, blazers and chic men’s shorts this month at both their Bellevue and downtown locales. Extra bonus: select denim and pants are buy one and get one free.