Old Ballard Avenue hardly needed another destination restaurant, but that’s not stopping Boat Street Café’s Renee Erickson and friends Chad Dale and Jeremy Price from opening a French-Northwest inspired oyster bar called The Walrus and the Carpenter (the website just went up yesterday).
As a recent transplant from the great Midwest, I didn’t know what to expect from Seattle in terms of fashion. Aside from adding bling to a pair of crocs, it appeared as if Seattleites were on a coffee-induced move to grab a Patagonia fleece and run with it.
Belltown's favorite Carribean inspired restaurant Marjorie opens in Capitol Hill tonight with a new chef, Harvest Vine's Kylen McCarthy, according to the Marjorie blog. The small restaurant (seating about 40) will have garage doors opening to a patio and an eclectic new American menu with a Caribbean flair. 5p.m. Tues.-Thurs. Sat.-Sun. marjorierestaurant.com 1412 E Union between 14th and 15th Avenues.
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While there's nothing like going out on an excursion to see some nature, whether you're hiking on a trail or paddling a boat, sometimes nature comes to you--especially if Seattle is your home. Yesterday I was sitting in my living room talking with some friends, when to my amazement some bright yellow wings flapped by my window and alighted on a tree limb...
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Let the 2nd round begin: after 33,000 reader votes and a hard-fought (and tight) first round of judging, our panel of fashion experts (including boutique owners, fashion school instructors and designers) have narrowed down the 2010 Seamless in Seattle contestants from 38 to 12:
Must Strike a PoseThaw Spring Fashion ShowThursday (5/6) - Refresh your style at Seattle’s annual Thaw Spring Fashion Show, an evening of funky fun in SoDo benefiting the Northwest chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Founded four years ago by Liz Weber (whose family has a history of battling the disease), Thaw highlights local designers such as Michael Cepress and Jill Lindsey, and past winners of Seattle mag’s Seamless in Seattle competition. 6 p.m. $75–$250. 66 S Hanford St.; thawfashionshow.com
I was trying to write this month’s shopping column this morning, but I admit, I am way too hyped about tonight’s Thaw Fashion Show to focus (plus I’ve had three shots of espresso). For fashionistas headed to SoDo tonight, I’ve noted six things you just can’t miss—and for the fashion savvy who won’t make it, we will be cluing you via @Seattlemag and @kcalamusa on Twitter: