Sensory overload from the work week already? We've been there. Seattle has a host of lush locales to sweep you off of your tired, working feet. We've made your search trés facile by rounding up seven swanky spas located here and on the Eastside. We also chalked up some notes from our visits to help you make educated choices from each spa menu. Use that smart phone or tablet to read up on which spa is best for you and then turn all gadgets off as you embark on your Seattle spa-cation this weekend.
The Filson flagship store sits near Safeco Field, at the base of an off-ramp from the tangle of elevated roadways that lead to the freeways. Most people drive past the unassuming building on Fourth Avenue South with nary a glance, let alone a clue as to the retail wonderland that lives inside—or the legacy of outdoor gear that has been manufactured in Seattle since 1897.
Sometimes a fashion phenomenon comes along that unexpectedly catches fire and this year, it’s Normcore. In case you’re out of the loop, Normcore is all about dressing, wait for it, normally. Which means sensibly, anonymously—conspicuously inconspicuous—in mom jeans, practical shoes, fleece and often an oversized tee shirt with a logo on it from the 90s or early 2000s.
[kids’ clothing] Totara Back in July, entertainment industry veteran Daya Marron opened Totara (Madrona, 1130 34th Ave.; 206.765.7581; totarakids.com), a kids’ shop, in the tiny Madrona spot formerly inhabited by Driftwood. Fall brings a collection of artful and design-focused clothing, decor accents, books and toys for newborns to 6-year-olds from organic and otherwise eco-friendly designers from New Zealand and Australia.[heritage chic] Freeman Store
Join E! News host Giuliana Rancic at Southcenter for a champagne brunch, fashion show and pampering event on Sunday, September 14 in support of her charity, Fab-U-Wish, which grants fashion, beauty and celebrity-themed wishes for women undergoing treatment for breast or ovarian cancer.
The arrival of autumn is imminent and while we’re loving this late summer sunshine, our sartorial second sense is moving on to the colors, fabrics, layers and looks of fall fashion. We e-chatted with local gal made good, Trina Turk on what she has in store for the rainy season.
Upbeat party music blasted loudly and hundreds of teens anxiously waited with their camera phones ready (some even arrived at the break of dawn to stand in line) for the chance to meet Kendall and Kylie Jenner on Saturday at Nordstrom for the launch of their fall and winter shoes and handbags collection for Madden Girl.
Each season Neiman Marcus fashion director, Ken Downing, choses the trends he thinks are going to hit big with the style set—and fall is always a crucial list. This week, our local NM hosted a media breakfast with informal modeling of Downing’s top picks—many of which work perfectly for Seattle.
After an exhausting day spent swiping the Amex at the nearby Bellevue Collection, stop by the new Recoop Spa (925 Bellevue Way NE; 425.429.3323; recoopspa.com) for a heaping helping of R&R in the comfort of delightfully detailed environs. Open since May, the chic spa pairs raw concrete walls with very now barn doors in treatment rooms, sophisticated pedicure chairs (no overstuffed, awkward vibrating seats here) and rustic hints throughout (stoneware Mason jars, wainscoting).
After 20 years of designing for high-end retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, Bellevue-based Jean Glover has ventured out on her own with 8telier, a clothing line she designs for “cosmopolitan women who have an affinity for modern aesthetics.” Translation: easy, comfortable clothing—slightly edgy, but definitely wearable—that transcends trends and feels fresh and familiar at the same time.
W Seattle has an established commitment to supporting fashion in this city and has been holding monthly Wear Wednesday events, showcasing local designers, as part of that commitment. On August 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., the hotel is partnering with us, Seattle magazine, for a very special fall fashion kickoff, in support of Seamless in Seattle, a local designer showcase in our September issue.
After a taking a sabbatical during the 2013 season, Fashion First is back on this year in a big way on Thursday, September 11 at Showbox SoDo. Now in its tenth year, this popular runway show combines the most current trends from the region’s best shops (and a few designers) with a worthy cause for a fun night of fashion and philanthropy.
If you’re a maker or designer, West Elm is interested in meeting you, checking out your work and considering you as a recipient of a $25,000 small business grant during their We Love Small Business Grant contest. One designer/maker will win the big cash prize, and three runners up with get the chance to be mentored by West Elm and join the ranks of the many local artisans and designers the home décor chain already support in stores and online.