There are some awesome places in White Center (a great coffee shop, a cool bar with delicious food, a killer pizza place, some darn good ice cream, an old-school roller rink and some of the best Salvadorean&n
There are many good bars in Seattle—spots that pour the perfect cocktail, or the tastiest craft beer or serve up the most scrumptious happy hour snacks. But when you really want to belly right up to the bar and settle in close to the bartender (and I can’t think of anything better), it’s good to know which bars have the coziest seats. This seems a somewhat personal question —as individual posteriors are, well, individual— but I’ve asked some local bar and lounge lovers to try and get a handle on some top bar stools.
We've lucked out with the weather so far this June, but that hasn't stopped River Burke, designer and owner of River Song jewelery and store in Madison Valley, from embracing the traditional June Gloom with a big old sale. From now until June 28, save up to 40 percent off in-store purchases and a flat 30 percent when shopping online (use code JUNEGLOOM). We're loving her sunny fiesta of spring style.
Sam Choy is such a tease.
The celebrity chef from Hawaii has been Tweeting about rolling out a food truck in Seattle:
“Sam Choy's bringing island favorites & more for you to enjoy. We cooking up Loco Moco, Kalua Pork, lots of Poke & other great dishes. Mo Poke, Mo Betta!”
The huggable Choy is known as the Godfather of Poke and that’s going to be the star attraction and the name of the new truck, Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max.
Sunday June 16 is Father’s Day and Butch Blum is doing it up right during their Summer Solstice Stylin’ event. From noon to 5 p.m., select merchandise will be 30 to 40 percent off (with party games to win additional markdowns); there will be a drawing to win one of three Virtual Golf Experience at Hotel 1000; enjoy 20 percent off made-to-measure suits, that day only, and styling appointments with Cameron Levin (appointment necessary for both), two great opportunities to style out your recent grad.
This summer Cap Hill retailer NuBe Green is taking to the streets in their new 24-foot mobile solar powered boutique fashion out of a salvaged shipping container. Its first stop is at Bellevue’s Cupcake Royale, right in the heart of downtown Bellevue and will be there from June 20 through September 15. Inside you’ll find a slimmed down inventory of the same great stuff you love at NuBe Green’s brick and mortar, all designed and manufactured in the USA, delightfully packaged in a large rectangular box.
Must VisitBainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) Grand OpeningBainbridge Island welcomes BIMA, its very own art and culture haven, focusing on contemporary work by artists from the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. Go for the museum’s striking architecture—a curve of tall windows sweeps visitors toward the entrance—and for its many opening exhibits, including work by Bainbridge Island artist and children’s book illustrator Barbara Helen Berger.
It’s that time of year when us gardeners move from planting and planning to watering and weeding (sadly, for most, we’re still a bit away from harvesting). But don’t forget one of the most fun steps of all is watching your garden grow. Wait, you think this isn’t actually a fun step? I suggest the next time you take a break from the watering and the weeding to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor, that you have one of the below garden-inspired cocktails. I’ll bet you’ll find the whole process more fun.
One of my most fave local designers, Michael Cepress, is hosting a show on June 21 at the Century Ballroom, featuring both men’s and women’s collections. This is excellent news for those of us ladies who love his menswear so much that we’ve considered having him make us a suit just to get to work with him.
Update 10:14 a.m. Here's what I just got from Nordstrom: The line will be called SJP (natch), will launch in January at select Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com and will include sandals, flats, pumps and boots ranging from $200-$400, "runway-worthy shoes at attainable price-points...top-notch Italian craftsmanship with luxe materials in unexpected color combinations." OMG.