Early June is always the time for the kickoff of summer sidewalk sales, starting with hugely popular one at U Village. 2014 is the plein air mall’s 57th annual sale (!) and the list of participating stores, as well as the slew of new parking spaces, makes it hard to resist for the casual and serious shopper alike.
Popular West Seattle-based floral and gift shop, Fleurt, has just announced an expansion in sizzling hot Pioneer Square at 112 S Washington St. right between awesome vintage shop, Bon Voyage, and stalwart Laguna Vintage Pottery.
From Fourth of July fireworks shows to outdoor concerts and movies, your summer calendar is swelling with social engagements. Herewith, your go-to guide for what to do during the warm-weather months.
Barbeque parties, ice cold beer, friends, family and fireworks! The following are a few places to catch fireworks and festivities near Seattle and around the Puget Sound region.
Lake Union Fireworks Show
In a totally unexpected move, Dot’s Charcuterie & Bistrot owner Miles James took to Facebook last night to announce that his bistro would be closing — almost immediately. Dot's will serve its last dinner tonight.
Come end of June, Book Bindery in *Queen Anne will be closing for good, re-emerging in August with a new name and a new chef.
By way of press release, the owners behind the winery-adjacent restaurant along the Ship Canal announced that Nico Borzee, most recently of Artusi, will be stepping into the role being vacated by chef Shaun McCrain, who has been with the Book Bindery since it opened in 2010.
Kay Smith-Blum has been buying clothing for Butch Blum for 40 years and definitely has the eye for it—given the shop’s continued success. During a recent buying trip to New York, Smith-Blum journeyed way past Canal St. on Broadway in the rain, dodging pothole and mud-flying from taxi-cab wheels, to visit designer Ji Oh’s showroom. “So Ji starts to show me the collection and after about five fabulous pieces I realize this is special,” say Smith-Blum.
Taco lovers, listen up. Two words why you need to get to The Saint as soon as possible: Álvaro Candela. He's the guy behind the wildly popular Monday taco nights at Matt Dillon's Sitka & Spruce that ended last month when Candela accepted the job as executive chef at Capitol Hill's "tequila salvation" on the corner of Olive and Howell.
Must SeePacific Northwest Ballet Closes the Season with Giselle(5/30 to 6/8, times vary) — Giselle—everyone’s favorite jilted-bride ghost—returns to Pacific Northwest Ballet, this time with all new sets and costumes created by acclaimed French designer Jerome Kaplan. Principal dancer Kaori Nakamura takes lead in this season ender, which also happens to be her last run before retirement.
Velouria, Ballard’s stalwart supporter of local and indie designers is joining the effort to revitalize Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square and plans to open in the new Stadium Place building on September 1 next to the second location of Cone & Steiner, also reportedly opening in the building.
The Ballard shop will be open until late July/early August and we’ll report back on any grand opening news we receive.
We’re nearly to the NBA finals, which makes it both an exciting and torturous time for local basketball fans. I’m not gonna lie–I love the sport enough that I’m still watching. But as we end yet another season sans SuperSonics (and after the agony from last year's Sacramento Kings debacle), I certainly could use a drink in hand. If you're like me and are missing the SuperSonics after nearly every play, try making one of the four beverages below to help ease the pain.