It was a miserably cool, long, neverending, agonizing spring. We've all recovered; those few weeks of 80 degrees were especially appreciated by kids and sprinklers alike, not to mention those of us itching to jump into Lake Washington some time in 2011.
Last month, I invited the personalities featured in our story on Seattle's social learning boom (see link below) over to the office for coffee. Here's an outtake from the conversation:
Find out more about how and why we're so intrigued by these personalities (and their projects) in the June 2011 issue of Seattle mag.
Whether you need to plan your commute or a fun Sunday afternoon ride, the Seattle Bicycling Guide Map contains all the information you'd need to bike your way through traffic. From updated maps and new information about green bike lanes, bike boxes, and newly signed routes, the 2011 edition reflects some of the major changes made in Seattle's bicycling networks the past year. If you were wondering whether the new farmers market has bike racks available or your favorite route has buffered lanes, you're in luck: Now you can find all that information in one place.
In this month’s Styled, Kate Calamusa dissects Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Postlewaite’s off-beat personal style. Here are a few theatrical outtakes from Postlewaite’s shoot with Seattle mag photo editor Hayley Young.
After making a five-week journey from Italy by boat across the Atlantic and by truck from New York, the custom-built Neapolitan pizza oven Jerry Corso (Harvest Vine, Betty) and partner Gina Tolentino have been waiting for finally reached Beacon Hill's Bar del Corso this morning at 10 a.m. When I arrived I swear the pounding of their nervous hearts was actually audible as a forklift unloaded it from the truck and prepared to maneuver it through the back window.
(Joaquin considers gardening)A jar of this sweetened lime concentrate is perfect for fish marinades, cabbage salad dressings, an icy drink and more. Excellent "boost" added to to the athlete's water bottle. Prinatble recipe? Click here.
We're excited to announce a new partnership with Red Tricycle, a family-friendly blog by moms who focus on the "lighter side" of parenting. Each week, we'll pick one of our favorite Red Tri pieces to share with seattlemag.com readers. First on the docket, a how-to guide to a night at the drive-in.
One of my favorite features of the year is Seattle mag’s Most Influential list, an annual round-up of the people behind the big ideas, deals, projects, changes and news that make our city tick.This morning our advisory board started the difficult task of nominating and debating the 2011 selections. Some nominees stood out from the pack. Others were hotly debated. (Of course, you’ll have to check out our November issue to see who we eventually pick).
One of the hallmarks of summer in Seattle is the arrival of farmers' markets. There are some wonderful fruits and vegetables coming into season this month like berries, beets, kale, and carrots. An easy way to make the most of seasonal goods is to incorporate the produce into smoothies. It’s a great way to try something new or use up the last few morsels before they go bad. Either way, smoothies are an easy and delicious way to get your eight servings of fruits and vegetables a day and add some variety to your diet.
I feel like we have been looking forward to it forever, and as the excitement mounts, it’s somewhat a relief to say: There is less than a week to go until the big Seamless in Seattle show at the Seattle Art Museum on Wednesday, June 8. Designers are finishing off their top-secret challenge looks, models have been selected and now we just need you there to join in on the fun.
Two recent food trend stories hit my radar within minutes:
First Food and Wine declared that the "Farm to ___(fill-in-the-blank)" construction had effectively jumped the shark with the phrase "farm to tumbler" to describe cocktails made with fresh, seasonal produce. A. Greed. I just wish there was an acronym for the Local.Sustainable.Organic.Seasonal contingent. S.O.L.S.? (Too bad those words don't all start with Z's, amIright?)
That story led me to read Eater NY's 10 Dead Food Trends story, and boy is that a study in Us vs Them.
Must Experience New StyleSeattle Fashion CompetitionWednesday (6/8) - Our annual Seamless in Seattle competition is jumping off the pages and onto the runway. This year, the top 12 finalists will debut their work in front of a live audience and judging panel at Seattle Art Museum. Each designer will present four looks, the last of which will be crafted two weeks prior, as part of a design challenge (à la Project Runway). Winners will be revealed at the end of the night! (Vote for the “reader’s choice” winner on our Facebook page.) 7:30 p.m.