VOTE NOW!Our annual year-in-review story in December is always packed with editors’ picks for the best our city has to offer. But you also have a say: Vote for your favorites—everything from takeout joints to pool halls—in the Best of 2014 Readers’ Choice poll. Cast your vote on our Facebook page here by Monday, July 14. Winners will be featured in the magazine.
Proprietress Kayla Boehme is opening a new boutique, Pipe & Row, deep in the heart of Fremont next Thursday, June 19. The shop, located at 611 N 35th St., in the former Merge location, is described by Boehme as “a mature, quirky boutique that boasts a stock of effortless urban pieces curated to tip toe the boundaries between sexy and slouchy, daring but wearable, classic yet modern.”
A friend recently raved about how installing shelves in her living room totally revolutionized her whole house. With a place for all her book, knick-knacks and other small pieces of décor, her home was suddenly clutter-free, serene and totally organized.
If cabinetry would do wonders for you like it did for my friend, swing by Ligne Roset between June 14 and 29 for 20 percent off all bookcases, TV units, sideboards, dining and occasional tables.
Totokaelo's end of spring season sale is in full effect. Expect 30 percent off clothing from A.P.C., Raquel Allegra, Dieppa Restrepo, Rachel Comey, Margiela and all the other lines the shop is known for. Traditionally, the discounts get bigger as the sale continues, but if you see something you absolutely love and have to have, I wouldn't wait around—this is one event the whole fashion world waits for.
Ebbets Field Flannels, which recently relocated their Pioneer Square shop to another, more spacious, space in Pioneer Square (119 S Jackson St.; ebbets.com) is introducing a limited-edition collection in collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis today, June 12, to coincides with the Seattle Mariners’ Macklemore Bobblehead Night at Safeco Field, featuring two coach’s jackets (in red or black satin), a white baseball shirt and a ballcap all featuring the duo’s Shark Face Gang logo.
Last month The Cut posted a hilarious little something about getting your body caftan-ready for summer (or for the caftan parties that are apparently the rage du jour in LA—Christina Hendricks is a HUGE fan), and it struck me as the perfect counterbalance to the barrage of bathing suit advice that comes with the season.
Last June 12, the City of Seattle declared June 12 Filson Day to commemorate the day the 100+ year-old Seattle company opened the doors to its brand new Seattle factory and world headquarters on First Ave. S in SoDo.
West Elm is a great supporter of local artisans in the cities where they have stores and the same is true for the Seattle store. On Friday, June 13 from 6 to 9 p.m., the South Lake Union location will be celebrating a fresh crop of designers and artists with the debut of West Elm Local, a permanent spot in the shop dedicated to homegrown inspiration.
Just like her Capitol Hill counterpart John Sundstrom, Ericka Burke is re-emerging with three new projects this year. And also like Sundstrom, it’s all happening nearly a decade after opening her first Seattle restaurant, Volunteer Park Café.
It’s a fantastic weekend for sips and fun! First up, this Saturday, June 14, I’m hosting an art and cocktail party from 4 to 7 p.m. at the wonderful Zinc Art + Interiors in Edmonds (102 3rd Ave South) and you’re invited. I’ll be serving samples of two drinks from my book Ginger Bliss and the Violet Fizz: the award-winning Persephone’s Elixiar and the classic Lucien Gaudin.
New York-based Chilean designer Maria Cornejo will be making her first visit to the Seattle Barneys on Saturday, June 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Known for her fluid, flattering, yet forgiving designs, Cornejo often uses her own iPhone photos as inspiration for her prints that she drapes, pleats and pins in innovative shapes that both follows the shape of a woman's form and offers room for those curves to breathe.