It’s an election season and while many Seattleites are choosing to express themselves by voting, we think Halloween costumes are far more effective at shaping society. Should you opt to dress in one of these seven highly topical (and highly ridiculous) costume suggestions, we are not liable for any embarrassment, pointing or injuries that may occur at your Halloween party.
Consider yourself warned: the fabulously popular Endless Knot warehouse sale is rapidly approaching. It runs from Thursday, November 7 through Sunday, November 10 and is not, repeat, not at their Belltown location. Rather, it's in Crown Hill at Small Faces/ARC gym at 9250 14th Ave NW. Hours are: 1 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Expect deals on jewelry, scarves, clothing and bags from many of the store's regular vendors, with new merch put out daily.
A year after launching their partnership with Topshop in 14 stores nationwide (including the Southcenter location) and online, Nordstrom has announced an expansion of their popular store-within-a-store to Bellevue Square, bringing the total number of Nordstrom/Topshop collabs to 42 nationwide.
Back in the day, I owned a small online boutique that I stocked with apparel, accessories and art from small indie businesses from the Pacific Northwest. One of my fave finds was Portland jeweler (artist? genius?), Stephanie Simek, whose false eyelash and real quail’s egg necklaces were some of my inventory.
South Lake Union kid’s shop, Tottini, is teaming up with two Seattle-based décor companies, Abnormals Anonymous, which makes amazingly cool wallpaper, and interior design team extraordinaire, Pulp Design Studios for a nursery giveaway worth over $6,000.
It’s always a thrill to stumble upon a new local designer who sets my Spidey sense off and Lu. by Jenny Fort has done it. Her Line No. 1 collection, currently looking for funding on Kickstarter is a two of my favorite things: chic and unique. Silhouettes are nontraditional, unless drop crotch MC Hammer pants are your standard, and will fit a range of personal styles and body shapes.
Must Be AfraidGet in the Spooky Spirit with Carrie: The Musical(Through 10/26, times vary) — Check out the Broadway take on Stephen King’s unsettling tale, as interpreted by Seattle’s own Balagan Theatre. Prepare for pig’s blood on prom night!
It’s the spooktacular time of year, and the houses in my neighborhood are adorned with spider webs, tombstones, creepy crawlies and other items that go bump in the night. Not only is this chilling holiday nearly here, but it’s also the perfect time to watch monster movies). Of course, you should never watch a movie – any movie – without the perfect drink, so here are a couple creepy cocktails for your next fright fest.
As the bridge-and-tunnelification of the Pike-Pine corridor steadily pushes residents of the Hill out of the area, especially on weekend nights, businesses are branching out into other corners of the hill. We watched the wave hit the crest of the hill three years ago, leaving the Melrose Market in its ebb. Then 12th was conquered (Ba Bar, Presse & Stumptown, Von Trapp's).
Now everyone's got 19th in their sights. In the next few months, two new restaurants will open, one will expand, and a grocery will move in.
Like Halley’s Comet, a sample sale from esteemed local designer (and an Editor's Choice from our September issue) Carole McClellan doesn’t come around very often, so when it does, you should know about it and attend it. Especially if you’re a fan of McClellan’s masterful use of vintage fur, repurposed leather and rock and roll vibe.
Full Tilt's Justin Cline is a huge music enthusiast--his original shop in White Center providing a venue for local performers from the get-go--so it seems particularly fitting that he created a special ice cream as a tribute to grunge icon Mudhoney's 25th anniversary.