Scalp S-O-S: Beauty Treatments for Your Noggin
Between overcoloring, harsh winter weather and sometimes using the boyfriend’s Pert Plus, our heads could tell a horror story or two. Luckily, cranky scalps can hop on the proverbial therapy couch and deal with their “issues” with these treatments tailored specifically to head help. Stress Relief Head Massage: eN Salon Maybe you’ve never stepped foot…
Straight from the Kitchen Beauty Tips
Who knew the kitchen pantry could provide exfoliating bliss—as well as dinner?
Produce!Market Fresh scrubs and body wraps at Elaia Spa Elaia takes a green approach to its signature service: Crafted from local produce sourced by Whidbey-based Simply Botanicals, the seasonal scrubs include olive oil, fruits (blackberries or cranberries), herbs (heavenly lavender) and florals. The spicy-sweet scrub packs in vitamin C and antioxidants. $120/1 hour. Hyatt at…
Eastern Reflexology for Your Feet
Given our Pacific Coast location, it’s only natural that Eastern reflexology should trickle overseas
Given our Pacific Coast location, it’s only natural that Eastern reflexology should trickle overseas to aid Seattle’s weary feet. Whether you’re looking to enhance your circulation, relieve stress or take a load off after breaking in those brand new Jimmy Choos (or hiking boots), you’ll find an array of reflexology options in this pedestrian-proud city….
Seven Hot Hair Cuts, and Other Beauty Trends of 2011
From long hair with blunt bangs to the Emma Watson–esque pixie (plus a hip alternative to the Justin
We’re seeing red on chic heads across town. Lisa Power has been helping women take the plunge for years (Lisa Power Salon, Lower Queen Anne, 536 Fifth Ave. W, #102; 206.216.2900; lisapowersalon.com) but all-around color expert Gary Howse, co-founder of Gary Manuel Salon, is now also specializing in the scarlet hues after a recent educational…
Seattle’s Kids Book Club Boom
The latest trend to get kids reading comes from the adult playbook: Create a club-like atmosphere,
The latest trend to get kids reading comes from the adult playbook: Create a club-like atmosphere, serve up food and let the conversation flow. In the past year, bookstores such as Mockingbird Books in Green Lake and Secret Garden Books in Ballard have created book clubs for kids of all ages. “We knew it would…
Cozi.com Makes Family Planning Easy
Give Pioneer Square’s Cozi.com a go and the pieces of your hectic life just might fall into place.
Since organization is an ongoing occupation for busy parents, finding the perfect calendar system can be trial after trial, error after error. A suggestion? Give Pioneer Square’s Cozi.com a go and the pieces of your hectic life just might fall into place. The online family organizer, created by ex-Microsofties Robbie Cape and Jan Miksovsky, is…
Valentine Ideas: Homemade Cards from Assemble
Before you become intimidated by the supermom in your ’hood who is known for making over-the-top val
Before you become intimidated by the supermom in your ’hood who is known for making over-the-top valentines for her child’s classmates, we give you a reprieve. With the help of Emily Grosse, co-owner of crafting studio Assemble on Phinney Ridge, we present simple tips on creating great-looking, affordable, easy, non-cheesy cards. The best part? The…
Why Geeks Rule
Rachel Hart sounds off on all things geek in her February editor's note.
Let me ask you if this sounds familiar: You were president of the chess club (or your sister was). You lived for concert band practice or saw Star Wars 50 times (or have a brother who did). Or maybe you logged in 5,000 hours of Atari or wore that Michael Jackson glove to school every…
Valentine’s Day Quiz: How Deep Is Your Love?
This Valentine’s Day, test the tensile strength of your bond by taking a potentially awkward class
(Blow) Try to keep the giggles to a minimum as you learn how to gather glass on your rod, shape your punty and blow it during Seattle Glassblowing Studio’s six-week beginning glassblowing class. $645 for six classes. Seattle Glassblowing Studio, 2227 Fifth Ave.; 206.448.2181; seattleglassblowing.com (Thrust) Learn how to settle petty arguments once and for…
Road Trip to Enumclaw Chocolate Festival
Savor locally crafted chocolates and wines at the third annual Wine and Chocolate Festival.
Where Enumclaw for the third annual Wine and Chocolate Festival (2/4–2/5; Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. SE; enumclawchocolatefestival.com). Why: This year’s event features an indulgent lineup of locally made truffles and flavored chocolates, plus pours from 22 Washington wineries. Pair for the course: Savor salted caramels from Newcastle-based Sweet Decadence and sip a Merlot…
DIY Dog Wash
Primp your pooch at a new canine salon.
Long the exclusive purview of professional groomers, the power to beautify dogs is being made readily available to mere mortals with the advent of do-it-yourself dog salon Rex (1402 12th Ave.; 206.682.3941; rexseattle.com). Scheduled to open this month, the welcoming space at the base of Trace Lofts on Capitol Hill features reclaimed and recycled materials,…
Urban Enoteca Brings Together Wine, Food and Parties
A new sodo event space elevates the local food, wine and party experience
Wine aficionados, brides and partygoers are likely to be spending more time in SoDo this year, thanks to Urban Enoteca (urbanenoteca.com), a new multipurpose venue that offers three private event rooms, a tasting center and its own catering operation. The lofty, industrial-chic space—with heavy beams, stained-concrete floors and décor made from wine-barrel staves—encompasses 22,000 square…
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Heading to Palm Springs during spring break or summer vacation? You’re not alone. The California city known for its natural hot springs, restaurants, golf courses, and nearly year-round sunshine is by far the most popular destination for Seattleites who want to buy a vacation home. A study by real estate company Pacaso says 16% of…
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Interrupting their travels to build a vacation home from scratch was the last thing on the minds of Sherri and Ali Anissipour in 2019 when they went on an anniversary holiday to Suncadia resort, located about 90 minutes east of their Seattle home. “We wanted to travel the world,” Sherri says, “not go to the…