It was a thrill every time a photo popped up in our Instagram feed with @Seattlemag #MothersDayPics. We loved seeing our readers and social media follwers getting out around town and celebrating with Mom. (And that rain that was predicted for Mother's Day? Pshaw.)
So, it turns out that part of the reason Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez--King Felix to his many fervent fans--decided to stay in Seattle was pancakes. That’s what a charming profile in Tuesday’s New York Times reported.
Get ready, all you diehard athletes, sports fans and Seattleites who are just in the mood to be active and have fun: This July, TruAthlete, a company that hosts organized sporting events for the everyday Joe and Jane, is taking over Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila with its first tri-sport event.
Last night an email bearing some pretty awesome news popped into my inbox: Rachel Comey will be making a personal appearance at Totokaelo on Saturday, May 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. The whole day, however, is a Rachel Comey extravaganza with a trunk show of new styles and a chance to check out the limited edition bedding made from choice textiles from previous seasons, created expressly for Totokaelo Art-Object
Several local restaurants have partnered with broVo Spirits to serve up classic cocktails all during May in honor of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. A portion of the proceeds for each cocktail ordered goes to the Kathi Goertzen Foundation, the organization created to help raise research funds for brain cancer cures and patient support.
Mother’s Day is Sunday in case you've forgotten, but it’s not too late to hop on some really great gifts with local flair for your favorite lady.
Here’s a quick visual rundown.
For the new mom:
A Carry-All Tote from Glittersweet.
Big news from downtown’s Far4: Owner Jenny Hudak Klimenkoff has announced an expansion of a vintage corner she’s been testing out for a couple of months. Head in to shop from her current inventory of thoughtfully curated shoes, purses and scarves—clothing coming soon—or bring in your own treasures to consign. Here’s a bit of what she’s looking for, “anything cool, really. It doesn't have to be ‘vintage-y old’ or expensive as long as it's in good condition and is interesting.
Seattle’s beloved indie-folk/chamber-pop/just-plain-endearing band Hey Marseilles released its much-anticipated second album, Lines We Trace, in March. Now the band is releasing the official video for one of the new songs, “Heart Beats.” We’re especially excited about this video because it was written and directed by our own staff photographer, Hayley Young.
Scout Vintage Rentals’ Jenn Elliott Blake has announced her intention of turning her vintage collection of vintage accessories, furniture, linens, fabric and pillows into an online marketplace of rustic chicness. To get the process rolling, she’s hosting a pop-up shop Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trophy Cupcake’s Wallingford Center party room.
If you’re someone who likes bars and cocktails, and you live in or are visiting Seattle, there’s a new app that you must download posthaste. Drink Seattle: A Spirited Journey Through Seattle Bars and Cocktails with A.J. Rathbun (yes, A.J. is me, but trust me when I say you’ll love it) is a mere $1.99 and has more than 50 of my reviews of top cocktails spots, worthy watering holes, delicious dives, swell distilleries and a couple helpful cocktail supply stores for when you want to make drinks at home.
MUST SEESAM Gallery “Artists’ Choice” OpeningIn celebration of its 40th year playing art matchmaker to its host of art lovers who, for whatever reason, just can’t seem to commit, Seattle Art Museum’s rental and sales outpost SAM Gallery is unveiling Artists Choice. The show will feature a vibrant mix of work by several up-and-coming artists. 5/9, 5-7 p.m. SAM Gallery: Art Sales and Rentals, 1220 Third Ave.; 206.343.1101; seattleartmuseum.org.