Things are certainly changing by the day (or hour) over here, and we’re all doing our best to stay afloat in the midst of such uncertainty. We may not have control over much right now, but here are a few things bringing us a smile (*while we stay at home and practice social distancing in an attempt to “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus spread).
There are many roundups circulating about area restaurants still doing deliveries and pick-up services. Some, like Canlis, have even come up with brand-new, creative ways to serve their customers (think a burger drive-through!).
And we are living for uplifting posts like this one about our friends over in Italy. Here are some other tidbits we’ve gathered for you, from the deluge of information/updates:
Seattle Met has compiled some wonderful ways to lend a helping hand.
Here’s a resource list for artists during this trying time.
There are dozens upon dozens of gofundme initiatives to contribute to, like this one.
San Diego-based social enterprise Classy has compiled this helpful list of where to donate nationally and globally.
Don’t forget to tend to your own mental health, too. Here are some wonderful tips and resources from Sarah at Vibe Elevated.
We are trying to keep our immunity up by consuming whole foods and daily vitamins, drinking plenty of water and (personally) using vitamin-packed supplements like Nuun drink tablets. These tablets come in several tasty flavors, have plant-based ingredients and are gluten-, dairy- and soy-free.
We’ve also begun experimenting with Vous Vitamin, a single personalized multivitamin that’s assigned (after taking a quick online survey), based on each customer’s lifestyle and current health needs. These self-proclaimed “high-quality, natural vitamins and supplements” are all meat- and dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO and GMP-certified.
When it comes to stocking up on food and drink, don’t forget to first support local, small businesses (now, more than ever). Visit intentionalist.com to get great tips on how/where to “spend like it matters.” They’ll direct you toward small businesses and diverse local communities around the region.
Cheer up someone you love by sending personalized wine deliveries through Chipmonkey Wine—whose delicious offerings come from destinations like Oregon, France, Spain and of course our own state—one great way to support Washington Wine while we’re unable to visit local vineyards and tasting rooms. Read all about Chipmonkey’s excellent and expert selections, as well as how personalized, heartfelt messages make for a most memorable and spirit-boosting gift.
If ordering snacks online, consider Kate’s Real Food; these delicious whole-food bars and bites are certified organic and kosher, and all ingredients are naturally gluten-free and non-GMO. Choose between flavors like rich dark chocolate and smooth peanut butter, lemon coconut and ginger, mango coconut, and peanut butter, hemp and flax.
Here are some other events and resources that might pique your interest:
- Today (Tuesday, March 17), musician Joshua Radin is playing live on Instagram at noon (PST)
- Dance Church will be streaming live this Wednesday the 18th at 5 p.m.
- Today (March 17) Artist Home is launching “Songs of Hope and Healing,”a virtual concert series that will take place on their social media channels from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.. All day, they’ll post hourly performance videos from various community artists (centered on the theme of songs that bring hope and healing); each post will include links so that viewers can directly support these artists.
- Transport yourself to the magical Pickathon musical festival by savoring their “Best of Galaxy Barn” video series
- Stream More Music at The Moore (up until March 20)
- Seattle Symphony Live Broadcasts will bring beautiful music to your couch
- This Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m., Seattle’s Peace Vans helps you dream of future travels during a virtual event. Tune into the 30-minute broadcast via Facebook and Instagram to learn about the nation’s first rentable all-electric vintage Volkswagen Bus, along with classic vintage Volkswagen Vanagons and an increased number of 2019 Modern Mercedes Metris custom pop-up camper vans. Giveaways include a hosted two-night rental to one (lucky) random viewer.
- A Concert For Your Quarantine: This Friday concert is one of the coolest things we’ve learned of yet, and we can’t wait to tune in
- Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard will be streaming daily on YouTube/Facebook at 4 p.m. PST. He’ll take some requests and maybe even have a guest or two stop by digitally
- Google Cardboard offers a fun and inexpensive way to virtually explore
- Pacific Science Center is offering daily activities to keep kids curious and engaged
- Check out these kid-friendly jam sessions live online
- Find some zen with music and podcasts designed for times of overwhelm
- While stuck at home, enjoy this extensive guide to virtual museum resources, e-learning and online collections
Hang in there, everyone. #we’vegotthisseattle