A recap of the opening event, through the eyes of a lover of all things sweet.

Cake Envy celebrated its grand opening in Greenlake on Saturday, Oct. 1 — right in time for fall, otherwise known in Seattle as comfort food season. But who am I kidding? Cake is delicious any time of year. And so, on a rather rainy Saturday afternoon, my girlfriend and I set out to perform the ultimate taste test.

From pirouettes to award winning choreography, fellow Seattleite to be recognized at Cipriani in New York City.

I’ve had the privilege of interviewing Olivier Wevers, Artistic Director of the Seattle dance company Whim W’Him, in the past and was thrilled to hear the news about his most recent exciting milestone: being awarded a 2011 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship.

Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality gives new meaning to “Girls’ trip.”

“When the working day is done,” Cyndi Lauper sang all those years ago, “girls just wanna have fun.” Things haven’t changed since, so we’d like to suggest something a little more exotic for the next annual vacation with your besties — for instance, an all-inclusive trip to the exotic rainforests and beaches of Central America.

Forgo the spring cleaning projects this weekend and visit these trendy Ballard establishments instead.

Check out Ketch on Ballard Ave. Photo: Erik Simkins

Boutiques are certainly nothing new to Seattle, but if you desire to make a day of it without roaming from neighborhood to neighborhood, all the while fighting fellow Seattleites for a parking space, your options are somewhat limited. 

Pearl Vodka’s newest flavors have launched at Bradley and Mikel’s Pearl Bar.

Spring is in the air in Seattle; the cherry blossoms are in full swing and that big, round yellow thing in the sky has made an appearance a few times. By my watch, this means it’s time to put the heavy liquors back on the shelf. So I recently headed into Pearl Bar & Dining in Bellevue to try one (OK three) of Pearl Vodka’s newest flavors.