We had the chance to chat with Kellie Phelan in her bright new space in First Hill earlier this month for this month’s edition of Seattleite Spotlight. Kellie is the owner of The Works, a DIY school for adults. Classes range from knitting, gardening, kitchen & pantry (preserving food), to crafty stuff. Basically, a little bit of everything.
Seattleness is a stunning coffee table book conceptualized and authored by a talented trio: Natalie Ross, Jenny Kempson, and Tera Hatfield. Tera’s curiosity and creative superpowers lie at the intersection of human-centered digital and physical design. Jenny brings experience in community-centered design and research with a foundation in psychology, and Natalie is a landscape architect and geographer, with a background in fine arts and an expertise in infographics.
A local writer sends his first book out into the world.
Calling all wanderlusters, seekers and humans in search of something more. A local author has penned his first book—part travelogue, part self-discovery exploration—and we highly recommend you tag along for the exhilarating ride.
The Works Seattle teaches workshops on growing an edible garden, preserving food (pickling and jams), baking, and other crafty things. The fall line-up is live and it includes new cooking classes, the return of sourdough bread, plus herbal infusions, terrariums, and embroidery as embellishment and so much more.
In a historic moment in June, the orthodox kingdom of Saudi Arabia lifted its archaic ban on female drivers. Women are still restricted in multiple ways, without complete freedom in the right to marry, work as they deem fit, or travel freely. However, this is a win as women can finally be liberated from this decades-old rule, making it easier to generally travel around, join the workforce, and expand their own businesses.
Every year, I make a list of things I want to learn. This year, my list included gardening, calligraphy, and salsa dancing. I’ve ticked the first two off the list, but haven’t signed up for dance classes yet. It’s often difficult to find the time to learn something new, especially if you need to commit to several weeks or months. However, there are many classes and workshops that are just a few hours long that give you a little intro. Here are some of our favorites we think are worth checking out.
May 11th marked the two-year anniversary when Seattleite.com first introduced the world to Deep Sea Sugar & Salt, then an up-and-coming, pop-up bakery serving cake with unmatched flavors like The Peach Bourbon, a bourbon soaked ricotta olive oil cake with a dark salted caramel and peach filling and cream cheese frosting. Now, this bakery’s Boss Lady, Charlie Dunmire, and baker extraordinaire, will open her very own market, Deep Sea Sugar, Cake, & Grocery, this Saturday, May 19th, with the help of Seattle and cake-lovers alike.