As part of its partnership with the Seattle Seahawks, American Express is bringing one-of-a-kind experiences, such as Hawks Island, to the 12s! Returning for the second year, Hawks Island is the ultimate gameday experience that includes special appearances from Seahawks legends, pre-game party activities, and premium food and beverages from some of Seattle’s favorite eateries. It all takes place on a 200-foot+ barge (the length of over two basketball courts) off of Pier 66 in the Puget Sound.

Fall is coming, do you feel it? The kids are back to school, the leaves are starting to turn yellow, red, and orange, and pumpkin-mania has started. Thankfully, if the weather report is correct, we have at least another week of sunny 70s+ weather! Seattleite staff writers have attended all these events in past years and highly recommend them. Here’s a list of some fun things going on in Seattle this weekend.

We had the chance to chat with Leslie Ota, the founder of boutique sock company, Seattle-based Posie Turner. Leslie founded Posie Turner in the spring of 2015 with the motto, “modern socks with inspiring mantras.” Each pair of socks has a unique and vibrant design. Right now, they launch new styles in the spring and the fall. We want all of them. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but we love the “Be Twelve“, sporting blue and green Seattle Seahawks pride and “Expect Miracles“. 

We put together a list of runs and walks happening in and around the Seattle area in April and May. This isn’t an exhaustive list; there are many more happening every weekend. Everyone is welcome to these participate in these events, no matter your ability. You can run, jog, or walk. Grab some friends, make a playlist, and get outside! Stay active and fit while having fun and contributing to a good cause. 

Hot new restaurants that should be on your radar this spring.

I’ve been eating my way around Seattle and these are my favorites right now. Bar Melusine in Capitol Hill, Girin in Pioneer Square, and Salare in Ravenna need to be at the top of your restaurant list. They opened within the last year and they are doing things right. Each offers a different cuisine, and all of them have tasty, flavorful food, wonderful service, and a beautiful space.

Is dog clothing really necessary?

In this edition of Dog Days, we seek the answer to the common question, ‘Is dog clothing really necessary?’ Having a small dog, I buy clothing to keep her warm on walks outside during the cold winter months. When my husband first met my dog he asked, “Is the pink, puffy jacket really necessary?” The answer is yes! Minus the pink and puffy, many dogs need to be bundled up during Seattle’s cold weather.

We’re bombarded with technology these days but we can all remember our very first computer and our very first interaction with the internet. Technology moves fast. In Seattle there’s a place that has attempted to capture each moment and build excitement about what it means for the future. The Living Computer Museum is a walk down memory lane and also a look into the future.

But this Saturday, it’s all about the throwback-tech.