Eco Fashion Week launches 11th edition of innovative sustainable fashion

The world’s first and largest sustainable fashion event is set to launch its 11th edition across international borders in Seattle, Washington this November 1-4. A growing not-for-profit organization, Eco Fashion Week (EFW), has presented 10 successful editions in Vancouver, Canada and is proud to launch its 11th edition, continuing its mission to raise global awareness for a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable fashion industry.

A new season and a new venue for the 8th annual Voracious.

Thursday, October 6th will be a night of celebrating the amazing culinary talent in Seattle. Voracious Tasting & Food Awards will be full of delicious bites, craft beer, craft spirit cocktail tastings along with wine samples that help define our region. They’ve invited some of the hottest restaurants, food trucks and cocktail masters for a night like no other. There will also be an open bar featuring Washington wine & beer. Get ready, get hungry and get your tickets. 

Quinn’s Pub has been the go-to place for classy comfort food before restaurants called themselves “gastropubs”. They’ve been consistently making really damn tasty food for years. On weekend nights, there are 20- and 30-somethings getting a bite before a show or hitting the bars as well as savoring a sit-down dinner. Located on the corner of the Pike and 10th, it’s a vibrant and bustling spot. It’s hip and casual. Weeknights and happy hour are more laid back if that’s more your scene. 

Victoria is so much more than the last time you visited as a kid. Now, there’s gourmet food and desserts to taste, festivals and museums to enjoy, and an abundance of outdoor activities to explore. Our hotel, Magnolia Hotel & Spa, suggested Olo and we weren’t disappointed. Olo is doing things right and was a delightful dining experience. Executive Chef & Co-Owner Brad Holmes buys farm-fresh ingredients from producers on Vancouver Island. He understands the importance of sourcing locally and pushes the envelope by bringing seasonal and regional ingredients to Olo’s menu.

Every first Thursday of each month all year, Seattle (and the surrounding area) celebrates art and history by offering free admission! Who doesn’t like doing things for free? Here’s a list that you can check out this Thursday, July 7th or next month on Thursday, August 4th, or every month after that. The Museum of Glass in Tacoma (worth the drive) is free the third Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

For the first time in 40 years, our beloved Pike Place Market is growing with the “MarketFront,” which should be ready for the public in spring 2017 The Market-centric expansion will reclaim an underutilized surface parking lot on Western Avenue, and create a dynamic public plaza with views of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, table space for farmers, craftspeople and artisan purveyors, retail space, low-income housing, a neighborhood center and parking.

Orcas Island, nicknamed “the gem of the San Juans”, had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend—a lovely downtown to shop and eat, a stunning shoreline, beautiful lakes, and walking, hiking, and biking trails. There are plenty of lodging options: you can camp, stay in a cabin, yurt, at a resort, or book an airbnb. Once on the island, you can take the ferry to visit the other islands for free, including San Juan Island (Friday Harbor), Lopez Island, and Shaw Island. 

Mark your calendar! Feast Portland returns for year five September 15-18

Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland released its full 2016 festival lineup yesterday, unveiling four new Fun-Size events, a Latin theme for the Night Market, a ballin’ new east side location for the Sandwich Invitational, and over 100 chefs from around the world. This event should not be missed—the weekend is easily better than any food & wine event in Seattle (sorry Seattle, nothing but love for you). Festival tickets will be available to purchase starting at 9:00 am PST today at http://www.feastportland.com/.

Encouraging consumers to live in a more collective, sharing economy.

thredUP is a fashion resale website for consumers to buy and sell secondhand clothing online. Order a free Clean Out Kit, pack it with your gently used or new brand name items, send it back. I’ve tried selling on Poshmark and on Tradesy as well as locally at Plato’s Closet. thredUP ranks third, in front of Plato’s Closet. Here’s my thredUP review.