Shoes, Sandwiches and Shopping!

This Thursday, February 25th from 6 to 9 pm, join Clementine as they showcase new Spring sandal styles and edgy clothing by LaRousse.  Sparkling wine and chic baguette-style sandwiches will be provided by Bluebird. What more could a girl ask for?! Well, nothing that we can think of!pop up party


Crosswalk Flags Added for Pedestrian Safety in The Junction

Courtesy of Cari Jones
Courtesy of Cari Jones

It’s mid-winter break and there are lots of students out and about in The Junction.  If you are planning on crossing the street at the designated crosswalks, you will now see orange flags located in stainless steel buckets at these two crosswalk locations.  The south crosswalk runs between Elliott Bay Brewery and Husky Deli and the north crosswalk runs between Capers and Windermere Real Estate.  We encourage all pedestrians to use these flags when crossing the street as an added safety precaution. Stay safe out there while enjoying this beautiful weather!


Brazilian Fitness and Toning Class at WS Senior Center!

Starting February 17, 2010, the Senior Center of West Seattle presents Brazilian Fitness and Toning!

Ongoing classes to March 3rd and from March 10-31 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
4 weeks – $20 member/$28 non-member/$10 drop in

Dora_Oliveira NewmanInstructor Dora Oliveira Newman has designed Afro-Brazilian approach incorporating folk dance styles with body strengthening exercises/movements.


Valentine Weekend!

What did you get your honey for Valentine’s Day? Where are you going to take her? What – you don’t know?!!! Well, here are some helpful ideas to get you started…

Gift ideas for your Valentine under $25. We’ve got you covered, stress no more!

Wallets clemMaybe your lover would like a cute handmade wallet (just $18) from Clementine. Easy Street TerjungRecords is having a huge vinyl sale on Valentine’s Day, so pick up your sweetie’s Twilight Bagfavorite old record! Terjung’s Studio of Gifts has lots of cute candles, magnets and cards for your cutie pie.  How about an adorable book bag (just $16) for your honey bunny from Twilight Artist Collective?

Now where can you go for that romantic dinner (or brunch) this weekend in The Junction? Check out Fresh Bistro’s Valentine’s Day Dinner, available Saturday and Sunday. Jak’s Grill is serving up Lobster Specials through Monday! Mashiko has a lovely 4 course dinner for 2 on Sunday (reservations required). Spring Hill is offering an extra special menu for Sunday (reservations required as space is limited). Table 35 is offering a 4 course meal with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne and West 5 has champagne brunch all day! So be sure to get your Valentine cutie out and about this weekend!


Love Is Alive And Local at The Farmers Market!

LOVE IS ALIVE AND LOCAL at the WEST SEATTLE FARMERS MARKET this VALENTINE’S DAY weekend.

LOVE YOURSELF/EXPRESS YOURSELF – This weekend you can Make-Your-Own Valentines. Paper, lace, hearts, glitter, glue – everything you and your sweetie need to say I Love You through low-tech honest art.

LOVE YOUR POP ICONS – Keep your eyes out for Elvis; He promised to bring hunks of Burnin’ Love and a few Valentine Day surprises to market shoppers.

FRESH LOCAL APHRODISIACS are available at the markets right now.  There are all the old stand-bys like Oysters, Chocolates and Wine, but our staff research also turned up Arugula, Honey, Carrots and Berries (frozen strawberries and raspberries are in good supply)

LOVE YOUR FARMER – Show local farmers THE LOVE this Valentines Day weekend.  Stop by our market info tables and sign our Market Valentines Day Card. Let them know you love them for all their year-round hard work, their long travel times and deep commitment to our markets and communities.

Prepare a MEAL WITH LOVE. Shop with your sweetie for the best local ingredients for a romantic locally sourced Candle-Lit Supper or a late morning Brunch.  Breakfast in Bed will even taste better when you know where your eggs came from…

LOVE YOURSELF/LOVE YOUR HEALTH – There is no better source of local seasonal veggies and fruits than at your local Farmers Market.  These are low-fat, high fiber choices and a few servings a day can keep your heart healthy and your sex life strong for years to come!

The West Seattle Farmers Market is open every Sunday, Year-Round.  Hours are 10 am – 2 pm.  The Farmers Market is located outdoors in downtown West Seattle in the Alaska Junction on the corner of California and Alaska – in the parking lot behind Key Bank.  There’s plenty of available parking.


West Seattle Art Walk This Thursday!

Join us in The Junction this Thursday, February 11th, from 6 to 9 pm for West Seattle Art Walk!

mmmmmm...giant cupcakeOne of many artists featured, Jessica Creager presents “Craving” at the Shooting Gallery at Wallflower Custom Framing. Opening Reception February 11, 2010 from 6 to 9 pm.

“Immersed in the national economic crisis, Jessica has turned her focus to those little things in life that cause her to spontaneously smile…enjoy and smile!”


Breakfast Spots in The Junction

Let’s face it, we all get a hankerin’ for breakfast (or brunch) on the weekends.  Where can you go get your breakfast on in The Junction?  Maybe you’d like tasty Brioche French Toast w/rum compote and vanilla ice cream from Spring Hill.  Or a Go-Go Frittata at Easy Street.  Get Huevos Rancheros (and a Bloody Mary) at West 5, some Eggs Benedict at Jak’s Grill, or a Denver Omelette at Be’s Restaurant.  There’s the infamous Chocolate Croissant from Bakery Nouveau, yum! Perhaps you want some coffee & bakery treats.

Whatever your flavor, we’ve got it all right here in Downtown West Seattle!


Healthy Heart Event Sunday February 7th at Pharmaca

Pharmaca invites everyone to the Healthy Heart Event, this Sunday, February 7th from 11am-3pm.

Enjoy Complimentary: Healthy-Heart

  • Free 15-minute health consultations with a licensed practitioner
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Product Samples
  • $10 off any purchase of $50 or more
  • $20 off any purchase of $100 or more

Valentine’s Day is for Coffee Lovers

Many of us have a love affair with coffee. Yes, it’s true, we can’t live without it!  It’s the first thing we think of when we wake up in the morning. How we long for that first sip of frothy goodness. How the aroma lingers in the air long after we polish off that tall americano. Sigh. These are the days of our lives…Thank goodness Hotwire Online Coffeehouse has created a menu of  Lovely Valentine’s Drinks for our coffee loving pleasure! So kick off that Valentine’s Day with a super delicious cup of Joe. 


TGIF at RockSport!

Did you know that Friday Nights at RockSport…

They serve a mouth-watering New York steak dinner with creamy mashed potatoes and sauteed veggies for only $10.99 from 4PM to 10PM?!!  Or that they have DJ Tony B, spinning dance hits from 10PM ’til close with no cover!  And that January 29th (tonight!) is Stoli Friday from 10PM to midnight, serving up all flavors Stoli $5-u-call-it!  TGIF!

What else do they have going on you say? RockSport Bar & Grill