As a dependable source for door-delivered gourmet organic fare, Delicious Planet is an ideal choice for busy individuals who still want to eat organically and nutritiously. All deliverable entrees are packaged securely and environmentally soundly and are ready for freezing, heating, or storing forever in preparation for John Cusack–foretold apocalypses. Breakfast items such as the coconut brown-rice porridge ($3.99) steal morning meals back from psychedelic cereal spokesmen, and the vegan, gluten-free mondo chipotle black-bean burger ($10.95) entree delivers burger bliss without firing up the grill. With a host of sandwiches and wraps and plenty of cooked frozen fare, Delicious Planet brings professional meals with vital, flavorful, and healthy variety, while also providing a viable alternative to rowdy, raucous farmers' markets and their notoriously foulmouthed veggie vendors.
At Studio Cleer, the art of hair removal doesn’t stop at waxing and sugaring. The studio’s aestheticians also perform subtle maintenance on fuzz that grows on legs, backs, and chests, trimming and snipping hairs into a defined, natural-looking topography without leaving skin bare. For completely smooth, epilated skin, they first numb targeted areas with a topical cream or an icy hug from a snowman before whisking away unwanted bodily fleece with Cirepil wax or organic sugaring techniques. Aside from hair removal, the multitalented aestheticians can also take on other beauty projects, including formaldehyde-free eyelash extensions and customized facials that target clients’ specific skin conditions with extractions, hydration, and exfoliating microdermabrasion.
With more than fifteen years of design industry experience, owner Rick Baye has cultivated a captivating collection of fine silk, linen, mohair, and velvet fabrics. Designer Fabric stocks threads similar to those made by name brands including Robert Allen, Scalamandre, Donghia, and Brunschwig. Fabric runs from $6–$40 per yard, with higher prices for specialty selections. Peruse a bevy of small samples for modest-sized projects ($2+) or prep for marathon windsock-sewing sessions with several hundred yards of choice cotton threads. Importing elegant wares from France, England, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium, Designer Fabric also offers twice-yearly access to luxurious bed linens from Florence, Italy, including duvets, complete bed sets, and Egyptian-cotton Vespa covers.
Like a cake, Napolitano Day Spa Salon is made up of layers, each as tempting as the last. At first glance, the Spa Salon appears to be a boutique. In its orange-walled entrance room, wooden tables and racks showcase clothing, accessories, and beauty products to a soundtrack of modern music. As clients journey past one of the center's two burbling fountains, they enter the salon space, where a team of stylists customizes hair with fashionable cuts and flattering colors. Farther back still, past the bustling stylist stations, is a haven of peace embodied by private spa-treatment rooms, soothing music, and a relaxation room filled with complimentary tea and flattering whispers.
Awarded Seattle Met's Best Facial of 2008, the spa refines visages with nine options that harness Dermalogica and Jan Marini products. Each one comes with a personalized routine for home care, an herbal foot soak with lavender and rosemary, and their signature recipe of non-invasive clinical therapies. Meanwhile, French seaweed, algae, and personalized aromatherapy lend body wraps and massages a touch of nourishment and help clients to prepare for dates with handsome lake monsters.
At Ship Canal Grill, chefs give a nod to local cuisine with a menu largely composed of seafood from the Pacific Northwest. Though plates such as the salmon pesto and honey-walnut prawns dominate a good chunk of the menu, according to Thrillist(http://gr.pn/MKhCeh), turf-based dishes such as the Overboard lamb sliders with caramelized onions and aioli “pack a punch." The eclectic fare also encompasses petite pizzettas and Mediterranean dishes, which pair neatly with the creative cocktails or wines from a huge drink menu. But the eatery's decor inspires just as much intrigue as the edibles.
Bare light bulbs and rotund pipes hang overhead in homage to an industrial design, complemented by 20th-century construction-era photos from the Museum of History and Industry. An open loft looks out over the main dining area, aglow with candlelight and ringed with tan and periwinkle. At the lower-level bar, a bridge of wrought iron holds miniature vehicles over a marble countertop as light seeps in from tall windows.
In the loft, flat-screen TVs and one large projection screen broadcast games, and the billiards room hosts good-natured competition, as patrons unwind over a game of pool, darts, or dodge-darts. A steady string of events keeps other customers entertained: trivia on Tuesday, standup comedy on Wednesday, and live bands on Friday.
On the elbow tip of Eastlake Avenue and Fuhrman Avenue, Borsalino's Pizza and Pasta sits like a sleeping giant against the rushing waters of Portage Bay. The large, European-style cottage lures passersby with a whimsical turret and charming clay shingles and attracts mountain climbers with several long gabled roofs.
Upon entry, guests are greeted with the sensuous aromas of stuffed calzones, hot submarine sandwiches, slices of spiced gyro, and feta-laced pizzas stretched up to 18 inches. The chefs whip up whole-wheat and gluten-free options to accommodate dietary restrictions, and bartenders fill glasses with 10 draft beers and dozens of wines to help patrons water any plant seeds they accidentally swallowed.