Taste Seattle’s Best At Arcade Lights 2017!

Round up the crew and head down to the market on Friday, March 24th for a fantastic, fun event that brings together a diverse selection of over 70 local vendors to delight you with tastes of their delectable products. And their vendor list is still growing!

Arcade Lights is a wonderful opportunity to sample and savor delicious drinks, foods and sweet treats, from a wide array of local, small-batch, and artisan vendors. It’s always a fun and festive event, where you can enjoy something local and tasty, try something new and have a blast, under the Arcade Lights!

Each year, Arcade Lights brings together local favorites and new comers to pedal their wears and get you hooked on their goodness, and this year looks to be no exception. Where else will you find Theo Chocolates, DiLaurenti Food & Wine, Hot Lips Soda, Copperworks Distilling, Morning Glory Chai, Woodinville Ciderworks, Diamond Knot Brewing and many more local loves all at the same place? Only in Seattle, and only at Arcade Lights.  Be sure to check out a full list of vendors and brace yourself for taste bud paradise!    

This year’s event is sponsored by Seattle Met, DRY Sparkling and DEI Creative and, as always, proceeds go to benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation which helps to maintain our market and keep the community thriving.

Grab your tickets before they’re gone, and get ready for fun under the Arcade Lights!

Arcade Lights at Pike Place Market, 7:00 pm, Friday, March 24th Tickets-

General Admission – $60
Tickets include tastes of as many of the hand-crafted savory and sweet bites as your heart desires – while supplies last – and include five tokens for tastes of beer, cider, non-alcoholic drinks such as root beer and sodas and wine. Tasting glass included. Additional tokens will be available for purchase.

Early Entry – $80
Limited Early Entry into Arcade Lights 30-minutes before the General Admission crowd! Includes 5 drink tokens, unlimited food, plus early entry at 6:30 pm.

VIP with Early Entry – $150
VIP guests have exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, which includes seating, music, and exclusive food and beverage tastings from elite vendors. VIP Guests receive 10 drink tokens and UNLIMITED food, and can enter the VIP Lounge at 6:00 pm to begin celebrating before entering the Main Arcade at 6:30PM with Early Entry. VIP guests can use the VIP Lounge at their luxury anytime throughout the night.

Arcade Lights is a 21 and over only event, so please plan accordingly.

For more information, visit the Pike Place Market website.

Mother’s Day is Right Around the Corner: We’ve got the Perfect Gift Ideas!

You can never repay your mother for your upbringing, but you can definitely shower her with gratitude and gifts to show your appreciation! Sunday May 12th is fast approaching, and if you’re like me and wait until the last minute every year, know that there is still time to get her something really great this year. Here is a list of possible gift ideas she’ll be happy to open.

Julep Nail Parlour – I’ve never met a mother who didn’t appreciate a good pedicure, and  the manicurists over at Julep sure know how to paper a gal.  Along with manis and pedis, they also offer an array of facials, and have gift sets available online and in store.

Frenchy’s Day Spa – This Parisian inspired day spa in Madison Park has all the frills, candor and fun you could ask for! They have all the services under the moon – I’d suggest the hot stone massage, and for the pregnant mom the Mellow Mama massage which includes safe and prenatal techniques to relax those lower back muscles that are carrying that little hump.

Madrona Hitchcock

Photo Courtesy of Hitchcock Madrona

Pike Place Market Flowers– You can’t get a bouquet that will look as beautiful and last as long as a custom bouquet from one of the vendors in Pike Place Market. It might be worth going down to the Market on Saturday to beat the crowd, and get a nice bundle before they’re picked over on Sunday.

Hitchcock Madrona – Does your mother love unique jewelry? How about loud scarves and hats? This Madrona boutique is the place to find uber chic unique pieces you won’t find anywhere else in Seattle. They rotate through artists, so you’ll be sure to come home with a one of a kind piece she’ll love, and if  aren’t sure what to get, the owner Erica is usually around to help you on your quest for the perfect gem.

Theo’s Chocolate –  Sweetest treats in Seattle, this delightful local chocolate shop is the first certified organic fair trade fair for life bean-to-chocolate factory in America. They have some of the most unique flavors like Coconut curry, chai latte, and cherry & chili! My advice if you’re not going for the collection of bars, get her the big daddy pack- a layer of graham cracker, vanilla infused caramel, and marshmallow covered in dark chocolate- YUM!

Madrona Farmers Market Opening Soon

Madrona Farmers MarketSeattle’s most famed farmers market is of course the Pike Place Market which Seattleites have frequented for over 100 years.  But there are also many local farmers markets that consistently served our neighborhoods for over 20 years now.  Fremont Market started in 1990 and several sister neighborhood markets have sprung up since.  And those are not the only neighborhood markets around – click this link to see more Seattle neighborhood markets.

Madrona Farmers Market tradition is not nearly as old as Pike Place Market or Fremont Market, nonetheless, nearby residents look forward to it opening from spring through summer.  Madrona Farmers Market opens Friday, May 20th and will take place every Friday through September from 3PM to 7 PM.  The market is located in the north parking lot of Grocery Outlet and will have everything from fresh produce, flowers, organic meat, to homemade pasta.  Please shop Madrona Farmers Market and support your local vendors.

Side Note:  Walking around the Madrona neighborhood, you might have notice signs for a farmers market stapled on telephone poles.  If you do not look closely you might mistake these as announcements for the opening of the Madrona Farmers Market.  They are actually for the new Othello Market which is an indoor, year-round market that is located in Rainier Valley south of Seward Park.  To learn more about Othello Market click the link.