Westside Stories: November 2018

There’s more than enough to explore on the Eastside, but you might consider crossing Lake Washington for these Seattle specialties.

Sky-High Views

The Sky View Observatory’s motto is, “Not just the highest … the best.” And when you experience the 360-degree views of the mountains and the Puget Sound from 900 feet above the ground for yourself, well, it’s hard to argue. The downtown Seattle Columbia Center space was renovated over the summer to include a direct-access elevator that carries guests 73 stories in just a little over a minute. Don’t just go for the views, though. Save room for the delicious new drinks and food. skyviewobservatory.com




Courtesy TEDx Seattle

The theme of this year’s TEDxSeattle on Nov. 17 is “Tall Order.” According to the event’s website, the conference will “identify and examine ideas that stretch goals, strive for the seemingly unattainable, and explore what happens when a goal proves to be ‘too tall.’” Included on the list of talented speakers are Dr. Chuck Murry, director of UW Medicine’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine; Sara Sanford, executive director of Gender Equity Now; Anastacia-Renee, Seattle Civic Poet; and Judy Twedt, climate researcher and scientist. tedxseattle.com




Courtesy Aerlume

Fire & Vine Hospitality is expanding yet again. The group behind the restaurants El Gaucho and The Lakehouse is launching a new restaurant near Pike Place Market. The new venture, called Aerlume, will feature fabulous views of the Puget Sound and a menu full of local, seasonal foods. Aerlume will be led by executive chef Maggie Trujillo and has an estimated opening date of later this year. aerlumeseattle.com


Time for Wine

patterson cellars


Patterson Cellars, a familiar brand on the Eastside, opened a tasting room across the bridges this summer. Sample the winery’s robust reds, crisp whites, refreshing sparkling wines, and more in the new SoDo space, located at 3861 First Ave. S. The location is Patterson Cellars’ fourth tasting room. Open Thursday through Sunday. pattersoncellars.com


A Visit to Santaland


Courtesy Macys Northwest Media Relations

If it’s hard to believe that winter is right around the corner, let Macy’s in downtown Seattle help put you in the mood for some holiday festivities. Starting Nov. 5, stop by to see the store’s magical Holiday Train Window Display. And on Nov. 23, the Macy’s Holiday Parade will coincide with the arrival of Santa Claus, who will be available in Santaland for visits through Christmas, and the 161-foot tree lighting in Westlake Park later that evening. visitmacysusa.com

is the digital coordinator at 425 magazine. Email her.
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