It has officially been a year since I started this blog. Village Mews began as a way for me to educate myself on Northwest art and design as well as share what I uncovered. The year of research and posts has led me to connect with new Northwest friends that I will surely be inspired by for years to come.
I will continue to post to my professional blog here, my meal blog (until the end of the year) here, as well as continue to be a co-organizer over at JOIN: Design Seattle.
Is there anything better than good food, music and art? Not in my book. That is why I am so in love with the concept of The New Guard here in Seattle. Curated by Whitney Ricketts, Damien Jurado, Sarah Jurado and Joey Veltkamp, The New Guard brings together an up-and-coming artist, musician and chef with a group of diners for a meal that celebrates "the arrival of a new legion of creators."
I haven't attended one of these events yet, but it is definitely on my to-do list for the new year. The next dinner on October 29th will bring together Eliot Guthrie, Kate Tucker and Gala Bent.
The above photo by Sarah Jurado is from The New Guard website. See more pics from the first dinner here. Sign up on their mailing list here for invites to future events. Hope to see you there!
Had the pleasure of participating in an AMAZING collaboration, Eat My Story, organized by Brite Collective and Tricia Martin a couple weeks ago here in Seattle. Participants were asked to write a short story then select a few ingredients that related to that story. We all met at Via Tribunali in Georgetown with our ingredients and then spent the afternoon combining them into custom pizzas, sharing stories and drinking Montepulciano.
Trica Martin is an eating designer based in Portland, OR. She recently started Food Loyal, a business that links eating design to catered events. Read more about her work from my previous post here or on her blog, Eating Is Art.
The first five photos are from Tricia Martin's blog here. The rest are mine.
Played hooky a couple weeks ago to help with the harvest at Bainbridge Island Vineyards & Winery. Above are the Pinot Noir grapes that were picked. While we were there we also got to check out the pumpkins and other squash at Suyematsu Farms glowing in the morning sun.