Neighborhood Beat: Madrona - Update

I wrote about the Madrona neighborhood back in September of


and gushed about the funky charm of its little commercial area.  Since then, there have been some changes and updates - and other news I just want to share!   

A welcome newcomer to 34th Street is


, Kate Sehulster's stylish little gem! 


carries a mix of vintage and new furniture and accessories, books, fabric, rugs, garden accessories, found objects - a little bit of everything you need for a chic nest!  Look for a very interesting new store opening next to


in the near future.

Last fall, I wrote about


restaurant.  Recently, I've had a chance to eat there several times and, I must say, the food is -


Featuring updated Parisian bistro fare:  steak/frites, French wines and cremant by the glass and an incredibly inventive chef (green apple prawn cocktail, pureed cucumber gazpacho with coriander cream, tempura fiddlehead ferns) - it's all thrillingly delicious!

In personnel news, our friend, Jef Fike (owner of the bygone  - and justly lamented - Cassis Bistro on Capital Hill) is now the catering director at another fave Madrona eatery,

St Cloud's

.  We have never had anything short of a stellar meal there.  And their catering menu is enormous - can't wait to partner with Jef on an event!

Sadly, another Madrona business I mentioned fondly in September, has departed Madrona.  I'm very sorry to see Decor on 34th go.... 

Make an excursion to this charming neighborhood by the lake for unique shopping and fabulous food!

Posted on June 16, 2011 .