The Art Inventory

December 30, 2017

Barrel Thief Features Scotch On Sundays In January

Kirby Lindsay Laney

On Sundays, in January, The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar will be offering a can’t miss deal on all Scotch – 50% off!

As a way of welcoming 2018, The Barrel Thief will hold Scotch Sundays to allow sampling of more than 100 single malts.  The Scotch being offered includes a wide selection of rare, cask finished, and independently bottled Scotches.  The Scotch being offered are:

  • 12-year Aberlour
  • 10-year, Oak, Ardbog, Corryvreckan, Dark Cove, Kelpie, Uigeadail Ardbeg
  • 12-year Ardmore
  • 14-year, 21-year and American Oak Cask Auchentoshan
  • 9-year Balblair
  • 14-year Caribbean Cask and 17-year Double Wood Balvenie
  • 22-year Ben Nevis
  • 10-year Stronachie and 14-year Cask Strength Benrinnes
  • 10-year Benromach
  • 15-year Adela and 25-year Bladnoch
  • 23-year Black Art, Islay Barley, Octomore 7.3, and Port Charlotte Bruichladdich
  • 12-year and 20-year Bunnahabhain
  • 24-year Cameronbridge
  • 10-year, 19-year and Sassicaia Cask Caol Ila
  • 11-year and 17-year Clynelish
  • 9-year and 18-year Craigellachie
  • 9-year and 18-year Glen Elgin
  • 20-year Glen Grant
  • 11-year and 19-year Glen Moray
  • 14-year Glen Ord
  • 8-year and 40-year Glen Rothes
  • 15-year, Double Cask and Victoriana Glen Scotia
  • 10-year Glenburgie
  • 10-year Glencadam
  • 19-year Glendullan
  • 17-year Glenfarclas
  • 15-year Solera Reserve Glennfiddich
  • 12-year Glenkinchie
  • 15-year and 42-year Glenlivet
  • 12-year Quinta Ruban, 18-year and Signet Glenmorangie
  • 8-year, 12-year, 15-year, 18-year, 19-year, and Valkyrie Highland Park
  • 17-year Cask Strength and 21-year Imperial
  • 13-year and 24-year Cask Strength Inchgower
  • 14-year Isle of Arran
  • Loch Gorm, Machir Bay Cask Strength, Sanaig, and Sauternes Cask Kilchoman
  • 36-year Ladyburn
  • 6-year, 16-year, and 16-year Distillers Edition Lagavulin
  • 5-year, 10-year, Cairdeas, Lore, Quarter Cask, and Triple Wood Laphroaig
  • 9-year, 10-year, and 16-year Ledaig
  • 14-year Loch Lomond
  • 21-year Longmorn
  • 12-year and Edition No. 2 Macallan
  • 10-year Miltonduff
  • 22-year Mortlach
  • 14-year Oban
  • 21-year Old Pulteney
  • 14-year Royal Brackla
  • 10-year, 12-year Cask Strength, 15-year, 18-year, Hazelburn 9-year Barolo Cask, and Longrow Peated Springbank
  • 27-year St. Magdalene
  • 31-year Strathmill
  • Distiller’s Edition Talisker
  • 10-year and Batch Strength Tamdhu
  • 10-year Tobermory
  • 18-year Tomatin
  • 10-year Tullibardine

The long list of beverages available on Scotch Sundays contains many that may be unfamiliar, and The Barrel Thief hopes to offer access and awareness to everyone (21+) of these fine spirits.  Find out more by stopping by the elegant Barrel Thief on Sunday, January 7th, or any Sunday in January, to sample Scotch.


December 29, 2017

Start The New Year With A Relaxing & Restful Class In the Art of Ikebana

Kirby Lindsay Laney

On January 3rd & 4th, Hana Design will offer two of its regular classes in the beautiful, meditative art of Ikebana.  Start your new journey into 2018 with this restful but informative drop-in class, taught by experience instructor Charles Coughlan.

At NalandaWest, take an evening class (7:15p) on Wednesday, Jan 3rd, or a mid-day class (Noon) on Thursday, Jan 4th.  The classes are available as a series, or on a drop-in basis.  Materials are available for use, a $20 fee is requested, allowing even those unfamiliar with this floral sculpting art form to participate.

‘Take a rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful harvest.’ – Ovid

Please RSVP to attend the class of your choice, or to ask questions.  Call 206-789-4226 or e-mail to RSVP, and find out more about this new opportunity for the New Year!


December 28, 2017

Save The Date – Next Fremont Fireside Chat on January 20th

Kirby Lindsay Laney

On January 20th, at 2p, we will re-launch the Fremont Fireside Chat series for 2018, now at the Fremont Branch of the Seattle Public Library.  This is another opportunity to hear from Suzie Burke, one of Fremont’s most involved land owners, on the history of the industrial areas of our neighborhood.

This free, historical presentation is appropriate for all ages.

This free, historical presentation is appropriate for all ages.


Please consider attending this free discussion, and help spread the word about this educational and informative live presentation, hosted by Kirby Laney and


December 27, 2017

Compost Christmas Trees, Wreaths and Other Greens For Free In January

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Through January, Seattle Utilities will allow free disposal of clean Christmas trees, when set out with food & yard waste bins.

Through January, Seattle Utilities will allow free disposal of clean Christmas trees, when set out with food & yard waste bins.

As it does every year, Seattle Public Utilities will allow customers to compost their natural Christmas tree, wreaths and other greens for free curbside or dropped off at the North Transfer Station (or South,) through January 31st, 2018.

For those disposing of holiday greens at the curb, please place them next to the Food & Yard Waste Bin on collection day.  Please keep in mind to remove all decorations (lights, tinsel, metal hangers, ornaments, bows, etc.)  Flocked and plastic trees/wreaths will be charged as extra garbage.  Trees must be cut into lengths of 4-feet or shorter, bundled with sisal string or twine (no plastic.)  At apartments, one tree may be placed next to each Food & Yard Waste cart at no extra charge each collection day.

Before disposing of Christmas greens, remove all decorations and non-green bits.

Before disposing of Christmas greens, remove all decorations and non-green bits.

For those able to transport their trees and greens, to the Transfer Stations, holiday greens will be free for disposal until January 31st.  Trees must not exceed 8-feet in length, they must be free of decoration, and trunks should not exceed 4-inches in diameter.  Up to three trees will be accepted, for free, per vehicle.

Please also remember, next week all waste collections will be delayed one day, due to the Monday holiday.  Those with waste pick-up regularly held on Mondays, will have their collection on Tuesday, January 2nd, and those with regular Friday pick-up, will have their trash collected on Saturday, January 6th.

Find out more about Seattle Public Utilities, and its programs, on the website.


December 19, 2017

Consider Checking Out A New Eatery For The New Year

Kirby Lindsay Laney

Get great BBQ on Leary Way, at Two Shoes BBQ!


Find a new place to eat, or get take-out.  Find out more by stopping by, or call 206-693-3962


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