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Plus: Big news on the 2021 mayoral race.
By Grace Madigan
Hey there, and welcome to Tuesday.
The holidays will be a bit different this year, and many of us will be celebrating without the people and traditions that usually mark the season.
The good news: Gift-giving is a tradition that can easily overcome the distance between us and our loved ones. And it’s a great way to support your favorite local markers and small businesses.
Evergrey Extra members keep scrolling for this week’s edition of I Spy...
— Grace and Caitlin at The Evergrey
Real quick before we get to that gift guide y’all are looking forward to. Two big things happened that you should probably know about.
Mayor Jenny Durkan announced she will not seek a second term. This means the 2021 mayoral race will be wide open. Durkan has faced criticism over how she handled the city’s police response to protests over the summer. Watch the video announcement here. (The Seattle Times)
The Sounders are headed to the MLS Cup. In last night’s match against Minnesota, the Sounders put up three goals in the second half to clinch their spot in the final against Columbus. (MLS) *Your editor will note that her computer died in the 90th minute and she did not see Svensson's goal in stoppage time — she only cursed once...or twice.
🎨 Illustration by: The Evergrey || Shirt from Cold Cube Press, coffee from Boon Boona, bag from Hood Famous, and cocktail kit from Aswad.
🏀 For the sports aficionados
📚 For those who need a reading-list refresh
🎨 For the artist/crafter
☕️ For the food lover
👕 For those looking for a wardrobe addition
🖼 For someone who needs to spruce up their space
✊ For the activist in your life
🍺 For out-of-town relatives (or someone who just really loves Seattle)
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🎊 Reflect on the year's pressing issues and major headlines with Seattle City Club (Online)
🎥 Explore the work of Black filmmakers in this free online class (Shoreline)
🔥 Join fellow women of color for a workshop on squashing imposter syndrome (Online)
🎭 Bring the theatre into your living room with Seattle Rep's "Twelfth Night" (Online)
🎄 Experience the Nutcracker in a new way with Evergreen City Ballet (Online)
Since it’s the season of giving, we want to look at the good things 2020 gave us. No doubt, it’s easy to find the bad things in this difficult year. But what were the good things that happened this year?
Maybe you took a cool trip pre-pandemic. Maybe you adopted a pet. Maybe you got really good at making sourdough bread. Maybe you made a virtual pen pal. Maybe you voted. Maybe you taught your Grandma how to use Zoom. Maybe you got into the habit of making your bed every morning. Maybe you saw a shooting star. Big things, little things, good habits, we want to hear about ‘em and share them here with our Evergrey community to end this year on a happier note.
So, what’s your good 2020 story? Hit reply to tell us and we might just feature your answer later this month. ✨
Thanks for reading to the end, and see you back here tomorrow.
— The Evergrey