Win a 4-NIGHT STAY in a One-bedroom Partial Ocean View Suite at Honua Kai Resort & Spa on Maui’s Ka’anapali North Beach. Includes compact car for 4 days, Ho’ola Spa massage, and daily breakfast for two at Duke’s Beach House.  

(VALUED OVER $ 3,200)


Views have become rare commodities in Seattle. They are desirable, expensive, hard to guarantee (what with all the new high-rise development), and they can add hundred of thousands—if not millions—to the price of a house or condo.

Olympians, we apologize for invading your downtown parking. But, an artisan-style food hall like 222 Market (Olympia, 222 Capitol Way N; is an exciting destination and one we food lovers think is worth the drive.

At press time, the 15,000-square-foot building was scheduled to open in September, showcasing artisan food and beverage producers from around the Pacific Northwest, including Broth Bar By Salt Fire & Time; small-batch gelateria Sofie’s Scoops; and the city’s first oyster bar.

The seasons are changing and fall is in the air. And with the slight drop in temperature, many (like me) are starting to think more about whiskey--fall is such a swell match with various whiskeys. Our local distillers and brewers must agree, because there are great new releases and announcements lately from them. Check the below for more info.

I’m a devoted follower of the Wandering Goose—one of the only places in town to get an honest-to-goodness slice of layer cake that doesn’t disappoint. I love the biscuits. I love the hand pies. And I particularly love chef/owner Heather Earnhardt’s Southern sides, like pimento mac ‘n’ cheese.


The Thompson Hotel’s new rooftop bar provides the perfect pairing: a Seattle twist on a classic with the best sky-high bar view in town