Issue

January 2017

15 Ways to Warm Up Winter

From this Issue

Pot stores aren't all equal, but they're doing all right

Chocolate croissants hide Valrhona chocolate so bittersweet it’s a (welcome) surprise at first bite

Curling up with a good book in front of a fire isn’t the only way to get through Seattle’s long, dark winter. That works too, but we’ve found plenty of other ways to brighten your days

Find a new twist on American favorites in the heart of a developing pocket of Redmond

A Seattle-based skin care company brings beauty breakthroughs to your door

Sub Pop's Bruce Pavitt has a new app that puts anyone in the producer's seat

Fixings at Evergreen: fast and bright

Pile on the greens, ramp up the protein, even get your grain on at one of these exquisite havens where salads are the main event.

Of his subjects in The Migration Series, painter Jacob Lawrence “believed in these anonymous migrants,” says Patricia Junker, curator of American art at SAM

"Middle Fork”: John Grade’s masterpiece will look great from SAM’s lobby, but the third-floor view will be sensational

"Middle Fork”: John Grade’s masterpiece will look great from SAM’s lobby, but the third-floor view will be sensational

Boasting an array of Asian influences, this Smith Tower bar cocktail is as lovely as the 35th-floor views

Neighborhood councils may abhor her, but Seattle’s new neighborhood director Kathy Nyland is determined to make more voices heard as Seattle reshapes itself for the future

No, the new four-story structure in University Village isn’t another parking garage. It’s 60,000 square feet of the new design gallery from Restoration Hardware (RH), one of only eight such stores in the U.S.

Plan now for seasonal foraging, like a chanterelle mushroom hunt in the fall

For everything, there is a season—and a forager can make the most of each one with a little planning

"There Is Another Sky,” 2014, by Spencer Finch

Not all business, South Lake Union also boasts an outdoor gallery of 20 site-specific public artworks by some of Seattle’s leading artists; some loom large, others announce themselves more discreetly to the blue-badge-wearing workers venturing out for lunch or another meeting

Kim Karrick (left) teaches her “Giniology” class at Scratch Distillery in Edmonds. Botanical distillates allow you to customize your own gin

Create your dream gin in Edmonds at Scratch Distillery’s ‘Giniology’ class

WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2017 ISSUE

Regardless of where you stand politically, I think we can all agree that we’re about to witness one of the most seismic transitions of power in modern times when a new president is ushered in on the 21st of this month. 

Feeling up to a frigid dip in Lake Washington to start off the new year? Hundreds of locals bathe themselves blue in the yearly Polar Bear Plunge at noon on January 1 at Matthews Beach

The next four years will challenge Seattle, says Knute Berger. Are we up to the task?

The Age of Trump will test us; the citizens of Seattle will have to find outlets for their rage, but also find paths forward for self-improvement