Water World Wonder

Water World Wonder

Unique artistic collaboration invites water into stunning Lake Washington home

Swivel Interiors founder Kathleen Glossa lured five innovative local artists to a newly purchased vacation property perched on the northern edge of Lake Washington.

Photo by Andrew Giammarco

Preparing Middle and High School Students to Lead a Life of Learning | Sponsored

Preparing Middle and High School Students to Lead a Life of Learning | Sponsored

Students find their voice, passions, and potential at UPrep

At UPrep, a 6–12 private school in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood, extraordinary faculty and staff are devoted to each student’s potential. ​At a school founded by teachers to nurture true leaders, passionate educators who possess deep expertise in their disciplines work collaboratively and strive to provide the best educational experience for students. The average class size…

Most Influential, Arts: Shin Yu Pai

Most Influential, Arts: Shin Yu Pai

Poet, author, podcaster

Pai is an award-winning author, podcaster, and the city of Seattle’s 2023-24 Civic Poet. She has spent more than two decades in the literary field, penning 13 books…

Photo by Sung Park

NeuroVeda Health Treats Mind, Body, and Spirit | Sponsored

NeuroVeda Health Treats Mind, Body, and Spirit | Sponsored

Personalized medical programs to guide your health journey

At NeuroVeda Health, patient-centered care is the heart of our practice. We believe that you know your body best. Our experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, naturopaths, and massage therapists partner with you to discover the root causes of your symptoms. Our team utilizes an innovative approach to wellness that pairs deep investigation into your health profile…

Seattle's Most Influential People

Seattle’s Most Influential People

Making a significant difference in our community

Five women fighting Asian hate. The Medical Mythbuster. A woman in charge of revamping Seattle’s waterfront. The Civic Poet of Seattle.
They are just four of Seattle magazine’s Most Influential People of 2024. These extraordinary individuals sometimes (not always) toil in obscurity, but they’re fighting to improve their communities with whatever means available. They are truly heroes working to make our constantly changing city, state, and nation more livable, accessible, and equal.

Water World Wonder

Water World Wonder

Unique artistic collaboration invites water into stunning Lake Washington home

Swivel Interiors founder Kathleen Glossa lured five innovative local artists to a newly purchased vacation property perched on the northern edge of Lake Washington.

Photo by Andrew Giammarco

Hidden Pacific Northwest: Dim Sum and Then Some in Richmond, B.C.

Hidden Pacific Northwest: Dim Sum and Then Some in Richmond, B.C.

Beyond its international locale, Asian culture, and foodie fame, Richmond, B.C. is just plain charming 

Locals and frequent visitors know that Richmond’s allure extends far beyond its Hong Kongese dumplings. While tasting everything on The Dumpling Trail should always be part of the plan, a longer, more nuanced visit is needed…

Proliance Surgeons Expands in Downtown Seattle with Launch of Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics |Sponsored

Proliance Surgeons Expands in Downtown Seattle with Launch of Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics |Sponsored

Proliance launches ‘unique’ First Hill Orthopedics in downtown Seattle

Proliance Surgeons, a leading group of independent, physician-led care centers, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its latest care center, Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics, located in the heart of downtown Seattle. This new facility furthers Proliance Surgeons’ commitment to delivering excellent orthopedic care and personalized treatment to the residents of Washington state….

Valentine’s Day Roundup

Valentine’s Day Roundup

A few of our favorites for the big date night

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday, meaning many restaurants will get a mid-week bump to bolster the usually busier weekend day and night shifts. Some restaurants are extending special Valentine’s Day menus and other promotions through the weekend…

Toasting Sobriety

Toasting Sobriety

Cheeky & Dry, Seattle’s first non-alcoholic bottle shop, offers a full lineup of zero-proof beverages   

Head into almost any bar, restaurant, or purveyor of spirits, and you’ll notice a growing trend: the presence of non-alcoholic adult beverages…

A Slice Above the Rest

A Slice Above the Rest

With grace and grit, Niles Peacock has worked his way to the top of the pizza world

“This has to be a joke.” That’s the first thing that passed through Niles Peacock’s head as he stood reading the results of the 2022 International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas…

Photo by Steve Parent Photography

Don’t Double-Dip During Sunday’s Super Bowl

Don’t Double-Dip During Sunday’s Super Bowl

Washington state’s favorite snack food is…

Who doesn’t like a seven-layer dip?

Women Making History Month

Women Making History Month

Grace Yoo seeks to reshape the Washington Women’s Commission

“Ultimately, I see our agency positioning Washington to lead the way nationally on innovative, practical policy that improves the lives of everyday women,” Grace Yoo says. 

Must List: Feb. 29-March 6

Must List: Feb. 29-March 6

Meaningful cinema, student showcase, and a comedic whodunit

Be inspired by senior dance students at Cornish, or join Sloane Crosley and Ben Gibbard for a discussion on loss and grief. Celebrate 50 years of SIFF with memorable films, laugh until it hurts at ‘Something’s Afoot,’ or catch 24 bands on four stages at Freakout Weekender.

Captain America, Lando Calrissian, and Emerald City Comic Con 2024

Captain America, Lando Calrissian, and Emerald City Comic Con 2024

Four-day event kicks off Feb. 29 at Seattle Convention Center

Come meet Lando Calrissian this weekend. Stop by and see Captain Marvel, or Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings.

Most Influential, Arts: Jose Iñiguez

Most Influential, Arts: Jose Iñiguez

Educator, musician

Jose Iñiguez discovered the art of opera through a PBS special. As a teenager, he came across a program featuring a tenor singing an aria while watching TV with his dad…

Photo by Ashley Genevieve

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Seattle’s Guide to Black History Month

Seattle’s Guide to Black History Month

Celebrate Black culture, history, and community through February and beyond

Our Black community is a vital part of the city, contributing year-round. It’s on us to champion Black-owned businesses, and make the most of our Black Black Friday cards — this month and every month. They’re good for seven years.

Most Influential, Sports, Equity, Activism: Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe

Most Influential, Sports, Equity, Activism: Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe

Athletes, activists

Though Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird both retired last year, chances are you’ll hear from them more often than ever…

Photo by Beau Grealy / Trunk Archive

Seattle’s Best Fireside Bars 

Seattle’s Best Fireside Bars 

Sip your way through winter at the city’s coziest spots

Seattle is in the heart of its dark, damp, and gloomy stretch — a season that leaves you chilled from the inside out. With plummeting temperatures and near constant drizzle, it can feel challenging to work up the motivation to step outside.

Sweetgreen Opens First Seattle-Area Location

Sweetgreen Opens First Seattle-Area Location

Popular and fast-growing healthy food chain plans more Seattle outlets

The fast-growing Los Angeles-based chain will open its first Seattle-area location in The Village at Totem Lake in Kirkland. Another location on South Lake Union may open as soon as this spring, followed by a third on Capitol Hill.

Most Influential, Philanthropy: Melinda French Gates

Most Influential, Philanthropy: Melinda French Gates

Founder of Pivotal Ventures, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“The principles underlying my work at the foundation and Pivotal are the same. I believe in equity and opportunity. I’m focused especially on helping women run for and win public office because I want women to exercise power and influence in society, and elected officials are in a unique position to control resources, make decisions, and shape policies and perspectives. 2024 is going to be a critical year when it comes to whether our political system truly represents women or marginalizes them. Voters will get to decide.”

Ruby Beach Recognized as One of the World's Best  

Ruby Beach Recognized as One of the World’s Best  

Sparkling red and strewn with sea stacks, Washington's rugged shoreline stands out

Situated on the Olympic Peninsula, a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Seattle, Ruby Beach is known for its towering sea stacks sculpted by centuries of wind and waves, and its thriving tide pools.

You Better Belize It

You Better Belize It

Fly nonstop from Seattle and enjoy the jungle, the sea, and everything else the country has to offer

With its colonial past as British Honduras, Belize is the only English-speaking country in the region. But the blend of European, Central American, Mexican, Spanish, and Caribbean influences doesn’t even begin to describe Belize’s unique potpourri of cultures. The landscape is dotted with numerous Mayan temples, both ready to visit and still under excavation. The jungles teem with wildlife, including the elusive jaguar and the world’s first nature preserve dedicated to the well-being of that magnificent beast.

The Sights of Sayulita

The Sights of Sayulita

Where to shop, eat, and drink

The best dinner in town is making rounds to the street vendors for tamales and tacos (Gaby’s has the top fish tacos around), but if a sit-down situation is more your speed, then Barracuda or Mary’s offer excellent options from ceviche to shrimp tacos. For a morning boost, Anchor Café offers coffee (the vanilla coconut cold brew is delicious), toasts, smoothie bowls, and more.

The Shores of Sayulita

The Shores of Sayulita

Using Mexican design sensibilities, Seattle architect Robert Humble built a contemporary home and vacation rental

When architect Robert Humble and his wife, Nicole Johnson, first visited Sayulita, Mexico, in 2009, it was the kind of sleepy little town that adventurous travelers hope to stumble upon. Surfers, artists, and yoginis mingled with the local community, and everything moved at a slower pace so often prevalent in tropical climates.

How to Talk to Your Doc

How to Talk to Your Doc

Sharing what I learned from an unexpected diagnosis

When I was hit with a frightening diagnosis several years ago, the first thing I did in my doctor’s office was try to read the room…

The Youth Debt Crisis

The Youth Debt Crisis

How parents can help

As Gen Z seeks to gain stronger financial footing, parents or caregivers can help by understanding that Gen Z’s experiences are vastly different from their own…

Come Here Often?

Come Here Often?

The Seattle Book of Dates is a fun romp through the region

Eden Dawn and Ashod Simonian are married, but dating is very much on their minds…

What I’ve Learned from 50 First Dates

What I’ve Learned from 50 First Dates

Some lessons are obvious, but you'd be surprised

I’ve tried to think long and hard about what makes one date good and another terrible, or why I went out with one guy three times and another guy only once…

Anne Bremner: Life Inside The Law

Anne Bremner: Life Inside The Law

Attorney Anne Bremner looks back on her colorful courtroom career and her life in front of the camera

Catching Up With Michelle Li

Catching Up With Michelle Li

Michelle Li lives and works in St. Louis now, but the former KING-5 broadcaster will always consider Seattle a second home.

Bernie Griffin: Still in the Spotlight

Bernie Griffin: Still in the Spotlight

Longtime 5th Avenue Theatre Managing Director Bernie Griffin just retired, but she remains a staunch advocate for an arts community she helped create. In the latest episode of the Seattle magazine podcast, Griffin shares tales from her colorful career backstage, how live theater is inherently risky and why she always returned to Seattle after holding…

Donald Watts: A Son’s Passion

Donald Watts: A Son’s Passion

Growing up with an NBA star taught Donald Watts untold lessons. Donald is now a full-time caretaker for his father, Sonics legend Slick Watts, who suffered a devastating stroke two years ago. Donald recounts his childhood, the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that prevented him from playing in the NBA, and his commitment to youth and community….

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Proliance Surgeons Expands in Downtown Seattle with Launch of Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics |Sponsored

Proliance Surgeons Expands in Downtown Seattle with Launch of Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics |Sponsored

Proliance launches ‘unique’ First Hill Orthopedics in downtown Seattle

Proliance Surgeons, a leading group of independent, physician-led care centers, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its latest care center, Proliance Surgeons First Hill Orthopedics, located in the heart of downtown Seattle. This new facility furthers Proliance Surgeons’ commitment to delivering excellent orthopedic care and personalized treatment to the residents of Washington state….

NeuroVeda Health Treats Mind, Body, and Spirit | Sponsored

NeuroVeda Health Treats Mind, Body, and Spirit | Sponsored

Personalized medical programs to guide your health journey

At NeuroVeda Health, patient-centered care is the heart of our practice. We believe that you know your body best. Our experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, naturopaths, and massage therapists partner with you to discover the root causes of your symptoms. Our team utilizes an innovative approach to wellness that pairs deep investigation into your health profile…

Raising Funds, Making Friends | Sponsored

Raising Funds, Making Friends | Sponsored

Friends' Pier Party builds excitement around a stunning makeover in the heart of Seattle

Joy Shigaki spent countless hours as a child exploring Seattle’s beautiful city parks. She is now a leader in the innovative and ambitious effort to completely revitalize and transform the city’s waterfront. Shigaki is president and CEO of Friends of Waterfront Seattle, the nonprofit group helping fund, program, and steward the new 20-acre Waterfront Park….

Preparing Middle and High School Students to Lead a Life of Learning | Sponsored

Preparing Middle and High School Students to Lead a Life of Learning | Sponsored

Students find their voice, passions, and potential at UPrep

At UPrep, a 6–12 private school in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood, extraordinary faculty and staff are devoted to each student’s potential. ​At a school founded by teachers to nurture true leaders, passionate educators who possess deep expertise in their disciplines work collaboratively and strive to provide the best educational experience for students. The average class size…