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Leisure & Luxury

Seattle fine-dining destination Canlis named to exclusive culinary travel membership group

Acclaimed fine-dining establishment Canlis is among only a dozen restaurants across the country on a new, exclusive list aimed at high-end travelers who enjoy upscale dining experiences. The Seattle restaurant, led by executive chef Aisha Ibrahim, is part of Taste Club, a first-of-its-kind dining and global luxury travel club. Memberships provide access to dining experiences…

Five Things You Need to Eat in October

Five Things You Need to Eat in October

Cakes, cookies, carbs, Rice Krispies

The notable chill in the air compels us all to take better care of ourselves, to tuck into the comfortable and warm spots of our home, to indulge in the richness that our body craves this time of year. This month, we’ll have two new bakeries added to a growing list of incredible bakeries in…

The Numbers Guy

The Numbers Guy

Sean Clement backed into a career he didn’t know existed

Sean Clement was not looking for a profession when he began applying formulas to football. He just needed practice. A graduate of Bremerton High School, Clement was an officer in the Army in his mid-30s. He felt a little bit out of his depth among all these big math brains as he began a graduate…

Grappling With Graffiti

Grappling With Graffiti

Seattle seeks to create murals to combat vandalism

Tired of graffiti across our beautiful city? Help is here. The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture this week awarded $1.13 million to more than 75 artists and organizations to beautify neighborhoods and nurture the artistic aspirations of youth. One initiative, through the Downtown Seattle Mural Project, will create about 40 murals from Belltown south…

The Seattle Mag Interview: Sports Sage

The Seattle Mag Interview: Sports Sage

Bob Whitsitt’s book tells the tales of a colorful career as a force in the front office

“Trader Bob.” The name conjures memories of the ’90s-era Sonics when the NBA club captured the heart of Seattle. It’s reminiscent of the controversial “Jail Blazers,” a term coined by Portland sportswriters to describe late ’90s and early 2000s Trail Blazers teams that enjoyed on-court success while suffering off-court misadventures. Bob Whitsitt’s ability to make…

Tropical Punch

Tropical Punch

Seattle’s own Tommy Bahama brightens up your fall getaway

Clockwise from bottom left: Dip-Dye Travel Speaker, Terry Block Rocker Tote, Wedges Sunglasses by Maui Jim®, Lokelani Sunglasses by Maui Jim®, Sunrise Beach & Yachting Sunnies Beach Towel, Sunburst Clutch, Underwater Camera, Sunrise Beach & Yachting Sunnies Beach Towel, Raffia Packable Bucket Hat, Poolside Highball Tumbler, Viski® Travel Bar Tool Kit. For item details, go…

Art for All

Art for All

Cornish launches robust community school

Want to learn how to dance? Maybe welding is more your thing. Or drumming or playing the guitar. You can learn how to do all those things and much more through the Cornish+ program. The new community school within Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts offers 60 studio-based classes in music, art, design, dance, theater,…

UNLOCKING THE SECRET OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

UNLOCKING THE SECRET OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

AN INSIDE LOOK INTO THE WORLD OF COLLEGE CONSULTANTS

A high school student, meeting for the first time with a college admissions counselor, felt he’d messed up his chances at ever being accepted at a top university because of missteps in his early high school years. “Nobody will take me,” he said. Kathleen Griffin, president of Seattle’s American College Strategies, told him that colleges…

Tastes of Mexico

Tastes of Mexico

Special dinners at El Camino seek to educate and entertain

Illuminated beneath the glow of Fremont’s famous rocket, two dozen Seattleites gather at El Camino restaurant to enjoy a specially curated meal featuring authentic Mexican dishes paired with three pours of Wahaka Mezcal. The enclosed patio is strewn with colorful punched banners and paper lanterns. Light dances above tables set with flickering votives, bowls of…

Book Excerpt: A Fun Ride

Book Excerpt: A Fun Ride

Biking Uphill in the Rain explores Seattle’s robust bicycling culture

Despite Seattle’s infamous hills and seemingly constant drizzle, the city is known across the United States for its strong bicycling culture. Bicycling magazine, in fact, has named Seattle the best bike city in the country. A new book by Tom Fucoloro, the founder of the popular Seattle Bike Blog, takes a deep dive into the…

Arts: Picture Perfect

Arts: Picture Perfect

Robin Layton is nothing short of a Seattle treasure

Much like capturing the perfect moment on film, photographer Robin Layton’s life is a series of moments that are almost hard to believe. Some would call them coincidences, and others, instances of fate. Remember that iconic photo of a grinning Ken Griffey sliding across home plate (“The Smile at the Bottom of the Pile”) to…

What a (Pickleball) Racket

What a (Pickleball) Racket

Seattle pickleball fans, rejoice. New courts open.

I love pickleball. My mother-in-law plays five times a week. A work colleague has a court in his backyard. My neighbor even gave up tennis for the sport, which was founded in Washington state decades ago. Now, Seattle is serving up more options for the sport’s growing legion of fans. Two permanent, bright purple pickleball…

collapse of a conference

collapse of a conference

The Pac-12 has no one to blame but itself

The Pacific Coast Conference had a hell of a run for something conceived on a Thursday night in a Portland hotel. It has been more than 100 years since five schools came together on Dec. 2, 1915, at the Imperial Hotel, forming the conference that has won more NCAA team championships than any other collegiate…

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