Health, Beauty & Fitness

Q&A: Kyla Coleman, Winner of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and Washington State Native

Q&A: Kyla Coleman, Winner of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and Washington State Native

She’s no poser

Olympia native Kyla Coleman took home the crown title of America’s Next Top Model on cycle 24 of the hit reality television show hosted by Tyra Banks.  While Coleman is not the first winner of the show to hail from the Evergreen State (cycle 23’s winner, India Gants, is from Seattle), her nonchalant yet confident demeanor combined with her insatiable passion for…

Riding Horses in the Pacific Northwest Gives One Family Hope

Riding Horses in the Pacific Northwest Gives One Family Hope

Granting wishes can provide families of children with critical illnesses much-needed restoration.

Three-year-old Carmel wishes to ride horses in the mountains; Image courtesy of Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

Seattle Spring Fashion: Gray Is Giving Way to Season of Color

Seattle Spring Fashion: Gray Is Giving Way to Season of Color

Step inside the newly renovated Hotel Theodore for our spring fashion photo shoot

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Styling by Darcy Camden | Photographs by Hayley Young | Photographed at Hotel Theodore The season’s runways boasted sophisticated minimalism coupled with the new neutrals: blush tones, golden browns and a spectrum of blues, to name a few. We mixed and matched these staple hues, adding texture…

Handbag Designer Kacy Yom's Debut Collection Demonstrates the Art of PNW Luxury

Handbag Designer Kacy Yom’s Debut Collection Demonstrates the Art of PNW Luxury

The designer is turning heads with the launch of her Seattle-designed, Italian-made leather pieces

Is there a more sought-after accessory than the perfect handbag? Probably not. As with many wardrobe staples, the search for a bag that fits your daily essentials (just how big can an iPhone get?), while still looking stylish, can take a while. Enter Kacy Yom, the tech worker-turned-boutique owner-turned-handbag designer who just introduced her debut…

High Fashion: Five Must-Have Cannabis Products to Elevate Your Green Style Game

High Fashion: Five Must-Have Cannabis Products to Elevate Your Green Style Game

These PNW-made designs are giving cannabis accessories a makeover

A burgeoning group of Northwest-based companies are giving the formally taboo topic of marijuana a makeover. Interior designer-turned-fashion maven April Pride of Van der Pop recently debuted a collection of stylish Italian leather stash bags thoughtfully lined with a waterproof zipper to conceal odors. Pride and others like her are infusing their cannabis-forward offerings with a focus on design that, in some ways, has made the green industry more approachable. And then, of course, there is the beauty industry’s latest “it ingredient,” CBD, a cannabis-based compound that is shown to…

Should You Become a Life Coach?

Should You Become a Life Coach?

Five frequently asked questions, plus how to get certified in Washington.

Sponsored by Rich Cavaness and The Certified Coaches Federation The primary criteria for anyone to be qualified as a life coach isn’t a course as much as it’s the lessons they’ve learned from their journey, including victories and losses, frustrations and all the events that have given them the ability to offer perspective. Becoming a…

A Seattle Spa Now Offers Grooming for 'Urban Lumberjacks'

A Seattle Spa Now Offers Grooming for ‘Urban Lumberjacks’

“This city has the men with the best beards.”

This article appears in print in the February 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Elana Bruinsma cut her teeth as an aesthetician at an Aveda salon and spa in her native Colorado and, most recently, for five years at Seattle’s The Wax Bar before opening her own digs, Elana at Tangerine Spa Studio (Wallingford, 4421 Wallingford Ave….

Nordstrom Launches Céline Pop-Up at Flagship Store in Downtown Seattle

Nordstrom Launches Céline Pop-Up at Flagship Store in Downtown Seattle

It will feature four exclusive designs, and you can see them all here.

Celine + Nordstrom pop-up shop; handbags and small leather goods

Valentine's Day Date Night Style Tips From Six Seattle Bloggers

Valentine’s Day Date Night Style Tips From Six Seattle Bloggers

Their suggestions are double tap guaranteed.

In city where a new restaurant seemingly opens every week, it’s not hard to find a great spot for date night in Seattle. The other part of the equation, deciding what to wear for the occasion, might elude some of the most well-intentioned Seattleites who might cringe at the idea of trading rain boots for…

How to Beat the Winter Blues: Tips From Seattle's Weather Experts

How to Beat the Winter Blues: Tips From Seattle’s Weather Experts

Meteorologists Morgan Palmer, Walter Kelley and Steve Pool weigh in with tips to stave off SAD.

GET OUT: Our experts’ most recommended tip to beat the winter blues? Enjoying the outdoors.

How Granting Wishes Can Help Children with Critical Illnesses Heal

How Granting Wishes Can Help Children with Critical Illnesses Heal

Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits for seriously-ill children.

Sponsored by Make-A-Wish® Some might call Erika Jackman a superwoman. By profession, she’s a pilot traveling the world, but she’s also a loving and dedicated wife, mother of three young daughters, and a wish-granting volunteer. How does she do it all? “People would be really surprised by the wish-granting process, the flexibility and how easy it is…

This Hot New Food and Health Trend is Raising Eyebrows

This Hot New Food and Health Trend is Raising Eyebrows

Charcoal is trending: in food, drinks, cosmetics and more.

From left to right: Juicebox’s cold-pressed charcoal ginger juice, Frankie & Jo’s salted caramel ash ice cream and Herbivore’s bamboo charcoal cleansing bar soap.

This New High-End Nail Salon Looks More Like a Fancy Cocktail Bar

This New High-End Nail Salon Looks More Like a Fancy Cocktail Bar

Nail Bar's new flagship boutique is a glammy indulgence.

Butter London’s new 537-square-foot South Lake Union flagship, designed by Seattle-based Leah Steen

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