April 2019


Celebrate Mother Earth With Local and Sustainable Outdoor Gear

What better way to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, than spending some time in nature? And what better way to enjoy the day than with gear made from sustainable or recycled materials that is also stylish, functional and ideal for battling spring’s elements

This article appears in print in the April 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. 1. Barkley Sound Box DuffleThese Madison Valley-made duffel bags ($150) give new life to old sails. Each is unique (we love the ones that incorporate the sail numbers) and durable, too—if they’ve survived Pacific Northwest winds at sea, they can handle an overnighter….


The Best Beauty Products in Seattle

Local beauty companies are creating luxurious—and, most importantly, effective—products. Here’s the crème de la crème for getting the most out of your skin, hair and nails

This article appears in print in the April 2019 issue, as part of the Local Beauty Secrets cover story. Click here to subscribe. Rose Sea Polish by French Girl A soak in the tub is made all the better with this South Park–based company’s intoxicating body polish ($40), which combines shea butter, mango butter and coconut oil for hydration, and…


The Best Beauty Services in Seattle

Before you spend another moment plucking, painting or primping, read up on our favorite salons for this season’s essential beauty treatments

SEEING COLOR: Bang’s stylists are masters of non-traditional hair color


A Local Artist and Writer Uses Found Flora for These Fantastic Facsimiles

A Ravenna resident and Instagram star’s new children’s book shows a brilliance with blooms

This article appears in print in the April 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Bridget Beth Collins, or @flora.forager as she is known to her 213,000 Instagram followers, is the creative talent behind Flora Forager ABC (Sasquatch Books, $14.99), her first children’s book (for ages 2–5 years). On its pages are animals and other creatures that she…


Houses of Worship and Small Businessses Help Knit Wedgwood Together in Seattle

The eighth installment in the Neighborhood Walk series

FAITHFUL: Wedgwood Presbyterian Church is the oldest congregation on a 30-block stretch of 35th Avenue that boasts six houses of worship; they’re among the numerous gathering spots in the neighborhood


A Day at MOHAI: Seattle’s Fashion Through the Ages Shows Innovation

While the identity of our fair city has changed over the centuries—whether influenced by the gold rush or the current tech boom—Seattleites, in their own way, have always dressed the part

This article appears in print in the April 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. The state of style in the Northwest is continuously changing, and today, there is simply more of it. Seen here set against looks from the Museum of History & Industry’s upcoming fashion retrospective Seattle Style: Fashion/Function, this spring’s go-to trends, including warm, saturated…


Edouardo Jordan’s Newest Restaurant Brings Grains Into the Spotlight

Edouardo Jordan’s new spot is a casual bar with stellar bowls

DINNER FOR ONE: Both bowls and cocktails look to heirloom grains for inspiration and ingredients


Meet the Local Instagram Star Showcasing Seattle With Collage

A local photographer showcases the city with a creative craft

COLLAGE PRO: Instagram sensation Rudy Willingham takes a whimsical look at Seattle landmarks


Edmonds Wows With Dining, Recreation and a Thriving New Creative District

Washington's first Certified Creative District is closer than you think

GETTING CREATIVE: This mural by Jake Wagoner is one of many in downtown Edmonds


Is It Art? Is It a Book? Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Says Yes to Both in Its New Exhibit

Celebrate art made from books at 'Open Sesame! The Magic of Artist's Books Revealed'

IN THE FOLD: A detail from Nebraska artist Karen Kunc’s 2016 accordion-style handmade paper book, LandEscape, part of the exhibit at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art


Q&A: Seattle Top Doctor Heather Brandling-Bennett Wants to Dispel Myths on Skin Disease

One of Seattle's top doctors shares insight on the far-reaching impact of pediatric skin conditions

CLEARING THINGS UP: Skin conditions can affect a child’s mental health as well as their physical health, says Dr. Heather A. Brandling-Bennett


Meet the Seattle Top Doctor Working to Understand Opioid Addiction and Treatment

One of Seattle's top doctors shares insight on the ways treatment of addiction has changed over the years

ADDICTION HELP: Getting addiction treatment integrated into the medical system is a goal of psychiatrist and addiction specialist Dr. Richard Ries

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The Art of Weathering Winter: What “Self-Care” Really Is (and Isn’t)

How to cultivate more community, according to author Angela Garbes & State Representative Darya Farivar

The term “self-care” has become so overused that its meaning can be bent to almost any purpose. Is it indulging in a cocktail or abstaining from booze? Is it splurging on a skincare product or making peace with fine lines? Some have begun to use the term “community care” to refer to a commitment toward…

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Deep Focus

Tom Skerritt remains more committed than ever to the creative economy in the Northwest

Tom Skerritt is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   Fans were understandably disappointed to learn that Tom Skerritt wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf in “Top Gun 2.” “You can’t beat Tom Skerritt with a gun,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Skerritt has said that…