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….

Hilary Meyerson

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…

Andrew Hoge and Chelsea Lin

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

Andrew Hoge and Chelsea Lin

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…

Emma Franke

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

Steve Scher

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…

Andrew Hoge, Hayley Young & Darcy Camden