April 2020

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This New Candle Brand is Perfectly, Hilariously On-Trend

Cheeky new candle line Cancelled Plans is made for those who prefer staying in

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. The most relatable candle line on the market, Cancelled Plans (starting at $32) is the brainchild of Spencer and Kenzie Findlay, graphic designers who favor cozy evenings at home. The husband-and-wife team’s hand-poured container candles are cleverly named for themes that hit…

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Scott Shoemaker’s 8-Bit Diva Returns in ‘Ms. Pak-Man: Breakout!’

This new comedy-cabaret zooms through the arcade icon's checkered past with the penal system

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Unfortunately, due to evolving public health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Ms. Pak-Man: Breakout! has been cancelled.  Through 4/11. $25–$35. 7 p.m. Re-bar, downtown; rebarseattle.com  In terms of pop culture notoriety, Ms. Pak-Man is just as famous as any icon of stage…

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Get Well Soon

It’s always a good time to start building a better you. Here’s where to start.

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Get Well Soon cover story. Click here to subscribe. For all its trendiness, the modern wellness movement taps into an innate human desire for self-improvement—not that you aren’t perfect just the way you are. Whether you’re looking to make big changes to your diet…

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Popular Korean(ish) Restaurant Revel Celebrates 10 Years

The beloved culinary mainstay returns to Fremont in fancy new digs

Chicken in Korean barbecue sauce

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Updating a 112-year-old Montlake Home With a Bow to the Past

The inspiration behind the vision: the marble and unlacquered brass of architectural contemporary King Street Station

Homeowner Jennie Spohr splurged on this stunning Lacanche range and custom hood

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Simple Ways to Wellness

Here’s how you can exert minimal effort for maximum results—and in some unexpected ways

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Get Well Soon cover story. Click here to subscribe. Trying to fulfill all your obligations—personal, familial, occupational—can leave you drained, as you forget (or forgo) your own self-care and wellness. “The ‘wellness’ industry has made health feel intangible and, in some cases, out of…

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Cutting-Edge Seattle Skincare

The ingredients in these 11 essential new products are here to help you achieve a healthy, glowing complexion

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Get Well Soon cover story. Click here to subscribe. The innovative character of the Pacific Northwest means there’s no lack of effective skin care. From organic plant extracts to robust peptides, the cutting-edge ingredients in these 11 essential new products are here to help…

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Ebb & Company Brings Community Flavor to Ravenna

The wine bar-slash-gathering space offers private dinners, craft workshops and more

Stephanie Eburah’s dynamic Ravenna space serves small plates and creative concepts

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What’s New in Local Plant-Based Dining

Colorful menus and creative techniques elevate Seattle’s plant-based dining scene

Goldfinch Tavern wows with a coconut mousse dessert (left) and on their new plant-based menu; Art of the Table impresses with colorful beets (right)

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Fashionable Seattle: Seven Designers Wear their Own Creations

For spring 2020, we're spotlighting local designers whose work embodies the evolving aesthetics of Pacific Northwest style

From left: Jennifer Charkow, Gustave Apiti, Nin Truong

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Fifty Years of John Fluevog

The iconic shoe designer’s new book steps into his world of singularly stylish footwear

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. John Fluevog Shoes is known for alternative designs worn by the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. This year, the brand’s namesake founder is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the shoe business with a coffee table book titled Fluevog: 50…

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Washington’s Hot Sauce Game is on Fire

Check out five of our favorites

Forget ketchup, mustard, even soy sauce. Our desert-island condiment is hot sauce, and these five Washington- made varieties make any meal more flavorful

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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…