August 2018

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11 Cruelty-Free Style Products You Can Find in Seattle Shops

A dynamic group of local retailers offer a range of vegan, eco-friendly products, with no knock to style or allure

This article appears in print in the August 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Decoding the label: Vegan: Made without animal ingredients.Cruelty-free: Not tested on animals.Nontoxic: No toxic chemicals in the product.PETA-Approved Vegan: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) stamp of approval means a product has passed the organization’s strict vegan guidelines. 1. Foldover mini bag….

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How to Hunt for Bigfoot in Washington State

Tips for your Sasquatch search

This article appears in print in the August 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. According to scientist Ranae Holland, host of the Animal Planet show Finding Bigfoot, Washington is the scene of more Sasquatch sightings than any other state. While the legendary creature’s existence has yet to be confirmed—Holland herself has yet to encounter one—what we do know…

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We’re Craving the Crêpes at This New Walk-Up Stand on Capitol Hill

A master pastry chef delights with a super simple French dish

This article appears in print in the August 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Editor’s Note: This location has closed. The greatest pitfall of a European adventure is the reentry to reality at home. So, days after I returned from gorging myself on the most flawless Parisian pastries, I found myself at Petite Galette, the walk-up crêpe stand…

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Greenwood Mexican Restaurant Luisa’s Stays Great by Keeping Traditions

At a family-run Mexican restaurant on Holman Road, time stands sweetly still

Neighborhood favorite Scott Sellers has preserved the original menu, and vibe, as much as possible for the 25 years he’s owned Luisa’s Mexican Grill

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We Rode a Battery-Powered Bike Share to the Top of Queen Anne

Lime E-bikes are everywhere in Seattle

Lime’s battery-powered bicycle

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3 New Spa Experiences in Seattle That Take Luxury to the Next Level

Check out these zen indulgences

When closed, the Infrared Pod at Penelope and the Beauty Bar wraps you in heat for a sauna-like experience

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Meet the Former Amazon Employee Who Left Her Job to Write About Her Journey to Sobriety

In her new book, former Amazon employee Kristi Coulter examines life without alcohol

Kristi Coulter left her job at Amazon to write full time. Now, her workplace is often Ravenna’s Third Place Books where she spends time writing

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King County and Seattle Public Library Systems Have a Netflix-Style Online Streaming Service (And It’s Free!)

New offerings from two local library systems go beyond books

This article appears in print in the August 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. The King County Library System is taking its encyclopedic book knowledge to the airwaves with King County Reads, its new TV program (King County TV Channel 22/322/722; streams at kcls.org). Hosted by University Book Store public relations guru Terry Tazioli (a former Seattle Times editor and…

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Go Treasure Hunting at the Increasingly Popular Sodo Flea Market

Dozens of vendors are setting up shop on the second and last Saturday of every month

This article appears in print in the August 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. More than 50 vendors, artisans and craftspeople—including D+K Renewal pictured above—from Seattle to Centralia set up shop on the second and last Saturday of the month at the increasingly popular Sodo Flea Market (2322 Utah Ave. S; 206.496.7005). From its well-curated selection of vendors,…

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At Belltown Jerk Shack, Seattle Chef Trey Lamont Is Making Caribbean Food His Way

The chef is looking to the islands for inspiration

The flavorful fried jerk chicken is big enough for two, but you won't want to miss sides of mac 'n' cheese and cornbread

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40 Best Water Adventures in the PNW

River floats, hot springs and perfect paddling a short drive away

This article is the cover story of the August 2018 issue. Find more from the story here. Click here to subscribe. By Danielle Centoni, Sarah Edwards, Gwendolyn Elliott, Austin Iverson, Hilary Meyerson and Roddy Scheer Sure, we’ve got beautiful mountains, but what makes our region truly special is the abundance of water all around us. Especially when the…

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Slow Lane: Float and Paddle Down the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon

Plus: Check out the kayaking at the Sunriver Marina on the Deschutes River

A group of friends enjoy a lazy float down the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. Below: The river is also popular with paddle boarders, including the four-legged variety

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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…

Photography by Alex Cayley.

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…