February 2020


These Rain-activated Artworks Are Sprinkled Throughout Seattle

Next time it's raining, be sure to keep an eye out for these 'rainworks'

This article appears in print in the February 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. As it starts to rain, sunny lyrics appear on a Frelard sidewalk, while a herd of cats and dogs emerges on a patch of pavement in South Lake Union. These moisture-activated street illustrations, called “rainworks,” were created by local artist Peregrine Church using a special…


4 Seattle Businesses All About Dogs

These local companies love your dog as much as you do

This article appears in print in the February 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. In a city where dogs have outnumbered kids for the past 10 years, it’s no wonder canine-centered businesses are popping up all over to help you pamper your pooch. Whether you’re a food aficionado or a fashion-forward shopper, these businesses are here to help you…


Local Teens Reevaluate Seattle’s History Through a New Podcast

'This is most likely the diverse history of Seattle that [Seattleites] have not heard about before'

This article appears in print in the February 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Not all history is taught in schools, but thanks to a group of local students serving as youth advisers for Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), integral stories from our city’s complex past are now freely available for binge listening online. Each episode of…


Fashion-Forward Real Estate Agents Talk Personal Style and Success

Scott and Sean Bautista’s polished styles and successful careers in real estate prove that two heads are better than one

On Scott Bautista (left in first photo): suit: Suitsupply, Bellevue; pocket square: The Tie Bar; shoes: Thomas & Vine. On Sean Bautista (right in first photo): suit: Suitsupply; shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo, Bellevue; bracelet: Nordstrom, downtown


The Wintry Charms of Park City, Utah, Are Closer Than You Think

Ski season is in full swing this time of year, with slopes usually open until mid-April

SMALL-TOWN FEEL: Main Street's Western-style facades are lovely, with or without snow


Backstory: How Pioneer Square’s Purple Sidewalk Skylights Came to Be

The lights reveal a dark network of passageways where old Seattle once stood

This article appears in print in the February 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. After Seattleites carved Pioneer Square out of lush forestland alongside Elliott Bay, businesses in our city’s first neighborhood were constantly battling floods and sewage backup caused by the bay’s tides. When the Great Seattle Fire destroyed much of the area in 1889, city officials decided…


This Converted Airstream Takes Karaoke on the Go

Get ready to sing our heart out

SOUND UP: AirScream founders Kelli Bielema (left) and Vanessa Resler (right) warm up for the launch of their karaoke club on wheels


Food We Love: The Tastiest Duck in Seattle

This rock candy duck will satisfy both adventurous diners and predictable eaters

This article appears in print in the February 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. The menu at Greenwood Chinese restaurant Chef King has a little bit of something for everyone, from Sichuan dishes heavy on offal, pickled vegetables and spice to Americanized standbys like General Tso’s chicken. Both adventurous diners and predictable eaters can find joy in the rock…


Food for Thought: Chef Renee Erickson on Sustainable Seafood in Seattle

We asked one of the city's most renowned chefs how we can feel good about eating seafood right now

This article appears in print in the February 2020 issue, as part of the 100 Best Things To Eat Seafood Edition. Click here to subscribe. Chef and restaurateur Renee Erickson needs no introduction here. Her restaurants—the most renowned being The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins and Willmott’s Ghost—are beloved most for their preparations of seafood. But not just…


5 Seattle Seafood Stars You Should Know

These local chefs are spearheading the celebration of PNW seafood

SEAFOOD LOVERS: From left, Brian Miyamoto, Kayley Turkheimer, Mutsuko Soma, Chunghoon Jeong and Nick Novello inside East Anchor Seafood


The 100 Best Things to Eat in the Seattle Area Right Now: Seafood Edition

A seafood lover’s bucket list: The region’s 100 best dishes to eat now

Black cod curry at Rupee Bar


This Whidbey Island Studio Takes an Ancient Approach to Contemporary Design

Learn the art of water marbling at Coupeville's Marbley

This article appears in print in the February 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. When Ed Hodson discovered a vibrant aqueous art pattern inside some old books, he was instantly mesmerized. This art form, called water marbling, is a process that originated in 12th-century Japan as suminagashi, or “floating ink.” Hodson, a serial entrepreneur and restaurant consultant, was hooked…

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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…