The January 2014 Issue

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Heather Christo’s Easy Party Idea: Grilled Cheese and Soup Bar

For low-maintenance fun, try a do-it-yourself grilled cheese and soup bar with all the fixings

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Homes with Stunning Sunrooms

Smart Seattle homes capture the fleeting winter light with windowed sunrooms

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Breakfast Cocktails to Drink Now

Tasty morning libations with a kick

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Six Must-Try, Northwest-Style Eggs Benedicts

Twists on the eggy classic you’ll find only in the Northwest

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The Best Weekend Brunches and Breakfasts

Leisurely weekends were made for that late-morning meal that lasts all day. Here’s who does it best

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Make Georgetown Soup Spot Lect a Regular Stop for Lunch

!–paging_filter–pWith the start of a new year, many of us vow to better our lives. We resolve to act with more kindness, to live more mindfully, to take action to improve our communities. And, the real toughie: to eat well. Making a regular stop for lunch at LECT’s, the lunchbox-size house (look for the soup…

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A Dreamy Kitchen Re-Do in Mount Baker

A 1914 Mount Baker home gets a slick kitchen fit for this century

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Organization Meets Sleek Design in this Leschi Kitchen

A Leschi kitchen sets the bar for super-organized, streamlined design

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Why We’re Crazy for the Wallingford Seafood Spot, Westward

!–paging_filter–pOnly a few months old, Westward already feels lived in, like it’s been here forever. Outside on the gravel patio on the north shore of Lake Union, Adirondack chairs are set around ana href=”http://www.seattlemag.com/article/cozy-local-fire-pit-winter” target=”_blank” oyster-shell-faced fire pit/a, and the city stands proud and sparkly in the view south across the lake. Inside, the sporty…

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Where to Get a Great Weekday Breakfast

The best dishes to start every day of the week

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Color Us Happy: Farrow Ball Paint at Bellevue’s Table Top and Home

!–paging_filter–pAnyone who has admired a richly painted room in a design magazine has likely come across the name Farrow Ball. Established in Dorset, England, in 1946, this esteemed line of 132 high-quality and lushly pigmented paint colors is now available at Bellevue’s Table Top and Home, much to the delight of local décor addicts. “Farrow…

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Shannon Koszyk’s Debut Lighting Collaboration Brims with Drama

!–paging_filter–pGeorgetown-based Shannon Koszyk, best known for her eponymous line of religious iconographic jewelry beloved by rock stars and starlets alike (Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara are fans), is about to see (or make) her name in lights. This October, the jeweler debuted a lighting collaboration with Atlanta-based home…