January 2021

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Pike Place Perseverance

Despite the pandemic, Pike Place has a history of perseverance

This story is featured in the January issue of Seattle magazine. Subscribe here to access the print edition. The Pike Place Market weathered an exodus of farmers due to the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II and an attempt at demolition 50 years ago, so it should come as no surprise that…

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How to Have a Model Remodel

How to keep a fixer-upper from becoming a downer

First: Living Room After; Second: Living Room Before, Third: Kitchen After; Fourth: Kitchen Before

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Fernish lets you be Fickle about Furniture

If you lack couch commitment, you can rent instead

Fernish co-founders Lucas Dickey, left, and Michael Barlow

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Seattle Magazine Essentials: Pet Names, Pillows and Backyard Cabins

Check out our roundup of local hidden gems.

Move over Fido Pet names in Seattle reflect the year that was If you adopted a dog or cat last year, there’s a good chance you named it Milo. Milo is among the top five 2020 pet names in Seattle for both dogs and cats, according to Seattle-based dog walking and pet sitting company Rover’s…

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AIA Seattle Home of Distinction: Cozy and Comfy

Vacation home borrows from Scandinavian, European mountain designs

It is sometimes the role of the artist to jar clients from their comfort zone. It is not common for residential architects to be asked do the same. But that was the challenge presented to Syndicate Smith LLC, a residential and commercial architectural studio in Leavenworth. Seattle residents Paul Carpenter and Steve Bartz wanted a…

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How to Prepare for the Ultimate Staycation

Cooped up at home and afraid to travel? Use these tips to stay sane.

This story first appeared on Zillow.com. You don’t need to stay in a hotel and play tourist to have a proper vacation. Look no further than your own home for a staycation that dreams are made of. Make no mistake, an at-home staycation doesn’t just mean a lazy weekend on the couch. Turn your humble…

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Tips from the Home Comfort Experts

You’re stuck in your house. Here’s how to make it pop.

First, Karl Hackett; Second, Katie Largent

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Editor’s Note: Gym in a Jam

Like many small businesses, Fremont Health Club is struggling. But it will survive.

This story is featured in the January issue of Seattle magazine. Subscribe here to access the print edition. Like everyone else, Lillian Cawdrey has evolved during the pandemic and has done everything she could to survive. Cawdrey, co-owner of the popular Fremont Health Club along with her husband, learned the hard way that bleach rusted…

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Comfort Food Confessionals

Here’s what experts make at home

First, Trophy Cupcakes; Second, Salt & Staw; Third, Metropolitan Market

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The Pursuit of Nobility: Interview with Lenny Wilkens

One of Seattle’s greatest sports icons eyes return of NBA

On a recent edition of three-time Emmy-award winning sports TV talk show “Pardon The Interruption,” cohost Michael Wilbon heaped lavish praise on NBA legend and Seattle icon Lenny Wilkens in celebration of his 85th birthday.  Wilbon noted that he’s a “basketball Hall of Famer three times over” [as a player, coach and assistant coach of…

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New auditorium, better BMX track and a greener Seattle

Casket Case Bellevue company’s product featured in Taylor Swift video Social media absolutely lost it after a casket manufactured by Bellevue-based Titan Casket was featured in American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s recent “Anti-Hero” music video. Tweets and Instagram posts from Swift’s fans about the casket have generated tens of thousands of likes and retweets, resulting in…