July 2018

This Modern Outdoor Table Also Stores Your Drinks

A modern outdoor table gets its signature finish from an ancient element

This article appears in print in the July 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Susan Mills, owner of Susan Mills Showroom (Seattle Design Center, SoDo, 5701 Sixth Ave. S, Suite 200; 206.682.6388 ), believes outdoor furniture to be as important as what you find indoors, and options beyond the standard teak and powder-coated stainless steel to be as…

Chelsea Lin

Learn How to Taste Coffee Like an Expert

Want to really know coffee? Then you’ll need to do a cupping

This article appears in print in the July 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Living in Seattle comes with a few stereotypical expectations, and knowing more about coffee than the average person is one of them. There’s no better way to boost your coffee cred than at a “cupping,” a coffee tasting experience equivalent to wine tasting.  In…

Chelsea Lin

Meet the Vashon Island Artist Keeping Lettering Alive

Suzanne Moore is among nearly 30 artists participating in the Seattletters International Calligraphy Conference in Bellingham this month

Suzanne Moore at work in her studio on Vashon Island

Danielle Hayden

Seattle Distillers Make a Spirited Case for Barrel-Aged Gin

Plus: Five Washington gins to try

BARREL RACES: Captive Spirits founders Holly Robinson and Ben Capdevielle produce Big Gin aged in old bourbon barrels

AJ Rathbun

Get the Scoop on Seattle’s Newest Ice Cream Shops

Five new ice cream shops to try this summer

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM: Clockwise from top left: Full Tilt's Blue Moon; Sweet Lo's lemon bar; Cloud Nine Creamery's Cookie Monster; Salt & Straw's matcha green tea; Frankie & Jo's chocolate date

Chelsea Lin

Underneath Amazon’s Shadow, Local Retail Is Reinventing Itself in Seattle

Retailers throughout the city are getting creative in their fight for survival—and many are thriving

GETTING EXPERIENCE: The new SoDo Starbucks Reserve store is tapping into a consumer demand for experiences, sometimes called “retail-tainment”

Jen Swanson