July 2021

Where to Find the Perfect Post-hike Milkshake

Reward yourself with these tasty treats after a beautiful day on the trail

After hiking in the Alpine Lake Wilderness area, choose from among 30 milkshake flavors at 1950s-style diner Cascade Burgers or grab some deliciously greasy onion rings from the ’59er Diner.


Editor’s Note: Against Long Odds

Crystal Allenton survived domestic abuse and homelessness to earn two college degrees

Long before the pandemic, Crystal Allenton knew she needed to make some big decisions to change her life. Allenton now holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from WGU Washington and teaches high school English, but there was a time when she was a single mother of three young children after fleeing an abusive husband. Homelessness and hunger were…

Rob Smith

Tragedy Not Forgotten

Seattle artists reflect on the 20-year anniversary of 9/11

Having just returned from a kayaking vacation, Ingrid Lahti was already feeling a bit rubbery when she walked in the door of her home on Sept. 11, 2001. She learned of the attack on the Twin Towers from a voice mail left by her brother, a former firefighter. Like much of America, the Mercer Island artist spent…

Sean Meyers

Book Excerpt: The Lavender Capital of North America

Summer is lavender season in Sequim. Get to know the truth about this popular herb.

Photos Courtesy of Sasquatch Books

Intro by Rob Smith

Seattle Magazine Essentials: Wedding Rings, Canned Wine and Local Art

Check out a roundup of local hidden gems.

Photos are in order of stories.

Rob Smith

Why Seattle is the Place to be for Film

Carlos Fernandez and Drew Highlands are in the thick of the city's film scene

Season 2, Episode 4 of The Last Video Store on Earth, "The Customer Trap"

Rob Smith