March 2018

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Eat Your Weeds: Forage For Dandelions and Make Some Heavenly Jelly

Look no farther than your backyard for some tasty dandelion blossoms

This article appears in print in the March 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. When a curious would-be forager asks me for suggestions about where to look for wild foods, I usually say, “Right out the back door.” Or the front door. Just step outside your home and you’ll likely see some weeds. Weeds get a bad…

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Try Hummus Every Which Way at Capitol Hill’s Aviv Hummus Bar

Seattle finally learns what Israel has known all along: Hummus is awesome

Aviv is best experienced by trying a few bites of every dish on the short menu

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This Pinterest-Worthy Pop-Up Barn Is Perfect For Parties

Next time you’re throwing a party, try a barn raising

This article appears in print in the March 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Coming soon to a field near you, Kelsey Von Stubbe’s new Tentwood barn is the stuff of DIY dreams. The rustic-chic pop-up structure can be set up by the Tentwood crew in less than one day to create the perfect party venue in…

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Less Is More: For Creative Powerhouse Ava J. Holmes, Conservation Is Her Fashion Passion

The cofounder of Fashion for Conservation combines her love of fashion and the outdoors

This article appears in print in the March 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Country Meets CityA love of the outdoors and couture may seem like a contradiction, but not for Ava J. Holmes, who spent her childhood alternating between upstate New York at her father’s wilderness survival school and in Manhattan with her filmmaker/musician mother. In…

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AIA Home of Distinction: A Seattle Architect Takes On the Tiny-Home Challenge

In a Seattle tiny house village, two shelters work together to offer more than just a place to call home

The two-unit Parabay Home, located in Nickelsville Georgetown, is designed for a family with kids in one unit and adults in the other; facing glass windows keep everyone in view of each other. The space between the units creates a semi-private “yard."

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3 Questions With A Scandinavian Furniture Purveyor on Seattle’s Hygge Moment

The Skaaning brothers know their way around hygge

The Imola chair from BoConcept makes for a a cozy reading corner

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Brighten Up Your Home With These Simple Northwest Candlestick Holders

Notary Ceramics candleholders at Flora and Henri add a hint of hygge to the home

This article appears in print in the March 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. As you look forward to more daylight hours this season, let these elegant, handmade candlestick holders in bone white ($32–$40), by Portland-based Notary Ceramics, add further warmth to your home. Find them at Flora and Henri (Pioneer Square, 401 First Ave. S; 206.749.9698),…

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A Seattle Woodworker Is Turning Bathtubs Into Works of Art

Award-winning Seattle design studio NK Woodworking crafts one-of-a-kind bathtubs from domestic and exotic hardwoods, finished with a durable marine varnish.

Prices for the Lotus model pictured here start at $30,000

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This Wonderfully Balanced Cocktail Is Worth a Trip to Tacoma

The Bamboo cocktail at newly opened en Rama in Tacoma is best sipped slowly

En Rama (in Tacoma) bartender Chris Keil’s love of sherry shows up in this balanced, playful drink that’s best to sip slowly

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Why Seattle Is One of the Most Rat-Infested Cities in America

Our city’s hyper construction is causing more than traffic issues. Experts believe it’s one reason our city is ranking high as a rodent-infested town, and getting rid of the pests is anything but easy

One longer term solution to the rat problems is to target their reproductive systems, a novel approach to controlling a species so prolific one pair can produce 15,000 progeny a year.

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Which Seattle Neighborhoods Are Seeing the Biggest Changes in Home Values?

Zillow gives us the future forecast on where Seattle's neighborhoods are heading

This article appears in print in the March 2018 issue, as part of the “Best of the Burbs” cover story. Click here for the rest of the story. We’d all like to know where the hot home deals are today—in other words, where we can buy today and have some assurance that our home value will grow….

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14 Seattle Neighborhoods, From Most Affordable to Million-Dollar Homes

Despite those prices, you still want to settle in Seattle?

Nothing beats Seattle on a beautiful day, but high housing prices and low inventory mean its harder and harder for people to afford living here

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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…

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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…