November 2018


New Capitol Hill Spot Takes Szechuan Cuisine to the Next Level

For tongue-tingling Szechuan, head to this new Capitol Hill eatery

FLAVOR SENSATION: Don’t miss Plenty of Clouds’ dried beef salad with pea shoots and crunchy fava beans—a lesson in taste and texture contrast


Stylish Boots for the Rainy Season

These boots are functional and fashionable

This article appears in print in the November 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. It’s the time of year when overcast skies and brisk winds force otherwise well-heeled women to trade in their sandals and stilettos for more practical—and waterproof—footwear. This season’s rain boots come with a welcome pop of color, bringing a little sunshine to your otherwise…


Pre Fab Home Plans Make Building Your Dream Home Easier

Building a home? These predesigned plans could save you money and heartache

SIMPLE LIVING: Perch’s pre-designed architectural plans, like the ones below, were used to build this Bainbridge home


The Chef in the Hat’s Latest Project? Perfume

The Chef in the Hat adds the role of perfumer to his résumé

This article appears in print in the November 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. You might expect to find an award-winning chef experimenting with new ingredients, but Thierry Rautureau, chef and owner of Loulay and Luc, is applying his skills to a new medium: custom fragrances. In July, he launched his new line, Chef in the Hat (the…


Ethan Stowell Continues to Build his Restaurant Empire with These Two New Spots

Ethan Stowell adds two new—and very different—restaurants to his domain

An assortment of tacos makes the perfect accompaniment to Super Bueno’s refreshing margaritas


This Seattle Bathroom Remodel Takes an Old-School Approach

A Queen Anne fashion writer mixes patterns to create a bathroom imbued with old Hollywood glamour

WASHING UP: Owner Lisa Cole originally thought these heavy slate-colored, mirrored medicine cabinets would be too big for the small space, but they provide weight and simplicity; lower cabinets were custom made by Hewitt Cabinets


This Anacortes Nonprofit Makes Custom Prosthetics From Ocean Plastic

An Anacortes couple designs prosthetics from ocean plastic using a 3-D printer

COOL DIGITS: Million Waves Project recipient Abbey shows off her new hand, specifically made for her in custom colors

Abstract blurred background of traffic jam on heavy rain

The Art of Driving in the Seattle Rain

As the soggy season returns, a few tips on how to safely navigate the city’s roadways

SPLISH SPLASH: With a yearly average of 152 days of rain, it’s important to know the rules of the road when things get wet


Road Trip: Heading to the Apple Cup? Explore Pullman’s On- and Off-Campus Treasures

There’s more than football to this college town

SIMPLE PLEASURES: The Cordova Theatre is part of the self-guided historic walking tour


Furniture Chain Blu Dot Finds a Home in Seattle

The store bears the hallmark of a 60-foot custom collage installation, designed by Blu Dot’s visual team for the Seattle location

JUST LIKE HOME: Blu Dot’s Capitol Hill showroom boasts original, modern pieces from bedroom sets to storage solutions, plus a custom collage


Forage for These Underrated Mushrooms on Your Next Hiking Trip

Got milk caps? Seek out these underappreciated wild mushrooms

Milk caps are identified by their orange color and well-defined gills


Henry Art Gallery’s New Senior Curator on the Role of Art in Challenging Times

Her first installation, Edgar Arceneaux’s "Library of Black Lies," explores "how history is constructed—for and by whom—and the multiplicity of 'truth'”

This article appears in print in the November 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Shamim Momin arrives at a time when many artists, arts administrators and museums are feeling a new sense of urgency in the face of the country’s political and cultural divide. Now more than ever, she says, an arts organization’s role is to directly ask…

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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…

Photography by Alex Cayley.

Deep Focus

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…