September 2017


These Old School Washington Farmers Are Making Farm-to-Table Even More Direct

More growers see the benefit of selling their products directly to the consumer.

Fresh Nature Foods hummus comes from young, green chickpeas farmed or sourced by the Davenport family.


Seattle’s Sexiest Dessert is Evolving in Delicious Ways

Seattle's Best Restaurant Trends: The local gelato landscape has grown well beyond Gelatiamo.

D’Ambrosio’s strawberry ricotta gelato.


Once One of Seattle’s Highest Crime Areas, High Point Has Transformed Into a Thriving, Diverse Community

When West Seattle’s low-income High Point neighborhood was redeveloped more than a decade ago, it was a bold experiment to create a thriving neighborhood of residents from different income and demographic backgrounds.

High Point, on the southeast edge of West Seattle, offers residents plenty of room to roam outdoors with pathways and parks located throughout the planned community.


Inside a Local Design Star’s Southwest-Inspired Mountlake Terrace Home

When it comes to the rooms we live in, mindful design choices can reveal a lot about us, says Moorea Seal, whose home decor book recently debuted.

Moorea Seal lounges on the sofa with golden retriever, Lemon, surrounded by decor items that show her appreciation for nature, heritage and ethically made wares.


These New-School Pantsuits Aren’t Your Mother’s Office Wear

Taking a cue from designer collections, pop culture and Seattle’s ambitious and entrepreneurial women, modern pantsuits are bold, powerful and anything but matchy-matchy.

The Row “Pamie” coat in neutral, $4,350; Majestic Paris sleeveless turtleneck in ivory, $120; Narciso Rodriguez pants in beige, $1,095; Alexis Bittar multi-stone necklace, $695—all from Neiman Marcus.


Step Aside, Chef. Seattle’s Service Industry Stars Aren’t Always in the Kitchen

Front-of-house staff make our restaurant experiences equally as memorable as the food.

From left: Adam Fortuna, April Pogue, Jason Coult, Kathryn Olson, Maik Tow, Rebecca Olson


Ramshackle Wallingford Bungalow Gets a Stylish Overhaul

Twin sisters choose a simpler life in the city and get a major upgrade when they downsize.

An eye-catching island is the statement piece of the kitchen/dining/living space in this Wallingford bungalow. Remodeled by J.A.S. Design Build for retired sisters Mary Speckart and Melinda Lloyd, the pair wanted to downsize from their two separate reside


Living In a Shipping Container Could Actually Be Pretty Sweet, Thanks to Bellevue Student

A design group upcycles a shipping container into a tiny, but chic, living space.

The shipping container home imagines outdoor living possibilities.


This Futuristic Home Elevator is a Washington First

Who needs stairs? Joan Krajewski’s pneumatic elevator takes home design to a new level.

The pneumatic elevator offers clear visibility


Turn This Wild, Bitter Washington Fruit Into a Potluck Hit

Add some sugar to chokecherries and enjoy one of summer’s last gifts.

Look for chokecherries that are scarlet in color and pick them before the wildlife does


Balanchine’s Famous Plotless Ballet Has No Lack of Sparkle

The glittery "Jewels" opens this weekend.

A staggering amount of gemstones dot the show's glittering costumes.

Unrecognizable senior man stretching his leg on exercise class while other seniors are in the background.

Seattle Doctor Reveals the Secrets to Aging Well

In his new book, Eric Larson shows how to age well without a pill.

Eric Larson is bully on aging. Larson, a Seattle-based physician and aging expert at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, says a better old age is within reach for many of us, and not because of some antiaging pill. Instead, Larson says, his research has taught him that resilience—which he defines as “the capacity to…

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