Life & Style

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

‘A Collection of My Favorite Things to Cook’ Celebrates Memory of Acclaimed Food and Wine Writer

The collection was put together by Tom Stockley's daughters

First, Tom Stockley; Second, Tom and Peggy Stockley; Third, Paige Stockley, left, and Dina Moreno

Heidi Mills

Seattle Magazine Essentials: Sustainable Clothing and Custom Furniture

Check out a collection of local hidden gems.

This article is featured in the March issue of Seattle magazine. Subscribe here to access the print edition. Future Thread Akala creates inclusive, sustainable clothing Its no secret that the women’s plus-size clothing market is booming. Last year alone, its value in the United States reached a staggering $9.85 billion, according to data analytics firm Statista. At…

Seattle magazine staff

Senior Living Communities in a New World

How two senior housing communities navigated the past year

Senior housing communities have been in the news for all the wrong reasons during the past year. A deeper look reveals that many have taken extraordinary steps to keep staff and residents safe while navigating a business that has been rapidly evolving long before the coronavirus pandemic. According to industry trade publication Senior Housing News, senior living…

Rob Smith

Holiday events with a pandemic twist

Not everything is canceled. Consider these celebrations.

The holidays are a bit different this year, but there are still plenty of activities to choose from. Some holiday events and organizations in Seattle have switched to digital or socially distanced programming. From the annual performances of “The Nutcracker” to a stroll down Snowflake Lane, here are a few options to bring some holiday cheer while…

Nat Rubio-Licht

Digital Detox

Call a friend. Take a walk. Just get off that device.

I was supposed to start my senior year in high school last month. Instead, I started my senior year in my pajamas in my living room, staring down a potential nine more months of online school, not knowing if I will ever go to prom or have an in-person graduation ceremony. Some days, self-isolation can…

Megan Dunnigan

Refind aims to be smart, sustainable and luxurious

Luxury resale shop is thriving

This story appears in the Sept-Oct. issue of Seattle magazine. Subscription information is here. Whatever you do, don’t call Mary Bridget Pehl’s retail outlet a consignment shop. It’s a luxury resale store. There’s a big difference. “Consignment has a little bit of a stigma,” says Pehl, who along with her cousin Jeannine Christofilis opened their store,…

Rob Smith

The Bellevue Collection Goes Virtual for Fashion Week

The Bellevue Collection is offering both virtual and in-person options for a 'Fashion Forward' approach

Photos Courtesy of The Bellevue Collection

Nat Rubiolicht

Local Animal Rescues Navigate Community Demand for Companionship

Everybody wants a furry quarantine friend

Seattle Humane received 98 applications for a puppy, but Lala has been searching for a home for more than a year.

Ariel Shearer