Who decided that National Cheese Day was July 4? Or that there needed to be a Pet Rock Day (coming up Sept. 7)? We're not sure the answer, but we want in on the fun. Here at Seattle Refined, we're declaring September to be Food Month.
Embrace your creative side with a fine art workshop at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. In addition to quarterly courses, Gage offers weekend and weeklong workshops, fine art exhibitions, and art events.
Most times if you're invited to an 8th birthday party - you roll your eyes, pick up something bright and gender-appropriate at the local Toys R' Us, and hope they at least picked a good flavor of cake. This is not one of those birthday parties.
One of the world's largest private yachts docked at Pier 90 in Seattle this weekend after a $500,000 fuel-up. The German-made, 394-foot mega yacht (owned by 42-year old Russian billionaire banker Andrey Melnichenko and his wife) stopped in the Pacific Northwest after leaving Ketchikan, Alaska last week.
How would you define someone who is ‘high maintenance’ - perhaps pampered, vain, and popular? Great, now add a bit of fur and four legs and you have the basis of Seattle’s own pet luxury brand.
Happy Blue Friday! The Seattle Seahawks are ready and so is our 12th Woman! Check out these photos from this week’s 12th Woman Rally at Snoqualmie Casino.
MyHabit, the online designer sale site, has been going around the country this summer showcasing certain cities with unique vibes. Our Emerald City is last on their list after Portsmouth, Nashville, Dallas and Palm Springs. Take a look at the 10 products they think sum up the quirky style of our city, and see if you agree!
Camping isn't for everyone but living in the Northwest is full of beautiful places that you should explore. Here are a few ways to add a touch of home to the great outdoors.
With the recent opening of his Hitchcock Deli in Georgetown, Brendan McGill adds to his local family of restaurants.
Warning: these pictures are not for the faint of heart, or for anyone with more than 16 cars. As you flip through the photos in the gallery - the same question will keep popping up: Is this a house or a car garage? There's no right answer other than....both.
Two big-time Seattle icons are shutting their doors for good in this week's roundup. While that breaks our hearts, the beauty of Open & Shut is that there are also - inevitably - new openings as well.
Seattle Urban Farm Company (SUFCo) is a local business that designs, builds and maintains beautifully landscaped farms for apartment complexes, restaurants and residences. Over the past two weeks we've taken you inside an apartment complex rooftop farm, residenctial farm - and now we're looking at their farm on the top of Bastille in Ballard.
Yogurt meant just one thing when I was young: the slimy white stuff that stood between my mouth and the sugary “fruit on bottom,” described on the side of the container. Now, Seattle's experiencing something of an international yogurt revolution. French, Ethiopian, or Vietnamese, it's time to find your yogurt flavor.
Don't know what a Nanaimo bar is? First of all - you're not alone. We polled the newsroom over here at KOMO and only about 60 percent of people did. Regardless, it's been dubbed our state's Dessert of Choice in Slate's most recent United Sweets of America post.
AllRecipes.com is known worldwide for helping home cooks discover and share recipes for creative casseroles, bacon-wrapped... anything, holiday treats and much more, but did you know the online encyclopedia for virtually every food craving was born and raised right here in Seattle?
Ines Patisserie brings a true taste of France to Seattle. The owner, Nohra Belaid, is from northern France and is extremely passionate about pastries. Her French attitude shocks some and delights others. She recently moved her popular bakery from Madison Valley to Capitol Hill.
Toying with the idea of taking the boat out for one last weekend this Labor Day? Maybe this will push you over the edge: Seattle just made Redfin's list of Top 10 Best Cities for Boaters.
Last weekend was British Car Day at Redmond Town Center, which featured some the most unique cars from across the pond.
If you're looking for a change of pace in your professional life, try your hand at a career in culinary arts, healthcare, education and more at Renton Technical College.
Wedding season, otherwise known as summer, is almost over. We don't know about you - but it felt like our weekends consisted of nothing else! Here's a list of what we found were five of the most popular PNW wedding venues this summer.
Good Morning America contributor Tory Johnson dazzles audiences each week with her popular "Deals and Steals" segment. During her recent visit to Seattle, Johnson shared with us how she lost more than 70 pounds, and why it took more than a diet to get her there.
Northwest Coast Native American art and Pacific Northwest landscapes influenced "the big four" of the Northwest School and ultimately produced modern art with its own distinct regional flavor.
The Escala Building in downtown Seattle is getting a new tenant - and it's not Christian Grey. Roche Bobois, the international furnishing company, is setting up shop in the 4th and Virginia building in downtown Seattle after being on Western Avenue for nearly 30 years.
The Remodelista Considered Design Awards just came out, and a bedroom in an Oregon Coast beach house won the Best Professionally Designed Bedroom Space award - designed by Seattle's own Hyde Evans Design. Check out the bedroom and the rest of the house!
When most people think about the Pacific Northwest, the color that comes to mind is gray. And while that might describe our weather 8+ months of the year, that doesn't have to be the color inside our houses! Here are some Porch houses who have broken the mold - and gone crazy with color!
After multiple appeals, the Mercer Island City council approved a plan in July that will tear down the five acre Mercer Island Coval House to make way for sixteen other homes to be built on the property. The MI 84th Limited Partnership bought the property for $7 million from Myer and Barbara Coval last year.
On Friday we looked at the rooftop garden by Seattle Urban Farm Company (SUFCo) on top of the South Lake Union Stack House apartment complex. While we were tickled by the idea of a city farm for the masses of tenants, most of the work SUFCo does is for residential gardens. Here's a look at one planted on top of a garage in Magnolia.
It's an understatement to say that Seattle has fallen completely and utterly into the farm-to-table, sustainable living/eating/breathing phenomenon. But when you live in an apartment in the city, it's kind of hard to grow your own veggies. Enter Seattle Urban Farm Company.
Catherine Grisez has created a deep body of sculptural work and jewerly over her 15 years in Seattle. Spilling gemstones and strong industrial influences make her work compeling and beautiful.
What are people wearing on the streets of Seattle? We visit one busy intersection in the heart of downtown for a glimpse.
Moxie and Oliver is a one of a kind leather goods shop. The owner and artist, Caitlin McNamara Sullivan, creates wearable works of art that will last a lifetime.
Seneca & Spruce, the online magazine and retailer based in Seattle, launched their new retail site last night with a fashion show at the David Barton Gym in Bellevue. This is the company's first ever fashion show, which they filled with some of Seattle's greatest emerging designers.
Little Black Dress: something almost very woman has heard is essential, elegant and simply perfect for any situation. Wouldn’t it be great to have a skincare line like that?
We don't want to burst any bubbles here - but it's almost fall. Rather than to launch straight into fall fashion, we'll take it nice and easy so as not to spook anyone. Let's start with the four boots every Seattleite needs in their closet for Fall 2014.
The days are starting to get a little shorter and the nights a little cooler. Fall officially starts on September 23rd, but you may already have pumpkin pie and fuzzy sweaters on your mind. Here are five of Washington’s best fall festivals.
We profiled $3.5 million Ram Island last week, but it wasn’t until this week that we took The Paraclete over to Trump Island, the more expensive of the two islands currently for sale in the San Juans.
Here are five unique (and sometimes a little strange) weekend destinations that take long enough to feel like you’ve really gotten away, but also leave plenty of time for exploring.
Is your honey's birthday coming up? What about a back to school gift? Nothing says 'I Love You' or 'I'm Proud of You' like a private island. Ram Island in the San Juans is for sale for $3.5 million with Kent Meeker Inc.
It’s one of the most stunning views in all of Washington: Hidden Lake Lookout. The retired fire observation station was built in 1931 and has spent the last thirty years or so as a destination for intrepid hikers and nature lovers.
There’s much more to Leavenworth than Christmas lights and snowflakes.