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Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink Ch-ch-changes at Canlis
After six years at Canlis, Executive Chef Jason Franey will be moving to Monterey, CA to head up the kitchen of Restaurant 1833. Mark Canlis chatted with us for a bit about what this means for Canlis (emotionally and operationally), and how the search for a new chef is coming.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle 5 holiday fairs to visit this November 5 holiday fairs to visit this November (Photo Gallery)
Thanksgiving is a week away, and that means you’re probably starting to think about decorating (and shopping) for Christmas. Here are five holiday festivals in Washington this November where you can buy crafts and foods from local artisans, as well as take a quick road trip.

The Home

The Home Inside a Space Age Seward Park house Inside a Space Age Seward Park house (Photo Gallery)
Who knew that over the hill and through the woods, there was a 'concept house' in Seward Park built for the future? This Jet City Original by Ken Koehler AIA resembles a stationed rocket ship, and was designed for display at the 1963 Home Show in the Seattle Coliseum.
The Home Holiday Decor Ideas (Photo Gallery)
We've just entered the time of year when it's officially considered appropriate to start getting in the spirit. Maybe don't play your holiday music just yet (in public), but we're pretty sure buying wreaths and ornaments and such are A-OK.

Fashion & Beauty

Fashion & Beauty Photos: Alexander Wang and H&M collaboration launches today (Photo Gallery)
Hundreds stood in line as early as 7 p.m. last night outside the downtown Seattle H&M store in anticipation of the Alexander Wang collection launching this morning when the story opened. The collaboration between the famous designer and H&M aims to “blend the imperfect and the refined” together for a “re-contextualized urban look”.

Travel

Travel 5 of Washington’s best small towns (Photo Gallery)
Between holiday travel, big family meals, and gift-giving, this can be a tough time of year to think about spending money on a vacation. But don’t worry: We’re all in luck, since we live in such a beautiful state! Here are five of Washington’s best small towns for a quick weekend getaway.
Travel SPONSORED Sponsored: Thanksgiving in Oregon's Wine Country
Gorgeous vistas, charming towns, boutique vineyards and rolling farmland are the hallmarks of the Willamette Valley wine country. Just 30 miles southwest of Portland, the Willamette Valley is known for their world-class Pinots and is home to more than 300 wineries—from rustic barnyard tasting rooms to state-of-the-art wineries.