Staying on trend without sacrificing functionality and comfort is possible! Here are three 2015 Fall trends that we've determined even Seattleites can rock.
Ashley is a twenty something Magnolia resident who obsesses over everything fashion and beauty.Fashion Writer
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Scott Carty is an Entertainment and Lifestyle Correspondent, covering movies, music, travel and tasting.Entertainment Writer
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During a recent trip to Berlin,I visited the sets of The Hunger Games and talked with the cast about the epic finale in Mockingjay Part 2.
Thoughtful food and food for thought in an offal dining experience in Fremont.
A true love story, a fight for justice and a reminder that all love is equal are just a few ways to describe the new movie "Freeheld", starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page.
What really is pizza, anyway? And the Northwest company that fires your pies.
It's a big week for Matt Damon, as his highly anticipated movie "The Martian" is out in theaters.
We sat down and interviewed Josh Brolin about his role in the upcoming "Sicaro" movie, out next week - but found a story about Seattle that melted our hearts.
Why should women have all the fall fashion fun of boots? Come on, guys!
We sat down with Tobey Maguire, whonstars as U.S. chess prodigy Bobby Fischer in the new movie PAWN SACRIFICE, from Bleecker Street.
Let me get something out of the way, right from the start of this column. I’m not a big fan of gimmicky contraptions for the kitchen or bar.
If you spent summer trying to beat the heat in a movie theater, get ready to cozy-up with exciting films this fall.
If only there were a website where you could gather with fellow co-op, climbing, running, hiking, kayaking, skiing, biking, yoga-posing, traveling, even skydiving new friends.
I sat down with Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in New York, to talk about their new movie AMERICAN ULTRA.
Yes, that's Jason Bateman in a Mariners beard cap.
As a kid, I had a small 50cc motorcycle. In college, I rode a mountain bike around the WSU campus. But following my college graduation, my story has been mostly based on four wheels through work, wedding, home remodeling and parenting.
Who saw Trainwreck this weekend? Who has decided Amy Schumer is their new favorite person? We sat down with her and Judd Apatow when they were in town - and they're just as funny in real life.
Did you know that the lead dancer in Train's newest music video is local? And it was filmed in the old Rainier Brewery building? Read on...
Many of us hit our favorite Seattle watering holes and limit ourselves to three. As in three choices: beer, wine or a cocktail. However, more and more mixologists are crafting cocktails that include beer or wine. And the results are worth discovering.
THE GALLOWS is sure to scare fans in theaters, as four teens get trapped and terrified in their school auditorium for a night. This is one high school that really has “Spirit.”
Me? Drive a Bentley? “Only in my wildest dreams,” I thought. The most luxurious car I’ve ever driven was my Father’s 1975 Lincoln Continental 4 door with an 8-track player.
You know their songs. You can hum the melodies. You may even associate special life experiences with their music—like a first dance, a summer fling or an attitude boost during a dark time.
Seattle is in for a night to remember, this Sunday June 7, with the closing film of the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival.
Any Seahawks fan knows Head Coach Pete Carroll is a passionate man. He’s passionate about football and passionate about winning.
To limit myself to recommending just six films is like being forced to wear handcuffs in a liquor store. Pure torture. Yet, six it is, since you don’t have all day to comb through this column.
"Far From The Madding Crowd" stars Carey Mulligan, and because it’s full of romance from years past, I thought it only fitting to get you some dating advice from the 1870s.
Fashionistas are sure to love "Age of Adaline", the new Blake Lively movie out this weekend. Lively plays a woman who stays 29 for eight decades, and seamlessly encompasses the fashions of each.
Susan is a freelance writer and singer/songwriter who loves Seattle and everything it has to offer.Fashion Writer
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Finally! A real hoverboard...almost. The adventures of trying a self-balancing scooter for a week around this city.
The best brands, tips, and tricks on how to make those hair days between washes and rain showers, fabulous ones.
Last June, Sara Gamache rescued three orphaned baby raccoons and now they're convinced she's their mother!
Let these tunes from local artists and beyond, set the mood for all your fall activities!
The "dont's" of general gym etiquette and behaviors we've all seen but should definitely avoid!
Crisp and delicious cider with a farm to glass approach? Yes please!
As Seattleites, we pride ourselves in being healthy and active. But how many of us actually drink the seemingly ridiculous eight glasses of water per day?
The epic debate of which beloved sitcom was better.
A handful of things that nobody told us about being adults.
Thoughts on women in the workplace and how our attitudes or perceptions of gender roles effect how we view ourselves.
There’s something comforting about a bar you can wear a sweatshirt and sneakers to. A place where you can play buck hunter while drinking cheap beer.
A look at how technology has changed over the years and it's dramatic effect on how we react.
A random poll of what the single women of Seattle are looking for in dating and relationships.
Orange Theory had me signing up for a membership after my first complimentary class!
A random poll of what the men of Seattle are looking for when it comes to dating and relationships.
Ever wanted to attend SXSW or Coachella but not quite ready to put on your floral crown and sleep next to high energy 20-year old strangers? Head to ChinookFest instead!
Want to be in the know on the newest and hottest bands coming out of Seattle? See first hand who will be the next Macklemore, Allen Stone, or Nirvana! Victory Studios presents “Band in Seattle” airing Saturday nights, 11pm on the CW11/KSTW.
It’s no secret that Seattle’s traffic has gone from bad to atrocious pretty much overnight. I just wanted to take a moment and point out the very obvious solutions that I would like our city to consider.
The concert subscription service that enables music fans to attend an unlimited number of live shows in Seattle for just $25 per month!
Two Seattle artists chosen to represent our city at the famous Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival through RedBull Music Academy!
Explore the sculptures and historic secrets of Fremont with the Fremont Tour this summer.
A collection of true stories from Seattle's online dating scene.
There’s a new florist in town! Based off of a New York trend of personalized and fashionable mini floral arrangements, Katy Smith, Founder of BLOOM Societe (pronounced soh-see-i-tey) is bringing that same niche market to Seattle!
If you find yourself with a free sunny Saturday and are in the mood for something new, these activities will serve as a guaranteed good time as well as the added perk of leaving with a bit of a tan!
What do you get when you combine five iconic Seattle venues, thousands of adoring fans, and one of our generations most talented soul singers? A weeklong Allen Stone party.
To say that Frank Guanco enjoys a good wine would be an understatement. Frank’s been on a search for the next surprise in a glass and will stop at nothing to get there. Cheers to that.Food & Wine Writer
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Want to make your Thanksgiving spread next level? Check out these specialty markets for unique ingredients and foodstuffs to push your Thanksgiving dinner from good to great.
The evolving Pike Place Market has its latest destination to imbibe and gather.
Local winemakers dish on the 2015 grape harvest.
Brother and sister restaurateur team of Eric and Sophie Banh have opened their latest restaurant; Seven Beef.
Recapping a lunch in Salumi’s backroom. A delicious, hedonistic, and porcine-heavy lunch.
Yes, they exist! Here are a few places around town to take Fido for some play when the weather starts raining like cats and dogs.
We’ve all been left with half full bottles of wine after a dinner party. Here’s what to do with it for the rest of the week.
Discovering new (to me) wineries and revisiting longtime favorites at the Seattle Wine Awards’ Gold Medal Experience this weekend.
A recount of what it was like to go to a wine tasting event amongst local dignitaries; a preview of sorts to the Seattle Wine Awards.
Everyone has his or her own idea of what makes the ideal chocolate chip cookie. Here’s my list of five of the best in Seattle.
The Georgetown and SoDo neighborhoods have been adding to their roster of wineries over the last few years and we’re excited to see what becomes of this area amidst the world of wine.
A cavalcade of news regarding Washington wine landed in the last month. Here’s a rundown of the news you can use in regards to booze.
Anthony Bourdain is in Seattle today for his tour. Which got us thinking; Where would Tony Bourdain eat in Seattle?
When a pasta-making star of the Seattle restaurant scene left for San Francisco, it left a void for eaters. But Brandon Kirksey has returned and his Girin is what he’s serving up to diners now.
A short trip to Walla Walla where wine, food, and sunshine are in abundance.
EMP Museum introduces its newest exhibit; What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, celebrating the art and animation of Chuck Jones.
A week dedicated to a classic cocktail, bartender creativity, and it’s all for charity. Cheers to Negroni Week.
The best golfers in the world are descending on Tacoma and its surrounding area in June for the US Open. Along with legions of golf fans. Here is where to eat and drink your best while down south.
A short hop, skip, and a jump brings you to Yakima; where a treasure trove of food, wine, beer, and cider await.
Asparagus marks the spring bounty of vegetables to enliven our palates. But what about the question we all have about asparagus?
Take me out to the ball game - to eat and drink.
The Seattle-area has represented the Best New Chefs roster of Food & Wine in a big way. Here is a list of everyone who’s received that honor. Including the latest, Zoi Antonitsas.
The big event for Washington wine happened this weekend at CenturyLink Event Center and the wine was flowing freely at Taste Washington.
Introducing Rodeo Donut; a new pop-up inside of Ballard’s Cupcake Royale.
Lisa Nakamura’s Gnocchi Bar on Capitol Hill introduces her namesake gnocchi this week.
Jamei is the Beauty and Lifestyle writer for Seattle Refined, and loves both events and people. Her ambition is to discover how each impact the community. Her beauty expertise stems from her experience as a cosmetologist and international model.Beauty & Lifestyle Writer
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We showed you the a fashion from this weekend's Runway to Freedom event. Now we want to show you the cause.
Take a look at your fingertips. There’s beauty in knowing yours is the only one like it in the entire world. Now imagine if your makeup could be just as rare as your fingerprint. Crazy, right?
I'll admit it. I'm not the biggest sports fanatic. I am in fact...a loathed Bandwagoner.
Our newly crowned Miss Washington USA may be a first for the Miss Universe organization. Stormy Keffeler was part of a football league prior to tackling our state title on Sunday, October 18th.
We decided to let the Seattle citizens share what they think the best and worst costumes for this holiday really are.
Runway shows are fun, no doubt about it. But how many of those styles we see are actually wearable on the streets of Seattle? We took a hard look, using recent Bellevue Fashion Week as an example. Fall trends hit the runway at Bellevue Fashion Week.
Fashion runway shows are quite popular. However, cosmetic fashion presentations are more rare. We get to take you behind the scenes of Neiman Marcus’ Project Beauty, one of Washington’s cosmetic shows to showcase cosmetic and fragrance trends.
Just as the guys in Seattle had something to say about local women’s fashion, the women about town had even more to say about the men’s!
We're profiling three local women who have dedicated their lives to combatting issues many ignore or simply do not know about. These are the ladies who are tirelessly fighting on the front lines with their registered 501(3)(c) charities.
Seattle has a very interesting blend of men, from tech professionals to tattooed artists. I interviewed a bunch of them to find out what they think of ladies fashion.
The term 'get your beauty sleep' actually has some truth to it. Sleep is absolutely essential to beautiful skin and hair, and we found eight easy ways to wake up gorgeous.
We love our city for many reasons, including our quirky culture. While our adventures are our main attractions, what about when we just want to kick up our boots?
Who hasn't gone to their hairdresser with a picture of a celebrity, wanting their exact cut? Well, not all face shapes look great with that favorite celebrity style.
Um, yes, please! “Fake it till you make it” has never been so appealing. Getting a six pack is hard work, and if you want to enhance what you have right now, why not?
We asked real questions to a fitness model and a registered dietician and celebrity fitness personality Rachel Elizabeth Murray and registered dietitian Mary Purdy shared their expertise on maintaining a flat tummy in a bikini.
None of us want to have a melt down like the Wicked Witch in Wizard of Oz when someone splashes us with water. Two of Seattle’s greatest makeup artists share some secrets with us on keeping cool (pun intended).
There is a new ingredient in shampoos and lotions… and it’s not coconut oil. Cannabis is a hot trend in Seattle beauty products.
DirtFish Rally School is an adventure experience that turns ordinary people into race car drivers even if just for one day.
There is Mother’s Day for Moms. Father’s Day for Dads. But there isn’t a specific holiday to celebrate those mentors who also impact lives.
What made some women, from all ages, professions and dance experience, stand out more than others? Director Sherri Thompson shared how she selects the squad and what defines a true Sea Gal.
With Third and Loom each woman becomes the designer of her gown by going onto their site, typing in her measurements and finding inspiration by looking through the collections.
Happy about a breakup?! So are celebrities like Macklemore, Seahawks players and even Mayor Ed Murray - who are excited to call it quits for a cause.
I used my FitBit Zip and went to five different workout classes two times each to get an accurate count as how many calories I actually burned. After this experience, I am sore, fit and inspired to shred those stubborn pounds before summer!
Swimsuit season is around the corner and, like every women, cellulite is an annoying issue I deal with - I searched for noninvasive, quick cellulite and fat treatments in Seattle to create a smoother backside.
Imagine heading to the movies to check out the latest blockbuster, and seeing one of your handmade necklaces on the main actress. Surprise! That was the surreal experience a local Seattle jewelry designer had when watching Fifty Shades of Grey.
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Rosin Saez is a Seattle-based freelance writer who tries to be funny and write about all things food and drink.Food Writer
Kelly Skahan is a twenty-something Queen Anne resident tackling Seattle's arts, fashion and dining scene one story at a time.Fashion + Lifestyle Writer
Angelica Sta. Teresa is a Pacific Northwest native that enjoys writing about the vibrant culture and attractions that Seattle has to offer.Lifestyle Writer
Paola is a food and travel photographer and writer. Originally from England, she is now very happily exploring, photographing and eating her way around the Pacific North West.Travel Writer
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