Here is a rundown of Seattle-area restaurants and their plans for New Year’s Eve.
They're called Master Bedrooms because they're supposed to be the biggest and the best, right? Porch helped us round up local master bedrooms that really any truly are majestically masterful.
Thank goodness for the Seahawks! Not only are they a great team and super entertaining tomorrow - the wealth of Seahawks-themed EVERYTHING in this city makes gifting very, very easy. Take a look at some of our favorite Hawks gift items.
This weekend Agrodolce in Fremont is celebrating their two year anniversary by taking some of their most popular items on the menu, and serving them up for $2 a plate.
Each year more than 80 volunteer decorators cover every room, hallway, and staircase of the Portland Mansion with their artistic interpretation of the year's Christmas theme.
For people who really love coffee, their lust for the caffeinated beverage can border on obsessive. Here are 10 gifts for the coffee lover in your life.
Almost everyone has been to Disneyland at least once, and you probably have a routine down: check in to hotel, ride Splash Mountain, wait in line for Indiana Jones, and get a corn dog. Next time you're at the Happiest Place on Earth, toss away your routine and pick up this list of secretly (and kind of refined) alternatives.
There's a lot of monkeying around these days in the neighborhoods of Greenwood and Phinney Ridge. 150 LED wrapped metal monkeys are now lighting up windows and buildings throughout north Seattle.
If you’re looking for a wonderland of rugged, snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes and crystal-clear streams, head for the Methow Valley and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest this winter.
Chef Simon Pantet has worked at several Seattle restaurants, is from Switzerland, covered in tattoos, and has a great penchant for swearing. In 2011 he became a local celebrity after appearing on Bravo’s Top Chef. We sat down with him to talk about his new gig at The Rendezvous.
Café Broder SE offers a unique Swedish brunch menu that includes baked egg scrambles, Danish pancakes, breakfast boards and more.
Have a fitness buff in your life? Stop sweating what to get them with this list of fitness related stocking stuffers under $25.
We recently got the chance to tag along with the STAR 101.5 and KOMO News winners on their trip to Disneyland, aka The Happiest Place on Earth.
With a wedding coming up in mid-January, it's only natural that former Bachelorette and Seattle-transplant Desiree Hartsock choose now to launch her new line of bridal jewelry with Kelsey Vanderhorst of KV Bijou.
The annual Christmas Lighting Festival in Leavenworth has become a cherished family tradition for us. Visit the town that's full of Christmas cheer for all the family and marvel as they switch on over half a million lights.
Seattle was the location of last week’s Itadakimasu Day; an event to celebrate Japanese cuisine.
2014 was a really big year for Seattle Refined (ya know, cuz we were born and all)! But we also had the immense please of meeting countless adorable critters throughout the year on various stories and shoots. Here's a look back at some of our favorite animal moments.
This year, why not get a head start on spending quality time with those you love and plan a dinner party in the comfort and intimacy of your own home? Unlike
Whether it’s your sister who is always making Pinterest-worthy desserts, your best friend who is the first to know about hip new restaurants, or your tired significant other who might want a break from cooking dinner, there are plenty of great gifts to give the food lover in your life.
Stepping into Ann Hamilton’s The Common SENSE, an art installation on view at the Henry through April 2015, is sort of like entering a choose-your-own-adventure book.
The Volunteer Park Express holiday train has returned to the Volunteer Park Conservatory for the holidays. Open 10am-4pm Tuesday through Sunday, you can visit the Volunteer Park Conservatory and see it decked out in holiday festivities.
With over 500,000 lights, 150 choral performances, a petting zoo, carolers, puppet shows and hot chocolate this is a must stop for any holiday trip to Portland.
This is the time of year when the cameras are ALWAYS out to take pictures you will either look back on and cherish, or loathe. We asked international fashion photographer Alvin Nguyen for some pointers on how to pose for the perfect pic.
There are so many things to love about the holiday season. And so many reasons to hate them - especially if you're trying to watch your weight and stay healthy.
Just in case you need a reminder of what sad, mad and dejected 49ers look like this Blue Friday before the big match in a couple days.
We ordered every item off the menu at Marination Ma Kai in West Seattle, took some photos then proceeded to eat it all. We wrote some words about what we thought (we've got a tough life, we know).
We can never - NEVER - have too many outdoor apparel stores in the Pacific Northwest. Not as long as there is another mountain to hike! ExOfficio joins the bunch this weekend with a new store in Bellevue.
This whole "Design Your Own ____" (fill-in-the-blank) thing is really taking off! A couple weeks ago we told you about Shoes of Prey where you can design your own shoes, and now meet Jonquil & Mr Black, a design your own handbag service.
Eastside friends Ilene Ruvinsky and Kathleen Spitzer had an idea to start a high quality skin care line. The story behind it was a powerful one, but how would they pay for it? The two share their tips on how to successfully use crowdfunding.
There's a secret place where there aren't many crowds, and everywhere there are specialty stores and vintage boutiques. That place is called Kirkland.
Chef David Diffendorfer has been making the Benson Hotel gingerbread houses for almost two decades, made of 150 pounds of homemade gingerbread, 15 pounds of white and dark chocolate and 35 pounds of marzipan and icing.
This month, Seattle Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Seattle playwright Robert Schenkkan’s The Great Society, part two of his dramatization of LBJ’s controversial presidency.
Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing is helping us discover the things in our home that we truly love and how to part with the rest.
Cheers to the wine drinker in your life with these gift ideas. From stocking stuffers to a splurge, these would be welcomed by anyone that loves wine.
How are you decorating your tree this year? If you need some inspiration to take your tree from plain to perfect, check out these handmade Christmas tree ornaments.
Whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian, a pescetarian, trying Meatless Mondays, or just want to make sure a visiting friend or family member can eat at the restaurant you’re visiting, there are lots of great reasons to try these five vegetarian Seattle restaurants.
Urban Craft Uprising is Seattle’s largest indie craft show. We picked some of our favorite booths from this years show this weekend.
There are a million different options for holiday gifts and foods in Seattle, but the Ballard Farmers Market is one of the best resources available.
The Multnomah Whiskey Library, located in Portland, Oregon, offers a unique bar experience with table side cocktail service as a specialty of The Library.
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Don’t worry! I am specifically asking regarding your skin care. Santa might attest to the fact beautiful skin, especially up close, is a gift most ladies would ask for.
Seattle native and UW grad Rachel Brown loves her hometown, but always felt something was missing. All of her favorite clothing brands were sold somewhere else. She’d spend hours scouring the internet for ways to purchase them. Frustrated, she decided to open a shop herself.
Most of us are used to seeing the annual Christmas Ships from the shore - and it made us wonder, what does it look like on board board the official Christmas Ship, The Spirit of Seattle? Check it out.
Starbucks opened its first-ever Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room this morning on Capitol Hill. The Roastery is designed to be an 15,000 square foot integrated coffee roasting, education and retail space to expand the company's small-lot sourcing program and to serve as homage to the rich history of specialty coffee.
We're biased - but we think we have a pretty good-looking team. Take a look at who we think are top visually performing (aka attractive) Seahawks. Anyone we missed? Let us know!
Acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang played to a packed Benaroya Hall last night as part of an 11-stop North American tour.
If you're into modern neutrals, look no further. 8telier combines fashion with wearability, which is perfect for Seattle.
What do you get when you have a classic Tudor that you want to upgrade with modern design and architecture? This $2.8 million home in Magnolia.
Spoil the dog lover in your life with jewelry, wine, even coffee that reminds them of their precious pooch. Check out our holiday gift guide for dog lovers.
Seattle-based jewelry designer Joanna Morgan creates versatile and stylish silver and brass jewelry made of metal sourced in the USA. If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas for the jewelry lover on your list, here are my five favorite pieces from Joanna’s online shop.
The reigning kings of country music, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean, have combined their two tours into one big night of music.
After six years working under former executive chef John Broulette, up-and-comer Sarah Scott has taken over the reins at El Gaucho Bellevue. We got a chance to sit down with her to talk about her style of cooking, what it’s like to be a female executive chef at a steakhouse, and why butter is basically the answer to everything.
Find the perfect handbag, piece of jewelry, or scarf for the fashion lover on your list, all while supporting local Seattle brands.
Start a new family holiday tradition at Woodland Park Zoo’s Wildights this season. Wild and wintery, this festival of lights is full of genuine enjoyment and entertainment for everyone.
Your crafty friend makes whatever they need, so what in the world are you supposed to get them this holiday season? Check out this list of great gifts that will bring a handmade smile to their face.
Garden d’Lights is the Bellevue Botanical Garden's winter wonderland self - and features over 500,000 lights. Tickets are $5 per person, and children 10 and under are free.
You have the tree, hung the lights, made the hot cocoa - and it's only December 1! Keep theat holiday spirit going this week with Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at The Paramount.
Seattle-based Pivotal Corporation just introduced a new fitness tracker to compete in the national area of wearable fitness technology. Other than being new and local, their tracker has one big difference over the others.
Overnight this holiday weekend, Seattle was treated to a fairytale dusting of snow. We took the sled up to Volunteer Park to investigate further.
Christmas is only a few weeks away and that probably means you're planning a lot of family activities to put you in the holiday spirit. Here are three of Washington’s best Christmas festivals that both kids and adults will love!
Once a month, The Paramount Theatre opens its doors to tour the theatre. We partook and here is a recap of what to expect.
No, we're not talking about Bill Gates (although if he's in the market - he'd probably want to buy this house).
A couple months ago we told you about Costco's newest 93 inch plush bear. Well - they've been an absolute HIT. Fans from across the country have sent in pictures of how much they and their families enjoy...and some of them are amazing. Take a look!
Two Washington wines made Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the Year list. While this in and of itself is pretty cool, one of the wines is $12.
LEGO Architecture just released a visual guidebook of over 20 distinguished buildings and structures, one of which is the Space Needle.
You know the one. The friend you’d never think to call if you scored an extra ticket to a Seahawks game. The black sheep “artsy” sister in your family of conservative investment bankers. What in the world are you supposed to buy for this woman?
If you plan on going Griswold this year and cutting your own tree Christmas Vacation-style, you’ll want to avoid some of the hilarious (and dangerous) missteps in the classic movie. Here are six tips for cutting your own Christmas tree this year, and making sure it stays fresh through the holiday season.