Nancy and Steve Bishop from Alpenfire, Washington’s first certified organic cidery, invite 5th graders from a Port Townsend school to help pollinate their apple trees.
We've talked about Skillet, we've chatted about Portage Bay - now it's time to look at the one spot on the Eastside that make OpenTable's Top 100 Brunches of in America list.
Seattle fashion bloggers show off the best way to stay fashionable this season.
We check in with the restaurateur on his at-home kitchen must-haves.
Seattle International Film Festival welcomed Kevin Bacon to the stage at the Egyptian in Capitol Hill for an interview featuring film clips from his career and to receive the Seattle International Film Festival Career Achievement award.
Delicatus, the popular Pioneer Square deli, might not seem the most likely place to find a five-course dinner featuring tableside tiramisu, but that’s only the first of many intriguing aspects of the occasional meals put on by chef Aaron Willis.
Tucked away in the Broadview neighborhood, Carkeek Park features over 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands and beach while offering phenomenal views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, along with a yearly outdoor art exhibition.
Any Seahawks fan knows Head Coach Pete Carroll is a passionate man. He’s passionate about football and passionate about winning.
Sasquatch! Music Festival is a long four day weekend so we understand when people need to take a quick power nap in the grass, but when there are so many amazing bands playing and it costs hundreds of dollars to get into the festival we have to do a gallery of some of the best sleeping at Sasquatch!
Get ready for summer by preparing your warm weather reading list!
The president has one, so does the Queen of England, but some of the unstuffiest (and cutest) portraits are of people's dogs.
After four days of Sasquatch! Music Festival fans braved the early rain for a packed musical lineup including Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Ryan Adams and Hot Chip.
Quintessential Seattle lifestyle meets urban chic Soho loft - complete with an industrial aesthetic floating in its own reflection on Lake Union.
Day three closed with a glorious sunset over the gorge as tens of thousands enjoyed the third day of the four day festival that runs throughout the Memorial Day Weekend, from May 22nd to the 25th.
Are you a true Francophile? Are your dreams filled with croissants, berets, and impressionist art? Let Virginie Paradis make your French dreams come true right here in the Emerald City.
Vancouver is British Columbia’s largest city—a bustling cosmopolitan metropolis with mountain and water views, cultural attractions, top-tier restaurants, world-class shopping and exciting nightlife.
Day Two of Sasquatch Music Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Gorge Amphitheater where they faced 80+ degree temperatures, sparse amounts of shade, and a packed musical lineup.
A short hop, skip, and a jump brings you to Yakima; where a treasure trove of food, wine, beer, and cider await.
Sasquatch Music Festival kicked off with tens of thousands of people coming to the Gorge Amphitheater to camp and enjoy a long Memorial Day Weekend of music.
Port Angeles is the perfect location for multiple recreational choices. From kayaking to hiking, there is plenty to keep you busy in the great outdoors for weeks on end.
We're trying to elongate the news of OpenTable's Best Brunch winners: Skillet, Portage Bay Cafe and Eques. Today we look into Portage Bay Cafe.
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.
Seattle International Film Festival had a separate opening night ceremony and gala last night for and in Renton, with a screening of "The Second Mother".
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!
Woodland Park Zoo welcomed a prickly arrival on May 15th with the birth of a North American porcupine. Zoo guests will start seeing the porcupette more frequently on exhibit as it becomes more active and curious.
Forget yoga and meditation – the best stress relief can be found inside the pages of a coloring book.
With locations in Northgate and Bellevue already under its belt, Kukai Ramen and Izayaka's recent US expansion now includes the corner of Pine and Bellevue in Capitol Hill.
We visited three Seattle area hotels, and one in Victoria, for afternoon tea, and after recovering from our sugar high, came up with the best one for every occasion.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hosted a private screening of the new movie "Entourage," along with Stars of the movie, for his Seahawks teammates on May 19, 2015 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, WA. Wilson makes a cameo appearance in the movie.
The cubs, born last week at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, are finally being introduced to the world via these photos and video.
The Ravenna neighborhood is in for a real treat with the opening of Sod House Bakery. Focusing on using local and sustainable ingredients, the bakery offers delicious pastries and other baked goods made in-house.
It’s been one heck of a year for Blaine Wetzel, the chef of Lummi Island’s Willows Inn, and it’s only May—the acclaimed restaurant is just barely getting into its busy season.
One person can make a difference. Bryan Papé founded MiiR, a Seattle-based active lifestyle brand strategically designed to give back, after a life-changing skiing accident.
If you’re a wine lover, there's no need to drive to eastern Washington or fly to Napa Valley to get your vino fix.
Seattle’s popular 17th of May Celebration, Syttende Mai, brought tens of thousands of spectators to the streets of Ballard.
We asked bar manager Sara Poole from E. Smith Mercantile for her must-try summer drinks.
The Second Annual Fisherman’s Village Music Festival in Downtown Everett hosts 5 venues, over 70 bands and thousands of people.
While covering Fisherman’s Village Music Fest in Everett, WA we met this puppy named Baker. All hopes of being productive were gone after meeting this little guy.
Thousands came out for Aviation Days at Paine Field Airport for a day of family fun. The event included aircraft displays, vendor booths, kids activities and different flyovers with Warbirds.
SIFF certainly has Seattle pegged. They, of course, know we love fine films. And now it appears they've caught on to our love of great food.
One of my best friends moved to Seattle just about two years ago, and as she explores the city and eats her way through the best restaurants and the ones that hold Seattle’s history within them, there are still a few that I’m sad she’ll never eat at.
Seahawk Michael Bennett rode a Seattle Police Department bicycle with Mayor Ed Murray for Bike to Work Day.
Thousands came dress to impress at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night Red Carpet.
Asparagus marks the spring bounty of vegetables to enliven our palates. But what about the question we all have about asparagus?
Is there anything more fun than being a guest at a wedding? No obligations, expectations, or rules are really set for you. All you need to do is show up, congratulate the bride and groom, control your alcohol intake, don't wear white and up-stage the bride, and have a great time.
Capitol Hill is home to many beloved Seattle boutiques, and they just added one to the ranks. LIKELIHOOD is Capitol Hill’s newest shop with a vision for men’s urban footwear and bringing quality shoes to the city.
Handwritten receipts, vintage decor, and one-of-a-kind stationery -- without a computer in sight.
DirtFish Rally School is an adventure experience that turns ordinary people into race car drivers even if just for one day.
Summertime is here and so are road trips! Washington may not have a giant ball of twine or a corn palace as roadside attractions along I-90 but we have a dinosaurs, a petrified forest and some amazing wineries.
A dating app we told you about several months ago, Siren, just won Geekwire's 'App of the Year' last week at the annual awards ceremony.
The Seattle International Film Festival has made a slew of announcements as it begins to ramp up for its 41st annual fest that will run May 14 – June 7.
Last December film producer and born and bred Seattleite Megan Sullivan decided to spend 13 days visiting the new Seven Wonders of the World accompanied by her boyfriend of less than two weeks.
Local Thomas Jacobs and his wife are renting out their 84-foot yacht for the week of the U.S. Open for $50,000.
The San Juan Islands are consistently ranked as one of the top spots in the country for whale and wildlife watching. In fact, this area of the world is renowned for its resident pods of orca whales.
Neil Diamond brought his world tour to Key Arena in Seattle, WA. He performed to a packed arena playing some of his classic hits like Sweet Caroline, I’m a Believer and more from his 50+ year career.
A conversation with Cool Things Maker Peter Benarcik of Five Ply Design.
The 2015 annual Tuxes and Tails event raised a record breaking $4.7 million at last night's gala and benefit. They also announced that building permits have been filed for a new shelter.
Everyone here at Seattle Refined wanted to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Mother's Day! Here are pictures of our team with their beloved mother figures and families. Have a great day!
The 2015 Emerald Cup Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships and Expo is one of the premiere events of its type in the Northwest.
I’ve debated writing this post for a while now, since I have a number of shops and eateries that I frequent and LOVE – but love because they’re kind of under the radar. They’re not making the national Top this or Best that….but I think they are indeed the best.
Do you enjoy wine but know nothing about it? Have you ever been staring at the wine section in the store wondering which to grab for a dinner at the boss’s house?
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.
When Vegas Uncork’d and Bon Appetit invited us to come down and check out the festival (a weekend-long bacchanal featuring the hottest celebrity chefs in Vegas) we wondered: What makes someone want to attend a food and wine festival, anyway?
Sorry for the cheesy title, but we couldn't help ourselves. Porch sent us this project as an example of one of their most gorgeous....and we have to say we agree.
Earlier in the week, KOMO News shared with us the story of a Seattle architect who has made his basement into Lego heaven. We were lucky enough to get some of the behind-the-scenes video of their shoot this week! One word: WOW.
The “Aurea Residence” is a modern home built in the Magnolia area of Seattle. Designed by architect Chris Pardo, the home was constructed to maximize the view of the surrounding area, while also giving a stunning modern twist to the neighborhood.