Getting a blowout, an updo, or makeup done will no longer require a trip to the salon. In fact, you won’t even have to get out of your pajamas.
A few weeks ago I shared some bright, fun pop art sculpture by Seattle and San Diego artist Jean Wells. Here's the gorgeous place she called (floating) home for two months.
Our Canadian neighbors in British Columbia are also a wine producing region of distinction. Here's a rundown on some of their producers.
We’re really lucky to live in Seattle for a lot of reasons, but having fantastic musicians who cater to kids and families is definitely one of them. My husband and I love Recess Monkey just as much as our four-year-old son does!
With amazing sea stacks and tide pools, Rialto Beach is a short drive from Forks, WA. While the beach is littered with driftwood and rocks, you can also find great sunrises and sunsets on the regular.
Acura luxury has never been more attractive, with incredible savings on every model. Visit your Puget Sound Acura Dealer today and get first crack at the all-new 2015 Acura TLX, the ground-breaking sports sedan.
Halloween is just around the corner, pumpkin-spice-everything is everywhere, and the rain is back in full force. To me, this means it’s time for a visit to my favorite U-pick pumpkin patch! Since most of our area’s best spots have corn mazes, petting zoos, and more, you can definitely make a day trip out of it for you and your family.
For more than 100 years, Fishermen’s Terminal has been the connection from the water—and all that it bears—and the city of Seattle.
We're continuing our houseboat profiles - and this week it's all about combining elements of our state gem (wood!) in interior and exterior architecture. This particular floating home does it beautifully - and once again we find ourselves forgetting it's not a 'regular' house when looking through these pictures!
Over 75 contestants arrived at the Miss Washington USA pageant yesterday. Tensions and expectations were high as McKenzi Novell, Miss Great Spokane USA, was named our reigning titleholder for 2015.
It’s the return of Pumpkin Bash this weekend at Woodland Park Zoo! Celebrate with themed programming, trick-or-treat stations, “BOOmazium” and more.
Hundreds came to celebrate India’s Festival of Lights by going to Seattle Art Museum’s Diwali Ball. Diwali is a festival of joy and merriment celebrating the triumph of good over evil. The Hindus welcome peace and prosperity by illuminating their homes with divas.
For Travel Month we sent our photographer to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the annual International Balloon Festival. He came back with a bunch of photos from the event. He says the photos don't do the Fiesta justice, but check them out anyway!
Canon, a self proclaimed "whisky and bitters emporium" just came in sixth in Drinks International's 2014 list of The World's 50 Best Bars.
Looking for an excuse to shop without buyers remorse? Here are six. These fashion picks are double duty - not only are they fabulous, but they each benefit Breast Cancer organizations.
Lady 12 is a new clothing line and community, dedicated to making women Seahawks fans look fashionable while supporting the team and impacting the community.
Disney's Beauty and The Beast is returning to The Paramount for one week only, playing eight performances from Tuesday October 21 through Sunday the 26th.
We checked in with Ludger and Julie Szmania, the couple who started Szmania's Restaurant in Magnolia in 1990, and who now own and run the Warm Springs Inn & Winery in Wenatchee.
Last night the 'Wheel Mobile' rolled through Emerald Queen Casino in search of contestants for The Wheel of Fortune TV show. Hundreds came out to EQC to throw their hat in the ring to be on the show. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)
No time to plan, shop and cook dinner? Apps and delivery services are making the art of dinner a whole lot easier.
Copalis Beach has plenty more clams than people, making this small beach town a great place for a weekend getaway. About two and a half hours from Seattle, the town sits near the northern end of a great razor clam bed and is known as the “home of the razor clam.” Here are three ways to relax and have fun on a weekend travel adventure in Copalis Beach.
Ok, so maybe we won't go so far as to saying we WANT to work out...but geez, we sure wouldn't mind having these around - it would make "going" to the gym that much easier! Porch helped us round up these local home gyms for some inspiration and motivation for us all!
You know you've made it when you have a museum exhibit made in your honor. In case winning the Super Bowl didn't solidify it - the Seattle Seahawks have officially ARRIVED.
Move away from the overpowering scented candles of the past with these refined scented candles.
If your dream is to live on 200 acres in the Olympic Peninsula....with trolls, gnomes and more mystical creatures - congrats! You're now $6 million closer.
A West Coast girl born and raised, I don’t like admitting that there are some foods that are just better on that other coast. But during my recent trip to Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, I couldn’t help but admit there are some dishes that are way better out there.
We showed you a modern floating home last week as part of our four-part series profiling local house boats. Here is #2 - a decidedly smaller (and more thematic) floating home, with a deck and view to die for.
If you’re looking for a stylish and comfortable boutique hotel in a superb central Vancouver location, this is the place to stay.
Because sometimes we all just like to look at pictures of adorable dogs. Now, go hug your puppy (or your friend's).
Not to be left out in the local bed and breakfast series we've been doing, Burien takes us inside their cozy two-bedroom Guest House run by husband and wife team Tom and Linda Dike.
Recently we shared some beautiful photographs from the City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India exhibition that’s currently on display at the Seattle Art Museum. Now we want to tell you the stories behind the images.
Next up in our local bed and breakfast series - The Gatewood in West Seattle. Over 100 years old and tucked over by Lincoln Park, The Gatewood has four rooms and is one of the only accommodation options in West Seattle.
When it it time to upgrade your furniture you need to stop by Couch in Ballard for the best in custom couch design. Your design wish is their command!
How lucky are we to get a Blue Monday and a Blue Friday in one week?! Fans were in rare form on Monday - and we have no doubt the same can be said for today. Go Hawks!
As the leaves change, so should your perfume collection. The new season has arrived and it’s time to smell the way you look - fabulously in Fall.
Almost everyone has an airline that they're loyal to - and if they visit a lounge, they usually visit that airline lounge. But don't you ever wonder what the other lounges look like? What else you may be missing? Is Alaska's better than Birtish Air's? And how about those general Port lounges?? Well...now you can see for yourself.
At Bell + Whete, the new restaurant from the team behind Local 360, the benedicts are perfect. Especially the Crab Benedict that includes huge chunks of crab meat, generously piled on thick, homemade English muffins.
The annual Seattle Floating Homes Tour showcases local house boats (aka floating homes), and benefits the Floating Homes Association - whose mission is to support and nurture the floating home community and maintain the health of the marine environment. We took a special look inside four amazing but different homes from the tour - here is profile #1.
After last month's Pinot in the City, we look at Oregon wine and some of the places we'd love to travel to for a visit.
While we’re still enjoying some 70 degree days and sunny skies in Washington, it’s a great time to get in the last few hikes of the season. If you’re looking for stunning views and a fantastic way to burn some serious calories, the Maple Pass Loop is a choice you won’t regret.
Seattle’s Japanese Garden proves that you don’t have to travel very far to enter another world. One of the very best places to enjoy the splendors of Fall is right here in our city.
TripAdvisor just released their list of Top 10 Fine Dining Establishments in the U.S. - and Seattle restaurant Canlis came in at #8.
The incredibly popular shoe and handbag designer has launched into the watch business with seven timepiece groups, available exclusively with Nordstrom.
We wrote a general piece about Cave B Winery and Resort - but our favorite part of the resort was the Desert Yurts they rent out for the night. So much so that we felt they were worth their own gallery.
If you’ve ever gone to the Gorge you’ve inevitably passed Cave B Winery & Resort. Mere yards away, it can feel like acres if you’re coming back from a weekend festival (aka dirty and smelly), or getting ready for a night of great music but uncomfortable seating.
A new exhibit at the Pacific Science Center gives patrons an interactive look at artifacts from Robery Ripley's (of Ripley's Believe It or Not! fame) collection.
SoDo's Garagiste isn't just an email-based wine seller, it also has a modest wine shop inside its warehouse.
Don't you ever wonder what Tom Douglas' kitchen looks like? Or how Howard Schultz makes his coffee every morning? We took a look inside the house of a local interior designer to see how she chose to decorate her house.
Actually, there are probably a few. But that's not what we're talking about - we're talking about the bed and breakfast. Sleeping Bulldog B&B is the next profile in our local bed and breakfast series.
You know the ones we're talking about - the houses you see from a mile away, that make you do a double take when you drive by them. Porch helped us round up some of these local houses with a less-than-normal color scheme. Have you driven by any of them?
Looking through this gallery is ALMOST as good as seeing the sunset in person last night.
Most garden properties open to the public are all about the natural beauty of the flowers, landscape and environment. Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee WA has all of that, with the added backstory of being almost completely man made by Herman Ohme and his wife, Ruth.
Doesn't matter if you're an iPhone or Galaxy person - we're all Seahawks fans. Here are some of the coolest phones cases out there right now to sport your Blue and Green.
A couple months ago we told you about a bed and breakfast in Capitol Hill that you probably drive by all the time but never knew existed. We were intrigued by this idea of other local B&B's in the city - where the same thing in true. Here's another one we found in Greenlake.
First of all – we had no idea that Sahale Snacks was local! Was that just us? Well, for anyone else out there like us who had just been grabbing these lovely snacks off the shelves at the grocery store (and not bothering to read the About Us section on the back) – add this company to the list of things to be proud of as a Seattleite.
Cycling around Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC turns out to be a fabulous way to immerse yourself in the splendors of the city and its waterfront.
Kent Phillips of STAR 101.5's Kent & Alan Morning Show is also a not-so-closet theater nut. Just wanna have fun? He recommends you check out Kinky Boots coming to the Fifth Avenue Theater scored by Cyndi Lauper and lyrics by Harvey Fierstein.
The Kathi Goertzen Foundation is joining Dr. Jim Olsen and his team from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to introduce attendees to their groundbreaking work in nature-based research, one of which involves the Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion, at the second annual Light Up The Night event.
Starting today, a three-truck rotation pod will be serving Westlake Park all day long, seven days a week. After a successful test run of the 'food truck pod" concept in South Lake Union, the Downtown Seattle Association and partner BurgerNW has decided to give it a go in Westlake Park as well.
Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to stop swimming! We caught up with some of these water-loving pups at Arbor Heights pool last week.
Who says you can’t wear something you’d sleep in out in public? These five tricks will allow you to secretly wear your workout clothes anywhere.
When I was first invited to visit City Sweats in Madison Park, I was a bit skeptical. Having grown up in the South, I do anything physically possible to avoid any type of heat.
This was the 5th year that The Bellevue Collection and Vogue have teamed up to put on the Front Row Fashion Show, and we were left speechless, inspired, and with a shopping list a mile long.