We were pretty elated when Seattle's Trove restaurant made GQ's Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015 list earlier this week. It didn't escape us though that three Portland eateries also made it. So....we went down to try one.
If you've never seen James Turrell's Light Reign at the Henry Art Gallery, here’s a great reason to finally check it out.
March is my favorite month for two reasons: it's my birthday month, and it's Dine Around Seattle month.
It’s the ultimate Throwback Thursday – a look at Pioneer Square in the 1980s versus today in 2015.
New York Fashion Week - it occurs every February and September, and truly provides inspiration and excitement for the upcoming season. But what, if any, of these styles can be worn here in Seattle?
On January 31, 2015, the Cross Kirkland Corridor Interim Trail officially opened to the public. The trail is along the old Burlington Santa Fe Railroad, famous for the Dinner Train line that ran between Renton and Woodinville for many years.
Seattle Refined spoke with scenic designer Martin Christoffel for an inside look at what makes this production of the classic tale, different from the original.
Last night we found our way to Waffle Window in Portland to toast the last episode of Parks and Recreation. Goodbye to Leslie, Ron, Tom, Donna, Andy, April and Lil Sebastian....we were thinking of you as we downed waffles (your favorite meal) in the show's honor.
Hollywood Tavern general manager David Scherling says, “You can’t overestimate how much people love a fire pit.” We sat down with him on a rather pleasant February afternoon to talk a little about what makes for a great cocktail outside.
If adding 50 shades of gray to your bedroom is a bit more than you are ready to take on, try adding these five grays as a start. That movie is about home décor, right?
Trove, the Capitol Hill noodle, parfait and BBQ bar, was just named one of GQ's 25 Most Outstanding restaurants of 2015.
Awards season has come and gone, but it always sets the pace for the rest of the year in terms of trends.
You know about the great musical institutions in Seattle—like the Symphony and the Men’s Chorus—but we’re willing to bet you haven’t heard about the relatively undiscovered Ensign Symphony and Chorus.
Nothing says comfort food like a warm, oozy grilled cheese sandwich. Even though it’s an incredibly simple meal, there’s a lot of technique that can make or break sandwich perfection. Here are five of Seattle's most delicious grilled cheese sandwiches.
Thousands came out to the International District for the Lunar New Year Festival to celebrate the Year of the Ram.
Although there were many awards to be handed out at Sunday's Oscars, Best and Worst Hairstyle could have been easily added to the prestigious list to be taken home by stars.
Reviewing the experience of yesterday’s Seattle Wine & Food Experience.
City Guru hosted a Red Carpet Oscar’s Party at Robertos Venetian Trattoria in Pike Place Market.
Carnaval is the most famous Brazilian holiday, held forty days before Easter. Nectar Lounge in Fremont celebrated the 21st Annual Brazilian Carnaval last night with Eduardo Mendonca and Show Brazil.
Isn't it just tiny and adorable! The Uptown Parklet had it's grand opening this afternoon.
Effective today, Jason Stratton is stepping away from his role in Seattle restaurants Spinasse, Vespolina and Artusi "explore new opportunities".
The Market Hall Restaurant is an upscale market, restaurant and bar located in downtown Seattle. They offer a great variety of on the go food, dine in options or your high end pantry items for cooking at home.
You've SEEN the Best Picture nominations....but have you tasted them? Some Seattle-area restaurants are serving up themed drinks and bites for this Sunday's big show.
Let there be light! Porch helped us gather up these PNW houses that have an emphasis on light, windows and letting it SHINE.
There's royalty over in Bellevue - beagle royalty. Meet Montgomery, the five-year-old beagle who is cousin to Westminster's 2015 Best In Show winner, Miss P.
The 4th Annual One Love Wedding Showcase is this weekend at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, celebrating marriage equality and all couples in love
Are you an active or passive Academy Awards participant? By this I mean - will you be sitting on your couch critiquing outfits, or are you looking to hit the town and walk your own red carpet?
We took a trip to Mt. Rainier on the nicest day this week - Tuesday - and it did NOT disappoint.
From historic venues such as The Moore theater, to the legends of Nirvana and Pearl Jam, Seattle has always been brimming with amazing musical talent and cool places to hear it.
Ever find yourself flipping through a magazine or see a new haircut on someone and suddenly silently exclaim, “Wait…. is that really the trend?!”
Right now is an especially great time to visit our Canadian neighbors because the loonie isn’t doing so well, and you can really stretch your American dollar. One of the best reasons for visiting Vancouver is to visit the city’s amazing Asian restaurants. Here are five of Vancouver's best Asian restaurants.
If you’ve ever wanted to be able to give a solid answer about your favorite local wine or international wine region, learn how to butcher meat, or just eat yourself silly, the Seattle Wine and Food Experience one-day event is the affordable answer.
A rundown of what to expect at Tavern Hall, Bellevue Square’s beer hall.
Modern. Colorful. Friends and fans of the Seattle art and music scenes. Does this sound like you? Your out-of-town guests? If so, you may want to introduce them to Hotel Max.
Textile lovers can unite over the resurgence of 70’s inspired woven wall hangings. Whether you decide to make them or buy them, these wall hangings will add a retro pop of color and texture to the walls of your home.
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is playing The Paramount Theatre February 24 through March 1st.
The Northwest Flower and Garden show is one of the largest shows of it’s type and is held in the Washington State Convention Center. The show show features Show Gardens, Floral Competitions, a marketplace with over 300 vendors from the plant market to garden decorations and more.
If you can set aside your calorie worries for a day, a big bowl of warm mac ‘n cheese is a comfort food that feels like a big hug. Here are five of Seattle’s best spots for the decadently delicious dish.
The Cupid Undie Run is a one mile fun run through the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Hundreds of participants stripped down to their underwear to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation.
This weekend Seattle Meowtropolitan is hosting a pop-up cat cafe at Flutter Studios on Alaskan Way. From 9-5 today and tomorrow, members of the public can come in, order a coffee and snuggle with kitties for $10.
Succulents are a type of plant that store water in their leaves and stems, making them an easy and low maintenance house house plants. We found 10 of our favorites at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.
Morning anchors Kelly Koopmans and Paris Jackson (and their respective teams) went up against each-other in Garden Wars at the Pacific Northwest Flower and Garden Show this afternoon. Team Paris ended up cinching the win after an hour of hard work!
In some parts of the country, 'mudrooms' are more muddy than others (cough, Pacific Northwest, cough). Porch.com helped us round up some local houses that have taken a sticky situation and made it - well, pretty!
Molly Mesnick has been buying gifts for her now-husband Jason since she won his heart on The Bachelor in 2008. Here are some of her top picks for Valentine's Day gifts this year.
We went along with KOMO 4 News to check out Amy The Pig at the Family Dog Training Center in Kent. Amy is Lori Stock's five and a half month old pig, who can do agility moves that most dogs her age cannot.
If you’re looking to do something different this Valentine’s Day, to not buy overpriced prix-fixe specials or tired clichés of chocolate, roses, and bubbles (ACK!), try a cuisine where you’ll eat with your hands.
Rain is causing a lot of trouble for Washington’s Cascade ski areas. Several have closed lifts, or even shut down altogether, because of our warm, wet weather this winter. So let’s all try to wish the rain away, and cross our fingers for snow, by looking at some of the most dreamy ski rentals Washington has to offer!
Passive House homes use 80-90% less heating energy than traditionally-built homes. What does that look like? See View Haus 5, the latest Passive House project by Cascade Built.
Here's a combination of stories from couples who have made it through 15 to 61 years of marriage, and a matchmaker’s perspective, to hopefully help love birds and singles alike this Valentine’s realize the reality to making ‘Happily Ever After’ come true.
In which I share my month doing a Whole 30 and eating gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, legume-free and alcohol-free.
AAA releases its 2015 list of Four Diamond lodgings, just in time for a long weekend getaway.
It all started when local Katie Davis printed a simple saying on a white card, and put it up on her Etsy site.
"I like you and naps.
Want to do something different than sending flowers or chocolates this year? How about cookies?
You’ve just awoken from the most spectacular dream. It was the perfect family getaway where even your rambunctious canine was tuckered out.
A list of places to get away from the lovey-dovey crowds that comprise much of eating out on Valentine’s Day.
Shaker and Spear is a new restaurant located at 2000 2nd Ave in Seattle, WA. The menu has a variety of items like their Grilled Opah, Rosemary Coulotte Steak, fresh salads and more.
Sometimes nothing says “I love you” more than a home cooked bowl of delicious pasta. Skillet Chef Nick Novello gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how he makes his delicious Smoked Tagliatelli Pasta.
The past year in fashion has shown that even sneakers can be stylish and some of the most dedicated fashionistas are now adding comfortable shoe options to their closets alongside the stilettos.
Take a trip back in time to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii at the last US stop on the tour of Pompeii: The Exhibition.
Speed Rack is an all female craft cocktail competition that pits the best female bartenders in the Northwest against each other for a good cause.
With the much anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie coming out next week, hundreds came out to Fremont Foundry Events in Seattle, WA for the Fifty Shades of Grey Soiree. The party included live performances, drinks, food and lots of "Annas" and “Christians.”
Want to experience a ski resort with family and friends but have no desire to ski or snowboard? Try (if you haven't already) snowshoeing.
No, that's not the interior of a house - that's an RV. The Seattle RV Show is happening in downtown Seattle this weekend, where over a hundred recreational vehicles are parked in the CenturyLink Event Center to be perused by the public.
Looking for a way to workout that's fun and gets your heart racing? Look no further than the videos on Kaisa and Jennifer's Instagram account.
Prashanthi Chitre Institute of Performing Arts (PCIPA) opened their Redmond studio on January 10th. We stopped by to catch their Rockstar Competition Team's rehearsal for America's Got Talent auditions in Tacoma.
According to a recent study by the Milk-Bone Doggy Love Index, Washington has been ranked the #3 most "Puppy Loving" U.S. state.