If you ask Tom Douglas what you can do to help recovery efforts in Snohomish County, his response is simple: don’t be a part of the problem, be a part of the solution.
I recognize that most of you do not live in a rustic cabin and do not plan to decorate your home with wood grain and large forest animals. I made this particular lampshade for my toddler son’s woodland inspired room so it is actually appropriate for that venue.
We noticed a theme this past weekend at Sakura-Con: intricate makeup and epic eye contacts. Here's a dedicated gallery of some of the coolest close-ups of the cosplay convention.
If you live in Washington State and have Instagram, Facebook or Twitter - you've undoubtedly seen amazing pictures of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this month. Well, we had to join in the beautiful fun! Check out our gallery from this past Sunday here.
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, the internationally acclaimed Shio Ramen restaurant, is opening its first freestanding restaurant in the United States. The best part? It’s in Bellevue.
The cutting of the cake is one of many wedding traditions you can partake in on your big day. But what if you don’t like cake? Here are three sweet alternatives to end your reception on a high note.
Day 2 of Sakura-Con, the annual anime convention held at the Convention Center in downtown Seattle, continued to impress yesterday with thousands of dedicated fans and intricate costumes.
We went to this year's Pacific Northwest Ballet Midsummer Mischief Bash, where fans and attendees partied the night away with Company dancers. All funds from ticket sales went towards PNB. Last year over 300 people attended, and the Ballet raised $5,000.
The annual anime convention Sakura-Con continues their weekend residence in downtown Seattle. Upwards of 50,000 people attend Sakura-Con every year.
I like to think that Seattleites have a love for the sun that no other state can fully understand. So, why do a lot of us refrain from wearing yellow?
Seattle Humane Society's brand new rescue vehicles made their first save yesterday, bringing back almost twenty abandoned cats and dogs from an overcrowded shelter in Eastern Washington.
Dogs and owners alike swarmed Belltown Pub yesterday night for Yappy Hour, an event held by and benefitting Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.
You hear it time and time again - spring and summer bring the weather that makes Pacific Northwesterners trudge through the gloomy fall and winter. Porch.com pointed us in the direction of some of the more impressive backyards which perfectly enhance our wonderful outdoors.
LUNAFest, the national tour of short films for, by and about women, took place last night in South Lake Union. Dedicated to promoting awareness on women's issues and particularly featuring female leaders in society this year, multiple local companies came together to make this night successful.
A facial-like skin treatment involving a scalpel? We were equal parts curious and terrified about this thing called 'dermaplaning'. But for you, dear readers, we braved the knives to get you the answers you deserve.
As the saying goes, it’s best to eat oysters in months that are spelled with an “R,” because that’s when the briny shellfish are tastiest. Since it's April, here are five places to enjoy the shellfish in Seattle, ranging from a quick bite at a fish market to a romantic affair at a modern restaurant.
Make these when you want to spruce up your accessory wardrobe but don’t actually feel like leaving the house.
Even before I knew that Living Room walked away with the top honor in the American Bars category of the 2013 UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, I had decided that I needed to see and photograph it. The blend of color and architectural details makes it a must-visit spot for modern design fans.
The Kate Moss TOPSHOP collection is coming to Nordstrom stores on April 30, 2014. Styles of the iconic British model are the theme of the line; think premium tailoring, pajama dressing, and noir-inspired trousers (we're not entirely sure what that means but we're intrigued).
You may think ziplining is something done only on a Costa-Rican vacation, but prepare to be amazed. Bellevue Zip Tours is now open in Eastgate Park to the general public.
It's that time of year where weather really messes with fashion. You may think that layering it up or carrying around a huge jacket are your only options. But I'm here to tell you there is another way.
George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens tonight at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and will play for eight performances only, today through April 19 at McCaw Hall in Seattle.
Just a short drive from Seattle, Bellevue is a great staycation destination for those looking for a healthy and relaxing outing, complete with great shopping and food experiences.
No one really likes talking about them, but these throne rooms are extremely important facets of every house (and usually one of the few rooms that anyone coming over to your house is likely to see). Porch.com helped us round up some of the more impressive bathrooms around the PNW.
In honor of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, here is a fun and easy dessert that will surely wow your guests, family, or just you (no judgement).
One way to freshen up the look of your entire room is to add a piece of interesting lighting. When I heard about the Dennis Parren CMYK color lamp at Inform Interiors, I had to go and see it for myself.
Spring is in full swing and that means tails are wagging at full speed all over Seattle. Now that the sun is starting to beckon us outside again, dog owners are jumping at the chance to shake off the winter blahs and unleash their canine companions at Seattle’s 14 off-leash dog parks.
Stretching from Pioneer Square to Leschi, Seattle's Jackson Street is full of flavorful restaurants and bars that serve a variety of cuisines. Here are five great places to eat and drink the next time you’re driving down the iconic Seattle road.
In the age of the internet, handwritten letters are rare. But when you receive one, it can leave a lasting impression. We take a look at the lost art of letter writing, through the eyes of one of Seattle’s newest letterpress printers, Rose and June Press owner Lyndsey Baldwin.
After ominous tweets the weekend before, The Ellen Show (unfortunately not the host herself), showed up at UW yesterday with cameras and Ellen's proxy, Jeannie. Fans turned out in droves for a chance to get on the show.
Just in time for the Mariners home opener tonight at Safeco Field, here is a rundown of new food and drink options at the ballpark. Play ball.
Want to spice up your living room? Have leather or random pieces of fabric lying around? Here's how you can upgrade that old Ikea tray stashed in your basement.
Bruce Willis is selling his 8,400 square-foot mansion in Hailey for $8.8 million. The house, listed through Sun Valley Sotheby's International, features several ponds, streams and a pool with waterfalls. The house has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Musashi's is a simple, straight-forward sushi restaurant in Wallingford that serves large servings of exquisite sushi. See for yourself.
Step into the lobby of Hotel Max on any given Thursday and jet back to the 90s with a live DJ spinning mashups and an offering of music-themed cocktails.
If you love cooking, you may often encounter recipes that require specialty cheeses, spices or noodles. Here are five unique grocery stores that will help you wow your guests at your next dinner party, while also saving money.
These dyed glass jars are an easy way to bring spring into your house. All you need are some left over mason or glass jars of any kind, and multipurpose craft paint!
Sometimes you see a dog at a dog park and you just have to chase it down with your camera to get a photo gallery. Sometimes.
Fashion trends aren't just about clothes and shoes, they influence jewelry as well. And right now, bigger is better in the jewelry scene. We talked with Nordstrom's new BaubleBar about staying trendy and not tacky, with chunky necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
To say we're proud that a Food & Wine magazine Sommelier of the Year is from a Seattle restaurant would be an understatement. Chris Tanghe is Master Sommelier at downtown Seattle's Aragona, and we sat down to talk about his new-found fame.
The London Plane is a shop, cafe, bakery, wine bar, and events space from the teams who brought us local favorites Marigold & Mint, Sitka & Spruce, The Corson Building, Bar Sajor, and Old Chaser Farm.
A new store on Capitol Hill is bringing the lure of the warm, gooey cookie back in the limelight - let's take an inside look at Hello Robin.
If you were downtown this weekend you probably already noticed the hoards of costumed people congregating around the Convention Center for Emerald City Comicon.
If you work downtown you've probably already noticed the hoards of costumed people congregating around the Convention Center. This can only mean one thing: it's Emerald City Comicon!
Last stop on the Modern Home Tour is a 4-bedroom house that spans the entire southern end of the Madison Park block, and is currently listed by Windermere for $2,795,000.
If you work downtown you've probably already noticed the hoards of costumed people congregating around the Convention Center. This can only mean one thing: Emerald City Comicon has begun! Today marks the first of the three day annual comic book and pop culture convention of the Pacific Northwest.
The Taste Washington Magnum Party was held at Chihuly Garden and Glass last night, and featured several of Washington's top wineries pouring magnums of 90+ point wines and the culinary treats of Collections Chef Ivan Szilak.
Our second to last home on the Modern Home Tour is an escape into the woods - literally. This 3-bedroom north Seattle house was designed and built by PNW architect James Chiarelli as his personal home, and the current owners have put significant work into restoring the original design.
SPY: The Secret World of Espionage opens this Saturday at the Pacific Science Center. For the first time, the public will get to see CIA, FBI, KBG, and NRO artifacts which were previously classified.
Fashion is fun. Charlotte Olympia Dellal proved that with her line of kitty flats in 2011. Do you know the best thing about fun is? It doesn’t go out of style. Dellal was at the downtown Nordstrom last night meeting customers and showing her cat-inspired shoes and accessories.
Day three of our home tour brings us to West Seattle, and a home whose remodel accentuates open living and the beauty of light. The three bedroom house has a daylight basement and unobstructed views of the sky from the living room (and a hot tub, fire pit, and outdoor living spaces to boot).
Next up on our Modern Home Tour is a penthouse condo in Magnolia. Wrapping around three sides of a courtyard and sitting on the top of a 17 unit apartment complex, this condo overlooks Interbay, Mt. Rainier and Elliott Bay.
Here in Seattle, a pair of glasses is a fashion statement with a fascinating story to match. From bankers to hipsters, glasses have become the new “it” accessory.
The Seattle Modern Home Tour was this weekend, featuring five houses around the area. We'll be looking at one house a day through Saturday, and the first up is this Hutchinson & Maul Architecture three bedroom on Lake Washington Ave. S.
Spring has officially sprung, and that means sun. Of course, in Seattle sun never equals warmth, but I’m not going to complain. I’m just going to bedazzle my winter clothes with sun catchers and shimmer my way down the street.
If you have a big project, like redesigning your entire home, gathering inspiration can be overwhelming rather than fun. Next time you feel stuck in a decor rut, try some of these tips to spark your creativity.
The founder of Seattle-based Butter London and her fashion executive partner just launched BEVÉE, a new luxury handbag line.
In honor of today's Big Climb at the Columbia Center for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, we take a look at arguably the cheapest and easiest workout on your body: stair climbing.
The jaguar cubs at the Woodland Park Zoo turn one-year-old tomorrow! Here's a sneak peak at their birthday party today.
Phinney Ridge's Picnic is the food and wine shop that everyone wishes they had in their neighborhood. Jenny Klock shares with us what she and her customers have been drinking lately.
You heard that right, Seattle designer Suk Chai has made a line inspired by salt. More specifically, she's used the sharp edges and hard lines to inspire her. She showcased about 50 pieces at W Seattle's Wear Wednesday event yesterday.
Today is National Macaron Day, and that’s the perfect reason to indulge in one (or many) of these delicious delights. With flavors like pistachio, lavender, coffee and salted caramel, you’re sure to find one that pleases your palate.
Winter is coming to an end, and spring is right around the corner. For me, this means transitioning my fragrance wardrobe from winter to spring. Winter fragrances are warm and cozy fragrances with lingering notes of amber and vanilla in the air.
This cork fireplace insert is the perfect craft for renters because it is a totally removable piece that adds a lot of drama and interest to what is typically a focal point of a room.