Last night Will Ferrell and his old friend Craig Pollard took the stage at the University of Washington's Meany Hall to chat about cancer, college and obviously - Will Ferrell.
Britt is a passionate Seattleite who loves to write, talk, eat and sleep (among some other things). She left this wonderful city for college at USC, and quickly moved back to the Pacific NorthBest as soon as she graduated. She’s a little obsessed and will defend this city to the death (it doesn't actually rain that much here! Chicago and NYC get more than us each year! Geez.)
An all around communications junkie, Britt’s dabbled in broadcast journalism, radio, talent publicity, weeklies, and strategic planning firms. Outside of writing, her passions are kids and animals - she volunteers with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and spends ridiculous amounts of time cuddling with her dog Bella.
When Britt isn’t talking or typing, she’s probably watching Law and Order: SVU, trying to get friends to go out dancing, or hauling away on the elliptical.
Recent stories by Britt Thorson
You might be wearing blue and green today, but unless you have 10 siblings who are dressed to match, Satya the Golden Retriever and her family have you beat.
A very important question, we know. We asked David Shipman, real life Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ringmaster of the Super Circus Heroes show performing in Everett this week, and Kent next.
This week we're adding that great ambiguous category: Updates. Since sometimes there is just restaurant news that doesn't fit perfectly into 'Openings' or 'Closings'.
Millennials are everywhere - especially in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Drawn to our booming tech industry and plentiful job market, it's hard to find a neighborhood that doesn't have at least two apartment complexes and condo units going up to house this generation.
Move over, Prince George. Porch gave us a peek into some local remodeled nurseries - and they're fit for a little prince or princess!
We all know that here in the Pacific Northwest (or anywhere, for that matter) waterfront property costs a pretty penny. But how much more exactly does that kind of property cost, compared to non-waterfront property?
Women’s Health and Yelp compiled the first annual Social Cities Awards based on a six-month, research-based partnership to determine 20 social metropolises on the rise in the United States. There were four categories winners placed in: Fitness Cities, Nightlife Cities, Cities for Foodies and Cities for Art and Culture. Can you guess which category we won in?
Imagine walking through the park and seeing what looks like the Mars United Soccer Team practicing. No, it's not aliens - it's probably just Bumble Soccer.
Everyone has their preferred bar of choice which they use either as a meal replacement, pre/post workout snack, or just a snack on the go. What you might not know is that us Pacific Northwesterners have one of our own.
Paint Nite events have been popping up all over the country for over two years, and the concept is simple: sign up, drink, and paint.
Football food doesn't have to be just beer and nachos...and these sweets from local eateries like Cupcake Royale, Yellow Leaf, The Confectional, Kukuruza Popcorn and Trophy Cupcake. Check out how to let your sweet tooth celebrate the Seahawks too!
The newest app hitting the online dating world was created right here in Seattle. While local duo Katrina Hess and Susie Lee set out to create an app powered by and catering to single women - they ended up with possibly the best venue for the typical 'Seattle guy' as well.
Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Fashion First, Seattle's longest-running independent fashion show. Co-founder Joan Kelly reminisces on the last ten years, loosing her partner and best friend, and what surprises tomorrow night holds.
The new Seattle Art Museum exhibit City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India is just that. The eye-catching installations (is that Ghandi with an iPod??) call out the duality of modern day India: a city where ancient history and rituals and global consumer culture are equally present.
Linda Jacobs of Port Angeles just won the Western Washington Honda Dealers One Tank Trips sweepstake. While the prize (a brand new 2015 Honda Fit) is a big deal to most people, it's especially so for Jacobs, who had been previously driving a 1997 Buick.
One Tank Trips winners also received Seattle Mariners tickets and multi-day stays at local vacation spots. Of 1,855 total entries, 22 winners were selected.
Symphonies across the country all suffer the same PR problem: the misconception that anyone who likes or goes to the symphony is old, and that sitting through hours of classical music is boring. Anyone who has been to the Seattle Symphony in the last four years will tell you that conductor Ludovic Morlot is actively trying to change that misconception.
LeMay-America's Car Museum in Tacoma celebrated their Pacific Northwest Concours d'Elegance three day event this past weekend. PNW Concours is recognized as one of the premiere Concours events in the country, and showcases some of the finest examples of automotive art and design worldwide.
The latest issue of Men's Health is out, and our very own Russell Wilson is on the cover. Wilson did a photo shoot for the magazine earlier in the summer on the top of the Space Needle. Like, the actual tippy top - not just the observation deck.
Every year, pastry giant Pillsbury chooses 100 home cook finalists (out of thousands of entries) to participate in the Pillsbury Bake-Off®. This year, three Seattle residents join the ranks and head to Nashville in November to make Seattle proud with their recipes - and compete to winn $1 million in prize money.
What do you get when you combine Washington apples, Washington cider, and a Washington bakery? Arguably the best fall dessert for locals.
We feel bad for all the moms and dads out there who have to explain to their kids, after watching Marshawn Lynch's new commercial, that Skittles don't in fact lead to high level athletic abilities.
Move over Sosh, OpenTable and Yelp - CityGuru is in town. The just launched website is basically a high-end reservation system, hotel concierge and party planner combined.
Usually our mantra is be a leader, not a follower. Don't join the club, create the club! We're changing our tune slightly for this club, but only because it's Seattle and it's coffee. Fonté Café and Coffee Roaster in downtown Seattle is starting up its own Coffee of the Month club.
What is an 'active living room', you ask? According to fitness retailer Lorna Jane, it's a one-stop interactive retail space for the active women where she can move in the exercise studio, nourish at the wholesome nourish bar, and believe that anything is possible! Well doesn't that just make us want to click our heels three times!