Britt Thorson

Assistant Editor

Thorson
Britt Thorson
Assistant Editor
Britt is the Assistant Editor and a writer at Seattle Refined. She mainly covers the all-encompassing Lifestyle section, but can occasionally be found in Travel and Fashion as well.

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

The Home These Seattle zip codes are chock full of millennials These Seattle zip codes are chock full of millennials

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.

Lifestyle Seattle is one of 20 cities on the rise in the U.S. Seattle is one of 20 cities on the rise in the U.S.

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?

Eat & Drink Photos: 12th Goodies Photos: 12th Goodies (Photo Gallery)

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!

Lifestyle Photos: City Dwellers at SAM Photos: City Dwellers at SAM (Photo Gallery)

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.

Lifestyle From a '97 Buick to a 2015 Honda Fit From a '97 Buick to a 2015 Honda Fit (Photo Gallery)

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.

Lifestyle If you've never been to the Symphony - this is the year to go If you've never been to the Symphony - this is the year to go (Video)

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.

Eat & Drink Three PNWers make the Pillsbury Bake-Off finals Three PNWers make the Pillsbury Bake-Off finals (Photo Gallery)

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.

Eat & Drink Get Educated: Coffee of the Month Club Get Educated: Coffee of the Month Club

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.

Fashion & Beauty Photos: Lorna Jane’s Active Living Room opens in downtown Seattle Photos: Lorna Jane’s Active Living Room opens in downtown Seattle (Photo Gallery)

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!