MyHabit, the online designer sale site, has been going around the country this summer showcasing certain cities with unique vibes. Our Emerald City is last on their list after Portsmouth, Nashville, Dallas and Palm Springs. Take a look at the 10 products they think sum up the quirky style of our city, and see if you agree!
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
Warning: these pictures are not for the faint of heart, or for anyone with more than 16 cars. As you flip through the photos in the gallery - the same question will keep popping up: Is this a house or a car garage? There's no right answer other than....both.
Seattle Urban Farm Company (SUFCo) is a local business that designs, builds and maintains beautifully landscaped farms for apartment complexes, restaurants and residences. Over the past two weeks we've taken you inside an apartment complex rooftop farm, residenctial farm - and now we're looking at their farm on the top of Bastille in Ballard.
The Escala Building in downtown Seattle is getting a new tenant - and it's not Christian Grey. Roche Bobois, the international furnishing company, is setting up shop in the 4th and Virginia building in downtown Seattle after being on Western Avenue for nearly 30 years.
Toying with the idea of taking the boat out for one last weekend this Labor Day? Maybe this will push you over the edge: Seattle just made Redfin's list of Top 10 Best Cities for Boaters.
Don't know what a Nanaimo bar is? First of all - you're not alone. We polled the newsroom over here at KOMO and only about 60 percent of people did. Regardless, it's been dubbed our state's Dessert of Choice in Slate's most recent United Sweets of America post.
Wedding season, otherwise known as summer, is almost over. We don't know about you - but it felt like our weekends consisted of nothing else! Here's a list of what we found were five of the most popular PNW wedding venues this summer.
Finally! We've been so disappointed in the lack of large plush bears around town, especially ones that are only 92 inches. Thankfully Costco has answered our prayers and will be offering this 93-inch gigantic bear in stores starting this November (and released an adorable video in the meantime with a special appearance by Russell Wilson).
The OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America just came out - and eight Washington State restaurants are on it! How many of these have you been to?
The Remodelista Considered Design Awards just came out, and a bedroom in an Oregon Coast beach house won the Best Professionally Designed Bedroom Space award - designed by Seattle's own Hyde Evans Design. Check out the bedroom and the rest of the house!
Seattle's love for the Hawks knows no bounds - so it isn't that surprising that a bunch of our more creative locals have taken to Etsy with their Hawks gear. We bet you have a Seahawks T-shirt, but do you have a Hawks wreath? Or tennis shoes? What about boot cuffs or a baby spit-up towel? We thought not.
There seems to be something in the Washington water affecting our teenage boys. Last week we told you about 17-year-old Henry Miller from Deming, who started his own raw honey business. Today we bring you the story of 16-year-old Michael Bervell, whose desire to connect with his parent's homeland prompted him to create Hugs for Ghana, a charity out of Snohomish raising money to benefit Ghanaian youth.
This week in openings: burgers, burgers, and more burgers! And one big closing that will probably surprise you.
When most people think about the Pacific Northwest, the color that comes to mind is gray. And while that might describe our weather 8+ months of the year, that doesn't have to be the color inside our houses! Here are some Porch houses who have broken the mold - and gone crazy with color!
The results of the the National Honesty Index have just been released, and Seattle ranks 9th against other cities - apparently folks here are 92% honest.
We profiled $3.5 million Ram Island last week, but it wasn’t until this week that we took The Paraclete over to Trump Island, the more expensive of the two islands currently for sale in the San Juans.
After multiple appeals, the Mercer Island City council approved a plan in July that will tear down the five acre Mercer Island Coval House to make way for sixteen other homes to be built on the property. The MI 84th Limited Partnership bought the property for $7 million from Myer and Barbara Coval last year.
Comedians Joel McHale and Brooks McBeth are performing at The Triple Door this Thursday night! As both are locals, it's a special show for them for multiple reasons - one biggie being this is the show they're taping for their live TV stand-up special.
The Auction of Washington Wines multi-event weekend this past Thursday through Saturday was incredibly successful, raising $1.8 million for uncompensated care at Seattle Children's Hospital and WSU's Viticulture and Enology program.
Where do high end restaurants get their more unique ingredients? Probably a farm in Malaysia, a boutique in Cairo, or a supplier in Manhattan – right? Wrong. It’s actually from a warehouse in SeaTac.
On Friday we looked at the rooftop garden by Seattle Urban Farm Company (SUFCo) on top of the South Lake Union Stack House apartment complex. While we were tickled by the idea of a city farm for the masses of tenants, most of the work SUFCo does is for residential gardens. Here's a look at one planted on top of a garage in Magnolia.
One plane flight can change your life. No, this isn't the opening line of a Liam Neeson movie - this is the story of 11-year-old Henry Miller from Deming, WA who was so taken by a conversation with the man next to him on a flight, he modeled a business (and his family's life) around it.
Is your honey's birthday coming up? What about a back to school gift? Nothing says 'I Love You' or 'I'm Proud of You' like a private island. Ram Island in the San Juans is for sale for $3.5 million with Kent Meeker Inc.
The score is even this week, as we welcome four new restaurants into the fold and bid adieu to four others. There's never a right time to say goodbye.
It's an understatement to say that Seattle has fallen completely and utterly into the farm-to-table, sustainable living/eating/breathing phenomenon. But when you live in an apartment in the city, it's kind of hard to grow your own veggies. Enter Seattle Urban Farm Company.