Britt Thorson


Britt Thorson
Britt edits and writes for 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

Lifestyle What would you do if you weren't afraid to fail? What would you do if you weren't afraid to fail? (Video)

This is the question that the documentary The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things, revolves around. Screening at McCaw Hall this Monday (9/29), the film follows five young women on a cross-country journey spotlighting 17 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries.

Eat & Drink First ever Seattle Sweet Week starts Thursday First ever Seattle Sweet Week starts Thursday (Video)

I know, I know - we just posted about Burger Week at Red Cow. What can we say? We live in a world where anyone can proclaim any day or week whatever they want (last week was National Talk Like A Pirate Day - seriously). But we will never complain if it's celebrating things like sweets and burgers.

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.