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

Holiday Crafting, Thanksgiving Style Crafting, Thanksgiving Style (Photo Gallery)

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year - the slow creep of anxiety in preparation for the big day is already upon you. Never fear! Local blogger Malia Karlinsky has some quick, easy and adorable crafting ideas. Bonus? The kids can do them!

Eat & Drink Ch-ch-changes at Canlis Ch-ch-changes at Canlis

After six years at Canlis, Executive Chef Jason Franey will be moving to Monterey, CA to head up the kitchen of Restaurant 1833. Mark Canlis chatted with us for a bit about what this means for Canlis (emotionally and operationally), and how the search for a new chef is coming.

Holiday Holiday Decor Ideas Holiday Decor Ideas (Photo Gallery)

We've just entered the time of year when it's officially considered appropriate to start getting in the spirit. Maybe don't play your holiday music just yet (in public), but we're pretty sure buying wreaths and ornaments and such are A-OK.

Eat & Drink Kickstarter aims to raise $250,000 to save Paseo Kickstarter aims to raise $250,000 to save Paseo

It was only a matter of time before a campaign started up aiming to save the iconic Cuban sandwich joint that closed earlier in the week. This Save Paseo kickstarter hopes to raise $250,000, re-hire back the same employees, up their wages, and re-open Paseo.

Lifestyle The Worst Dater in Seattle The Worst Dater in Seattle (Video)

The United Dates of America is a segment which airs on The Steve Harvey Show, in which he finds people who are awful at dating - across the country - and tries to cure them. This week Steve had Tawni Christiansen from Seattle on the show. We gotta warn's pretty bad.