Britt Thorson

Assistant Editor

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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 10 items that sum up Seattle décor 10 items that sum up Seattle décor (Photo Gallery)

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!

Eat & Drink Urban Farming: Bastille Cafe & Bar Urban Farming: Bastille Cafe & Bar (Photo Gallery)

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.

Eat & Drink Nanaimo Bars are WA State's Sweet of Choice Nanaimo Bars are WA State's Sweet of Choice

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.

Lifestyle 93-inch plush bears are coming to a Costco near you 93-inch plush bears are coming to a Costco near you (Photo Gallery) (Video)

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).

Lifestyle The best Hawks gear from Etsy The best Hawks gear from Etsy (Photo Gallery)

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.

Lifestyle Hugs for Ghana - in Snohomish Hugs for Ghana - in Snohomish

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.

The Home Photos: Pops of color in the PNW Photos: Pops of color in the PNW (Photo Gallery)

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 Home Saying goodbye to the historic Mercer Island Coval House Saying goodbye to the historic Mercer Island Coval House (Photo Gallery)

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.

The Home Urban Farming: Residential Edition Urban Farming: Residential Edition (Photo Gallery)

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.