Britt Thorson

Editor

Thorson
Britt Thorson
Editor
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 Are tattoos considered unprofessional nowadays? Are tattoos considered unprofessional nowadays?

Once upon a time, tattoos were considered "job blockers." Now there seems to be a consensus (from the younger generations especially) that that's not the case. When Starbucks announced it was reviewing it's strict "no visible tattoos" policy, it got us wondering. What are the policies of other local companies?

Travel Ever wonder what the different lounges in SeaTac look like? Ever wonder what the different lounges in SeaTac look like? (Photo Gallery)

Almost everyone has an airline that they're loyal to - and if they visit a lounge, they usually visit that airline lounge. But don't you ever wonder what the other lounges look like? What else you may be missing? Is Alaska's better than Birtish Air's? And how about those general Port lounges?? Well...now you can see for yourself.

Lifestyle SEA v. SF: Who is more dog friendly? SEA v. SF: Who is more dog friendly?

The Huskies take on Golden Bears this weekend, and it had us thinking about the longtime rivalry between Seattle and San Francisco. One thing both cities can agree on? Love of dogs. But which city is more dog friendly?

Travel Meet The Gorge’s High-Class Neighbor Meet The Gorge’s High-Class Neighbor (Photo Gallery)

If you’ve ever gone to the Gorge you’ve inevitably passed Cave B Winery & Resort. Mere yards away, it can feel like acres if you’re coming back from a weekend festival (aka dirty and smelly), or getting ready for a night of great music but uncomfortable seating.

The Home Local Houses that go POP Local Houses that go POP (Photo Gallery)

You know the ones we're talking about - the houses you see from a mile away, that make you do a double take when you drive by them. Porch helped us round up some of these local houses with a less-than-normal color scheme. Have you driven by any of them?