How a Former Cannabis Maven Transformed Her Waterfront Vashon Island Home

Susie Gress's TV-famous gathering space brims with Northwest contemporary architecture.

11/26/2019 By Karin Vandraiss


A Sunset Hill Family Chooses Renovation Over Wrecking Ball

The Youngs shrink their living space to be in the neighborhood they love.

09/24/2019 By Karin Vandraiss


A Cookbook Author Reinvents Her Queen Anne Kitchen

Aran Goyoaga of 'Cannelle et Vanille' has a new light-filled headquarters for recipe testing.

08/20/2019 By Karin Vandraiss


How an Ice Cream Outreach Maven Sweetened Her Seattle Loft

A light-filled space in Pioneer Square came together piece by piece.

07/23/2019 By Karin Vandraiss

Fists of Fury

Self-Defense Classes Work. Where Do They Fit in the Age of #MeToo?

Studies—and two very tough Seattle women—have proven that martial-arts-based self-defense moves are effective.

02/27/2018 By Karin Vandraiss Videography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Culinary Literature

Behold: A New Local Oyster Cookbook

A briny biography, if you will.

01/19/2016 By Karin Vandraiss

Top Dentists 2016

Just Another Day at the Office

Three stories that prove a dentist's life isn't all fillings and flossing.

01/04/2016 By Aoife Reilly, Karin Vandraiss, and Greg Young

The Explainer

Seattle’s Gold Rush, Then and Now

Seattle’s population influx—nearly 15,000 newcomers per year since 2010—is fast approaching gold rush rates. But this time around, a whole new breed of prospector is coming ashore, one that covets tech opportunities over gold.

12/08/2015 By Karin Vandraiss


The Lodge Sports Grille Is Expanding Like Crazy

It might be the fanciest low-key sports bar in town. And it's booming.

11/24/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Thanksgiving 2015

Seattle Restaurants Do Thanksgiving Dinner

Don't feel like cooking? No judgment here.

11/16/2015 By Karin Vandraiss


Seattle's Gum Wall to Be Completely Scrubbed

A clean slate for the city's stickiest icon.

11/03/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Snap Judgment

Should UW Professors Organize?

On the heels of a very public dispute between Seattle Public Schools teachers and the district, faculty at University of Washington have put in a bid to unionize. Warranted move or waste of time?

11/02/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Mario's, Mollusk, and an Ethan Stowell Opening

Plus, an old-fashioned soda fountain coming to Pike Place Market.

10/30/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Coming (Very) Soon

Gastropod Successor Mollusk Opens Saturday in South Lake Union

The entirety of the original brewpub could fit inside the dish pit here.

10/30/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Barrage of Beef

Plus, a local to root for in the new season of 'Top Chef'

10/23/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Food Expressionism

Five Seahawks Food/Drink Tributes

Chocolate, booze, and a "Beast Mode" Frappuccino to get you through tonight's game.

10/22/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Books & Booze

Lit Crawl Seattle 2015 Guide

How to make the most of Capitol Hill and First Hill’s annual free literary celebration.

10/20/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Boulangerie in Magnolia and Major Props for Canon

P.S. They sell craft beer at Chevron now?

10/16/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Morning Matters

Here Are 5 New Brunch Spots

Bloody mary mussels. Torta benedict. Oatmeal cobbler french toast.

10/09/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Seafood, Cyclists, and a Neil Young Sighting

Plus "elevated, new Northwest hippie food" in Fremont.

10/09/2015 By Karin Vandraiss