Eat, Drink, Buy Merry

Giving sweet nothings and savory treats? Schlepping to a last-minute potluck? These five shops stock edible gifts for the holidays.

11/17/2009 By Laura Cassidy


Dress Codes

Navigate November with watery earth tones and new neutrals.

10/23/2009 By Laura Cassidy


26 Perfect Saturdays

It’s not just you: Everybody’s working for the weekend. Yet when Saturday finally rolls around, it seems as though there’s nothing to do—or too much to do. That’s where we come in. We’ve planned out a year’s worth

10/19/2009 With Steve Wiecking, James Ross Gardner, Jessica Voelker, Christopher Werner, Karen Quinn, Rachel Solomon, Nick Feldman, Kristin Cordova, and Parisa Sadrzadeh By Laura Cassidy

Style Counsel

Rommel Aquino

A conversation with Rommel Aquino, Barneys New York Assistant Manager.

09/30/2009 By Laura Cassidy


Light Years

Fashion goes from the ’40s to the future this fall.

09/23/2009 By Laura Cassidy


Adult Ed 101

Want a fresh occupational start? Need to pick up some new talents? Or just looking for a better way to spend your free time? Here, 25 of the best, most interesting, and most sought-after adult education classes and programs in the Seattle area.

09/21/2009 By Matthew Halverson, Laura Cassidy, and Karen Quinn


Throwing Ideas at Glass Houses

Famed fashion duo Isabel and Ruben Toledo head to the Northwest to inspire the students at Pilchuck Glass School.

09/18/2009 By Laura Cassidy

Style Counsel

Material World

Questions for textile artist and menswear designer Michael Cepress.

09/16/2009 By Laura Cassidy


East Beats West?

The brand new shops at the Bravern include Neiman Marcus, Hermès, and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, and they give Bellevue a style edge.

08/10/2009 By Laura Cassidy

Style Counsel

Close Knit

A conversation with retailers Butch Blum and Kay Smith-Blum.

08/10/2009 By Laura Cassidy

Water World

Washington's 15 Best Beaches

Our state's greatest spots to splash, paddle, hike, and hunt for treasure in the sand.

07/20/2009 With Kathryn Robinson and Laura Cassidy By Matthew Halverson


Meltdown Survival Handbook

Sure, the recession is bad: Nearly 10 percent of Washington was out of work as of earlier this summer, and more than 55,000 Seattleites lost their jobs between May 2008 and May 2009. Now it’s time to buck up, get proactive, and start living your lif

07/15/2009 By Matthew Halverson, Laura Cassidy, and Jessica Voelker


Art of Craft

Turn a cultural outing into a craft fair: Explore Seattle’s best museum gift shops.

07/14/2009 By Laura Cassidy


Comfort Food

In Seattle, we live in a permanent cloud of soggy gray chill, so naturally our sun-starved souls long for our favorite dishes in the coziest restaurants. We sampled macaroni and cheese, roast chicken, creamy puddings, and more in eateries all over town in

07/08/2009 With Steve Wiecking, Eric Scigliano, Laura Cassidy, and John Ferensen By Kathryn Robinson


Food Lover’s Guide to Seattle

ANY DAY NOW, one of those glossy food mags is going to latch on to the craze for eating local ingredients and do a nationwide investigation (read: stuff their faces from coast to coast) to determine which city has the best supply of regionally grown and

07/06/2009 By Laura Cassidy and Shauna James With Jessica Voelker, Robbie Corey-Boulet, Will Mari, Chris Nishiwaki, and Britt Olson


City Sunsets

Seattle shops stock bright, sunny shades and cool, modern neutrals to while away summer evenings.

06/23/2009 By Laura Cassidy


Best of the City 2009

Restaurants, shops, sports, arts, entertainment: Take an international tour of Seattle to experience the best taco joint, sushi bar, Bollywood theater, Italian pizza, tae kwon do, Russian spa, French cleaner, nail salon, Korean cooking class, Polish film

06/23/2009 With Steve Wiecking, Kathryn Robinson, Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Eric Scigliano, Laura Cassidy, Karen Quinn, Alex Girma, and Kelley Frodel Edited by Jessica Voelker

Style counsel

True to Form

Questions for artist and designer Jonas de Varona, of men and women’s clothing line Meet Me Here.

06/22/2009 By Laura Cassidy


A Sound Return

Detroit musician Rodriguez receives a revival thanks to Seattle label Light in the Attic. He plays a concert at The Triple Door in June.

05/28/2009 By Laura Cassidy

Style Counsel

Street Seen

A conversation with Pike/Pine blogger Jasmine Park about Seattle style.

05/22/2009 By Laura Cassidy