Seattle's always been the Big City for digital editor Zoe Sayler, who grew up in rural Southwest Washington and still doubts your fashion sense. She puts that supposedly discerning eye to use in Seattle Met's style coverage, though she spends most of her time writing subject lines for our daily newsletter (shameless plug), praying to the Google algorithm, and trying to get you to click our links on Twitter.

Before joining the SagaCity team in December 2019, she was a fellow at environmental news nonprofit Grist, a features intern for The Seattle Times, and a frazzled Communication major at Stanford University.

EARTH TO U VILLAGE

Reformation Opens Its First Washington Store in University Village

It's getting hot in here.

03/16/2021 By Zoe Sayler

HERE COMES THE SUN

This Year, Daylight Saving Time Might Just Save Us

There's a light at the end of the tunnel, and it looks a lot like a 7pm sunset.

03/12/2021 By Zoe Sayler

LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC

Our Home Organization Obsession Decluttered Our Minds, Too

But living spaces don’t have to be Netflix-immaculate to help improve mental health.

03/09/2021 By Zoe Sayler

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

A Guide to Shopping in and around Seattle's Suburban Malls

Suburbia may be known for retail hubs, but its small businesses are worth the drive, too.

03/08/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Feature

A Highway, Divided: What Drives Opposition to I-5’s Uncle Sam Sign?

How the Hamilton Sign's provocative messages drove one newcomer to wage his own battle for free speech.

03/01/2021 By Zoe Sayler

SHAKEN AND STIRRED

Can an Earthquake Early Warning System Really Help Us?

When Washington adopts ShakeAlert, it'll send a warning to our phones seconds ahead of an earthquake. Is that enough?

02/26/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Between Two Lakes

Wallingford Neighborhood Guide

Classic restaurants and shops, craftsmans, and ingenuity are on full display here.

02/19/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy, Stefan Milne, Zoe Sayler, and Allecia Vermillion

Wallingford Neighborhood Guide

16 of Wallingford’s Best and Funkiest Shops

This North Seattle neighborhood has it all, from sock shops and rubber chickens to rare plant purveyors and chic boutiques.

02/19/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

HEY, COOL DOG

The Good Dogs of Seattle's Weekend Snowstorm

Don't go chasing snowballs.

02/16/2021 By Zoe Sayler

SWIPING, UNLEASHED

Inside the Dog-Eat-Dog World of Seattle Dating Apps

Wowzer, Seattle's promising dating app for dog lovers, didn't make it through Covid-19. But two other local dating apps are keeping humans connected.

02/12/2021 By Zoe Sayler, Christy Carley, and Erin Wong

USE PROTECTION

Pandemic First Dates, Ranked from Safest to Scariest

If you’re already in a relationship, don’t @ us. We have to find a way to make this work.

02/12/2021 By Zoe Sayler

THAT'S TIMELESS

For New Seattle Clothing Line Akala, Sustainability Is Classic

Who cares about seasonal trends? These pieces are meant to last.

02/05/2021 By Zoe Sayler

COLD HANDS, WARM HEART

The Best Seattle Versions of the Bernie Sanders Mittens Meme

Bernie’s Inauguration Day look landed the senator in a few well-known Seattle spots.

01/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

GOLDEN AGE

These Small Businesses Got By with a Little Help from Their Friends

A storied comic book store and a brand-new boutique have both leaned on an old reliable to weather the economic crisis: the community.

12/31/2020 By Zoe Sayler

RETRO GRADE

Seattle’s Best Vintage Clothing Shops

Fashion gets better with age.

12/22/2020 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Amy Vaughn

VENDOR BENDER

5 Seattle-Area Holiday Markets for the Last-Minute Local Shopper

Procrastinators can breathe a sigh of relief—cool local goods are still gathering this year.

12/11/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Obsession

How Quarantine Rejuvenated Our Skincare Obsession

Stay-home orders may have messed with our heads—but we found a way to save our faces.

12/08/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Shelf Indulgent

Seattle Gift Stores for Every Type of Shopper

A shop list that’ll make everyone on your list happy—including yourself.

11/24/2020 By Zoe Sayler

THAT'S A WRAP

Winter's Unlikely Staple Accessory: Blanket Carriers

They're much cuter than scrambling to find a seat by the restaurant's sole patio heater.

11/13/2020 By Zoe Sayler

AT YOUR SERVICE

These Seattle-Area Businesses Offer Meals and Deals for Veterans Day

From free fish and chips to a complimentary car wash, here's how local businesses thank vets and military members for their service.

11/11/2020 By Zoe Sayler