Opening Dispatch

November Is for New Bars, Fried Chicken, and One Fancy New Grocer

Meet five cool spots that just opened in Seattle.

11/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

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Rocky Pond Estate Wine Gifts

Celebrated with family and friends with this gift for the holidays.



The Everybody on Your List Guide to Gifting in Seattle

Foodies, techies, outdoor enthusiasts—check, check, check.

11/19/2021 Edited by Zoe Sayler

State of Real Estate

Hazy Return-to-Work Policies Mean the Suburbs Are Still Hot

Seattle real estate trends from October 2021 show a clear focus on areas like Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Burien, North Bend, Skyway, and Renton.

11/19/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

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Bluebird Grain Farms

Organic Ancient Grains, Fresh Milled flour & Handcrafted Blends from the heart of the PNW.


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Gilbert Cellars Holiday Shop

Enjoy good, honest, Washington wines.


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Meet tentree: Your New Favourite Sustainable Clothing Brand

Planting ten trees for every item sold, tentree's on a mission to plant 1 billion by 2030 and show what a planet-first business can look like.



10 Tech Gifts for Anyone on Your List

Custom Xbox controllers, a bring-everywhere phone charger, a really nice-looking air purifier, and more.

11/18/2021 By Zoe Sayler

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Seattle's Favorite Holiday Gifts

Send a Washington classic with Chukar's famous chocolate-covered cherries and wine gifts.


Vintage Glass and Old Brass

Property Watch: A 1904 Foursquare Home Stays True to Style

Coldwell Banker Bain real estate agents Lisa Sears and James Campbell list this preserved historic home from 1904, adapted for modern life.

11/17/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Muddy Boots

Shoulder Season Hikes for National Take a Hike Day

From short day hikes to longer-haul backpacking opportunities, here are the best fall hikes near Seattle.

11/17/2021 By Allison Williams, Craig Romano, and Seattle Met Staff


24 Local Organizations Worth Donating To

From trans rights organizations to nonprofits battling homelessness, here are 24 Seattle organizations to consider donating to this holiday season.

11/17/2021 By Malia Alexander

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Small Town Holidays in Lake Chelan

Spend the holidays in small-town Lake Chelan.



20 Gifts for the Fashion Icon on Your List

From winter's trendiest pieces to timeless classics from local Seattle brands, here's how to shop for someone who already loves to.

11/16/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Art House

Realtor Confessions: Pearl Nelson of Pearl Nelson Real Estate and Skyline Properties

The musician of Champagne Champagne and White Tears fame explains his turn to home buying and selling in Seattle.

11/16/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Latkes and Lights

Where to Order Food for Hanukkah

From full-on brisket dinner spreads to sufganiyot, even gluten-free latkes by the dozen.

11/16/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

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3 Questions Before Selling Your House to Buy A New One

Join FlyHomes for a virtual panel on December 7 to have all your real estate questions answered!


Blackout Days

How to Survive a Power Outage in Seattle

How to report a downed line, preserve your food, and stay entertained without electricity.

11/15/2021 By Allison Williams

Art for Thought

Angels: Lost and Found Raises Complicated Questions about Homelessness Advocacy

The Angels: Lost and Found multimedia exhibition inspires critical thought about Seattle's housing crisis.

11/15/2021 By Sophie Grossman

2021 Election

Seattle May Be Progressive, But Its Voters Weren't This Election

Despite a late push from the left, the more moderate candidate prevailed in three of the four citywide races in the 2021 election. Why?

11/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy