Issue

April 2017

From this Issue

Not many people can muster a physical representation of their life’s work quite like Richard Berger. His Masterpieces of the Earth collection boasts some 150 of the rarest natural formations on earth—and now Berger hopes to share them with Seattle

Just as you’ve graduated from getting drunk on Goldschläger to sipping a fine wine with dinner, you may expect more these days from a cannabis edible

I intentionally sped through gritty Aberdeen, hometown of the late Kurt Cobain, and back to the same shore, only farther south, past a church whose marquee read, “Clamming boots welcome at worship.” (Perhaps that’s what Cobain meant when he sang, "Come as you are.")

Today’s political climate means uncertainty for certain immigrants. But for many, America is still the country where dreams can be fulfilled and some local immigrant families are finding the pathway to achieve the dream is lined with rows of cannabis

Seattle-based Zillow recently ranked our city as the second-hottest housing market in the country. What does that mean for you? The good news: You have lots of choices.

Road trip to nearby Kingston, Washington for a weekend of nature-based excursions, great eats and a scenic ferry ride

Imagine traveling from Seattle to Portland in half the time it takes to get from downtown Seattle to Bellevue in rush-hour traffic. A University of Washington team of 35 engineering students is working to make this a reality with Hyperloop, a transit system that could zip Seattleites to Stumptown at up to 760 mph

In Seattle public school classrooms, students are learning a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic, because educators are concerned about extreme stress levels among students

Redmond comic book artist Jon Morris is in consideration for a possible animated series inspired by his comic-book history 'The League of Regrettable Superheroes'

When pastry chef Jacquelynn Beckman moved from California to Washington in 2015 to oversee the pastry department at Trellis Restaurant in Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel, she quickly ran into a challenge: Her boss was gluten intolerant

No doubt you’re familiar with food and wine pairings. At Seattle’s Hotel Vintage, you can now experience wine and perfume pairings

Matthew Amster-Burton’s new novel, 'Our Secret Better Lives,' returns readers to the grunge era, focusing on Northwest kids stuck in Los Angeles while the whole world is going crazy over Pearl Jam

Walk through any neighborhood in Seattle and chances are you’ll come across a Little Free Library—one of those dozens of miniature lending libraries that invite neighbors to borrow books and leave volumes they no longer want

Inspired by Finnish design house Marimekko’s sprightly designs on display at the Nordic Heritage Museum, bright colors and a playful mix of patterns are propelling spring fashion forward

The cooler category of drinks—a base spirit, citrus in some form, club soda and ice—goes back at least to the 1890s. There are endless variations on flavorings and what brings the bubbles, but coolers are always refreshing

It’s springtime in Wenatchee, and this small city of 32,000 has much to offer a weekend explorer, especially one ready to cast off the gray shroud of a rainy Seattle winter and step into sunshine (200 days a year!)

First-time entrepreneur Jasmine Ni’Cole Johnson admits that she’s spent thousands of dollars and countless salon hours on hair extensions and wigs, but never found a natural-looking, stylish wig she liked. And those extensions? All she got from them was thinning hair.

If it seems like brand-new apartment complexes are proliferating throughout Seattle, it’s because—well—they are

If residents of the Seward Park neighborhood near Lakewood Park run out of milk, eggs or even ice cream, picking up those supplies is an easy trip down to the neighborhood pet store

Anyone looking to live near a few of Seattle’s most popular food havens would be happy locating near the one-block commercial strip a block north of Ballard High School

Most residences in this hilly neighborhood offer some sort of view of the nearby waterfront—ranging from peekaboo views of the arriving and departing ferries to Olympic Mountain vistas

Despite a new administration in the “other” Washington that is pursuing trade and immigration policies antithetical to ones that have helped make this free-trade, diverse and immigrant-friendly city a success, Seattle remains optimistic about the future

More and more Seattleites are living without cars—almost 16 percent, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers from 2015, nearly three times higher than the United States as whole

The area around this small neighborhood is notable for its curving boulevards and wide, grassy medians. The renowned Olmsted brothers are to thank for this English village–style landscaping, as well as for the design of Mount Baker Park, which offers a picnic area, tennis courts and a recently renovated play area

Seattle is awash in new luxury apartments, with tons more set to open in the next 18 months or so, but just try finding a condo to buy, especially a new one

With so many apartment complexes competing for tenants, developers are getting creative when it comes to amenities. Here’s a closer look at what new residents can expect in a few buildings

Lake Hills, developed in the 1950s, is considered one of the first master planned communities in the state, with the original mid-century modern homes here built to provide affordable housing for Boeing engineers

This gem of a neighborhood is located in one of the quieter sections of Capitol Hill, not far from the noise and bustle that is Broadway. The area features tree-lined streets and an eclectic mix of housing—from condos and apartments to Tudor cottages, remodeled bungalows and grand turnof- the-century houses

Together, millennials and baby boomers are driving a trend that is redefining life in the suburbs: the rise of mixed-use developments and multifamily units in suburban downtown cores

The University of Washington Press is making a big noise in publishing circles, and its growing reputation screams from a collection of eye-catching tomes sprawled across a table: 'The Tao of Raven,' 'The City Is More Than Human,' 'Black Women in Sequence'

In the Columbia Gorge AVA, a rogues’ gallery of farmers and winemakers are producing some of the Northwest’s most exciting wines