Ariel Shearer

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Senior Editor

Ariel Shearer is the senior editor at Seattle magazine, where she writes about the characters and places that make the city tick. Since launching her writing career at the late Boston Phoenix, Ariel has covered stories for local and national publications on topics ranging from cannabis science to restaurant openings and sustainable travel. When she’s not writing or seeking out new stories around the city, Ariel can be found exploring restaurant menus and local beaches with her wife-to-be. Find her on Twitter at @arielshearer.

contributed articles

Colorful menus and creative techniques elevate Seattle’s plant-based dining scene

Exploring the movement as it shifts between medicine and indulgence

A Sammamish resident shares her edible artistry with cookies lovers and aspiring cookie decorators alike

Send some joy with whimsical birthday postcards and Hot Cakes delivery

In challenging times, Seattleites are finding ways to feed, inspire, teach and entertain our community in (spite of) state-mandated isolation

Leah Griffin helps guide the creation of laws that intimately impact rape survivors in Washington state

Find your new favorite bottle with Seattle’s women-led whiskey club

As neighborhoods throughout the city grow and change, here’s a handful of hot areas to keep an eye on