Art Is for Everyone

Self-taught artist Morgan Smalley brings a new approach to her artwork by allowing others to engage not only with her creativity but to also experience their own. A true Seattle native, she decided to take her hobby and love of art and become an artist herself by producing an entire collection and hosting her own exhibition.  

Arts + Makers

One of my favorite things about the growth of any city is the natural following of the growth in the arts. This winter, The Stranger, one of Seattle’s most popular alternative newspapers, had a cover story suggesting “Bellevue could be the new Williamsburg.” For those unaware of Williamsburg, it’s Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhood, buzzing with hip restaurants and chic boutiques that … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

BCHS Alum Becomes Filmmaker Brice Budke, a graduate of Bellevue Christian High School and former Bellevue resident, went from a consultant at Loft9 to becoming a local filmmaker. “It’s been really rewarding to see it all come together and see all the hard work that went into this,” he says. “I wouldn’t have changed anything … Continued

McLaren Bellevue Launch Party at Drivers Club

On Dec. 12, the luxury Canadian auto group OpenRoad proudly announced the addition of McLaren Automative, the British creator of luxury and high-performance sports cars. The Pacific Northwest is the only North American location to sell McLaren Automative, and the greater Seattle area is beyond thrilled to welcome them! Pictures featured are from the media launch … Continued

Salvaged Beauty

For designer Andy Whitcomb, it’s all about imagination and conscience, and the journey to his current career as co-founder of local made-by-hand furniture store Brackish hasn’t been a traditional one. 

Maja Arnold Designs

Ever wonder why a wedding band is typically worn on one’s left “ring” finger? It directly connects a loved one to your heart—literally and figuratively. Beginning with ancient Roman culture, the belief that a vein in the fourth digit known as the Vena Amoris (Vein of Love) directly carries blood back to one’s heart, the symbolism of the ring/marriage and where it…

TedxSeattleWomen at Ste. Chateau Michelle

The annual TedxSeattle Women took place on Dec. 5 at Chateau Ste. Michelle. A day called "Showing Up" was filled with compelling local speakers, ideas worth spreading and priceless wisdom. Ladies spent the day networking and growing as they sipped on Chateau Ste. Michelle's finest wines.  Photography by Mike Nakumura

An Unexpected Journey

 The Language of the Soul  For Craig Wellborn, art was never a choice. It was a way of life that seemed to run in his family. From a young age, he recognized it was much more than just a hobby; it was a calling he couldn’t ignore.  Five years ago, he began pursuing his art more seriously, all the while…

Romantic Destination

 +did you know?  Originally the Snoqualmie Falls Lodge, it began as an eight-room inn built in 1916 as a rest stop for travelers. It quickly became famous for its Country Breakfast, then called the Farm Breakfast, which nourished visitors before they journeyed over the mountain pass. In 1988, the building was completely remodeled and reopened as the Salish Lodge.   

The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

1. Herbivore Rose Quartz Illuminating Body Oil / $48 / HerbivoreBotanicals.com 2. Cashmere Travel Set / $396 / MargaretOLeary.com 3. Minimalist Rings / $49 / Hodina.co 4. 2015 Matthews Reserve Claret / $67 / Ste-Michelle.com 5. Large Roses Ami / $349 / Roses-Ami.com 6. True Love Votive / $50 / GlassyBaby.com 7. Bee My Honey / $24.99 / UmmSkincare.com 8. Louis Armstrong Let's Fall in Love Vinyl / $16 /…