Guys’ Road trip to Suncadia

 Article Caitlin Agnew | Photography Kara Mercer  Nothing gets men fired up like time away from the rigors of daily demands or bonds them more closely than through shared experiences.  Experts say that road trips are a good way for friends—guys, especially—to bond. Let's face it, sometimes it’s just hard to get quality time with good friends, and a road trip forces you to…

Movers & Shakers: The Men of Bellevue

 Article Earl Benjamin | Photography Life N Light  Jeff Rogers, Chairman & CEO, OneAccord  What excites you most about the work that you do?

Female Movers + Shakers

 Article Earl Benjamin | Photography Life N Light  The Owner  Pauline Haugen, Higher Health Spine + Sport

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings

Shake up your jewelry box with these handmade geometric earrings— perfect for yourself or as a gift for your best ladies Article and Photography Nicolette Martin Piece by Piece Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the … Continued

Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

From Tide 
to Table

While Taylor Shellfish Farms’ menu is constantly changing, it’s commitment to sustainable farming has remained consistent. The family-owned company has provided sustainable shellfish to the Pacific Northwest since the 1890s. Taylor Shellfish prides itself on responsible farming and good social practices, for a complete "tide-to-table” experience. On Sunday, November 19, the company opened its fourth and largest oyster farm in Lincoln…

giving a dress a 
second chance at the dance floor

Ruby Room is a formalwear program that allows low-income teens in western Washington to be included in milestone moments during their high school years. These moments include quinceañeras, proms and homecomings. The Bellevue-based boutique services 400-500 eligible teens per year, and members in the community donate its entire inventory, which includes cocktail dresses, formal dresses, shoes, accessories, handbags, suits and…

Farmers Market Fresh

As a nutrition and healthy lifestyle coach, I’m big on helping clients incorporate more nutrient-rich vegetables into their diet in delicious ways. However, these days not all veggies are created equal, as many have been sprayed with pesticides, genetically modified, grown in soil depleted of minerals, or traveled a long way to get to us—thus losing nutritional value along the…

Get Away 
at Loge at The Sands

Having reached the top of our most recent mountain, the winter season, spring is here, bringing us closer to warmer months. If you seek more vitamin D, fresh air and weekend getaways, bliss is closer than you think. 

In the Closet of …

When fashion is your art, a closet is your studio—a creative space to have room to organize your colors, brands, accessories; a place to lay things out, mix and match, and create your statement for the day. When Travis Groome moved into his Clyde Hill home two years ago, the 1,100-square-foot (and growing) closet was a selling point.