Return to Napa Valley

Deemed as a wine lover's paradise, Napa Valley, just 30 miles long and five miles wide, is made up of the perfect topography, climate and soil to harvest renowned Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. With great wine also comes fine dining, deluxe lodging, popular events and modern culture. It's no wonder tourists flock to Napa Valley, last year welcoming a total of 3.85 million visitors. Not bad…

Fall in Love with Fall Recipes

Karla Ilicic is a yoga teacher, nutritionist and overall wellness coach whose love for cooking started when she was just a little girl, as she was watching her grandmother in the kitchen. The amount of love that was poured into every recipe was intoxicating, and Karla found herself helping her out and wanting to learn more and more. Her father…

Inside Out with Matthews Winery

With more than 130 tasting rooms in Woodinville, it can be challenging for a winery to stand out from the crowd. For Matthews Winery, this has never been a problem. From the inside out, Matthews Winery has been a leader amongst its peers with their innovative approach to wine, food and the relationship between both.

Keeping Up with the Smeraldos

The Kardashians aren’t the only family we need to be keeping up with these days. Meet the Smeraldos, an Italian family who holds the value of breaking bread as an imperative part of their business’s success. Since their late father, an Italian immigrant, opened the doors to the family's first restaurant, Il Terrazzo Carmine back in 1984, CJ, his brother Philip…

Golden Hour

September is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Washington. It’s the golden hour of summer—the last stretch where we can play outside wearing only one layer of clothing. The weather is still warm, the grills are still fired up and the rosé is still served all day. While we’ve savored the season, we’re also excited for what’s…

What Dreams are Made of

Imagine waking up each morning and walking into a completely custom, luxury space that not only houses but showcases your favorite articles of clothing—it would make waking up that much easier, wouldn’t it? Cue Cher Horowitz’s epic closet from the 1990s cult classic Clueless. If there is anyone who can make that happen, it is Ramona Williamson of the Seattle franchise…

A Day in The Life of CEO Ambika Singh

If you’re looking for a career that guarantees that sweet 5 o’clock retreat, being a CEO probably isn’t for you. Owner of Armoire and wardrobing extraordinaire Ambika Singh takes each day by the horns—meetings, community outreach, fittings and events galore.

The Art of Omakase

Omakase sushi is a Japanese tradition of letting the chef choose your order. When you order “omakase,” it roughly means, “Chef, I trust you.”  It is considered a form of respect and a compliment to the chef when ordered and is truly a luxury experience, consisting of the best of quality and freshness. The meal can be likened to an artistic performance, where the chef can…

A Family Affair: The Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club

For Cameron Smith, horses were a part of his everyday life growing up, but never a passion. He remembers growing up in Bridle Trails and never quite taking to a sport that involved jumping over things and wearing a top hat and tux. He played all kinds of sports but had no interest in horses, except maybe to impress a…

A Stroke of Happiness

Pittsburgh native and artist Kait Schoeb packed up her brushes, paint tubes and canvases and traveled cross-country with her husband seven months ago to call Seattle their new home. After starting her business from the ground up nearly five years ago with a focus on large-scale paintings, Kait yearned to further evolve her work. Fast forward a few years later—after completing a…