Happy Anniversary, Bellevue!

August is always a special time for me because it is Bellevue Lifestyle’s anniversary month! It’s been two years, and I can honestly say each issue keeps getting better. The team of photographers and writers I get to work with, the stories we get to work on and the response from the community is so positive and … Continued

Summer in Bellevue

These are the days we live for.  Summertime in the PNW feels like summer camp—yes for kids, but even more so for adults. If you don’t agree, I’d say you might be doing it all wrong! The nights are longer and warmer; everyone is in a better mood and more social, more active. I find it’s almost … Continued

The Men’s Issue

Our content can often lean heavily on the female side, but this month we turn our attention to the men, in turn making our team realize we should really do this more often! We had blast with Joe Bae of Joe Bae Salon with his dapper models showcasing the latest hair trends. We also met with Mike Mutzel, … Continued

Women of Influence

In the social media culture we live in, it’s easy to get caught up on “likes” and views on highly curated, sometimes sponsored, content. I find myself thinking, how are these people actually “influencing” in real life when there are no filters, “likes” and edited captions? The women featured in this month’s issue may have decent social media … Continued

Going Green

This month at Bellevue Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. It’s almost hard to not be eco-conscious living in Bellevue. Surrounded by natural beauty and immersed in an educated and savvy culture where Teslas are the norm, everywhere you go there are three trash cans to choose from (compost, … Continued

Home Sweet Home

“Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day, and where we keep our most prized … Continued

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

Happy 2019!

Happy 2019!  The new year is always a time for new beginnings, new opportunity and new goals. Whether or not you set resolutions, it still seems to be a time for reflection on the past year and hopes for the year to come. January is our “wellness” issue and is full of stories to inspire and motivate … Continued

For Auld Lang Syne

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Bellevue Lifestyle in 2018! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down to write our January letter to all of you—talking about resolutions and renewal—and … Continued

Thankful

As November rolls around, we’re anxiously awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day … Continued