Personalized Gifts

'Tis the season for giving, and no matter the occasion, one should always come prepared with a gift worth having. Evelyn Hou, the owner, designer, brander and specialist at Bellevue Embroidery & Gifts, has been helping our community with gift giving since opening her doors almost 23 years ago. 

Kitchen Necessities

As we approach the end of the year, we tend to spend more time in the kitchen baking holiday cookies and seasonal dishes. With the near constant use of our ovens and ranges, our kitchens must be equipped with culinary essentials. From measuring spoons and rolling pins to muffin tins and cookware, check out these functional yet stylish tools to whip up…

Three Cheer Captains, One Team, One Dream!

 Article Brittany Eiseman | Photography Life N Light  Bellevue’s cheer captains, Grace Dillon, Anna Lombardi and Morgan Williams, work together all year long to create a seamless football season on and off the field. Read more to find out what makes this opportunity a once in a lifetime experience and what these captains love about Bellevue Cheer!  Catch the squad…

Perfect Patios

 Article and Photography  Bellevue feels like a whole new city during the summer — more social and bustling, yet relaxed and joyful. It’s the best time of year to be outside, and everybody is happy to soak up the sun as much as possible. Dining out is no exception. Whether grabbing a bite with friends or a date-night cocktail with a loved one,…

Dr. Michael Johnson and His Father, Dr. Richard Johnson

 Article Jordan Blaine  Antique Golf Clubs: Their Restoration and Preservation, $26.65

Paige Green

 Article Jordan Blaine  Birdie's Big-Girl Hair  Barnes & Noble, $15

natural, affordable beauty with gabriel cosmetics

Gabriel Cosmetics is a Northwest-based company and has been in business for 25 years, thriving on its affordability, transparency and clean products. 
Gabriel Cosmetics is considered a pioneer in the natural product industry and offers a beauty, skin care and children’s line. The man behind the magic is CEO and founder Gabriel DeSantino. Gabriel is a very hands-on CEO and is…


Makers are what shape the culture of a community, and the Bellevue and Seattle areas have unique and vibrant neighborhoods. Here are six Instagram accounts of local talent that will inspire your DIY projects this year in addition to leaving you inspired to shop locally. Enjoy!


Four passionate instructors turned their lives upside to open the first SoulCycle studio in the Pacific Northwest. Teaching a powerful mind-body class that features high-intensity cardio, muscle-sculpting strength training and rhythm-based choreography makes for some unforgettable experiences. Sharing those moments are what tightens the bond between this wild bunch. 

Cheers to the New Year

"The greatest gift I’ve received in the past year has been the community I’ve found in Bellevue that has now become family. My faith in God has to me to be present, patient and open to change. I’ve learned that when you trust your heart and take a leap of faith, you either learn from the fall or you land…