The Maker Movement

When you think of the word “maker,” what comes to mind?

February 2018 Around Town

Life Time, the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, is bringing its nationally recognized, all-encompassing healthy living, healthy aging, healthy entertainment experience to the Pacific Northwest. The region’s first Life Time Athletic destination is scheduled to open in late March at The Shops at The Bravern. A Preview Center is now open daily at The Bravern, 700 110th Avenue, Suite 270, for…

Alexander Marine Christmas Parade Yacht Cruise

Bellevue Lifestyle hosted a special evening for advertising partners aboard Alexander Marine’s 90-foot Ocean Alexander yacht for the annual Christmas Ship Parade. Guests enjoyed festive sights and delicious food from The LakeHouse, tasty Moscow mules by Makers Mark and “summer in a glass” sauvignon blanc by Matthews Winery. 
Photography by Life N Light.


Although Corrie LaVelle Ebel has been passionate about art, design and style her entire life, she struggled with the idea of calling herself an artist.

24 Hours With Kia Fanaeian

People can be very particular when it comes to what they wear, but even more so when it comes to jewelry. Artist and master jeweler Kia Fanaeian knows this all too well. Kia is part owner of Diamonds Inc., located on Main Street in Old Bellevue, and precision happens to be one of his greatest strengths. 

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

 un | From-Scratch Pasta  Yield: 1 pound  2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting


In 1623, Shakespeare declared “All the world's a stage.” Fast forward to 1985. Barb Schwarz pioneered the "staging” concept, and real estate turned Shakespeare’s metaphor into an operative phrase. 


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!

Coffee With A Cause

This is a story that begins—and ends—with coffee. Nine years ago, Bellden Cafe owners and husband-and-wife duo Claire and Eddy Sumadiwirya first met at a coffee shop in Bellevue. What started as a blind date led to hours of conversation and, among many topics, they discussed their mutual dream of someday owning a local cafe.

In the Home With…

Beautiful views and proximity to city centers of both Seattle and the Eastside makes the town of Yarrow Point one of Bellevue’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Nestled in by Lake Washington on all three sides, the Yarrow Point peninsula boasts charming homes amongst natural Pacific Northwest landscapes.