(Not) Home for the Holidays

Holidays are a time for family. Most take advantage of such special occasions with gatherings around a dinner table, vacations with loved ones or even just alone time to rest and recharge. And while the majority of Americans can enjoy these special moments, there are those notable individuals who sacrifice their time and lives for the greater good. The city…

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. 

Medina Marvel

John Buchan Homes is uniquely Northwest, with roots planted here in the early 1960s. Its first new home community was built on Mercer Island, and before long, the company was building throughout the Puget Sound, never losing focus of the Eastside. John Buchan always prided himself on craftsmanship, artistry and perfection. Heather Dosch, the company’s CEO, continues her father’s same passion…


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

November 2018 Around Town

FastSigns Bellevue Employees Win Award at FastSigns Outside Sales Summit Melissa Christiansen and Garan Ingersoll, both outside sales professionals at FastSigns of Bellevue, received the Bronze Sales Award at the 2018 FastSigns Outside Sales Summit recently held in Arlington, Texas. This award recognizes sales employees who achieved sales of $300,000 to $499,999 during the 12-month period. The … Continued

Celebrity Steak-Out

This August, attendees enjoyed a fun evening at the annual Celebrity Steak-Out presented by Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC and Fred Hutch. Local and national celebrities enjoyed a silent and live auction, a cocktail hour and dinner prepared by John Howie Restaurants. The evening's proceeds of $287,000 will support Fred Hutch develop new screening options to detect asymptomatic ovarian cancer.

If Not Me, then Who?

“Be someone’s constant” is Kristine Moreland’s encouragement to the world. The founder of the MORELove Project, she does not just ask it of others but does it every Tuesday night on the streets of Seattle.

Seasonal Home Decor

Your home may be a haven for hosting, and with hosting comes responsibility. Every great host knows the details are what bring your entire event together. From the home scent upon entry to your table settings, your ideal seasonal look can be accomplished with TREE, the eco-chic and friendly furniture company.

Fit into Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside. This November, let’s take a break from the holiday baking and cooking and start moving. Staying cozy and bundled is comforting, but why not step outside of our comfort zone this year? Yoga phenomenon and social influencer Karla Tafra gives us insight on how to beat the winter blues and warm up another way this season. 

The Bravern Fashion Week: Where Fashion Meets Art

This September, The Shops at The Bravern curated a signature Fashion Week event highlighting fashion and art. The exclusive event gave unparalleled access to the industry to experience the best of Pacific Northwest and international fashion including a showcase of an opening party, a runway show, designer shopping and industry talks.