Giving Generously

In a season when generosity is at an all-time high, it can often feel challenging to know where and how to make a difference. There are many quality organizations that are doing important work all over the world. This season, we’re highlighting three that make a difference locally and globally.

Holiday Gift Guide

 1. Baby on Board with Desiree Siegfried  She was The Bachelorette Season 9, and now she's a wife, mom and bridal gown designer. Desiree Siegfried and her husband, Chris, are now expecting their second son in January. As she’s discovered that time seems to be moving faster every day and finding balance with a busy work schedule has become even more…

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

December 2018 Around Town

Alicia Peru Boutique Grand Opening The Alicia Peru Boutique recently opened its doors to the community. Beginning as an online boutique, the brick-and-mortar shop in Old Bellevue is part of the Main Street Merchants Association. Offering more than just sustainable women’s luxury fashion, gifts and accessories, the business also creates social and economic opportunities for female artists … Continued

Holiday Shoe Essentials

Looking to update your footwear this holiday season? We captured the very best from Neiman Marcus to meet all your winter shoe needs! Whether you’re attending holiday parties, having a romantic dinner by the fire, or enjoying cozy mornings with family, we’ve picked our favorites to keep you covered all winter long!

Bellevue Boys and Girls Club SMART Girls Luncheon

The SMART Girls Luncheon hosted by the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club and Nintendo took place at Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi on Sept. 21. Light bites and wine were enjoyed to support the SMART Girl program, a program for young female academic success, leadership and healthy lifestyles. 

Mai Tai or Yours?

This year, Canlis will be hosting Seattle's most exclusive scene of a truly one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve party. And it’s not what you think! What used to be its biggest moneymaking night of the year has shifted into what is now considered the most exclusive NYE party in Seattle. Since opening its doors in 1950, Canlis has been known for crafting memorable experiences among Seattleites and fancy restaurant-goers. But…

Escape to Whitefish, Montana

“In the mountains of Montana, we forget to count the days.”

Winter Road Trip

While we typically don’t get a white Christmas here in Bellevue, a quick drive to Leavenworth will place you in the ultimate Bavarian holiday town. Nominated by numerous publications as one of the “Top 10 Places to Find the Most Holiday Cheer,” Leavenworth is our own little North Pole in our backyard. Throughout the month of December, check out the famous Christmas tree-lighting…

We Rise Together

The 6th Annual Vital Voices Northwest Gala, held on Sept. 29 at the Seattle Art Museum, brought together almost 200 of Seattle and Bellevue's top thought leaders and philanthropists, benefiting women leaders from across the globe in the areas of economic empowerment, women's political participation and human rights. Learn more at