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Target’s Pillowfort Kids Line Got a Huge Spring Refresh & We Want It All

Adorable spring finds for that room update you’ve been planning.

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The Ultimate (& Mostly Free) Dress Up Checklist

Dress up bins don’t need to be filled with fancy gear. You probably already have plenty of supplies for hours of imaginary play.

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Incredibly Easy Design Hacks for Every Room

From fresh flowers to perfectly placed candles to an expert stack of books, we bring you 5 ideas that you can execute today, probably with things you already have in your home.

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Sewing Studios: The New It Spot for Crafters

First it was stitch-and-bitch knitting sessions—now, sewing circles are the rage among domestic artists. To accommodate Seattle’s social seamstresses, many local fabric shops are opening sewing studios, replete with high-end machines and notions, as hubs of support and creative camaraderie. …

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Five Fantastically Comfortable Seattle Bar Stools

There are many good bars in Seattle—spots that pour the perfect cocktail, or the tastiest craft beer or serve up the most scrumptious happy hour snacks. But when you really want to belly right up to the bar and settle…

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Exotic Offerings at Seattle’s Specialty Grocers

Seattle has long been blessed with excellent gourmet and specialty food grocers: Big John’s PFI for Italian pastas and its terrific cheese counter; Uwajimaya, our first stop for obscure ingredients, from pomelo to gobo root. Then there’s Pike Place Market,…

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5 Reasons to Visit Pike Place Market Now

Listening to the lame excuses Seattle residents spout about why they do not frequent Pike Place Market gets on my last good nerve. Especially this time of year, when there are few tourists clogging up the walkways and parking spots…

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Must-Try Washington Rosé Wines

Rosé has been undergoing a metamorphosis in Washington, from afterthought to intention. The old way of thinking went something like this: “Hey, we’re bleeding a bunch of juice out of these fermenters to make our big red wines. Instead of…

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New Reasons to Eat at Safeco Field

With the start of Mariners’ baseball underway, thousands of dedicated Seattleites will make the trek to Safeco field to enjoy the new players, grand slams, stolen bases, and now, delicious eats. The Safe now boasts eats from its two new…

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Five Virgin Cocktail Recipes

Whether you’re the designated driver (always an honorable role), taking a break from drinking for a particular reason or no reason at all, or just don’t feel like cocktail-ing it up, it’s never bad to have a few un-alcoholic hits…

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Where to Find Seattle’s Tastiest Empanadas

With ancient roots winding from the Iberian Peninsula through most of Latin America, these warm and gooey combinations of meat, cheese, veggies and/or fruit in a fried or baked dough pocket have long been favored by laborers, travelers and traders—and…

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Seattle’s Suddenly Flush with Middle Eastern Flavor

When it comes to sampling the best authentic flavors from all over the globe, Seattle has it made. From Thai to Japanese, Seattle foodies know exactly where to go for the best eats all over town. Now, the Seattle food…

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15 Best Neighborhoods in Seattle

In a city celebrated for its distinct enclaves steeped in neighborhood pride, it’s a tricky proposition selecting “The Best.” After all, choosing a place to live is an exercise in juggling priorities—affordability, schools, safety, housing, yards, amenities, walkability, views, accessibility—that…

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Cozy Patio Dining in Winter

Spring may be on it’s way, but the skies ares still that familiar grey here in Seattle. Even with unpredictable downpours and chilly evenings, we won’t let that stop us from enjoying a night outside over a glass of wine.…

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Gourmet Grilled Cheese On-the-Go

Danielle Custer’s got food chops: She was chef at several area hotel restaurants before heading the culinary team at Taste at the Seattle Art Museum. Custer has now joined the mobile food movement with the yellow and white polka-dotted Monte…

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The 4 Best Brioches at Seattle Bakeries

Like bread, only better, brioche combines the light and fluffy texture of a delicate pastry with the sweetness of a slice of cake (minus the guilt). Leave it to the French to come up with such a culinary achievement like…

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5 “Be Mine” Valentine’s Day Cocktails

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, let us give you a little advice garnered from our years of experience (ha!). Instead of struggling to book a last-minute restaurant or trying to wedge your way into a crowded bar, make that special…

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7 Favorite Hot Noodle Soups

There’s no question that things are feeling more than a bit chilly in Seattle. With temps in the 40s and intermittent downpours, the thought of going outside is one that we are quick to shun. But, for those who brave…

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The 25 Best Burgers in Seattle

Oh, thank you, Earl of Sandwich, the first man to put meat between slices of bread. And thank you, too, people of Hamburg, Germany, who, legend has it, made a steak of ground meat and called it a hamburger. That…

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Meat and Drinks at a Slew of New Charcuterie Bars

If three of a kind constitutes a trend, then bars that serve cured, smoked and sliced meats are the new black, at least on Capitol Hill.
First came Cure, the wee bar hidden in the alleyway behind Broadway on Nagle…

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The 25 Best Burgers in Seattle

Oh, thank you, Earl of Sandwich, the first man to put meat between slices of bread. And thank you, too, people of Hamburg, Germany, who, legend has it, made a steak of ground meat and called it a hamburger. That…

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The Best Meals of 2012

It goes without saying that the best meals of the year aren’t just about what was eaten. That’s important, no doubt. But great food doesn’t equal a great meal. What makes a meal is having good food, good atmosphere, good…

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4 Spots for Thai Curry in Seattle

We all know how chilly it’s been getting around Seattle, and few things warm us up on these winter days like a steaming helping of some of our favorite Asian cuisine. With fragrant spices and heat balanced by coconut or…

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Where to Make New Year’s and Christmas Eve Reservations

Yes, there’s still lots of space on the calendar until Christmas and then New Year’s Eve, but it’s not too early to book those holiday dinner rezzies. If you manage to hire a babysitter or drop the kids off with…

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Best New Food Trucks 2012

Food trucks have become our new best friend. With constantly changing locations all over Seattle, half the fun of eating at these mobile eateries is trying to find them in the first place. But the real reward comes in the…

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Date Night: Best Red Wines of 2012

From Cabs to Syrah to, yes, even Merlots, these are the Best Red Wines in Washington state that this panel of experts think you should be drinking now. Our friends over at Seattle Magazine have scrounged up the top wines…

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The Best New Bakery of 2012 Is…

We’ve been to Crumble & Flake four times, but only managed to eat anything once. OK, twice. It’s a common story; chef and owner Neil Robertson’s bakery has been besieged by pastry fiends since it opened its doors in early…

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Date Night: The New MOHAI

There’s something ironic about a museum devoted to documenting a city’s progress getting booted out of its home in the name of progress.

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Then again, the team at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)…

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Where to Find Great Fried Chicken in Seattle

Oprah may have flown Ezell’s chicken out to Chicago whenever she had a particular craving, but there are plenty of other crispy Northwest recipes for this comfort-food favorite.

Ma‘ono Fried Chicken & Whisky
Crafting the fried chicken with gochujang and…

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Date Night: Food-Friendly Washington Wines

Shannon Borg from Seattle Magazine writes:

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When people talk about “food-friendly” wines, what do they mean? Wine and food just naturally go together, right? Well, yes. And no. Sometimes you just want a glass of…

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6 Restaurants Where You Can Enjoy Meatless Mondays

Seattle-based food writer Kim O’Donnel was into Meatless Mondays long before Mario Batali and others shoved this notion onto the mainstream consciousness. Hooray and pass the kale chips! (You’ll find a recipe for those crunchy green gems in her first…

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5 Apple-licious Fall Drinks

Fall’s crisp air lends itself to many seasonal treats (including some previously-mentioned fall drinks), but no ingredient says “fall” as much as an apple.

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Luckily, we don’t have to be like Herculus and travel to…

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4 Tasty Ginger Treats

This peppery yet citrusy treat may not appeal to everyone’s palate, but for those who don’t mind the complex flavors of this pungent root, our friends over at Seattle Magazine have scoured the city to find four tasty ginger treats…

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5 Game Day Cocktail Recipes

Whether you choose to watch your weekly football game in the comfort of your living room, or from the back of your car in the stadium parking lot, our friends at Seattle Magazine have rounded up 5 awesome drink recipes…

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