12 Businesses You’ll Find Only in Seattle

Seattle is home to several businesses that are household names the world over. But in addition to behemoths like Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, and Starbucks, the Emerald City has hundreds of wonderful businesses you can’t find anywhere else. Check out these prize shops and galleries and get more into shopping locally with homegrown businesses.

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Archie McPhee
Seattle-based novelty shop Archie McPhee is a purveyor of fun for people of all ages. If it’s not already your go-to destination for gag gifts and costumes, visit the next time you’re in a pinch […]

By |March 17th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

Green Trends to Watch This Year

Concern for the environment is growing among consumers, manufacturers, and service providers. In response, promising signs are emerging that we’re moving toward a more sustainable world. One of these signs is the pace and scope of sustainability-driven innovation. If you’re looking for ways to live a greener life or are interested in breakthroughs in green technology, here are some green trends to watch for and think about embracing this year.
Natural furnishings and decor
Decorating with houseplants is increasingly common. Expect this trend to continue alongside a rise in the production and sale of other organic furnishings. Carved stone stone coffee and end tables, wood furniture, and wicker chairs […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

7 Local East Austin Gems You Should Know About

East Austin has all the characteristics of a stylish arts district. The eclectic neighborhood is home to art studios and galleries, trendy cafes and cocktail bars, thriving restaurants, food trucks, a wealth of street art, live music performance spaces, parks, and a smattering of storied local haunts. If you’re looking to better know the neighborhood, here are some East Austin spots you should check out.
Alamo Street
East Austin has a rich history, and many of the neighborhood’s residents have lived there for generations. Walking down Alamo Street, you get a sense for this. You also get a sense for the new development […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

7 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Historically speaking, St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of St. Patrick’s divinity and the hope and optimism he brought to 15th-century Ireland. But the spirit of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration appeals to tens of millions of non-Irish and non-Catholic Americans, and March 17 is a day many look forward to each year. If you’re one of them but you haven’t yet settled on plans for this Friday, here are seven ideas to consider.
Attend a parade
St. Patrick’s Day parades are held in most large urban areas and many smaller communities as well. Attending one is a tradition for millions of American […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea and Why

Like coffee, wine, and beer, tea is a beverage connoisseurs feel it’s important to be selective about. If you want to wean yourself off coffee or you find tea’s touted health benefits attractive, you’re in the right place. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much time or effort to develop a basic understanding of what good tea is and how to brew it. Here’s a brief guide to knowing, selecting, preparing, and drinking tea.
Discover what tea is all about
According to Chinese legend, emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled drinking water. Some leaves fell into the water, altering its […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Good Eats|0 Comments