Tips and Articles for Seattle

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Charles Smith has a knack for hitting cultural pulse points. A traveler from an early age, he lived in Scandinavia for years, managing concerts and rock... Read More

London's Levantine CrazeWhen Yotam Ottolenghi opened his first café in 2002, Middle Eastern food in London meant falafel and hummus. Not anymore. Hot on... Read More

Following similar bans by San Francisco and Seattle, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said Monday he intends to sign an executive order that will ban... Read More

Thanks to these innovations, you can rest easy on the road.Smart Beds: Last year, Four Seasons created a customizable bed, allowing guests to pick their... Read More

“We have a circus and sideshow mentality to the way we do business,” says Brandon Hodge, owner of the retro-inspired Big Top Candy Shop in Austin, TX. ... Read More

The largest city in the Pacific Northwest grew up in a spectacular waterfront setting wedged between the Cascade and Olympic mountains. Even when the... Read More

As the plane begins its descent into Seattle’s airport I write on the inside cover of my notebook: ‘New take on Seattle necessary for article. Avoid all... Read More

In Seattle, an always green, mostly misty city, our favorite places to stay combine style and beautiful views. They run the gamut from the understated... Read More

Seattle: “This chanterelle, apple, and egg dish at Sitka & Spruce ($$) is the ultimate winter brunch.” —Aran Goyoaga (@Cannellevanille), Food... Read More

Style, in a way, functions as a kind of sociocultural GPS, a psychic location finder. You can tell you’re in Paris, of course, because that’s the spire... Read More

Top New BridgesNo. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, ArizonaNo. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, SingaporeNo. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, FranceNo. 4 Ponte... Read More

Location: 65 miles north of SeattleDrive Time: 1-2 hours, depending on trafficThe AppealSigns announcing FRESH BERRIES and OYSTERS, OYSTERS, OYSTERS... Read More

Start with an early gem: Clifford Brown, New Star on the Horizon (Blue Note 5032), from the Modern Jazz Series. Brown is cropped close against the... Read More

For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast... Read More

celebrating the 20th centuryLONDON THE YEAR 1900: ART AT THE CROSSROADS ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS (JAN. 16-APRIL 3). A reassessment of the birth of modern... Read More

By Adrien Glover, with Jennifer Flowers, John Newton, and Tracy ZiemerSee our slideshow of 10 Great Waterside Restaurants.Blame it on the intoxicating... Read More

I’ll wager you two bits your bartender’s wearing muttonchops and a waistcoat. If not you should ask for your money back, order your Sazerac elsewhere.A... Read More

See our slideshow of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants.You know the American restaurant paradigm is shifting when communal benches become more desirable... Read More

1. All City CoffeeWhen designer Seth Levy moved here, he couldn’t find a decent cup of coffee. His solution? Opening this light-filled café, which now... Read More

See our slideshow of The World’s Top Biking Cities.Open the garage, grip the handlebars, stand on the pedals, and go. That’s all it takes for Joseph... Read More

Palm Springs (285 miles round-trip from Los Angeles)A nouveau–Rat Pack oasis on the desert floor of California’s Coachella Valley, Palm Springs draws... Read More

Cultural Hit ListArtEuropeLondon "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist... Read More

“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket... Read More

I'll be in the south of France this summer and am curious to see how perfume is made. Are there any factories that offer behind-the-scenes tours?—C.B.,... Read More

Ballard, a neighborhood once populated by Scandinavian fishermen, has become the city's international culinary mecca, with a score of new restaurants... Read More

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