A high altitude travel expert sheds light on ‘mountain culture’.
From a young age, Gordon Janow says he was ‘addicted to movement and travel’. Though this Brooklyn native and Ithaca College alum initially found work in New York City’s corporate sector, the exotic images on his National Geographic desk calendar ultimately inspired him to book passage to the Lofoten Islands, a (more…)
Meet the Seattle man behind the world’s most prestigious espresso machines.
The handmade espresso machines produced by La Marzocco have received worldwide praise since the Florentine company was founded in 1927. More than 30 years ago, a Seattle entrepreneur named Kent Bakke traveled to Italy to glean a little firsthand wisdom about espresso machine production and distribution. Today he is the CEO of La Marzocco, a position that allows him to share his company’s sophisticated products with espresso connoisseurs around the world. (more…)
The world’s surliest cat talks Scotch, social media, and world domination.
The world was introduced to Colonel Meow last fall, following a breakout feature on The Daily What. The ornery feline has since appeared on Anderson Live (alongside his owner, long-time Seattle resident Anne Marie Avey), and has been profiled extensively on The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Reddit. He has even amassed a cavalcade of devoted fans (known unaffectionately as ‘minions’) via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But the Colonel’s new-found fame has only (more…)
Oculus Eyecare specializes in designer frames made from sustainable materials.
When Dr. Jeff Woerner and his wife moved to Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood in 2006, they instantly fell in love with the trendy neighborhood. Though he ran a successful optometry practice in Renton, he ultimately dreamed of working a little closer to home. That dream became a reality in April, when Oculus Eyecare opened its doors just a few blocks from (more…)
People always ask me how it is I keep my svelte shape … fine, no one ever actually asks me that. But I like to think they do to use as my motivation to power through the 45 minutes of hell I know is coming to me at FlyWheel Sports, the next Seattle fitness fad. (more…)
Using science and positive engagement to help young people get sober.
Frank Couch, Executive Director for the Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA), has studied alcohol and drug use among young people for more than a decade. Every spring, his organization hosts the Knowledge is Power Luncheon to inform Seattleites about the various (more…)
Out of the corner of my eye I see two svelte-shaped people walking towards the sidewalk to The Bar Method front door, hand-in-hand and looking in love as ever. For a second I think to myself, “Is that Sean and Catherine (of ‘The Bachelor’)?” I know Catherine is one of Seattle’s Bar Method ambassadors for the upcoming 60-Day Challenge but I soon realize there’s no way she’s back from press tours yet. After all, “The Bachelor” finale just aired a few days ago and I’d think she’d be in La-La-Land to support Sean’s stint on “DWTS.” (more…)