There is a sense of celebration in the air, with Christmas around the corner. The most festive (and delicious!) time of the year is almost here. It’s time to catch up with friends and family over lingering feasts and conversations. Good food and wine are synonymous with Christmas parties. While most of us plan the food way in advance, picking out the wines is often a last-minute stressor. It doesn’t have to be that way!

A critically acclaimed film from the Seattle dream team of film-making

The Cloud Room, a coworking and cultural venue located in bustling Capitol Hill, recently announced that the creative team behind the new film Thin Skin will base their production headquarters in the Cloud Room’s workspace. The Cloud Room has become a cultural hub since its opening 3 years ago and has carefully curated civic and cultural programming to not only augment its business members’ daytime experience but to provide a space for conversations and creativity to happen.

Seattleness is a stunning coffee table book conceptualized and authored by a talented trio: Natalie Ross, Jenny Kempson, and Tera Hatfield. Tera’s curiosity and creative superpowers lie at the intersection of human-centered digital and physical design. Jenny brings experience in community-centered design and research with a foundation in psychology, and Natalie is a landscape architect and geographer, with a background in fine arts and an expertise in infographics.

Fabletics, an athleisure brand by Kate Hudson, opened their first retail location in the Pacific Northwest. The brand opened a flagship store at The Bellevue Collection, located in Bellevue Square on August 30th. The brand will celebrate its 5-year anniversary this October and has enhanced in-store concepts, brand new in-store look, and special collections for this landmark occasion.