Fashion, ballet, chai tea and paddleboard yoga — our favorite stories from 2011.

Can you believe it’s been a whole year since “Seattleite” launched? We can’t either — and we want to thank all our loyal readers, gracious industry colleagues and awesome interviewees for your amazing support and encouragement. To commemorate this milestone, here is a look back at our 10 finest features from 2011.

Let Lisa Dupar Catering coordinate the big meal. You just worry about the leftovers.

Let’s be honest: there’s a lot of pressure to deliver the goods on Turkey Day. For many of us, the holidays are our busiest time of the year — and try as we might, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to orchestrate a proper Thanksgiving Day spread. What’s a busy young professional to do?

Enjoy some bears, beets and Battlestar Galactica at the Paramount.

Seattle-born comedian Rainn Wilson has been acting since 1997, when he debuted on One Life To Live. Since then, he has appeared in supporting roles for films such as Galaxy Quest, Almost Famous and Juno, and TV series like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Entourage and Six Feet Under. However, most know the actor from his role as

Prior to the big play-off match, grab happy hour at one of these nearby haunts.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, your Seattle Sounders will face the Real Salt Lake at CenturyLink Field, during the second leg of the MLS Western Conference Semifinal. Tickets are selling at a rapid rate, but there are still plenty available — so act fast if you want to bundle up in blue and green and cheer the Sounders from the stands.

Capitol Hill’s annual celebration of beats, bass and scratches set to kick off tonight.

Since its inauguration in 2003, the annual Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media has hosted more than 700 musicians and performers in some of Seattle’s best-known venues. This year’s five-day, 31-show extravaganza promises to be a truly eclectic event.