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.

These irresistible Seattleites made their mark in the year that was.

2011 was a good year for food in Seattle. We’ve seen a craft cocktail uprising, scads of new restaurants (much to the locavore’s delight) and a slew of culinary books. I’d like to highlight some sexy celebs of the Seattle food community, for their accomplishments, as well as their raw and often silly charm. Here they are, in no particular order:

An interview with the author of “Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle.”

A fresh-off-the-press book landed in my lap this week that I have to share with you. It contains secrets within that will spice up an ailing love life — or possibly even get you laid — through the glorious means of food. It’s called the “Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle” and the author is Keren Brown, a woman Martha Stewart herself calls a “doer.”