A can’t-miss, low-maintenance weekend of fun, music, nature + community.

Now that 4th festivities have come and gone, it’s time to plan for our next big adventure. Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, we’re looking at you. Next weekend—July 13 through 15—a much-anticipated community gathering is calling your (and our!) names, beckoning music lovers of all ages to Carnation (just 30 miles from Seattle), where awesome summertime tunes come to a tranquil, wooded setting.

Suncadia

During the month of May, Suncadia Resort will be hosting ‘Wellness Month’ demonstrating different ways to stay active and have a little fun outside the city. Suncadia has even partnered with Seattle celebrity trainer KaisaFit to promote the activities and teach classes on property. Not all events are exclusive to guests and there will be complimentary fitness sessions as well.

As we launch into this joyful season that promises to be chock-a-block with decadent indulgences, fun-filled fetes and hopefully some hygge-heavy downtime, too, we’ve found the best way to give December a grounding and rejuvenating start. (And while you’re planning out this festive month, don’t forget these holiday getaway ideas at luxurious locations up and down the West Coast!)

Seattle’s premier location for men’s yoga refuses to let you stay flabby in 2012.

Since the opening of Lululemon‘s flagship store, stylish yogis everywhere have lined the streets to grab the latest and greatest skin-tight leggings and colorful yoga mats. Armed with all the essentials and a fresh New Year’s resolution, women march off to their yoga classes to get fit and get spiritual. But wait…yoga is about so much more than

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.