Read 7th Issue Of The NW Life Magazine

Read 7th Issue Of The NW Life Magazine

Featuring NW Getaways, Foodie Tours, And Shopping Guides!

The Spring & Summer issue of the NW Life magazine features stunning photography by Marianne Stickles, foodies adventures, shopping opportunities & getaways guides for Skagit, Whatcom, Island and North Snohomish Counties filled with places to stay, play, eat and drink! Read it online at

You may have noticed we have expanded our focus to include Whatcom and North Snohomish County so we can feature even more great businesses, musicians, artists, non-profits, getaways and adventures. Speaking of featured artists, we have an exclusive interview with The Sky Colony and Lynden painter Brenda Calvert!

Our Shopping and Services section has articles about Uncommon Goods, Artisan Makers, a Girls Shopping Spree, Must-Try Massages and more!

We are happy to be welcoming a new member to our team, Rocket the NW Pup. You can find his paw print of approval on all of the dog-friendly restaurants, breweries and shops throughout the Spring and Summer edition of the NW.Life magazine.

In This Issue

  • NW Getaways in Skagit, Whatcom, North Snohomish & Island Counties
  • Flower & Farmland Road Trips
  • NW Distilleries Tour
  • Petting Zoo & Dog Parks
  • NW Shopping Guides
  • Featured Artist: Brenda Calvert
  • Featured Musician: Sky Colony
  • Featured Photographer: Marianne Stickles
  • Featured Non-Profit: Whidbey Veterans Resource Center
  • And so much more!

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We Give Back!

We give 25% of our profit from the printed magazine to our featured non-profit. In this issue, we are spotlighting Whidbey Veterans Resource Center. The WVRC is a place for Veterans to have camaraderie with their fellow vets, receive counseling, and get assistance with the VA benefits and healthcare system.

  • Hadrian Stone Design & Studio Gallery features regional and local artists with a new show every month, including Benjamin
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  • The Hadrian Stone Design & Gallery features regional and local artists with a new show every month, including Benjamin Vanderwerff.

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  • Dog lovers in the Pacific Northwest will find that they have lots of options for bringing their four-legged companion with them on their outdoor adventures.

    Whatcom County's Lake Padden Dog Park

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  • Ten years ago, a couple searched for help for their son who was struggling after his return from combat deployment. Finding no local services, they created the Whidbey Veteran's Resource Center (WVRC). Today, the WVRC carries on...Read more

  • If you are an animal lover, there is a virtual menagerie of critters to interact with on regional farms. We've compiled a list of fantastic beasts (and where to find them) in Snohomish County!


  • Just 30 miles north of Seattle is the largest of the isles that form Island County, WA. Whidbey Island is like ten

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  • Step outside and take advantage of miles of hiking trails, serene parks, and special spots in and around Bellingham that allow you to

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  • Fairhaven is a

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  • From lavender to fresh berries to tulips, the farmland in the Northwest makes for a perfect sightseeing road trip! Escape your daily city

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  • Over the 15 years on staff at a community newspaper in California, Marianne Stickles' responsibilities were taking pictures connected to news stories, city council meetings, covering community events, including award ceremonies and banquet...Read more

  • The Sky Colony once had their sound described as "music my dad would listen to". At first, the lead vocalist Kyle Findley-Meier didn't know what to think, but the more that he thought about it, the more it made sense. They draw inspiration from...Read more

  • Photographer Marianne Stickles got her start with a Canon AE-1, when the film was painstakingly developed in a darkroom, unlike the instant gratification of today's digital cameras. "The darkroom was great fun, and
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  • Love your partner from the earth to the moon? Want to treat them real soon? Use our Romantic Getaways guide to plan a weekend getaway that'll make them swoon!

    Enjoy a romantic island stay at Wildwood Farm Bed & Breakfast

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  • If you head about an hour north from Seattle, you'll discover Skagit Valley, a delightful respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Famous for its tulip fields that rival those of Holland, visitors adore the charm of...Read more

  • You would be hard-pressed to look at Brenda Calvert's artwork and not instantly smile. Her uplifting color palettes and ability to bring out beauty in everyday objects is a heartening combination.

    The Lynden artist's style is realism,...Read more