Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

Best of the City 2008
You’re about to see your city in a whole new way.

Faced with a place that is busting with “bests,” how do we choose what’s the Best of the City? We focus on the new and the newly discovered—183 shops and services, activities and eateries that offer fresh, exciting viewpoints on the city and force us to define ourselves anew.

Event Planners
Seattle teems with creative types such as the ad execs at Wexley School for Girls, who bring an outlandish aesthetic to the corporate table. In that proud-to-be-weird spirit Aviva Palmer and Cori Ready, the party planners at The Adventure School, have shaken up Seattle’s events scene, transforming weddings, private parties, and corporate hobnobs into other-worldly scenes where cupcakes take the shape of snowballs, stilt walkers serve drinks, and mimes mingle (albeit silently) with the crowds.