I'm not a subscriber, I don't know why because in the past two years I have not failed to pick up a copy at the news stand every month. I'm never disappointed. The homes and the people showcased in Seattle Homes and Lifestyles reflect the way I feel about the Pacific Northwest. They are relaxed and inviting. Even the contemporary homes and the old-money traditional homes here are made to feel warm and homey. You can drive through Seattle and get a glimpse of what technology money has done for the architectural feel of the city and you can get blinded by the weirdness. Then you look through this magazine and see the other side of the Northwest, the side that says "Come in sit down let me learn from you." Pictures are clear and artful. Descriptions are vivid and detailed. I get new ideas every single time I read this magazine and I do so often.