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The Space Needle’s Glass Keeper

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Paul Best begins at 5:30 every morning with 20,000 square feet of glass in the newly renovated Space Needle   by Corinne Whiting | photography James Harnois ON A BLUSTERY NOVEMBER MORNING, I joined Paul Best at the top of the 605-foot-tall Space Needle—undoubtedly Seattle’s most recognizable icon. I soaked in the 360-degree views, as surprise rays pierced through streaky clouds and illuminated the skyline. Paul Best, head glass keeper since 2017, had already finished most of his morning duties but was happy to talk shop as the venue around us bustled. The doors had yet to open to the public,…

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Local Luxury Resorts

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You don’t have to go far to get away—whether you’re looking for a mountain retreat or a spa splurge, Washington has a resort for every itinerary ONE OF THE GREAT JOYS about the state of Washington is its variety. You can start in a big city in the morning and feel far away by late afternoon. The same can be said for Washington’s luxury resorts. They are many and varied, just like this gorgeous place. We can’t pick favorites—it wouldn’t be right. Instead, we curated a list of spots you might want to check out depending on what you’re looking…

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