Megan Bartley is a style writer, editor, and social media manager based in Seattle, Washington. As a managing editor and writer with extensive social media, web, and print experience, she thrives in situations where working directly with local and national clientele to produce strong content that makes an impression. Used to working on a deadline, she's known for creating clean, fresh copy that’s brand focused and bold. 

Currently a freelance writer and stylist for The Seattle Times and Seattle Bride magazine, her focus is on web, print, and social media content development and engagement. Before moving full time to editorial, she was the social media and community manager for VMware's vCloud Air public cloud service, as well as an editor at MSN. She's also the former (and inaugural) Seattle city editor for Miss A, a national online women’s magazine highlighting charity and style, and has bylines spanning publications all over the country. 

Specialties: Lifestyle, health, trends, accessories, local style events, fashion, bridal and design

You're Welcome: Seattle-Inspired Gifts for Guests

You're Welcome: Seattle-Inspired Gifts for Guests

Greet out-of-towners with a guest bag of local goodies that will make their stay in the Emerald City all the more memorable. 

I produced, styled and wrote this feature on wedding welcome bags for Seattle Bride magazine. You can read the full piece here, or check out caption copy below. 

1.  SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE

A custom letterpress postcard by Farewell Paperie in Georgetown is sure to garner lots of laughs with its cheeky sentiment. Starts at $2.37 each for 100.

2. PAMPER TIME

Indulge guests with blood orange lip butter from Belltown-based Herbivore Botanicals, made with shea butter, essential oils and vitamin E. $12 each.

3. AFTERNOON TEA

With hints of mango, passion fruit and kiwi, Equator green tea from Old Salt Merchants in Port Townsend is the perfect pick-me-up. $15 for a pack of 15.

4. RAINY DAY PLAY

A stylish duck umbrella from Bella Umbrella in Pike Place Market is small enough for guests to tote while exploring the city. $29.99 each.

5. A BOOST UP

The Seed & Nut Bar by Keep It Real Food Company on Lower Queen Anne energizes with organic seeds, almonds, honey and coconut oil. $2.99 each, or four for $10.

6. POP SOME BUBBLY

Refresh weary travelers with a nonalcoholic drink from Dry Soda in Pioneer Square. $1.99 each.

7. TAKE A SIP

A tinware mug and cheery paper straws, both from Cone & Steiner General (with shops in Pioneer Square and Capitol Hill), will be an instant hit. Mugs, $12.99 each; straws, $7.95 for 25-pack.

8. SWEET TREAT

Loved ones from near or far will appreciate a treat for the ride home: Ballard-based Jonboy Caramels, which come in flavors ranging from toasted coconut to absinthe and black salt. $9.99 for a 4-ounce box.

9. IN A JAM

Family and friends will love Capitol Hill–based Ayako & Family jams, with locally inspired flavors such as damson plum and quince, rhubarb and apricot. $14–$20, depending on flavor, for an 8-ounce jar.

10. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

For the perfect finishing touch, pack up treats in a Seattle neighborhood screen-print canvas tote by Greenwood-based Oliotto. $26, available in black or white, through the Oliotto Etsy shop.

A Cozy, Sophisticated Space for Twin Boys

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It's a Classic: Spring Looks for Men are Anything But Trendy

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