Baja Blast: Chasing Summer Under the Mexican Sun

Some people just represent a lifestyle. Others eat, sleep, live and breathe it. The idea of traveling free and easy versus actually doing it. Former Wayward buyer, and forever friend, Darcie Gray, is the latter. After an opportunity came up…

Eye on the Streets: Windy City Photography with Andrew Glatt

The thing about street photography is you can’t plan it. There are no poses, stylists or do-overs, you have to be ready. The best moments are just that—moments. As a photographer, you need to be…

Shear Elegance: Duckworth’s Modern Approach to a Classic Industry

It takes a lot to start any kind domestic manufacturing company these days, let alone one that works with local ranchers to produce and sew wool clothing. But Duckworth has figured it out. Through their…

On the Record: Favorite Metal Album Covers

In the days of MP3s and streaming music, album art is easily overlooked. It used to be whether shopping for vinyl, tapes or CD’s, the album art was the quickest way to draw attention to…

Building Behemoths: Electric Coffin Talks Large-Scale Art Installations

Electric Coffin is a Seattle based multidisciplinary design studio whose large scale artwork, experiential installations, and museum exhibitions have become highly sought after in the Pacific Northwest’s dynamic creative and business communities. This small firm…

Locals Only: Hidden Haunts in the Pike Place Market

Now over 110 years old, Seattle’s Pike Place Market has become an icon of consistency in the heart of a rapidly growing city. With farm fresh produce, locally sourced meat and seafood, and handcrafted goods,…

The Queen City

Burlington, Vermont has been my home for nearly 10 years. I came for college and never left—a pretty typical story for residents of this city. It was the mountains that drew me here, but I don’t think I would’ve stayed for quite so long without the lake. Beyond being picturesque, Burlington’s charm stems from its collective spirit. Seasonality is embraced here, whether in the chosen outdoor activity or in the menu offerings.

Travel Bug: Our Favorite Globe-Trotting Instagrammers

It’s easy to go down a wormhole on Instagram. One second you’re researching locations for a potential vacation, the next you’re watching videos of dogs surfing. It happens quickly. But for every useless, time-sucking wormhole,…

Life in the Perpetual Sunshine: Five Must-Do’s in Bend Oregon

Here’s the first thing to know about Bend—it’s an embarrassment of riches. A seasonal town built around doing things—whether biking the vast Phil’s Trail complex, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor, fishing the Deschutes, visiting…

Guest Playlist: Evan from Capitol Hill Block Party’s Top Tracks

Every summer for the last 20 years, Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party takes over a multi-block section of the Capitol Hill neighborhood between Pike and Pine streets. The festival continues to bring with it talented…

Model, Artist, Everyday Kiddo

It’s easy to base the perception of a person solely on their social media feed. From exotic travel, fine dining and glamorous fashion, a lot can be done to curate a specific image. And while…

Slice of Life: Keeping an Edge with Sato Sharpening

A lot of people don’t think about the sharpness of a knife blade, that is until they’re crushing their way through a tomato or worse, slicing open a finger. What they don’t realize is how…

Dishin’ Up Knowledge: Wayward Chicago’s Favorite Lunch Spots

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day but lunch is easily the best. At lunch, anything is on the table. Tacos? Sure. Falafel? Yes, please. Pizza? Slice it up. While going out…

Some Like it Hot: 5 Tips for Brewing Better Coffee

Next to bacon, the smell of freshly brewed coffee is powerful enough to rouse even the drowsiest sleepyhead. From the largest corporate chains to hip specialty cafes and carts pulled by bicycle, in Seattle, Chicago…

That’s a Wrap: The Top 10 Journal Entries from 2017

Between joining our friends on some great trips, learning about and visiting new places, getting to interview some very interesting people and opening three stores, 2017 has been a big year for Wayward. Through all…