10 Must Have Spring Fashion Trends

10 Must Have Spring Fashion Trends
The Spring 2016 fashion trends are anything but simple. Every piece is a statement and has details you can’t miss. Basics you once wore have been restyled to a new fresh look. Stripes are bolder, bags are tinier, and shoes are bigger. See our full list of this season’s must have’s below. BARE SHOULDERS Off-the-shoulder romper // Parker $398 Let’s just say this shoulder-showing neckline is not just a beach essential, it’s a refined day-to-day essential. Wear long earrings with this piece and allow the attention to be drawn to your bare skin. Sexy much? CULOTTES COME BACK Culottes // Viktoria and Woods: $295  Put away the skinny jeans and get ready for a variety of new pant styles to choose from. Culottes are making a come back to alleviate your boring go to. They come in flowy skirt-like fabrics,...
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5 Low Key Destinations for Spring Break

5 Low Key Destinations for Spring Break
For the past few years, adults have started to have better appreciation of traveling. Because of their limited time and budget, they are starting to explore more unconventional spring break destinations. If you are planning to enjoy a grown up spring break trip, then you should take a look at these five of the best low key destinations below. Portland, Oregon Portland may not be the first thing that pops in your head  for spring break but it is starting to be an up-and-coming spring break destination. Seattlelites can hop in a car, ride the train or jump on a short plane for a quick flight. When you arrive, take in the city and stroll along the streets. If you love shopping, you will surely love their Farmer’s Market and no sales tax for all the purchases is a great...
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Avoiding The Munchies

Avoiding The Munchies
How many times have you smoked and found yourself downing a bag of chips in less than five minutes? If you're trying to stay healthy or making efforts to lose some weight, the side-effect of the munchies can make cannabis seem unappealing. It's very common to have an insatiable appetite after smoking, which is why it's used as medication for those having serious medical issues causing appetite suppression. However, one of cannabis’ active ingredients (cannabinoids), known as THCV, is gaining a lot of attention for its unique effects on appetite and the nervous system. THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is in all cannabis that offers a spectrum of effects setting it apart from other cannabinoids like THC and CBD. THCV modifies THC’s psychoactive effects when ingested to be much more energizing and euphoric giving a coherent mental effect than strains that do...
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5 Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen

5 Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen
Renovating the bathroom and kitchen are arguably the most expensive and arduous tasks when it comes to updating your home: moving plumbing, knocking out cabinets and buying big ticket items are usually to blame. However, there are simpler ways to update these rooms so they look fresh and new again. 1. Add Unique Tiles Tile is a great way to add color, pattern and personality to your kitchen. For a classic look, a simple white subway tile backsplash will brighten up your kitchen without making it look too cluttered and busy. A huge trend right now is the square (4x4) white subway tile; this tile with add a more modern, geometric edge but with the same classic properties of its original counterpart. Using colored or patterned tiles for a kitchen floor is a great way to show the age and...
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New Ways To Do The Body Good

New Ways To Do The Body Good
With continued research in healthcare, we are constantly striving to find alternative ways to make us feel better and stay healthy. With the epidemic overused medications, people are seeking out natural ways to fight infection and prevent disease. Below are some unique and effective ways to try out that you may have never heard of. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an alternative health treatment for body's natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is controlled. We breathe air at sea level that contains 21% oxygen, 78% Nitrogen and 1% of other gases. HBOT is used for a wide variety of treatments from Decompression Sickness (Bends) which most people are aware of this therapy for now from everything to increased energy and increased immune function to supporting the body in recovering...
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Worth "AGOLDE"

Worth "AGOLDE"
Mihu “Mei” Kawaijiris is the most in-demand nail artist at the moment. Simple objects around her inspire the intricate designs such as artistic patterns on clothing, American fast food, pop culture, and the list goes on. Just look through her Instagram #ciaomanhattan2012 and you’ll be mesmerized by the infinite amounts of art she has painted since her start in 2012. The technique she uses is freehand with a tiny brush and many colors of her favorite Japanese nail polish. Nails by Mei , is based in New York where she works with up to six clients a day including celebrities and house calls to devoted fans. You can rest assured her art lasts about 2 weeks, she paints one design per nail which can take up to 90 minutes, and charges around $150 per manicure, not bad! AGOLDE jeans has...
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Like a Boss: Inspiration from Seattle Women in Fine Dining

Like a Boss: Inspiration from Seattle Women in Fine Dining
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand Tuesday, March 8 th is International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the achievements of women across the world, but it also opens a discussion about a gender gap and global injustices. Here in Seattle we are blessed to be part of a culture where women are free to kick ass and take names – which they do. We’re holding our own all over this city, but for a foodie, fine dining is an especially exciting space. Who is your favorite local boss lady? Here are a few of mine: Maria Hines – Tilth , Golden Beetle , Agrodolce Iron chef Maria Hines is a purveyor of sustainable excellence. She opened the American hub for organic; Tilth in 2006, the Mediterranean -inspired Golden...
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Eyeshadows to Enhance Your Eye Color

Eyeshadows to Enhance Your Eye Color
Looking to make your eye color pop? Take these makeup tips and get ready to show off those beautiful eyes! Blue Eyes Light neutral tones are the most complimentary colors for blue eyes. Steer clear of harsh overly dark tones and smoky eyes. For a day look sweep a light champagne shadow over the lid and add mascara. For night, add a darker color to the crease and corners and line the bottom lash line with a gray brown or taupe-y-plum to intensify the eye. Try:  MAC eyeshadow in Sable ($16) Brown to Dark Brown Eyes Almost anything goes with brown eyes, however reddish browns or bronzy golden tones accentuate them the best. Adding just a touch of dark brown or black shadow to the crease will help add a touch of intensity. For dark brown eyes add black liner...
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The Future of Seattle Real Estate

The Future of Seattle Real Estate
Seattle real estate is among the top leading real estate markets in the U.S. despite the current crisis facing a majority of the real estate market in the entire country. The availability of both full-time and part-time jobs in the Seattle area has made it one of the best places to live and work by numerous websites rankings. Seattle real estate market has proven to be one of the most lucrative ventures for landlords and home sellers alike. In fact, Seattle was ranked third best in Wallethub ’s “2016’s Best & Worst Cities to Be a Real Estate Agent.” Statistics done by Demand Institute show that Seattle home prices rose by 15% in 2015. Further research reveals that high rises of up to18% are expected by the year 2018. Property appreciation has been incredible in the last three years, and...
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Things Women Say But Actually Mean

Things Women Say But Actually Mean
Louann Brizendine says it best ”Women have an eight-lane superhighway for processing emotion, while men have a small country road.” It is no secret that men and woman have a completely different way of communicating. Women can definitely be more open, but usually to cater to what we think a guy wantst to hear... not too come off as "crazy."  As a woman, I can understand how confusing we can sometimes be to a man and how confusing a man can be to a woman. I have to laugh because I tend to find myself in these situations often. But I'm here to clear it up and let you enter the "crazy" mind of a woman and we really mean what we say. When you ask if it's ok you did something wrong... “It's fine.” - It's not fine. It's...
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Sugar High

Sugar High
If you enjoy cannabis, or went to college, odds are you've tried a pot brownie. For decades stoners have loved infusing baked goods with their herb to create delicious desserts that also get you high. The brownie has effectively made it to the forefront of mainstream culture for edibles. So many films and television shows feature iconic scenes where characters have eaten a pot brownie or cookies and amusing antics ensue. But there's one aspect of the pot brownie that people often overlook. Before the cannabis effects kick in, you need to digest that brownie. This can be delayed by several hours if you have a full stomach already or just digest slowly or when taken on an empty stomach the effects are felt sooner similar to medication or alcohol. If you eat your brownie with a large glass of...
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Best Accessories for the Home

Best Accessories for the Home
Just like adding statement earrings and a beaded clutch to tie together an outfit; filling your home with trinkets and accessories is a great way to add color and vibrant personality. In the beginning stages of furnishing a space, invest in your quality large furniture pieces or framed art to ground your space. Remember, these items should be bought to last and can be reupholstered, restained or reframed over time if desired. Next, buy less expensive accessories that can be changed out by season, trend, or a change of taste. Here’s what’s trending now in home décor accessories: • Loud bookends: Bookends have become a great way to add color and interest to bookshelves, while still remaining functional. Take these pink agate bookends for example. They would add a vibrant pop of color to a white bookshelf or could be...
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Top Destinations For A Baller On A Budget

Top Destinations For A Baller On A Budget
Many people think that best way to enjoy traveling is to stay in five-star hotels, eat at the most luxurious restaurants and enjoy the most expensive activities. They think that you have to shell out thousands of dollars just so they can call themselves “well travelled.” However, the amount of money you spend on a trip is not directly proportional to how satisfying your trip can be. If you have been letting your money problems get in the way of your sense of adventure, then there is one thing that you should know about – you can enjoy a great adventure even when on a budget. This might come as a surprise to you, but if you have been wishing to travel the world you finally can. If you have a tight budget, these top four destinations are for you....
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Taking a Trip with The Beatles

Taking a Trip with The Beatles
For seventeen years Jim Owen (John Lennon), Tony Kishman (Paul McCartney), John Brosnan (George Harrison) and Chris Camilleri (Ringo Starr) have been performing as The Beatles. They have rocked shows across the globe and played with over 100 orchestras. Now it is the Seattle Symphony’s turn on the Classical Mystery Tour. The concert began with an overture solely by the symphony. They turned some of the most popular Beatles tunes on their heads, blending and mashing up “Hold your Hand”, “She Loves You”, “Eleanor Rigby” and many more. At times like these one is moved by the immense power of the symphony. This overture alone was something I could have enjoyed for the entire show. Soon the clean cut, black suit wearing Beatles tribute band took the stage. They greeted the crowd politely and began with “Got to Get You...
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Honoring the Margarita

Honoring the Margarita
Did somebody say fiesta? Contrary to popular belief, the best date to drink Margaritas is not Cinco de Mayo, it’s actually February 22 – our country’s very own National Margarita Day. Historically speaking, National Margarita Day is one of the most widely celebrated national holidays in the US, coming second only to National Beer Day (April 7th). Sources have reported that 98.9% of National Margarita Day participants will do all or most of the following: 1. Enjoy the countless benefits of fermented agave, 2. Listen to The Champs, and 3. Eat chips with salsa. As for the 1%, we’ll call them designated drivers. Which side do you want to be on? That’s what I thought, amigo! Give your driver this official National Margarita Day itinerary then hit the silver and gold paved road to the frozen concoction that is helping...
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Resort Wear For Her

Resort Wear For Her
Are you longing for bright colors and breezy clothing to wear along the beach or for fancy cocktails with your bestie at your favorite outdoor restaurant? Play with our top three favorite resort trends for 2016. Whether you are looking for a casual floral top, clean and sleek bomber jacket, or a retro print mod dress, there are plenty of styling options to look pulled together this season. Embroidered Flowers 1. FLOREAT // LILA EMBROIDERED TANK // $148 2. LOFT // RED MARBELEIZED BEAD NECKLACE // $44.50 3. EARTH // T-STRAP WEDGE SANDAL // $109.95 4. ELEVENSES // ERINNA ROMPER // $118 Find this handcrafted design on billowy blouses, pant hems, and light-weight dresses. This floral embroidery brings back memories of far away, exotic beaches in Mexico. The perfect combo to pair with the small flower appliqué are bright, red...
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The Greatest Love of All: Valentine’s Day Menu Specials

The Greatest Love of All: Valentine’s Day Menu Specials
If you haven’t booked your dinner plans yet, you are late to cupid’s beautiful sap fest. But purveyors of love and good food, fear not. There are still some reservations left. Avoid getting stuck cooking chicken parm at home again and find a Valentine’s Day option that tickles your fancy. Here are my picks for foodies and fun lovers: Tilth For pairs with a conscious palate, Tilth’s Valentine’s Day pre-fixe is for you. Cuisine is prepared with certified-organic or wild ingredients. Chef Maria Hines emphasizes the importance of community and the intent behind Tilth is to serve food that makes diners feel comfortable. The Valentine’s Day pre-fixe includes four courses with three different options for each course. Options include Seared St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna with maitake, fennel, blood orange and Porcini Ash-Crusted Venison with swiss chard, anson mills corn polenta,...
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Be a Foodie Tourist at Pike Place

Be a Foodie Tourist at Pike Place
We live in a part of the country where it’s easy to feel like the pine trees, the Sound, and mountain trifecta are just a stationary backdrop of the grueling, monotonous nine to five commute. It might take an out-of-towner’s mid-viaduct exclamation that “this is the most beautiful part of the country” to remember that… This IS the most beautiful part of the country. When was the last time you ventured toward the vibrancy of the local vendors at Pikes Place to taste flavors of the Pacific Northwest? I recently found myself down on Pike for what seemed like the first time – don’t miss the secret perks of your own backyard. Here’s how: 1. Rise and grind Take a journey through the abundance of places cultivating quality, locally roasted, artisan brew. From the pioneers of fair trade; Café Vita...
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5 Ways to Get Off The Couch

5 Ways to Get Off The Couch
I feel, as humans we are not all programmed to love working out. Of course we all want to chase after those amazing endorphins that you get after a sweat-filled workout. But what if it’s just been a long day and you would just rather snuggle up by the fireplace and drink some wine and pop in your favorite flick? Sometimes, as much as we don’t feel like it, working out is something that we need to do to live a happy, healthy and fit life style. So what do you do when you can’t seem to find the motivation or inspiration to work out? Here’s a couple of tricks to get that little kick in your step and that butt into the gym. 1. Caffeine High Straight up, please! I’m sure when I say coffee, many different things come...
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Don’t Strain On Classificiations

Don’t Strain On Classificiations
When it comes to cannabis and knowing how it will affect you, you may have heard that “it is all about the strain”. There’s Indicas, Sativas, hybrids that have more Indica than Sativa, and hybrids that have more Sativa and Indica; not to mention there are multiple brands in each category to choose from. So how do you know which one to choose? Let us break it down for you to make it easier the next time you are faced with the decision. Traditionally speaking, we have been told that Indicas bring on sedating body highs that aid in relaxation. Sativas on the other hand have been described as having intense, energetic cerebral effects that bring on euphoria and inspire creativity. It's also commonly said that Indicas are for nighttime and Sativas are for daytime. Lastly, Hybrids are typically described...
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