Men's Fashion: February Style List

Men's Fashion: February Style List
Although we are still feeling the cold winter weather, spring fashion is already trickling its way into our favorite online shopping stores. I found a mix of the best pieces to add to your wardrobe, everything from a casual weekend jersey pant to a statement, off the runway cardigan. Slim-Fit Herringbone Trousers // Caruso // $265 This slim fit pant is a sophisticated and tailored alternative to a classic trouser cut. Caruso offers smart fashion inspired by Italian style menswear. The fit to these pants are very close to true sizing and their unfinished hem require tailoring on your end to get  the perfect length. Lightweight enough for spring, warm enough for fall, the linen/cotton blend is soft and lays well.  It's herringbone texture and navy color make it an easy-to-wear option for work. Pair this with a multitude of...
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The Record's Revolution

The Record's Revolution
We live in the digital age. Anything we want to know, see and listen to is just a click or finger swipe away. With everything so accessible, we are losing our patience as well as our ability to slow down, analyze and appreciate. But, as we strive for the future and push the envelope we commonly feel the need to revisit the old. This is especially true with music. In the past few years there has been a massive spike in record sales as well as the overall popularity of records. You could chalk it up to flannel wearing, granola eating hipsters cashing into a new fad but I believe it runs much deeper than that. This growing appreciation boils down to a new generation of music lovers understanding the ritual of listening to records, the respect every record requires...
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Seattle's Fit Clubs

Seattle's Fit Clubs
Need a break from the gym and want to find a new SWOL squad to hang with for a while? Go check out Seattle’s trendiest fit clubs and find a new way to stay in shape. From staying zen to dabbling in the tech side of fitness, there's something for everyone.  No excuses people. Sync Fitness Need that tight knit support system to get that motivation when you go to the gym? Well then  you might need to be a member of this squad. Sync Fitness keeps you in check and held accountable and is a great way to be part of a group all working towards the same goals and get that feel. Sync combines boot camp classes and weight loss programs to help you achieve any of your goals. Not sold yet? Go in for a complimentary consultation...
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Shots in the Dark: 4 Dive-y Bars with Cocktails

Shots in the Dark: 4 Dive-y Bars with Cocktails
The rain is beating down on your frozen Seattle soul and you’re one of the people that refuses to carry an umbrella. The bus is late or full. This winter feels colder than last year. Your heating bill has skyrocketed even though you swear you’ve barely touched the thermostat. If these aren’t reasons to hide in a dark bar and sip a cocktail while waiting out the storm, I don’t know what is. Forget it's winter with these dimly lit places for boozy concoctions. The Octopus Bar Ahoy, it’s a pirate ship turned shadowy booze paradise laden with treasure from breakfast flatbreads to Swedish fish cocktail garnishes. Set sail for this neighborhood oasis and be prepared to drink too many Shipwreck Molly (vodka, pineapple, orange, Blue Curaco, and soda) then return to cure your hangover with their acclaimed Bloody Marys....
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Must Have Winter Boots

Must Have Winter Boots
Keep warm and stay stylish from the cold, dry, winter air with these irresistible new boot options. During the chilly season you’ll appreciate having a variety to choose from. Simply changing your boot can transform your whole look in seconds. Get a pair that can be worn with a party dress, casual work wear, and running errands. Top boot trends include velvet, over the knee, metallic, combat, and mesh. Most boots are on sale right, get ready to make some purchases and room in your closet for more shoes. You’ll find higher end designer options and similar lower end ideas to help you find the right pair. Velvet Boots The plush velvet boot is back! Not only will you find the velvet texture in shoes but it’s also the top fabric used by your favorite clothing brands this season. Its...
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Gazing into Black Mirror

Gazing into Black Mirror
Do you ever feel something unsettling about our technological advances or our growing dependence on technology? Do you like TV shows where every episode is roller coaster of eerie and mend bending situations? Then you will love Black Mirror . Every episode of Black Mirror stars an entirely different cast in a different setting. You could essentially put all three seasons on shuffle and not skip a beat. Besides technology, the only common themes shared in episodes are the feelings they invoke in viewers. Each episode is as beautifully horrific as the last, like a train wreck you can’t tear your eyes away from. The first episode of season 3 couldn’t be more relevant in this day and age. In this world, everything is controlled by your social media rating. If you get a lot of 5 star ratings then...
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January Food News: Openings in Fremont & Cap Hill, CoffeeCon & More

January Food News: Openings in Fremont & Cap Hill, CoffeeCon & More
Looking back on a year filled with awesome food, it seems like Seattle's restaurant game hit new strides and in 2017, there will be no shortage of new places to try. For those resolving to learn to cook this month, utilize in-season ingredients from leafy greens like kale, roots like beets and radishes, plus leeks, and citrus. Regardless of where your food goals fall in the New Year, here’s the rundown of the latest from the Seattle food scene, including what’s new, what’s closing, and where you can have your next foodie adventure. Newish Bar Charlie Seaplane themed bar swoops in on Stone Way in Fremont. The relaxed neighborhood spot aims to maintain a chill vibe where people can get together and enjoy good food and drinks. Menu items include Hatch Chili Baked Mac and Cheese with Beecher’s Flagship, Poutine...
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The Darkness in HBO’s Bright Lights

The Darkness in HBO’s Bright Lights
In the fourth and last feature of HBO’s documentary series at SIFF, we stepped into the lives of two massive stars, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. In the beginning, Bright Lights is lighthearted and pleasant. We meet Carrie Fisher at her Hollywood home and accompany her on a short walk to her mother’s. The two of them are best friends and yet couldn’t be more different. Carrie is almost always nursing a cigarette and cursing like a sailor while Debbie is this radiant older woman who is always dressed in her best. As the documentary progresses, we learn what growing up was like for Carrie and her brother, Todd. It is an experience that I think can be best described as empty. The two of them had everything they needed except for a regular childhood. And when your father runs...
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New Year's Eve Fashion Inspiration

New Year's Eve Fashion Inspiration
There’s no better excuse to get all fancy and looking absolutely fabulous than on New Year’s Eve. The beginning of the year symbolizes hope, opening your life to changes and new adventures. It’s only the perfect reason to celebrate in style and go all out. Find the clothing that makes you feel like a star. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a dress - a lovely skirt and elegant crop top will do. Every moment from walking into the party to clinking glasses of champagne at midnight will be grand photos opportunity. Share your outfits by tagging @villemagazine on Instagram with #villefabfinds. JUMP FOR 2017 Jumpsuit // Alexis $693  l  Suede Platform Shoes // Miu Miu $690  l  Chandelier Earring // Christina Greene $255  l  Mother of Pearl Clutch // Serpui $665  l  Modern Pyrite Cocktail Ring // Novica $29.99...
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A Month of Seattle Concerts

A Month of Seattle Concerts
There is always a great concert happening in Seattle. We should consider ourselves lucky that we don’t live in a tiny town where once every ten years a Guns & Roses cover band performs. Every month we have the chance to absorb some great music and this month is no different. Here are December's upcoming concerts any music lover shouldn’t miss. Deck the Hall Ball: Tuesday, December 6th @ Key Arena Once again, 107.7 The End’s Deck the Hall Ball returns to the Key Arena. Last year, we were graced with bands like Twenty One Pilots, Alabama Shakes and Cage the Elephant and this year is looking just as fine with headliners like Empire of the Sun, The Head and The Heart, Jimmy Eat World, Phantogram, Band of Horses and more. This holiday themed concert is the perfect way to...
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Elephantasia

Elephantasia
Photo cover: Indian Designer Shriti Pratap elephant-inspired garment on model is Claudia Lorena, one of our Elephantasia's cover girls l photo by DeCarbon Azul by Eduardo Inclouds Ninety-six elephants are killed a year for their ivory, at this rate they could be extinct within one to two decades - within our lifetime. Thanks to Elephantasia , there is hope in saving these gentle creatures. They have begun a 3 year movement to help raise money for the African Wildlife Foundation . This is made-up of a traveling art installation of art and independent designers that are elephant-inspired and offer eco-friendly clothing will be featured on the runways of Berlin, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, and more. Photo: Press Release printed on elephant poo paper photo by DeCarbon Azul by Eduardo The African Wildlife Foundation is working on two major solutions to help...
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Runway Reimagined: Project 8.1

Runway Reimagined: Project 8.1
Cover photo: Models waiting to enter the runway, designs by Boho Republic photo by Alfonso Arnold The average North American wastes 81 lbs of clothing a year. Can you even imagine what that looks like? We couldn’t either because that’s an incredible amount of money lost to shopping mistakes and unwanted clothing.  Eco Fashion Week is a non-profit inspiring change by bringing awareness to the community through the creative art of fashion. Founder, Myriam Laroche, started this idea in Vancouver  B.C. 7 years ago and has now created one of the world’s largest sustainable fashion events. Ten designers and stylists were showcased for the Runway Reimagined: Project 8.1 Challenge at Canvas Event Space in Seattle, WA. Each designer and stylist had one month to prepare three outfits head-to-toe using no more than 8.1 lbs of clothing and accessories. This task required...
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Hello November...

Hello November...
As autumn has settled in and preparing for its last month of reign, November comes upon us. As October closes celebrating witches, ghosts and ghouls, November opens honoring the saints. Holiday decor has taken over every shop with a small trace of Thanksgiving dashed in between. The 11th month reminds that year is creeping to an end and a new year will soon be upon us. National Blog Posting Month is November, we decided to honor it by posting a blog on days to remember, holidays to celebrate and fun facts to know about November.  November 2016 Days to Remember Tuesday, November 1: just in case you didn't know what day it was Sunday, November 6: Daylight Saving Time - turn your clocks back at 2 am. "Fall back, spring ahead." If you are in the majority, you have a cellphone...
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Southern Hospitality at Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen

Southern Hospitality at Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen
Every once in a while I desperately miss the southern flavors of life in New Orleans. And not just the food—the slower pace and the charming hospitality. Thankfully, Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen in Ballard comes pretty close to achieving everything that makes southern dining great with plenty of lively, country ambiance. Beware: It’s not fussy. It’s a place to have a fun, kick-back and enjoy. It’s the kind of place where everything on the menu just sounds good. From the Creole BBQ Shrimp with Worcestershire to the Chicken Pot Pie soup, Butcher Shop Burger with pimento, and variety of BBQ it’s hard to make a choice about what will satisfy your cravings for southern comfort the best. Check out the favorites and find some new ones of your own. Fried Green Tomatoes Before coming back to Seattle, I would routinely...
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Seattle's Pizza Party

Seattle's Pizza Party
It’s hard to find the right words to give pizza the recognition it deserves. Pizza is its own food group. It’s timeless. It’s worldly. The topping combinations are endless. It’s a late night snack and then its grab-and-go breakfast on the way to work. And the Seattle dining scene can't get enough of it. With new places like Southpaw and China Pie coming soon, the pizza party is packed. So what if we're mid-way through National Pizza Month; there’s still time to eat as a much pizza as humanly possible. Check out this hot, crispy, doughy, cheesy short list and grab a slice of the action. Bar del Corso The Beacon Hill crowd can’t stop raving about Bar del Corso. This dimly lit neighborhood spot opened in 2011 and five years later there’s still a wait to enjoy the Neapolitan-style...
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October 2016 Seattle Food News

October 2016 Seattle Food News
It’s fall harvest time. Apples, leeks, squash, and cranberries are all coming into season. Get the most out of this exciting month for foodies by following our notable food news including what’s new, what’s closing, and where you can have your next foodie adventure. There’s lots of upcoming openings slated for October, too so stay tuned! Newish: Asadero Sinaloa in Ballard The smartest foodies know to dine at Asadero Sinaloa in Kent before a Thunderbirds game. Now, Seattle residents don’t need to journey South for this authentic favorite for all-out-incredible carne asada and soft homemade tortillas. The second location is now open in Ballard with soft opening hours Tuesday to Sunday 5:00pm – 10:00 pm. White Swan Public House SLU has another addition to their growing restaurant scene. White Swan opened late last month next to the well-loved summer walk-up...
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Gifts that Give Back – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Gifts that Give Back – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This month, when you need to purchase something for yourself or a gift for someone else, first think pink. There are many products that are donating part of their sale towards Giving back can be as easy as changing your nail color to pink or switching beauty products this month. Our favorite brands are making it easy to look stylish and raise money to help find a cure and raise awareness to the second most common cancer in women, breast cancer. We all know someone who has been affected by this devastating disease and the only way to make a difference is to share our stories of hope and triumph. Early detection saves thousands of lives a year, this means getting tested before finding a lump or having any symptoms at all. Please make it point to schedule your annual...
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Inside HBO's Westworld

Inside HBO's Westworld
In a time where virtual reality has truly become our reality, HBO takes it a few steps further with a reboot of the 1973 classic, Westworld . When you enter the new Westworld as a newcomer, anything is possible. You may gamble, visit a brothel, hunt outlaws, rob a bank, kill and do anything else your heart desires. And best of all, you can’t be harmed. You are God. For the androids or “hosts” who inhabit Westworld, it is an entirely different story. You are merely a brush stroke upon a canvas, a sentence in a book that can be enjoyed or destroyed depending entirely on the actions of the newcomers. You might be pampered one day then beaten the next or even worse, murdered. You are simply there to satisfy the customers in any way possible. But no matter...
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3 Ways to get Buzzed on National Coffee Day

3 Ways to get Buzzed on National Coffee Day
If you’re from Seattle, you’re pretty much obligated to celebrate National Coffee Day. Think of everything that coffee has done for you. I have a lot of fond coffee memories from the first taste of Stumptown in Portland, lines out the door at the Starbucks in New Orleans, espresso at the train station in Rome and many hours with my laptop at Urban Coffee Lounge. Seattle has so many incredible local roasters that are changing the way we drink coffee. From Victrola to Zoka , Herkimer and Elm , there's no shortage of places to drink good coffee. Honor your own coffee memories with a celebratory spike, and cheers to getting buzzed with a beverage that’s been there through it all. E Smith Mercantile Tucked away behind an all American mercantile with apothecary items, bulk teas, coffee, and candy, is...
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Getting Happy at Seattle's Happy Hours

Getting Happy at Seattle's Happy Hours
Winter is coming. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is here. But don’t fret because the weather is changing. It’s time to get happy with some of the best happy hours in Seattle. Elevate your mood, social life, and bank account with these top of the chart menus. Palomino Happy Hour: 3 pm – close Long hours and cheap eats from $1.95 sprinkled with truffle oil. What’s not to be happy about? Brave the Bellevue bustle and wind down in the dimly lit Palomino lounge. Wine from $5.50 and cocktails from $5.95. Get the Gluten Free Wild Mushroom Ravioli with gorgonzola cream, roasted mushrooms, toasted hazelnuts, and truffle oil for $6.95. Ballard Pizza Company SLU Happy Hour: 4 – 8 pm Pizza lovers rejoice because Ethan Stowell does fast casual right. Hit the courtyard patio for a fat slice of pie and...
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