Capitol Hill Block Party 2016: One on One Artist Interviews

Capitol Hill Block Party 2016: One on One Artist Interviews
Get to know some the artists that performed at Capitol Hill Block Party 2016!  Brother from Another l Israel Nash l Maiah Manser l Odesza l On an On l Tangerine Brothers From Another Seattle Hip Hop group Brothers from Another is Beeba, Cole and Isaiah. They weren’t performing at Capitol Hill Block Party, just enjoying the festivities. CM: What do you guys think about a festival like CHBP smack dab in the middle of Seattle? Beeba: It’s f**kin’ dope. It’s put on by local people, it’s run by local people. A lot of our friends run this festival. It’s for the people, by the people. Cole: And I get to wake up in my own bed tomorrow, f**k yeah. CM: Oh yeah no waking up at the Gorge? Cole: Yeah I’m like a 5 minute Uber, I’m good. Beeba:...
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Celebrity Fashion Lines

Want to dress like your favorite celebrities? There are quite a few that have recreated their personal style into ready-to-wear fashion you can purchase at department stores and online. Although there have been unsuccessful attempts by a few well known names, below are the top five that may surprise you.   Elizabeth and James Daily Tote $445  //  Kenji Dress $365  //  Bennett Sunglasses $185 What you didn’t know Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen established their brand in 2007 but recently took back the reigns of their brand, Elizabeth and James from Jaya Apparel Group in February 2016. They want to expand on their vision for the company, to provide modern, effortless clothing for today’s woman. They plan on continuing to grow it back up from scratch and opening actual storefronts throughout the U.S. Since taking back the line into their...
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Nice and Tight, Goodbye Cellulite

Nice and Tight, Goodbye Cellulite
Oh cellulite, the bumpy, rippled dimples that haunt most of us mere mortals. Whether you are in shape or not there’s no denying cellulite is a culprit that doesn’t discriminate. Eating right and exercising isn’t always enough to kill our lumpy demons but targeting certain areas and combining high intensity interval training and strength training is one of the most effective ways to tone muscle tissue. Firming these muscles underneath the cellulite is what will make the skin appear softer, firmer and smoother. We often think cardio and weightlifting is how we will achieve our cellulite banishing goals, but we’re here to tell you to forget what you heard and switch it up. Including these in your daily workouts will help you specifically target cellulite ridden areas. We dug up and found the top workout moves that are proven to...
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2016 Nordstrom Designer Fall Fashion Preview

2016 Nordstrom Designer Fall Fashion Preview
The Nordstrom Designer Preview Show was decadent and full of fashion savvy individuals excited about the new treasures for Fall 2016. As I drove up to the building along the Pier, I was quickly greeted by the valet and escorted into shopping heaven. High end designer samples were strategically placed throughout the building with racks of collection coordinated pieces, accessories matched by color on shelves, and fitting rooms to one end with sales associates ready to take orders. The market-like food carts with Asian themed hors d'oeuvres were delightful, there was enough time to grab a bite to eat and peruse through the collections. (photo credit: Nordstrom) I arrived promptly at 6 pm to have a good hour and a half of familiar faces greetings in the industry and discussing the biggest fall trends before the fashion show. There were...
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Festival Review: Captiol Hill Block Party 2016

Festival Review: Captiol Hill Block Party 2016
It’s always a pleasure when a large group of people come together to party in the streets, especially when it comes to Capitol Hill Block Party . This 3 day festival is a cornucopia of artists and attendees where a good time comes naturally. And now in its 20 th year, CHBP is set in stone as a fundamental part of Seattle music scene. “I just think of it as a part of Seattle. It’s been happening since we were little kids here….. It’s just been a part of our upbringing,” said Tangerine’s Marika and Miro. “It’s dope to have major artists come through our little Capitol Hill, you know?” said Beeba of Brothers From Another. This local party never fails when it comes to a line up and sadly, not all could be included in this review because it...
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Where Did All of This Skin Come From?

Where Did All of This Skin Come From?
So you set a weight loss goal and, after months dedicated to shedding those extra pounds, you reached your target. Sweet, sweet success. But then, a crushing disappointment: looking in the mirror and seeing the fistfuls of loose skin hanging limply, left behind from a loss of elasticity. Losing a significant amount of weight – 50 to 100 pounds – is a tremendous personal achievement that can lead to improved health and a more rewarding and active lifestyle. But it's not always accompanied by an increased confidence in your body, which may look deflated. That can discourage people who looked forward to showing off the new contours they've worked so hard to earn. For these people, concern about excess skin after extreme weight loss goes beyond cosmetic worries. It makes a real difference in their futures. Researchers in Switzerland concluded...
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Men's Fashion Trends To Jump On Before the Summer Ends

Men's Fashion Trends To Jump On Before the Summer Ends
We're in the middle of the dog days of summer and style might be the last thing on your mind as you try to beat the heat. Sandals and shorts are no-brainers, but things get tricky when you start planning for a cool summer night or venturing out to brave a summer storm. These are four trends that you definitely need to take advantage of to end the summer right and be ready for fall. Wayfarers It's the obvious choice, but also the best. There's simply no pair of shades quite as versatile or timeless as a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers and these continue to be the gold standard for style in 2016. The Wayfarers were one of Esquire's top picks for summer sunglasses and while a bit pricey, just think of 'em as an investment that will never go...
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Looking into HBO's The Night Of

Looking into HBO's The Night Of
Your next crime/drama/mystery show is here. The Night Of is reminiscent of Making a Murderer and Adnan Syed’s case in Serial , co-mingled with the unnerving environment of True Detective . And in quite a fitting time, racial and criminal justice issues are quite potent in this new HBO series where details like facts, truth and dishonesty are vigorously stacked against an allegedly guilty suspect. And now with two episodes in the bag, we start to better understand what happened The Night Of . In episode one, we meet Nasir or “Naz” as he likes to be called. Naz is an American born Pakistani attending university and living with his parents in Brooklyn. One night he is invited to a swanky party downtown but his ride bails on him. With dreams of cutting loose and having fun Naz takes his...
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Break Up With Your Frizzy Hair

Break Up With Your Frizzy Hair
Frizz, the word alone sends a lot of us into a panic. You may be doing everything you can to avoid it, but the problem may not be originating from where you think. The root cause of frizz is breakage. Breakage has many sources, some well known and some overlooked. If you color your hair or use hot tools, deep conditioners and heat protecting products are your best friends. Those are fairly common, but there are two less obvious, but incredibly common culprits for frizz. The first sneaky cause for breakage is your hair band. That’s right, even the “non-breakage” kind. The tension that they place on your hair from either pulling the hair taunt in an unnatural position, or the band itself being wrapped too tight around the hair for extended periods of time, weaken and break the strands....
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Mind Over Mattress

Mind Over Mattress
We’ve all talked about it; want to do it, but somehow sleeping always gets the best of us. Of course going back to bed and hitting the snooze button is always the easiest thing to do but what if we got in a routine, woke up early and started doing more with our day. Getting a head start has not only been proven to make you more efficient, more successful and happier, but it also sets you up for a better life and improves your daily habits. Not to mention that you won't have to make the ever so difficult choice of choosing between the gym and happy hour. So wake up early and start preparing for greatness while the rest of the world is still dreaming. Get Prepped Start your day with some meditation and a good stretch. This is something that most people do...
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Raise the Roof: Best Seattle Rooftops

Raise the Roof: Best Seattle Rooftops
I think it’s safe to say that summer is dragging its heels this year which makes the rare Seattle rooftop time even more coveted. From the ever-popular Frolik, the tried and true Hard Rock Café, and the super sleek new hot spot, The Nest at the Thompson Hotel, Seattle is elevating the rooftop game. Get your rooftop rotation locked and loaded so that when the rays peek out from behind the July clouds… you’ll be lookin’ down on the suckers on the sidewalk. Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails Frolik’s hip urban rooftop bar is almost always packed. With a metropolitan modern aesthetic, fun cocktails, and gourmet bites, Frolik is the all-around go-to in Seattle rooftops. From the glow of the outdoor fires to the ambient décor, the vibe is a perfect fit for casual after work drinks or a date night...
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Relaxing with Summer Shows

Relaxing with Summer Shows
Do you feel like vegging out a few hours a day for the rest of the summer? Here are a few new and returning shows that will entertain you when you are in need of some serious down time. Enjoy. Mr. Robot Elliot Alderson is a cyber security engineer by day, computer hacker by night. Throw in a little paranoid schizophrenia and clinical depression and you get a better understanding of who Elliot is. In the first season of Mr. Robot , Elliot and hacker group, society, brought down one of the biggest corporations in the world. And now, Mr. Robot is back. There are so many questions that need answering. Will they be answered or will the audience only be pulled further into Elliot’s unraveling mind? If you are a fan of movies like American Psycho, The Matrix and...
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Best Strains For Coming Down After Work

Best Strains For Coming Down After Work
There are few things in life as sweet - or as necessary - coming down from a hard, hair-raising day of work. No matter who you are or what you do, if you exchange labor for capital, chances are you work too many hours a week, stress about money and finding time, and feel the need to be all things to all people. You get the drift. The sad fact of the matter is, I could go on and on with that list. I am not alone in feeling harried and rundown by modern living. According to data from the U. S. Bureau of Labor And Statistics, the productivity of American workers has increased 400% since 1950, without seeing a proportionate increase in lifestyle. With this shift, the duties of most workers has increased exponentially, as well. Many of us...
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The Digital Oasis

The Digital Oasis
On Friday, June 24th, around noon, seven girls hopped into a pimpin’ Honda Odyssey to head from Seattle to the Gorge Amphitheatre for Paradiso 2016 . The excitement oozed through the minivan as flower headbands were compared and chatter about how excited they were to see The Chainsmokers. We reminisced of the years prior and explained to the two Paradiso virgins what to expect. Even though they had heard, I explained that Paradiso is not a rave. Just because it’s EDM does not automatically classify it as a rave. A rave is party; Paradiso is a festival – hence the name, “Paradiso Festival.” By definition a festival is an “organized series of concerts, plays, or movies, typically one held annually in the same place.” People from 18 years old to over 50 years old attend and this was my fourth...
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Something Old, Something New: The Dunbar Room’s Summer Menu

Something Old, Something New: The Dunbar Room’s Summer Menu
First Hill’s Hotel Sorrento has been on our radar since before the Space Needle. Built in 1909, the building was named a landmark in 2012. It's caught attention for everything from its luxurious rooms, popular event programs and haunted 4th floor. Amongst these Hotel Sorrento gems: The Dunbar Room. The Dunbar Room has revamped its menu to reflect fresh seasonal summer ingredients. The classy ambiance, dim lighting, and sophisticated vibe will stay the same. The new summer menu is ideal for a warm summer night on the front terrace of the hotel where the coal fire pit will burn well into the night – especially Thursday – Saturday with featured live music. While I didn’t get to try the famed burger (Chihuly swears by it), the new, subtly Italian-inspired menu is still worth writing home about. Elegant dishes with a...
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10 Reasons Why 4th of July is the Best Holiday of the Year

10 Reasons Why 4th of July is the Best Holiday of the Year
In this crazy, busy world, it's rare we get a chance to relax, reflect and appreciate the foundation of what we have built our independence and livelihood upon... America. Well that time is here. Welcome to 4th of July weekend. Independence Day is in my opinion one of the best holidays of the year. Let me tell you the reasons why you should make it yours as well.  You are forced to take a day off from work... if lucky. Independence Day is a national holiday meaning a majority of businesses are closed. Just a bonus for you Seattleites, it's free parking for the day all throughout the city. You get to celebrate America ALL DAY long… Which means multiple BBQ invites... and a reason to eat all your favorite foods in mass quantities. There is only one beverage that...
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Summer Swim Fashion for Men and Women

Summer Swim Fashion for Men and Women
Swimwear decorates your bare bod in just the right places so you can play in the sun and look good. With so many options this season, do take into consideration the use - will you be swimming, lounging on the pool side, or looking good at the yacht party?  Women’s swimsuits are following similar trends from the runway including sporty inspired looks, sexy cutout detailing, crazy print mixes, and color blocking. Men’s trends include a play on colors, abstract prints, and modern vintage prints. Buy one, two, or three different options this season, that way you will be well prepared for your next invite. Keep it Wild // L Space // Top $92 // Bottom $79 Show off your cleavage in this web-like cutout bikini top. This style won’t be hard to find, you will come across many similar variations...
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Don't Let Your Mane Be Your Bane

Don't Let Your Mane Be Your Bane
It’s often hard to be proud of our natural color or texture of hair. We are all guilty of wishing we had anything but our own hair. There are ways to discover new, fun, interesting and exciting styles to wear your locks. However, if you hate your hair because “my natural color is just gross and drab”, or “it's just too frizzy and wild”, there may be options that don't take you away from your natural beauty. Here are the three most often received complaints I get in my chair that can first be remedied with products, express services and at home styling hacks. Problem: “My natural hair color is just so dull.” Solution: Gloss add-on is this sad hair days enemy. This is a service that can be easily tacked on to a blow out or cut. It usually ranges...
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Savoring España in Seattle

Savoring España in Seattle
Get whisked away by the warm flavors of summer in Spain. From sharable tapas, fresh seafood and traditionally prepared meats, the cuisine of Spain has a rich culture of regional cuisines. Treat your palate to authentic slow-cooked paella, rich Asturian cheeses, and salty bacalao (cod) without stepping foot outside of Seattle. Tarsan I Jane Tarsan I Jane is a newly opened Fremont spot specializing in regional Spanish fare. Chef Perfecto Rocher grew up in Villalonga and Tarsan I Jane will appropriately specialize in wood-fired Valencian and Catalan cuisine. Sundays are "El dia de les Paelles” and guests can enjoy Chef Rocher’s perspective through a 5 course family-style meal. Try the Botifarra – all natural house-made blood sausage with chickpeas. The llangonissa is exclusive to the patio and is served on coques with caramelized onions and tomato based sabitxada sauce. Tip:...
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Must Have Fashion Boating Outfits For Men and Women

Must Have Fashion Boating Outfits For Men and Women
Look out into an open sea of possibilities with the wind in your hair, excitement in your eyes, and a glass of bubbly in hand. Sail away with endless possibilities of the all-time stripe favorites, cut off shorts, skirts that float away in the breeze, and colors as bright as the sun. Summertime is here and it’s the perfect moment to let loose, get comfortable, and spend your hours free in the sun.  Forget your worries and get ready for private yacht parties, morning mimosas, and meeting new people. We’ve got the perfect boating essentials to keep you looking hot. LOOK 1 Knotted Wrap Skirt // Zara $49.90 FP X Sonnet Bra Ivory // Free People $48 Wrap skirts are easy to pull on and off during your boating day. This small little cover up can be worn with your...
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