Sky's The Limit

Sky's The Limit
Sporty yet elegant, soft yet bold, light blue is this season’s must have. The color will transform your neutrals and easily combine with other pastel hues to compliment. Take this airy colored trend and wear it head-to-toe or in small doses. Tory Burch // ‘Meg’ Stripe Embroidered Top $225 Bright orange embroidery against the light blue stripes adds an unexpected color to your typical mix. A very resort style look but refined with high-low cut and subtle color matching hem. Perfect combo for a sunny day at the beach with rolled up skinnies or skin baring shorts. MICHAEL Michael Kors // Leather Bucket Bag $358 This bag is easy to carry for long walks around town or traveling afar. Its cinched feature will allow you to hold all your summer essentials, including the bigger items such as suntan lotion, bottled...
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Working Out Anxiety and Depression

Working Out Anxiety and Depression
We all know the great benefits of working out. It keeps us healthy, physically fit and strong. Not only does it help with our outer appearance, physical health and our mental state. But what if I told you it could also be one of the main tools in helping to cure your anxiety or maybe even your depression? It has also been found to improve ADHD, your sleep patterns and elevate your overall mood, memory and brain function. It reduces inflammation and aids in the growth of neurons, and releases powerful chemicals in your brain, aka endorphins that keep you in a moderately elevated and calming state. In addition, it gives you the satisfaction of taking matters of bettering yourself in your own hands. Someone dealing with depression or anxiety can often feel unmotivated or tired, which in turn it...
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Wish You Were Beer: Seattle’s Unofficial Guide For National Beer Day

Wish You Were Beer: Seattle’s Unofficial Guide For National Beer Day
A monumental day braided into the detailed fabric of Seattle’s cultural history has finally arrived: National Beer Day. On this glorious day, craft brewers will brew smaller batches, Mariners fan’s will drain savings accounts to afford just one more $9 Bud Light, and the masses will storm Mount Rainer to paint a giant red ‘R’ on the Seattle-facing mountain side. The average American drinks 23 gallons of beer a year – but the average Seattleite... 50 at least. Will you celebrate with a pilsner or an IPA? At a bar or in your living room? The possibilities for all of us to show our support and dedication are endless. New Brews Optimism Brewing Last winter, Optimism opened its doors showcasing 16,000 square feet of craft beer-drinking heaven on Capitol Hill. The large community space is intended to be enjoyed with...
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Seattle Repertory Theatre Presents: Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Presents: Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray)
I would like to introduce you to Tray. Despite losing his father and his mother abandoning him as a child, he is doing just fine. He is working nights and weekends to support himself and save up for a car. He is an excellent boxer who is competing in the Golden Gloves competition. He also has the loving support of his quick witted Grandmother, Lena and sweet sister, Devine. The three of them live in Brownsville-a notoriously dangerous neighborhood located in east Brooklyn. Now, I know what you are thinking, “I’ve heard this story a million times. This is just like any other tale a kid from a bad neighborhood tries to rise above the crime and decay that surrounds him.” But let me assure you like Lena does the audience, he was not the same old story. Kimber Lee’s...
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The Biggest Home Interior Trend May Surprise You

The Biggest Home Interior Trend May Surprise You
One of the biggest trends in home decor this season might surprise you. Ready for it? White walls. That’s right. Gone are the days of colored accent walls. This year it is all about simple, clean and white. And Benjamin Moore ’s color of the year is ... you guessed it, white. White walls serve as an excellent backdrop for showcasing artwork, accessories and interesting fixtures. Providing literally a blank canvas, white walls allow you to play with colors in ways you might not of ever imagined.  Here’s a few ways to play up that white wall.  Showcase a Favorite Collection Those vintage dominos, antique postcards or black and white photos are just asking to get some wall presence. Add a shadow box or arrange them on the wall in an interesting configuration for a one-of-a-kind look.  Or if you...
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Earth Month: Beauty Recycle Programs

Earth Month: Beauty Recycle Programs
April is Earth Month and being that we live in city known to reduce, reuse and recycle there is still room for improvement. Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, most of which are thrown away! Many are still unaware that plastics such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion containers should be recycled. In order to tell if a product is recyclable check for the well known recycling logo—a trio of arrows on the back of the packaging. All you have to do is rinse out each container, toss the lid or bring them into any Aveda retailer near you that is involved in the Cap Recycling Program ** , then place alongside your recyclables. Amongst your beauty products plastics aren’t the only thing that can be recycled; makeup tubes, compacts, and empty lipstick containers can be added...
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Good Old Fashioned Seattle Whiskey Cocktails

Good Old Fashioned Seattle Whiskey Cocktails
You don’t have to go to be a mad man to enjoy a good old fashioned whiskey cocktail. Get Southern with a mint julep or Sazerac. Jet set to the East coast with a Manhattan. Do you like it sweet with a smash or sour with lemon? As I learned from my interview with Women Who Love Whiskey, Washington has more whiskey distilleries per capita than any other state, city, or county which is one of the reasons why you can be sure Seattle is well-versed in the language whiskey cocktails. Fado You don’t have to fly across the pond to experience Ireland. Fado is your portal to the Dublin pub scene situated conveniently in Pioneer Square. Kick start the day or night with an Irish Breakfast Shot: Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey and butterscotch schnapps, an OJ chaser, plus smoky...
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SoundCloud vs Spotify

SoundCloud vs Spotify
Once upon a time, one couldn’t buy music; hearing it on the radio or live in some swanky dive was the only way. Then records came along, followed by cassette tapes, CDs and mp3s. Today, society mainly uses online streaming sites and apps for their musical fix. There are multiple options to tune into, but two of the best are SoundCloud and Spotify. Comparing these is like the “apples to oranges scenario.” Each one provides a special service that the other lacks. SoundCloud is a fantastic medium for new artists while Spotify is more reserved for studio albums, but both are vastly beneficial to the discovery and cultivation of music in their own way. SoundCloud SoundCloud is for underground artists looking for their break. That progressive metal disco group from Sweden no one has heard of? Guess what? They just...
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Top Three AVEDA Hairstyle Picks from NYFW 2016

Top Three AVEDA Hairstyle Picks from NYFW 2016
Senior stylist, Dan at Vann.Edge Salon Spa, had the chance to attend New York Fashion Week and brought back some looks we just had to share. By no means are these all of them, but just a little taste of some runway looks that can be easily recreated at home to give you a new spring style! The Power Braid Secure hair into a tight ponytail then divide hair in half and twist each section clockwise while simultaneously twisting together counterclockwise to the end. (This may take some practice and a little patience but once you get it you’ll be rockin’ an awesome look.) To control frizz with a light shine try Aveda Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme; $26 . The Zen Pony Prep hair by saturating and blow drying in AVEDA Thickening Tonic to create some texture then flip...
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Design Style Profile: Art Deco

Design Style Profile: Art Deco
In May of 2013, Baz Luhrmann released his visual masterpiece, The Great Gatsby , showcasing the exuberant and lavish lifestyles that decorated what we know as, "The Jazz Age." When I think about the Jazz Age, I hear trumpets blaring and bodies flying through the Charleston and Lindy hop. The setting is a dimly lit dance club with mirrors, geometric lighting, shiny black lacquered detailing, and lush velvet upholstery. The Art Deco movement began in the 1920's in Paris before moving internationally throughout the 1930's and WWII era. This Jazz Age design era came after Art Nouveau, a movement focused on pastel colors and organic flowery lines. The Art Deco movement brought lively design, bright colors and bold design features made of exotic materials; giving an eclectic opulent vibe to interior spaces. Other common characteristics of Art Deco design include:...
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Heaven Sent Seattle Easter Brunch

Heaven Sent Seattle Easter Brunch
Brunch is a meal that brings us together to transcend the boundaries of breakfast and lunch. On the first day of spring, Seattleites everywhere looked towards the sky and thanked the-powers-that-be for impending pleasant weather. As the sun makes regular appearances, it will once again be socially acceptable to stand outside of the most popular restaurants in the city and wait patiently to partake in the holy ritual of brunch. Because Easter Sunday is just around the corner, all walks of spirituality will be honoring brunch and with some of the best chefs in the country you best believe we’re #blessed. Six Seven $75 per person, $45 per child A brunch spread fit for a king (or queen). Six Seven’s stellar views of the sound will set the mood for this royal feast. Choose from options like the Iced Local...
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7 Best Fitness Apps To Get You In Shape

7 Best Fitness Apps To Get You In Shape
Let's face it. We need to come to grips with the fact that our phones have become a pretty big part of our lives. They have turned into helpful little sidekicks that we take everywhere with us. I think we can all confidently say they are a constant in our lives and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. This is where we say hello to fitness apps. Not only are there a ton, but it's hard to decide which ones to pick with all the different options that are now provided to us at our finger tips. The best part is that the apps are with you all day so you will have no problem being consistent and staying accountable. Here's a list of our favorite apps of 2016 that will help you in your fitness ventures. Charity Miles...
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Nationally Festive

Nationally Festive
Festivals are a phenomenon - a cult like love where loyal attendees purchase tickets to their favorite every year no matter how far the distance. People transform into whatever character they want to play, wearing tutu's, glitter, body paint - letting loose for a weekend of an unforgettable time. Below are just a few nationwide festivals that draw the biggest crowds and book the biggest acts.  Coachella Weekend 1: April 15-17 / Weekend 2: April 22 - 24 Indio, California Tickets: Sold Out / Independent Sellers Only Beginning in 1999, Coachella is one of the premier festivals you must attend - if you can find tickets. In the last few years, Coachella has become so in demand that tickets sell out within minutes of going on sale - before the lineup is even announced. However, attendees know that the music lineup is...
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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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