10 Signs You Are A Winter Person Stuck In Summer

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It’s safe to say that the majority of people look forward to summer. Especially here in Washington where all we get is rain, rain, and more rain ten months out of the year. Summer has many amazing features. If you’re a student or a teacher, you get three months off. Everyone gets a tan, you can wear shorts, and there are hundreds of fun activities to do outside. What is not to love? Well, if you’re like me, you are just not a summer person. I am a fall/winter gal. I love the cold weather, how crisp the air is, and how perfectly picturesque everything looks with a fresh coat of snow. Don’t even get me started on the music, lights, and football. Being able to wear oversized, comfy sweaters and boots is easily more me than wearing a crop...
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Keep your Cool! Best Ways to Beat the Seattle Sun

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When the temps rise and the Seattle beaches are packed, there is still plenty to do that will keep the summer cooler than ever.  Be Artsy Artists have long been a little bit cooler than everyone else. Tap into your artsy self by embracing the summer’s scene. Escape the sun by retreating to WAMU for the Seattle Art Fair , a cultural hub for Pacific Northwest art featuring large-scale outdoor sculpture at the North Plaza at CenturyLink Field by Jessica Jackson Hutchins . Hutchins incorporates stained glass frames into art inspired by the design of public rest spots, such as bus stops and park gazebos, to invoke a feeling of friction between mundane and transcendent.  Don’t miss local artists like Sean Barton featured by SEASON and Sherry Markovitz featured by Greg Kucera Gallery.  Photo: Gilley Wotan Woodside Braseth Gallery (Seattle...
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Keep Your Workout Cool

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Ugh. I hate running in the heat, I run outside all through the winter, rain, sleet, wind and freezing cold, but transition to the treadmill in the summer when the rest of the running folk flock outdoors. I do my best to avoid the heat by getting up early, doing indoor classes, or treadmill workouts but when training for a race, longer outdoor runs are unavoidable. Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in a cooler climate most of my life. I love a good hot sunny day for hanging on a boat, having a bbq or lying in the sun, but not to workout in. Yet, I want to be able to enjoy the summer, getting lots of vitamin D and outdoor training. Running through the summer is great conditioning for early fall runs and a great way to see all of...
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Bring the Outdoors In

Bring the Outdoors In
Is there anything better than summer? Living in Washington gives you the ideal way of enjoying the very best that the region has to offer when the weather warms up. At  Carriages at Fairwood Downs, our luxury apartments connect you to all of the amazing summer activities. You’ll see sunsets overlooking Maple Valley in the background and hear the birds chirping. How can you bring this sense of summer into your apartment, though? There are several simple things you can do to add a splash of summer into your day-to-day life within your apartment. Open Your Windows Pull back the blinds and curtains! Allow the sun to shine in. This will definitely help improve your mood since natural sunlight boosts moods and improves overall clarity. Add Some Plants Easily start a small herb garden on your window sill or patio. You can...
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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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Seattle’s Meaningful Merrymaking

Seattle’s Meaningful Merrymaking
Summer in Seattle is known to be one of the finest secrets in the nation. With summer soirees just around the corner, that secret is about to be savored among locals and tourists alike. We can almost taste the outdoor movie popcorn. We can almost hear Ben Harper at Marymoor and Steve Miller at Chateau Ste Michelle. We can almost feel the sun… almost. How can you make the most of the summer season? My advice is to make it meaningful; no matter where you celebrate summer, there are awesome causes and Seattle charity events that make it easy to kill two birds with one stone. Pick a cause, enjoy life to the fullest, and make a difference. Here are some of our favorites to get you started. Negroni Week @ Six Seven June 6 - 12 Negroni Week is...
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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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