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Earth Day 5k: Gastroc Nemesis

This week, a shoe saved my life

With just about five weeks to go on my Earth Day 5k training, I’m racking up the miles. Just kidding, I’m kind of behind on my Couch to 5k schedule, but anyone who knows me well, knows that I rally like a boss.

So, this week’s breakthrough has been in my calf (or gastrocnemius) area. Where before I was plagued by pain, now I am pain-free.  And it’s all thanks to my new Brooks shoes.  And Barefoot Ted.  Let me explain: Read more »

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Vintage Pop Up at Carmilia’s

Gorgeous Diane von Furstenberg wool dress

Carmilia's, West Seattle’s most demure boutique, regularly filled with an inventory of imminently wearable clothing from lines like Velvet, Ella Moss, Michael Stars and some gorgeous jewelry from local designer Jules Accessory Designs (whose chunky semi-precious gem stone rings are covetable and affordable, such a nice combo), is hosting a vintage pop up shop on starting Thursday, March 14 during art walk from 6 to 9 p.m. and running all day Friday and Saturday. Read more »

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Earth Day 5K: King 5's Jesse Jones Gets Fit

Get Jesse and get serious about getting in shape

For those of you following my journey to train for the Seattle magazine Earth Day 5K on April 20 (my first 5K ever), or who have committed to running it with me, I have some exciting news: King 5's consumer reporter, and advocate of the people, Jesse Jones, is slated to be our Master of Ceremonies for the event. We're all really excited here at the magazine, since we're huge fans of his and all he does for the community. Read more »

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Far4 + Instagram = Great Contest

Neon Zinn necklace by Seth Damm, something that inspires me

I’m obsessed with Instagram, and Jenny at Far4 (@far4ing) is one of my fave local Instagramers to follow. She’s got a great eye and fantastic style and stocks her downtown store will the most amazing, unique and (sometimes) challenging jewelry, art and porcelain. If you're into Instagram, or have been thinking of signing on, now's the right now. Jenny has just announced a contest!  Read more »

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Mar.10 Spells Mario

Head to Mario's for some serious fashion fun on March 10

Mario’s, whose stores in Seattle and Portland have been keeping stylish Pacific Northwesterners sharply dressed for decades is celebrating “the cosmic coincidence that Mar 10 spells Mario” on, you guessed it, March 10. (Ok, and March 9, officially as well.) Read more »

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