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Earth Day 5K Training: Lessons from REI on Support and Compression

Every body needs support. Some need compression too.

Week two of my Earth Day 5K training is almost done (one more run on Saturday before week three begins technically) and I’ve learned a lot. Mostly that my calves cramp up habitually at the outset of every run. That’s been a painful lesson that led to the lesson of perseverance, which is painful in it’s own way. Because, you know, inertia. Read more »

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Grey City Shoes

Walk easy in these sandals by Seattle's Grey City

Seattle's Grey City has been making shoes since 2011, but they may not be on your radar if you don't tend to wear the enormous platforms that are favored by twenty-somethings these days. (Check out Portland's Solestruck for an education on just how high those platforms can go.) But in addition to chunky, sky-high ankle-breakers, Grey City also makes some very cute, more down-to-earth (as in closer to the ground) styles that I'm just loving right now. Read more »

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Love of Fashion—AIS Student Fashion Show

A sneak peek from the AIS show, Love of Fashion

Tuesday, March 12 is Love of Fashion, the fifteenth annual student fashion show for the Art Institute of Seattle. Not only are the designers students from the school, the whole she-bang is being produced by students.  The show takes place at 8 p.m. at Benaroya Hall and is inspired by Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony, with a special collection, Club Ludo, in honor or Seattle Symphony’s musical director, Ludovic Morlot. Read more »

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CFDA and W Seattle: A Passion for Fashion

Isaora X Diffeducation Insulated Gore Windstopper® Riding Jacket

Back in September 2012 during New York Fashion Week, W Hotels announced a partnership with the CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR}, the newest program from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which fosters designers and helps them grow their business. W Hotels are helping to do this by providing access to markets outside of New York City, via their network of hotels. Read more »

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Kidical Mass Spokepeople Ride: Sundays are Special at the Library

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Ride through town with your tykes and check out libraries, big and tiny

If Seattle parents were asked to describe the most impossibly perfect springtime activity for their children, they might use some of these words: outside, safe, active, fun, affordable. Well, throw in “educational” and Spokespeople, a local organization with a knack for urban bicycling and sustainability, has got just the thing. Read more »

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