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Breaking News: Blackbird in Ballard Closing

Blackbird may be closing up shop, but you can still get your incense fix

To be honest, I’m kind of shocked by this news, because the store is so awesome and men’s wear is having a moment right now, but according to a message from Blackbird owner Nicole Miller on Facebook, she is closing her nine year-old brick and mortar store in Seattle on July 31 to focus on her successful wholesale line of incense, beard oil, soap and other products. Read more »

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Toasting The Fourth With Some Washington State Red, White and Pink!

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Leslie Kelly
Januik Seattle magazine washington wines

Can we please toast to the Founding Fathers and those American revolutionaries who fought for our independence 237 years ago? Let’s pour something made in the U.S. of A. while we celebrate the holiday that recognizes our right to party.

I got the festivities going early this year, heading over to the Olympic National Park for an incredible cookout at 5,000 feet, or as my outdoors-loving spouse likes to call this ritual, camping. Read more »

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Independence Day Shopping at Sway and Cake

Show your patriotic side with this cute tee from Sway and Cake

Swing by downtown’s Sway and Cake on the fourth for mini-margaritas and veggie dogs, a huge sale (20 to 70 percent off) and snap up a patriotic tee shirt to wear to the rest of the day’s activities while you’re there. Read more »

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Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel Heading to Seattle

Candice Swanepoel keeping cool in a "Very Sexy" bandeau

Victoria’s Secret is launching their U.S. of Angels tour on July 10, where? Why, Bellevue Square, of course. Seattle was chosen as the first stop on this swim wear style tour based on the most social media interactions and votes during a campaign held earlier this year via Twitter and Instagram. We’re one of only three cities (including Milwaukee and Orlando) out of the 20 in the running, that the tour is visiting. This is very exciting because with the U.S. Read more »

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Summer Skin Savers

All in One Refresh Gel from Koh Gen Do, $38 at Barneys

No matter how often I apply and reapply sunscreen, all that exposure to the blaring sun takes its toll on my skin, reddening it like a lobster. But it's not like I'm going to stay inside on these beautiful days—a girl needs her vitamin D. The reps from my favorite luxe skin care line, Koh Gen Do sent over a timely email extolling the virtues of two new products, perfect for soothing sizzled skin. Read more »

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