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

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Leslie Kelly
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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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The Life Aquatic: Kayak Rental at Golden Gardens

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Fido can certainly come along on your kayak excursion

Ballard Kayaks, the company that offers kayak rentals and tours, has hoisted its big blue tent on the south end of the beach at Golden Gardens just in time to help you quench your recreation and Vitamin D needs. Outdoorsy types: Stop by BK’s beach outpost to rent a kayak ($25 per hour) and head out for an independent exploration of the Puget Sound waters. Less experienced kayakers can sign up for guided tours (starting at $35 per hour) that troll throughout various destinations around the Sound. On our to-do list? Read more »

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