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Five Champagne Cocktails for New Year's Eve

A.J. Rathbun
The Happy Youth champagne cocktail

New Year's Eve may be the most anticipated party of the year. But with so many competing soirées, wing-dings, bashes and galas, it can be hard to ensure your party stands out. The best way to shine in the crowded party pack? Step away from plain sparkling wine and step up to the easy challenge of a Champagne or sparkling wine cocktail.

The following five recipes will have your celebration remembered all through the next year. Read more »

Sing in a Snow Globe, Buy Local Bubbly and Other Weekend Musts

See what life is like inside a snow globe

Reel Grrls’ Wonderland Read more »


The Best Meals We Ate All Year

Inside Lloydmartin on Queen Anne

It goes without saying that the best meals of the year aren't just about what was eaten. That's important, no doubt. But great food doesn't equal a great meal.

What makes a meal is having good food, good atmosphere, good service plus the presence of best sort of company. People you adore. A great meal happens when everyone at the table is jazzed to be sitting and breaking bread with everyone else at the table. I just said jazzed! But you get the idea. Read more »


UPDATED: Procrastinator's Guide To New Year's Eve Celebrations

Leslie Kelly
best holiday restaurants date night
You work too hard. Treat yourself to a night out on the town this holiday season.

What are you doing New Year's Eve? Still don't know? Read more »


Where to Drink with Relatives This Holiday Season

A.J. Rathbun
Vessel in downtown Seattle
Downtown Seattle's new Vessel

Alongside presents, mistletoe, getting a few days off work, and the bottles Santa might put in your stocking, the finest part of the holidays is getting to catch up with family. And, of course, the best place to catch up is a great bar. However, it can be a challenge to pick a suitable watering hole for the right vacationing relativewhich is why I’ve put together a little tailored guide to help smooth out your holiday season, matching specific relative types with specific bars. Read more »