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It's Not the New Year Yet! Enjoy 5 More Days of Sweet Abandon

Scanning various Pinterest boards this morning, I was annoyed at the copious pins depicting half-dressed fit ladies showing off washboard abs, not to mention a grip of recipes explaining how to puree my favorite vegetables into healthy juices.

Um, excuse me.

There are 5 more days left in 2011; and I won't be celebrating my surviving another recession year (not to mention other notable milestones) by doing sit-ups. Read more »


Five Ways to Give Back

You’ve got to give to get into the holidays. So for every gift you unwrap this season (or have already unwrappedcheaters!), try to find a small way to give back...or give forward.

Here’s just a few ideas to help get you started (some of them don't cost a thing):

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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 12: Stocking Stuffers

As a kid, you tend to overlook stocking stuffers in favor of those big wrapped presents lurking under the tree, but as an adult, a new discovery awaits: The smallest gifts in stature can often pack the biggest punch (jewelry, tickets to a ballgame, cufflinks). I’m declaring the following list as proof to my point- they may be small, but they are mighty: Read more »


Holiday Gift Guide, Day 11: Oh-So-Seattle Presents

You didn’t think we’d go through twelve whole days of gift guides without one devoted to our fair city, did you? Strap in for the second-to-last (and last second) guide to gifts that scream Seattle: Read more »


The Weekend Must List: Ice Skating, Beethoven's Ninth and Last-Minute Shopping

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Bonsoir Liliane at Teatro ZinZanni
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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 10: Soft Knits and Cuddly Creatures

Since my toes are still thawing out from my walk to the office this morning, I think it’s safe to state, “Baby it’s cold outside.” And since it is that glorious time of year to snuggle up by the fire and get warm and cozy with a book, I’m devoting today’s gift lineup to all things soft and cuddly.

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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 9: Primped and Pampered

We could all use a bit of R & R right about now as we all scramble to finish off those last minutes gifts and baked goodies for co-workers, am I right? Thus I am not going to sit here and pontificate: Boys, your ladies will love these sweet beauty items and pampering memberships. Ladies, your girlfriends will, too. Now, zen out.

 

$20

Julep Nail Salons’ ‘Julep Maven’ membership Read more »


Rooting for the Underdog, Restaurant Version

In the January issue, I review the charming and very delicious Travelers Thali House on Beacon Hill. It's a bittersweet review for me because the restaurant is so good, so welcoming, and the food is lovely in so many ways. But where is everyone? Read more »


Holiday Gift Guide, Day 8: All Bagged Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bag up that holiday shopping list with one of these locally made bags, which run the style scale from sporty to luxuriously slick: 

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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 7: Local Spirits and Beer-Inspired Gifts

It is quite tempting to intro this spirits-, brews- and beer-related post with big exclamation points following a drawn-out exclamation: “Booze!” But I will try to keep things classy and restrain myself. However, thanks to a boom in local distiller and craft brewery products in our fair city, I can’t guarantee your recipient will be able to contain their glee over these gifts:

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