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Last winter was disappointingly mild in the PNW, with so little snow in the mountains that ski resorts from Stevens to Snoqualmie ended up shuttering their doors far before the typical season ends. This year weather experts have predicted cooler climates, which means it’s time to grab your coat and gloves and start getting excited for winter activities. We’ve put together three of our favorite winter

Don’t miss the Tim Burton Inspired This is Halloween show at the Triple Door

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My birthday is just a few days shy of the most frightening holiday all year, so naturally I overdid the haunted houses, pumpkin patches, and terrifying movies well before I hit puberty. I hate pumpkin spice lattes, and am kind of tired of seeing varying versions of disney princess costumes year after year (parents – where is the creativity? My mom got “crafty” by shoving a metallic sack around a hoola hoop, in an effort to jimmy rig a

Steve Miller’s Clan Turns Chateau Ste Michelle Into Swingtown 

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In 1956, a few twelve year old boys blew the roof off an SMU fraternity house, serenading the college crowd with a few Clover’s covers. Cue dozens of young ladies wishing their warm miller lite was one mint julep. One of those boys working the crowd that night had more rhythm and natural talent than half of the rock bands breaking into the industry today, and that little rock and roll legend was of

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It’s been one week since I attended MozCon 2015, Moz’s annual mega conference with a colt-like following of SEO-driven marketing gurus, and I’m already feeling like I’ve fallen behind. I’ve had this feeling bubbling in the pit of my stomach that keeps reminding me to start implementing everything I learned while its still fresh in my mind! If you’ve ever been to an industry event, (I’m not talking about the stuffy trade shows where you learn more chatting on the plane with your neighbor) and left

Wicked

When Wicked was published back in 1995, as a young budding writer, I was curious how another author could possibly try to piggyback on arguably one of the greatest novels of all time. I would later learn the art of stories told from unusual perspectives, and the fact that a 40 year old man nailed this disliked wench’s point of view and dove into the dark depths of Oz

Don’t Miss Stone’s Five Night Evolution of an Artist Series Across Seattle

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When I was first introduced to Allen Stone’s music many years ago, I’ll admit after hearing his soothing sexy voice, I didn’t picture him looking quite like he does; a scraggly blonde mop of curls flowing down his shoulders, big bottle glasses and a wide toothy grin. Allen embodies everything I love about the PNW culture, and he’s never pretended to be anything other than himself, nor has his

A sexy rendition of the mind-bending, mythical tale

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Jasper McCann and Lily Verlaine, the dynamic duo who assembled that exciting burlesque Nutcracker  I raved about in December are at it again, but this time they’ve outdone themselves; caterpillars and rabbits have never achieved such raunchy sex appeal. I’ve always been fascinated with Lewis Carroll’s charming tale, and playful use of language, and when I heard Alice in Wonderland was the setting for a burlesque performance, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I’ve been

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As the largest single region food and wine festival in America, Taste Washington has grown immensely in popularity since its induction, with over 200 wineries, vineyards, cideries and restaurants serving over the course of the two day event. If you weren’t able to attend the event this past weekend, here are my main takeaways to get you excited for next year, (or to plan a trip out to Woodinville or Walla Walla for a personal winecation of your own!).