National Parks are one of America’s most unique treasures—sprawling protected lands that encourage adventure and exploring nature for everyone. Welcome to Joshua Tree, an area of desert wilderness named after the native yucca brevifolia in southeastern California. Winter does bring cooler temperatures, but there’s still quite a bit of sunshine. 

Sawyer opened earlier this month in the old Kickin’ Boot location in Ballard serving casual, chic new American fare. Drawing inspiration from Chef Mitch Mayers’ fine dining background and childhood memories at the state fair, he has created a menu that features items including bone marrow matzo ball soup with a pho broth, oxtail nachos, and animal style burger. 

The only drama I enjoy is in my lashes.

Lash extensions can make every day a good lash day. Semi-permanent eyelash extensions have been trending for the past few years and its popularity isn’t slowing down. There are more lash salons and nail, hair, and other full service salons are also offering lash extensions as an additional service. So where should you go? Here are my top picks, but first, a few pros and cons for those new to the world of lash extensions.