Sunday, August 28, 2016
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Dog Days: Rover.com Releases New Dog Walking Technology

New app feature provides real-time status updates Rover.com, founded and based in Seattle, and now the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers. Earlier this week, they introduced new technology into the mobile apps, enabling its sitters to provide peace of mind to their clients. The new feature allows pet sitters and dog walkers to easily track and share information with owners, including when they arrived at home, a GPS map of the (more…)
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Salon Services and Wine at The Beauty Bar in Seattle’s Ravenna Neighborhood

Located in the Ravenna neighborhood near University Village, The Beauty Bar offers a wide range of services for nails, hair, lashes, waxing, tinting and skincare. After its soft opening in April, The Beauty Bar has quickly ramped up business in the past few months. As an added guest perk, they offer a complimentary glass of wine, champagne or beer along with any service for guests ages 21 and older for the ultimate salon experience. Perfect for some-after work relaxation and self-care or a weekend girls date.  (more…)
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Olo’s Dishes Celebrate Life in Victoria, BC Using Locally Sourced and Seasonal Ingredients

Victoria is so much more than the last time you visited as a kid. Now, there’s gourmet food and desserts to taste, festivals and museums to enjoy, and an abundance of outdoor activities to explore. Our hotel, Magnolia Hotel & Spa, suggested Olo and we weren’t disappointed. Olo is doing things right and was a delightful dining experience. Executive Chef & Co-Owner Brad Holmes buys farm-fresh ingredients from producers on Vancouver Island. He understands the importance of sourcing locally and pushes the envelope by bringing seasonal and regional ingredients to Olo’s menu. (more…)
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Culture Dose: Pickathon 2016 Recap

Summer, don’t go: Reliving one of our favorite parts of a PNW August. The wooded campsites and dusty trails of Pendarvis Farm might have felt a wee bit more packed this year, but who can blame the brand-new converts for joining Pickathon’s crew of longtime, loyal fans? When word gets out about a really, really good thing, it turns out—people listen. (more…)
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The Radar: Heirloom TomatoFare at Cedarbrook Lodge September 11

Make your summer juicy at the 6th Annual Tomato Festival Cedarbrook Lodge’s sixth annual Heirloom Tomato Festival showcases the abundant harvest of vibrant heirloom tomatoes grown locally in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample heirloom tomatoes as well as heirloom tomato-based dishes and beverages, prepared by some of the top chefs in the region. The event will be held on Sunday, September 11th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Purchase your tickets here. (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Summer in Victoria, BC

Victoria is lovely year round. When I visited last December, I enjoyed all the holiday festivities, but I wondered what it would be like when the weather was nicer. It was a bit too soggy and grey to explore as much as I would have liked. Summer though? Wow. I returned this past weekend and I’m in love. We biked, we strolled, we browsed, and we ate. It was the perfect weekend getaway.  (more…)
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Brew Barons: Belltown’s 3rd Annual Crush Block Party August 28

Now in its third year, Belltown’s popular summer wine and beer festival, Belltown Crush Party, has grown to take up two whole blocks! The event features a pig roast from Seattleite favorite Bell & Whete, local food trucks, live music (how often do you get to hear a steel drum band?) provided by Belltown Beats, and a great selection of wine and beer. To top it all off, they’ll be hosting a grape stomping competition! This will be the perfect way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon on August 28th, celebrating the Belltown community and supporting a good cause. (more…)
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Fashion File: Filson and Smokey Bear Collaborate on a Unique Collection this Summer

Over the past 119 years, Seattle-based Filson has worked with many significant industries and organizations, but one of its most cherished relationships has been with men and women who work in the woods. They have outfitted timber cruisers in the early 1900s and providing standard-issue uniforms for the U.S. Forest Service in the 1940s. This season, Filson celebrates this relationship with the introduction of a special line of limited edition products to help spread the message of one of its favorite outdoorsmen: Smokey Bear.  (more…)
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