Saturday, December 03, 2016
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Weekend Wanderings: Richmond, BC

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve fallen back for daylight savings, Thanksgiving weekend just passed, and we’ve officially entered the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are the standard celebrations, but have you considered visiting our neighbors up north for Chinese New Year? It’s a quick trip—2 hours and 15 minutes hours if there’s no traffic (check border traffic before you head out). (more…)
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Culture Dose: An Om-Worthy December Welcome

As we launch into this joyful season that promises to be chock-a-block with decadent indulgences, fun-filled fetes and hopefully some hygge-heavy downtime, too, we’ve found the best way to give December a grounding and rejuvenating start. (And while you’re planning out this festive month, don’t forget these holiday getaway ideas at luxurious locations up and down the West Coast!) (more…)
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Seattle and Vancouver Seek to Build a Regional High-Tech Corridor

Given their close proximity, their shared culture, and their high-tech, eco-friendly outlook, it would seem to be a natural idea for Seattle and Vancouver to further integrate their economies and create a single Cascadia Innovation Corridor. Microsoft called it “an idea whose time has come,” yet numerous barriers still stand in the way of this vision. (more…)
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The World is Fun Hosts 5th Annual Bad Santa Photos

The 5th Annual Bad Santa event is taking place this Saturday, December 3rd from 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm.  Hosted by The World Is Fun at Rhein Haus Seattle, come grab a pint of Ninkasi Sleighr and snag a picture with our Bad Santa to get into the holiday spirit. All proceeds benefit The World Is Fun, a Seattle based charitable social club with a mission to connect Seattleite’s with fun ways to give back to their community.  (more…)
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Seattle Seahawks vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 12 Recap

Well, it was an extremely unattractive game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Yes, it was an ugly battle, particularly for the away team, as they mustered up a mere five points in a 14-5 loss. Not much to say here, really. (more…)
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Feast Portland 2016 Numbers are in!

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Bon Appétit Presents FeastPortland 2016 welcomed a record 16,286 festival attendees, and raised $70,021 for Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon to help fight childhood hunger in Oregon. Our second trip to down to Feast was wonderful and delicious and we look forward to going next year. Schedule and line-up for the 2017 event will be announced in May and the festival will be September 14th – 17th.  (more…)
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Gilt Sample Sale: Seattle Debut December 9 & 10

It’s about the time to start thinking about holiday lists. Gilt City’s warehouse sale, one of the most indulgent shopping parties of the season, is coming to Seattle for the first time! It will be complete with hundreds of the hottest brands for women, men, kids and the home—all at up to 80% off retail. (more…)
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Gingerbread Village at Sheraton Seattle Hotel opens today

One of Seattle’s most beloved holiday traditions returned for the Sheraton Seattle Hotel’s 24th Annual Gingerbread Village. Since 1992, the Sheraton’s expert culinary team has partnered with top local architecture firms to design, build and wow the crowds with intricate, larger-than-life gingerbread creations. The unforgettable event keeps more than 150,000 visitors coming back year after year.  (more…)
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