Thursday, March 22, 2018

Author Archives: Jennifer Liu

About Jennifer Liu

Despite the rain, Jennifer loves Seattle and is a rare native. From the gorgeous summer weather to the drizzle the other 9 months, this may be her forever home. She graduated from the University of Washington and has a master's degree in counseling psychology. She loves to travel, volunteer, and host themed dinner parties. You can find her eating, hiking, hanging out with her awesome dog, or napping. Ice cream, burgers, and sushi are some of her favorite things.
We Tried Hungryroot for Two Weeks. Here’s What We Thought.
Convenient and simple breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert Hungryroot is a subscription meal service boasting “healthy indulgent meals delivered to your doorstep”. I had heard about Hungryroot in 2017, but didn’t get around to trying it. It’s pricey and I’m getting pretty tired of keeping up with my subscription food deliveries. Sometimes I forget to skip a week and then I get home to discover a meal kit delivery I didn’t want or a smoothie order arrives when I’m out of town. I found a coupon for $30 off my first order that you can use too, which brought my total down to $39 for 3 meals (2 servings each), 4 sides, snacks, or sweets. I figured I’d give it a shot and share the experience.  (more…)
Steve Aoki at Showbox SODO March 14th
2x Grammy-nominated producer and DJ Steve Aoki is preparing to hit the road for his North American ‘Kolony’ Tour with Brooklyn-born rapper and producer Desiigner. The ‘Kolony’ tour is coming through Seattle on March 14th at Showbox SoDo with special guest performances by Desiigner, Deorro, Ricky Remedy, Max Styler, and Bok Nero. (more…)
Grace VanderWaal is performing in Seattle on 2/23
Singer/songwriter and teenage prodigy Grace VanderWaal is performing a sold out show at Neumos on Friday, February 23rd. In 2016, at the age of 12, she won the 11th season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent singing her original songs.  (more…)
Social Justice x Self-Care: The Sanaya Set
Supporting women who bravely pursue their passions. The Sanaya Set is a curated seasonal collection of lifestyle products made for and by women. The products are carefully sourced to ensure every item in the collection aligns with Sanaya Set’s principles. With every purchase, 10% of net proceeds will go to an organization they highlight for the season—the Winter 2018 collection benefits Planned Parenthood.  Sanaya’s Winter 2018 Collection. (more…)
Tacoma Based Five12 Apparel is Making Clothes With Recycled Coffee Grounds
Creating high performance gear out of sustainable materials. Repurposing coffee grounds—and recycled water bottles and recycled windshields—to make active and outdoor apparel is next level and also so very Seattle. Named after the SR 512 highway in Tacoma, the Five12 team has developed moisture-managing fabric to keep their clothes dry on the inside and out, while maintaining breathability, for protection in our PNW climate.  (more…)
Making New Female Friends on Hey! VINA
I’m after real friendship.  I’ve lived in Seattle my entire life so I’ve accumulated different circles of friends from school, workplaces, friends of friends, co-ed sports leagues, and more. However, with many friends, our goals or priorities simply aren’t compatible anymore. We all have our own very busy lives. People have gotten married and have kids or moved away. Finding friends post-college isn’t easy.  (more…)
We ordered a week of Freshly and here’s what we thought
We’ve heard good things about Freshly—how the meals are convenient, delicious, and are delivered straight to your door. The meals are fully cooked and all of them are gluten-free. The meals come ready-to-eat and just need to be heated for four minutes or less in the microwave. We decided to try it for a week to see for ourselves.  (more…)
Imperfect Produce Delivers Ugly Produce to Your Door (And it isn’t even ugly)
Healthy, delicious fruits and veggies for 30-50% less than grocery stores. One in five fruits and vegetables grown in the U.S. doesn’t meet the strict cosmetic standards of grocery stores, usually causing them to go to waste on the farm. The heart-shaped potato, the curvy carrot, the oddly-shaped orange are all delicious and nutritious, but are often left to rot in fields or sent to the local landfill – just because they look different. (more…)
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