Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Author Archives: Kara Tiernan

About Kara Tiernan

Kara was born and raised in West Seattle, is a diehard Washington State Alum and Northwest enthusiast! Kara has lived in Florence, Philadelphia and Portland but was magnetized back to home plate. She loves the outdoors, has participated in four Seattle Rock and Roll half marathons and is THRILLED spandex and baggy sweaters made a comeback. She is a passionate reader and blogger, our Music Madness guru, and writes the scoop on Seattle destinations for CBS Local. But mainly, she believes there is nothing better than a pint of Manny's, live acoustic music and loud laughter shared between friends and neighbors.
Channel Your Inner Sommelier at Claret Wine Bar
Head to Wallingford to explore wine two at a time I had just finished reading Cork Dork and was feeling confident in my ability to taste wine like a pro last week when we visited Claret Wine Bar in Wallingford, the newest member of the Purple Cafe and Thackeray restaurant family. I had no reason to feel confident – I love wine and know which wines I like and which I don’t (Sorry white wine, you’ll never be a red. You’re dead to me), but I’m no expert. (more…)
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Through the Looking Glass: Burlesque Alice in Wonderland Returns to the Triple Door
The Mad Hatter & crew come together for a naughty rendition of Alice in Wonderland Courtesy of POC Photo Seattle’s favorite burlesque masterminds Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann have joined forces once again for their 10th annual production of Through the Looking Glass, a re-imagination of the classic Alice in Wonderland tale, where all your favorite characters from Alice and the Mad Hatter to Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb come together to deliver a performance you won’t want to miss. (more…)
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Top 5 Sips at Taste Washington 2018
Our top picks for show-stopping pours at Washington’s biggest wine event of the year  Photo courtesy of Taste Washington There aren’t many opportunities to indulge in THE best food and wine the PNW has to offer under one roof – making Taste Washington one of my all-time favorite events of the year! This past weekend over 250 wineries, vineyards, and cideries gathered at the Grand Tasting event from far and wide across (more…)
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Van der Pop Releases Chic Cannabis Accessories for Her
Gift sets for the women in your life with high standards When I see gift recommendations for women, I’m usually clenching my jaw or suppressing an eye roll (If someone tries to sell me another Glassybaby or variety pack of essential oils I’m gonna lose my shit). But in an industry that notoriously caters to men, I was excited to learn that Van der pop, the leading cannabis digest for women, recently released gift sets designed for FEMALE stoners. (more…)
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Weekend Getaway: Gold Beach Oregon
Check out this underrated relaxing town on the southern Oregon coast. When I told colleagues and friends I was heading to the Oregon coast for the weekend, I was met with many responses like “Oh I LOVE Cannon Beach!” “If you’re in Newport you have to check out…” “This Seaside shop has the best…” and so on. (more…)
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Destination Honeymoon: New Zealand
Does laying on a stunning beach, hiking in the mountainous backdrop of Lord of the Rings or jumping out of a plane in the adventure capital of the world sound like the perfect honeymoon? Experience the trip of a lifetime, and create epic memories in one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world – New Zealand. (more…)
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Nasty Women Roll Call: A Historic Day at the Seattle Womxn’s March
A peaceful, magnetic and hopeful crowd protests in Seattle Photo by Emily Stevenson Confession: I decided to join the march last minute. I had a long week leading up to inauguration day (shitty excuse) and fell into bed Friday evening hoping I’d wake up in an alternate universe. One where the defeat and angst worn by so many Seattleites and Americans around the country would be answered by the tiniest glimmer of hope. As it turns out, when I woke up on Saturday morning ready to roll out my protest (more…)
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Wed in Wine Country: Plan Your Epic Lake Chelan Wedding
Photo by Lilly Photography Chelan sits at the base of the North Cascades, overlooking some of the most jaw dropping landscapes in the PNW; and those views are often served up with a tasty glass of the best wine in the region. When it comes to choosing your wedding destination, what more could you ask for? Beautiful views – check. Delicious wine -check. Somewhere far enough away your husband’s frat douche friends won’t attend -no guarantees. Sunny skies and expansive grape vines create the perfect backdrop for a stunning outdoor wedding, so if you’re thinking about reciting your nuptials in the valley, check out this list of kickass vendors from our picture perfect Chelan wedding! (more…)
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