Friday, January 18, 2019

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.
New Cannabis Infused Facial Oil is So Seattle
Herbivore Botanicals releases Emerald, a new facial oil made with weed Photo courtesy of Herbivore Botanicals When I heard local beauty gurus Herbivore Botanicals was releasing a new skincare product made with cannabis, I wasn’t surprised. That’s so Seattle. Many other beauty companies have been using CBD (Do yourself a favor and get a Kush Queen bath bomb – your welcome) to soothe aches and pains and enhance relaxation for some time, but I love supporting local and was excited to learn why Herbivore decided to dabble with cannabis.  (more…)
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Bikes and Bites in the High South: A Weekend Getaway in the Ozarks
Good eats, awesome trails, and small-town hospitality in Bentonville, AR When Visit Bentonville invited us to come check out their city, best known as the birthplace of Walmart, I laughed. A lot. They preached about their award-winning chefs and up and coming “High South” food scene, and I rolled my eyes. Why would anyone from Seattle, arguably one of the best foodie cities in the country, go to Arkansas for the food (or for anything)? How many ways could they do meat and potatoes? Also, Bentonville is in the Ozarks which I’ve been binging on Netflix, and it looked scary as shit. I thought about being a typical Seattleite and passively ignoring the invite, but something caught my eye – this unassuming town had 163 miles of award-winning cycling trails weaving in and around it, making it a top destination for a biker’s vacation.  (more…)
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Women Endure and Rise Stronger, Together in A Thousand Splendid Suns
Don’t miss Ursula Rani Sarma’s adaptation of A Thousand Splendid Suns at Seattle Repertory Theater When I read The Kite Runner for the first time, I was in awe. The story painted a picture of what life might be like for fathers and sons in war-torn Afghanistan and it was of course heartbreaking. But as a writer, I was inspired by author Khaled Hosseini’s character development, and uncanny ability to draw readers in and empathize with the protagonist—even after he stepped aside and allowed his best friend to be raped. (more…)
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Fall weekend getaway: San Juan Island
Grab your friends and family and head out to picturesque Friday Harbor for Fall hikes, beer festivals, and more Photo courtesy of Visitsanjuans.com There’s nothing quite like Fall in the PNW – beautiful bright foliage, crisp morning air, and everything pumpkin spice (yes, all drinks and treats beyond Starbuck’s PSL are delish!). It’s my favorite time of year to get outside in Seattle, but it’s also a wonderful time to get out of the city, go offline, and spend some time out in nature. (more…)
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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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