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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.
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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Burlesque Boss: A Wild Night at The Can Can With Johnny Boy
Flap your tail feathers with Johnny Boy and the Flamingo cast at the Can Can Photo courtesy of the Can Can As this is not the first time I’ve raved about a Seattle burlesque show,  you might find it surprising that I’ve never made my way over to the Can Can. The ever popular haunt deep in the belly of Pike Place market has always been on my list of Seattle must sees, and I’m happy to report their performance did not disappoint. (more…)
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Motown Music is the Worst – Said NO ONE EVER
Walk in Motown mogul Berry Gordy’s shoes at the Paramount Theater The Temptations. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour. Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus, 2014 Motown is arguably the single most influential music of all time – and you can thank Berry Gordy, music mogul and founder of Motown records, for virtually every great 1960-80s sensation that came out of that era. Everyone from the Supremes,  Marvin Gaye, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and SO, so many more. Motown the Musical walks you through Gordy’s (more…)
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Mayer Hawthorne Makes Me Want Love Like That
This man about town hits the stage tonight at the Neptune Theater Photo courtesy of Collin Stark Have you found that perfect song that seems to be three dimensional and fulfill any mood you’re in? The one you blast while cleaning your 600sf closet you call a home, throw on the vinyl to clear the hazy air between friends, or had shazam spinning for so long you bought three pairs of pants at Nordstrom, all different sizes? Chances are that song came from Mayer Hawthorne. It’s like Marvin Gaye and George Clinton had a dapper, funky little love child that came out serenading the nurses. I’ve been lusting after this soulful powerhouse for seven years and counting, and might have grown (more…)
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Newsies: Carrying the Banner Through the Paramount
Jack Kelly and the boys bring their A game to Seattle for a one week production The tour of Disney’s NEWSIES North American Tour original company. Photo by Deen van Meer. When I heard the NEWSIES production was making a stop in Seattle, I nearly shit the bed. Arguably the only early 90s musical worth watching outside of the Disney Renaissance, this was the kitchy soundtrack of my childhood (next to Big Willie Style and Killing Me Softly of course). I’m (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Getaway to Vashon Island
When Seattle city life starts feeling a little stuffy, you know it’s time to plan a weekend away from all the noise. If you’re itching to get outdoors and in need of a little change in scenery, catch a short ferry ride over to a little slice of serenity better known as Vashon Island. After 20 minutes, you’ll be docked and ready for a slow-paced weekend with all the hype of island life. Check out our suggestions below for a weekend getaway to relaxation station.  (more…)
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