The David Barton Project: A New Word for Sore

You know how when you say a word over and over again, it starts to sound foreign and kind of loses its meaning? After completing week one of my training, I need a new word for "sore." I also need help walking up and down stairs and lifting my arms above my shoulders. I’m in pain here, people.

I’m not gonna lie, week one was not easy. So, to recap….. 

Things I hate: lunges, interval sprinting on a treadmill, lunges, and the plank. Also, lunges. Did I mention those?  Read more »

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Charitable Event: Puget Sound Heart Walk

It’s that time of year when our lives are flooded with charity requests. There are walks, runs, drives, dinners – the list is endless. And we’ve had a tough enough year on our own, thank you very much. So how do we decide where to spend our time, money and energy?

Here’s what I’m doing: Walking for Ally Warnke. Ally, 10, loves cheerleading and golf. She’s the daughter of one of my co-workers and everyone who meets her falls instantly in love. I never would have guessed she has a heart disease. Read more »

Preview: Bellevue Fashion Week

I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, bouncing around the house, yelling, “It’s here! It’s here!”

But instead of a jolly red-suited man bringing me toys, The Bellevue Collection has given me a big, giant fashion-forward present wrapped in shiny design gazing and glitzy documentary watching: Bellevue Fashion Week. Read more »

Art Restaurant: Counter Uncorked

Last Tuesday, Art restaurant in the Four Seasons hotel downtown hosted its second Counter Uncorked event, an evening designed to showcase the kitchen’s talent. For two hours, food writers and bloggers sipped wine, mingled, and helped themselves to the generous spread. Read more »

Fashion & Style Friday: Matte Nails for Fall

Time for the first-ever edition of Seattle mag's Fashion & Style Friday, our weekly shoutout to local (and sometimes not-so local) designers, shops, cool new products, hot looks and everything in between. Read more »

The David Barton Project: Mission Impossible?

When I raised my hand at Seattle magazine’s weekly pitch meeting and volunteered to write what I thought would be a 200-word blurb covering the new opening of David Barton’s gym at the Bravern, I learned a valuable lesson. Never volunteer. Over the course of the last week, my assignment has morphed from that 200-word blurb to a three-month-long membership with personal training 3 to 4 times a week, and a targeted nutrition plan that I have *promised* to follow. (If you’re going to read this blog, I should warn you—I will probably whine about this. Read more »

The Weekend Must List September 25-27

Our top to-dos for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Make your way to the Theatre Off Jackson for a laugh-your-pants-off evening of international, national and local comedy


Fun in the Sun: One More Weekend?

All across the Northwest many of us are wondering if this might indeed be the final weekend of sunny warm weather for 2009, and if so, how to make the most of it. Well here are a few ideas:

Rent a lodge room at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, just 80 miles east of Seattle, and indulge in a little fly fishing, hiking, or bicycling. Bring the family along for fun in the indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs and water slides. Read more »

Foodsnap: A Food Photo Critique

I first became interested in food photography when I started taking photos for my personal blog, This summer, I interned with Lara Ferroni, a renowned food photographer who lives here in Seattle. Read more »

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