Make the Most of Bicycling in Seattle With These Tips

November 08, 2016

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Did you know that Seattle has been named the “Number 1 City for Bicyclists,” which makes it the perfect way to get to wherever you’re going. Well, now you do, which also means that it’s time to make the most of this highly accessible and healthy way to travel. It will also help you save on gas and help save the environment! Seriously, what’s not to love? Whether it’s a run to the grocery store or a morning commute to work, here are some tips to make sure you have an amazing biking experience.

 

Start Slow & Estimate Amount of Time

If you’re just starting out on the biking lifestyle then it’s probably not a good idea to start it off with a 10-mile bike ride. Start small. If you’re considering biking to work, try to bike through your route on your days off so you know just how long it will take you.

 

Preparation is Key

When it comes to a bike ride, you’ll want to be prepared for a few things. Be sure you know how to change a flat. If it’s a particularly hot day or long bike ride, consider bringing an extra pair of clothes so you can stay fresh. Looking a little cloudy? Prepare for rain by bringing a seat cover for your bike.


Add These Seattle Events to Your Weekend Plans

November 03, 2016

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We’re always making sure that you’re informed about all the amazing and awesome fun that’s happening in your city. If your weekend plans are becoming a bit dull or you’re looking to try something new, we have a few ideas that are sure to pique your interest. It’s not too late to add these exciting events to your weekend festivities.

 

Jammin’ Challenge

A friendly competition among bands will certainly add some excitement to your Saturday. This November 5 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, don’t miss your chance to watch four independent bands battle it out at the Hard Rock Cafe for Jammin’ Challenge.

 

Oyster Fest

Calling all oyster lovers! The day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. With over 30 varieties of oysters, a seafood buffet, 60 wineries, microbrews, and live music, you and your friends will love what Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 has in store for you this Saturday, November 5. This is a 21 and up event and will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Get your tickets before they’re sold out!


Your Weekend is About to Be Amazing at These Upcoming Halloween Events

October 22, 2016

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It’s time to get your party on and if you’re ready to celebrate Halloween in style, Seattle has you covered. If you’re ready to get your party on, then we have a few events we think you’re going to like. Here are a few ways to make your Halloween season spooktacular.

 

FreakNight Festival – Head over to the Tacoma Dome for the 20th Anniversary of this amazing EDM festival. Featuring Zedd, Armin van Buuren, and even Martin Garrix, you can purchase your tickets here. (October 28-29)

 

Halloween Party Cruise – You’re going to love spending Halloween weekend on a gorgeous cruise boat with Waterways Cruises. Come for the costume contest and stay for the DJ playing all of your favorite Halloween hits all night long. (October 29)

 

Seattlebash – The ultimate Halloween Bash is back! With over 2,000 guests, a costume contest, DJ, cocktails, and so much more, this is one Halloween event you and your pals with love. (October 29)


An Easy Way to Decorate Your Apartment for Halloween

October 15, 2016

We get it. You want to get into the spirit of the season without putting in too much effort, right? Well, lucky for you, there are plenty of ways to do just that. Decorating for Halloween can be fun and it doesn’t have to be labor-intensive, especially with these cheap and easy decorative items. What items can be fun, festive, and easy to put in your home? We’re glad you asked.

 

Doormats

It’s the first thing people see when they arrive at your door for that fun get together or for movie night. Or, it can bring a smile to your face every time you cozy up on the porch with a mug of hot chocolate. Wherever you decide to put a festive doormat, it’s one of the easiest ways to add a little Halloween fun to your home. We’re really digging this Halloween Skeleton Cat Doormat from Pier 1 Imports.


Have a Spooky Good Time at Hotel Nordo This Month

October 11, 2016

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Looking for something fun to do this month? October brings with it a variety of “spooktacular” events that are sure to make your month anything but dull. Why not grab a spot at Hotel Nordo and prepare yourself for an evening of “hauntingly” good fun.

 

A $52 ticket will get you a four-course dinner using locally-sourced ingredients. Savor delicious butternut squash crostini with green apple and basil chiffonade. Sip on the perfect wine pairing. Munch on a salad filled with beets, goat cheese, eggplant, avocado, and other juicy vegetables.

 

As you dine, listen to four haunted tales about the hotel’s history beginning in the 1920s. Dress in your fanciest attire and prepare for an unforgettable experience. If you didn’t have plans before today, you sure do now.


Spice Up Your Apartment With Pumpkin Decorations

October 05, 2016

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Want to know what’s better than living in your cozy apartment? Living in your cozy apartment with amazing pumpkin decorations! Pumpkins provide a simple way to spruce up your space and we have some ideas for how to get started.

 

Make a Pumpkin Display

It’s time to get creative. Cake displays are a great way to give a pumpkin arrangement some character. All you need is a glass cake display and all the fall decor your autumn heart desires. Grab those pumpkins, garlands, pine cones, and more to place decoratively upon your cake display. You can even use LED tea light candles for an elegant, romantic vibe.

 

Embellish Your Pumpkin

Whether you’re using buttons, candy corn, sunflower seeds, or whatever your creative autumn heart desires, you can embellish your pumpkins this year! Use items for teeth, eyes, or even a smile. You can even grab those fallen leaves from outdoors and decorate your pumpkin using mod podge.


Enjoy the Washington Park Arboretum This Fall

September 27, 2016

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When you live in Seattle, you don’t need to travel very far to find amazing landscapes and scenery calling your name. If you have yet to take advantage of the Washington Park Arboretum, then make plans to check out this wonderful hidden gem. As we head into the fall season, this is one picturesque place you need to see to believe.

 
Located at 2300 Arboretum Drive E in Seattle, this is one place you have to check out as we head into the fall season. With 230 acres of a dynamic assortment of plants, trees, and shrubbery, you’ll be delighted in this sweet escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 


Newest Fine Dining Addition to the Seattle Restaurant Scene

September 18, 2016

Corn is splendidly cast in different roles at Copine, including a sweet corn agnolotti with lobster mushrooms and Mission figs in a brown-butter emulsion. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

Delicious restaurants have opened up in your neighborhood and we’re here to help you start scheduling those dinner reservations.

 

Looking for fine dining in Seattle? Look no further. Copine is the newest edition to the Seattle fine dining experience. Imagine a sweet cicely leaf with a bread-and-butter plate alongside thyme-glazed rolls.

 

Enjoy your meal in the rusty-chic atmosphere of French-inspired decor and a modern take on Northwest cuisine favorites. Copine is located at 6460 24th Avenue NW in Seattle 98107.


Come Home to Seattle Living at its Finest at Bowman

September 13, 2016

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Come home to luxury at Bowman every night in the heart of one of Seattle’s iconic neighborhoods. Open your front door and be met with grey accent walls and expansive ceilings.

 

Run your fingertips along the Carrera quartz countertops before whipping up a meal for your friends using the stainless GE kitchen appliances. When you’re done, grab some fresh air on your very own private patio.

 
Heading out for a night on the town? Take a step into your walk-in closet and pick the outfit that’s perfect for your mood. Wind down with a book under the custom pendant lighting in your apartment. Trust us, you haven’t lived until you’ve called Bowman ‘home.’


Enjoy an Enchanting Evening at the Arboretum

September 01, 2016

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Looking for something new to do during your next night out? Mark your calendars and enjoy some of the incredible events Seattle has to offer. Sit back, relax, and let us do the research so you can focus on having fun. This week, you definitely won’t want to miss the Twilight Tram Tour at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle.
This Friday, September 9 between 6:30 and 8:00 pm, you can go on a 13-passenger tram ride throughout the beautiful Arboretum. As the evening quiets down and the nighttime wildlife awakens! nothing beats experiencing this hidden gem as you are glided through the forest and encounter bats, raccoons and owls. You will also get to learn about the rich Arboretum history, the plants living there and the interesting stories behind them. Enjoy this enchanting evening with family, friends or make it a date night!