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Meet the Maker: Westward Leather Co.

Posted by Theresa Tanner on Aug. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.

Q&A with Ben Fife, creator and principal craftsman of Westward Leather Co.

How long have you been selling leather products?

Westward Leather Co. is currently in its fourth full year. I’ve been working with leather off and on since 2009, but didn’t fully have a go at it until summer ...

Cryotherapy: The New Ice Bath

Posted by Staci Lehman on July 25, 2018, noon

It used to be there was little you could do about soreness following a tough workout or sports injury – apply ice or heat and wait for it to heal. Today there is a more proactive approach. Cryotherapy is the use of extremely low temperatures to reduce many health complaints.


Dive Right In: Swimsuits

Posted by Renée Sande on June 29, 2018, 6 a.m.

If you haven’t already found your perfect swimsuit for the warm days ahead, or you’re looking to stock up your selection, we’ve got the skinny on the hottest swimsuits for 2018 that will keep you feeling and looking cool into 2019.

While the trends aren’t a huge departure from last ...

Old-school Style

Posted by Staci Lehman on June 14, 2018, 6 a.m.

It may be that men are finally catching on to what women have known for a long time – or maybe it is just more acceptable now – but more men are spending time and money on salon services that feel good, like traditional straight razor shaves.

While the straight ...

Step Up Your Game

Posted by Theresa Tanner on May 30, 2018, 6 a.m.

The imminent sunny days of a Northwest summer means two things: people are spending more time outside, and they’re spending more time moving. After a gray spring, parks are green again and traffic on local trails is getting busy.

With so much activity in store for the glorious summer ahead, ...

CoolSculpting for a Hot Body

Posted by Staci Lehman on May 3, 2018, 6 a.m.

Love handles and belly rolls are the bane of pretty much everyone’s existence, even those in good shape. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work out or diet, you just can’t get rid of those last bulges.

If that sounds familiar, CoolSculpting might appeal to you.

“It’s the No. 1, ...

Mood Color

Posted by Theresa Tanner on April 24, 2018, 6 a.m.

Extreme hair colors used to be reserved for rowdy rock stars and rebellious teenagers, but branching out beyond blonde and brunette has reached the mainstream. And for some of the most popular looks today, anything less than a professional dye job won’t achieve the desired effect.

Karissa White, Bombshell Salon ...

Warm up with spring workouts

Posted by Renée Sande on April 12, 2018, 6 a.m.

As the days get longer and the warmer months approach, getting back into shape becomes a spring ritual for many. For others, fitness could be a new foray, filled with uncertainty. 

But whether it’s been months or years since you last “felt the burn,” trainers and fitness centers throughout the area are ready to help you reach your goals and get on the path ...

Color me purple: Spring fashion

Posted by Renée Sande on March 29, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

As the seasons change, we can also count on fashion trends changing.

And one of the big powerhouse trends in style is color. It influences our moods, communicates our life values and expresses our personality.

The Institute for Color Research reveals that people subconsciously judge an environment or product within ...

Wedding Trends for 2018

Posted by Theresa Tanner on Feb. 27, 2018, 6 a.m.

Looking for some wedding inspiration? There are so many decisions to make – dresses, suits, flowers, invitations, venues, menus, photos … whew, making a list alone is exhausting!

One way to prevent wedding panic is to start by picking a theme that can help focus the tone and scope of ...