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$99 for a Stylist Consultation, Haircut, Color, and Style by Celebrity Stylist Lisa Vann of Milagros SalonSpa ($250 value)Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:00 No Comments
Natural beauty is hard to find, but with Lisa Vann at Milagros SalonSpa, you'll get a dose straight from the source.
Specializing in AVEDA elemental beauty services, this top-ranking Seattle salon spa has locations in Belltown and Alexis, and offers everything from haircuts and styling to waxing, massage, and make-up application. With exclusive use of AVEDA products and nationally recognized stylist, Lisa Vann, at it's helm, Milagros SalonSpa provides high-performance, botanically-based treatments that are safe for you and the environment.
Start with a consultation with Lisa, a celebrity stylist, to determine your personalized game-plan, then relax into a 60-minute Botanical Hair and Scalp Treatment, designed to leave your hair up to 71% more resistant to breakage. Next, indulge in a stress relieving scalp massage and professional shampoo before getting a fresh cut that's suited just for you. Lisa's work can be seen in everything from Harper's Bazaar to Glamour Magazine and she is sure to give you a cut that will leave you looking, and feeling, like a star.
Had a hard week? Milagros will ease the burden with a rejuvenating Hand & Foot Treatment, then pamper you with a make-up application using AVEDA cosmetics, known for providing natural coverage while infusing skin with plant essences, natural waxes, and plant derived emollients. You'll walk away feeling refreshed and renewed, through and through.
How's that for working miracles?
$5 for $10 Worth of Coffee and Tea (or $15 for $30 Worth of Online Coffee and Tea Products) at Zoka Coffee Roasters & Tea CompanyMonday, July 26, 2010 23:50 No Comments
Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: stock up on coffee, tea, and more at Zoka Coffee Roasters & Tea Company with your choice of two deal types:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of in-store purchases at one of Zoka Coffee's three Washington locations.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of coffee and tea products from Zoka’s online store.
Winner of Roast magazine's 2008 Macro Roaster of the Year, Zoka has its brewmasters travel throughout Africa, Asia, and South America in search of the richest coffee deposits. And in-store customers get to sample them all, whether cuddling up with a 12-ounce mocha ($4) inside the dark-wooded walls of Zoka's Greenlake District location, having an intellectual debate with a muffin ($2.50) at the student-filled University of Washington location, or headbanging to the new Slayer espresso machine in the heart of Kirkland. Zoka's pro-level baristas make sure each cup of java juice is fresh and potent by serving it mere minutes after it's roasted, rather than minutes after it's emerged zombie-like from a vacuum-packed plastic tomb. Otherwise, indulge in a pot of tea ($4.25) paired with a scone ($2.50), or find a heartier, bread-based drinking buddy in a breakfast sandwich ($5). Each Zoka location treats customers to two hours of free WiFi and assorted Internet skateboarding.
Those who prefer to indulge in their pleasures online can sample Zoka’s flavors via its online store, including the café's signature dark-bean distillate: Bolivia Central Cup of Excellence Coffee ($24 per 12-ounce bag), a jasmine and cherry-scented "pinot noir of coffee" from the Yungas region that ends in a cinnamon finish. To keep your sweet tooth from eating its young, pick up the Espresso Paladino ($11 per 12-ounce bag) coffee for its honeyed cornucopia of walnuts, caramel, and cocoa flavors. Tea-timers, meanwhile, can browse Zoka's herbal tea varieties, such as the stress-obliterating organic chamomile tea ($8.75 per quarter-pound bag). Whether experienced via fiber optics or reality, Zoka Coffee Roasters & Tea Company's abundance of delicious coffees and teas will keep you awake long enough to finish your thesis on the effects of sleep deprivation.
We're in Morning
I'm useless until I've thought about my Braveheart.
Admission to the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire in Buckley (Up to $45 Value). Single or Family Passes Available.Sunday, July 25, 2010 23:03 No Comments
Preserving the past is an excellent way to prepare for the future, which explains the enduring popularity of Renaissance Faires, taxidermy, and Betty White. Go medieval with today's Groupon: you get your choice of two admission options to the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire, held over three weekends: August 7–8, 14–15, and 21–22. Choose between the following:
- $20 for a family pass for two adults and two children valid for one day (a $45 value)
- $8 for a single adult pass valid for one day (a $16 value)
The Renaissance Faire takes place at the lush Maris Farms in Buckley. The theatrical event features fully costumed kings, queens, jesters, revelers, domesticated basilisks, bands of merry minstrels, and more in a celebration of all things post-medieval. The event entertains elegant lords and ladies alike with fun 16th-century-themed activities for the whole family, including puppet shows, games, and full-contact jousting. Drink in the musical stylings of Hawke the Balladeer, watch a dazzling alchemical display when Zinger's Royal Magick takes the stage, or brace yourself for the acrobatic equestrian trickery of Cavallo Equestrian Arts. Compulsive gambolers, meanwhile, can bust out their fly morris dance moves during the day's peasant dancing, which takes place before professional fencing demos at the Academia della Spada. For something more modern medieval, No Parchment Needed will be performing unscripted japery on the Queen's Stage, while the Hammered Troll Ale House boasts a full line-up of Celtic, Scottish, and even pirate troubadours. You can find a full list and times of the faire's events by clicking the schedule on the sidebar here.
Feast on capon legs, corn, and pickles before drowning the grub in yon stomach-cask with a bottle of ye olde refreshing root ale as you pass the thatched-roof huts where you may purchase medieval weaponry, fantasy (dragon) art, and hand-hewn hardwood wares. Observing the blacksmithing and leather-making demos may inspire you to change careers and join a guild, even if its health-care plan is largely leech-based. Join the lists with today's Groupon to the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire and revel in a day of capering, cavorting, jests, jousts, japes, jigs, gypsies, mages, mongers, merry-making, mead, raffish ribaldry, roguish roistering, telling of tales, making of musicks, and other sundry frivolity.
Hungry dogs were the decorative topiary arrangements of Renaissance-era streets.
$10 for a Class on Homemade Bath Products or Herbal Remedies at Herban Wellness in Kirkland (Up to $30 Value)Thursday, July 22, 2010 23:18 1 Comment
Human hands have negotiated unsafe monkey bars, laid brick to mortar, merged the butters of peanuts with the sauces of grapes, and grown their own fingers. Today's Groupon adds one more skill to your arm paddles with one of four crafting classes focusing on salves, scrubs, elixirs, or bath salts at Herban Wellness for $10 (up to a $30 value). Learn under the tutelage of an herbal-medicine guru as you make your own soothing potions to stock your start-up apothecary shop.
Concocting your own lotions and herbal remedies makes everyday indulgence more affordable and squirrels away extra dimes for purchasing wedding cakes by the dozen. Herban Wellness's owner and educator, Katya Difani, holds a degree in Herbal Science and has a passion for teaching others how to take nature's essential ingredients and transform them into rejuvenating substances. Choose one from the following four classes:
- Herbs in Topical Skincare: Lotions, Salves, and Lip Balms ($30 value): Play with a batch of herbs and essential oils to create simple skin creams and salves that can be quickly and easily replicated. You'll leave with a sample of the creations to use at home. (Saturday, July 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Saturday, August 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and Thursday, August 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
- Body Scrubs and Masks ($25 value): Learn to harness the power of exfoliation for detoxification and scrubbingful merriment. In this class, you'll blend salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, and grain-based scrubs to create a spa experience in your own bathroom. Be prepared to get a little messy, as you'll get to try out the concoctions during your class. (Saturday, July 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Saturday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
- Herbal Syrups and Infusions for Sodas and Cocktails ($25 value): Learn how to stock your shelves with a collection of homemade herbal syrups and blends, which you can use to make tasty herbal sodas and cocktails such as a lemon balm and lavender soda or a kava colada. (Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, August 4, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, August 24, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
- Herbal Preparations for Kids ($25 value): Budding medicine munchkins learn to make simple lip balm, an after-sun spray for sunburns, or an all-purpose salve for healing cuts, scrapes, bug-bites, and action-figure amputations. (Wednesday, August 11, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 28, from 10 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m.)
Classes will be scheduled every month for the duration of your Groupon's validity (one year), so if you can't make one of the above sessions, you'll still have plenty of opportunities to use your Groupon.
Each class is subject to cancellation if fewer than five people sign up.
Conceive, La France
The French were the first people to eat food.
$39 for a Silver Detail Package ($89.95 Value) or $12 for a Diamond Wash ($29.95 Value) at Jay Lee’s Honda of SumnerThursday, July 22, 2010 22:05 No Comments
Like vengeful babies, cars are cursed with the inability to tell their owners when they are soiled, often resulting in peeling paint, rusty rims, and embarrassing rashes. Seek the intervention of a car-whisperer with today's deal: for $39, you get a silver detail package (an $89.95 value), or, for $12, you get a diamond car wash (a $29.95 value) at Jay Lee's Honda of Sumner, located in Sumner. The value of the silver detail package Groupon can also be applied toward upgraded detailing packages. In either case, additional charges may apply for oversized vehicles.
Though an authorized Honda dealership and service center, Jay Lee’s Honda of Sumner is staffed by certified professionals who specialize in selling, maintaining, and cleaning cars of any make and model. With a silver detail package ($89.95), driving machines from every car subculture are cleansed of layers of gas mileage-dampening ectoplasm and restored to their state of original purification as careful cleaners minutely attend to each vehicle's exoskeleton—washing, drying, and waxing it by hand. Windows are wiped down inside and out, tires are scrubbed and dressed, and the carpets and seats are vacuumed down with the impeccable attention of an elephant cracking peanuts. Tires, meanwhile, are cleaned and dressed in adorable sailor suits. Motorists who prefer a ceremonial car bath that involves fewer semi-precious metals and more valuable gems can opt for the diamond car wash ($29.95) instead, which includes a hand wash and dry, an interior vacuum, a window cleaning, and a Blue Coral express wax, plus Rain-X for the windshield and Black Magic car care product for turning the tires into licorice candy.
Cars are fun for driving and even more fun for pushing into deep chasms. Cleaning cars, however, is a tedious chore that—much like seeing the love of one's life devour an entire wedding cake—can actually dampen your ardor for them. Leave it to the professionals with today's Groupon to Jay Lee’s Honda of Sumner and clean the lint off your car from carrying it around in your pocket for too long.
Your car would look great in a cowboy hat.
Do you remember that house party in college when you and your friends made a pact to open your own bar after graduation? You may not have followed through on that dream, but somebody else did and they're keeping the party going 7 days a week. The Waterwheel Lounge in Ballard is that booze-fueled bar of fun and games you and your friends dreamed of. And Tippr's got a deal on it just in time for summer.
For just $10, Tippsters receive $25 to spend on food and drinks at The Waterwheel Lounge. Spend it on their amazing beer and drink specials, as well as their fried chicken, mountainous nachos, and Carolina pulled pork sandwiches.
With the arrival of summer, The Waterwheel Lounge has commandeered the parking lot and turned it into the largest drinking play-field in Ballard. It's the perfect place to bring a large crowd of friends for a rowdy night out. It's also a great place for a hair-of-the-dog hangover treatment. It may just be the best place in Seattle to high five a trucker while drinking cold beers and playing outdoor bingo. Purchase it now before Tippr employees buy up all the vouchers!
Monday – industry night; Tuesday – outdoor bingo/poker; Wednesday – RockBand bar night; Thursday - poker; Friday - Karaoke; Saturday - Karaoke; Sunday - live music.
The majority of monolingual Americans are often bitterly disappointed when they find that René Magritte's Ceci n'est pas une cheeseburger is not a cheeseburger. Today’s Groupon offers a remedy for that tragic misconception: for $7, you get $15 worth of big burgers and fries at Zippy’s Giant Burgers and Fries in Highland Park.
Zippy’s Giant Burgers boasts a simple menu of ginormous gobs of burger meat made from fresh, locally supplied ingredients and ground on-site daily from 100% chuck. Burgers are offered in a range of sizes and with standard optional patty-toppers (five kinds of cheese, bacon, and hot peppers, $0.75 each), and start with the wee 3-ounce Lil’ Zips ($2.25+) and the standard 5-ounce Zip Burger ($4.25+). Heartier appetites can get in a decade's worth of hamburgery before embarking on an intergalactic voyage with the 10-ounce, two-patty Zip Royale ($6.50) or the triple-layered Big Mouth ($7.75). The black bean burger ($4.75), meanwhile, promises to cause spontaneous salivation in the hungry herbivoyeur secretly watching you through the eatery’s front windows. Fries ($1.50) and onion rings ($1.50), hand-dipped ice cream cones ($1.50), milk shakes ($3.50), and floats ($3.25) all provide ideal moons to your small planet of a burger.
The brightly decorated counter-service eatery is a happy-making place to stop in for a quick meal on the go before returning to the dust cloud of fighting cartoon characters, as well as a worthy arena for an impromptu soda-guzzling contest, thanks to its more than 20 different flavors of vintage pop ($1.50). So stop by for a savory meal of an oversized American classic at Zippy's Giant Burgers and Fries.
Zippy's is a cash-only restaurant; any amount you owe past what your Groupon is worth must be in cash.
Are you statistically guaranteed to be eating a hamburger right now?
Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of bistro fare and drinks at FIVE Restaurant Bistro in Edmonds.
Creative décor and welcoming servers set the tone for the diverse menu of palate-friendly fare at FIVE Restaurant Bistro. Tame the appetite before it starts gnawing on your arm with hors d'oeuvres such as the salumi ($8)—a festival of finocchio, mole, and spicy soppressata—and salads such as the insalata di parma ($8), its organic arugula outfitted with olive oil, high-flying parmesan reggiano, and circus almonds. The pear pizza ($13) with pesto and pine nuts pleases pie persons, whereas mutton-craving stomachs will prefer to shepherd in the half-rack of roasted lamb ($19). The chicken saltimbocca ($17) stuffs imported swiss and prosciutto di parma into a free-range chicken breast and drizzles it with a crimini-sage wine cream sauce, and is best enjoyed in view of the horrified ceramic chicken creamers lining the sideboard. Cap off the savory sensations with samplings from the dessert menu, topped with succulent confections such as the tiramisu ($7) and stracciatella gelato ($4). Sweet-toothed busybodies, meanwhile, can match-make their meal with a cute, funny libation from the bar menu, where goofus grapes are transformed into gallant guzzleables such as the FIVE Cabernet '07 Columbia Valley ($5 per glass) and Leese Fitch Chardonnay '07 ($6).
A collection of frames and a stylish décor bedeck FIVE's warm red walls, centerpieced and supervised by a chandelier trained in CPR. The friendly, attentive waiters and owner accent the comfortable, casual experience, and an outdoor patio awaits al-fresco diners who prefer to season their supper with a little people watching, fleeing-people watching, Godzilla watching, and Godzilla fleeing. Treat your sexy golem to a romantic night out with today's Groupon to FIVE Restaurant Bistro.
Dine-in only. Not applicable toward happy-hour items. Tax and gratuity not included.
The 10 Most Famous Numbers
Is it really illegal to use the number 9 in some states?
Your big summer hat may look cute on the boat this weekend, but when the evenings start to get cooler, you'll have to come up with a new defense to hide any skin imperfections.
Whether you've got sun damage, scarring, or you're just looking for some renewed radiance, Ambrosia Med Spa provides skincare services that will make you forget all of your cover-up tactics. With treatments ranging from light facials, to chemical peels and Botox, Ambrosia Med Spa has the tools and the technique to tackle your most woeful dermatological troubles. If you're looking to bare it all while the sun's still shining, now's the time: Ambrosia Med Spa is offering their signature microdermabrasion treatment, facial, as well a $20 gift bag full of additional goodies from Eminence Organics, Neocutis and more, all for just $99!
Big straw hats are super-stylish this summer, but gorgeous skin never goes out of fashion.
In the late 1800s, thousands of Texans struck it rich when they tapped into veins of thick, dark, tangy barbecue sauce (as chronicled in the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Sauce). Today's Groupon gives you the chance to taste this natural bounty while it's still hot from the earth: for $10, you get $25 worth of barbecue and drinks at Brickyard BarBQ, located in the heart of the Admiral District. Brickyard BarBQ is open from noon to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Your Groupon is good toward happy hour but can't be combined with weekly specials.
Specializing in Texas-style barbecue, Brickyard offers outdoor seating and a full bar in addition to a hearty menu of slow-cooked, hickory-smoked meats. Kick-start taste buds with chicken or pork tacos ($8) and creamy mac 'n' cheese ($5 for a cup, $8 for a bowl) before moving on to the beef brisket ($14.50) and baby-back rib plates ($18), both accompanied by an entourage of corn bread and two sides such as baked beans or Yukon gold potato salad. Pulled pork and chicken sandwiches ($9) are served with slaw on top and can include a side dish like the green pea salad, which unites bacon, grape tomatoes, and Monterey Jack cheese with a creamy buttermilk vinaigrette. A built-in ice chest behind the bar also contains several icy beers and the frozen head of Walt Disney, allowing diners to quickly air-condition overheated mouths with a Tecate ($3.50), Corona ($4.25), or a bottle of Mexican Coke ($2.75).
About 10 minutes by car and three days by riding tortoise from SafeCo and Qwest fields, Brickyard BarBQ is a great nosh stop before and after the game. And with free WiFi and a horseshoe pit in the back, avant-garde time-killers can simultaneously record and upload an experimental musique concrète album featuring four hours of horseshoe clanging. Invite along a few friends and mess with Texas from a safe distance with today's Groupon to Brickyard BarBQ.
Barbecue Style Guide
Prison is terrible, but not in the way that you think.
If this were olden times, we'd all pose for hours for formal portraits painted by an actual painter. However, modern marvels that we are, we can instead have our digital photos magically transformed into works of art by BestCanvas.com. They're kind of like super-accurate painters recreating your favorite photographs on canvas.
And today, just $40 buys you an $80 voucher to spend on canvas prints at BestCanvas.com. They can print your digital photo onto high-quality cotton canvas that is then stretched over a wooden stretcher bar frame to suit your images. You can finally turn those cherished digital photographs into something you can put on your wall. And if 100 people purchase the deal, everyone receives a free hanging system valued at $8.
It's a fun upgrade for wedding photos, family portraits, and student pictures. Plus, it makes a great gift for special occasions. And if you've ever attempted to paint a portrait of a child or pet, this will be a time-saving alternative. In this modern age, nobody should have to sit still for more than a moment to become a work of art.
This voucher is valid with any promotion on the best canvas website.
Before Newton invented gravity, bodies were free to inhabit walls and ceilings, and elevators were largely ornamental. Reward your fleshoskeleton for fearlessly withstanding the pressures of gravitation with today's Groupon: for $34, you get six BodyPump or six yoga classes at The Pilates Body at the Gig Harbor location (a $68 value). Peruse The Pilates Body's schedule for class times, though drop-ins are welcome. You may not use the deal toward a combination of both classes.
The Pilates Body's modern, open space is the ideal place for limb lengthening and muscle remolding. The results-oriented BodyPump class pairs head-bopping music with upbeat barbell exercises, providing fat cells with pleasant background tunes as they burn into oblivion. If the yodels of eternal inner peace sound more beckoning, treat your glycogen hoarders to a cleansing stretch with the energizing poses of Vinyasa flow yoga. Instructor Erin Mayo welcomes people of all ages, sizes, and Star Trek–captain preferences to her 60-minute classes.
The experienced instructors can give you the guidance needed to renovate your soul sack from an outdated temple with tacky wallpaper to a sanctuary of sexiness. There are about three of each type of class offered per week, giving you multiple opportunities to get that energized feeling only healthy exercise and jet-powered clogs can provide.
Which challenging yoga pose requires you to not spill your drink?
Anyone who’s tried nailing an oven-fresh pizza pie to a wall knows that pizza looks better briefly propped on a five-finger pedestal. Today’s Groupon puts $25 worth of pizza back where it performs best. For $10, you get $25 worth of pizza, pasta, burgers, beer, and more at Bison Creek Pizza, located inside the historic Burien Theater.
All of the savory pies on Bison Creek's menu are crafted from homemade whole wheat or regular dough and sprinkled with 100% real cheese with your choice of sauce (trailblazer barbecue, zesty red, garlic cream, or primo pesto). Try Rod's Wrangler Roundup ($13–$25), which corrals pepperoni, pineapple, green peps, sausage, and fresh garlic on a barbecue-covered base. Vegetarians, meanwhile, will giddy up over the veggie supreme ($12–$24) smacked with a garden-fresh medley of mushrooms, olives, onions, green peps, tomatoes, and pineapple. Wheat and gluten-free pizzas will appease the allergic, and the lil bandit's menu caters to teenier tastes. While waiting for your pizza to pupate from its oven cocoon, ward off vampires and coworkers who keep "accidentally" almost kissing you with an order of garlic bread ($4), or branch out into chicken strippers ($7.95) dunked in barbecue sauce or homemade ranch. Diners who already had pizza for breakfast can bury their hunger-sorrows in a Bison Creek quarter-pounder ($6.95) or a baked plate of smoked gouda mac 'n' cheese with bacon ($9.95) before closing with a giant chocolate chip cookie ($5.25) that feeds two.
Bison Creek occasionally plays host to a roving selection of live music, with no cover for those 21 and older. So whether the night's house band is the AC/DC-esque Chrome Molly (July 17) or a suspiciously accurate Def Leppard "tribute band," get in the party spirit with beverages from the bar, including Skittles-infused vodka, spiked fruity punches, and house wines. Stampede to the historic Burien Theater and enjoy a rowdy late-night slice, to grab a carbtastic lunch, or just to treat allergic ears to a night of gluten-free local tunes with today's Groupon.
Not valid for happy hour.
The Bison Menace
How many bison does it take to overthrow the government?
After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender, baby disc with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $21 worth of tacos, Mexican eats, and drinks at Barracuda Taqueria.
Eschewing the lettuce, tomatoes, and frequent Seinfeld references favored by more Americanized tacos, all of the tacos on Barracuda's menu are crafted from homemade corn tortillas and served with cilantro and diced onions. Try the al pastor ($4), a streetwise Mexi-meat of slow-roasted pork marinated in peppers, achiote, pineapple, and spices, then topped with pineapple pico. The even más auténtico lengua ($4)—beef tongue topped with pickled red onions and queso fresco—is a street-stand classic from the streets of Mexico City and tastes best through a flamboyantly colored lucha libre mask. Vegetarians, meanwhile, can fill up on the veggie taco, packed with rice, black beans, and sautéed 'shrooms and squash ($4). And from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Barracuda serves breakfast burritos topped with locally sourced eggs, chorizo, barbacoa, jalapeños, potatoes, beans, ham, and more. Preface the tortilla parade by conjuring up a cauldron of chile con queso ($5) or the Barracuda street nachos ($7) caked with mounds of chile con queso and picadillo meat, but keep your vestigial second stomach open for a dessert of Mexican pot de crème (Mexican chocolate topped with cream, $4.50).
A casual décor complete with walls encrusted with beer caps and a visible cooler gives Barracuda a cool, chill ambience where everyone feels like they're hanging out on their best friend's deck, especially if they order a frothy beer or Barracuda's refreshing sangria. Discuss the latest concept album idea with your psychedelic mariachi band over a few tasty tacos and drinks at Barracuda Taqueria with today's Groupon.
Why are barracudas even better hunters on land?
No matter how long you've lived in a city, you can never really know what it's thinking, or whether or not it'll leave you for a younger version of yourself. Today's Groupon keeps you as plugged into your town as possible: for $8, you get a yearlong subscription to Seattle Met magazine (a $16.95 value).
Launched in 2006 and currently the top-selling magazine in the metro market, Seattle Met captures the pulse of Seattle and chronicles it in a neatly folded and eye-catching glossy-bound booklet 12 times a year. Each boldly designed issue features everything from in-depth news stories and essays to restaurant and bar reviews, style and shopping tips, home and garden tips, a tractor-trailer buying guide, and an overview of the city's best offerings. Recent issues have explored the top hiking trails in the area, must-live neighborhoods, and a retrospective of movies filmed in Seattle, whereras older issues include articles such as “Why This Forest Clearing Would Be a Great Place for a Settlement Called Seattle.” More-regular features let you catch up on the city's cultural scene by flipping through the magazine's many entertainment-dedicated pages, or by perusing the restaurant reviews to find a nice nosh for a last date with a stuffy dentist.
Like a town crier, a good local magazine keeps you informed on your city and its newsmakers—and unlike with a town crier, you can dispose of back issues without needing a shovel. Keep yourself in the Emerald City’s loop with a subscription to Seattle Met, or gift a Groupon to a naïve Seattle newcomer who keeps asking when the rain will stop.
Fact: All magazines must, legally, respect dolphins.