‘Geek of the Year’ Julie Sandler On How to ‘Embrace Your Geekness’

‘Geek of the Year’ Julie Sandler On How to ‘Embrace Your Geekness’

Did you know “Embrace Your Geekness Day” is this weekend? Yep, there is a full day devoted to recognizing and proudly showing off your inner geek, and it's this Sunday, July 13. Contrary to popular belief, being a geek can mean so much more than the classic Steve Urkel glasses and get-up, comic book collections that could put Seth Cohen to shame, or the stereotypical Stuart Minkus from Boy Meets World (who apparently will be making an appearance on Girl Meets World?!). We asked our powerhouse... Read More

10 Reasons We Love Emma Watson, the UN’s Newest Ambassador

10 Reasons We Love Emma Watson, the UN’s Newest Ambassador

Fans of the Harry Potter films have known it for years: Emma Watson is amazing. And she just keeps getting better! The 24-year-old British actress announced yesterday that she is the newest Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N.'s gender-equality arm, U.N. Women. She'll be working on their women's empowerment campaign, HeForShe, and said in a statement, "Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more... Read More

Statement Sunglasses & Accessories for Every Summer Occasion

Statement Sunglasses & Accessories for Every Summer Occasion

They say eyes are the windows into the soul, so it’s no surprise that you’d want to adorn the most important part of the anatomy accordingly. Sunglasses are the most frequently overlooked accessory, and that's unfortunate. Because in the dog days of summer, you might go from morning until night in shades, and they serve as an interesting stylistic focal point to your outfit. Using just a playful pair of sunglasses, you can add polish or flair to your look to transition it from day to night. Sunglasses... Read More

How to Get Dressed Without Smudging Your Nails

How to Get Dressed Without Smudging Your Nails

Not everyone has the foresight to plan out their outfit pre-manicure. And no matter how long you've let your French tips dry, there's nothing like a button fly to wreck your careful work. Rest easy! We spotted this vid and knew smeared polish could be a thing of the past. With a little practice (and please record and post all your attempts) you could be the next Youtube sensation. At the very least you'll be able to add to your arsenal of killer dance moves. Let us know how it goes!

20 Festive Recipes for the 4th of July

20 Festive Recipes for the 4th of July

I have to be honest, there are few things I love more than themed parties, and the 4th of July is no exception. It's one of the best themed parties, because you never have to twist your friends' arms to participate! My favorite part about celebrating the 4th of July is preparing the food. Summer food is already my favorite season of eating, because everything is fresh, light, summery, and for the 4th, extra festive. Here are 20 recipes that would make the perfect dish for your BBQ this Friday, or... Read More

8 Creative Bachelorette Party Ideas from the Stars

8 Creative Bachelorette Party Ideas from the Stars

We can’t all jet off to Paris or Mexico for a luxurious, week-long bachelorette extravaganza full of expensive champagne and day-long spa treatments. But we CAN steal some of the stars’ best bachelorette party ideas for our own! Here are nine tips for organizing a killer bachelorette party for your favorite bride-to-be, no celebrity status required: 1. Ditch the sash for something DIY. For her bachelorette bash in Mexico last weekend, Lauren Conrad’s pals put her in an adorable oversized gauze... Read More

Throwback Thursday: Swinging into Summer

Throwback Thursday: Swinging into Summer

SUMMER IS HERE! So for today's edition of Throwback Thursday, we couldn't resist sharing this vintage photo of the ultimate old Hollywood dream girl, Rita Hayworth, living a true summer fantasy. From the gorgeous outdoor scenery to the vivid colors and Rita's joyful expression, this photo instantly puts us in a sunny state of mind: A dancer turned world-famous actress and pin-up girl, Rita Hayworth epitomized the "bombshell" look in the 1940s---in fact, during WWII, her image was infamously said... Read More

Love in Bloom: 5 Wedding Flower Tips from a Professional Florist

Love in Bloom: 5 Wedding Flower Tips from a Professional Florist

Flowers play a huge role in setting the tone for a couple's wedding day. But with so many options, many brides can feel stressed and overwhelmed when it comes time to choose and order their floral arrangements. So we decided to consult an expert. A professional event and wedding florist for over ten years, Anne Moore is an accredited member of the highly selective American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and the owner of Amoré Floral Designs in Walla Walla, WA, one of the Northwest's premiere... Read More

Our 10 Favorite Quotes from Birthday Girl Mindy Kaling

Our 10 Favorite Quotes from Birthday Girl Mindy Kaling

She's smart, hilarious, stylish, successful, and the star/writer/producer of one of the funniest shows on TV. And today is her 35th birthday! Here are ten of our favorite bits of wisdom from the oh-so-quotable Mindy Kaling, our wise-cracking, truth-telling, fashion-advice-giving fantasy BFF. (Oh, and she also happens to rock amazing hair, makeup, and nails on the regular. Just another reason we can't get enough Mindy.) 1. On high school: “Teenage girls, please don’t worry about being super popular... Read More

21 Things to Do Before Summer’s Over

21 Things to Do Before Summer’s Over

Happy Solstice! Today marks the official start of summer, and I couldn’t be happier. Warm, sunny weather is especially rare and precious to those of us here in Seattle, so the city tends to shift into overdrive in the summer. It’s like everyone mutually agrees to jam 12 months’ worth of fun into a 3 month time span, starting with the annual naked bike ride through the Fremont District at Seattle’s annual Summer Solstice Parade. Because nothing says “summer” like the meeting of body parts,... Read More

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