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Good Cheers: The GM75 Cocktail from Our Restaurants

Food & Drink

New Year’s Eve is around the corner. Whether you plan on ringing in 2018 on your couch swaddled in cozy loungewear snacking on crudités or intend to shimmer the year away wearing your favorite light-catching threads, the occasion welcomes a cocktail. To set the tone for a bright new year, we suggest pairing sparkling wine with the orange-flavored cognac liqueur Grand Marnier. A champagne flute in a sunset shade of citrine dressed with a zesty orange peel is just the vibrant accessory your evening needs, no matter your attire.

If you’d prefer someone else do the mixing, stop by a Nordstrom Restaurant to have a GM75 prepared for you. And have a happy new year!

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Keep Your Fitness Resolutions with These Gym Bag Beauty Essentials

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Fitness resolutions are important, but motivation is hard to come by when the rest of your colleagues are headed to happy hour. We get it, but that summer body isn’t going to tone itself. Ensure your success with a workout schedule that is easy to keep. With the necessary beauty essentials, you can squeeze in sessions around your social calendar knowing that you’re prepared to head straight to drinks after cardio without missing a beat (or a workout).

Below, shoppable links to the products that’ll keep you running, lunging and Savasana-ing to your 2018 goals.

JUST DO IT

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Ring in the New Year in Style: 8 Party Looks to Welcome 2018

Style

After a months-long marathon of glitzy shindigs and festive feasts, your New Year’s Eve bash promises to be the most spectacular yet. Bid farewell to 2017 with a clink and a kiss and a fabulous outfit. We’ve picked out our favorites, all of which put a most glamorous end to the holiday party season.

Below, our favorite sequined, sparkling get-ups (plus shoppable links) for when the clock strikes midnight.  CUE AULD LANG SYNE

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Just Relax: 10 New Year’s Resolutions You Will Actually Keep

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As evidenced by last year’s unused gym membership, New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep. What starts as a fresh outlook soon morphs into the everyday grind, dwindling our motivation to continue doing the things that are good for us.

Don’t let last year’s backslide get you down, though. Set yourself up for success with simple but meaningful changes to your routine. From your beauty stash to your snack habits, even small improvements can have positive effects on your overall health and happiness. We’re declaring 2018 the year of conscious consuming, and sharing the tools that will keep us on track. 

SHOP NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

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Technical Enhancements: The Latest Developments in Sports Bras

Style

It’s not often the most fun purchase to make, but a quality sports bra can change your life—and definitely improve your workout. Recent developments in athletic wear have also made this exercise gear much more interesting. There are new wicking fabrics, the inclusion of heat vents, hidden underwires, convertible bra straps, foam linings and other fascinating technical advancements to assist your assets. No longer just a practical, cleavage-eliminating option, women like the model Bella Hadid and the fashion blogger-cum-designer Chiarra Ferragni have been spotted on the street wearing the undergarb in some decidedly non-sporty but very sexy get-ups.

If your goal is more geared to eliminating bounce during burpees, though, we’ve rounded up the state-of-the-art performance options you should try. They’re also quite stylish, so you might just consider wearing them out beyond the gym.

WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK (AND YOUR RACK)

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Tabula Rasa’s Worldly Wool Sweaters for Your Winter Travels

Interviews Style

Emily Diamandis founded Tabula Rasa in 2013 on the philosophy of comfort and self-expression. Like adding color to a “blank slate” (the translation from Latin of “tabula rasa”), her pieces encourage women to make their mark with clothing as their palette for expression. Diamandis’s eclectic take on knitwear speaks to this modern Tabula Rasa woman, who is “fun, playful and feminine,” Diamandis says. “She’s always on the move and it’s important that her clothes fit into her lifestyle.” 

Tabula Rasa takes a page straight from Diamandis’s own life as a journey-woman, who makes her home around the globe. “It can’t not be influenced by my personal style,” Diamandis admits of the bohemian aesthetic of her collection. “It’s a part of me.” Inspired by her Bangladeshi heritage, Diamandis’s passion for textiles started at a very young age. She honed her skills practicing centuries-old textile traditions in Nepal, Cambodia and Japan, before making New York City her home base. Her career blossomed from her interests: notably she launched knitwear at rag & bone before going on to consult for Uniqlo and Altuzarra. 

True to its global roots, Tabula Rasa’s Resort 2018 collection is inspired by the pageantry of Flamenco and the opulent textiles of the Mughal Empire. It plays with proportions, fringing and crochet to create one-of-a-kind knitwear unlike any other sweater.

We spoke with Diamandis to learn where she draws her inspiration from and what personal style means to her.

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Good Cheers: The Vine Street Cocktail from Our Restaurants

Food & Drink Style

After a round or two of holiday parties, you might (gasp) be sick of the celebratory bubbly. If you want to keep the party going but want to switch things up, we have a cocktail suggestion that still dazzles with a simple sparkling wine float. Muddled grapes, mint and a splash of rosé give the base of lime juice and vodka in the Vine Street a crisp and refreshing flavor. Trim the glass with grapes and fresh mint, and this effervescent cocktail will look festive and continue the celebration through the new year.

Or if you want to party at our house, stop by a Nordstrom restaurant to have a Vine Street prepared for you.

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So Clutch: Nail Polish and Bag Pairings to Ring In the New Year

Beauty Style

Looking for a dream date for New Year’s Eve? One that will show up looking stylish, be by your side throughout the night, complement your outfit and help pay for drinks? Our no-fail suggestion is to treat yourself to a new handbag. That’s right, a pretty clutch will hold your hand while carrying your keys and lipstick.

And to go with your ideally suited accessory we’ve selected a nail polish. Below, 10 pairings that really are the perfect couples. Now, go be your best date.

FIND YOUR NEW CRUSH

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Men’s Style: 3 Foolproof Party Looks

Men's Fashion

You may have spent the week bundled up and fighting the elements, but come Friday it’s time to shed the down layers and denim to summon some swagger for the party circuit. The holidays are the perfect time to experiment with dressing up, whether you’re exchanging presents with the parents or counting down to midnight with your mates.

Here are three looks to master.

SEE (AND SHOP) THE LOOKS

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Gerrie & Zack | Real Weddings

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At their very own English garden party, Gerrie and Zack tied the knot during a summertime ceremony that told their singularly Seattle story, surrounded by friends and family.

Gerrie, tell us about the location.

We were so lucky to celebrate at venues that embody exactly what we wanted our wedding to be: personal. I grew up in the Broadview neighborhood of North Seattle, and my dad stumbled upon the historic Dunn Gardens on a walk. It has the charm, transcendence and beauty of a European garden, yet still felt like my own backyard. I also attended high school at Holy Names, where we were married in a Catholic ceremony.

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