LINCOLN Arrives in Theaters Today

Last week we got to have a Seattle date to see a film I have been excited about for months, the new Steven Spielberg film, LINCOLN.  As an avid Lincoln fan, I have read dozens of books throughout the years about what I believe to be the best president of all time and I was … Read more

An Evening in Seattle with Tom Douglas and Macy’s Culinary Council

Please tell me I'm not the only one who's scared of cooking for others.  Yes, I cook for my family every day, but I don't really entertain over dinner.  If you come over around dinnertime I will come up with clever ways of not cooking that don't involve ordering pizza, or I will throw something together … Read more

Choose Your Own Adventure with Cloud 9 Living

Here at Rave and Review we clearly like our stuff. It’s really great to find that item that just blows you away with how well it works, or with some simple but brilliant design feature. But truth be told, we really only consider all the gear around us as items that make our days easier … Read more

I Found My Perfect Fit: Lee Jeans Style Party

Who out there isn’t familiar with Lee Jeans? Since 1889 they have been creating denim for both working in and playing in, and to this day they are still one of the first brands people think of when they think jeans. From my early childhood in the 80s to the resurgence of Buddy Lee {above} … Read more

Eddie Bauer Introduces New Perfect Fit Denim

I have a love/hate relationship with jeans.  On one hand they are awesome – they go with everything, you can dress them up or down, and they are so comfortable.  But, on the other hand, finding that perfect jean fit sometimes seems impossible.  When Eddie Bauer invited me to check out their new Perfect Fit … Read more

BRAVE: A New Disney Princess

For months I have been dying to see the new DisneyPixar movie, Brave, and have been counting down the days until I could take my daughter to see the film.  Of course, we were thrilled when we got a chance to see a 3D prescreening in Seattle last week, a few days before it was released in theaters. 

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock {or rather, away from screens of any kind}, you’ve probably seen the previews of the film a few hundred times.  Likely, you’ve noticed the heroine’s striking red hair and signature bow and arrow, as well as the amazing animation DisneyPixar is known for.


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Nordstrom Rack Westlake Grand Opening Tomorrow in Seattle

If you’re in the Seattle area, chances are you probably have heard chatter about a new Nordstrom Rack opening at Westlake in downtown Seattle.  No, not the old Rack, the one that has sat a few blocks west of the main shopping downtown for over two decades, remodeled – this is an entirely new store.  … Read more

It’s Time to Dance! Live with Yo Gabba Gabba

As you may know, the Yo Gabba Gabba gang was in my town last weekend.  Having gone to the There's A Party In My City Yo Gabba Gabba show last year as well, I thought I knew kind of what to expect.  But, let me tell you, the show completely blew away my expectations, which … Read more