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director’s letter In the past, the topic of sex was so taboo that even mentioning the word would be considered shameful. Lucky for us, times have changed. Nowadays, sex is openly discussed whether it be amongst friends, social media or publicly broadcasted. In our office alone, some of the discussions would burn a virgin’s ears. Most these discussions start in regards to the next topic for our popular, “He Said/She Said” blogs that break down controversial sex related topics, such as one-night stands or how many partners are too many, from a woman’s and man’s point of view. It’s nothing Seattle can’t handle. In fact, I’ve learned more things about sex here in Seattle than I did coming from one of the most sexually explicit cities in the US (Las Vegas). Perhaps that’s one of the reasons Seattle was ranked no. 2 in the “Top 10 Most Promiscuous Cities” in the U.S. by dating site, OkCupid in 2010; determined by the highest percentage of casual sex seekers. Even this shocked us, which led us to conduct our 2014 Sex Survey (pages 42-43) to compare our city to national statistics. As for the results, well Seattle… you’re all a bunch of sluts. Before you get offended, remember that one word can have multiple meanings, both positive and negative. Have you heard of Slutwalk Seattle? Each year Seattle stands up and walks together to re-appropriate the word “slut” as one that cannot be used to harm and eliminate the word’s blame for sexual violence; simply because one likes to have sex. The word “sex” itself can have multiple definitions. At first thought, it is usually two people engaging in sexual activity. But as a verb, sex is defined as “to present something in a more interesting or lively way,” which is the inspiration behind our annual “sex” issue and this year we made it even sexier front to back. I

always say with the publishing of each issue that it is our best one yet, but this one is different. Not only is it my first issue as a new owner of DList Magazine, but we also have a fresh logo with sexy curves, sleek, rounded tabs that list our sections within the issue so readers can understand what the “D” in DList Magazine represents and of course, the raw sex appeal of our annual “Cover Girl Search” winner, Brittney Ford. She, along with the other finalists (pages 4662) is the perfect muse behind the inspiration of our interpretation of the sexy women from the notorious James Bond films. The women aren’t the only sexy features either. Our annual “Food Porn List” (pages 12-16) has new best restaurant picks from the greater Seattle area that will give your stomach an animal hunger, similar to the one that we experienced while working our way through the list. Also, make sure you don’t miss the last page of this issue, as we announce our second annual “Seattle Nightlife Awards.” Last year, the elites and VIPs of the nightlife industry dressed to the nines and had the time of their lives. This year is naturally going to be bigger and better. Would you expect any less? Stay Sexy Seattle,

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WE HAVE SCOURED THE GREATER PUGET SOUND AREA FOR THE BEST OF THE BEST. ALONG WITH SOME OF THE GREATEST CULINARY MINDS OF THE NORTHWEST, WE HAVE GATHERED WHAT WE THINK ARE SOME GREAT CHOICES FOR OUR SECOND ANNUAL FOOD PORN LIST. SOME ARE OBVIOUS CHOICES, SOME NOT SO OBVIOUS, BUT ALL WORTHY OF THE COVETED LIST. GET OUT THERE AND TRY THEM OUT AND TELL THEM DLIST SENT YOU.


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BEST BRUNCH AMERICANA: Capitol Hill is full of

of a “power lunching” in Seattle, it is hard not to think of The Capital Grille. A sophisticated steak and seafood house that specializes in dry aged beef and local ingredients, businessmen and women can enjoy the full lunch menu from 11:30AM – 3PM, Monday through Friday. For an even more exceptional experience join “The Insider”, The Capital Grille’s exclusive membership club that takes your VIP experience to another level. 1301 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 382-0900

amazing restaurants and Americana is no exception. However a nod goes above the rest for what Chef Jeffrey “Cheffrey” Wilson has put together on its brunch menu. Stand out dishes include the Maple Glazed Pork Belly and the Poached Pear and Taleggio Cheese Sandwich all served from 9AM – 3PM on the weekends. Reservations are not taken for brunch so get there early. 219 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102 (206) 328-4604

MOST INNOVATIVE JOULE: The first restaurant from

BEST LATE NIGHT LUCKY DINER: For being a major

celebrated husband and wife cooking team, Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, Joule can best be described as “modern Korean cuisine.” Since most American’s are only familiar with Kimchee and Korean BBQ as staples of the national cuisine, the innovation of dishes like Spicy Rice Cakes, Jerusalem Artichokes with Dates, Octopus with Bok Choy and Hot Bacon Vinaigrette, you can see why the reservations keep coming in. 3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 632-5685

metropolis, Seattle has a serious lack of late night restaurants. Thank goodness Lucky Diner popped up in Belltown a couple years back. The diner stays open 24-hours every weekend to fill the stomachs of drunken club goers and off-shift bartenders with an assortment of grub including Chicken Fried Pork and Eggs, Beer Can Chicken and a long list of burgers, sandwiches, pancakes and milk shakes. 2630 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 805-0133

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BEST BUSINESS LUNCH CAPITAL GRILLE: When you think

BEST SERVICE CANLIS: You cannot mention

BEST DATE NIGHT SPOT ALTURA: Nothing screams romance

“service” in a Seattle restaurant without Canlis being at the top of everyone’s list. This long running staple of exceptional quality in all aspects of a restaurant transcends time as its attention to detail is as prevalent now as it was when it opened in 1950. Much like it was in the 50’s, men are required to wear a suit (or at the least a sports coat.) This will ensure you shot at the coveted window seats. 2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 283-3313

like Italian food. Chef Nathan Lockwood knows this well. He is constantly changing his menu with three, four, five and seven course options for lovers looking to try as much of his artisanal cuisine as they can while staring into each other’s eyes. The service at Altura will send you off as happy as the wine tasting that you can add onto any of your course options to ensure the romance will last long after your last bite. 617 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102 (206) 402-6749

BEST HAPPY HOUR (BELLEVUE) SUITE LOUNGE: With so many

BEST HAPPY HOUR (SEATTLE) RETRO: Naming the best happy

choices for happy hour sometimes it gets overwhelming but Suite Lounge in Bellevue keeps their menu diverse with prices that definitely don’t match the luxurious environment in which you will be enjoying them. Almost all the happy hour dishes are $6 or less and include Salmon Ceviche and House Cut French Fries with Truffle Oil. On the liquid end of the menu you can enjoy $4 well drinks, $5 vodka or gin martinis and their entire specialty drink menu is half-off. 10500 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004 (425) 679-6951

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hour in Seattle is like picking your favorite child. There isn’t a shortage of amazing choices however we found one that we couldn’t deny. Retro Lounge takes its happy hour serious with $5 plates of food that include sliders & fries, chicken skewers and hummus with baguette. But it gets better. On Tuesday and Thursday they offer free plates. Yes, free. Also during its late night happy hour (11pm - close) all liquor (except for a couple) is $5. We rest our case. 216 Stewart Street, Seattle WA 98101 (206) 441 7374

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BEST VIEW MAXIMILLIEN: Located in the historic

BEST GROUP PARTY AMBER: Conveniently located in the

BEST CHEAP EATS THE 5 POINT CAFE: If being open

Pike Place Market, Maximillien brings sophisticated French cuisine to the market in a romantic hide-away that takes you to the feel of Paris. The panorama view is truly the icing on the cake with a stunning view of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay, West Seattle, The Great Wheel and the Olympic Mountains, all framed by huge picture windows. 81 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 682-7271

24 hours a day and seven days a week (including most major holidays) isn’t commendable enough, having some seriously satisfying food at very reasonable prices is a cherry on top. The 5 Point Cafe has been serving up the good stuff for a very long time and how couldn’t you love the fact that it serves their entire menu (breakfast included) all day? Try the 8oz Steak and Eggs for a very reasonable $13.50 or The 5 Point French Toast for only $7.25. 415 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 448-9991

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heart of Belltown, Amber Restaurant & Lounge has become the spot to gather your large group for a private party, or just to be in the mix with the diverse crowds that frequent the restaurant. The upper mezzanine at Amber can accommodate up to 60 people and is fully appointed with plush leather couches, flat screens, a private bar and bathrooms. Everyone from Magic Johnson, Jennifer Hudson and Dan Akroyd have utilized Amber’s private space for events. 2214 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 728-8500

BEST PEOPLE WATCHING SHORTY’S: What do you get when

you combine hot dogs, pinball and alcohol? Well probably the best people watching in town! What Shorty’s offers is a fun mix of regulars, locals wanting to try out a new place and adventurous out-of-towners who have heard of the legendary pinball bar. The food is what you would expect from a dive bar but an excellent beer selection always washes away the thoughts of chips and nacho cheese sauce being a bad idea. 2222 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 441-5449

BEST HANGOVER FOOD MONSOON (OXTAIL BROTH PHO):

HEALTHIEST HOMEGROWN: “Sandwich

BEST SUSHI ROLL BILLY BEACH SUSHI & BAR (SOUTHPAW SAMURAI): Chef Billy

BEST BURGER EUREKA! (Cowboy Burger):

Environmentalism” is the mantra in which Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop hangs its hat by. Everything on Homegrown’s menu consists of organic, natural or homegrown ingredients. Even the packaging for its sandwiches is environmentally friendly. Notable sandwiches are the Ham & Beecher’s Cheese (with caramelized onion and sage aioli) and Roast Pork (coffee and cayenne rubbed pork loin with apple butter, red onions and sage aioli.) Kids’ menus are also available to keep the tykes healthy. 3416 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 453-5232

Beach isn’t new to the sushi scene as he had his hand in opening multiple successful restaurants in Seattle including Japonessa, I Love Sushi, Umi Sake House, Wasabi Bistro and more. So it’s no surprise that one of his signature rolls made our list from his new namesake restaurant in Ballard. The Southpaw Samurai is a delightful roll with Negihama, Yamagobo, Pickled Cucumber, Topped with Seared Albacore, Onions and Ponzu. 5463 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 257-4616

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Pho is definitely God’s answer to a really bad hangover. With a pho restaurant on every corner of Seattle sometimes finding that perfect steaming pot of goodness is harder to navigate than one would think. However, if you want the absolute best there is to cure your aching bones, wobble over to Monsoon and try a bowl of their Pho Bo with Oxtail broth. Throw in an extra shot of Sriracha to help wake you up. 615 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 (206) 325-2111

U-Village has recently gone through a “foodie renaissance” with additions of some pretty formidable restaurants. Eureka was added to that list this past December and the burger and beer joint quickly made an impact on the neighborhood. Featuring a plethora of amazing burgers it was hard to pick one but the Cowboy Burger (cheddar cheese, shoestring onion rings, crispy bacon, and homemade beer barbeque sauce) had us at hello. Grab a side of the Sweet Potato Fries with honey for the perfect night on the range. 2614 NE 46th St, Seattle, WA 98105 (206) 812-9655


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the culinary scene in April of 2013, Radiator Whiskey (sister restaurant of next door neighbor Matt’s In The Market) showcases the love of pork and whiskey. The most talked about dish on the menu is the Smoked Half Pig Head served with Braised Pork Tongue, Pork Loin, Crispy Ear Fritters rolled in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and there may even be an eyeball if you’re lucky. Pull back the skin and dive in! 94 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 467-4268

BEST CHICKEN WINGS BUFFALO WILD WINGS: A safe

pick? Maybe. But chefs and foodies alike can’t deny that Buffalo Wild Wings does wings right. The closest location to Seattle is in Tukwila but is definitely worth the drive, especially if you’re looking for a spot to watch the game. With over 20 dry and wet wing variations you will likely to find one you love, whether you are looking for a classic Hot Wing or something a little more daring like the Salt & Vinegar variation. 225 Tukwila Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188 (206) 243-1219

BEST PIZZA DELANCEY (FENNEL & SALAMI):

Pizza is a religion to many and if you worship the all mighty pie, Delancey may be your church. While the options are vast here, definitely make it a point to try the Fennel & Sausage Pie with Tomato Sauce, Fresh and Aged Mozzarella, Zoe’s Finocchiona and Shaved Fennel. Delancey is only open Wednesday through Sunday so you will have to save your pizza cravings until hump day. 1415 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117 (206) 838-1960

BEST DESSERT CACTUS (THREE MILK CUBAN FLAN): Cactus is mostly known

for their consistent mouth watering Mexican dishes like tacos and enchiladas. However, one hidden gem on their menu is the Three Milk Cuban Flan. This creamy masterpiece can be yours for a measly $6, but Cactus is so confident in its creation it offers a money-back-guarantee if you don’t like it. 350 Terry Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 913-2250

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BEST DUMPLINGS DIN TAI FUNG (SHRIMP & PORK SHAO MAI): Many Seattleites haven’t

tried a traditional Chinese dumpling before Din Tai Fung hit Bellevue’s Lincoln Square back in 2010. While the three-hour waits may be a little excessive for some, many claim the wait is worth it. The tiny morsels of Shrimp & Pork Shao Mai explode in your mouth with flavor that completely overwhelms your tastebuds in the best way possible. No wonder the New York Times named Din Tai Fung one of the “Top 10 Restaurants in the World.” 700 Bellevue Way NE #280, Bellevue, WA 98004 (425) 698-1095

BEST BBQ STEAM BUNS KAISHO: Jeffrey Lunak, former

protege of “Iron Chef” Morimoto, and Kalen Schramke, Chef de Cuisine, put together Kaisho’s modern blending of Asian and other global cuisines. Positioned next to sister company Blue-C sushi on the ground level of Bellevue Square Mall, Kaisho offers a modern interior that nicely compliments its menu. A standout dish being their take on the BBQ Steam Bun that turns the traditional dumpling into more of a pork sandwich complete with Asian slaw and Chinese style steam bun. 504 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA 98004 (425) 453-6094

BEST VEGETARIAN CAFE FLORA (PORTABELLO WELLINGTON): If you fancy a

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restaurant of the “non-meat” variety, the stand out is easily Cafe Flora serving both vegetarian and vegan dishes on Capitol Hill for quite some time. The amazing thing about Cafe Flora is its appeal to the non-vegetarian diners as well. If you are craving beef you must try the Portabello Wellington with Portabello Pecan Pate and Leeks in a Puff Pastry. You won’t be yelling, “Where’s the beef?” on this one. 2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112 (206) 325-9100

KAISHO: The only two-time winner

on this list, Kaisho hit a home run with this unthinkable fusion of Thai & Korean cuisine with a southern classic of Chicken & Waffles. The half-sized portion is plenty for two and is presented on a wood plank. The twist on the original includes Local Free Range Chicken, Kimchee Infused Waffles, Coconut Butter, Charred Shishito Peppers and Five Spice Maple Syrup. Fusion done right! 504 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA 98004 (425) 453-6094

BEST SANDWICH RAIN SHADOW MEATS (THE ROMESCO): This local

neighborhood butchery combines the old school tradition of a butcher with some amazing menu items being served out of the same shop. Charcuterie, salads and soups are all on the menu, but the staple of Rain Shadow Meats is its dizzying selection of sandwiches. Our favorite was The Romesco with House-Made Roast Beef, Romesco, Chevre, Arugula, Pickled Onion all on fresh French bread. 1531 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 467-6328

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Expecting some fancy Mexican restaurant to be the winner of this one? The El Camion food truck in Ballard tucked behind a pet store’s parking lot has won over so many fans you would think it has a James Beard award. While many would argue over what the “best” taco is on the menu, we find the Adobdo Taco (marinated spicy pork) takes the cake. We recommend trying them all, at only $1.45 each you can’t go wrong. 5314 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (between 53rd St & 54th St in Ballard) (206) 297-1124

Sturgeon isn’t a fish you see on many menus, scratch that, we have never seen it on a menu. That’s why the nod for “most creative dish” goes to RockCreek for this one. The locally sourced fish is prepared with a Peppercorn Crust, Brandy and a Cranberry Gastrique, which combines for a taste, and a dish, you won’t find many places. 4300 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 557-7532

BEST MEDITERRANEAN SARAJEVO LOUNGE (BOSNIAN COMBINATION): Mediterranean

cuisine is usually limited to the adventurous celebrity chef or mom & pop’s joints. In this case you can get authentic dishes right in the heart of Belltown. Sarajevo Lounge’s exotic menu delights guests with its showcase of all the yummy delights that come from the Mediterranean. Try the Bosnian Combination, which includes a half portion of Cevapi and two Veal Sausages, served with Lepinja Bread, Chopped Onions, Ajvar and Kajmak. Unsure of what these ingredients are? Just go to Sarajevo and find out, you won’t be disappointed. 2332 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 448-9000


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TOKYO TANGO Written by Noelle Cook Photos by Daniel Hager & Sarah Flotard

Tom Douglas combines asian flare with modern mixology When you walk into TanakaSan, don’t be surprised if you immediately feel its “good vibes.” The ceiling is tall, giving an open and airy feel, the soft-looking, oak tables were evenly spaced out so as not to crowd anyone. The windows are large and plentiful, providing a spacious view of Downtown Seattle. The designs and layout are well thought out and meticulously executed. The immaculately wellSake Slushi (Ruby Red) .25oz Aperol .25oz Gifard’s Crème de Pamplemousse Mix with pre-made citrus Sake from slushi machine This drink is perfect for anyone at anytime. It was smooth and tart. The Ruby Red was almost creamy because the Sake is so well tossed in their machine. Once the grapefruit taste of the Gifard’s is added it will give you get one hell of a mouth-gasm. Chuhai Citrus Kit 3oz Jinro 24 Soju 7oz yuzu mizu soda Add orange, lime, shiso and mix to taste The Chuhai drinks on the menu come in three different “kits.” This drink is extremely unique, as its components come separated on a tray for you to mix together. A kit is said to serve two people or two drinks for one person. The tray comes with a tall glass filled with ice, a large shot glass filled with Soju, a quaint, little pitcher filled with its in-house crafted citrus soda and a little dish with fresh oranges, limes and Shiso (a spicy leaf, a cousin to the mint leaf), which is kind of the beauty behind the kit. This drink

organized bar is the first thing you hit when you walk in (convenience at its finest), and it would be hard to miss all the little golden Godzilla figurines placed about the counters and fridges. The bar manager, Nick Jarvis, is just as welcoming as the restaurant itself and makes sure every drink whipped up will leave your taste buds satisfied. 2121 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 812-8412

was the perfect refresher, where the spice surprisingly makes the drink. Gingerama 1.5oz Sun Liquor Gun Club Gin .5oz lemon juice .5oz simple syrup .75oz fresh ginger juice A little bit more potent than the drinks before, the Gingerama would be great to drink alone, but also pairs well with many items on the menu, such as the TanakaSan Ramen #3, made with roasted pork bone broth. The ginger ‘kick’ is said to pleasantly balance out the fatty and heavy flavors from the pork. This drink is served in a coupe glass, with a garnish of lemon peel. At first sip, you experience a sharp fruitiness, but left with a zesty, ginger aftertaste. This is definitely one for the books - unique in every way and pleasurable just the same.

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The Sanjuro was affectionately named after an old Samurai movie, which the main character has been compared to a “Japanese John Wayne.” Needless to say, this is a drink for the “manly men.” The drink comes in a short glass with one large, perfectly squared ice cube that almost looks like it wouldn’t fit. This drink is not for the faint of heart; however, for a knowledgeable whiskey drinker, it goes down smooth. Upon pressing the drink up to your lips, you may get an intense whiff of bacon. The Meletti is almost like a very mild Fireball, add in the rye flavor and the smoked ice cube and this drink is like an alcoholic BBQ.

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TanakaSan smokes all of its ice cubes in the THIS kitchen, which is how it get its enormous size and distinctive aroma. There is even a green tea flavored ice cube that goes in its drink, The Green Man. GINGERAMA

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THE CASK IS HALF FULL Written by Noelle Cook Photos by Daniel Hager

South Lake Union’s New Barbeque and Booze Spot Is Drawing More Than Its Share of Fans Cask & Trotter is the perfect combination of sophistication mixed with down-home St. Louis BBQ. Opening only four months ago off South Lake Union, it has already created quite a buzz. The lavish dÊcor includes dark wooden tables and shelves holding delicately placed candles, old photographs and thick books, a marble bar top that is bordered by tiny Tiffany lamps and

cushioned, leather upholstered bar stools. The contrasting down-home feel streches across the open room with a bull head skull above the entrance into the kitchen, a couple of old framed western posters on the wall, and white sheets of paper over the larger tables with booths for BBQ sauce to spill on. The juxtaposition between the two design styles could not have been better

paired. You get the clean and tasteful ambiance you would hope for at a place you will be dining, along with the comfortable atmosphere and amazing meats you expect from a good BBQ joint. 711 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 453-4756

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Moscow Mule 1.5oz Tito’s vodka 3oz Bedford’s Ginger Beer Fresh squeezed lime juice and lime garnish Served in a rustic looking, brass, Tito’s Vodka mug, the Moscow Mule is as satisfying to the tongue as it is to the eye. This is a drink one could sip on all night. It has a fresh and fizzy taste that goes down lightly, with a gingery sweet aftermath that leaves you thirsting for more.

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The Moscow Mule has become a staple in most bars nowadays. It became popular during the vodka craze in the United States during the 1950s. The name refers to the popular perception of THIS vodka as a Russian product. Cask & Trotter takes The Mule one step fur ther by offering variations on the beloved original. Try one of these to shake things up a bit. Mule Kick: Sub Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer Montana Mule: Sub whiskey instead of vodka

of sweetness to calm the edge from the rye, but not so much that you can’t taste it at all. It’s an excellent mix altogether finished with a rich Luxardo cherry garnish. Barn Burner Martini 2oz Fireball 2oz Chila Orchata Shaken, served in a martini glass with a cinnamon and sugar rim The Barn Burner is a new addition, and one more than worth mentioning. A dessert on its own, this drink combines that warm-tummy feeling that Fireball gives with the smooth, delectable creaminess of the cinnamon cream rum, Chila Orchata. You’ll get a velvety, sweet beginning, followed up quickly by a hot and spicy yet pleasant burn. The combination of the raw cinnamon and sugar rim and the artificial cinnamon flavors in the liquor are a match made in heaven.

If you aren’t whiskey fan, this drink just may change your mind. The addition of the orange and cherry bitters is perfect for play on a classic Manhattan. You get just a hint

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TASSELS&GLITTER Written and Photographed by Jessica Drake

Bright, Brash Burlesque Brought To You Courtesy Of The Can Can The Can Can Kitchen, Cocktails & Cabaret is designed to entertain. A nod to Paris in the early 1900’s, sexy dancing and ironic comedy will keep your eyes reflecting with wonder. With its location in the heart of Pike Place Market, the Can Can will make a great introduction to Seattle cabaret and burlesque. The venue’s staple weekend performances by the Can Can Castaways are incredible; their strength and skills make it so easy to watch the productions they put together. Seattle burlesque and cabaret is a melting pot of talented dancers and performers from our generation. The two forms of dance are similar in nature, considered part of the same family, but cabaret can involve singing and preform in

a venue while burlesque involves more tease and “stripping.” Both are an art with the ability to make you laugh and turn you on at the same time. The dancers’ hearts pour out on stage, they bring forward stories and ideas that might be awkward for “polite conversation” and feed them to the audience on a platter of glitter and breasts. The shows are inspired by everything from Weird Al Yankovic songs to Alien vs Predator; there is something for everyone. All shapes, sizes and genders can be found celebrating their art and ideas through incredibly designed costumes and props. Not only do these creatives put on a show, but many of them also handcraft their own outfits and accessories.

TWIRL ON YOUR OWN Eventually some performers will produce their own shows and start their own production companies such as Scarlett O’Hairdye’s Unnatural Redhead Production that focuses on comedy and telling a story than straight up sexiness. “I think comedy and awkwardness can be sexy when it’s being performed by someone who really embraces it… I might be slightly more likely to wear a beard and give you confused pants feelings.” If you want to learn to twirl your own tassels you sign up for classes at Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque with locations both in Capitol Hill and Bellevue. www.academyofburlesque.com

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The Can Can offers a different show almost seven days a week, which gives a great option for Seattleites to get in touch with the sexier side of Seattle. If you need a late night fix, make sure to check out “The Midnight Show!” every Saturday that features the award winning burlesque troupe The Heavenly Spies, the Castaways and a rotating cast of guest artists. Tickets are available online through Can Can’s website and make sure to check out the Celebration Package that is perfect for a bachelor, bachelorette or any celebration where the guest of honor will be put on stage to receive a special dance from the performers. 94 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 652-0832


SALSA SATISFACTION Written by Charity Mainville Photos by Saloome Motavas

Seattle’s Salsa Addiction Is Real And Salsa N’ Seattle Is Here To Give Us What We Need American poet Robert Frost said, “Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.” It comes as no surprise that quote is often used to describe Salsa dancing as it is considered one of sexiest forms of dancing. Some may interpret that from the music or steps, but the feel really comes from the dancers and the passion they have for it. That passion is what brought Victor Chavez and Julia Kransov together after spending time performing, traveling and going out socially as dance partners. After five years of teaching and renting studios by the hour, they decided to develop their own business in May 2011. Since then, Salsa N’ Seattle has grown to have ten instructors, teaching various forms of dance

GET YOUR SALSA FILL Anyone can be taught to dance and students can attend solo because there is always someone to dance with. Non-students can get a feel for the studio and classes by attending Salsa Practica, a social gathering every Tuesday from 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm, that starts with a free Salsa lesson from 8:00 – 8:30 pm.

and multiple styles of Salsa including Salsa on One, Salsa on Two, Bacheta and Cuban Salsa also known as Rueda Casino. Each form differs in steps, tempo and music with Bacheta being the most sensuous. When most people envision Salsa, the ‘front and back’ step movements come to mind. Bacheta is slower and partners dance closer together, swaying their hips with a ‘step, tap’ motion. Rueda is a Cuban style of Salsa dancing that is done in a circle with a group of dancers exchanging partners rapidly as and the dance moves are called out by the leader. Julia explained that once you start you won’t want to stop. “Your life changes; it becomes an

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addiction that will need to be satisfied. It’s not only a good workout, but it teaches you how to be social and how to communicate through touch.” You won’t have to stop because Seattle has Salsa nights every day of the week. The Salsa community is strong in Seattle and every year around Thanksgiving the Seattle Salsa Congress invites the best out from all over the country to perform and celebrate the dance over three days and three nights. For fans that can’t wait that long, Salsa N’ Seattle will be hosting the 2014 Seattle Bachata Kizomba Festival on May 9-11th; that will include nationwide performers, workshops, classes and more. For more info visit www.salsanseattle.com

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TWICEASNICE

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DAN MONICK CHARITY MAINVILLE

Stunning twins, Miriam Nervo and Olivia Nervo, began their careers as models in their hometown of Melbourne, Australia. After realizing their passion and talent for creating music, the two joined forces and signed on with Sony/ATV Music Publishing at the early age of 18. The duo moved to the UK, where their name and music style took flight. Since then, their success has only continued to blossom as they have been touring around the world, gaining an intense following and admiration from everyone who meets and hears them. Females of both power and humility, Nervo is taking over the EDM scene.

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What got you started into music and decide to work together? NV:We’ve been playing piano since we were 7-yearsold. We then started writing and creating together from the age of 13. We wrote & recorded our first song at 16, and got a publishing deal with Sony ATV in the UK at 18. It has been brick by brick and stone by stone since then. Our love of house music started in Australia, although, our tastes naturally leaned toward more UK dance artists like The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, and Basement Jaxx. We were also obsessed with Armand Van Helden. We moved to the UK when we were 18 to pursue music full time, which was also when we discovered Ibiza and where our love affair with dance music began. What was your very first gig together as DJs? NV: Our first DJing gig was at a house party in West London. A good chunk of our friends in London are artists who DJ on the side, so we’ve always been around an incredible group of music lovers. We all used to take turns on the decks. Our first paid gig was opening for David Guetta at Pacha Ibiza. It was pretty surreal playing there the first time - our hands were shaking on the CDJs!

Being originally from Australia, and obviously having fans from all over the world, do you notice a different response with fans from different areas; especially in the US? How about in Seattle? NV: American fans are definitely some of the best fans and most responsive fans to play for in the world - they give back so much energy! They also go to great lengths to showcase the culture around dance music like getting dressed up at raves, making signs, etc. We’re always excited about coming back to Seattle. We had such a great gig in Seattle on the 31st of December; we played at Resolution. We saw so many beautiful, dedicated NERVO fans that went to so much effort to make signs just for us! We’re constantly shocked and pinching ourselves at the love we’re getting, and can only hope we can keep releasing records that connect with people. You both are beautiful, have a great fashion sense and know how to rock your own style. Do you feel these characteristics have helped you advance in the music scene or do you find it as more of a challenge being women in a “man’s world?” NV: DJing is definitely more male dominated but there are also some incredible women in this genre that we

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look up to. People like Annie Mac, Maya Jane Cole, Miss Kitten, DJ Lotti, Sister Bliss are all phenomenal artists and pioneers for dance music and female producers. Perhaps when you’re a girl DJ you can be more creative with what you wear - we definitely love that we can wear our hair in different ways or wear clothes that wouldn’t work in most office jobs. At the end of the day, fashion is just another way to express yourself. I think as a female, above all, it’s important to let your music speak for you. How about your own paths? What it is in store for the future of NERVO? NV: We have just finished our album and are working out which label to release it through. We’re going to be living in Ibiza for the European summer, which we always look forward to. We plan to have another amazing year touring and releasing loads of music. We also truly love working our radio shows. NERVO Nation is now syndicated to over 50 countries around the world, and more recently we started our residency with BBC Radio 1 in the UK. Looks like 2014 is going to be busy and we couldn’t be happier about that!

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BLONDFIRE CHARITY MAINVILLE

Blondfire, not be confused with bonfire (how its name came about), has been impacting the music scene since they became the first unsigned act to hit the number one spot on the iTunes Alternative chart back in 2008. It comes as no surprise; when you take lead singer, Erica Driscoll’s rich, melodic voice and mash it together with her brother, Bruce Driscoll’s, complimenting vocals- it will stop you dead in your tracks. The duo, along with guitarist Steve Stout, bassist Nathan Beale and drummer Kevin Rice, released their first fully produced album, Young Heart, last month. You Seattleites will get a chance to hear it live when Blondfire stops by on their spring tour (with The Sounds and Ghost Beach) to perform at Nuemos on March 19.

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Coming from a musical family (their dad played the guitar and mom is a classically trained pianist), did you know you were always going to pursue music? BF: I think we knew early on. Our mom had us start playing instruments when we were pretty young; piano, violin and Bruce played drums. I think once I broke away from the lesson part of it though and started figuring out the guitar on my own I realized this is what I wanted to do. I just started making up songs, singing, and it felt natural and right, and kind of magical instead of playing notes off of a page. Of course, now I’m happy that I know how to read music, but it took me kind of stepping away from the structure to realize how much I really loved it. When Bruce discovered the guitar, too he never put it down. We kind of had built in band mates to practice with and just never stopped. How did Steve become part of the group? BF: Craigslist.org missed connections (jokingly)! We actually did find him on Craigslist, funny enough. We had put up an ad for a guitar player to go on the road with us, but I really wasn’t thinking we would find the right person on there. Steve had actually just moved to LA only a few months before so it’s crazy how it all worked out. Being brother and sister, is it a struggle sometimes to work so closely together? BF: In a way, it’s easier. Since we’ve grown up together, we kind of have an unspoken thing between us when we’re writing/ recording. We’re usually on the same wavelength. We can also be a bit more honest with each other and it’s maybe a little easier to say if we dislike something the other is doing. Also, we can’t stay mad for long. You have recently released your first album, Young Heart. How does it feel to finally have one fully produced? Anything unique about the songs that fans may not know? BF: We’re really excited to finally get it out into the world! We’ve been recording and releasing music on our own before this, but this is the first time we’ve had anything on vinyl. For some reason having an actual, physical record makes it seem more like a real thing to me. I think something unique about the LP is that we actually wrote the

title track “Young Heart” and then “Where The Kids Are” the very next day. Once we had these songs, we knew we had the direction we wanted to go in for the entire album. You were on tour this past winter, and will be going on another one in March. What is the experience like going from city to city? Any crazy stories? BF: It’s crazy, fun, amazing, tiring, energizing and depressing at times! Kind of everything rolled into one, depending on the day and moment, but it’s always an adventure. We’ve definitely got some crazy stories (some perhaps too crazy to tell), but one that’s coming to mind right now is Steve’s Birthday. We were actually playing a show in Seattle that night, and I wanted to get a cake we could bring onstage with us and get the crowd to sing Happy Birthday. After a bit of research, I discovered a bakery really close to the venue called “The Erotic Bakery”! Seeing the VERY life like erotic cakes, I knew this would be the perfect present for him. Truth be told, we pretty much act like the most immature 13 year olds when we’re together. I asked Surfer Blood’s manager if she could bring this lovely cake on stage for me during the show. The look on his face was priceless as he realized the cake had a giant penis on it made of marzipan! The crowd was also quite confused, but they sang to him anyway. You were in Seattle last December, was there anything different performing in Seattle verses other places? BF: Seattle is a beautiful city with cool people! Going there always reminds me of the time we opened for The Shins and that’s a happy thought! What does the future hold in store for Blondfire? BF: That’s a big question, but in the immediate future, we have SXSW coming up, and a tour through the US/Canada with The Sounds and Ghost Beach beginning in March which we’re really happy about. We’ll be shooting more videos; we’ve also been writing with some DJ’s lately, and even have a song we co-wrote and I sang on Avicii’s album “True.” We’ll definitely be writing and recording more music all around-we can’t stop!


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CINDY YETMAN DANIEL HAGER

Joachim Nordensson, a third generation musician, has taken the acoustic music scene by storm. At age 22, most seasoned professionals in this genre would consider him a baby, but he’s earned the respect of those who have heard him. Joachim started out serenading his friends and family around the bonfire, but became more focused on his music as demand grew for his skills and unique sound. His musical talents have been enthralling crowds around the country as ladies swoon under his soft gaze and gentle tone. If his heartfelt lyrics and soulful melodies don’t draw you in, his looks certainly will.

I heard your parents are from Sweden and are not fluent in English, is that true? Was having English as a second language in your household growing up much of an influence on your music? JN: This is somewhat true. My dad is from Sweden, my mom is from Denmark and all of my relatives still live over there. For most of my life English has actually been the first language in the household. But I’ve had quite a few friends that have come over and when they first met my dad they had no clue what he was saying, so they just nodded along and smiled, haha. One thing that most people don’t know is that in many foreign countries you start learning English when you are very young and you continue to all through school. So grammatically, my parents, along with most other foreigners, actually speak and write better English than almost all Americans, it’s just the accents that get in the way! I don’t think that having Scandinavian parents has influenced my music much; for the most part while my parents were growing up, everyone around the world was listening to the same music, like the Beatles. Occasionally my dad will pick up the guitar and play an old Swedish folk song but mostly I grew up with the famous artists of the 60s and 70s, one of the main ones being Chet Atkins. Having your level of success at such a young age is pretty rare. Have any older musicians taken you under their wing as a mentor or given you any life changing advice? JN: I’m always so focused on the future and thinking about what it is I can do today to take things to the next level tomorrow. I almost have to shake myself to take a second, relax and look at the small successes that I have had and how far I have come from when I first started. There have been a few well known musicians that I have become friends with over the years, but now that I think about it, I wouldn’t say any of them really “took me under their wing”, it was more like they gave me a pat on the back and their support as a fan. While playing music and touring, you find that every older musician you meet has some profound life changing advice. Unfortunately I have yet to reap the benefits of all of that amazing advice, but for me it is the small things that people say

during casual conversation without even thinking about it that inspires the most. Because that’s when you hear what people truly think, when they don’t have a chance to think about it and they just say the first thing that comes to their head. What is your ideal setting for a concert? Are you all about the intimate beach bonfire or do you thrive on stage in front of thousands? JN: Without a doubt I have to go with bonfires! Anyone who knows me well would give you that exact same answer. I started writing and performing songs for the first time around bonfires so it’s not much of a contest. My friends actually used to make fun of me because I was always trying to convince everyone to have a bonfire (laughs). It’s a tough question though because both settings are gratifying in many different ways. Around a bonfire you feel the song and the lyrics and you have the opportunity to let them sink in and resonate with you and evoke emotions. When performing on a giant stage with a sea of people in front of you, it’s much harder to connect with individual people and get the emotions of the song across. But performing on a huge stage is like a drug (laughs). For me it’s an overwhelming feeling of happiness and gratitude that I am able to stand in front of all of these people and basically sing them my diary. And of course, hearing the applause after the song does a good job a making you feel like you are doing what you were meant to do! What was your “big break” moment that solidified you as a professional musician? JN: I’ve always seen it as more of a lot of small successes than one big break, and in that case I guess I am still working towards the big break! But what I feel solidified me as a professional musician happened in 2010. I was working at a Levis outlet store and went to fill out on the next month’s calendar what days I needed off for shows that were coming up. The next day the store manager called me into his office and said I was being “ridiculous and irresponsible” for requesting 13 days off in a month, especially with most of those days being on the weekend. So he put me on suspension and I quit on the spot. Since then it has been music and touring full time.

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SNOOKI

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LOVE Interviewed by Charity Mainville Photo by Debby Wong

Nicole Polizzi, previously known as Snooki, was at Tropical Tan in Queen Anne this past January to promote her new line of “Snooki by Nicole Polizzi” tanning lotions. Nicole showed up looking fabulous and greeted her fans that were lined up and down the block. Nicole and I squeezed in the back corner of the building with her mom and discussed Seattle, her lotions, staying in shape and the release of her fourth book, Baby Bumps. So you aren’t going by Snooki anymore, is that right? NP: Well “Snooki” is more like the brand. When people think of Snooki they think of Jersey Shore and me getting drunk and falling down. That’s just not who I am anymore. As a mother, I prefer Nicole. I’m just trying to do a transition. I mean, Diddy’s done it a million times, why can’t I? Is this your first time to Seattle? NP: I think! (Looks at her mom for confirmation, who nods and laughs.) How long will you be in town for? NP: I’m leaving tonight. So we are going to go have dinner at the Space Needle, I’m really excited for that. I’m going with my mom! And then I’ll be going home on the red eye to see my son because I haven’t seen him in three days. Are you a football fan at all? NP: (giggles) No, no. So no opinion on the Seahawks then? NP: Well I’ve actually heard from everybody that they are doing great; they have only three losses. I hope they go to the Super Bowl - that would be awesome! You have a new book out called Baby Bumps, your fourth book. Tell us about this one. NP: Baby Bumps is one of my favorite books that I’ve

written and it’s basically the story of my pregnancy. There are a lot of books out that don’t really tell you what you’re going to go through - kind of like sugarcoating it. With my book, I just wanted to be real and say “you’re gonna pee yourself, you’re going to poop yourself, you’re going to feel miserable,” you know? It’s hard work to be pregnant. It’s also a story of how I was a party girl and ever since I got pregnant it changed my life, kind of like my evolution. So your product, the Snooki by Nicole Polizzi tanning lotions, what’s different about the new line? What are the benefits of using it? NP: I have three new skinny lotions and a new black bronzer; I’m really excited about these! The skinny lotions help tighten and tone your legs. There are also a lot of tattoo protectors in it. Since I have a lot of tattoos now, it was important to get that in there. I love my Black Bronzer bottle because it has spikes on it. I got to be really creative with that bottle. You’ve been looking great lately! How are you keeping in shape; what are your tricks? NP: Well, I haven’t been to the gym in a few days because I’ve been traveling with my mom, but last time I went, I got it in. I like to work out five days a week. I have a trainer, I love running, and right now I’m weight

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training - trying to get those muscles! If Jersey Shore didn’t happen, where do you think you’d be right now? NP: Before I tried out for Jersey Shore, I was going to college to be a veterinary technician. I was planning on moving to the city, so I’d probably be living in a twobedroom apartment with a roomie who I don’t know and be trying to make a living as a vet tech. What are your future plans/endeavors? Is there anything you want to do that you haven’t done yet? NP: Well right now, I’m working on my clothing line that is coming out this spring. I’m really excited. It’s going to be chic and classy, yet still have leopard print and be gaudy at the same time. I’m calling it either “Snooki Love” or “Snooki Couture.” It will be sold at places like Forever 21, Charlotte Russe - that’s basically all I wear. This dress is Charlotte Russe. The line will be nice, affordable, and hopefully for everybody. Eventually I want to get away from reality television because I don’t want my son to grow up on TV; I want him to have the most normal life that he can. I want him to go to school and not worry about the cameras. My main goal is to have my own talk show; that’s something I would love to do.

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ANIDOL

LIFE Interviewed by James Zachodni Photo by Michael Adrian

It seems like just yesterday that the young guy from Bothell was on the world’s biggest television show beatboxing to Bon Jovi’s You Give Love A Bad Name and bringing down the house. Eight years later, the phenom out of the northwest is still putting out music, but this time he is doing it his way, and we think the world is ready. So it has been 8 years since you appeared on American Idol. Do you still have a connection to the show and do you ever watch the current episodes? BL: It was amazing being a part of such a television phenomenon. I hadn’t really kept up with it since Paula, Simon and Randy left, until now. This year I’m watching cause I’m a huge Harry Connick Jr. fan. I’ve seen him play a handful of times and I have the utmost respect for him as an artist. I think this is one of the best years on the production side of the show as well. Do you think you would have faired differently with the new crop of judges? BL: Tough too tell. It seems this year there are more outsiders that made it through to the live show. I think I would do fine just cause JLo showed me love on my season. Her first appearance was on Spanish week when I sang I Need To Know, by Marc Anthony. She and him gave me a lot of great advice and championed me while I continued to progress through out the season. I’m proud to say that I helped open the door for a different kind of contestant/artist on the show and I

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would still just do my best at being me if I made it on there now. Wouldn’t change a thing. Your third album since Idol days is dropping soon (please let us know date), “Portrait of a Chameleon”, tell us about the album and what your fans can expect from this in comparison to your past albums? BL: I’ve put my heart and soul in to this piece of work. It’s different from my last two albums because I took it upon myself to produce it. It’s taken the longest and I finally have found my sound. I’ve grown so much as a songwriter and I let more honesty through with this one. It’s huge sounding. My co-producer Matt Lange is a brilliant sound designer and we spent countless hours creating a really fun album. I started by making a vocal sound library with my beatboxing, so a lot of the album was programmed with my voice. It’s very unique and will be coming out on my label Audio DayDream Records on April 29th. I’ve started my PreOrder campaign through PledgeMusic and the reaction has been amazing so far. I have some great fans! www.pledgemusic.com/blakelewis

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What other upcoming projects do you have in the works that you can share with us? BL: I actually just started a side project with IG88 from Seattle. He is a Chill Wave/Downtempo IDM producer. We have 3 songs started and more on the way. I’m really excited to explore a different side to my voice. I’m also releasing a single with RA Scion and Vox Mod for their new project, Sharper Tool; Bigger Weapon. It’s called Venus In Transit and should be out really soon. Finally, how proud were you of our Seattle Seahawks this year? Did you represent the Hawks out in LA? BL: Almost every weekend I had a huge Seahawks Party. Even when we smashed the 49ers, I had some SF fans over and it was just amazing to see their red and gold hearts break. Hehehe. Huge FAN! In October I was lucky to sing at the Titans game. What a rush! Nothing like being at Century Link in front of the 12th man! For the Superbowl I came home and kicked it with my best friend, went to a huge house party and lost my voice from screaming so much. What a monumental moment for the NW!


HMB started over 12 years ago and has grown to become extremely successful. How did the idea come about or what inspired it? HMB: We started our business in our Grandma’s garage. The idea was inspired by my love for my dog, Lola, and the desire to create things so other people could also laugh and celebrate their pets. Our first product was a patented feather boa for dogs that we started selling nationally within 30 days. Three months after starting the business, we attended our first pet industry trade show. We were named the “Show Stopper” because of the amount of retailers and press crowding around our booth the entire show. This skyrocketed the number of retailers selling our products and began the first of many avalanches of publicity for our brand. Later that year, Entertainment Weekly named us one of the “Hot 100 Products of the year.” Seattle is very well known for being a “dog” city. Is that why you started the business here?

HMB: Seattle is by far the jewel box of the country for aspiring entrepreneurs. We have more millionaires per capita, more dogs per capita, as well as philanthropists and patent submissions. When you combine all of these people in the beautiful landscape we live in, it’s a recipe for a dreams to come true. Seattleites are sophisticated and open-minded and therefore embraced our company’s clever sense of humor. Soon after, our products gained notoriety in Los Angeles and New York as we catered to Oprah Winfrey’s dogs, The Osbournes and Paris Hilton. Our brand was chosen by The Hollywood Foreign Press and In Style Magazine to be included in the Official Golden Globe gift baskets, the first time in 60 years that pet products have been incorporated. HMB is producing its first mass-produced pet product (shampoo), what can dog owners expect from your product versus buying a different brand? HMB: We decided to create a product from the best

ingredients possible. We contacted Whole Foods for a list of their approved chemistry and ingredients. Using these guidelines, we created an original formula that would honestly be healthy enough for people to use. We have been working on this product for almost a year. We believe it’s our best yet and are excited to bring it to market. You are also working on a television series; can you give any insider details about the show and what Seattle can expect from it? HMB: We are under contract and can say very little, but we can mention that our Executive Producer, Doron Ofir, was responsible for casting MTV’s Jersey Shore and an Executive Producer for the new hit show on the E! Channel, The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. He was being responsible for casting Lori and Ryan on our last series Showdog Moms and Dads on Bravo and Animal Planet (in syndication), which aired in 72 countries.

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Interviewed by Charity Mainville Photo by Clane Gessel

Titled very literally, High Maintenance Bitch began with one woman, Lori Pacchiano and her idea to accessorize her “bitch,” a Boston Terrier named Lola. With help from her brother, Ryan Pacchiano, the two began brainstorming fun products that animal lovers across the country would want in order to bedazzle their pups like people. Their first break through was in 2002 when Entertainment Weekly chose their fluffy puppy boas to go on the “Hot 100 Products” list. From then on, the business continued to mature as huge stars, such as Oprah Winfrey and Tyra Banks discovered the charming ideas behind the brand and featured the brother/sister duo on their talk shows. In 2012, they announced a reality TV series about the brand that is soon to come; we cannot wait to witness the Pacchiano’s furry journey firsthand.

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REAL JOI

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Interviewed by Charity Mainville Photow by DC Productions

Seattle native and University of Washington Alumni, Joi Neimeyer, is anything but your average “plain Jane.” With looks to kill and sass to match, she landed herself a gig as part of the cast on MTV’s The Real World: Portland, along with earning a spot in Playboy at the young age of 19. A real go-getter, Joi has no regrets and claims she would do it all over again.

What inspired you to go on the Real World: Portland and how intense was the process? JN: I was still in school at UW when MTV came to Seattle and one of my best friends, Jill (who also put me on to my Playboy adventure), sent me literally a three page text of all the information of where the casting call was and what time to be there. I first laughed and said “NEVER!” But she convinced me that the worst thing that could happen is they say “no thanks,” and we would forget that I even tried out. The interview process was actually very simple the first go around. I was put in a group of 10 people, asked to say my name, age and one thing interesting about myself. From there it was more phone calls, more interviews, more on camera interviews, making home videos about my life, then eventually making the semi-finals list, then the finals… and boom: I got the call saying I was going to be on the show. Oh, and with every interview you make, there is a shit ton of paperwork so

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by the end it got kind of crazy. Any tips to those who want to audition for a reality show? JN: Haha, make it memorable. Be the person who answers their questions and makes them look up. Do you feel the show portrayed you as who you really are? JN: I mean, you only see 5% of what they film. I’ll just say I wasn’t portrayed as bad as some of the other roommates. I didn’t care that much honestly. Do you feel like being on reality TV has helped you to where you want to be in your life professionally? JN: It definitely hasn’t hurt it. I got to meet great people, experience once in a lifetime opportunities and traveled across the states and out of the country. So far it has been a blessing in a weird way. What has been the reaction from Seattleites with you being a representative of the city, not only for the Real World, but for Playboy as well? JN: I mean most people don’t really know about Playboy, it was four years ago. I can’t believe it has

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been that long! As far as people recognizing me, yeah, it happens but I wasn’t on TV long enough for anyone to really call me out. I get recognized more in Vegas (where I currently live), which is funny. Probably the most embarrassing times are when people ask me to take a picture or ask me “Was it really real?” while I’m with my parents. Are you planning on continuing in the television world? JN: I’d do MTV’s “The Challenge,” which actually is a possibility for me. I guess it’s still reality TV, but I’d treat it more as a vacation with people I know; not only from my season, but also all the seasons before and after me. Nothing like the Real World family all competing. What can Seattleites expect from you in the near future? JN: I’m still really cool with MTV and Bunim & Murray Productions, so maybe Seattle will see me again on the TV screen. If not…maybe I’ll live a normal life.


LUXURY LIVING

Written by Crystal Noelle Cook

Downtown Seattle’s Newest Hi-Rise Condos Bring Luxury And Amenities Like No Other

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“Each place you build will rely on the reputation of your last, and whether the people who live there truly love it. For forty years and thousands of residences, this is how I have built.” –Nat Bosa

The future of luxurious living is among us! Where the convenience of a posh hotel meets the trendy design of a skyscraping city condo; Insignia by Bosa brings you the home and lifestyle of your dreams. Well known, West Coast developer, Nat Bosa, has spent four decades perfecting his buildings and is now proud to announce the newest construction of the Insignia residencies, due to be completed by the Spring of 2015. With 41 stories of excellence, the North Tower will go up at the intersection of South Lake Union and Belltown, in the heart of Seattle. These 1-3 bedroom condos (with the option of an additional den) provide sophisticated interior design and the freshest of modern architecture. No matter what floor you are on, residents are guaranteed views of the Puget Sound, South Lake

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Union and mountain ranges from the Cascades to the Olympics; in many of the homes, the Space needle is in direct sight as well! It’s hard not to be impressed by the spacious layouts, top-notch appliances and overwhelmingly convenient amenities geared towards the future. No, I’m not just talking about the twostory atrium, equipped with a pool, spa, sauna and fitness studio- but also the complimentary car washing/ electric car charging port and even designated pet grooming area! The list of innovative features Insignia offers is not only striking, but quite lengthy; you’ll have to see for yourself to truly appreciate the mastery of what is coming to this neighborhood near you! 2200 6th Ave Seattle WA, 98121 (206) 728-6239

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VANCOUVER TRAVEL TIME

Plane: The quickest and most scenic — and probably the priciest — way to get between Seattle and Victoria is by floatplane; Kenmore Air Car: 3 hour trip as long as border isn’t too busy. Train: Amtrak has two round-trip trains a day between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. DESTINATION TIP • If your travel schedule allows it, taking the Clipper into Victoria is a nice stop before driving into Vancouver. This passenger-only high-speed ferry travels between downtown Seattle and downtown Victoria, with three round-trips daily in summer (less in the offseason). It takes about three hours each way. www.clippervacations.com or 800-888-2535

Rightfully named the “Hollywood of the Northwest”, Vancouver B.C. is the ultimate weekend getaway for Seattleites looking to experience something new. Boasting big city ammenities like world-class nightclubs and shopping to nature inspired treks like Wreck Beach and the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vacnouver has something for everyone for just a short three hour drive from home.

DINING

Chinese culture is very prevalent in Vancouver and so is Chinese food. One restaurant in particular stands out from the pack and that is Peaceful Restaurant in Vancouver. Known for their fresh ingredients and hand made noodles, this is not your sweet & sour pork and chow mein kind of restaurant. DESTINATION TIP • Since appearing on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Peaceful Restaurant has quickly became the must try asian restaurant of Vancouver. Try visiting from 2PM – 5PM to avoid the crowds. www.peacefulrestaurant.com

PEACEFUL RESTAURANT

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DARE

The Capilano Suspension Bridge was originally built in 1889 by George Grant Mackay and crosses the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver. Visitors are suspended 230 ft above the river and can walk the entire 460 ft bridge from end-to-end. An admission fee of $32 is charged to visit this privately owned facility with over 800,000 annual visitors. FUN FACT • The bridge has been featured as a setting in episodes of several television series including MacGyver and Psych.

CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE


REST

Being nude in public is often frowned upon in the US, but our neighbors up north seem to not mind, especially at the world famous “clothing optional” Wreck Beach. Just west of Vancouver, Wreck Beach brings out all kinds of visitors from all around greater Vancouver and the world. The annual “Bare Buns Run” and “Night Swim” events will give you more than your fill of people watching. DESTINATION TIP • When going to Wreck Beach make sure and bring water to hydrate as there is no running water at the beach. Also avoid bringing in glass bottles for your beverages. Can’s or plastic containers are preferred for bringing in liquids to avoid broken glass on the beach. For more info visit www.wreckbeach.org

WRECK BEACH

CLUBBIN’

Being Vancouver’s flagship gay club for many years, Celebrities also draws a large straight crowd which makes for a fun night of culture clash on many nights. Friday nights bring a heavy dose of Electro, Bass and Dub-Step while Saturday’s are more in tune with a Progressive House crowd. The rest of the week is sprinkled with fun times that includes Drag Queens and runway shows. DESTINATION TIP • Free guest lists are available for Tuesday and Thursday nights by signing up on Celebrities’ website at www.celebritiesnightclub.com

CELEBRITIES

DRESS

While most people in the US don’t think of Vancouver as a fashion destination. The main action is concentrated in the blocks from Burrard Street to Jervis Street, where stores line every inch of space along the sidewalk. And with no short supply of coffee shops, ethnic restaurants, sports bars and grills, fine dining and other eateries, you’re never far from a great place to stop and refuel.

FUN FACT • Robson Street was featured on an old edition of the Canadian Monopoly board as one of the two most expensive properties.

ROBSON STREET

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SIZE MATTERS 2014 FIAT 500L MSRP* starting at $19,195

12415 Slater Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98034 • (866) 631-5940 • www.fiatooirkland.com


ITALIAN STALLION

What do you get when you mix Pitbull, Arianna, Charlie Sheen, a 50-foot yacht, babes dancing in bikinis, Miami Beach and a bunch of Italians… cars? You end up with one hell of a sexy introduction to the 2014 FIAT 500L. It would only be natural that the Italian automaker would choose “Sexy People (The FIAT Song)” as its theme song. Since the return of FIAT to the US market back 2011, this little car has been making a big impact being named the “Best Car’” in the eighth annual “Travel+ Leisure Design Awards.” Keeping with the auto trends “big, but not too big” is better; FIAT took its 500 model and added an “L” for “leveraging,” according to FIAT — large, loft, lifestyle, and light. Our favorite pick out of the four different models is the 2014 FIAT 500L Trekking that is not only bigger but knows how to handle curves and looks flashy too.

TREK

Trekking is the only model out of the 500L series that offer Giallo Yellow in exterior color along with Grigio Chiaro (gray) front and rear fascias with lower body protective sill cladding.

SIZE

The 500L series is 27 inches longer than the basic Fiat 500, as well as 6 inches wider and 6 inches taller then the basic FIAT 500.

MPG

Equipped with a powerful 160horsepower 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo engine it delivers outstanding performance and fuel economy (25 city / 33 highway mpg*) with twin intercoolers and an electronically controlled hydraulic system.

RIDE

It comes standard with 17-inch aluminum wheels, a wide stance and a sports tuned suspension for when you are feeling adventurous.

SHIFT

Gives you fill control with its standard sixspeed manual transmission or aren’t comfortable with a stick shift, a Euro Twin Clutch automatic transmission that shifts automatically is available.

ROOM

Despite its small exterior the roomy interior can fit up to five people with an amazing view through its high windshield height, the unique quarter windows between the front windshield and side glass and its giant, panoramic power-operated sunroof.

SOUND

You can jam out while zipping around with its vivid 5-inch touchscreen, the Uconnect® 5.0 System that features AM/FM radio, CD player, USB connectivity with enabled charging+, six premium speakers, Voice Command with Bluetooth Streaming Audio.

PARK

Parallel parking will be second nature with the Uconnect® 6.5 System, ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera and ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System.

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2014

SEX SURVEY

IN HONOR OF OUR ANNUAL “SEX” ISSUE DLIST MAGAZINE POLLED HUNDREDS OF SEATTLEITES ANONYMOUSLY ABOUT THEIR SEX LIVES.

Given the times, 47% of locals remaining faithful could be considered a fair number, but when stacked next to the national average of 79%, it becomes clear why Seattle is said to be sleepless. But one thing we are not, is selfish, as 69% of men (26% of women) have reported to sharing their lovers with their friends. All taboos aside, here is what else we learned.


WHICH CELEB WOULD YOU CHEATON YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER WITH

CRAZIEST PLACE YOU HAVE DONE THE DEED

Seattle Women

Seattle Women

CHANNING TATUM

IN A CAR

Seattle Men

Seattle Men

SCARLETT JOHANSSON

74% 47% 81% 65%

THE GREAT WHEEL

HAVE HAD SEX WITH YOUR EX NEVER CHEATED ON YOUR PARTNER WATCH PORN WITH YOUR PARTNER USE A CONDOM WITH A NEW PARTNER

65% 47% 80% 67%

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEXUAL POSITION

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT ORAL SEX

DOGGY STYLE

I LIKE TO GIVE AND RECEIVE

52% 43%

SEATTLE MEN SEATTLE WOMEN

MISSIONARY

27% 45%

NATIONAL MEN NATIONAL WOMEN

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HOW MANY SEXUAL PARTNERS HAVE YOU HAD?

23% 24%

SEATTLE MEN

6 - 9 PARTNERS SEATTLE WOMEN

16-25 PARTNERS

87% 74%

SEATTLE MEN SEATTLE WOMEN

69% 69%

NATIONAL MEN NATIONAL WOMEN

*The Kinsey Institute

*National Center for Health Statistics

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NATIONAL MEN

PARTNERS

NATIONAL WOMEN

PARTNERS

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY? AGE 13 - 16 YEARS OLD

44%

SEATTLE MEN

AGE 13 - 16 YEARS OLD

49%

SEATTLE WOMEN

AVERAGE AGE

16.9

NATIONAL MEN

AVERAGE AGE

17.4

NATIONAL WOMEN

*Kinsey Institute; California State University


CLOTHES WE LOVE

The Zara Way Zara opened its first store in A Coruña, Spain in 1975 and its first U.S. store in New York in 1989. Seattle is the 49th store to open across the US. The closest neighboring store is in Vancouver, BC or Los Angeles, CA. Inditex is one of the largest international fashion retailers in the world with over 6,200 stores surpassing its competition by close to 3,000 stores worldwide. Prices at Zara range from about $30 to $300 depending on the item and fabric.

FAST FASHION

Photo by Duo PR Written by Charity Mainville

For the last year, Westlake Center has teased Seattle with the “Zara” sign that peered through the window off of Pine Street. Avid Zara shoppers eagerly count down the days until the eco-efficient store opened, knowing they would no longer have to travel to the previous closest location in Vancouver (BC). But now Zara fashionistas, and the rest of Seattle, won’t have to wait any longer as Zara finally opened its doors this past February. It is perfect timing and essential as Seattle continues to grow in making its mark in the fashion scene. Zara’s flagship store in Seattle is one of the largest in the nation. The 8,200 two level store features Women, Basic, TRF, Men and Kids departments that are set up in individual cubes relating to specific trend to keep the store uncluttered with a clean-cut layout. It represents Zara’s new identity; showcasing its fashion forward ideas. Zara provides a “shopping flow” much like that of a catwalk, along with incorporating its four principles: beauty, clarification, functionality and sustainability that define every little detail. Most may not realize the fine details Zara puts in to the design of not only its brand, but of its space as well. Following Inditex’s (the corporation

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Zara falls under) Sustainable program, the store has the U.S. seal of approval for being environmentally responsible- that saves an average of 30% electricity and 50% on water consumption. All of the wood, including the paper shopping bags, is PERC-certified, meaning it comes from responsibly managed forests and the plastic bags are oxo-biodegradable. That should make you feel a little better when you forget your shopping bag at home. The space itself is not the only fine detail Zara focuses on, however. Besides incorporating 100% organic cotton in multiple clothing articles; they also create their designs based off the consumer. Consumer teams are placed throughout the store to interact with guests and get feedback on the designs and the ‘feel’ of each and every item. That feedback is communicated to the designers to whip up new looks every couple of months and restocking the entire store within forty-eight hours of being shipped. Zara stays up on the fashion trends, but will also create items that may not be walking the runways simply due to the demand from its consumer. 400 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 204-6440

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POLECONTROL Written by Jamei June

Candle lights flicker as sexy music is played in the background. You grab onto the pole, wrap you leg around, spinning to the ground. You pop your ass out and look to the audience. However, instead of men with dollar bills, there are other women that surround you: engineers, doctors, stay at home moms and college students. Pole dancing has quickly one of the hottest ways to get in shape.

FITNESS

WE LOVE

The History Of Pole Dancing Pole dancing approximately started in the 1920s as part of the Vaudeville and travelling fair movement. The tent pole was used by performers to dance around and display their aerobic tricks. Some reports suggest the earliest recorded pole dance was in 1968 with a performance by Belle Jangles in Oregon. During the 80’s the pole-dancing craze started in Canada mainly at exotic table dancing and lap dancing clubs. The first “Miss Pole Dance World” competition was held in November 2005.

Angi Caldwell, owner of Divine Movement Dance, is familiar with the stripping scene. Admitting to driving cross-country, needing cash and dancing at a strip club in Rhode Island, Caldwell said, “The environment in a strip club is dark and sad; women are drawn to the fun aspect of dancing and making money, but ultimately the environment is an unhealthy one.” Caldwell assures, “It was nothing like what I do now!” After watching Oprah feature a pole dancing studio, Caldwell exclaimed, “I knew in that instant that I would be teaching pole in the near future.” Regardless of remarks made by the public, she opened her own studio in 2007. “I am so happy I can offer a space for women to dance that is safe and private.”  Personal and private are key components to these classes so sorry guys - ladies only. Women dress in anything from booty shorts to yoga pants. Hair is suggested to stay down for tossing as it’s taught and encouraged. Most students range in age from 27-38 but both younger and older

women attend. Although most have traditional careers, Caldwell said, “We do occasionally get women who work in the clubs; [however] the women who are here to dance for their own enjoyment tend to stick with it. We welcome all women on our studio.” There are different classes with beginner to advanced training: Pole Dance, Boudoir Dance, Fly Gym and Workshops. Pole Dance focuses on pole spins, Boudoir focuses on choreography and freestyle dance. Fly Gym is the newest additional to studios where students improve balance and strength in the aerial fitness program. Instructor Annie Rockwell’s motto is, “When in doubt, ass out!” Ass shaking is not the main thing taken from the workshops; confidence, a hobby and friendships are created over pole dancing and a great way to get in shape. Divine Movement Dance studios locations: 4444 Woodland Park Ave in North Seattle and 8914 122nd Ave NE in Kirkland. www.divinemovementdance.com

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OUBLE D

2014 DLIST MAGAZINE COVER GIRL SEARCH PRESENTS

GENT A


SHOT ON LOCATION AT ASTON MANOR PHOTOGRAPHED & GRAPHICS BY JESSICA DRAKE & LANE OLIVERI VIDEOGRAPHY BRETT RENVILLE PRODUCTION, ART DIRECTION & STYLED BY JESSICA DELOS SANTOS & CHARITY MAINVILLE WARDROBE ASSISTANTS ASHLEY BOETTIGHEIMER & KAYLA DUMO PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS COURTNEY “BISCUIT” BYRD & SAMRA MENIGUSTI MAKEUP SARA KENDALL FOR SK ARTISTRY, KATYA GUDAEVA, YESSIE LIBBY, KRISTINE MEDINA, LYNEEKA COLLINS, MICHAEL MATTESON FOR MILAGROS SALON & SPA AND TANYA JOSEPH. HAIR MACKENZIE CARBONE, ERIN CALDWELL, MATTHEW LAWRENCE, MICHAEL MATTESON FOR MILAGROS SALON & SPA, MARCO PENA FOR MILAGROS SALON & SPA, NATASHA NADVORNA FOR ANTONIO SALON


Brittney (Miranda Frost) Day Top: Guess Large Polka Dot Chiffon Pants: Guess Studded Moto Jean Necklace: Lunaversoul Dragon Pendant Evening Dress: Musani Gold Silver (Dolce Bleu) Earrings: Lunaversoul


Michelle (Melina Havelock) Day Jumpsuit: Guess Ity Open Back Jumpsuit (Macy’s) Bangles: Stylist Own Evening Dress: Dolce Bleu Bracelet: Maria’s Designs


Dominique (Jinx) Day Crop Top: Stylist Own Skirt: Forever 21 Knee Length Jacket: Forever 21 Casual Jacket LS Evening Dress: Faviana 7331 (Dolce Bleu) Earrings: Lavish (Bollare PR)


Bre’elle (Pam Bouvier) Day Blazer: Rachel Roy Party 1 Black (Macy’s) Bodysuit: Forever 21 LSLV Pants: Forever 21 Black Long Woven Ring: Stylist Own Evening Dress:Xscape XS5455 (Macy’s) Earrings: Maria’s Designs


Anya (Tatiana Romanova) Day Top: Forever 21 Knit Shirt/SLSVS Mint Skirt: Forever 21 Knee Length-Lime/Nave Earrings: Lavish (Bollare PR) Evening Dress: Badgley MIschka Red Carpet Beauty Gown (Rent the Runway) Necklace: Lunaversoul Dual Toned Rhinestone Necklace


Amberleigh (Solitare) Day Dress: Single by Galina Sobolev Faux Wrap Dress (Pure Pr) Evening Dress: Nicole Miller Lace Fantasy Gown (Rent the Runway) Ring: Maria’s Designs


Katia (Anya Amasova) Day Jumpsuit: Single by Galina Sobolev Black Halter Jumpsuit (Pure PR) Jacket: Guess LS Moto PL Cropped Jacket Evening Dress: Musani Gold Black Dress (Dolce Bleu) Necklace: Lavish (Bollare PR)


Kayla (Stacey Sutton) Day Top: Forever 21 Woven Crop Top Blue Skirt: Forever 21 Short Blue Necklace: Lunaversoul Evening Dress: Betsy & Adam A13159 (Macy’s) Earrings: Lavish Bollare PR Bangle: Stylist own Arm Band: Maria’s Designs Gold Snake


Ashley (Elektra King) Day Bodysuit: Erica M. (Bollare PR) Pants: Forever 21 Long Woven Necklace: Lunaversoul Modern Sphere Tassel Necklace Evening Dress: Sivalia Couture 13060B (Dolce Bleu) Ring: Stylist Own


Juliet (Akiko Wakabayashi) Day Dress: Single Sleeveless Dress Coral/Cream (Pure Pr) Necklace: Lunaversoul Evening Dress: Betsy & Adam A14688 (Macy’s) Necklace: Lunaversoul Dual Toned Pendant Arm Band: Maria’s Designs


Tanya (Pussy Galore) Day Jumpsuit: Suzanne Lay Purple Jumpsuit (Pure PR) Earrings: Lavish (Bollare PR) Evening Dress: Sivalia Couture (Dolce Bleu) Earrings: Lavish (Bollare PR)


Raquel (Lupe Lamora) Day Dress: Jessica Simpson Style JS3X4255 (Macy’s) Necklace: Lavish (Bollare Pr) Evening Dress: Jovani Nude/Red (Dolce Bleu) Necklace: Lunaversoul Dragon Pendant Ring: Maria’s Designs Blue Stone


Ronda (Tily Masterson) Day Dress: Single Dress (Pure PR) Earrings: Lavish (Bollare PR) Evening Dress: David Meister Black Seductive Sequin Gown (Rent the Runway) Earrings: Lavish (Bollare PR)) Ring: Maria’s Designs


Estelle (Holly Goodhead) Day Bodysuit: Marciano Pants: Marciano Jet Black A996 Necklace: Lunaversoul Evening Dress: MayQueen Couture White (Dolce Bleu) Necklace: Lunaversoul Triple Shell Pendant Necklace Cuff: Lunaversoul Eden Horn & Feather Cuff Ring: Maria’s Designs Blue Stone


Chase (Honey Ryder) Day Dress: Single by Galina Sobolev Carrine Crossover Maxi (Pure PR) Arm Band: Maria’s Designs Evening Dress: Mark & James by Badgley Mischka Rhodes Harbor Gown (Rent the Runway) Bangle: Stylist Own


Daniel Top: J Lindberg Clear blue button longsleeve (Kuhlman) Bowtie: RVCA Strawberry Thief (Kuhlman) Pants: Antony Morato Gold A Freak (The Finerie) Shoes: Testosterone Spy Sea Cognac Leather (Luichiny BronxDiba Fashion Footwear)

L O V E L U S T

Maise Top: Thai Nguyen FA10T104 navy/ash (The Finerie) Skirt: Fashion Exit Burgundy draped maxi (Peridot) Shoes: Vivienne white/black/snakeskin (Luichiny Bronx-DibaLuichiny Fashion Footwear) Necklace: Lunaversoul

PHOTOS BY JAMES CHENG PRODUCTION & ART DIRECTION Jessica Delos Santos

STYLED BY

Jessica Delos Santos & James Zachodni

ASSISTED BY

Kayla Dumo & Samra Mengistu

HAIR BY

Michael Matteson & Marco Antonio Pena for Milagros Salon Spa

MAKEUP BY

Michael Matteson for Milagros Salon Spa

MODELS

Daniel Azorit with Heffner Management & Maisie Bopp with SMG

BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO BY Tuffer: Stills & Motion

SHOT ON LOCATION AT BoConcept Seattle


Daniel Top: Grayers red floral short sleeve (Bollare PR) Watch: G- Shock metalocalypse


Daniel Top: Antony Morato Grigio Perla Chambray button up (The Finerie) Blazer & Pant Suit: SAND Black Label Navy (Kuhlman) Tie: Everett Yellow (Bollare PR) Black/White Paisley print liner tie Pocket Square: Vibrant Blue sheen paisley print (Kuhlman) Lapel Flower: Astro & Co. Maise Skirt: Moitai Peridot Black Leather Panel Pencil Skirt Vest: Alberto Makali Multicolor Fox Fur Vest (The Finerie) Shoes: ReBecca Army (Luichiny BronxDiba Fashion Footwear)


Daniel Top: Maceoo Macshirt White (The Finerie) Blazer: Moods of Norway M133034 Multi color plaid (The Finerie) Gloves: Schott Fingerless genuine leather gloves brown (Kuhlman) Pants: Desigual - The Finerie - orange pants 139 (The Finerie) Shoes: Nike Airmax1PRM - Olive/Neon green w/ Anima print (Zebraclub) Glasses: Le Spec Rudeboy circle frames w/ diamond lens black (Zebraclub)


Maise Blazer: Bullet Apparel White Blazer dress (The Finerie) Pants: Mono B KP5792 Jewel Print Track Pant (Peridot) Hat: Hatattack Wool felt round crown floppy Rust/brown (Kuhlman) Shoes: AM Berlin red/black animal print (Luichiny Bronx-Diba Fashion Footwear) Necklace & Cuff: Lunaversoul Sunglasses: Stylist Own


Daniel Top: J Lindberg (Kuhlman) blue/green/white checker print button up Vest: J Lindberg - Kuhlman Swinton 2.0 men’s dress vest - indigo Blazer/Pant Suit - SAND black label - grey Boe Tie: Kuhlman- Purple floral Shoes: Testosterone Air Alert (Bronx-Diba Luichiny Fashion Footwear) Lapel Flower: Astro & Co. Maise Dress: Kami Bordeaux/burgundy w/ leather trims (The Finerie) Jacket: Podolyan black (The Finerie) Shoes: AmanDa White (Luichiny Bronx-Diba-Luichiny Fashion Footwear) Necklace & Earrings: Lunaversoul


Daniel Top: Antony Morato Reporter / Caffe (The Finerie) Jacket: Our Castle the Collin/ black Olive (Zebraclub) Pants: zanerobe / sure shot chino jogger (Zebraclub) Bow tie: Everett / denim (Bollare PR) Maise Dress Harlyn (Peridot) Shoe - Luichiny my girl / leopard (Bronx Diba-Luichiny Fashion Footwear) Clutch: Rose clutch (Rose Clutch)


w w w. m i l a g r o s s a l o n s p a . c o m BEAUTY. CONFINDENCE. TRUST.

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#WTFFASHION

We love fashion here at DList Magazine, but sometimes fashion goes too far. That is why we created wtf-fashion for you to let us know when there is a fashion offender. Hashtag #wtffashion on Instagram and maybe your finds will make the next issue.

(clockwise from top) Cardigan, crop top and high waisted booty shorts….on a man. Bio Hazard gear should be kept to the professionals. We love the 90’s as much as the next person but there are only certain elements that should make their way back into fashion, mismatched socks is not one of them. That awkward moment when you wear your bra outside your shirt and sandals two sizes too small. I wonder what store she just finished shopping at? Obviously shirts weren’t required to shop their. The bride of The Joker. What a lovely wedding.

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