Variety of Spice holds true to its name with a diverse library of gluten-free spice blends, sea salts, and other flavoring sundries, each made from local Washington ingredients that eschew MSG, preservatives, or artificial elements. Creative blends that include jalapeño chili, tomato horseradish, and garlic pepper grace meats with a flavorful coat or dive into sour cream to become a tempting dip for chips or entire faces.
Watercraft, entertainers, and exquisite edibles abound at the 15th annual Tastin' n Racin' Festival at Lake Sammamish State Park, inviting an array of boat enthusiasts and food aficionados alike. Inboard hydros, vintage inboards, and a number of other racing boats and jet skis zip past spectators on Saturday and Sunday, displaying breathtaking speed and perfect bellyflop form. Between cheering on charging watercraft with whistles and dolphin claps, crowds can shake their ears to the sounds emanating from the main stage, where a rockable lineup includes professional Jimi Hendrix revivalist Randy Hansen. Although not included in this Groupon, guests may bask in the sunshine at one of the festival's two beer gardens and pluck Snoqualmie and Haywire bottles from low-lying branches. Fifteen diverse food vendors present festival-goers with an array of succulent fixings for filling cheering mouths.
Practitioner and registered nurse Keesha Ewers and her colleagues use principles of ayurvedic, modern Western, and functional medicine to bring the body back to its happiest and most natural state. Get essential pipes smooth and clear as a water-park flume with the warm infusion of colon hydrotherapy, which uses filtered water and abdominal massage to sweep out the corners of the colon’s untidy house until it’s fit for a Martha Stewart Christmas special. As you relax from the gentle cleansing, Fern Life’s practitioners will balance your chakras and release their pent-up confetti with affirmations, essential oils, and balancing techniques believed to foster an extended blissful sensation and better-behaved inner toddlers.
Suburban Soul outfits dapper does and savvy stags with elegant jeans, flattering tops, haute handbags, and more. The boutique stocks brands including jeans from Rock Revival, Joe's, and David Kahn (starting at $60) to sheathe legs in comfort and style. On-trend tops crafted by artistic adorners such as Michael Kors and Lucky Brand (starting at $38) ensure that torsos are draped to a T-shirt-free T. Along with feminine shoes, cosmetics, and jewelry, Suburban Soul carries a selection of men's clothing and home décor. Both lush locations stock eye-catching items amid gorgeous wood furnishings and chic log-cabin accents inspired by Davie Crockett's walk-in hat closet. Should modish options cause heads to spin, a friendly sales staff is on hand to answer questions and offer suggestions.
With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.