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Best Places To Kiss

Romance is alive and well (as you very well know) in the Northwest and this handy little guide will take you on a lovefest through the city. The Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest by Kate Chynoweth is the 9th edition of this lover's travel guide. Covering Washington and Oregon, Chynoweth takes you on an insiders guide to the region’s most romantic inns, resorts, B&Bs, and hotels, with detailed information on privacy, amenities, views, and décor. Restaurant reviews advise readers what to order and where to sit for the ultimate in dining romance. A "Romantic Highlights" section for each destination has insider information on the best sunsets, beaches, scenic drives, shopping, fireside snuggling, and outdoor activities. Sometimes even love can use a little inspiration, don't you agree? And who said date-night has to disappear just because you got engaged? We certainly didn't.


Unconventional Wedding Songs

Are you searching for that perfect song to enjoy your first dance as a married couple but aren't having any luck? We have some ideas for you, that may not be the most popular songs, but certainly embody the words and melody to make your heart melt.

1. Stolen, by Dashboard Confessional
Featured on the album Dusk and Summer, released June 27, 2006
Lyrics to make you melt: You have stolen my heart; I watch you spin around; In the highest heels; You are the best one; Of the best ones

2. The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson
Featured on the album Girls and Boys, released on June 28, 2007
Lyrics to make you melt: I'd buy you Rogaine if you start losing all your hair; Sew on patches to all you tear; Cuz I love you more than I could ever promise; And you take me the way I am.

3. Falling In Love At a Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg
Featured on the album LP released July 25, 2006
Lyrics to make you melt: I think that possibly, maybe I'm falling for you; Yes theres a chance that I've fallen quite hard over you; I've seen the paths that your eyes wander down; I want to come too

4. Lay Down Beside Me by Alison Krauss & John Waite
Featured on the album A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection
Lyrics to make you melt: Mornings and evenings all were the same; And there was no music till I heard your name; But I knew when I saw you smile; Now I can rest for awhile

5. Modern Nature by Sondre Lerche
Featured on the album Dan In Real Life released October 2, 2007
Lyrics to make you melt: Do you have the slightest idea (No, I don't); Why the world is bright with you here? (Oh, is that so?); Stay a while and wait and see (wait, and see); If things go right we're meant to be


Press On Makeup

Do you sometimes feel inadequate when applying makeup? And does your makeup never turn out as good as what you see on TV? We suggest trying press on makeup and eye shadow by ColorOn. ColorOn Professional Makeup Applicators, can make anyone look as if they have a make-up artist on call. Pre-made eye shadow applicators come in several colors to match every skin tone. Just choose the color palette you like, press it on your eyelid, and peel off the applicator. You'll have flawless eyeshadow as if a professional makeup artist did it themselves. What's ColorOn's motto: makeup made easy, glamour made simple!

Product Description:
One oval does both eyes, so you get 20 applications! Learn more and see all the colors available in this kit. The best way to get familiar with ColorOn Instant eye shadow applicators is with our Best Sellers Kit! In this set you get to try the most popular, very wearable color combinations, from subtle to smokey.

Kits Retail: $30


Design Your Own Couture Dress

Have you looked and looked for the perfect rehearsal dinner dress or bridesmaids' gowns and not found anything that truly fits your needs? Well look no further. You can design your very own couture dress, in the shape and style you want. And it's as easy as the click of the mouse.

Check out Studio 28 Couture, where in four simple steps you can design your very own couture dress. Just pick the bodice, skirt, fabric and trim, and voila! You have your very own custom designed dress.

Dresses retail for around $200 and take about 3 weeks to arrive. They don't accept returns, but will do alterations free of charge.

Here is what Studio 28 Couture says about themselves: "Studio 28 Couture, Inc. offers a unique service to customers, enabling them to own a unique and likely a one-of-a-kind piece by designing their own dress via our web site. Founded in February 2007, Studio 28 offers dresses that have a vintage appeal and according to customers, a great fit. Although the style of dress varies greatly from customer to customer, the level of quality is consistent. The dresses are made individually in the U.S.A. by Studio 28’s seamstresses from solid or printed 100% cotton fabric. In Summer 2007, Studio 28 Couture began selling dresses in Jenny G’s Clothing Boutique in Pittsford, NY. In Spring 2008, Studio 28 dresses and custom services will be available at J. Seitz & Company in New Preston, CT. The offices of Studio 28 are located in Pittsford, NY."


Pamper the Bride

You are only a bride once, so do the little things to pamper yourself along the way.

Here are some of our favorite bridal treats to help you slow down and enjoy the ride.

1. Here Comes the Bride - by Philosophy

By Philosophy, 'here comes the bride' set includes: purity made simple facial cleanser (2 oz.), hope in a jar daily moisturizer (1 oz.), 2 oz. amazing grace shower gel (2 oz.), amazing grace hair conditioner (2 oz.), amazing grace body emulsion (2 oz.), soul owner exfoliating foot cream (2 oz.), and time on your hands exfoliating hand cream (2 oz.).

Available at Nordstrom
Retails $45

2. Wedding Zen Book

Planning a wedding can get a little stressful - and even the calmest of couples might fantasize about eloping. Before you cancel the caterers, Wedding Zen can help. Learn to apply the principles of classic Zen teachings to the time-honored traditions of the bride, and see how a little namaste can improve your nuptials in a big way. With the gentle teachings of Zen, you'll realize that there's no such thing as perfection and to focus instead on what really matters, setting you free to have a truly wonderful, utterly enjoyable, best-day-of-your-life wedding!

Available at
Retails $9.95

3. Lollia Believe Bubble Bath

Uncork a bath-time getaway to a land where the air smells of cabbage rose and citrus, and where your skin is as soft as silk.

Key ingredients: rose water, red apple, bergamot, jasmine, plum, cedarwood

Available at Anthropologie
Retails $32

And we can't forget the groom...

1. Here Comes The Groomed - by Anthony for Men

Guys getting ready for the big day--wedding day, that is--will appreciate the strategy and simplicity of our multifunctional set from Anthony Logistics for Men. Formulated using ingredients geared to men’s skin, the set includes the essentials of good grooming, complete with a handy "Grooming the Groom" instruction card. The nylon mesh bag has a plastic lining complete with a side pocket to hold a razor, toothbrush or other wet items. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to charities that support the fight against prostate cancer.

Available at RedEnvelope
Retails $50


Bridal Makeup Tips...Part 2

Watch's makeup artist Chris Scott apply bridal makeup in simple steps so you can replicate for your wedding day.


Bridal Makeup Tips...Part 1

Flawless bridal makeup is achievable with a few simple application steps from Tips in this video offer guidelines on applying the proper makeup for wedding photography so you can look your very best.