Staff Obsessions: Seattle Spring Events, Part 2

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There are tons of fun, tasty spring events going on in the Seattle area over the next month. All are guaranteed to be delicious, fun and full of entertainment. So plan ahead, pick a festival (or a couple) from below, and set that date!

 

Taste Washington; Thursday March 31- Sunday April 3rd; CenturyLink Field 

Taste Washington, the country’s largest regional wine festival, has four days of events at CenturyLink Field. The festival highlights on that Saturday and Sunday with the Grand Tasting, (from 1-5pm) which has wines from over 225 wineries and food from over 65 restaurants. There are also VIP tickets available for the event, which includes access to the “Barrel Room”, a swag bag, and exclusive lounge.

Emerald City Comicon; Thursday April 7- Sunday April 10; Washington State Convention Center

Get a ticket before they are all gone! Visit the Northwest’s biggest “geek” extravaganza (outside San Diego) at the Washington State Convention Center. It is the premier pop culture and comic book convention featuring panels, exhibits, celebrity guests and more!

The Northwest Tequila & Agave Spirits Fest; Friday April 22-Saturday April 23; Fremont Foundry

The Fest was started in 2012, celebrating the love of tequila and mezcal. This fest has a new location and a newly expanded schedule, over 2 days is twice the fun! Plan on over 130 bottles of the best agave-based booze around. These features are unique, whether mixed in a cocktail, on the rocks or straight up.  The event is mainly indoor, but there is a courtyard and a large rooftop deck that features a VIP lounge. The party features music, nibbles from Seattle area restaurants, and seminars.

Washington Beer Collaboration Festival, Friday April 22-Saturday April 23; South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn

This festival is a unique style of brew fest featuring 50 local breweries, but only 25 collaboration beers. These beers highlight the creativity and collaborative spirit of the Washington Beer community. Enjot tastings and snack from several different food trucks, including Woodshop BBQ and Nosh.

Have fun and happy dating!

-Your It’s Just Lunch Seattle Matchmaker,

Taylor Name

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Staff Obsessions: Spring Fashion Trends You’ll Want To Be A Part Of

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Spring is next month and we couldn’t be more excited for the change of weather and wardrobe. Look out for these hot spring trends and tips to change up your look and bring some fun to your spring wardrobe. Think of 90’s inspiration, bright colors, crochet pieces, soft silk, ruffles and bows, fun accessories and floral prints. With all these springy ideas to incorporate into your date outfits, you shouldn’t have any trouble wondering what to wear on your next date…

Bright Colors and Surf’s Up

We always see bright colors in summer but spring is all about the bright colors too! Think greens and blues, red and orange in both accessories and clothes. Also, designers found inspiration from luau themed pieces for spring. You will see fun floral prints, including palm trees and pineapples, mixed with springy colors.

Crochet 

A trend that comes straight from the 70’s, and we have learned to love the last couple years. Crochet will be a must- have through spring and summer, on everything from tops to skirts and swimsuits. We love layering a crochet boxy top over a fitted bright tank for a date night.

Silk

This is the material that will steal the spotlight this spring! It is both flowy and sensual, paired with leather now or a fun light spring jacket as it warms up. You will also find structured and tailored tops and jackets, as well as silky boxy dresses that will follow your curves for the perfect date night!

Angular Necklines

This spring look is flattering and fun for all! Think bare shoulders and collarbones, off-the-shoulder tops, cutout tops and dresses. The unique cut will feel fresh and new for spring. Your naked shoulders will be the focus of seduction- pair with a mid-skirt or high waist dark denim for your date night.

Bows and Ruffles 

Bows can take the place of previous embellishments details we have seen on tops the past couple years. You will see them on jackets, tops, accessories and on belts. Bows are a simple and fun way to play up your feminine and flirty side. T

The ruffles will come on tops and dresses in all different styles- some fitted, flowy and also feel free to layer them up. Good thing there are romantic ruffles everywhere, what an easy way to “dress up” without even trying. We have seen this Victorian-inspired neckline everywhere, but for this spring it is loosened up a bit and in bulkier ruffles.

Earrings and Ear Art 

Anything goes as far as earrings go- the ear lobe will be shining this spring! You will see everything from mismatched earrings to jumbo-sized, ornate versions. Put away your simple studs and have some fun trying some new accessories!

Happy dating (and shopping)!

-Your It’s Just Lunch Seattle Matchmaker,

Taylor Name

ijldinnerclub.com

tsjustlunchseattle.com