Shopping Scoop at the 5th Ave Mall

gold tennies

Earlier this week I scored an invite to a holiday preview* at the 5th Avenue mall. Five other local bloggers and I toured Coach, Oil and Vinegar, Sephora, Michael Kors, Pandora, Lush, and Lululemon to learn about holiday trends and what each store will be offering shoppers on Black Friday.

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Career Breaks and Sabbaticals (ULEASH Magazine)

Fish on!

Touring France on a bike with her sweetheart.

A summer living in a van and exploring western American.

Providing transportation to scientists in Antarctica for six months.

These are just a few of the adventures friends taking career breaks or sabbaticals are in the midst of or recently completed. Other friends taking extended time off work cited the opportunity to focus on health and wellness, giving themselves time to reconnect with family, or simply enjoy summertime in Alaska as the reasons they’re taking a break. Whatever the motivation, it seems like an increasing number of people are carving out time from work to focus on a different areas of their lives.

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Love Note: Life in Color Book

Life in Color

Did you know that coloring books for adults are trendy right now? I read an article about it a while ago, thought to myself, “Well doesn’t that just sound fun?” and promptly forgot about it until a few weeks ago when phenomenal local artist, Annie Brace, started posting teasers of her Alaska edition, Life in Color Book, on Facebook.

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