Lauren Mang

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Lauren
Mang
Senior Digital Editor

Lauren Mang, a University of Cincinnati grad, started her career in magazines as an assistant then associate editor and managing web editor at Visual Merchandising and Store Design magazine. It was there that she fell in love with writing about architecture, design and the grandiose inner workings of window displays. She has dressed mannequins, gotten lost at lighting trade shows and was lucky enough to have the great Burt Tansky of Neiman Marcus grant her interview request and dial her up personally.


In Dallas, she worked as the assistant editor for the luxury regional publication PaperCity magazine and after moving to Seattle in 2012, she tried her hand at freelance writing. Her work has appeared in Brides.com, The Liberty Project, Seattle Metropolitan, PaperCity, VMSD, Retail Environments, Package Design and Cincy magazines. As Seattle magazine's senior digital editor, Lauren is responsible for planning, writing and editing articles on Seattlemag.com and is in charge of all Seattle magazine social media channels. She is an avid high-heel wearer and never misses a University of Cincinnati football or basketball game on TV or radio, despite half of them starting at 8 a.m. due to time zone differences. Follow her on Twitter @lmango. Do not follow her if you're not a fan of constant (really constant) Univ. of Cincinnati athletics posts.

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Last February, as Nordstrom’s downtown Seattle flagship was in the thick of a significant renovation, which had begun in spring 2014, there was a moment when you could stand in the center of the store with one foot in the old design and one in the new. To the right: 12-by-12-inch beige marble tile floors, little natural light and office-like ceiling tiles.

Hold on to your cashmere cloche hats. The latest news in our fair fashion and shopping world is a doozy, rife with exciting openings, knock-out sales and a visit from a certain Neiman Marcus bigwig. Ready? Let's proceed.

"These are not your ordinary flowers," says Sarah Berends, creative director and co-founder of online rose purveyor Roseur. "They're for when somone really wants to make a statement."

There are ample opportunities in the coming days for you to spend your hard-earned cash, peek ultra-modern architecture, sip champagne and work on your downward dog, or learn red-carpet beauty secrets. Let's get down to brass tacks.

All hail the soft pretzel! The salty, twisty snack (or for some of us: dinner) has long been a staple in my diet since I discovered these in the freezer section as a kid.

As part of its Rethink Reuse campaign, which aims to start a conversation around the impact that textile waste has on the environment, global thrift retailer Value Village picked West Seattle's Alki Beach as the site for its large-scale Earth Day art installation.

Outdoor retailer Timberland, known for its rugged and well-made men's and women's footwear, outerwear and more, will open a 2,900-square-foot store in Bellevue Square on Friday, April 22. The shop will be the brand's only Seattle-area location; it currently sells its wares via various authorized retailers around the city.

Local home improvement services platform Porch.com, which enables homeowners to find the right handyman, designer, landscaper, house cleaner etc., for their home-prettifying projects, has partnered with Boston-based online home decor shop Wayfair.com to implement its new Porch Retail Solution