Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend Round-Up

Let's see. It rained, in fact, it poured across the state. There were fabulous events - PONCHO Wine Auction and the Dreambuilders' Ball.

I mentioned not too long ago about an upcoming launch.  Well, folks. We have arrived.
"Ready...set...launch!"happened over the weekend, and I am thrilled to share all of our hard work with you here today.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Really Great Site

I just stumbled on this site - great rent vs. own illustration.

See here! Cheers and Happy Mother's day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Curbed Seattle

I've said before, and you better believe I will say it again - thrilled to see Seattle represented on Curbed National.  Just saw this fun deck posting on Twitter, thought I'd share. :/ Love the covered second story deck. Great find Curbed Seattle!


The Decks on Green Lake Get Curiouser and Curiouser for $820k

There's not much we like more in Seattle than a good covered deck (all the better to grill outdoors in the rain, my dear), and this Green Lake 3-bedroom does you one better: the deck is, well, also kind of bizarre. But we actually like it! The second floor features a weird deck that looks like somebody took a chunk out of the the top floor and just let the roof keep going about its business, with crescent-shaped windows and room to chill outdoors without everyone who walks by checking you out. As for the actual house, it's 3,102 sq. ft. (about a block from the actual lake) and includes an admittedly nice master suite and a two-car garage, which is especially clutch on Green Lake. Seriously though, it's all about the deck. The price for all this decked-out space: $819,950.

Seattle Ranks on Orbitz.Com

Recently compiled data from show that Seattle ranks in top bookings for Summer travel (gasp! - not at all surprised).

 Our sun drenched Seattle summers (fingers crossed we don't have a repeat of last Summer's rain) garnering attention as a top travel destination.

See in full on
"The Orbitz Insider Index Top 10 summer destinations were ranked based on all air bookings made on for travel between June 1 and Aug. 31. The year-over-year percentage change in average airfare and average daily hotel rate was calculated based on the difference in average air and hotel pricing in each destination in 2011 vs. 2010 for travel between June 1 and Aug. 31. Destinations included Orlando, Las Vegas, Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Cancun and Boston."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bellevue Club Does Brunch

Although it has been a few years since I have attended the Bellevue Clubs annual Mother's Day Brunch  - I can tell you with certainty it is always a lovely affair. How could it not be!

See their plans for this years brunch below! (I took the liberty of including the Cindo De Mayo bash..shocker). For full image and newletter details from Bellevue Club, follow THIS link.


Cinco de Mayo Tequila Dinner

Thursday, May 5, 6-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the traditional way – with tequila! Join us on Thursday, May 5, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. to enjoy Victoria Beer and various tequilas paired with a festive five-course meal. For more information or to sign up, contact Member Events Director Kaarin Keil at 688.3384 or

Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Celebrate mom at the annual Mother's Day Brunch at the Bellevue Club on Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured items include Oysters Rockefeller, prime rib, leg of lamb, natural pit ham and an omelet station. Tables are filling fast, so call 425.688.3410 today to make your reservation.