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.

We are so excited at this newest platform.  So...without further ado, Seattle - meet

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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.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Seattle Times Updated Story

I typically try to keep this pretty light on this side of the web.
That said, it is hard to ignore EVERY news agency out there. So, I thought I would honor this historical event for our nation with a posting.

In no way is this making light of such as seriously relevant issue, but it is a nice departure from the headlines all of us have been reading.

See below.

Local News | Teacher shaves for first time since Sept. 11, 2001 | Seattle Times Newspaper

Make time for me!

"Busy" is a way of life for many people (especially you mom's out there!). 

Moving from one meeting to another - slashing out one calendar slot to the next - getting through the day with some sanity and sense of ease, now that's a goal! 

It's easy to schedule our lives around other people. The trick is remembering to pencil yourself in.

This Wall Street Journal article reminded me to make some "me time." Thought I would share!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Go With Sapphire Blue!

Always fabulous Glassybaby (go Seattle business!), just mentioned #Seattle on their Twitter :

"We're busy packing for the @ roadshow this Saturday...any color requests? "

In the spirit of today's wedding countdown, I'm totally into the idea of a "Diana Sapphire Blue."

Who's with me?! In fact, while they're at it, what about a deep emerald green for our Emerald City?

Just around the corner.

Hint Hint. Nudge Nudge.

Leave it to Martha!

Personal aside, happy to see the "Spa Day" insert. :)

See all 82 (yes, 82!) below:

Martha Stewart Living Newsletter

So Cool!

This just in (thank you Twitter)! Paste Magazine lists Brandi Carlile accompanied by the Seattle Symphony as # 1 on their list of "12 May Albums Worth Checking Out."

Lovin' the Seattle Love!

See video and album details HERE.


Monday, April 25, 2011

Listing Feature On Curbed Seattle

This sure caught me off guard! (In an excellent way).
Sipping some afternoon 'presso, and surfing around some favorite rainy day sites - I came across this! One of my listings - on....drum roll, please.... Curbed Seattle!

Great views on my computer screen - Great views of the Sound. Can it get any better??

"5 Properties With Mind-Bogglingly Killer Views in Seattle"

Next up: Alaskan Way.
Seattle residents have a pretty legit attachment to the crumbling bit of infrastructure known as the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and out-of-towners think we're nuts. They haven't seen the view, though! Seriously, where else can you see the Olympics at sunset on one side while you soak in the city on the other (often while traveling 20 miles above the ridiculous 45 mph speed limit)? Nowhere, unless you have $1.25 million and an itch to own the penthouse at 1950 Alaskan Way. It's a 2-bedroom condo with views of the ferry docks and the mountains on one side and some pretty towering buildings on the other, and it's got two parking spaces in the garage and an office to boot. Where do we sign?

For more info. on this see here -> Listing: 1950 Alaskan Way #524