Christmas is coming early to Downtown Seattle

from the Puget Sound Business Journal:
The Swedish retailer has already opened a 25,000-square-foot location at Westfield Southcenter. H&M said it will open a 19,000 square foot, two-story location in University Village on Sept. 12 and a 16,000-square-foot location at 520 Pike St. in downtown Seattle on Sept. 18.

to preface this article - nikki and i were being nosy little busybees trying to see what was moving in across the street from our hood, so we peered into the windows and read off of the upside-down blueprints to find out who our new neighbors were...boyfriends beware:

from the Seattle Times:
Upscale retailer Gucci plans to open a store in the downtown Seattle location where women's clothier Escada used to be, putting it near Louis Vuitton and St. John at Fifth Avenue and University Street.


PAWSwalk - Sept 6th - i'd love your support!

hi friends!

On September 6th, I will be walking in PAWSwalk for the first time!

If you have a pet or know someone who does, you know that it's not easy or cheap to care for them.Imagine having to care for hundreds of abandoned or abused pets!

I'm walking to raise money for PAWS because I'm amazed by the work they accomplish every day for animals.PAWS is well-known for their work with pets. In 2007 alone, PAWS Companion Animal Shelter found new and loving homes for more than 2,500 cats and dogs. That means literally TONS of cat litter, dog and cat food, toys, and treats.And, that's why I'm asking for your support!

PAWS is also a leader in educating our community on animal compassion. During the last school year, PAWS Humane Educators reached more than 4,000 students, ensuring that tomorrow's leaders are taught compassion for animals right from the start.

I love what PAWS does, and I hope you will support me in my walk to help the animals!

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support PAWS!

Thank you!


oh you nasty gal

nasty gal is responsible for my first-ever foray into the big bad world of eBay. let's just say i was a little slow to the punch, totally obliterated by the pros who put in autobids down to the millisecond before the deadline. damn - i really wanted that billie jean leather jacket too.

anywho, the nasty gals have outgrown eBay and recently launched their new website & blog. i love their concept of putting up a few items at a time - it seriously is eBay-like frenzy with every new batch of sales, and would quench the thirst of any bargain-hunting fashionista who loves a little competition. almost every item sold by nasty gal is a one-of-a-kind...so you are guaranteed to be the only one in your hood with that dress amongst a sea of tracy reese (or f21.) pay attention to that blog to get sweet previews of the next wave!
by the way...this was the piece that eluded me and broke my little heart - until i found a $35 knock somewhere else :)


this is so awesome

i saw this on both female sneaker fiends and kanye's blog...the nike burger!
‘in the tradition of material innovation of AM(air max) 90, I constructed a running shoe using the most powerful, must durable and most delicious material known to man: hamburger.‘- Swedish designer Olle Hemmendorff

LOL! those crazy europeans


totally tabletops

events are my job, yes, but i'm not your typical event planner...my job is to produce programs, not fuss over menus, napkin, plateware or flower arrangements. BUT totally tabletops is all about the details - whether it's a small dinner party or your big day! i love looking at their patterns and arrangements on the website, their blog and in the many features local magazines have done on them. i'm also a big fan of no rental minimums :) i haven't used them but i would gladly recommend them to anyone looking for help planning their next party!