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.
The 3rd Annual Bobby Engram Foundation Walk for Sickle Cell
August 31, 2008
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join friends, neighbors, Bobby and the SeaHawks to raise funds and awareness to aid young people in their fight against Sickle Cell Disease. The event will feature breakfast, guest speakers, a celebrity packed charity walk, lunch and a free T-shirt.
Registration, breakfast and guest speakers begin at 10:00AM.
The 2.5-mile walk kicks off at 11:00AM.
All ticket purchases include breakfast, lunch and T-shirt.
Proceeds from the event will allow the Bobby Engram Foundation to continue to provide funds, resources and support to local organizations dedicated to fighting Sickle Cell Disease and caring for patients who suffer with its debilitating effects.
Purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets
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!
does anyone know where i can find a list of locations that have the Clover?
what is a Clover?
maybe they can get some help from...
PSBJ.com: Gates Foundation gives $2M to five Washington school districts
** Neighborhood Blogs: What's All the Buzz About? **
Thurs Sept 4
Seattle Public Library - Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue
Expert-led blogging time: 7:30-8pm
From Ballard to Burien, from West Seattle to South Lake Union, and from Capitol Hill to Beacon Hill, the proliferation of neighborhood blogs all around Seattle is changing not just the local media landscape but also how community conversations are taking place in an increasingly digital world.
How does the 24-7 nature of citizen-driven blogs impact "traditional" news sources and how people are informed? How do these interactive (and often anonymous) online discussions promote greater civic participation and sense of community? Who runs these blogs and are they profitable?
Join CityClub for light appetizers and refreshments and hear from some of Seattle's most active neighborhood bloggers and experts about what it takes to start a blog, some of the hot button neighborhood issues generating the most debate on blogs today and ways to participate in the blogosphere. Stay after to blog with the experts in a library computer lab.
Amber Campbell, Editor, Rainier Valley Post
Heather McLeland-Wieser; Manager of Art, Recreation, Literature, History, Travel and Maps; Seattle Public Library
Tracy Record, Editor and Co-publisher, West Seattle Blog
Scott Schaefer, Author, The B-Town (Burien) Blog
MyBallard Blog Representative
Moderator: Monica Guzman, Online Reporter, The Big Blog, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Sign up here!
on display from august 20, 2008 to january 18, 2009
a few days late and i'm sure you all know this...but our holidays are going to be a little less jolly, dammit
LOL! those crazy europeans
thank you seattle picks:
Make sure your legs stay in silky soft shape for the summer season with a special offer from Julep Nail Parlor. Get a pedicure and receive 50% off a leg waxing. You can relax into a featherbed and let Julep smooth your cares away—leaving you ready for shorts and sandals… as long as the weather holds out!
What: Leg Waxing and Pedicures at JulepWhen: Through the end of August
Where: Downtown: 1427 5th Ave.; University Village: 5001 25th Ave. NE
Call: D: 206.985.0088; UV: 206.985.6644
WHAT: BrasilFest (Brasil is the Portuguese spelling for Brazil)
WHEN: Sunday, August 17, 12 noon – 8 pm
WHERE: Seattle Center - Fisher Pavilion, Center House and Mural Amphitheatre
305 Harrison Street, Seattle, Washington
COST: Free admission
The annual BrasilFest heats up Seattle Center with dancing, drumming, music, workshops and exhibits. The focus of BRASILFEST 2008 will be: CARNAVAL.
BrasilFest is one of 20 cultural community festivals that comprise FESTÁL, a series of cultural festivals dedicated to Seattle's rich ethnic heritage and diverse peoples. FESTÁL, which derives from a French word meaning "festive", is produced by Seattle Center, as year-round celebration of traditions, arts and performance, cultures and communities that enrich us all.
Don't miss YPN's Annual Networking event, where you can build your network with the largest business group for young professionals in the Puget Sound area! YPN will be treated to Apulent Events & Catering's "Thursdays at the Beach Club." Enjoy fine cuisine and a spectacular setting on the Ballard waterfront while making new connections at YPN.
YPN (Young Professionals Network) is the premier young professionals group in Seattle, providing professional development and networking opportunities for emerging leaders 21-39.
Why get involved with YPN?
- Exposure to what is going on in Seattle
- To build your business network with other young professionals
- Unique access to regional business leaders and political figures
Also - find our groups on Facebook & LinkedIn!
August 12, 2008
Wake the Neighbors
Wake Experience Wakeboarding School
Another beautiful, sunny California day. Yawn.
A shot of Wake Experience, pro rider pros Nick and Julz Heaney’s wakeboarding school, will wake you up.
Start your day with a few lessons on land going over gear, how to use it, and the basics of what exactly you’re supposed to do when you’re in the water. Then cruise the X-Star out to sea where you’ll be coached through tricks like toe side airs; butterslide 180s; off-axis 540s; and, of course, how to get up.
On top of custom packages and expeditions (next stop: Tahiti), the new L.A. Wake ’n’ Beach Club is an easy access, no-pressure way to pick up water sport skills (not to mention the perfect excuse to hang out on the boat, barbecue on the beach, and watch the Heaneys in action).
Ring the alarm.
Wake Experience (310-251-7227 or wakexperience.com)
via SeattlePicks.com: Jewelry mavens Amy Bengtson of Amy Bengtson Jewelry and Alisha Alderman, of Alisa Louise Jewelry, are hosting a trunk show where 15% of the proceeds will be donated to the Susan B. Komen Foundation. With new pieces from both designers, and a sample table with designs up to 70% off, there will be plenty of stunning baubles to choose from!
What: Trunk Show for Amy Bengston and Alisha Alderman
When: Sunday, Aug.10, 1 pm
Where: Amy Bengston’s Home Studio, 4416 SW Charlestown
Visit: www.amybengston.com or www.alishalouise.com
i originally went to realsimple.com looking for the summer skin tips - but i liked this article best. take a look at the article list on the left side though...real simple is stacked with good tips about all things skin-related!
i love you real simple
** The Ballot Party **
Thurs, 6/7 5.30-7.30pm ~ Pike Brewery
Free! Complimentary apps, no-host bar
Sure, you can’t go anywhere without hearing about what McCain and Obama are up to. But how about that State Legislature? Washington’s Secretary of State? The Governor?King County’s primary election is coming on up with a new structure that narrows the races down to the top two candidates, regardless of party affiliation. Things are heating up – so why not cool down at The Ballot Party?Join us at Pike Brewery for beers, a short election briefing and informal political discussion. We'll be hanging out in their private events space, talking politics and nibbling on complimentary appetizers.
RSVP not required, but it sure is nice
Airline company says comfort kit is latest item to boost revenue amidst high fuel costs, joining charges for leg room, checked bag, and ticket change.
this is the best part of the article:
"Barack Obama is going out every day talking about the struggles of Americans, the struggles of Americans losing their homes and their jobs, and all John McCain can talk about is Barack Obama, because he doesn't have anything to say about the people of this country struggling in this economy," said campaign spokesman Linda Douglass, adding her candidate was not playing the race card when he made his remarks yesterday.
wo to the oooooord
then there's the docu-series, like lockup and dateline: how to catch a predator. those i just love to watch with my mouth open and laughing at the occasional weirdo supreme. my absolute tops is unwrapped on food network. mostly because of mark summers (double dare!)
some of the best and worst documentaries have been the ones we've rented or seen in the theatre. i loved bra boys, but really i could've done without american meth or american bullrider. LOL - those were his picks.
yep - this is the stuff i think about on a friday night :)
just for kicks - click here to view Swoosh: Inside Nike