daily candy seattle finally got something right

i've been waiting for weeks now for something to come out of daily candy seattle edition that 1) i couldn't find anywhere else and 2) that wasn't unbelievably wack. now this is probably a little more expensive than most of you are willing to pay for an umbrella ($32 - 39) but it might be worth standing out of a sea of black totes umbrellas!

it looks like umbrella society is a U.S. company who imports their pretty designs from japan. a proceed of their profits each year goes to The Orphanage Project -so they can build orphanages for the kids of New Delhi who are in need.

i couldn't pick a favorite, so this is one of them. check out www.umbrellasociety.com for more info and to shop


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.

bobby engram foundation's walk for sickle cell - this sunday

The 3rd Annual Bobby Engram Foundation Walk for Sickle Cell

August 31, 2008
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Seward Park

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

The Bobby Engram Foundation website


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!

Healthy Parks, Healthy You - try it for $2

Seattle Parks & Recreation is hosting a slew of community center classes at the sweetheart deal of $2/class! now you have no excuse to get off that ass and WORK

Healthy Parks, Healthy You website

my peoples

** Neighborhood Blogs: What's All the Buzz About? **
Thurs Sept 4
Seattle Public Library - Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue
Registration 5:30pm
Program: 6pm
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!


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 :)

i wear eight chains

i first saw jewelry by cubannie links in the last issue of missbehave mag, who must also be huge fans of their stuff b/c they did a byline article and used cubannie to accessorize just about every fashion spread in the magazine. it's all good though. this is only for the round-the-way girl!
case in point - the tupac rosary:



steady labor day

massive monkees x undftd

do you like breakdancing?
do you love undftd? (undefeated)
well fantastic - now you can represent with a tee

snowboard connection back-to-school sale - now

get em
20% off Nikita and Billabong
Denim $50
30% off swimsuits, boardshorts, flipflops
All reg.priced clothing and shoes 10% off
Volcom tanks and shorts
20% off Shoes
15% off Denim
15% off Streetwear
15% off All completes
20% off Longboard wheels
20% off Never Summer Longboard completes
15% off all pads n helmets
10% off everything
Even sale stuff


for those of you who like to play on school nights...

i'm an old lady now but if i could i would party like it's 2080 every freakin wednesday. best night in town, no doubt!


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


who wears short shorts?

thank you seattle picks:

Summer Smooth

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

Visit: www.myjulep.com


save the date! sept 7 - live aloha!

because i love angela manke!



stuntin is a habit

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
Call: 206.351.6230
Visit: www.amybengston.com or www.alishalouise.com


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!