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!
** 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!
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
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