Monday, June 30, 2014

Celebration for Opening of Hot Stove Society at Hotel Andra

Last Friday night was a celebration to remember. It was a party at the Hotel Andra marking their 10 -year anniversary, the opening of Tom Douglas's new cooking school,  the "Hot Stove Society",  as well as the unveiling of a terrific remodel which will accommodate the school and Andra's stylish new bar and swanky event space.

The exciting new cooking school will be opening in July and classes will be taught by Tom Douglas Restaurant chefs, visiting chefs and authors. Student will enjoy a bright, sleek industrial space with butcher block and stainless steel (see photo below).

The class schedule starting July 12 with "Unleash the Unami" with chef
Eric Tanaka. Other fun classes in July range
from " The Mornin' After" and "Chop it Like its Hot"
All classes are accompanied with well chozen
boozy cocktails.

Guests have the option and are encouraged
to stay at the well appointed and
sleek Hotel Andra.

Other highlights of the evening were a luge serving ice cold vodka and Aquavit. Of course, catering was done by Tom Douglas. (below)

All and all a wonderful night to celebrate with Hot Stove Society and Hotel Andra. I know that I will definitely be trying out one of these classes this summer!

For more information for to

Little plates of goodness!

Amazing sleek chandelier in the new event space.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kate Moss, Topshop Collection Hits Nordstrom Today

Run! Don't walk! The Kate Moss Top Shop collaboration hits Nordstrom stores today. The widely awaited collection includes 61 pieces that re-create Kate's most iconic looks. The collection includes everything - a yellow Prada dress she wore to a cocktail party,  a metallic blouse, boho tops and the pajama look. I will be heading downtown tomorrow to check out this collection!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Posh New Downtown Seattle Condominiums

Specializing in downtown condos, I have to tell you about this new modern and sophisticated building I am really excited about, The Insignia. As of last week there has been 100 pre-sales. This community is two 41 story buildings located at 2301 6th Ave. Great location, one and 2 bedrooms, amazing finishes and views. For more details or a tour contact me!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Seattle's Revolutionary Arts Access Program For Teens

I am always looking for ways to provide my children with more culture here in Seattle. (Especially when summer is just around the corner). I ran across this wonderful organization called TeenTix founded by the Seattle Center.This organization provides teens ages 13 to 19 with a pass for $5.00 tickets to several theatres, museums, The Seattle Symphony, The Northwest Ballet and more. In fact, there are currently 53 art organizations participating in the program. For more information and to get your pass click on the link ....

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fashion Friday, Sarah Jessica Parker New Shoe Line and Rebecca Minkoff

Last Friday I headed down to our Nordstrom's flagship store with my friend Sheila. We headed first to the Salon shoe department where they were launching Sarah Jessica Parkers new shoe line collaborated with Manolo Blahniks CEO. (shown above) . I was impressed. The shoes were priced in the $300 range, half the price of Manolos. They had that soft feeling soul and gorgeous sleekness of Blahniks. The most charming fun accent the shoes had that I loved, were that each shoe has

a wonderful small strip of grograin ribbon placed perfectly on the back of each shoe. This charming detail comes from her childhood memory of having worn ribbons in hair.

SJP will be actually making a personal appearance at Nordstrom's flagship store March 5th.

Next, I headed over to the Rebecca Minkoffs personal appearance where they were serving small lovely treats and sips. I got a chance to chat with Minkoff  She really was lovely. I love her line of bags but she had on some fun eye catching shoes on and told me about her line of shoes!
 Here is my Minkoff purchase. A fun little wristlet that she signed on the back! All and all a great day!

Seattle's Ryans Lewis Buys a Mansion in Magnolia

Looks like all those rumors are true! Macklmore's side kick Ryan Lewis purchased the previous Elgin home in our very own neighborhood of Magnolia. Welcome to Magnolia Mr. Lewis I would love to give you a tour of our little village! Although you will have to leave the village to find a thrift shop.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Finally the wait is over. If you haven't heard Zara opened last week February 13th to the public. I am so excited to have this chic Spain based retailer in our city. I already see a couple jackets that I will be purchasing for spring! Zara is located at 400 Pine Street in the Westlake center!