May 28, 2014

Find your zen this weekend at Evo

Is it just me or does a short work week feel more exhausting than a regular one? Maybe it's because we're attempting to pack 5 days worth of work into 4 business days, or maybe it's because we were spoiled with one extra day to sleep in. Either way, if you find yourself needing a little zen in your life this weekend, head to Evo in Fremont for a relaxing in-store yoga session. Taking place on Sunday, June 1st at 9:30am, the hour-long practice is designed for all ages/ levels and will be taught by one of my favorite instructors, Yogalife's Frances Hammond.

Tickets are $10 and can be applied to an in-store purchase the day of the event. In stock now Evo has a great selection of activewear from brands like Lucy, PrAna, Sanuk, Burton, The North Face, Patagonia and Volcom.

Space is limited. Get your tickets online now. Event sponsors include PrAna and Colombia Gorge Organics.

What: OM at Evo

When: Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at 9:30am

Where: Evo 3500 Stone Way, Seattle, WA 98103

Tickets: $10

May 24, 2014

In case you missed it: 5 takeaways from Pine & 14th Family Day

If you didn't make it out to the Pine & 14th Family Day today on Capitol Hill please know you were missed. But don't worry. We ate extra astrologically themed cookies from Dianne's Delights on your behalf and penned a short recap of 5 things you need to know about the party. 

#1- Photo fans (myself included) got a chance to nerd-out on Polaroid cameras and film in the Impossible Project's Silver Shade Airstream parked outside Rare Medium as part of their nationwide tour. In 2008 The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production plan in the Netherlands and started to invent and produce new instant film for old Polaroid cameras. They even make hardware including the Impossible Instant Lab while lets you transform digital images on your iPhone into Polaroids. Insider tip: Get your own Impossible Instant Lab at Rare Medium on Capitol Hill.

#2- Bootyland Kids is a great place to shop for toys and clothing for kids. Since 1995 this Capitol Hill boutique has been the go-to place for eco-conscious moms who are looking for organic apparel for babies and kids (up to youth size 12), toys, all-natural beauty products and even amber teething necklaces. Insider shopping tip: This is a great place to shop locally for Seattle-based Kate Quinn Organics.

#3- Representing one half of The AstroTwins, local author and celebrity astrologer Tali Edut lives here in Seattle on Capitol Hill. The Pine & 14th Family Day event marked the local launch of Momstrology, the fourth book she's written with her twin sister Ophira. This is an incredibly insightful and easy to read parenting guide that can be used to decode kid behavior based on birth date. Insider tip: There's a reason this book is a best seller on Amazon. Not only does it make a great gift for moms (hello summer baby showers!), it's a priceless guide for anyone who is interested in understanding more about their own astrological sign.  This book is also available locally at the Pacific Place Barnes & Noble.

#4- Well the good news is, should you ever find yourself in an emergency situation on Capitol Hill you are in good hands. The friendly team at Seattle Fire Station #25 on Pine street had a great time showing kids around the station and letting them take pictures on the trucks. Look closely in this pic and you can see the disco ball that hangs from the ceiling above one of the trucks. The disco ball was apparently rescued from a night club that was being shut down on the hill. #onlyoncapitolhill

#5- Last but not least, the Pine & 14th Family Day event would not have been possible without help from our sponsors including Seattle Metropolitan magazine, Dianne's Delights, Nuflours, and Talking Rain. We also want to give a big thank you to everyone who helped us spread the word about this community event including The Capitol Hill Blog, SkinnyPurse, Fresh Jess, Style Logical, An Emerald City Life and BellingFAM.

Please visit to view event photos.

May 14, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Wear Wednesday featuring deRosairo

The next Wear Wednesdays event is taking place tonight at the W Seattle. Come meet designer Nishika de Rosairo and view her namesake collection of womenswear for Fall/Winter 2014 that pushes the boundaries of luxury and architectural design. This is a complimentary event in the W Seattle Living Room with happy hour food and drink specials provided by Trace bar.

What: Wear Wednesdays ft. de Rosairo
When: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Where: W Seattle 1112 Fourth Ave.
Time: 5:30-7:30pm

May 13, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Dior & I

Fashion Fans: Don't miss the new film Dior & I screening this weekend at the Seattle International Film Festival. View behind the scenes footage of Dior's Creative Director, Raf Simons, filmed in 2012, as he prepares his first haute couture collection for the iconic brand. The film will be shown at various theaters in the Seattle area May 17th - 22nd. Tickets start at $12. Learn more at


May 12, 2014

Save the Date: Pine & 14th Family Day on Capitol Hill

The AstroTwins will be making an appearance at Rare Medium on Capitol Hill, Saturday, May 24th from 10am-3pm to promote the launch of their newest book Momstrology. Come meet the twins in person, get a free mini astrology reading, satisfy your sweet tooth with treats by Dianne's Delights and NuFlours and enjoy family-friendly activities at other businesses on the block including Bootyland Kids, Aria Salon, The Project Room, Moxi Salon and more! For a full line-up of the Pine & 14th Family Day activities visit This is a free event that is open to the public. Bring your families and come enjoy a fun day out on the hill!

May 9, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family Party- tonight

Queen Anne's favorite neighborhood boutique, Queen Anne Dispatch is hosting their semi-annual Friends & Family event on Friday, May 9th from 6-10pm. Stop by for 20% off your purchase (all day), music by DJ Mullet, refreshments, light bites, and more. This is a great opportunity to shop for all your spring must-haves including dresses, jewelry, accessories, gifts and even last minute Mothers Day Gifts (Mothers Day is May 11th!). Queen Anne Dispatch stocks a variety of stylish labels including BB Dakota, Olivine Atelier, French Connection, Mavi, Coobie, Butter London, Hanky Panky and more. Special announcement: JoeyBra will be making their Queen Anne debut at the Friends & Family event. Stop by to meet the team and learn more about this amazing Seattle-based brand that is perfect for outdoor summer concerts, travel, working out, playing sports and more!

Queen Anne Dispatch
2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. 
Seattle, WA 98109

What: Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family Event

When: Friday, May 9th, 2014 from 6-10pm

Where: Queen Anne Dispatch 2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

Why: Because you love to shop local and getting 20% off your purchase helps sweeten the deal. Oh and did we mention DJ Mullet? Check out his website for a pretty awesome pic of Mullet in his full glory wearing a green leotard. (We can't make this stuff up)

May 4, 2014

5 Mothers Day Gifts from 5 Local Designers

Mothers Day is less than a week away. If you want to give mom a gift she'll love and support local designers, this list is for you! Take a look at our top local picks for stylish moms in Seattle.

The Open Stitch rectangle popover by Issaquah-based cashmere designer Paychi Guh is a perfect everyday basic for moms who want covet versatile pieces that will remain be part of their wardrobe for many years to come. Available in a latte/ivory colorway as pictured, or navy/grey, this gorgeous top can literally be "popped over" to change the shape of the neckline.

For moms who look to accessories to quickly pull an outfit together, the Casbah earrings by White Space jewelry make a gorgeous gift that she will absolutely love. Made from 14k gold vermeil these earrings are handmade in the USA.  White Space designer Khadijah Fulton's picks for Mothers Day were recently featured in this gift guide round-up by Seattle Met.

The Blanca collection for Spring '14 from designer Cameron Levin is now available at Butch Blum. These black chiffon pants tie at the waist and have a nude stripe detail on the lower leg just above the ankle. Great for working moms who want to look stylish on a summer day at the office, these pants pair perfectly with a silk white tee or tank. Add a blazer to finish the look.

For moms who deserve to be pampered this year, Mere Basics has a special cashmere gift set that is guaranteed to please even the pickiest moms. Made of 100% pure cashmere, the Mere Basics gift set features a cap sleeve short sleeve top and coordinating cashmere shorts, perfect for light-weight layering on a cold day, or lounging around the house.

If the mom on your Mothers Day shopping list loves bold fashion statements, local line Gutanga has the perfect pair of pants that not only look good, they support a great cause too. The entire line is made in the USA and a portion of every sale goes to supporting children's education in Rwanda.

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