Giveaway: Win tickets to MoPOP’s “A Queen Within” Exhibition Opening Party

The Museum of Pop Culture (aka MoPOP – formerly known as EMP or Experience Music Project) is hosting a party this Friday, May 10 to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition “A Queen Within.”

Tickets are on sale here.

Here’s your chance to enter to win 2 tickets to the party:

First:  Comment on this blog post & tell me something you’re excited to see or do at the event.

Then: RSVP “Interested” or “Going” on the Facebook event page here (if you’re not on Facebook, let me know in your blog comment below and you’ll still be entered).

For bonus entries, you can enter on Instagram, here.

More about the event, in their own words:

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Celebrate the queen inside us all at an evening of fashion, music, and female empowerment at the opening party for A QUEEN WITHIN: ADORNED ARCHETYPES.

This immersive fashion exhibition examines notions of feminine identity through more than 100 pieces of avant-garde fashion, photography, and video.

SONIC CELEBRATION
Grace Love and The Dirty Church will treat guests to a live set filled with epic vocals, groovy bass, and perfect brass. Witness fashion in action with curated music video blocks. Take your turn on the dance floor with DJ sets throughout the night.

MEMORIES OF MONARCHS
In the intimate JBL Theater, hear storytelling group She Is FIERCE tell tales of finding the queen within themselves.

BEYOND THE RUNWAY
Express your imagination with an artist-led participatory activity focused on the creative process of fashion design, and cap the night with a snapshot in our immersive photo op.

Organized by Barrett Barrera Projects. Curated by MUSEEA.

(Also, I hear that Filthy Fem Corps will also be performing and they are awesome!)

 

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About the exhibition:

Explore how contemporary fashion designers engage with feminine archetypes through more than 100 pieces of fashion, contemporary photography, and video.

Using the six personality types of a queen — Sage, Enchantress, Explorer, Mother Earth, Heroine, and Thespian — designers like Alexander McQueen, Selam Fessahaye , Ashish, Chromat, Gypsy Sport, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, and Iris van Herpen use their work to create a space for contemplating the relationship between dress, society, and our shared history.

A Queen Within highlights a broad range of designers—from the internationally famous to the currently emerging—resulting in a deep inquiry into the diverse nature of the feminine. Gowns, wigs, shoes, and photographs are presented in immersive environments rich in symbolism, inviting visitors to peer into the private worlds of deeply powerful figures.

Giveaway ends 5/7/19 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. All local and state rules apply. Giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.

 

Image 1: Installation view Ashish, Keta Gutmane and Vivienne Westwood, Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects & RKL Consulting and Vivienne Westwood, Photo: Josh Brasted.

Image 2: A Queen Within Installation view David Lachapelle, Alexander McQueen,
& Omar Victor Diop. Photo Roman Alokhin

 

Giveaway: I DO Sodo on February 12

I Do Sodo” is the newest wedding show in town and here is your chance to win 2 tickets! The event’s shuttle will whisk you around SODO, touring 8 venues and 100+ vendors.

 

About the event:

“I Do Sodo, Seattle’s newest wedding show returns to give couples, their friends and families an opportunity to experience stylized venues designed by top wedding planners. On Sunday, February 12, 2017, take a tour through the historic Sodo neighborhood and experience what happens when industrial is chic and elegance has an edge.

Our eight venues all possess architectural charm and unique details. The neighborhood blends metal, concrete and wood, new and old materials and modern and vintage construction. Each venue has its own history, its own tale to tell, just as you two do. The planners will assemble their team of premier wedding professionals, including caterer, florist, musician, photographer and stationer plus many more. You’ll meet and experience a variety of industry experts at each location to find the perfect fit for you and your special day. Spend the afternoon saying I Do in Sodo!”

Read on to learn how to enter to win 2 tickets.

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You can enter to win 2 tickets on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter:

On Facebook:

  1. RSVP “Interested” or “Going” on the I Do SODO Facebook event page.
  2. Post on the event wall “I want to win 2 tickets from seattlepockets.com!”

On Twitter:

  1. Retweet this tweet and follow @keridwyn.

On Instagram:

  1. Follow @idosodo and @keridwyn
  2. Follow directions on my Instagram post here.

Giveaway ends 2/8/17 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Winner will be contacted 2/9/17.

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GIVEAWAY: Seattle Bride’s Urban Unveiled is Sunday

I’m excited to check out all the wonderful vendors that will be participating in this Sunday’s Seattle Bride’s Urban Unveiled event at the Fairmont Olympic.

My pal Clea of Crimson Haze Event Lighting let me know about the event—seems like the perfect place for a bride-to-be to go! I’m excited to check out caterers, vehicle options, event rentals (linens), DJs, photo booths and much more. Brandon and I already have our venue and awesome photographer—more on her later—confirmed, but we still have so much fun things to plan.

Want to win a pair of tickets to attend? You can enter via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter:

On Facebook? RSVP “Interested” or “Going” on the Facebook event page, then comment on the giveaway post on my Facebook page.

On Twitter? Click here to tweet about the giveaway.

On Instagram? Visit the giveaway post for instructions.

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Giveaway ends 11:59pm Pacific Time, Thursday 9/29/16. Winner will be contacted on Friday.

Five Pockets (Fall trends, Block Party, Summer tunes, Happy Hour & a great book)

Here are five “pockets” that I thought you all might enjoy:
South Lake Union Block Party
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Save the date for the South Lake Union Block party on Friday, August 12! Enjoy live music, “best burger in SLU” competition, Brave Horse Tavern beer garden and more. Facebook event page here.

Fashion trend: Geometric Jewelry! 
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Jewelry by bonnyrabbitboutique on etsy

We still have plenty of summer to enjoy, but fall fashion trends are coming out. I’m excited to see more geometric jewelry around—a look I can’t get enough of. Fashion trend forecasts expect to see more 80s comebacks, silvers and golds, and nautical overcoats (that reminds me, I need to find a good fall coat).

Chef Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok Vietnamese Wing Happy Hour
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Legendary Portland chef (and two-time James Beard award winner) Andy Ricker (who I first was introduced to at Matt’s in the Market “Planes, Trains & Traveling Chefs” dinner) will be at Whole Foods in South Lake Union on August 5 from 5–7 pm. Enjoy Pok Pok’s sticky-sweet jumbo wings at $6 per order of three wings (first 250 orders will receive a free Pok Pok Som Soda.)
 
Summer beach playlist
This summer is all about beach days for me (mostly Madison Park Beach and Alki). Check out some great beach tunes here and add your own!
Recent Read
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I thoroughly enjoyed “Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders,” a novel told from the perspective of different women in three generations of one family. What great books have you read lately? Check out my latest reads on Goodreads.

Chiho Aoshima, Smash Putt, Spam Musubi & Costume Parties

In May, I was able to explore Seattle and enjoy life in the following ways:

I walked up the water tower at Volunteer Park to enjoy the view (after catching my breath – so many stairs!)

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Experienced the awesome Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of the World exhibition at the Asian Art Museum. I loved this show so much and am definitely going back.

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Image: “City Glow” (detail) by Chiho Aoshima, visitsam.org/chiho.

Stopped smell the flowers at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Introduced Morgan to my favorite dumpling place, Din Tai Fung in University Village. Their green beans are awesome.

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Sang out with friends at Kate’s karaoke birthday party at Rock Box.

Hit up Smash Putt for a second time (wacky mini-golf! I think the Foosball one was my favorite)

Got a gold star from my dentist for brushing – no cavities! (If you’re looking for an awesome dentist, check out Dr. Sebek and tell her Keridwyn sent you.)

Watched “Far from the Madding Crowd” with some friends at Pacific Place. If you like Downton Abbey, you’ll probably enjoy this film.

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Met Juvi’s new cat Niko. Meow.

Was unimpressed with dinner at Mamnoon – love getting mana’eesh za’atar to go at lunch but won’t be back there for dinner again. Bummer.

Enjoyed spam musubi and coconut shave ice from Marination ma kai with B, Paul and Erin after a short visit to Alki beach.

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Supported Opulent Temple by attending the White Party fundraiser.

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Photo by Noelle Smithhart

Celebrated my mom and sister in law for Mother’s Day.

Saw Jasper in Deadland at The 5th Avenue Theatre. I loved so many moments of this show – it has true potential but there were a few numbers and bits I think need cutting or adjusting before it really takes off.

Modeled for a photo shoot for Goodwill and City Arts. (I’ll share when it’s out!)

Took Brandon on a surprise date to see Janeane Garofalo, who is awesome live!

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Decided bikinis shouldn’t be just for the skinny minnies and bought myself a two piece.

Created a character, “Celeste Giobadi,” at a Space themed costume party.

Was unimpressed by Serious Pie on Capitol Hill. Did they change their crust recipe? Where did the salt go?

Books I read:

Left Neglected. From the author of Still Alice. Loved it!

Big Little Lies – decent beach read

Shows I enjoyed:

The Jinx. So addicting and well done.

Zappos.com pop-up shop at Westlake Center June 20 and 21 – Father’s Day Weekend

I’m a big fan of Zappos.com – great prices and totally convenient. On June 20 and 21, they’re bringing some products to their “Pop Up Pop Shop” at Westlake Center in Downtown Seattle.

Swing by 11am – 6pm both days to shop for Father’s Day inspired gifts, enjoy hot dogs from Dante’s Inferno food truck, a social photo activation, putting green (with golf-pros that can help give you tips) and the chance to win tickets to the big golf match on Sunday. Based on my score from mini-golf with friends this last weekend, I better take some notes!

Check out some Zappos.com men’s fashion on their Pinterest board.

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Pretty sure my dad would rock these shirts…especially the peach one on top! Photo via Instagram.com/zappos.

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Is your pop a pocket square guy? Photo via instagram.com/zappos.

Photo from past Zappos.com pop up store

Photo from past Zappos.com pop up store

 
Disclosure: Zappos.com provided me with a gift card for this post, but I only share content I think readers will enjoy! All opinions are my own.

A North Face coat changed my social life this winter

I was given a North Face coat to review! SO Seattle! When the days are short and the rain is heavy, it’s hard to get motivated to get out of the house on winter nights in Seattle.  Going out on a cold and rainy night just got a lot easier for me, since I was gifted this North Face coat. Seriously.  You know the nights – it’s rainy, it’s cold, it’s gross out. Suddenly that Netflix instant queue starts looking a lot more appealing than trudging outside in the weather. No more deciding not to do something because I didn’t want to get cold or wet. I know I’m going to stay warm and dry with this coat.
 
Owning this coat has made me realize how many of my coats really fall short in keeping me warm! The lining of the pockets are soft (in mint color matching the coat lining which I love!) so keep my hands warm and cozy. The zipper zips all the way up to your chin – great coverage on the coldest moments. This jacket makes me want to get out hiking soon, but is cute enough to wear in the city.  I’m planning on taking it to the coast this weekend!
 

North Face coats and accessories available at Macy’s.

Disclaimer: Gigasavvy gifted me with this coat but all opinions are my own.  I’m definitely buying North Face in the future! I love this coat!

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More photos coming soon.