Here are five “pockets” that I thought y’all might appreciate this week!
Swink Style Bar & Susan Grace Skincare free event + giveaway
My client Swink Style Bar is co-hosting a free event with Susan Grace Skincare on June 2 + they’ve launched a giveaway for a free blowout and a trio of skincare products to celebrate. You can enter to win via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or all three.
My Mom, Dad, and fiancé had an incredible tasting with caterer Blue Ribbon Culinary Center this week. We’re going to try some more potential caterers for our wedding in Seattle, but this place really impressed us and is definitely on our list. The port-infused goat cheese and fig bruschetta was one of our favorites.
“Tonight You Belong to Me”
I rediscovered this gem on youtube this week of a dad and daughter singing a duet. Still one of the cutest things on the internet:
This is one of my favorite google chrome extensions. One of my bad online habits is having too many tabs open at once. With a click of a button, OneTab collects all your tabs onto one page for you to easily delete what you no longer need to view and keep the rest on the list to reference later.Total game changer!
Everytown for Gun Safety
The “Inside Amy Schumer” show introduced me to an organization called “Everytown” an organization focused on bringing together Americans to end gun violence and build safer communities. Every day, 91 Americans are killed by gun violence. Let’s work together to educate the masses and make a change.
As my friends know, I love planning ahead. Here are some fun events on my radar I thought you all might want to know about.
May 19 & 20: Very Special Episode at Jet City Improv
“Very Special Episode” is an incredibly clever improv show at Jet City Improv in the U District that has its closing weekend this Thursday and Friday, May 19 & 20. Inspired by 80s and 90s sitcom episodes that took a moment to provide us with “teachable moments,” the direction of this show is superb and the cast is incredibly talented. I know it seems like it takes a lot of effort to turn off Netflix and get off your couch, but the laughter you’ll enjoy is SO worth it, people. Also, they serve popcorn. Prepare yourself: you will probably leave the show with a crush on at least two actors. BONUS: Your ticket purchase goes to support some seriously incredible youth outreach programs. (Insert “The More You Know” music).
May 27-29: Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center
I’m so grateful for my diverse, interesting, fun, and thoughtful group of friends and followers on Facebook! Here’s some insight on some lighthearted questions.
Like your favorite or add a new one if it hasn’t already been mentioned:
Wide variety of favorite podcasts.
Favorite romantic comedies.
All time favorite movies.
What’s one thing you would do and one place you would eat in Seattle with out of town guests?
And then a question for my mom: best places in the Seattle area for chile rellenos. (I couldn’t find an appetizing photo of chile rellenos, so here’s a photo of a margarita).
As a recap, my five picks for this appearance included:
SANCA – The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts in Georgetown! Take a Flying Trapeze class or drop in on Friday’s for their Pay-Per-Flight sessions. This fantastic school also offers series and one time classes in tumbling, aerial work, gymnastics, strength training, and more for kids and adults.
The Electric Boat Company – be captain for a day! These cute duffy boats in South Lake Union fit up to 10 people. You can bring your own picnic and wine with you for a gorgeous ride on the lake with family and friends.
Olympus Spa – One of my happy places. Their Lynnwood location features different temperature hot tubs, a cold plunge, sauna, steam room, and (my favorite) multiple silent heated rooms. Don’t forget to try the bibimbap in stone pots in their Korean restaurant.
Seattle Chocolates – these are my favorite chocolates! Their “Here’s to You” flavor is Dark Chocolate Truffle with natural Turkish popping candy. Let it melt in your mouth for a delicious experience akin to pop rocks. Available at Bartell Drugs, PCC, and other shops around town.
Big Picture Theater – perfect for a date night or a fun experience with friends. This place has a total speakeasy feel to it, with comfortable little nooks to sit and chat before the show. This is a 21+ theatre. It has a fantastic bar AND you can pre-order a drink to be delivered to you during the movie. Be sure to order popcorn with white cheddar or truffle butter, served in swanky champagne buckets.
These fabulous businesses have provided gifts for me to giveaway to my readers in the coming days and weeks:
- A Gift Card to SANCA good for tuition or merchandise.
- A certificate to Olympus Spa in Lynnwood that includes a day pass, a body scrub, and a body moisturizing service. (Giveaway is now live on my blog!)
- Treats from Seattle Chocolates – perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day.
- A Movies & Martinis gift certificate from The Big Picture – includes movie passes and cocktails for two and a bucket of popcorn.
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Thanks again for checking out my segment. If there’s a business, restaurant, or experience that YOU love that you think I should feature on my blog, tell me in the comments below.
Special thanks to New Day Northwest’s host Margaret Larson, who is a true delight, great at her job, and puts her guests totally at ease. Many thanks as well to the show’s producer Joseph who was wonderful to work with.
Tomorrow, I’m appearing on New Day Northwest (King 5/NBC) to chat with Margaret Larson about five great Seattle businesses you should visit this year. In the coming weeks, I’ll be hosting some great giveaways from some of the businesses I talk about on the show. Stay tuned! You won’t want to miss these giveaways.
PLUS: I can’t reveal all the fun details yet, but later this month, I’ll be hosting a giveaway that includes two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines! I’m so excited to gift one of my readers with this fabulous prize.
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Current giveaway on now: Enter to win tickets to see “Foreverland” at Showbox in the Market.
Question: If YOU were appearing on TV this week, what Seattle businesses would you talk about? Post in the comments below or tell me on Facebook.
Images via Alaska Airlines and New Day Northwest