CLOSED: CONTEST: Urban Unveiled

NOTE: This contest has closed. Congrats to our winner, Juli C!

Tickets still available – follow link, below.


There’s a swanky cocktail party & wedding show coming to town: Urban Unveiled! Here’s your chance to win two tickets to the event, taking place at Benaroya Hall on Wednesday, October 12th at 6pm.


Back for it’s sixth show, Urban Unveiled will feature Luly Yang’s 2012 Bridal Collection.  Luly Yang’s designs can be see in the windows outside of the Fairmont Olympic and are phenomenal. You can bet this creative designer has some jaw-dropping new designs to share!


50 premier wedding vendors will also be present for this celebratory event. From Urban Unveiled: “We have invited each participant to join us at this event because we truly believe that they excel at what they do.  We are confident that we have selected visionaries who are guaranteed to please you with their creativity, personality and style.”

Thanks to Glamspoon and Urban Unveiled for this giveaway opportunity.

Enter the contest:


1) post a comment on this blog post 

(check back Monday after 5pm for the winner’s name)




2) Tweet              I want to win tickets to @urbanunveiled from @keridwyn! 

(be sure to include the link when tweeting)


You can enter either way, or enter both ways for an extra chance to win!


Tickets start at just $35. Don’t wait to see who wins – buy your tickets now and gift your prize to a friend if you win!


Nanda: Comedic, Acrobatic “The Jacket” opens tomorrow

Discount 10/14 & 10/15: 2 for 1

Review posted 10/13:

I was first introduced to the incredibly unique, comic, acrobatic talents of NANDA at a Moisture Festival event at ACT Theatre a few years back.  This group is like no other, combining comedic moments with martial arts, dance with juggling and video projection, with pop-culture satire thrown in for good measure.  I can’t wait to see this performance Friday night at Broadway Performance Hall and wanted to let you know about it now, before I post my review after the show.

NANDA presents “The Jacket”

A Kung Faux Ninja Circus Arts Extravaganza

Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Broadway, Seattle  

October 6-23, 2011
Thursday-Sunday at 8PM

$12-$20 (Youth/Senior prices included)
$25 at the door
Online Box Office: 


Seattle October Tweetup: #MelvitaSea

Don’t miss #MelvitaSea at Pacific Place!

RSVP & full details:

Pacific Place knows how to throw a great tweetup. On October 13th, Melvita and CRAVE are throwing a “petite fête” to celebrate Melvita’s 1 year anniversary.  
Enjoy small bites from Gourmondo Catering, organic wine from Snoqualmie, live music and more.  I personally can’t wait to meet Carla Maganinho in real life – I love connecting with her on twitter @ProductGirl. She’ll be helping people set up personal skin care regimens and we’ll all go home with some fall skin care products!

Will I see you there?

Ticket Giveaway: Saving Aimee at 5th Avenue Theatre

Note: This contest has ended: Congrats to our winner: Karianne! Thanks to all who entered!

A very unique musical, Saving Aimee, performs at The 5th Avenue Theatre September 30th – October 29th and here is your chance to win a four-pack of tickets to see this show.

A local 5th Avenue Theatre production ( Broadway caliber meets Seattle talent), this show is going to look and sound like a million bucks. With a longer preview run than most shows, this production is likely to see many changes: all the more reason to see it near the beginning and end of the run to witness the differences. If you’ve never seen a 5th Avenue show that allows for changes during the run, you’re in for a treat. The artistic team welcomes audience reviews and suggestions – it’s facinating to watch what happens to a show as the weeks go by.

Carolee Carmello takes the title lead, giving what’s said to be a spectacular performance as the story tells the tale of her “spectacular fall from grace” in a real life story about the first media superstar evangelist. 

Ed Watts (5th Avenue’s 7 Brides) is back and gorgeous in ever (in person and in voice. I’m excited to see the talented Judy Kaye live on stage and one of my personal favorite performers, Billie Wildrick.  Chuck Leggett makes his 5th Avenue debut.

Check out the videos from Spotlight Night and scroll down to find out how to enter to win tickets!

How to enter to win a four-pack of tickets to see Saving Aimee (winner chooses Sept 30th 8pm, Oct 1 8pm or Oct 2 1:30pm):

You can enter both ways:

Post a comment on this blog (check back on Wednesday after 5pm to see winner’s name)



I want to win tickets to @5thavenuetheatre’s Saving Aimee from @Keridwyn 



ArtsCrush – enter to win free tickets to Seattle arts events

ArtsCrush is back! ArtsCrush Free Night allows you to enter to win tickets to theatre, dance, music events and more. The Enter to Win registration is now through September 29th – visit and click Enter To Win to register.

Increase your chances of winning by attending the Arts Crush Kick-Off Fair this Sunday, September 25th from 11am – 2pm at Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall.  One of my favorite live bands, Titanium Sporkestra, will be playing at 10:45.

ArtsCrush also provides the community with “Date Night” two for one ticket offerings. 

Seattle Works’ SWANK Gala on Oct 1



Seattle Works is a fantastic local organization dedicated to connecting volunteers with opportunities. Now is the time for all of us to get involved in our communities and volunteer our time to help the causes that mean the most to us.  Seattle Works helps to make volunteering accessible and get people started while creating a path for increased involvement.

Saturday, October 1st, Seattle Works will be hosting SWANK, their annual fundraising gala, at Fremont Studios.  This space is incredible and this promises to be a fantastic party, with a group of fun friendly faces enjoying the night in the name of a good cause. Your contributions will support Seattle Works mission of “connecting volunteers, developing emerging leaders and inspiring dialogue.” Put on your cocktail attire and enjoy games, a “dessert dash” drinks, dinner, dancing and silent & live auctions.


Saturday, 10/1 – 6PM
Fremont Studios: 155 North 35th | Cocktail attire

Patron Table: $1500 | Table: $950 | Individual Ticket: $95


On Twitter? Follow hashtag #SWSwank

Thanks to Jess Estrada for passing along the details of this great event! 


A hundred pockets?

There are some moments in life I find myself searching for quotations online. Sometimes I’ll visit a quote site, other times, I’ll search for quotes under famous authors or philosophers names.  

Quotes help me get motivated, connect with others who experience shared emotions, give me new perspectives, inspire me or sometimes simply entertain.

I’ve recently had the desire to start a new personal blog, but have had a tough time deciding on what the subject matter would be. Two requirements would have to be: a subject I’m interested/involved in or knowledgeable about and one that is interesting to readers.

I spend a lot of time thinking about what to focus on.  

Here were some of the ideas I came up with:

  • An “Auntie” blog to connect with the “Mommy Bloggers” out there? That sounded fun. But I don’t spend every day with my nieces (though of course I’d love to see them more), and I wanted to connect with readers who don’t have kids or friends/siblings with kids. That said, I do love sharing info about family fun events!
  • Reviews on movies/TV (mostly Netflix and Hulu+)? Sure I love watching streaming TV, but is a blog dedicated only to that something I could keep up with? And how interesting would it be to read one gal’s 1 to 10 scale reviews (even though you could feel safe in knowing my posts would be spoiler free)? But sometimes, I watch something that inspires me to write. 
  • Costume and Makeup ideas? It’s true, I go to a lot of themed costumed events throughout the year, but I don’t have the budget or time to spend putting together amazing creations. Though, I do love to share a good makeup/costume tip from time to time!
  • Seattle Events? The city I live in is rich with arts, theatre, DJ nights, live music and more. That said, I’d love a blog that would be interesting to read from thousands of miles away. But, there’s so many good things happening around town, I want to get the word out (and review the occasional event, restaurant, happy hour or venue).
  • Relationships, Living and Learning? I’m certainly not one to air my emotional “dirty laundry” out on a blog for others to read. That’s not what I mean by “Relationships.” More, I’d like the opportunity to write blog posts reflecting on relationships (romantic or platonic), interpersonal dynamics, tips on living a more happy and abundant existence and elements of interest that make me stop and reflect on the life I live.  Having 100% of my posts be along these lines seemed a bit daunting, but I really love the idea of exploring these themes on a public blog.
  • Having Fun & Saving Money? On the flip side of events, there’s a lot of fun to be had while saving money. I’m a huge fan of board games, puzzles, scavenger hunts, reading. And who doesn’t like a good deal? This almost won out as the focus of my blog. However…

I took a look at this list and realized, all these interests were just part of a whole that makes up me. I’d already decided to leave the Social Media news to my business blog and give myself a rest in this space, but which of these subjects should I choose.

Then I came across the quote, once again, from Nietzsche: “When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.”  I realized: I didn’t need to pick just one pocket. I could share the contents of many and create a vibrant blog.

If you’re reading this in the future, I’d love to hear feedback on what type of posts are your favorites, what you’d like to hear more or less of or any other thoughts you have! If you’re reading this closer to my post date, please share with me what subjects interest you the most!