Apr 21, 2015

Rock the Detox

Do crave sugar? Do you have a glass of wine with dinner every night? Is it time for a detox?

Join skin care expert Kari Gran, Dr. Christine Schaffner of Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa, nutrition expert Heather Christo and Pure Barre's Sami Sweeney as they share their insight on how to create a healthy lifestyle through beauty and wellness. The Rock the Detox event on April 30th will also include a panel discussion, small bites + clean cocktails, free B-12 shots from Bella Fiore, and a fitness demo by Pure Barre. This is a complimentary event but space is limited so RSVP no later than April 24th if you plan to attend. If you've been thinking about doing a "spring clean" on your lifestyle this is the event for you. Guests will have fun while learning how to achieve a healthy lifestyle and walk away with tools and strategies on how to make it happen. See you there!

What: Rock the Detox

When: Thursday, April 30th from 5:45-9pm

Where: Distillery Lofts (South Lake Union) 1735 Westlake Ave. N. Seattle, WA

RSVP: springclean@duopr.com

Apr 16, 2015

Gray magazine presents "The Sorrento Sessions"

Gray magazine recently kicked off The Sorrento Sessions, a five-part series of panel discussions featuring talented designers and creative thinkers in the Northwest. The first sold-out session took place on April 9th and featured architect George Suyama, Bellevue Arts Museum curator Jennifer Navva Milliken, and furniture designer Brent Comber among others. In partnership with the Interior Design Show West, The Sorrento Sessions encourage creative conversations for trade and design enthusiasts. The next event, "Remix Culture & Cross-Disciplinary Design" is taking place on May 5th and will include a panel discussion highlighting bright design stars in the region who will share their experience crossing into unexpected design territories and shed light on why this practice will soon become the new standard.

What: The Sorrento Sessions "Remix Culture & Cross-Disciplinary Design"

When: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 from 6-8pm

Where: Sorrento Hotel 900 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

Tickets: $10 via EventBrite

Apr 14, 2015

Calling all #WomenthatDo

I'm excited to share that Seattle-based BEVEE bags recently highlighted me as part of their #WomenthatDo campaign that features inspiring women who are working, thriving and giving back to their communities. Sasha Muir, founder of BEVEE, designed the collection with working women in mind, knowing that a functional, convertible clutch was the perfect compliment to a fast-paced lifestyle. The BEVEE bags moves with women throughout their day allowing them to convert the bag from a clutch to a crossbody in a click. Other women who have been profiled include Katrina Koo of The Demure Muse and Joanna Lord of Porch.com. I'm thrilled to be part of a stylish and engaging conversation that encourages #WomenthatDo to keep moving, shaking and making things happen. In the post you'll find my favorite tips for being productive, a few tweetables to share, the advice I would have given to my younger self and of course, my favorite BEVEE bag from the collection. >> Read the full story on BEVEE.com 

Apr 12, 2015

JJ Caprices to host Global Style Trunk Show at Hotel Max

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th and now is the time to start thinking about the perfect gift. Fortunately for you, Jennifer Jedda of JJCaprices.com has curated a gorgeous assortment of global jewelry that is just right for the occasion. Her latest buying trip took her to Paris, Rome, Scotland, Sicily and Turkey, and she's hand-selected incredible pieces just for this event. Come meet Jen is person, check out her new arrivals, see pics from her travels and get a jump start on your Mother's Day shopping. 

JJ Caprices Global Style Trunk Show

Saturday, April 25th 2015 from 4-6pm

Hotel Max 620 Stewart St. Seattle, WA 98101

Because you have wanderlust and shopping the curated selection of jewelry from around the globe is the only thing that will hold you over until your next trip. 

Good to Know:
Happy Hour pricing from Miller's Guild will be available for event guests from 4-5pm

Apr 8, 2015

Elizabeth Roberts featured in Lucky Shops

Local love is the best kind

Local line Elizabeth Roberts is getting some major love this week. One of the floral anorak coats from her line was featured in a Lucky Shops story titled "23 Killer Rain Coats you'll actually want to wear". The jacket was also featured by Hollywood style blogger and stylist Elshane of Elshane's World. The blonde beauty wore the Elizabeth Roberts coat during a spring style shoot for her site. 
To learn more about the line or shop for a spring coat of your own, visit Elizabeth Roberts online at www.elizabethroberts.us 

Apr 6, 2015

Wear Wednesdays to feature Seattle designer Brian Cuddy

Join the W Seattle for the monthly Wear Wednesdays style series this Wed. 4/8 featuring Seattle designer Brian Cuddy. Known for his colorful graphic prints, Brian is a former Design Director from Nordstrom and his namesake line was showcased at Bellevue's Independent Designer Runway Show last fall. Guests will enjoy happy hour pricing throughout the event from TRACE Bar and 20% of all proceeds from food and beverage will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign in support of marriage equality. Bring a friend and come enjoy this stylish night out on the town.

What: Wear Wednesdays at the W featuring Brian Cuddy

When: Wednesday, 4/8 from 5-7pm

Where: W Seattle 1112 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Why: Because you love fashion and revel at the chance to mix and mingle with fashion colleagues and friends.

Cost: This is a complimentary event.

For a live stream of event photos and updates follow @WSeattle on Instagram!

Apr 3, 2015

5 spring trends and where to buy them locally

Spring is officially here and now is the time to stock up on seasonal must-haves from Seattle's best designers and boutiques. Here's a look at our top 5 favorites for the season. 

// Pretty Pastels //
Sorbet-inspired colors are "in" for spring '15 as seen on the runway at shows like Alice + Olivia and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Soft pinks, purples and pistachino colors are an easy way to incorporate delicate pastels into your wardrobe. If the thought of wearing full pastels is intimidating, opt for a pastel colored bag instead, like the Continental Clutch from Seattle-based BEVEEshown above.

// Perfectly Perf //
This season I'm smitted by anything and everything perforated. This trend started out in the athleisure space and has quickly taken over just about every fashion category you can imagine including bags, skirts, tops, dresses and even outerwear. Keep it simple with a pair of easy flats by Seattle-based Dolce Vita (pictured above) available locally at Moorea Seal. Pair these with jeans for a laid-back spring look.

// The New Bohemian //
Versatile and easy to wear, the new crop of boho-inspired dresses for spring are an absolute must for your seasonal shopping list. Available in crisp cottons, soft silks and even lace, the boho dress is the perfect way to step out in style this spring. Shown above, the Avril dress from Tryb, available locally at ZebraClub.com

// Ornate Accessories // 
If there's one thing you splurge on this season it should be your accessories, especially if you decide to go back to the basics with your wardrobe. Ornate, embellished accessories are IN for spring '15 making it a great time to have fun with global-inspired statement jewelry, like the Turkish necklace shown above, available locally at JJCaprices.com.

// Effortless Outerwear // 
Easy pieces that can instantly pull together an entire look are essential for spring. I love this organic cotton "Tarapaulin" jacket from Seattle-based Prairie Underground. With an asymmetrical zip detail this jacket is light-weight and pairs perfectly with dresses or pants.