Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Feb 9: Bubbly, Braiden and O List Fave Theo Chocolates with Reds from Ste Michelle

After an end-of-week glass of bubbly Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Moscato Frizzante at the club on Friday, we were thrilled to see it as the inaugural sip of what looks to be a fabulous afternoon on Feb 9th (1-3 pm). Our client Molbak's has rounded-up a delish group of enticements (O List honoree Theo Chocolates included) for their foodie, wine and chocolate event. Seating's limited to 35 and the class is already half full before being publicized, so call soon if you're interested. We're starting a "wait list" with fingers crossed that we can squeeze in another if all parties are open!

The details: Sip, Listen, Taste and Sip Again. 1-3 pm on Molbak's event stage. $45 per person. Pre-register by calling 425.398.5151.

1:00: Start off by sipping aforementioned Frizzante sparkling wine.

1:15 - 1:45: Foodie/writer Braiden Rex-Johnson will offer a glimpse into her latest book Pacific Northwest Wining and Dining, touted as a "love letter to the Northwest". Guests receive copies of the book and get to mingle with Braiden. (Did we mention we love her?)

1:45 - 3:00: A guided tasting of Ste. Michelle wines paired with Theo Chocolates. Specifically 2004 Canoe Ridge Merlot with Theo's Madagascar 65% dark chocolate; 2004 Ethos Reserve Cabernet with Theo-blended-cocoa Ghana/Panama/Ecuador, 75% dark chocolate; and 2005 Canoe Ridge Cabernet (NEW RELEASE) with Theo's Ghana 84% dark chocolate. (Congrats Theo on making this month's O List in Oprah's magazine. We're still reveling in our client Rosanna Bowle's July stint there. See the top item here if you never saw Rosanna's hit:

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Eat pizza. Gain goodwill. 2.18.08

Question: Which came first, the pizza or the H&M?
Answer: THE PIZZA.
California Pizza Kitchen's Coming to the Southcenter Area.

President's Day weekend is the time to satisfy that pizza jones while doing something good. Visit the new California Pizza Kitchen on Monday, February 18 near Southcenter and know that 100% of (dine-in) pizza sales from that day will benefit the great folks of Seattle SCORES

California Pizza Kitchen, CPK, is opening its doors to the public the week prior, on February 11. Their third Western Washington location will be at 150 Andover Park West in Tukwila. Fast fact: did you know CPK co-founder and co-CEO Larry Flax is a Husky? Indeed yes-- this former assistant US attorney turned pizza legend graduated from the University of Washington. Go Dawgs.

The nonprofit Flax and his great company are supporting, SCORES, serves 500+ kids locally in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. With teamwork as the unifying value, SCORES inspires youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of change in their communities. Come show your support Feb 18.

Kid stuff! Tomorrow Feb 2nd: Shop, buy a copy of Tara Jorgensen's new book, and help Children's Hospital

We're thrilled Red Tricycle, Seattle's Child, NWSource and KING 5 have covered our upcoming event with client/author Tara Jorgensen. Client Jody Hall of Cupcake Royale is sending over babycakes for it. Yum. Here's the scoop:

When: This Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 (10:00 am – 1:00pm)

Where: Le Petit Shoppe at 3432 NE 45th St. Seattle, WA 98105 (East of University Village near Sand Point Way. Free parking.)

What: Store opening celebration, children’s book signing, book give-away’s, goodies, and enter-to-win a children’s or maternity outfit.

There's a brand new spot to score stylish and affordable, “nearly new” children’s and maternity clothing: Le Petit Shoppe. Local moms founded this store after noticing a lack of options in the gently worn kid’s market. To celebrate the store’s opening, children’s author Tara Jorgensen will be on hand to sign copies of her book, Nina and Madison Ride the Bus in Seattle. The first 10 families who stop by will receive a free copy of this delightful children’s book which tells the tale of two winsome kids who travel the City by bus. A portion of all proceeds from book sales benefits Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center’s “Pink Polka Dot Junior Guild”.

Guests may also enter-to-win in a drawing of children’s and maternity outfits of their size and selection. Le Petit Shoppe carries nearly new clothes and small wooden toys and furniture. Inventory rotates frequently with lucky shoppers snapping-up European specialty lines such as Petite Bateau, Le Top, Catamini and favorites from Mini Boden, Hanna Andersen and more. Store phone: 206.525.0619 and email: