Thursday, October 30, 2008

Seeing RED: great stuff from howard, bono, don (and you kim!)

Starbucks has teamed-up with Project RED, fronted by our fave Irishman of all time Bono, for a holiday beverage campaign with true meaning.
It's got more legs than the "just in time for the holidays" saint bernard campaign.
Ah, I show my age.
Way to go Starbucks!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Groovy Girls and Moms, Get Set to Party at the Palace Ballroom Tomorrow After School

Darling Victoria Pericon (aka “The Savvy Mommy” who you may have seen in her many appearances on 400+ TV stations nationally) asked us to get the word out about a fun little fete for moms and daughters tomorrow, at the fabulous Palace Ballroom downtown. Reservations are required for this afternoon soiree, so be sure to call in soon. (The event was mentioned on Daily Candy today so it may fill-up quickly).

Here’s the scoop:

Where: Palace Ballroom. 2100 Fifth Street, Seattle.

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2008. 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (registration from 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm).

How Much: Free for You!

What You’ll Enjoy: Moms and daughters who are fans of Groovy Girls dolls will enjoy fun activities like bracelet making, pin the bow on the doll, temporary tattoos, frame decorating and hair styling. Bring a camera for photo opportunities and get set to have some fun in the swank Palace Ballroom. Cupcakes and treats will be served. And you’ll walk home with a gift bag filled with $50 worth of Groovy Doll goodies. Can’t beat that!

Being mom to two boys, I won’t be there. But feel free to share the word and have pals drop me an email with any questions at

photo of victoria complements of the groovy girls website

Friday, October 24, 2008

Spur Gastropub: November 10 wine dinner

Spur’s wine dinner with Cor Cellars is Monday, November 10 at 7 pm. Luke Bradford (owner and winemaker of the Columbia Gorge’s Cor Cellars) will be there with Spur chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough.

Expect four wines, a dessert cocktail incorporating Cor, and five courses of local, seasonal ingredients like Blue Hubbard Squash, Pork Belly, Flagoulet Beans, Apples and Plums. Wines include:

Cor Cellar’s Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Pinot Gris- Gewurztraminer 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Momentum 2006

Cor Cellars produces high-end Bordeaux reds and whites, Alsatian style Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. The Lyle, Washington estate vineyard farms organically and focuses on corkless closures— becoming one of the first Washington wineries to use glass stoppers.

Spur’s the intimate, urban gastropub located in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. The Seattle Weekly’s restaurant reviewer Jonathan Kaufman “had a holy-shit response to much of Spur's food, both in terms of presentation and flavors.” And Braiden Rex-Jones (Pike Place Market best selling cookbook author, and wine and food contributing writer for the Seattle Times) described Spur’s 21 and over restaurant as “stellar”.

Price: $85.00 per person, excluding tax and gratuity
Call 206/728-6706 to purchase your place at the dinner, space is limited

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Trusera's Member Michele Hyra Tells Her Health Story: Breast Cancer

One of the biggest rewards of late has been collaborating with an old Starbucks cohort, Jennifer Schorsch and her hubby Keith, on a new project they are launching- spurred by their personal journey battling Keith’s Lyme Disease… a disease that truly wracked Keith’s body and their family’s life.

A former executive at Amazon (in the early days), Keith’s experience led him to launch Trusera, an online community centering on people helping one another through life’s health journeys through shared stories, knowledge and wisdom. The online health community he launched this summer is found at . (It was mentioned in a New York Times article just last week, thanks to the referral of a fan in the Health Blog community- yahoo!) Autism and Breast Cancer are two communities already buzzing along with wonderful people sharing at Trusera.

Beginning this week Trusera is introducing a Just One series of their members. Michele Hyra is our first featured gal—and what a great woman she is!

I’d love to invite you to join Trusera and especially to share your own health story and knowledge if you feel inspired after watching Michele’s story unfold. (It can be as easy as posting questions and tips, or cutting-and-pasting any health related content from your own website, blog etc. for sharing with others.) It’s quite simple and meaningful.

Oh, and yes, share Michele’s video with others. In doing so, you’ll help us get the word out to more folks about Trusera. Thank you!