Monday, September 28, 2009

HUGO BOSS Grand Opening Party with DETAILS magazine

This Thursday night DETAILS magazine debuts the new BOSS store from 6:00-8:30 at Bellevue Square and you're invited. To be added to our guest list please RSVP to:

What's in store that night? DJ "Risk One" from the famous Scratch DJ Academy in NY will be there while you sip Redhook brews and Kim Crawford wines. Play roulette for cool prizes including $500-$1000 Boss shopping sprees, gift certificates to Dahlia Lounge, Spur Gastropub, and Tavern Law, plus an overnight stay at the Westin.

The new HUGO BOSS store is located at 575 Bellevue Square. Visit to register to receive exclusive info on HUGO BOSS and for a chance to win a $1,000 Hugo Boss wardrobe.

Part of Bellevue's Fashion Week, come on Thursday, ready to get your photo taken and to check out some great new fashions. RSVP required to this invitation-only event. Email us with questions!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Glamour Magazine's Vitamin G Invites Folks to Share Smiles with Better Because

We're gettin' our own Friday afternoon happy on, because Glamour mag Health and Fitness blogger Sarah Jio wrote about Better Because. Jio invites, "Let's Start Our Own Happiness Project: What Little Things Make You Happy? Share!

Share the little things that make you happy--your simple little everyday mood boosters! And, if you need a little boost of happiness yourself, read the comments for some inspiration...

My list:
*Clean sheets on my bed. (As it turns out, there's some truth behind the claim that a made bed increases your happiness!)
*Zinnias--my new favorite flower!
*Cooking in my kitchen with jazz, a glass of wine, and my boys (husband, toddler and baby) playing in the distance--life doesn't get much better.
*Napping children.
*Stationary (like these cute envelope labels I found recently). I'm a total nut about stationary.
What's on your happy list? Let's inspire each other, shall we?

P.S. You have to check out the super-cute efforts of two women, Cathy Haffner and Ginny Hutchinson who have launched on their site, Better Because, a "Smile Campaign." The goal? To gather smiles (well, photos of them) from each of the world's 192 countries.Too cute!"

Thanks Sarah and hey everyone, won't you go to to share your smiles?!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

calling all women with great inventions

We're excited to be partnering with a smart Pacific Northwest gal, Melinda Knight, who traveled to Chicago recently, getting up the nerve to audition her invention for Kelly Ripa's new TLC show about women inventors and their creations. Melinda's invention? A tray that'll hold your laptop while you're multitasking on a recumbent bike at the gym. She practically turned herself into a human pretzel getting a prototype made for the open call.

Her audition? It went great but alas she wasn't chosen as a finalist to compete on the new show. But here's the upside. While waiting in line in Chicago, Melinda met a bevy of other inventive gals with cool creations-- all who needed the venue to sell them and the marketing know-how to really launch with a splash. Seeing a hole in the e-commerce world, where it's typically either arts-and-crafty Etsy or corporate-giant Amazon, Melinda is launching a new e-commerce site in late October made expressly for such inventors and the kind of women who want to shop for stuff made especially for them.
The eshopping site? Take a look at her pre-launch blog and let us know if you or a pal have an invention we should be showcasing and selling. We can't wait to see what you've got gals!