Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Best Selling Cookbook Author Braiden Rex-Johnson on Dishware Designer Bowles' New Book

Braiden is a best-selling cookbook author; a regular contributor to Pacific Northwest, The Seattle Times Sunday magazine; and a columnist for Wine Press Northwest and Amazon.com's Al Dente blog. In her Northwest Wining & Dining she offered a lovely recap of author and designer Rosanna Bowles' book launch this month: "Once the crowd quieted down, Rosanna thanked her daughter, Howard Schultz (yes, THE Howard Schultz of Starbucks fame, a close friend), John Granen (the photographer who followed her all over the world taking pictures of her for the book), Dr. Pepper Schwartz (well-known sociologist and Rosanna’s agent), but most of all her mother. 'My mother, who is no longer with us, was my muse and role model and the love of my life,' she said. 'All I am doing is passing along her legacy to you.'"

To read the entire article written by Rex-Jonson who is also a judge for the James Beard Foundation annual awards, please click on: http://bit.ly/d4TMT9 Thank you Braiden! Photo by Braiden.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Gayle O'Donnell's Nearlywed Radio with Preston Bailey

The Seattle wedding scene has a new resource with the only radio show dedicated to nearly weds. Gayle O'Donnell of All About Weddings & Celebrations and her co-host Greg Lowder are talking it up with experts each and every week on KKNW and recently featured event designer for the stars and royalty, Preston Bailey, who shared tips from his latest book, "Preston Bailey Celebrations". Preston's been on Oprah and has his own show “Preston Bailey Mr. Fabulous” so it really is a major coupe and testimony to Gayle's extraordinary talent as a leader in the wedding biz that Mr. Fabulous agreed to an appearance on Gayle's new show.

To hear the interview, catch up on all the shows, or see what's next pop over to

photo of a Preston Bailey wedding from InStyle.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dr. Richard Baxter in UK Observer

Why the dip in plastic surgery last year? Is it a trend that's due to the recession or is something more at play in the USA? Paul Harris' article in the Sunday London Observer featured Dr. Baxter's perspective on the recent release of the 2009 US cosmetic surgery stats. Baxter's take?

The economy did indeed cause folks to defer surgery in 2009, and rely on less expensive procedures such as Botox and fillers for another year. But let's face it, Baxter says, these less invasive procedures can only help for so long, and he is already seeing signs of a rebound this year as folks experience "frugality fatigue".

Read Paul's entire article here:

Monday, March 15, 2010

DETAILS Magazine Includes Tavern Law in JJ Goode's Bed and Breakfast Story

Writer Goode, wrote up a great piece on morning after breakfasts plus "'Day Drinking'-- the best ways to wash down your breakfast--and potentially get an A.M. party started."

He included David Nelson's "Antoinette" cocktail plus the recipe which is:

Combine 3/4 oz each of St-Germain elderflower liqueur, Strega, and freshly squeezed lemon juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake with conviction, strain into a Champagne flute, and add enough Champagne to fill. Garnish with a lemon twist. (206.322.9734; tavernlaw.com)"

Thank you DETAILS and cheers, with conviction!

The Puget Sound Business Journal mentions Rosanna's New Book!

Columnist Patti Payne shined a light on Rosanna Bowles' debut book saying, "Check out the April issue of Family Circle magazine for a nice mention of dishware queen Rosanna Bowles' new book Coming Home. Bowles is a fitting name for what she does. She stared her business in her Mountlake home more than two decades ago and has been feature done the Home Shopping Network, and in the New York Times, Harper's Bazaar and elsewhere."

Thank you Patti.
Photo at book launch party by Lori/Team Photogenic.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spencer and Braiden with Kat and Margo

It's always a treat seeing Spencer and Braiden-- she's the author of many cookbooks you likely have on your shelf plus blogs and writes about food for the Seattle Times and more. If you haven't already, do go visit Braiden at www.northwestwininganddining.com.

And to all my Oly friends, she will be doing a booksigning, discussion of food-and-wine pairing, and sample recipes from her Pacific Northwest Wining & Dining book at the Bayview School of Cooking in Olympia, Washington, on Friday, May 23, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Red Ticking will Carry Rosanna's book soon

The delightful Red Ticking shop in Madison Valley will soon be carrying Rosanna Bowles' new book, Coming Home, with photography by John Granen. Just take a look at this great photo Granen shot of Rosanna's youngest en route to the ocean from their Gearhart beach house!

To visit the Red Ticking blog, whih is a true favorite, please click on blog title above.