Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dr. Baxter Goes Futuristic in Next Month's Allure Magazine

Fast forward to beauty treatments in the future with this article in the March Allure magazine where our client Dr. Richard Baxter's tapped as a futuristic beauty expert. Fun story!

New Line of Bedding that Bed Bugs and Hot Flashes Hate: Mulberry West on NBC's San Antonio Living News Today

Mulberry West is launching a line of bedding that bed bugs hate and sleepers love. Its natural silk properties regulate a body's temperature, whether one runs hot or cold, plus there's something in it called Sericin that bed bugs really disdain (and that's inhospitable to dust mites too). Top it all off by a pure white hue that's so, so soft (nestled in 300 count cotton).

Take a look at our first media hit by clicking on blog title above: nearly five minutes on the Mulberry West collection from fabulous shop owner Cathy Haffner of Giorgio Gifts.

Thank you Cathy and WOAI TV! www.mulberrywest.net

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FOOD & WINE Magazine Picks Chefs McCracken and Tough for The People's Best New Chef Battle

Best New Chef? Indeed. If you've tasted their food, you know it- so go vote.

First they scored a spot for Spur on FOOD & WINE's coveted Go List then Conde Nast Traveler's global Hot List... followed by the nod from Gayot who named them in the Top 5 Rising Chefs in the nation. Top that by their cocktail spot Tavern Law making the top 5 secret hot spots in the world by Worth mag this month, and the Top 25 Bars by GQ Magazine in October...

We're so proud of Spur and Tavern Law Chef/Owners Dana Tough and Brian McCracken for their nomination as The People's Best New Chef. Voting takes place now through March 1st and we're depending on all supporters and friends of The Spellman Company to VOTE McCRACKEN TOUGH in the Northwest category of the award.

Thanks for showing these Chefs the love. You know we love a good, scrappy campaign. It's in our blood.

Click Blog Title above to VOTE.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tavern Law's Secret Spot Makes Worth Mag's List of the World's Top Ten (secret) Spots

The other month writer Claire Willett with Worth magazine was working on a round-up of the world's best secret hideaways for outstanding service, drinks and cuisine... plus a memorable experience for the night. And now the February / March issue has hit newstands. What a huge honor to have Chef/Owners' Brian McCracken and Dana Tough's private upstairs of Tavern Law lauded as one of the world's very best. Worth's readers are discerning high net individuals who will take this as a guide on where to visit next.

Thank you to Claire who wrote, “Walt Disney holed away with Hollywood bigwigs at Club 33. Parisian cinephiles built a cinema beneath the Trocadéro. International artists create forever hidden work in abandoned New York subway tunnels. Man’s fascination with the clandestine is strong. Today, secret places are more likely to be luxe and exclusive than dangerous or debauched. The following 10 have the additional bonus—and challenge—of being rather difficult to find. Something hidden this way lies..."

From London to South America, Sydney to Hong Kong, and straight to us here in Seattle— check out this great story on where to travel around the globe for a bit of hidden pleasure.

Photo of Nathan Weber by Bob Peterson.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Give a Little “smooch” to Someone You Love: Glassybaby Donating 10% of “smooch” Sales to Seattle Children’s This Month

We love February— between Valentine’s Day, our parent’s anniversary, Margo’s birthday and President’s Day it’s one big love fest. That’s why we’re thrilled to spread more love: in February glassbaby is donating 10% of their “smooch” glass votives sales to Seattle Children’s Family Resource Center. This quiet place is where families with precious ones being cared for at Children’s go for sleep, support, necessities, information and a little TLC.

The Spellman Company helped develop this wonderful promotion to honor and celebrate the brief life of Margo’s great-niece Charlotte Sutphen (aka “Cha Cha”) who passed away last fall. Cha Cha, her amazing mom Angie, and the rest of their luminous family spent far too many days and nights at Children’s over the course of her nine years.

We are truly blessed by such beautiful courageous souls and can’t think of a better way to share our love than with a little “smooch”

Click blog title above to read Angie's story about Cha Cha-- and visit here http://bit.ly/i2YPne to purchase your very own “smooch”.

A big “smooch” to glassbaby’s Valerie for collaborating with us to help support Seattle Children’s and to Zoe Hoffman for the fabulous photo.