Raising money for Crohn’s & Colitis

On Thursday, April 24th hundreds of guests arrived at Olive 8 for the 2014 Annual Benefit Luncheon for Crohn’s & Colitis. Sandra Kim, MD presented a lively presentation on PROKIDS – discussing research and results of studies with young children with the disease. Tony Ventrella was engaging as he shared wit and widsom on living with challenging conditions no matter what the age. Mike and Ashley McCready presented the 2014 McCready Family Award to Lisa and Norm Judah; outstanding volunteers who are dedicated to helping others living with chronic illness.

I myself would like to thank CCFA for their work in the Seattle area.

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Spa Day full of surprises!

Spa Day at the Senior Center of West Seattle was full of surprises including charming goodie bags for everyone to take home.  Guests could sign up for a main/pedi by Washington Beauty School, hair trim by CoCo & Co., and massage by LaVida.  Then for some fun you could have your palms read or your astrology sign charted.  I myself enjoyed the facial by The Beauty Bar, a reiki session by West Seattle Healing Tree and had my handwriting analyzed.

The event was a fundraiser for The Center. To view the fun click here.

Community Resource Fair a success

Senior Center West SeattleThe Senior Center of West Seattle held it’s annual Community Resource Fair. Community businesses set up their displays and distributed helpful information to residents. Together over $1,000 was raised for the center and 75 hot lunches were served free of charge! As Lyle Evans, Program Cooridnator says, “It takes a village, and together, we are an awesome one!” Special thanks to Homestreet Bank, Edward Jones, Dog City, Senior Services, Sash Realty, Handyman Alvaro Blandon, Tom’s Automotive, Evergreen Health, Larner Archiving, La Vida Massage, Rebuilding Together Seattle and Gail Ann Photography.

 

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Skittles goes for $1200 at Party of the Century!

And I don’t mean a bag of skittles! Skittles, a sweet 8 week old purebred Shih Tzu puppy  found a new loving home at the Holy Rosary School Heart Auction this past Saturday.  Among other items of great interest was the “Girls Night Out at Palisades,” and a signed Pearl Jam poster for $1800.  It was a great evening of fun and high bidding – totaling over $220,000! Congratulations.

Martini’s, cigars, wild glasses anyone? View couples photos here!

Candids of the silent auction and dinner are here!

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The other side of Vegas…glitz, glamour, sparkle and kitsch!

Everyone is familiar with the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign that has been greeting visitors at the southern end of the Strip since 1959. You can now pull off and stand in line to take your photo in front of the iconic sign.

Boulder City kitsch – Southwest Diner features unique items like Santa Fe potato pancakes – YUM – even if they are green mixed with  jalapeno/cilantro/green pepper yielding just the right amount of kick! Not to mention the homemade cinnamon applesauce.

Boulder City, Nevada, just 20 miles from Las Vegas, is the perfect place to spend a day. With a quaint atmosphere and historic charm you can stroll down Main Street and peek into the shops and museums including the Flying Saucer Area 53 Museum!

Boulder City Bowl sits in its original location that first opened in 1947. It is an 8 lane center that uses over lane ball returns and still features it’s original wooden bench seats.

The Neon Museum visitors’ center is located inside the newly renovated historic La Concha Motel lobby; originally constructed in 1961  she sat next to the Riviera Hotel on the strip.

AMERICAN RESTORATION as seen on History Channel features Rick Dale and his crew at Rick’s Restorations in Las Vegas. They take rusty, beat-up items and restore them to their original glory.

“Retro Vegas” is full of art and antiques,  treasures and objet d’art; many pieces are full of historical significance from some of the most fabulous homes in town.

“18b” represents the original Arts District area, consisting of 18 blocks where you will find an eclectic mix of galleries, one-of-a-kind stores, and restaurants. It is quickly becoming a hub of the arts scene in Vegas.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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