Category Archives: Around Lake Union

Reinvent your backyard!

Yep it’s winter…..and yeah of course I am dreaming of a beautiful Seattle Summer and a Swimming Pool…..how can I do it? What about those who say  Seattle isn’t the place for a pool….You might change your mind after reading this blog post…. I recently made an instagram post for #wouldyouliveherewednesday and found a beautiful home in New Orleans with a shipping container pool. I did a bit of internet research and realized it might not be as difficult or as expensive to put in a pool….makes it a lot more enticing to convert the backyard into a 3-months of swimming weather oasis….eh?

Checkout these sweet options and low prices!


MODPOOLS.COM

Check out their instagram! modpool1 Reinvent your backyard!

Fill & Chill

Unlike conventional pools that can take weeks to pour and cure, your Modpool can be up and running the day of its arrival.

Hot Tub Time Machine

Add a Modpool divider to quickly convert your pool into a hot-tub, and back again.

12′ Modpool $16,500


RoyalSwimmingPools.com

12X20 pools up to 8′ deep starting at $4595 and an amazing website to show you how to DIY it.

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ShippingContainerPools.Com.Au

Plug- Fill- & Play This Australian company is the only company in the world that delivers a complete product. BOOM! Full customization…I know this isn’t a backyard but come on…this is at a racetrack…how cool is that? REALLY.

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ENDLESSPOOLS.COM

You know these….so tell me how long have you wanted one?

The gallery on their website is insane….check it out for more pool inspiration. AND hey Seattelites…this might be perfect eh?

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kustomcontainerpools.com

Man…these are cooooool! Starting at 27,000 these can be customized and include delivery and install. No need to get outta town….

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Just google “container pools” to see endless endless options. Which one would you choose?

Planning a 2019 Home Upgrade?

2019 Color Trends

Is it too early to talk about 2019? Is it too early to talk about post-holiday, mid-winter blues? Not when we are talking color-

Post holiday blahs and winter blues often inspire trendy home updates…after all  we begin spending more time indoors and we may as well LOVE the color of those walls.

With this in mind, the easiest way to make an update is PAINT! Who doesn’t love a fun accent wall, a brightly colored bedroom or a kitschy kitchen!

Get inspired with these 2019 color trends- You can use them all over your home (or in your wardrobe) not just on your walls. Throw in a fun, funky pillow or update your homes look with a cool accessory or new artwork.


This season brings an edgier aesthetic taste – If you love a statement you will love this years colors.  From bold black variations and feisty ox-bloody reds to sparkling mean metallic this season has a penchant for punch!

If this doesn’t sound like its your thing – never fear there is also a progression towards seaworthy aquas and cactus worthy terracotta. Let’s take a look at some of your favorite paint brands 2019 releases:

Benjamin Moore – Cool Grey’s 

Yes please. These have an air of iciness don’t they?

Benjamin Moore introduces: Metropolitan.

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Don’t stop with cool grey’s – there is a beautifully curated palate of other hues in the Benjamin Moore color news:
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PPG Paints – Hunter Green –They call it ‘Night Watch’.
( we are ahead of the trend- we have a dog in the office named Hunter). 

PPG Paints says:

TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE WITH OUR COLOR OF THE YEAR 2019

 

Nightwatch Planning a 2019 Home Upgrade?

 

Order Samples

Classic luxury meets the restorative power of nature in this trending deep green paint color

“The restorative power of nature is important in society now more than ever,” explains Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. “Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through color. The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature.”


Check out the Aquas Color Family 


Sherwin Williams – Cavern Clay 

So- so -so-so good!  The company describes Cavern Clay as a “warm terracotta color with ancient, elemental roots,” and explains that it’s a “nod to midcentury modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest, which together create the desert modern aesthetic.”

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SW suggests pairing with:

Moth Wing Dark Clove Distance Haven & Origami White 

Sherwin Williams also has one of the coolest tools to play around with – “State your colors”, an individualized color selection by state! Click here to check it out! 

Valspar loves ‘Twilight Mist’

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According to the Senior Color Designer Sue Kim of Valspar, “Smart technology in the home is driving the color experience differently.” Because of thi

s, we will see higher intensity shades that mimic the edge of artificial light in a way that is “strangely familiar” (and obviously gorgeous).

 

Whatever color you choose to update with- I would love to see your trendy 2019 Color updates!

New Luxury Designation!

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I am so excited to have this designation! 

I am so excited to announce I have completed the training to receive the CLHMS designation.  Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing SpecialistTM (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience,competence, and confidence they require. Membership with this organization will keep me on the cutting edge of the luxury market- equipping me with the right skills and network to sell your million dollar + properties. 



CLHMS designation is only awarded to Institute Members with documented sales performance in the top 10% of their market.



South Lake Union – Upcoming Events in October

It seems there is no shortage of fun and exciting things to do around South Lake Union. Here is a sampling of some events around the lake this month!

Wed Oct 3, 8:30–11:30 pm

October 11-14, South Lake Union

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Southgate Roller Rink

9646 17th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 
206-762-4030

Come join us for Pride Skate’s annual ROCK-tober Rocky Horror themed skate!!! We will have performances by the Vicarious Theatre Company, roller skating, AND we will be celebrating 7 years of Pride Skate!!! As always, we will have the AMAZING baby ketten karaoke – WA with the BEST karaoke in the back bar!!! PLUS an after party over at The Lumber Yard Bar! I see you shiver with antici… PATION!

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Borealis

In October 2018, Borealis a festival of light will debut in Seattle. Based at the Museum of History and Industry on Lake Union, a new world of light and color will encompass South Lake Union for four nights October 11-14, showcasing an international video mapping presentation and light art installations from Northwest and international artists. These events are free to the public and open to all ages.

A kaleidoscope of light, color and illusion will transform the South Lake Union neighborhood with a walking tour of art installations, and an international video mapping showcase embellished with performances and music. The Borealis will bring together artists and the technological world to create this inaugural, annual event in Seattle.

October 5-7, SLU Discovery Center

Cowabunga 2018

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Seattle Met and Amazon present the 2nd Annual Cowabunga! Showcasing the best of the Pacific Northwest’s bounty, Cowabunga brings together our food editors’ top-pick chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, distillers, brewers, winemakers and over 7,000 food-lovin’ readers for a weekend of celebrating what’s great about living, and eating in Seattle.

3 days of chef competitions, demos, and tastings in partnership with the Washington State Beef Commission benefiting Seattle Theater Group.

Schedule of Events:

BOYSTEROUS
Friday 10/5: 6:30 PM–9:30 PM
Benefiting Seattle Theater Group
SHUCK. SLURP. REPEAT.

Come celebrate the bounty of our local waters and sample Washington’s most pristine shellfish. Guests can enjoy bites, drink pairings and live entertainment, plus our Best in Shell competition, where the city’s top seafood chefs face off with their best oyster dishes – from raw to Rockefeller

BEER ‘n BBQ
Presented by the Washington State Beef Commission and benefiting Seattle Theater Group
Saturday 10/6: 12:00 PM.–3:00 PM
SLOW-COOKED MEATS; HOPPED-UP BEER

Come watch some of the town’s best pitmasters getting low and slow with prime cuts of beef, then wash these bites down with a few superlative craft brews. Our afternoon barbecue also includes culinary demos and live entertainment.

SEARED
Presented by the Washington State Beef Commission and benefiting Seattle Theater Group
Saturday 7/14: 7–10:30 p.m. (VIPs at 6:30 p.m.)
A STEAK-FUELED EVENING OF ELEGANCE

Cowabunga’s elegant Saturday night event channels the luxury of the classic American steak house, from live entertainment to the city’s best beef bites using world-renowned Snake River Farms American Wagyu Beef. These bites are prepared by Seattle’s all-star chefs and paired with wine and cocktails. A night of steak should end with cake: For dessert, a bevy of bakers will slice up their most impressive layer cakes

COUNTRY BRUNCH – Family-Friendly
Presented by the Washington State Beef Commission
benefiting Seattle Theater Group
Sunday 7/15: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (VIPs at 10:30 a.m.)
The City’s Favorite Brunch

Seattle Met’s Country Brunch is back, and bursting with sweet and savory brunch bites. This year’s festivities include the new Give ‘Em Hell deviled egg competition, plus lawn games, ice cream, and entertainment for the whole family.

Cowabunga is generously supported by our founding partners:
Amazon, Washington State Beef Commission, Glenfiddich, Campari, Washington State Wine Commission, Lagunitas Brewing Company. La Panzanella, Laura’s Lean Beef, Moonstruck Chocolate, Bryte Mattress, Pelican Brewing Company, Cambia, Wild Roots Vodka

Various locations; October 5–7; cowabungausa.com

October 20, 5:45 pm, Lake Union Park

FetchNW Presents BarkTober

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Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Fluffies dance all through the night. And show paws and tails to ward off fright……

Cause this is FetchNW!!! AGES: 21+

FetchNW is Seattle’s only furry boat cruise, and we’re bringing you an all-new party: BARKTOBER! The first furry Halloween-themed boat party on a fracking FERRY. Be spooky. Be fluffy. Dance until your paws hurt. And get this, you spoopy animals. This time there’s an all-new boat! Feast your fearsome eyes On the HIYU

The Hiyu gives us a spacious outdoor deck, two well-appointed indoor passenger bar lounges, programmable lighting, a full sound system throughout the vessel, and 6 BATHROOMS. You want more space to dance? You got it. You wanna hang out on the deck? It’s there. You wanna chill by the bar? Done. And you know we’re gonna have great music. Grab a ticket, grab your fursuit, your friends, your friends’ fursuits, and come to have a great time.

Times to remember!Boarding Time: 5:45 PM SHARP! Shove Off: 7 PM SHARP!!! Docking Time: 10 PM

Address: S. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

DO NOT GO TO THE ADDRESS LISTED FOR THE HIYU ON GOOGLE MAPS

FOOD: There will be a food truck on board to serve you tasty foods for the drunk and hungry.

Fursuiters: It’s cool to bring totes or bags and store them in the Headless Lounge. Security will search your stuff as you board.

Puppies: Pup hoods and gear are welcome. Show up and doggo your dog self. Keep in mind that there aren’t any mosh mats or fire hydrants on the boat.

Party Rules:All sales final, no refunds. Tickets will be used by the ticket holder. You can give your ticket to a friend or sell it but whoever is holding the ticket when we scan it will get into the party. Don’t give away your ticket unless you really mean to. No outside food or drink No smoking cigarettes or weed on board. Government-issued photo ID required. FetchNW In Heat is a 21+ event. You must be 21 or older to attend. All guests subject to a security screening and bag check, including action packers or fursuit bags. Anyone obviously under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be denied boarding. You are responsible for your own behavior and hold FetchNW, LLC, On the HIYU, and Menagerie Inc. harmless in the event of death or injury from stupidity or all causes whatsoever. Listen to the Captain and staff and do what they say, it’s their boat!. Don’t break the boat. You break it you bought it. Don’t be a dick; we’re all here to have a good time together. Don’t fall overboard or we’ll laugh at you and video will go all over the interwebs.

Tickets are between $50-$100 and can be purchased here.

Info Lines and Information Updates
Be sure to join the Telegram chat and notification rooms for all the latest updates and to meet your fellow partiers!
General Chat https://t.me/joinchat/Bm4y90OJI_CN7nbEyb3kmA 
* Event Information on Eventbrite: https://barktober.eventbrite.com

October 5 – December 1, MadArt

We Are All Made of Light

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We Are All Made Of Light, by Seattle-based artist Maja Petric, is an immersive art installation that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to create interactive light and sound sculptures. These environments are formed as the AI-driven technology recognizes and captures the shape of visitors with encompassing light. Over the course of the exhibition, visitors’ physicality is recorded and represented through a collection of light forms, documenting the growing history of visitorship and space. Petric’s collaborators include AI Microsoft Researcher Mihai Jalobeanu and 3D Sound Artist Daniel Peterson.

Artist & collaborator bios:

Maja Petric uses cutting-edge technology to create transformative experiences. She received a Ph.D. in Digital Arts and Experimental Media from University of Washington and a master’s in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University on the topic of transforming the poetic experience of space through the experimental use of technology. She has exhibited internationally and been recipient of many awards and fellowships. https://www.majapetric.com

Mihai Jalobeanu received a Ph.D. in Robotics from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is a Principal Software Developer at Microsoft Research. His research spans machine learning, robotics, automation, distributed systems, computer vision, programming languages, and anything else that can be used to make robots smarter.

Daniel Peterson is a 3D Sound Artist living and working in Seattle, WA. He completed a Master of Music in Composition at the University of Washington and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington. His work has been shown internationally. His research interests include spectral analysis, ambisonics, and the exploration of relationships between literature, philosophy, and music.

Get out and have fun!

There are lots of fun events coming your way! Get out and explore all this beautiful city has to offer! Enjoy! (..and let me know if you get to any of these events!)


Amazon Symphony Orchestra of Seattle Halloween Spooktacular – 2018
10/19
As the leaves fall and the air cools, join the ASO for a symphonic scare! We invites all ghosts, skeletons and ghouls for a frightfully fun concert featuring sinister selections like Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre and the mystical music of Harry Potter! Come adorned in your most impressive Halloween costume; prizes await the attendees with the most dazzling digs! We promise we won’t trick you – it’s sure to be a treat! Register


Night out for Caring 
9/21 Looking for a fun way to give back? Want to meet other people who care about doing good in the community? Shocked to hear that Washington state is 42nd in high school graduation rates (i.e., nearly last!)? Come to the biggest, best party of the year. The Seattle Mariners and United Way of King County care about kids’ education and want to see you at Night Out for Caring on Friday, Sept. 21, at Safeco Field. You’ll enjoy food, drinks, music and fun with a few thousand do-gooders who like to have a good time. Meet some local celebrities, have plenty of instagrammable moments (like singing karaoke in Macklemore’s Cadillac) and celebrate all the awesome things going on in our community—thanks to the help of caring people like you. Plus explore Safeco Field like never before! #SeattlesNightOut 
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT  Safeco Field Get Tickets Here.


Smart Kitchen Summit 
10/8-9
Smart Kitchen Summit is the industry’s leading event about the future of food, cooking and the kitchen. Benaroya Hall  Times and prices vary.  Get Tickets Here! 

Karin Stevens Dance
10/11–14
Two collaborations with composer Kaley Lane Eaton and music both acoustic and electronic: first, a remount of their disconcertingly lovely 2017 opera Lily; then the premiere of Lung, exploring the main aspect of performance musicians and dancers share: breath. Times and prices vary. Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, Capitol Hill, 1524 Harvard Ave.; 206.329.1050; karinstevensdance.com

Seattle Latino Film Festival
10/5–13
From the dark surrealism of Buñuel to the flamboyant camp dramedy of Almodóvar, Spain’s filmmakers have been some of Europe’s most celebrated. Each year since 2009, the SLFF has focused on a different Hispanic nation, and this year Spain is showcased in its packed schedule of shorts and features. Times, prices and venues vary. 971.704.5849

A Thousand Splendid Suns
10/5–11/10
“I wanted to get beneath that kind of iconic picture of a woman in a burka walking on the street,” said The Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini in the years right after 9/11, which led to this 2007 novel, the story of two Afghanistan women of different classes and generations whose friendship grows as the Taliban rises in power. Here, it is adapted for the stage by Irish-Indian playwright Ursula Rani Sarma. Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center, 155 Mercer St.; 206.443.2222

Ampersand Live
10/25
Land conservancy organization Forterra is sponsoring a night of readings, music, photography and dance—sort of a stage-show version of its periodical Ampersand, or, as the nonprofit puts it, “an evening of storytelling….about nature, cities, community and critters.” Brass quartet The Westerlies, dance artist Zoe Scofield, wildlife photographer David Moskowitz and 2017 Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver are among those scheduled to appear. 7:30 p.m. $15. The Moore Theatre, downtown, 1932 Second Ave.; 206.682.1414


Earshot Jazz Festival
10/7–11/4
Earshot sponsors performances year around, but it really piles it on for a month every autumn. Once again, organizers have planned more than 60 concerts, featuring several dozen solo musicians and ensembles, from acclaimed high school bands to free improvisers. For this iteration, there’s a special focus on women in jazz (including award-winning jazz violinist Regina Carter, Seattle composer Dawn Clement and R&B hip-hop guru SassyBlack) and on this year’s festival resident artist, pianist Jovino Santos Neto. Times, prices and venues vary. earshot.org

Urban Unveiled 
10/7/18
The annual Urban Unveiled event, held this year at the sophisticated and storied Fairmont Olympic Hotel, is more than a wedding show; it is a celebration, a cocktail party for nearly-weds and the regions most creative wedding vendors, ready to make dreams come true. This evening of elegance is a chance for brides and grooms to meet and mingle with the Urban Unveiled partners who can make nuptial visions a reality, while guests enjoy fine wines, nibble on sumptuous cuisine, indulge in to-die-for desserts. The evening ends with an amazing raffle and an awe-inspiring fashion show by the legendary Luly Yang. Times, prices and venues vary. Get Tickets Here.

UPCOMING EVENT Around Lake Union: Herbalism Classes in the Park

Cascade Playground: Herbalism Classes in the Park

Name: Cascade Playground: Herbalism Classes in the Park
Date: June 27, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
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Event Description:

Join Moonlight Medicine for three free herbalism workshops in Cascade Playground!

Wednesday, June 27th – Herbs for Immune System
Herbal medicine is amazing for boosting the immune system and warding off the common cold, flu and allergies. Herbs to boost the immune system could include common things you have growing in your garden like Rosemary, Thyme and Sage! In this class you’ll learn about a handful of herbs you can use and you’ll make a medicinal vinegar to take home with you. No herbal experience necessary.

Location:
Cascade Playground
333 Pontius Ave N.
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, June 27
5 – 7 PM
Fees/Admission:
FREE

UPCOMING EVENT: White Swan Summer Party June 24

Mo-Wet Summer Party at The White Swan!

Name: Mo-Wet Summer Party at The White Swan!
Date: June 24, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Website: Tickets
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Event Description:

***NEW DATE*** This event will take place on June 24 rather than June 3.

Kick start your summer of fun with a party on the water! Hot Tub Boats rides in South Lake Union, drink specials including Moet & Chandon on the patio and food from The White Swan Public House, and a live DJ will help celebrate all the awesome of Seattle living.

There will be limited availability for hot tub boat rides, so purchase your ticket now to ensure your spot! ——– – Hot Tub Boats will be taking people out for 20 minute tours on Lake Union. – Food and Drink from The White Swan Public House! – Live DJ to party on the patio!

Location:
The White Swan Public House
1001 Fairview Avenue N #1700
Seattle, WA 98109
Date/Time Information:
Sunday, June 24
5 – 9 PM
Contact Information:
Sandy Lam
Fees/Admission:
$75.00 – Includes hot tub ride, changing station/towel service, food and two drink tickets
$65.00 – Everything minus hot tub ride/towel service

UPCOMING EVENT: SLU Chamber Happy Hour

Name: SLU Chamber: Happy Hour
Date: June 21, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
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Event Description:
Join us for our June Happy Hour! We’ll be visiting the newly opened Staybridge Suites & EVEN Hotel to see their exciting new space and what they have to offer. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided. We hope to see you there!!
Location:
Staybridge Suites Seattle – Lake Union & EVEN Hotel
1119 Mercer St.
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, June 21
5 – 7 PM
Contact Information:
Fees/Admission:
$20 – Members
$30 – Non-Members