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Events Around Lake Union in May

Check out the fun events happening around Lake Union in May!!

SLU Saturday Market’s Opening Day

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South Lake Union  Saturday Market’s Opening Day
Date: May 5, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
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Event Description:
Seattle’s favorite Saturday market returns May 5th for their 4th season in the heart of South Lake Union showcasing local makers, finders and foodies this spring.

Come join the community gathering for brunch with over 65 local food booths, trucks, and makers from local food products to crafts!

Interested in being a vendor at the market? 2018 applications are now available!

Downtown Dog Lounge – Dog Fest

Name: Downtown Dog Lounge – Dog Fest
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
Website: View Event
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Event Description:
Join Downtown Dog Lounge on Thursday, May 17th for their annual celebration of all things dog. This outdoor event takes place at 426 Terry Ave N in South Lake Union. They year’s Dog Fest, sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union, celebrates the Year of the Dog and will feature a doggie fashion contest and runway walk (register here). There will be plenty of treats and activities for you and your pooch. Come, sit, stay!

Seattle Beer Week: Lucky Envelope at Brave Horse Tavern

Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Website: Get Tickets
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Event Description:
Seattle is very lucky to have a strong population of talented brewers that craft a wide range of delicious and inventive beers. As luck would have it, Seattle Beer Week is bringing Lucky Envelope to Brave Horse Tavern (since they’re huge fans) for a one-of-a-kind Lucky Envelope Beer Dinner, including an exclusive surprise beer for all the lucky guests! Brave Horse Chef, Bradley Layfield, has created a unique pairing menu for the dinner that opens with a “Bearded Chef” greeter snack with Lucky Envelope’s “Beardless Brewer Irish Red” – just to kick off the fun! 5 courses + 6 beers…how lucky is that?

SLU Saturday Night Market

Date: May 19, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
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Event Description:
Seattle’s first monthly Night Market pop-ups debuts at South Lake Union Saturday Market starting May 19th, along with their second installment with Solstice Night Market on June 16th.

SLU Saturday Market is lighting the street, filling it with international cuisine curbside, local DJ’s in the park paired with local makers and artists for the ultimate weekend destination for locals to enjoy this summer.

Commute Seattle: Bikes & Bagels

 Commute Seattle: Bikes & Bagels
Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT
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Event Description:
Come celebrate Commute Seattle’s 8th Annual Bike to Work Day! Free bagels, coffee, prizes* and community!
Othello Station – Rainier Valley
Lake Union Park – South Lake Union
Occidental Square Park – Pioneer Square
Date/Time Information:
Friday, May 18
7 – 9 AM

*While supplies last

Local Events happening in April!!!


April 1-30  – Tulip Festival – Mount Vernon
April 4-8  – Dr. Seuss  – Seattle
April 4-19  – Dinner Cirque Show – Redmond
April 8  – Walk MS: Seattle and 5K Run 2018 – Seattle
April 6-29  – Crime Drama- Catch Me If You Can   – Tacoma
April 6-22 – “Shrek Jr” presented by Village Theatre – Everett
April 7  – Daffodil Parade – Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting
April 7  – Blues Music  – Tacoma
April 7  – Jurassic Tour – Monroe
April 8  – Half Marathon & 10K – Everett
April 8  – Pacifica Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert – Everett
April 9  – St. Anthony’s Hospital blood drive  – Gig Harbor
April 12  – Murder Mystery Dinner  – Tacoma
April 13-15  – Washington State Evergreen Spring RV Show – Monroe
April 14 – Annual Aha Mele Hawaiian Festival – Puyallup
April 14  – Plant Swap at Uptown – Gig Harbor
April 20  – Cherry Blossom Festival  – Seattle
April 21  – Jazz Walk  – North Bend
April 21  – Walk MS: South Sound 2018 – University Place

Center for Wooden Boats Annual Meeting

I just saw this on their website and thought you may want to join!

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SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018
6PM – 7PM

Join Executive Director Brandt Faatz & CWB Board Members for a report on the state of CWB. We’ll share program results from 2017, give an update on the Wagner Education Center, and finish with a Q&A. If you are filing a paper ballot for the 2018 CWB Election, you may submit that ballot at the meeting.

CWB bylaws require an election of the membership to ratify new and renewed Trustees and proposed changes to the bylaws. If you are a current member, we encourage you to vote!

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Happy International Women’s Day!

teamway Happy International Women's Day!


Here are some quotes from some amazing women in honor of all women!

 “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” – Helen Keller

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyoncé Knowles Carter

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

“Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What a blast!


2018-Managers-Retreat What a blast!
I recently attended the annual Coldwell Banker Bain Manager meeting at the beautiful Alderbrook Resort and Spa in Union Washington. The grounds are lovely with amazing views, an expansive lawn, and oysters for days! It was so amazing to see all the Principal Managing brokers and assistants together in one location. We all have so much to learn from one another, and rarely will you catch us all in one place!  We had a lovely time! We had a boat ride, some power meetings, and some fun relaxing time to explore the natural beauty around us. I am so proud to be part of such an amazing team here at CBBain Lake Union!

-Can’t wait for the next one!


Laurie Way is now a Certified International Property Specialist!

cips Laurie Way is now a Certified International Property Specialist!

What can my CIPS designation do for my clients?

Global transactions are significantly different and more complex than domestic deals. From currency issues and financing to visa and tax laws, working with a REALTOR® who knows how to handle these differences can make or break a real estate transaction. Because of these nuances, it is essential to work with a knowledgeable and trusted professional, such as Laurie Way, a CIPS designee.

What is the CIPS Designation?

A Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designee has undergone specialized training to complete global transactions seamlessly and with reduced risk

The CIPS designation is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Only REALTORS® who have completed the coursework and demonstrated considerable experience in global business can call themselves a CIPS designee, and use the name and logo.

My certification is valuable because I have training in:

  • Currency and exchange rate issues
  • Cross-cultural relationships
  • Regional market conditions
  • Investment performance
  • Tax issues

I can now help  clients do business in over 45 countries, and ensure that the client will receive the same level of service no matter where the real estate transaction is.**

**Resources: National Association of Realtors Website.

Want to score big with your loved one on Valentine’s Day?

I just think this is so cool I needed to share!

Skip the roses and candy this year. The Space Needle’s “Love is in the Air” fundraiser returns, offering lovebirds a chance to take their love to new heights on Valentine’s Day! For a $100 donation to benefit the American Heart Association, donors’ laser-created love notes will be projected onto the Space Needle’s (northwest facing) legs, located 300-400’ in the air. The American Heart Association will receive 100% of the donations raised. 

Each “Love is in the Air” message will be shown between 6pm and 10pm on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Want to make special plans around the timing of your message? You will now have the option to select a time slot for your message to appear! Timeslots are limited, so be sure to submit your message early. Limited to the first 800 messages submitted, each note is restricted to a maximum of 40 characters (including spaces) and must be received by 4pm on Monday, February 12.

Click on the picture below to send your sweetheart a over-the-top valentine message AND help the American Heart Association!

space-needle Want to score big with your loved one on Valentine's Day?