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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Rent a Pirate Pond Boat from Center for Wooden Boats to sail in Lake Union Park’s Model Boat Pond. These 39-inch pond boats are scale models of the R-Boat Pirate which is on exhibit on their docks at South Lake Union. Sailing these miniature racing yachts is a great way to learn the basic concepts of sailing while enjoying time at the park.
Sit back, sip, and savor the wine (and views) Argosy Cruises’ professionally trained wine stewards will guide you through tastings of each featured vintage as you enjoy the waters connection Lake Union and Lake Washington. This 1.5 hour cruise is highlights & sights only, no narration. Adults 21+ and minors are welcome.
It’s back to celebrate the Summer Solstice! Join the South Lake Union Saturday Market for their 2nd Annual Solstice Night Market showcasing the best street food, handmade and artist alike! Makers, finders, foodies welcome!
South Lake Union Saturday Market
139 9th Ave N.
Saturday, June 16
3 – 10 PM
Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary (Free Screening)
Name:Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary (Free Screening)
Our Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats.
The boats we use include: Admirable, a Bristol Bay Gillnetter, Amie, a Friendship sloop, Colleen Wagner, an Egret Sharpie, our long-boat Discovery, our New Haven Sharpie Betsy D, or a visiting classic.
Before and after your sail take a walk on the docks and discover the boats. Watch the volunteer crews rigging the boats. They’ll be happy to answer any question you might have, and you may even have a chance to help with the rigging!
Rides start throughout the day and last about 45 minutes. Sign-ups begin in person at 10am; space is limited and rides fill quickly. Arrive early to ensure your first choice, especially on sunny days and holidays. One person may sign up five other people who are not present, but no phone reservations are accepted. All ages are welcome and we have life jackets for everyone. We sail rain or shine, but wind conditions may keep us at the dock.
1010 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109
10am – 4pm
Sign-ups begin in person at 10am; space is limited and rides fill quickly.
Join MOHAI and hop aboard Seattle’s historic steamship, the SS Virginia V, on Father’s Day to explore the inner-workings of steam engines and discover what makes these powerful machines go. Dive into the history of mail delivery on Lake Union by planes, trains, and steamships.
All tickets include complimentary scoop of Blue Bird Ice Cream.
Sunday, June 17
2 – 4:30 PM
MOHAI & Virginia V Members: $25
Youth ages 14 and under: $15
An article from the associated press reported that on Monday morning 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled in the bay close to Lake Union. If you get out in the water often, check out this article for more information, and information regarding the clean-up.
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
Regional market conditions
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.**
If you live or work around South Lake Union, and if you utilize the park at the North end of the lake, you have likely noticed some major renovations happening. I have been mesmerized by the big white hunks of foam visible from my office, and had to take a trip closer to investigate. I marveled at the apparent strength of the construction workers who were able to lift a block the size of a small home with little effort. As I watched them work I did a little research on Geofoam, and found it fascinating enough to share, because certainly anyone who has seen the stuff, has surely been at least a little curious. Geofoam is a lightweight fill material often used as a soil replacement in projects where erosion and shifting become issues.
Geofoam applications include:
Highways and Roads
and so many more..
Geofoam Advantages over other Fill Materials
Lightweight – Minimize preloading, surcharging and staged construction
Weather Resistant – Withstands freeze-thaw cycles, moisture and road salts,
Doesn’t Settle – Less structural inconsistencies
Insect and Mold Resistant – Will not sustain mold or mildew growth, termite / ant repellant additive available
Manufactured to Meet Your Job Specifications – Multiple densities, various block sizes available
Ease of Installation – Lightweight, no heavy equipment needed, cuts easily with a hot wire or saw
Environmentally Friendly – 100% Recyclable, No HCFCs or Formaldehyde
The following is a bit about the project and it’s expected completion date.