No doubt about it, Paul Beveridge knows his Bordeauxs. He founded Wilridge Winery, the oldest continuously operated winery in Seattle, in 1988. In 2007, he planted his own estate vineyard near Yakima using a collection of the best grapes in the Northwest which he grows organically. He then helped develop Tasting Room Yakima which showcases wines from boutique Washington wineries like Wilridge.
Wouldn't it be nice to hear his story over a nice glass of wine and some savory cheese? With this deal, you can.
This package, yours for just $29, includes a meet and greet with Paul as he walks you through Wilridge Winery and shows you his lineup of award-winning wines. While you sample his fabulous concoctions, you'll snack on delicious local meats from Salumi and artisan cheese from Beechers. Best of all, you'll have the opportunity to put your new wine knowledge to the test with a complimentary wine tasting for four at Tasting Room Yakima. Pack a picnic lunch, taste until you've found your perfect bottle and enjoy a sunny afternoon relaxing at the beautiful Cowiche Canyon.
Space is limited, so plan your adventure now.
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SEATTLE FASHION INSIDER LAUNCHES NEW MARKETING, PR FIRM
Gossip & Glamour will cater exclusively to fashion industry clients
Seattle, January 1, 2011- Longtime Seattle resident Sydney Mintle has a true passion for fashion. She's combined her industry knowledge, decade of experience and degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Business Management to create Gossip & Glamour, a Marketing and Public Relations firm that caters exclusively to clients in the fashion industry. Gossip & Glamour officially launched on January 1 and is now accepting new clients.
Along with traditional Marketing and PR services, Gossip & Glamour will assist with social media tools like company blogs, email marketing and online promotion of product launches. In addition, Gossip & Glamour will provide retail and wholesale assistance to boutiques such as look books, floor sets and visual merchandising to help them attract potential buyers and be visually appealing. Sydney will call on her industry connections and event planning experience to throw launch parties, fashion shows and in-store events. Gossip & Glamour is dedicated to being the local fashion industry's secret weapon to a successful business.
Sydney's impressive fashion resume includes retail experience at stores like Mr. Rags and Benefit Cosmetics, management experience at Zumiez corporate office and Juxtapose, four years producing Seattle's Fashion First event and work as a Managing Partner for CRAVE Seattle. In addition, Sydney is the Regional Director for Seattle's Fashion Group International. Gossip & Glamour's official website is www.gossip-glamour.com and Sydney can be contacted at or
The Coeur d'alene Resort, nationally known for its prestige and beauty, becomes an especially magical place during the holiday season. The Holiday Light Show, which is the largest waterside resort light show in the country, is comprised of over 1.5 million lights. The impressive and beautiful decorations make it easy to slip into the holiday spirit. If your family is on your good list this year, treat them to an evening of fun downtown.
On Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 PM until December 20, the Coeur d'alene Downtown Association and Spokane Teachers Credit Union offer free carriage rides. Gather the kids and meet at 1st Street and Sherman Avenue where a horse drawn carriage will chauffer you around town, showcasing the impressive holiday lights and decorations of local businesses and homes.
Afterward, take the hungry kids inside for a break from the cold and a hot meal. The perfect place for a family dinner downtown is Tito Macaroni's on Sherman Avenue. Kids of all ages love the Build Your Own Pizza option on the kids' menu. The children are presented with their own personal chef hats and given uncooked pizza dough and toppings. They'll top their own pizza with all the cheese and toppings they desire, then send it off to the oven to be cooked. Tito Macaroni's has plenty of delicious options for the grown-ups as well. In addition to hearth stone oven-baked pizza, they've got delicious appetizers like Sambuca prawns and stuffed mushrooms along with a variety of delicious pasta and meat entrées.
Another benefit to eating at Tito Macaroni's: along with all restaurants at the Coeur d'alene resort, the purchase of a dinner entrée entitles you to a buy one, get one free ticket deal for the resort's annual Fantasy Cruise to the North Pole. These cruises depart nightly at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 PM through December 31. During the 40 minute boat ride, you'll be transported to the North Pole as you listen to Christmas music and enjoy cocoa and brownies. Once the boat reaches its destination, take the kids outside to see Santa Claus himself. Santa will greet the group and read all the names from his special list (parents, don't forget to give your children's names when buying the tickets!). Then enjoy the lighting of the World's Tallest Living Christmas Tree, decorated with over 30,000 LED lights.
After a sleigh ride, a pizza dinner they created themselves and a cruise to the North Pole, your children will ensure they remain on Santa's good list for many years to come. The holidays are a time when special family memories are made and the Coeur d'alene resort goes to great measures to ensure yours will be unforgettable. If you're from out of town and need a place to stay, the resort has holiday package deals available on its website.
Coeur dAlene resort:
Fantasy Cruise to the North Pole tickets are on sale now and depart from the Boardwalk Marina on the East side of the resort.
Seniors (65 and older): $14.75
Children (12 and under): Free
Tito Macaronis: 208-66PASTA
Open from 11 am to 10 pm
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Black Button-Up Blazer
Diamonds may dazzle, but blazers are a girl's best friend when it comes to the clothes in her closet. This posh piece will unite articles of clothing you'd forgotten you had because of its versatile hue and subtle pattern. The sleek, streamlined cut is finished off with a single button. You'll never run out of ways to wear it.
Blue Sequin Slip Dress
Dance floor disco balls have got nothing on this sequined stunner. With a sleeveless silhouette and a curve-hugging cut, any maven's figure will be fashionably flattered.
Blue Bird Surplice Dress
This stylish surplice neckline number is adorned with a bitty bird pattern that's sure to make the heart sing. Sheer chiffon sleeves create a flowing effect, while the gathered waist and flared skirt ensure it's a frock that will flatter.
About the brand:
Dedicated to the modern, powerful, style-savvy woman, Sara Boo's collection showcases ample style stunners. From sleeveless tops and lacy separates to embroidered dresses and soft leggings, their pieces promise to feel fab and flatter your figure. We've combined Sara Boo's separates with elegant wardrobe staples from Grifflin Paris, an L.A.-based brand that caters to contemporary trends.
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It’s that time of year again. The days are short, the nights are long and spring is nowhere in sight. If you seem to be feeling lethargic, irritable and depressed, you aren’t alone. And while part of the “winter blues” stems from a lack of sunlight and Vitamin D, your bad mood is likely a result of malfunctions in your brain and body chemistry. The good news is, these malfunctions can be corrected by filling your body’s unmet nutritional needs through the correct foods and supplements.
According to Julia Ross, author of “The Mood Cure,” our society is in the midst of a “bad mood epidemic” and we’re a hundred times more likely to have mood problems than people born a hundred years ago. How can this be when people today have it so much easier overall? It’s partially because of what we’re eating.
Serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for your happiness, is greatly affected by your diet. Levels of serotonin can be increased by protein (specifically the amino acid tryptophan) and healthy fats. Enemies of serotonin include starchy carbohydrates, caffeine and aspartame, the artificial sweetener lurking in your diet sodas and sugar free beverages. Unfortunately, the standard American diet contains more of the latter than the former.
In her book The Mood Cure, Julia tells the story of a father and mother concerned about their 14-year-old son who was suffering from headaches, depression and attention problems. The father had issues of his own with being controlling and verbally abusive. The family met with a nutritionist who increased their levels of amino acids. The change was immediate and very effective for the entire family. No pharmaceutical drugs were needed to fix the family’s emotional issues—they simply needed to naturally altar their brain chemistry!
Side effects of being low in serotonin are negativity, irritability, depression, worry and sleeplessness. But eating the right foods can be tricky and unless you know what you’re deficient in, you won’t know which foods and supplements to increase. Heidi Pobran at Body Detox and Weight Loss Center is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and has spent her life studying the effects of food and supplements on the mood. She and her staff test for nutritional deficiencies and will provide all the information, supplements and treatment programs you need to get back to living your best life.
Don’t continue to live in the fog of depression and bad moods. Change your life for the better with the help of people who know how to fix them. Call 509-922-9909 and schedule a consultation. You’ll be all smiles by the time the last of the snow melts.
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