Continuing from the previous post...(please read) 2018 has been a year full of events and gatherings with so many wonderful people. As we head into 2019 we are working on plans for a special event scheduled for January 26th - SAVE THE DATE (you don’t want to miss this one). We’re planning an empowering all day event celebrating people, brands, and businesses who are shaping our city. We’ll gather to connect and inspire the creative pursuits that will impact the vibrancy is our city for years to come. We’ll be sharing details soon! Make sure you are subscribed to our email list to receive info on how to register for the event. Photo by @meghanklein
What a year it has been! We kicked off January with our one year anniversary event at @gatevalvestudio with guest speakers @cannellevanille, @fantasyfreedomforever, and @karenokonkwo with meal by @logandcox. Then in February we learned about the creative process with guest speakers @teresagrasseschi and @kelly_bjork of @pilgrimpaperco with food by @juicebox_cafe. In March we partnered with @thisisvele for the Unleashed workshop hosted by @judyleephotography with breakfast treats by @bounty_kitchen. In April we gathered at the @seattledesigncenter with @brian.paquette_ @kpspaces @laurenlcaron and @coco.kelley with an incredible meal by @chefshota. Then in April we joined forces with @gray_magazine to chat on The Future of the Built Environment with guest speakers, @chaddale1 @kirsten3000 @psteinbrueck and @jenathornton7. Heading into the summer we hosted a mastermind kickoff event and discussed what it takes to Build a brand with our event at the @collectiveseattle joined by speakers @thignat @lindaderschang @oakandmelanin and @alessandrabrescia.ab. In July we learned about shifting money mindsets with @hillaryaugustine. Then in August we hosted an event with @onbeinginyourbody exploring embodiment through contour self portraiture, discussions, writing, and breathwork. We teamed up with @seadesignfest for The Chromatic Dinners. In September we hosted a second Building Your Brand event. We heard from @brandingbybri @brooke_eide @tylereide of @designbyparker and @sullivanjason from @certainstandard. Then in September we teamed up with @susicollins @appyrae @sageq and others to raise money for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. In October we joined @yogabybiola and @tarik.abdullah for a Divine Feminine Ayurvedic dinner + workshop. Later that month we learned how to Step Into Our Moxie with @alexiavernon at the beautiful @industriousseattle with food by @grazeboards. Then in November we joined up with @wearecuniform, @le.whit, @babyandcompany @cloudroomseattle to talk all conscious consumption. Last, but not least we closed out November with a dinner by @americanweekends with @mutuus_studio. It has been a full and amazing year thanks to SO SO many of you! 🙏💛
As we think about the coming new year we reflect on the many wonderful gatherings we’ve had in 2018. Our recent fall gathering with @mutuus_studio was a definite highlight. Also, save the date for January 26th we’ll be hosting a very special event celebrating people, ideas, brands, and businesses who are shaping the city! More details coming soon. Photo by @stevierotellaphoto
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT - Tonight we are excited to feature community member, Lynda Lopez. Lynda is a business strategist and coach for creative and purpose-driven small businesses. She teaches what she learned in over three years of running her own interior design and home staging business serving clients in the Pacific Northwest and the East Coast. Prior to entrepreneurship, Lynda spent eight years in public policy strategy and leadership development working with racial justice advocates across the country, particularly in the Deep South. She earned her Masters Degree in Human Geography at the University of Washington and a Bachelors in American Studies from Tufts University. She currently serves as a board of trustee for The Northwest School, an independent middle and upper school in Seattle, WA. To learn more about Lynda check out the interview in our stories. Thanks for sharing Lynda! #gatherseattlesundayspotlight
On Monday, December 3 join us at @jacksonst.studio from 8:00-9:30am for Matcha Monday. Business Strategist @lyndajlopez will share her story about how intuition has guided her career from nonprofit advocacy to interior design and now to business consulting for soulpreneurs. She will also lead us in an exercise that uses our own intuitive guidance to review the past year and forecast a vision for the next year. Reserve your spot through the link in profile $10 for non-members, community members attend for free! as always thank you to event sponsors @oatly and @smithteamaker
Who’s checking out the @kitchenunnecessary Alaska Episode Video Premiere TONIGHT, Thursday, Nov 29th at the Filson Flagship? We’ll be there and cannot wait to see all that Ashley and The Kitchen Unnecessary team has cooked up!
In the episode Ashley teams up with Nelly and Michael Hand of @driftersfish on a quest for Coho Salmon. Then, she joins Raven Madison, lifetime Cordovan and local herbalist to forage and hunt. These adventures culminate in a collaborative feast cooked over the fire with the immense beauty of Sheridan Glacier as a backdrop.
Appetizers inspired by the episode will be served by Drifters Fish, Copperworks Distilling will be on-site to do a tasting (They were recently named ‘Best Craft Distillery in America’). They will also have a selection of local beer and some non-alcoholic options catered by TenderBAR. Everyone is invited!
Filson (Seattle Flagship)
1741 1st Avenue S., Seattle, Washington 98134
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
RSVP to email@example.com
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT - This week we are excited to feature, dietitian and photographer Mollie Adams. “Hi, friends! My name is Mollie Adams- aka the person obsessed with pine trees. When I am not taking photos, you can find me eating raw cookie dough with a side ice cream, hiking with my hot husband and our 9-year-old goldendoodle, and reheating my coffee which I then accidentally leave it in the microwave all day. The outdoors are where I feel most at home, so it is no surprise that is where I gravitate towards as a photographer. In college I was known as the “granola girl” because my outfits were always fit to go to class or hiking (not that I ever skipped class to go to the mountains…). Between the Pine all started as a food blog. As mentioned above, I am a dietitian, and creating recipes in my kitchen has always been a part of who I am. As I made new recipes, I began to take pictures of my plates before dinner to share my kitchen table with my little corner of the internet. I had the opportunity to take my camera out of the kitchen and in to the mountains to capture my brother-in-law proposing to his gal. I immediately saw the sweetness of taking photographs of people in the beauty of the mountains. Couple by couple and session after session, I am increasingly thankful I get to do what I do. Now, I'm taking the raddest couples to the tops of mountains, bases of waterfalls, and deep in to the forrest to capture their story. However, my love for experimenting in the kitchen is still going strong. You will still be able to find recipes created for Between the Pine right here to satisfy that little part of my heart.” .
We are so glad to know Mollie and see so many of the beautiful moments she documents. Check out her website or instagram account to learn how to book a session. You can also learn more about Mollie in our stories!
“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful; in a word, more alive.” - Alice Waters .
Happy Thanksgiving! Grateful for the wonderful creative community in Seattle!
Since hosting the conscious consumption event we’ve had our ears perked for businesses that are designing and manufacturing with values in mind. We were thrilled when we came across SEATTLE based, @feralferal.
F E R A L is committed to investing in US communities. They proudly and ethically make their handbags 100% in the USA from premium materials in the same sample rooms as high end designer labels. They keep their carbon footprint low, and quality standards high. They are here to prove that ethical can be elevated and sustainable can be stylish. Now poised to expand their line, F E R A L launched a Kickstarter campaign offering the community a chance to buy a gorgeous bag at 25-30% off of retail. Check out the campaign before November 28th!
Link to campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/feral-handbags/f-e-r-a-l-modern-american-luxury-bags-made-in-usa
So many good feelings surrounding Friday’s event at @mutuus_studio. From the stunning space (those windows are hard to beat), to the amazing group of people and conversations, to a table delicately set with handmade ceramics by @natashaalphonse, florals by @teressajohnson, cast brass candle holders by @saul.becker, wine by @matthewswinery, menus by @alexandrastudios, and warming fall inspired food by @americanweekends. AND to top it all off an inspiring design and lifestyle conversation led by @saul.becker and @kristen.becker. Not to mention the many hands that went into planning and cleaning @katecph, @robrdeane (IOU). We’ll be sharing more highlights, but for now we’ll leave you with this cozy image taken by @stevierotellaphoto. Thank you all so much for joining us it was a truly magical evening.
Tonight’s SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT feature is community member, Katie Rainwater.
Katie is the Creative Director/Co-Founder of Lancer and Lace, Seattle's premier boutique salon. From humble beginnings, Katie was born and raised on a 260 acre ranch outside of Bend, Oregon. With creativity, skill and eye for art, she moved to Seattle in 2008
to pursue a career in gallery curating and art restoration, but in 2011 decided to explore a career in the beauty industry after a local business woman inspired her to follow her passion of helping others feel comfortable and confident with their own natural
Soon after graduating from Gary Manuel Aveda Institute as an Esthetician she began her first solo business venture specializing in natural, customized eyelash extensions. It wasn't long before Katie had built a healthy following and a reputation for providing high quality, natural looking eyelash extensions and the best lash care education. She even developed a unique "wrap technique" that allowed the extensions to last longer, up to 4-5 weeks, providing greater value to her clients.
In 2015, Katie teamed up with friend and hair stylist, Julia Anderson (Managing Director/Co-Founder of Lancer and Lace) to begin planning their very own high-end boutique salon. In December 2016, after securing a prime 2,200 square foot space in the heart of Seattle's Belltown Neighborhood beneath the Insignia Towers, and enduring a lengthy build process, Katie and Julia were delighted to open the doors of Lancer and Lace with a team of artists who are gifted specialists in their particular crafts.
Close to two years later and Lancer and Lace is going strong with 10 unique artists, including two talented lash specialists who were trained by Katie, maintaining a high standard and great reputation for healthy vegan lashes that are long lasting. Supporting Katie's reputation for the best lash care education, Lancer and Lace encourage their lash clients to use the locally inspired, Lash Garde (coming to Nordstrom in Fall 2018), which is uniquely oil free and safe to use on eyelash extensions.
We love having Katie in our community. Check out our full interview with Katie in our stories.
Have you all met Ingrid? She is one half of Seattle based furniture company, @walnutandoak. This Saturday, November 17th Ingrid is co-hosting a Fall POP UP with Sally of @andersshop!
Find all the details below - we hope to see you there!
Walnut and Oak is collaborating with the amazing Anders Shop to create a warm experience where you can see (and touch!) your favorite Walnut & Oak designs in person while shopping Anders Shop’s thoughtfully curated selection of home goods: a perfect afternoon.
Anders at 7005 7th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Saturday November 17, 11am - 3pm
Tea @smithteamaker, bubbles and baked goods by @herbakinglab will be provided. Photo by @draganalassiterphoto
We had such a great conversation at last week’s event. We discussed values, sustainability, community, intentionality, and how it relates to being a conscious consumer and ultimately a conscious voice within our city. The small choices we make on a day-to-day basis, whether designing a space, shopping for clothes, food, etc. have a huge impact on local businesses and the relationships that will enhance the vibrancy of the city for years to come. Thanks so much to the @cloudroomseattle for hosting, @rgbsoda for providing drinks and to guest speakers @le.whit, @babyandcompany, @wearecuniform and to @golden_pineapple08 for helping moderate the conversation. Photo by @stevierotellaphoto
Did you get your ticket yet? Please join us on Friday, November 16th for a dinner and panel conversation with @mutuus_studio.
Mutuus Studio prides itself on its intentional diversity of interdisciplinary design ranging from architecture, interior design, furniture, artist collaboration projects and material explorations. We will lead a conversation around the role that design plays in fostering connection and relationships - particularly how objects, furniture, art, and lighting tell stories around the way we live.
Event tickets are available through our website, link in profile
Photo by @k7scott
Tonight we break our Sunday Spotlight post with this horrifying image of billowing smoke from the California fires. Our hearts are with you California. If you are looking for ways to help check out suggestions from the NY times article posted today, link in profile. Photo repost from @running_with_forks #prayingforcalifornia