Entries from September 2016
September 28th, 2016 by sarawilly
The Seattle Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter recently got a makeover and they have a new board made up of Alpha Phis from around the country. They are a group of women who are excited to rekindle your love of Alpha Phi.
Vice President of Membership, Cassie E. Andrews writes: “As collegians we learned that joining Alpha Phi isn’t only for four years, but for life. As alumnae we are the stewards of the vision our original ten founders had as a women’s leadership organization. As a chapter, we are going to provide social, networking, and philanthropic events to the alumnae in the Seattle area. Whether you joined at a local chapter or one across the country, we welcome you to reinvest yourself in Alpha Phi. I am from New York and am very rarely able to attend events sponsored by my initiating chapter, but have found that same sisterhood among Alpha Phi alumnae I have met in Seattle.”
Click here to learn about the chapter and events they are hosting in the upcoming months.
September 13th, 2016 by sarawilly
The Down Syndrome Community (DSC) is hosting its 20th Annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk on October 2, from 1–4 p.m. at the Seattle Center. From individuals with Down syndrome and their family members, to those who know someone with Down syndrome, to community members who simply want to show their support, the Buddy Walk is a day of celebration to promote acceptance, inclusion, and respect of individuals with Down syndrome. This year’s celebration will include special 20th anniversary commemorations, keynote speakers, activities for the family, live music, food trucks, photos, and of course a walk around the Seattle Center.
Funds raised by the Puget Sound Buddy Walk support the DSC’s ongoing mission to serve and advocate for individuals with Down syndrome and their families through:
- The First Call Outreach Program, which provides up-to-date information, mentorship and support to parents who have received a Down syndrome diagnosis.
- Community groups including DSC Friends and D.A.D.S. of Puget Sound.
- Community events like the annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk, Sweetheart Dance & Pizza Party and the Big Time Talent Show.
- Education, including the Learning Program, bi-annual conferences and special guest speakers.
- Advocacy, providing information and opportunity related to policies and issues affecting our community.
“When my daughter, Kate, was born, the doctors pulled my husband aside and told him ‘we think your daughter has Down syndrome’,” said Alison Winfield, DSC President. “From that moment on, our world changed and we were scared of the future. Luckily, I was quickly put in touch with the Down Syndrome Community, which has changed our lives. The funds raised at the Buddy Walk enable the DSC to provide and expand their amazing offerings.”
For additional information and to register for the event, click here.
September 5th, 2016 by sarawilly
The Beauty Bar is destined to be the premier boutique beauty salon for Northeast Seattle and beyond. Located in the Ravenna neighborhood near University Village, The Beauty Bar offers a wide range of services for nails, hair, lashes, waxing, tinting and skincare. As an added guest perk, The Beauty Bar offers a complimentary glass of wine, champagne or beer along with any service for guests ages 21 and older for the ultimate salon experience.
Ali Elder Bruce, owner of The Beauty Bar, brings her 20 years of beauty industry experience to create a gorgeous and peaceful retreat for her guests to feel pampered in. Her highly-trained team of beauty professionals help bring her vision to life and share her passion for helping guests feel beautiful and confident. The Beauty Bar has quickly ramped up business since its soft opening in April. The thoughtfully designed salon with its
signature crushed gold wall, high gloss black flooring and plush seating is an open and modern space that encourages small groups to enjoy beauty treatments together. “From a very young age, I knew this is exactly what I wanted to do,” says Ali.
“I am so excited to be able to share The Beauty Bar with my friends, family and the neighborhood.”
The Beauty Bar is open TuesdayFriday from 10am-7pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. To book an appointment, click here, or call (206) 420 8416. For more beauty inspiration, salon news and promotions, follow The Beauty Bar @thebeautybarseattle on Facebook and Instagram.
September 5th, 2016 by sarawilly
A sponsored post from our friends at Airbnb
What would you do with an extra $12,000 this summer? Vacation in a castle? Head to Paris? Or maybe tuck into a treehouse for a week?
Home-rental site Airbnb is famous for offering these kinds of unique places to stay all over the world. (At last count, it has accommodations in more than 34,000 cities in 191 countries.) That much you probably know. What may surprise you: The San Francisco-based company also provides a way for travel lovers to fund their own trips—by sharing their extra space as a host.
It’s free to create a listing on the site whether you share your couch, spare bedroom, or vacation home. Airbnb helps you get started with 24/7 support, hosting tips, and peace of mind with its $1 Million Host Guarantee. You get to decide when and how often you host by setting your availability on your listing’s calendar. And right now is a great time to get started.
Demand is high since summer is Seattle’s busy travel season. Last year, for instance, from May to August, there were a monumental 200% more trips to Seattle on Airbnb than there were during winter, and hosts in Seattle made 25% more per night. Hosts use that extra money to pay for home improvements, retirement, or that next dream trip! Find out how much you can make as a host here.
Right now, Airbnb is sweetening the deal by offering Udistrictdaily.com readers an extra $200 to new hosts. Here’s the deal:
– Create a listing using this link
– Host your first guest at a listing that’s within 25 miles of the intersection of 5th Ave and Madison St.
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Happy hosting—and enjoy that castle!