Auction of Washington Wines Raises More Than $4.5 Million

Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) celebrated its 32nd annual weekend of charitable wine events Aug. 15-17, raising more than $4.5 million. More than 200 winemakers, vintners and growers celebrated, poured wine and auctioned wine products to help achieve this goal. Proceeds benefited Seattle Children’s and Washington State University’s (WSU) viticulture and enology program. Photography by Duval Images and Curbow Photography

Charles Smith’s 20th Anniversary Reception and Party

The award-winning winemaker Charles Smith celebrated 20 years since his entry into the winemaking business. Charles hosted a party featuring a live performance from country-rock group Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. He had a selection of Seattle’s top food trucks, and the party took place at Jet City, the largest urban winery on the west coast.

Fifth Annual Seattle Polo Party

The Fifth Annual Seattle Polo Party, presented by Rolls-Royce Motorcars Bellevue, Seattle Polo Party, curated the best of equestrian polo, luxury, fashion, music and more into an all-day affair. Guests were encouraged to dress in their garden bests—seersucker suits, summer dresses and fanciful hats as they enjoyed live professional polo. Photography by Salinas Holcomb

Artful Evening Gala at Bellevue Arts Museum

Nearly 400 community leaders showed their support for the arts at Bellevue Arts Museum’s annual Artful Evening Gala June 29. The gala is one of the Eastside’s largest and longest-running fundraising events and featured a cocktail reception and dinner, pop-up jewelry shop, and works from local and emerging artists in the silent and live auctions. Photography … Continued

Humble Design Seattle’s Inaugural Fundraiser

Humble Design Seattle celebrated its one-year anniversary by hosting its inaugural fundraiser July 13. More than 220 community members joined them at their historic Harbor Island warehouse for an inspired evening of fundraising. Humble Design furnishes homes for families that have recently transitioned out of homeless shelters and into permanent housing.

Matthews Winery Farm-to-Table Dinner with Chef Micah Mowrey

Matthews hosted a seasonal farm-to-table dinner at their Woodinville Farm and Tasting Room July 8. All food was sourced from organic farms and purveyors within 10 miles of their property, prepared by Chef Micah Mowrey and served family-style. Guests enjoyed a tour of the farm, appetizers, dinner, dessert and one glass of wine to start the evening.

Charles Smith’s Third Annual Jet City Rosé Experience

Winemaker Charles Smith hosted his Third Annual Jet City Rosé Experience at Jet City Winery, the largest urban winery on the west coast, Saturday, June 1. More than 2,000 rosé fans enjoyed a rosé tasting featuring more than 25 wineries and the region’s best rosés, as well as live musical performances from Reverend Horton Heat … Continued

EBC’s Fifth Annual Diaper Derby Collects More Than 200,000 Diapers

Eastside Baby Corner (EBC), completed its fifth annual Diaper Derby, and with the help of 48 local businesses and organizations, May 3-June 7, they collected 201,340 diapers, $6,800 in financial donations and 103,259 diaper wipes for children living in poverty or crisis. For more info regarding donations, drop-off locations and volunteering, visit

Tuxes & Tails

This year marked the 30th anniversary of Seattle Humane’s largest annual fundraising event, Tuxes & Tails. 750 animal lovers gathered for dinner, a live and silent auction and a pet runway showcase featuring local celebrities and adoptable dogs and cats. The evening brought in more than $1.5 million to assist Seattle Humane in its goal of serving 10,000 … Continued

Bellevue Lifestyle Hosts “The Women’s Event”

Bellevue Lifestyle's first women's event at The Riveter was sold-out! Guests enjoyed an empowering discussion with Linda Derschang, Kate Isler, Jennifer Leavitt, Claire Sumadiwirya and Nicole Wakely and shopped the pop-up with Jarbo Clothing, Margaret O'Leary Clothing, Bare Aesthetics, Morgan Smalley, Elliot Hunter Jewelry, Umm Skincare, The LakeHouse, JujuBeet, Matthews Winery and Treveri Cellars. Photography by Life N Light