Creating an Empire

“Stay curious and travel as much as possible. Surround yourself with the right people both personally and professionally.”

Movers & Shakers

 Jennifer Leavitt, VP of Marketing, Bellevue Collection  How long have you been in your line of work? I began my career at the Bellevue Collection (Kemper Development Company) right out of college. What began as an internship turned into a career of 34 years and counting.  What is one major lesson in life you have learned and would share with other…

Women of Influence

In the social media culture we live in, it’s easy to get caught up on “likes” and views on highly curated, sometimes sponsored, content. I find myself thinking, how are these people actually “influencing” in real life when there are no filters, “likes” and edited captions? The women featured in this month’s issue may have decent social media … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Bellevue Farmers Market Opening Day May 16 The Bellevue Farmers Market operates a seasonal Thursday farmers market, held every week rain or shine in the parking lot of Bellevue Presbyterian Church from 3–7 p.m., May 16 until Oct. 10. Each market day is composed of its own unique mix of vendors offering seasonal fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, fresh … Continued

Avenue Bellevue Sales Center Unveiled

Fortress Development unveiled its new sales center and full-sized model unit for the 98 “Estate Homes” at Avenue Bellevue, a two-tower luxury condo (a total of 332 residences), hotel and retail plaza coming to downtown Bellevue. Local developer Andy Lakha introduced his team behind the project, which includes an InterContinental Hotel and restaurant by Michelin … Continued

Vital Voices Northwest’s International Women’s Day Celebration in Seattle

Vital Voices Northwest celebrated International Women’s Day in Seattle, featuring inspiring speakers Lina Khalifeh, founder of SheFighter; and Valerie Biden Owens, vice chair of the Biden Foundation. In 1997 Vital Voices was created to make space for women to be heard. VitalVoices.org

Matthews Winery Black Ball Event

Matthews Winery hosted The Black Ball, an amazing “black tie and gown” affair that proved to be quite the splash. Produced by Own the Night Productions, Inc. and held at Thomas Family Farm, the gala included a true Hollywood red carpet experience, live music, wine, food and more. Look for the wildly popular White Party coming this … Continued

Cheers, Ladies!

Whether you're celebrating Mother's Day, girls' night out or brunch, these spring cocktails are perfect for celebrating the ladies in your life. Recommended by Lisa Olson, founder of Suite Restaurant & Lounge, both cocktails incorporate fresh fruit and herbs.

Kickboxing 101

Wellness – Be strong, be healthy and take care of you! Part of this involves exercise, another is self-care, but the key is also safety. Local fashion designer and fitness guru Kate Mensah encapsulates these features in her kickbox coaching. Here we will walk you through some workout drills to get you up to speed on kickboxing.

Something Special for the Mother in Your World

 1. Theo Chocolate  You can't go wrong with something sweet. Not only is it amazing chocolate, but Theo’s also supports making the world a better place in unique ways. What mother would not want both chocolate and world change?    2. Glassybaby