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The Village's VIRTUAL Hween Costume Contest

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I thought you'd enjoy this photo of me from Halloween 2013.  It's one of my faves because nobody recognized me and my kids were crying and running, confused to hear my voice but not seeing me in that face at all.  This year, there's a big contest in classic 2020 VIRTUAL style and yes, there are prizes..$50 gift cards to some of your favorite spots!  So get your silly, scary, crazy, hilarious costumes on at HOME this year and participate in the The Village at Totem Lake's 'Spooktacular' Virtual Halloween Costume Contest.  All family members- parents, kids, pets, are encourage to get decked out and enter.  Instructions are on their Insta Page. Snap and share a photo between Oct 19-30th and use the hashtag #TotemLakeHalloween and stay tuned for the winners to be announced on Oct 31st in the following categories:

Costume Categories:

  1. Best Princess or Superhero (prize: $50 gift card to one of The Village’s eateries)
  2. Best Make-up (prize: $50 Ulta Beauty gift card)
  3. Best Pet Costume (prize: $50 All The Best Pet Care gift card)
  4. Best Nails (prize: $50 Anthony Vince’ Nail Spa gift card)
  5. Judge’s Choice (prize: $50 gift card of winner’s choice at one of the stores above)

I'll be looking forward to your creativity!

  

 


Coffee &Cone Under New Ownership

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Good news! Coffee & Cone is under new ownership that plans to stay open year-round.  Yes, you read that correctly, ice cream and coffee 12-9 everyday, which seems pretty smart when we are heading towards some dark/rainy stay-at-home but I need ice cream because I'm lonely kind of days.  Edward (ie: Eddie to friends, photo below, mask only off for 6 seconds) and his wife Michelle are the new owners of this location at 1 Lakeshore Plaza since August 3rd.  Eddie was formerly in construction and is planning on a fresh coat of paint. 

When I asked Eddie to tell me 'the scoop' (I'm really on my game today, right?), he said their fresh coffee beans come from Middle Fork Roasters out of Seattle.  A 12 oz latte is $3.50 or $4 for a 16 oz.  The ice cream is still the same Cascade Glacier brand out of OR that Coffee & Cone customers have always enjoyed.  A generous kids scoop is $3.50 or $4.50 for regular heaping scoop. My favorite new addition is the walk-up window where a masked/gloved smiling person will fetch you a dreamy delight without having to step foot indoors.  Grab your treat and then enjoy it in Marina Park just steps away. Starting in November there will be a new Polish Bakery pop-up offering paczkis and Euro pastries every Saturday.  Don't forget this little hidden gem 'under the stair's at Lakeshore Plaza, our small businesses need us! 

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The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest

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Kirklanders, it's time to sharpen those knives and the creative side of your brain and let's get carving.  This contest is FREE for all ages. 

Contest Rules:
1. Carve your pumpkin (pumpkins must be carved, but paint and other décor allowed).
2. Submit a photo of your carved pumpkin with your name and pumpkin title to: tharrison@kirklandwa.gov.
3. Only one entry per person.
4. Entries must be received by October 25th.
5. The public will vote for their favorite design on the Kirkland Parks & Community Services Facebook page October 26-29th. Top 3 designs with the most "Likes" will win!
6. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
7. Winner will be announced October 30th!

What’s better then pie and coffee?

Free pie and coffee! Thank you to the prize donors: 203° F Coffee (direct trade, ethically sourced coffees), and Shari’s (home of award winning pies).


High Five to New Shops Opening

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The two new places I was going to tell you about today both have 'initial' names. Very hipster! J McLaughlin and T Anthony featured today on K Weblog.   Let's start with T. Anthony Jewelers so you can be lucky enough to meet Tyler (Anthony) Sholdt and his wife Kellie (photo above, I let them take their masks off for a moment so you could see their real faces).  They just moved from their downtown Seattle location to Carillon Point 6 weeks ago.  The Sholdts have done a fabulous remodel in Armoire's old space (still online), so they can bring a personal and customized jewelry experience to their new and existing clients.  Check out the awesome wallpaper behind them in this photo. Tyler's family has been in the jewelry business since 1935, and he's spent the last 22 years growing organically through referrals.  His favorite part of his job is the connections he makes with his clients through designing custom pieces.  Kellie shares that he is a perfectionist and works relentlessly to make things that exceed customer expectations.  There's no big push to sell what's in the case, although there are lovely things in cases too, it's more about understanding someone's vision and making it a reality, whether it be an engagement, anniversary, special occasion or generational re-creation.  Kellie says, "It's affordable too.  Many clients say they didn't know they could have something like this."  They are not really retail and not online either, "we are proud to be old-school about the experience of buying fine jewelry," they say. And their Yelp reviews speak volumes too, not to mention some of these beautiful pieces.

Hours are M-F 10-6 and you can meet with Tyler by appointment. They are delighted by all of the warm welcomes they have received from Kirklanders (you all are awesome!) thus far and are excited to be part of our community. Pop in and say hello. They are so warm and welcoming and also have scotch and champagne on the ready. I know that'll get you moving! Also mention you read about them on the Kirkland Blog aka K Blog and you'll get a free T Anthony jewelry cleaner. WIN!


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J. McLaughlin is now open at 129 Park Lane in the Essentials old space.  I know some East Coast gals that are excited about this one!  Everything in here feels classy and rich, my fingertips were delighted as they touched the corners of delicious fabrics on hangers.  It made me realize I need to stop wearing Athleta everyday and start dressing like a grown up.  You'll find lots of prints, plenty of leopard and fall colors too. They do 1:1 appointments for sessions where you can design your own personal style with one of their knowledgeable staff. You can even do this over Zoom!  Everything is machine washable and prices range from $148-398.  This store is their first in WA, but it is #158 in the country.  Tina and Megan are the managers, so you should go peruse their new collection and say hello.  There's even a small men's section. Hours are 11-5 everyday but Sunday is 10-6.