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Voting season is upon us!

September 1, 2009

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We are very excited to be nominated again for Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington. Last year we finished in the top 5!

We are competing in the beauty/hair color category and would appreciate your vote.

You do have to register and you can only vote once. A comment box pops up where you can (but are not required to) say something wonderful about us.

Next month it will be time to vote in the Citysearch polls.  Don’t worry. We will let you know when it is time.  🙂

Grand Opening

August 23, 2009

Thanks to all who joined us for our Grand Opening. We had a great time. We had an amazing cheese table from the Traveling Cheesemonger. If you need something fabulous for your next corporate event, we can hook you up. She also does cheese classes!

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Other than the cheese, the most popular items were the Wine Sorbet and the Sparkling Sangria.

The sorbet is stupid easy.

Place 1 bottle of wine (I have only made this with red wine, but I am going to try a Rose this weekend. I will let you know how it goes.) in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and use a long handled lighter to ignite the surface. When the flame goes out, add 1 cup sugar, the zest of one orange (use a vegetable peeler to make big strips) and 1 cinnamon stick. Cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until you can smell the orange and cinnamon.  Pour through a strainer into a large rectangular (8×13) Pyrex pan.  Freeze until solid. Using a stiff spatula, scrape out in chunks and place in food processor. Pulse first, then blend until creamy and return to freezer. (Can be individually portioned and returned to freezer.) Serve as a dessert or palate cleanser between courses.

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We were glad to see so many friends come by for a visit.

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We had an interesting take on a wedding party last week.  No bride! She and her friends were at her regular salon, and we had the groom’s family. It was a completely different energy in the salon! Maybe that can be our new schtick: Wedding parties welcome – as long as the bride goes somewhere else!

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What’s new in the zoo?

August 3, 2009

Boy,  have we been busy! For starters, we have a new staff member. Say hello to Jennifer Strong next time you pop in. Her room is on the way to the Tasting room, so you can’t miss her!

And speaking of the Tasting Room, it is up and running and we have had two events now. All our wine and beer stock is shelved in there (except for a few items by the front desk.)  Each week we have a few featured wines available for sampling. Ask your hairdresser to take you back for a tasting!

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We are still slowly decorating, and we just got some sassy new couches for the Client Lounge (that’s the room with the window!)

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And since the wine is all in the back Tasting Room now, Aura’s room was mighty empty and she got a new sofa, too!

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One last thing: we are trying to have an ongoing gift with purchase deal (buy 4 bottles of wine and get a free tote bag.)

Here’s this week’s bag.

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You never know what will change before you come in next.  See you soon!

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Hair by Jonathan

Hair by Jonathan

Gift with purchase

July 22, 2009

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This lovely Aveda tote bag can be yours with the purchase of any four bottles of wine.  The special canvas is a blend of cotton & recycled plastic bottles.  While supplies last.