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Girly Girl Gifts, Gifts with Personality

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Joining us on this episode is Laurie Cassille the owner and creator of Girly Girl Gifts!  Her hand painted gifts show that you took the time to pick the perfect gift and personalize it for that special friend or family member. What fun we had visiting with Laurie sipping Girly Girl Wine on their outdoor patio on a warm fall afternoon.  Our fabulous community of ladies joined us at the Girly Girl Tasting Room in Woodinville and socialized and enjoyed the gift giveaways from some local vendors.

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A special thanks to:

Cameron Baughn Photography for filming and editing If you are needing photography, filming or visual arts, Cameron is incredibly talented. (Cameron is my son! He helps me tremendously.)

Girly Girl Wines  A great place to meet with friends at their tasting room in Woodinville, Wa.

Catering with Mary Jane Landau for the yummy dessert give away! Mary Jane has catered several of my events and I love how she is so customer service oriented along with providing incredible appetizers.

Merry McCallum with Vivi Jewelry gave a beautiful necklace set as a giveaway for one of the ladies in the audience! What lovely accessories by Vivi Jewelry!

Robinson Dental in Lynnwood, Wa  Thanks to Brett Robinson for giving a Teeth Whitening Kit as a gift to one of the ladies in the audience! Also, for the Sonicare Toothbrush as a gift giveaway! I love the ladies at Robinson Dental that take care of my keeping my teeth healthy and Brett for the excellent service he provides!

I hope you can join us at one of our live filming events, we have so much fun! Enjoy the photos by Beautiful Butterfly Photography!  Yamileth Swearingen continues to capture the great time at our events! Check out her Facebook Page and give her a “Like” while you are there.

Cheers, Karen

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Friendsfavz TV – Summer Wines with Kestrel Vintners

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Friendsfavz TV – Summer Wines with Kestrel Vintners

Welcome Friends!

Friendsfavz Web Show host and special guest this week is Kestrel Vintners ! Carolina Warwick, the associate wine maker, invited us into the Club Room at the Woodinville tasting room and we enjoyed tasting three of their many splendid wines. We tasted the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Cabernet Franc, and my personal favorite the 2010 Mourvedre.

Feel free to stop by one of their three tasting rooms in Woodinville, Leavenworth or Prosser and pick up a bottle to bring home to enjoy while you watch the web show posted below.  Listen to Cat as she shares information about the Estate Vineyards, the delicious Kestrel wines and how special it is to be a club member. The wine club members are always the first to taste many of the wines as well as be invited to special events!

On my first visit to the Kestrel Woodinville Tasting Room, I was greeted by warm friendly smiles and all the people working were so welcoming. I was invited to sit at the wine bar in the club room.  As I  looked around, I saw a room full of people having a good time visiting with friends. I meet some wonderful people myself and one of them, Michelle, even joined us for our filming event!

We had such a great time filming and visiting with each other, a true girls night out!  I hope you can join us and be a part of the audience for one of the upcoming filming events. Please check the friendsfavz group page on Facebook for future filming dates and locations.  If any of you have a suggestion for a great winery location, please comment below.

So many wonderful women contributed to the evening to make it so special, and I want to thank them all. Julie from Chive Catering served some wonderful appetizers that paired perfectly with the wines Kestrel featured. Beautiful Butterfly Photography took some amazing photos throughout the evening! Thank you Yamileth for coming and photographing all the fun we were having!

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Please check out Beautiful Butterfly Photography facebook page and give her a like when you are there! She also gave a gift of a mini portrait session in the gift drawings.

We had so many fabulous friends offer gifts for giveaways to the audience.

Cheryl King Art gave away a two Giglee prints and Linda was ecstatic about her new print that she won!

Cindy DuVall of Calypso Fused Glass Art gave away a gorgeous piece of glass art to one of our ladies in the audience.

Stephanie Richter of Mary Kay Cosmetics gave some summer lip colors to brighten a summer look for one of the ladies!

Kestrel Vintners had a fantastic gift basket to enjoy on a warm summer evening!

Laura Wentworth of Elle W. Hair Design and Makeup gave an outstanding package for hair and makeup for a special event!

Rebecca J. Clark, USA Today Best Selling Author gave away a signed copy of her book The Checklist Diet and two 30 day memberships to Thrive Gym access to her personnel training program.

Cheers,

Karen

 

Karen’s Closet – Going to a Concert

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Karen’s Closet – Going to a Concert

 

 Lady Gaga is in town and we are going to the concert! What is a girl to wear?

Hi friends! Join me as I explore fashion for ladies of a “more interesting age” as my sister-in-law, Stephanie, calls it. I love this season of life because I finally feel that I can have clothes that really define who I am.  I have gotten rid of the clothes that sit in my closet that I never wear and replaced them with clothes that make me feel beautiful!

We were invited to join a group of friends in a suite for the Lady Gaga concert here in Seattle. As with any event one of my first thoughts is: What am I going to wear? I had heard that many of the Lady Gaga fans come to the concert dressed in outfits inspired by the diva herself.  Seashell tops, angel wings and assorted creative  clothing is all the rage for the younger generation. Those sound fun and inspiring, however, I  think I will go for something fashionable but age appropriate. Let’s see what we can find to wear as I search my closet for something fun, with a little flair!

What do you like to wear to a concert and what are your favorite stores? Share with all of our friends in the comments below.

Come feel beautiful with us here at friendsfavz.! Karen

My favorite shops for concert clothes with a flair:

BCBG Max Azria Eliza Pink Sleeveless Cowl Back Top -now on sale

Sound Styles sheer top with Polka Dots and Swing Vest

Nordstroms Leith Zip Back Tank Dress from Savvy

Macy’s Jewelry

New Thing Tuesday! Chic Essentials Trunk Show

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I headed to Duvall this week to watch a trunk show of spring fashions from Chic Essentials. They are reinventing themselves and going only online at chicessentials.com. I love their line of clothing because it is fashionable and comfortable with cottons and lycra blends.  The lines they carry are updated and detailed with fun buttons and lines to flatter any figure! You will have to check them out online next month. They are just getting their online store up and running so be patient if their selection is not showing on their site yet. It is definitely worth the wait!

Also, check out Match Coffee and Wine in Duvall, they were wonderful hosts and served everyone with a smile. Christel Vander Weide   entertained us throughout the night with her beautiful voice. You can find her information at vocalromance.com

I was talking with a gal at the show and we were both commenting on how hard it is to find clothes that are appropriate yet stylish for women who are in their 40’s and up or someone who does not have the “perfect” shape. Maybe you are needing tops that are a little longer or fuller through the midsection but not boxy. Yet, you still want to look like you have a waist or a figure.  I would love to find stores or places online to shop and share these with all of our friends here at friendsfavz.

So, if you have a favorite line of clothing or favorite store that fits the not so perfect figure let us know so we can share it on our blog with all of our friends. 

Some of my favorites are Chic Essentials and White House Black Market ( they sometimes have tunic type tops that are fitted yet not too tight with scrumptious fabrics)

-Karen