A Ton of Chocolate at Bakery Nouveau!

Photo courtesy Donna Ryan Photography
Photo courtesy Donna Ryan Photography

Yes folks, a metric ton of chocolate (2,200 lbs) was delivered to Bakery Nouveau a couple of weeks ago! That’s 4 ft by 3.5 ft and a bit over 5 ft tall! And just in time for making all sorts of delicious chocolate treats…

Photo courtesy Donna Ryan Photography
Photo courtesy Donna Ryan Photography

Good Friday and Easter are nearly here! The candy and confections at Bakery Nouveau will appeal to the chocolate lovers of any age. They have solid Easter Bunnies in both dark and milk chocolate, as well as a selection of hollow eggs filled with hand crafted confections. You can also pick up traditional hot cross buns to have with your morning coffee. Mmmm. Whatever your fancy, Bakery Nouveau is sure to have something spectacular for all!

Check out their Blog: Bakery Nouveau Blog


Free Events This Weekend at Pharmaca

SPRING IMMUNE SUPPORT: PART 2
Dr. Catherine Orsi, N.D., L.M.P. will be speaking at Pharmaca on the subject of spring time immunity. Come and join in on the discussion with Dr. Orsi and give your immune system the boost it needs for the changing season.

Photo courtesy Pharmaca
Photo courtesy Pharmaca

Where: Pharmaca – 4707 California Ave SW (206) 932-4225
When: Friday March 26th from 5pm-6pm
Cost: Free!!

NEW EVENT! THRIVING IN MENOPAUSE
Sunday, Mar 28 , 12 – 4pm
Enjoy complimentary:

  • Chair Massage
  • Symptom Help
    • – Hot Flashes: 12pm
    • – Sleep/Stress: 1pm
    • – Hormones: 2pm
  • Product Samples

GIFT WITH PURCHASE: Receive a FREE MENOPAUSE SURVIVAL KIT* with $100 purchase. A $27.56 value! While supplies last. *Kit includes Pharmaca’s dark chocolate bar, Black Cohosh capsules, Relax Supplement & Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend. Receive $30 in coupons* on event day. *Limitations apply. See coupons for details. Valid only on event day.


Fleurt Studio Moves Into The Junction!

The Junction would like to welcome Fleurt Studio to the neighborhood! Fleurt Studio is moving into their first retail spot at 4461 California Ave SW! The new locally owned flower and gift shop is planning to open on or around April 1st.  They also “deliver fresh blooms daily throughout Seattle and offer free West Seattle Delivery.” (It’s only $10 for deliveries within Seattle!) They prepare flowers for occasions, weddings and special events.

Photo courtesy Fleurt Studio
Photo courtesy Fleurt Studio

Fleurt Studio offers the Bloomerang Guarantee.  What’s a Bloomerang Guarantee? Every order placed online at Fleurt Studio receives a digital photo of the order. It is emailed to you at the time the delivery goes out. If for some reason you, or your recipient is not happy with their arrangement, they will replace the flowers free of charge within 24 hours of the delivery. Now that’s customer service!


Special Deal at Seattle Fish Company

Photo courtesy Seattle Fish Co.
Photo courtesy Seattle Fish Co.

Fresh Halibut season is now underway and the fish have been coming in looking great! On Monday, March 22nd, Tuesday, March 23rd and Wednesday, March 24th, Seattle Fish Company will give away a FREE Crabcake for each pound of Fresh Halibut you purchase. Plan ahead and take advantage of this special offer!

Photo courtesy Seattle Fish Co.
Photo courtesy Seattle Fish Co.

Seattle Fish Company focuses primarily on quality and freshness. They don’t sell any farm-raised fish. They support sustainable harvesting of wild fish and other seafood. You can order online or they have one of two locations, at 4435 California Ave SW, right here in The Junction!


The Junction Welcomes Bella Nouveau European Day & Medi-Spa

Photo courtesy Bella Nouveau
Photo courtesy Bella Nouveau

As of March 10th, the stucco Tudor cottage at the corner of 42nd and Oregon is no longer a cozy chiropractic clinic, but a Mediterranean Villa – the new Bella Nouveau European Day and Medi-Spa.  After moving the Sparks Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center into a remodeled space next door, proprietor Dr. Catherine Sparks converted the cottage into a relaxing day spa for those seeking more personal pampering or MediSpa services.

Dr. Sparks said the new spa offers European and anti-aging facials, acne and rosacea therapies, brow and lash tinting, full-body waxing, acupuncture face toning, massage therapies, and specialized skin care therapies, along with a full complement of medi-spa services.  “From Botox and Dysport injections, to Restylane, Radiesse, Juvaderm and more,” she said.  “And, our Bella Nouveau Spa staff is comprised of friendly, professional estheticians, medical doctors, massage therapists, acupuncturists and more, with over 35 years of combined expertise.”

Meanwhile, after being in practice for nearly 20 years in West Seattle, Dr. Sparks is still busy treating both new and long-time patients in her newly remodeled chiropractic clinic next door, at 4208 SW Oregon.  And, as a respected member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, after working nearly eight years with biochemists and other doctors, she has just introduced a new line of  leading-edge anti-aging skin-care cosmeceuticals.

According to Dr. Sparks, Novelle Health and Beauty, Inc. currently offers seven new formulas, and more are coming.   “We got rave reviews at the Northwest Women’s Show,” she said, “and even won their Best in Show Award!”

For further information, contact Geoffrey Abdian at Bella Nouveau, 206-938-6698. 


St. Patty’s Day in The Junction!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We know you want your Pint of Guinness or some Irish Whiskey or some of those delicious Irish eats…well we got you covered my friend. Just take a stroll in The Junction and you needn’t look far.

Corned Beef & Cabbage is being served up at West 5, where you can also get yourself a pint of Hale’s Dublin Stout. The Rocksport Bar & Grill is also serving up Corned Beef & Cabbage, Guinness and Green Beer all day long. Shadowland has the ole’ Corned Beef & Cabbage today.  But that’s not all! Elliott Bay Brewery is serving up all of the delicious treats from Ireland, like Shepherd’s Pie and Chocolate Stout Cupcakes! And speaking of cupcakes, drop in Cupcake Royale for their Irish Whiskey Cupcake! Now that’s the luck o’ the Irish!

clover“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and troubles avoid you wherever you go.” – Irish blessing


Square One Books Upcoming Events

Square One Books has two great upcoming community events!

  • Thursday, March 18th from 6:00-7:45 p.m.at Madison Middle School – Book Sale for Middle School Students!  Square One Books will pay your Sales tax for you, so you get a 9.5% discount! They will be able to take cash and debit/credit cards or checks from Square One customers currently in their system.
  • Thursday, March 25th from 6:30-7:45 p.m. – Author Reading and Signing at West Seattle Library, 2306 42nd Ave SW, “All About Lulu” by Bainbridge Island author Jonathan Evison. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. The event is co-sponsored by Square One Books. Copies of the book will be for sale at the reading.all about lulu

Reserve a Spot for Monday Night Supper at Spring Hill!

Fried Chicken Dinner for Four!

Photo courtesy Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar
Photo courtesy Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar

Monday Night Supper includes: two whole fried chickens, herbed dumplings with cheddar and teleme, buttered russet potatoes with gravy, marinated cucumber salad, braised brussels sprouts and jalepeno cornbread.

Reservations only – cut off is Friday at 8 pm (48 hours notice) prior to the following Monday. Please call during business hours to make reservations at (206) 935-1075. Cost is $80.

View more scrumptious photos at: Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar


West Seattle ArtWalk Thursday March 11th!

Art walk West SeattlePlease join us for West Seattle ArtWalk  this Thursday, March 11th from 6-9 pm in The Junction.  Go to the  West Seattle ArtWalk FaceBook page for more information and to become a fan!

Among the featured artists this month – Funky Janes March Artist: Jersey Girl

Photo courtesy Jersey Girl
Photo courtesy Jersey Girl

Capturing life’s moments…

It started when my father gave me his old 35mm Canon a few years back. The way I saw the world changed. I was no longer just seeing life pass by me in a moving sense but began to see life in still frames. – Jersey Girl


Hotwire’s Wheatless Wednesdays

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Flying Apron & Wheatless in Seattle Giving West Seattle More Wheat and Gluten-Free Options

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse will begin offering a new option in West Seattle for the wheat and gluten intolerant West Seattleites.

Beginning March 10th, 2010 West Seattle folks will be able to pre-order and pick up some of their favorite wheat and gluten-free baked goods from 2 of Seattle’s premium bakeries: the Flying Apron and Wheatless in Seattle.

Lora Lewis, owner of Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, remarks “I’m finding more people coming into Hotwire asking for wheat and gluten-free items so it seemed natural to go out and seek some premium bakeries who were offering these types of goods”.  After extensive research, 2 bakeries kept coming up, the Flying Apron who are known for their organic and wheat-free goods and Wheatless in Seattle a bakery that specializes in gluten-free breads and desserts.

“Now you’ll have another reason to shop locally” continues Lewis.  You will be able to order your wheat and gluten-free baked goods through Hotwire and have them delivered each Wednesday.  Hotwire will also have ready-to- purchase wheat and gluten-free items too.

Hotwire already has a large following of people who can’t drink dairy from their decision when they opened 7 ½ years ago to not charge for soy or rice milk.  For the dairy drinkers, all of Hotwire’s dairy is locally sourced and is rBST free.

Join Hotwire Coffee, the Flying Apron and Wheatless in Seattle on Wednesday, March 10th for a special customer sampling event of the new baked goods.