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 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.

Eric Fridrich and Friends at Shadowland March 15th!

Every Monday night, Shadowland presents Eric Fridrich and Friends. Hailing from Chicago, his sound spans multiple genres, including Latin, jazz, blues, African, orchestra, and flamenco. A must see!!!!!!  No Cover.

Photo courtesy Eric Fridrich
Photo courtesy Eric Fridrich

“A song is like a canvas that you can paint ‘anew every time you perform it.” – Eric Fridrich

10 and Change opens at Twilight March 11th

SHOW: 10 and Change, curated by Kate Protage10 and change


WHEN: Opening Reception during the West Seattle Art Walk Thursday, March 11, from 6 to 9 PM

In a time when many people are scaling back on luxuries, how do we keep the momentum and interest in collecting art going? How about by making it so irresistible that it’s a necessity?

TwAC artist Kate Protage is on a mission: to give people more opportunities to collect art that speaks to them, that’s also affordable and accessible. She challenged ten notable Seattle artists to “think big by creating small.” How do their concepts and styles translate to a small-scale format? Join us in March and see.

10 and Change features a 10″ x 10″ piece plus other brand new work by:

Michelle Anderst
Sharon Arnold
James Caudle
RobRoy Chalmers
Chris Crites
Cristin Ford
Zanetka Gawronski
Ryan Molenkamp
Cheryl Robinson
Chris Sheridan

Show runs from Thursday, 3/011 to Monday, 4/05.

Twilight in the Junction is located at: 4306 SW Alaska St. Seattle, WA. 98116

Bin 41 Your Junction Wine Shop!

Photo: Donna Ryan Photography
Photo: Donna Ryan Photography

The Junction is excited to have another community oriented business open in our business district – Bin 41! Owned by West Seattle residents, T. Frick and Jon McNamara, Bin 41 will be providing retail wine sales by the bottle and wine-related merchandise. With the new sign in place, they hope to open for business sometime in March, with their grand opening in early April.  Look for Bin 41,”your Junction wine shop,” on the April West Seattle ArtWalk route!

SUNLIGHT Opens March 10th At ArtsWest!

by Sharr White
Directed by Vanessa Miller
March 10 – April 3, 2010

“The personal and political collide in this stunning new play about loyalty, power, and torture memos.”

Read more about the play: ArtsWest