Easter Brunch, Treats & Shopping in The Junction!

Fresh Bistro Easter Brunch
Fresh Bistro Easter Brunch

Who’s got Easter Brunch in The Junction? Well…Book your Easter Brunch reservation today at Fresh Bistro at (206)935-3733 for Sweet Potato Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict and Mimosas with creamsicle foam! Or call Spring Hill at (206) 935-1075 to have some King Crab Duck’s Egg Benedict! Shadowland is accepting reservations at (206) 420-3817 and serving up Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict! You can also get brunch at JaK’s Grill, West 5, Table 35 and RockSport Bar & Grill.

And now for something completely different – Swing by Bin 41 Easter Sunday on your way to our local farmers’ market where they will be pouring a line-up of Pinot Noir wines from Oregon from 11 am – 2 pm and serving a small nibbler from a regular market vendor, Loki Fish Company.

Peep Latte from Hotwire
Peep Latte from Hotwire

If you are looking for just a little nibble or something sweet, try coconut bunny cupcakes at Cupcake Royale, some mini cupcakes at Coffee to a Tea, some hot cross buns or chocolate bunnies at Bakery Nouveau or some honey bunny bread at Great Harvest Bread Co! Or if you’ve just got to have your peeps, try a peep latte from Hotwire!

Now what about those last minute gift baskets? Just look in the window at Northwest Art & Frame for some amazingly cute Easter Basket fillings. Create and all natural basket with products from Pharmaca. Get some cute cards at Terjung’s Studio of Gifts. Curious Kidstuff is sure to have some great toys! Capers, Zamboanga and Clementine are excellent places to find gifts for the “big” kids!

Tax Free Day – April 21, 2012

Neighborhood Sale!  Over 40 participants!

Junction Merchants have your back by paying your tax!  Enjoy 10% off at these locations ALL DAY:


Bakery Nouveau Rubato Records
Brunette Mix Seattle Fish Company
Capers Seattle Logo Pro
Carmilia’s Sound Advice
City Mouse Studio and Store Stop ‘N Shop
Clementine Sugar Rush Baking Company
Click! Design That Fits Sweetie
Computer Care Terjung’s Studio of Gifts
Curious Kidstuff The Beer Junction
Edie’s Shoes The Discovery Shop
Fleurt The Forsythe Studio
Funky Janes The Sneakery
Great Harvest Bread Co. Twilight Artist Collective
Jan’s Beauty Supply Vain
JF Henry Wallflower Custom Framing
Leisure Books Wild Rose’s
Many Moons Trading Company Zamboanga
Pharmaca Integrated Pharmacy Wellness Medical Arts
Red Cup Espresso

bin 41 wines is offering a special 10% off table full of wine and merchandise!

Dig in at one of these great eateries with ONE-DAY-ONLY specials:

A Terrible Beauty $1 off beer and wine until 5pm. Half off any appetizer with purchase of 2 entrees anytime.
Bang Bar Restaurant & Lounge
Free Spring Rolls with minimum of $20 order.  Yum!  Dine in only.
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse FREE Internet surfing all day and your choice of an 8oz Americano, 8oz latte or 8oz hot chocolate for only 21 cents.
Seattle Fish Company One Piece Fish and Chips – 5 bucks flat
Shadowland $5 Wagyu Burger with Fries ‘till 5pm
Shoofly Pie Company Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or ice cream a la mode* with purchase of a slice (upon request).*while supplies last
Taco Del Mar Free Taco with any purchase all day.
Talarico’s Italian Lounge House Made Bruschetta – $5 – ALL DAY
The Wing Dome One free appetizer per $50 spent.

Contemplating Nothingness at ArtsWest

ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery presents new art exhibit:contemplating_nothingness_web_banner3

Featured artists: Akiko Kino, Jane Emens & Maxine Mattson

When: March 28 – April 24, 2010

Noon to 7:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday

Free Admission

Wine and Cheese Artist Reception: Thursday, April 8, 6-9pm

Including, The Value of Nothingness, a special ArtsWest ON STAGE panel discussion with artists, collectors and buyers beginning at 7:30pm

Where:  ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery – 4711 California Avenue SW

Akiko Kino’s atmospheric oil paintings encompass large fields of white with subtle colorful design components. Using a knife instead of a brush, she creates a dimensional surface.  Kino, originally from Japan, works to express ugoki (movement) and nagare (flow) in her paintings inspired by nature and dreams. She graduated from Toita College in Tokyo with a degree in art and was mentored by internationally renowned painter, Masando Kito.

Jane Emens creates a textural surface that includes subtle colors and shapes similar to the surface of Lascaux or a weathered wall.  With yogic focus, Emens works from the inner place of non-rational quiet to find meaning for her creative endeavors and life. She received her MFA in Fiber and Mixed Media Art from JFK University in California.

Maxine Mattson has been painting for over two decades with a focus on colorful abstract encaustic work over the last six years.  Her textured surfaces of layered wax explore the ethereal quality of energy and reflect her interest in representing the passing of time.  A wonderful tension is created from the art’s vibrant colors with natural mixed media objects that emerge from the undulating surfaces.  Mattson’s art has been published, awarded and is collected nationally.

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

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!!

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