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Achtung Launch at Essenza

Focus your attention on this new line of perfume, debuting at Essenza in Fremont

Fremont’s scent super-store, Essenza, is hosting a launch event on August 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. for Achtung, a collab between local perfumer House of Matriarch, artist Rick Barchenger and emerging designer Aronhix who has created textiles based on Barchenger’s black and white mandala-style drawings.

House of Matriarch perfumer Christi Meshell explains a bit about Barchenger and their collaboration: Read more »

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Village Maternity Celebrates 30 Years this September

30 years of moms, dads and babies have passed through the doors of this U Village shop

University Village opened in 1956 and while all of its original inhabitants (save the QFC) are gone and the mall has changed considerably, Village Maternity is celebrating its 30th anniversary in September with a month full of in-store events, a new website with ecommerce and 5 percent of all sales to Children’s Hospital in honor of founder Shelley Capretto, who, daughter Anna Williams explains, passed away in January. Read more »

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Gorilla Perfumes At Lush

Experience the smell of furze, the Druids, lavender and other British scents at Lush this August

The Westlake Center Lush is one of nine US stores receiving a visit from Gorilla Perfumes Album 2, nine new unisex scents from British father and son team Mark and Simon Constantine. From August 10 through 31 Seattle fragrance lovers will get the chance to sniff the supremely weird scent combos inspired by “the British countryside and its ancient heritage, music, emotions and literary figures,” meant to be “an antidote to boring mass-market scents.” Read more »

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Good News at the Greenus Building

The Greenus Building mid-renovation

While it’s been open for a while in the newly renovated Greenus Building (500 E Pike St.), Edie’s Shoes has announced the date for its official Grand Opening Party on Thursday, September 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Enjoy goodie bags, sips and nibbles, special events from vendors (including make-your-own Maguba clogs) and an appearance by artist Brandon Vosika. Read more »

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Kiehl's LifeRide for amFAR Kicks Off at U Village

Dreamboat John Corbett on last year's LifeRide

Kiehl’s fourth annual LifeRide for amFAR, a nine-day motorcycle race to raise funds for HIV/AIDS research, is kicking off this year at the University Village store on Wednesday, July 31. Read more »

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