Happy Turkey day to all my Kirkland friends! Now that you'll soon be done stuffing turkey down your gullets, I'm excited to bring you our next feature in the Kirkland Holiday Guide--gifts! That's right, now I'm stuffing you full of something else...the pressure to get your shopping done. The good news is, you needn't go far so pull on your sweats (because I know your jeans ain't fitting quit right the day after Thanksgiving) and let's get crackin'! To those of you goodie two-shoes who are finished shopping--I curse you, but for those of you who haven't, here is a little treat from me to you...a holiday wrap-up (pun totally intended) of Kirkland's finest. No, not policeman (although I'm sure some of you wouldn't mind finding a hunky one of those in your stocking)...I'm talking about PRESENTS!
What's that? You hate shopping for presents? Well you're in luck my friend because that's just one of the many things in which POSH by Lacie Powell specializes. Take a guess at what item and store the below close-up picture comes from, and you could win three complimentary hours of service. We wrap too! Post your guess on my facebook page and on December 1st, all correct guesses (must have both item and store) will be put into a drawing to win! Good luck!
And now, what you've all been waiting for...
THE MAN CARD at WELDON BARBER
For the man in your life who likes to be polished. Buy a Man Card and receive twelve haircuts for the year plus 10% off product and additional services services. They carry Aveda, Jack Black and American Crew and feature fine services such as cuts, colors, waxing, grooming, and specialty shaving.
BOOTIE & HAT SET at PROMESSE
If precious came in a box, this would be it. A delightfully cozy hat and booties, this set makes the perfect gift for wee ones. It will keep them warm the whole winter through. Vist Promesse on Black Friday for 15% off all full-priced merchandise.
TERRARIUM AND HOW-TO CLASS at RAVENNA GARDENS
I can't keep a plant alive to save my life but undoubtedly you have a gardener in your life as slick as Mary Mary Quite Contrary. Give Miss Mary a special treat with a How-To Terrarium class that not only includes all the tips and tricks to get started but an entire Terrarium kit with all the trimmings!
BURLAP & BARN WOOD CANDLE at BELLA TESORI
I'm pretty sure this is literally one of the best candles I've ever smelled. It's a breath of fresh air (literally) from all the uber sweet nastiness that is packed into candles these days--its woodsy without being too overpowering. The bonus is, when you're done burning the candle, you can freeze it, chip the remaining wax out, then throw the container in the dishwasher to be used later as a vase.
BOAT RENTAL at YARROW BAY
Treat that Skipper in your life to a day on the water. With all the rain we'll be getting this season, it'll be a welcome treat to dream of sunny skies and the Lake Washington wind in your hair. All Bayliners come equipped with life jackets and all the other safety gear you'll need for a day on the water. Picnic lunch not included.
FUR VEST at SEDUCE BOUTIQUE
The epitome of comfort and chic, this vest makes the perfect gift. It's a piece any fashion-savvy gal would hope to add to her wardrobe. It's great for layering and dressing up or down. While you're there, pick up a few stockings stuffers for the lady in your life including Butter Nail Polish and Melange Solid Perfume. Shop on Black Friday and recieve $25 off $150 and $50 off $300.
PERSONAL TRAINING at X GYM
For a leg up in training or just a change of routine, consider a membership to X Gym. Their no-nonsense approach gets you the results you want, and fast. Memberships include two reserved appointments a week, body composition testing, before and after pics, and unlimited cardio machine use. Caution: Not for sissies.
GIZMOS AND GADGETS at SUR LA TABLE
Helen Hunt made Jack Nicholson want to be a better man (As Good as it Gets). Sur La Table makes me want to be a better cook. Between their friendly staff and aisles of gadgets, you'll never want to leave. Among my top picks for the chef in your house? An Epicurean Cutting Board that won't dull knives, is dishwasher safe, and doesn't harbor bacteria and a Garlic Rocker that is easy to use, easy to clean and because it's stainless steel, helps deoderize your hands!
SPA TREATMENT at PENTERRA SPA at THE HEATHMAN
Penterra services are top notch as is The Heathman. Their Black Friday deal is to die for. Just bring in a receipt from any Black Friday purchase (dated 11/25/11) and receive 40% off of any spa service. To make your holidays even brighter, Penterra Spa will gift wrap your purchases free of charge while you are being pampered in one of Seattle’s most elegant spas.
CUSTOM DOG BED at BARKZ
We can't forget our beloved furry friends this season. Instead of your pup being banished to his old towel in the laundry room, you can make naptime just that much sweeter with a comfy (yet beautiful) custom bed. Fido will have sweet dreams on one of many custom fabrics and designs.
DONATION or FAIR TRADE GIFTS at KIRKLAND INTERFAITH NETWORK ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR
Believe it or not, there are people out there who are less fortunuate than yourself. For the do-gooder type who would probably forgo a gift, I suggest attending this great event where you can make a donation to one of many local, national and international non-profits in someone else's name or purchase fair trade and handmade gifts from around the world.
LUCIOUS LOCKS at MERMAID HAIR EXTENSIONS
Remember when your wife or daughter came home with that hideous haircut and it was all they could do not to leave the house with a paper bag over their head? Now's your chance to swoop in and be the hero. You may not get it pops but hair is a big deal to a girl. Give her the head of hair she's always wanted with these rapunzel-like locks.
THE NOSE THAT DIDN'T FIT PLUSH & BOOK at BELLA TESORI
If you haven't been living under a rock you know how tough kids have it these days. Gift a gift and teach a meaningful life lesson all at the same time. A la "Whip My Hair", this book and companion plush toy encourages kids to love themselves just the way they are.
REBALANCING CLEANSE SUPPORT TEA at HERBAN WELLNESS
This tea comprised of dandelion root, licorice root, red clover blossoms and peppermint is meant to gently stimulate elimination organs. This makes a perfect add-on to a gift certificate for one of their many classes or a yoga package at Soul Ease or Hot Yoga of Kirkland.
There were a few other stops and shops I wanted to include but I'm afraid some were less than thrilled to share about their loot. A lady never disses and tells but to them I say, "Bah! Humbug!"
As far as Black Friday hours go, the motto around here seems to be "We'll be open if we're busy and we'll close if we're not," I suggest calling ahead to your Kirkland shops to see if they'll be there to take your money.
AND don't forget, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! This takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving on November 26th. This is a growing movement all across the nation to support the little guy so get out there and do your part. For more information visit their site www.smallbusinesssaturday.com! Also, be the first of 100 customers to visit Simplicity Decor on Small Business Saturday and recieve a limited edition reusable bag that you can bring in on every 5th Saturday of the month to receive 20% off on anything you can fit in the bag!
Meet Lacie Powell of POSH by Lacie Powell—your expert on all things style. Lifestyle that is! Lacie’s passion is providing one-of-a-kind inspiration tailored to life’s most intimate and creative moments. POSH offers fashion, event and home styling services to the discerning clientele whose crazed "rock star" lifestyle is matched only by the desire for quality and resistance to sacrificing beauty and class just because life gets busy! Simply put, she makes things beautiful. Join her as she explores everything from fashion to foyers to fanciful fêtes. www.poshbylaciepowell.com