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sjpGuess what Seattle? Sarah Jessica Parker will present the SJP Collection, her Nordstrom-exclusive collection of shoes, handbags and the Manhattan trench coat, at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle on March 5 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Parker will meet with customers and sign their SJP purchase throughout the event (as time permits).

Launching exclusively at Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com on February 28, the SJP Collection is a new collection of shoes crafted by artisans in Italy, reflecting Sarah Jessica’s personal looks and feminine style. The line will also feature three styles of handbags in black, nude, navy, coral, pewter, green, and mauve and the grosgrain-trimmed Manhattan trench coat in navy and khaki to complement the collection on the whole.

 The shoe prices range from $195 to $485 and is made in Italy from high quality leathers and materials. Handbags will retail from $245 to $375 and the Manhattan trench will retail for $495.

 For more information about the SJP Collection, please visit the Nordstrom press room. To download high-resolution images of the collection, click here.

*Please note that due to limited time, Sarah Jessica Parker will only be able to sign items from the SJP Collection for customers who have made a purchase.

Happy Shopping!

02.25 Sarah Jessica Parker to Present SJP Collection at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle on March 5

GPH Founder Darnell Sue

Guess what Seattle? Sarah Jessica Parker will present the SJP Collection, her Nordstrom-exclusive collection of shoes, handbags and the Manhattan trench coat, at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle on March 5 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Parker will meet with customers and sign their SJP purchase throughout the event (as time permits). Launching exclusively at Nordstrom [...]

02.01 Make Fashion Not War: 12s Pride all the Way from Afghanistan

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It was January a year ago when I realized I’d be heading  with the Army to Afghanistan for a year.  Literally my first thought was, “But the Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl!”  I knew I would be missing an exciting year for the NFL team I grew up loving.  Was I right or [...]

1212It was January a year ago when I realized I’d be heading  with the Army to Afghanistan for a year.  Literally my first thought was, “But the Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl!”  I knew I would be missing an exciting year for the NFL team I grew up loving.  Was I right or what!  I am gone the year the Seahawks make it to the Super Bowl and I am here in a metal container in the Middle East somewhere unable to outwardly show my fan support.  How was I going to be the 12th man if I couldn’t even show my support without breaking a military regulation in uniform or a general order?!
But I realize soon that being the 12th Man is believing, having faith, and standing by your team no matter what.

So in all the ways I could I looked for ways to show my 12th Man Spirit for the Seahawks.    Here are some of the things I did.

1.     I asked my friends back in the states for a 12th Man Flag, a girl friend Megan sent me a huge one that worked perfectly.  I went around taking photos everywhere.  One of the photos even got on a blog on the Seahawks blog page!
2.     My friend Jason sent me this Jack and Box head with a Seahawks helmet, which I attached to my bike and rode it all over the base.
3.     Creating my own version of the 12th Man logo for my girlfriends.
4.     Making friends with other Seahawk Fans.  Since everywhere I went I talked about the Seahawks, I quickly found who were also “In”.  I began trading Seahawk items with others and I got myself a T-shirt to wear for the game!
5.     Nail decal, Angela another Seahawks fan was kind enough to share with me her Seahawk nail decal, which I put on my fingernails.
6.     Decorating my porch.  MY metal container was at the corner of the building and close to the coffee shop, which drew a lot of people and groups.  I was able to hang the flag on the canopy I made and really have the 12th man flag held high.
7.     Seahawk Lulu lemon Sports bra! Even though I couldn’t be decked out in Seahawks colors, anything under my clothes was fair game.

The game goes on early, early Monday morning.  I will be loosing some sleep as I will be attending the lunch room to watch the game in my Seahawks t-shirt and multi-cams, but it’s worth it .  I have less than 21 days left in Afghanistan and being around all these people I don’t know, but who are rooting for the same team, makes it almost feel like I’m back home in Seattle.  There is no way that I’m missing a crowd  where majority of the crowd will be shouting for the same team as I.   I’ll be sure to post some photos!

So where ever you are, what ever you have or don’t have, you are still the 12th Man.  Let’s go Seahawks!!!

01.28 CELEB BUZZ: Seattle’s Own Marshawn Lynch and Skittles® Auction “Seattle Mix” for Charity

Guest Blogger Maile Cabral Hager

Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch has partnered with Skittles to create a Limited-Edition Flavor Mix, that will be available through auction  to benefit Lynch’s Fam 1st Family Foundation.  Marshawn Lynch is honoring his team the Seattle Seahawks and their incredible fans by auctioning off “Seattle Mix,” a limited-edition flavor mix.  I know, I know, everyone wants to know [...]

01.23 Five Exciting Event Ideas

GPH Founder Darnell Sue

For business-minded women everywhere, networking is essential to success. When you can combine fun and excitement with business savvy, it makes it even better. For networking events, there are a variety of ways to keep guests returning. Charity Brunch A charity brunch provides a great opportunity to perform multiple tasks in one place. Guests can [...]

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Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch has partnered with Skittles to create a Limited-Edition Flavor Mix, that will be available through auction  to benefit Lynch’s Fam 1st Family Foundation. 

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Marshawn Lynch is honoring his team the Seattle Seahawks and their incredible fans by auctioning off “Seattle Mix,” a limited-edition flavor mix.  I know, I know, everyone wants to know WHERE to buy them and unfortunately they will not be available in stores.  The special mix will feature the team’s iconic blue and green colors. Three lucky fans will have the chance to win packs of Skittles “Seattle Mix” along with one-of-a-kind football-inspired Skittles-covered items through an online auction beginning Wednesday, January 29.  The Auction officially begins Wednesday, January 29 at 10:00 PM CST and ends Saturday, February 1 at 10:00 PM CST. 

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12.05 Sweet Like Sugar: Gingerbread House Decorating Event on Sat. Dec. 14th!

Guest Blogger Kimm Moore

  Sweet like Sugar: How to add a little sweetness in your life! December is here! The cold is here! We are getting warm by layer our fleeces, busting out hats, and sipping a warm cup of cocoa. With the bright lights and white frost, it means the holiday season is right around the corner. [...]

12.04 Tips for the Holidays!

Guest Blogger Cynthia Chomos

As the holiday season approaches, life can get hectic with decorating, festivities and shopping.  While it’s a time to share joy with family and friends, the approaching Winter Solstice is also a reminder to take time for rest as we approach a New Year. Here are some Feng Shui tips for a stress-free holiday, home [...]

1happy hourFor business-minded women everywhere, networking is essential to success. When you can combine fun and excitement with business savvy, it makes it even better. For networking events, there are a variety of ways to keep guests returning.

Charity Brunch
A charity brunch provides a great opportunity to perform multiple tasks in one place. Guests can network, eat great food and help out a good cause. The meal can be presented in a buffet style format or with guests reserving their meals in advance. It also gives a fun chance to dress up in elegant dresses or “Sunday best” attire.

Speakers representing different charitable organizations may give presentations or speeches to bring awareness to their respective cause. Participants can then give to whatever charity they choose. Unlike many events, they would have the option of deciding where their resources would go.

Business Auction
At an auction, guests could put up their own items to sell or find goods they need at a competitive discount. Available merchandise can include clothing, household appliances, services and gifts. To spark additional fun, mystery items could be sold to stir the competition.

The items for bid could even include those from the companies the businesswomen represent. They may advertise their businesses by auctioning a discounted version of the services or products they offer.

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11.21 Branding: What Successful Women Know

GPH Founder Darnell Sue

“A brand is more than a word; it’s the beginning of a conversation.” If you don’t believe that’s true, think for a moment about some of the most famous brands in business like Mary Kay, Apple or Xerox. Just reading those brand names evokes an emotional response of some kind, and even if that response [...]

11.15 ‘Pop-In @Nordstrom’ Series Continues Friday, November 15th

GPH Founder Darnell Sue

Nordstom is excited to announce the latest installment of the Pop-In @Nordstrom series which opens this Friday, November 15th  at their Downtown Seattle and Bellevue Square stores, as well as online at nordstrom.com. “4U: Brite Lights_Gift City” showcases a selection of gifts perfect for the person who has everything, ranging from stocking-worthy tchotchkes like science collectibles from [...]

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