Thursday, April 30, 2009

Getting Craft-y at Faded Elegance with Over the Top Studios

Faded Elegance Presents:
A Craft-y Evening with Over the Top Studios.
May 8th 6-9pm
RSVP: 360-568-5333
Seating is limited for this event.

I am surrounded by the most fabulously creative women here at Faded Elegance, so it seems fitting that we should have a craft evening. Learn the tricks of the trade form Amada Lebel of Over the Top Studios, soon to be featured in Seattle Bride Magazine. Amada will teach us how to make a special one- of- a- kind memento gift box. These beautiful vintage inspired memento boxes would make a great Mother’s Day Gift that would be cherished for years to come. Learn what inspires Amada and how she started creating. We will have all the supplies, just bring your creativity.
As you all expect from us, we’ll make it a soiree. Enjoy an evening of creating while sipping and nibbling.
Receive after hours V.I.P shopping perks and treats while having a fabulous evening with your gal pals.
Seating is limited for this event, please RSVP.

FEE: $20.00 includes all supplies, nibbles and libations.
Please call the store 360-568-5333 to RSVP or for more information.

Create this darling memento gift box to give as a keepsake gift or to keep. I think I’ll make one for my Mom and Grandmother with a darling pair of earrings for Mother’s Day. Oops! Did I just let the cat out of the bag.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Historic Snohomish Antiques& Art Faire

Mark your calendars’ call you’re shopping buddies,
Saturday May 16th, 8:30-6pm is the 1st Annual
Historic Snohomish Antiques and Arts Fair.

Historic Snohomish is proud to be known as the “Antique Capital of the Northwest” and we are celebrating this distinction with our 1st Annual Historic Snohomish Antiques and Arts Faire that will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 8:30am to 6:00pm in an Open Aire Market on First Street that is FREE and OPEN to the public. With almost 50 antiques and artist vendors you are sure to find that must have antique, vintage object, or artwork. Mr. Mike Odell, ISA, MPPA,CES will be available at the Faire to appraise your antiques at FREE of charge.

Shop, Stroll and Enjoy live entertainment from Noon – 5pm.

This event is being planned by merchants and artists from the historic district with the support of the Historic Downtown Snohomish. I have had the pleasure of working with this talented group of merchants and artists.
For more information or an interested dealer go to

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Chocolate, wine and good company….

What an evening; Wine, chocolate and good company what more could a girl ask for?
Faded Elegance’s Girls’ Night In was a hit. We tasted 4 fabulous wines with 4 different chocolate parings.

· Zardetto, Brut Pivate Cuvee from Italy paired with a Vanilla Truffle
· Bernard Griffin, Merlot 2006 Columbia Valley paired with a Loganberry Truffle
· Artezin, Zinfandel 2007, Mendocino County paired with a Double Chocolate Truffle
· Bogle, Petite Sirah Port 2006, California limited release, paired with a Raspberry TruffleTonya, Nancy and I recruited our husbands to pour and serve the wine.

Thanks guys you did a fabulous job!

The BeeHive Day Spa Ladies, Nancy and Tonya.
Tonya and Nancy made custom body soaks using dead sea salt. Tonya gave everyone recipes for personalizing your body soak with items from your garden.

These Yummy bath soaks smelled so good! Tonya used Dead Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt, Powdered Milk and Organic Coconut.

Sara and Terry of Buchanan Chocolates provided us with pure chocolate bliss.
We were able to sample with our wine pairings an decadent Vanilla Truffle, Loganberry Truffle, Double Chocolate Truffle and my favorite, Raspberry Truffle.

Faded Elegance is proud to carry these fine local chocolates. Buchanan two-bite truffle has a crisp outer shell of pure Belgian chocolate with a silky smooth ganache center.

Mother and Daughter Party Girls!
Tina and Maria have attended several of our Faded Elegance Events. It’s always nice to visit with our wonderful customers and friends.

The amazing Amada Lebel, of Over The top Studio, brought exclusive and one- o-f kind creations for our Trunk show.

Faded Elegance is excited to present “A Craft-y Evening”. Learn the tricks of the trade from Amada. She is being featured in Seattle Bride Magazine. Make a special, one of a kind memento gift box. We will supply all the supplies, just bring your creativity. Rsvp, seating is limited. Fee: $20.00 includes all supplies. Keep posted more details to come!

Thank you for coming to our Girls’ Night In. I enjoyed visiting with everyone. I look forward to our next event. We’ll come up with an excuse to stay open late for shopping and visiting with the girls! To be the first to know about our events and sales please sign up on our email list.
See you soon!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Girls' Night In........Saturday April 25th

Girls’ Night In
April 25th 6-9pm

Chocolates are many girls’ best friends, especially if diamonds aren’t in the budget!

Mark your calendars and get your best girlfriends together, it’s a special evening for YOU!

I’ve brought all my favorite things together to share. Enjoy an evening of VIP shopping and indulgences at Faded Elegance. Girls’ Night In …
Indulge in Chocolate from Buchanan Chocolates, Wine tasting, make, create and infuse your own custom .BeeHiveDaySpa. body scrub to take home… Meet paper artist Amada Label of Over the Top Studio and partake in an exclusive trunk show. Surround yourself with one of a kind luxuries and everything that twinkles and sparkles at Faded Elegance, all while spending quality time with your girl friends.

I am going to let everyone in on a little beauty secret BeeHive Day Spa. The owners,Tonya and Nancy are the most wonderfully fun and talented ladies I know. The BeeHive Day Spa is a true gem nestled in the heart of Historic Snohomish. They are not kidding when they say “Big city style with small town charm.” The minute you walk through the door you know you are “A world away from the real world.”

Tonya will be helping everyone make a personalized body soak. The Beehive will also be offering discounts on appointments booked during the evening for my favorite facial Vanilla Carrot Cake Chocolate Frosting Facial. This truly decadent facial recipe with natural active ingredients are so yummy you can actually see and smell the fresh organic cocoa, lemon, clove, vanilla and carrot -They are good enough to eat!

Buchanan chocolates……a pure chocolate bliss. Buchanan Truffles are one of my weaknesses, not only are the most delicious truffles they are the prettiest. Buchanan chocolates are a local Snohomish company that supplies the highest quality of chocolates to high end corporations.
I’ll let you in on a little secret, the beautiful fancy chocolate you receive during a spa day at
Gene Juarez, Buchanan! I am so honored to be able to share this chocolate bliss with everyone. Meet the chocolatier during the event and sample their truffles. If you can’t wait until Girls’ Night In, we have a wonderful assortment of Buchanan chocolates in stock.

Amada Lebel, from Over the Top Studio, is so talented.
Her creations are all about romance and whimsy. When I walk by our Over the Top Studio display I just smile. She makes wonderful one of a kind wedding cake toppers and great Marie Antoinette party hats and masks from vintage found items. Amada has shared wonderful news, her “And They Lived Happily Ever After, Cake Topper will be featured in the June/July Seattle Bride. Kelley Moore is doing the piece and the toppers were chosen by her as her own wedding topper. You will just love meeting Amada and delight in her creations.
We are all busy women and need to take some time to be girls!
So please join us for a wonderful evening of fun.
Enter to win a day of Shopping and Beauty from Faded Elegance and BeeHive Day Spa.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sweet to the lips an inch on your hips…… Oh well!

As promised, Dee Mason was kind enough to share with us her fabulously sinful Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart recipe. This is one of the awesomely decadent treats Dee prepared for our Design Seminar. I will confess to having a small piece the morning after our event with a cup of coffee. Bad Kimberly!!!!!!!
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart-
Crust- 6 oz. macadamia nuts (about 1 1/3 cups) finely chopped in food processor, or by hand.
1/2 cup sugar
3 T. melted butter
Mix to combine and press crumbs into an 8" tart pan. Bake at 350 degrees about 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool completely before filling.
Filling- 12 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup sour cream
Melt chocolate and set aside. Cook cream, sour cream, sugar and yolk in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form around the edges, don't boil. Whisk into chocolate and pour into prepared crust. Refrigerate for 4 hours. This is just as good made a day ahead!
Drizzle with caramel sauce and serve with whipped cream. Enjoy!