August is here and there is plenty to do at The Bravern! Sip on the Sparkling Swedish Elixir cocktail at John Howie Steak, say hello to fall fashion at Neiman Marcus with previews and trunk shows of the season’s latest trends and hottest designers, and come see Pacific Northwest designers’ original styles at Seneca & Spruce’s official launch party at David Barton Gym. Also, see below for a very special save the date in honor of The Bravern’s 5th Anniversary, involving fashion shows, live entertainment and more!
Save the Date: Sept. 18 Fall Seasonal Showcase at The Bravern
Join The Bravern for its 5th anniversary celebration September 18, 2014, from 6-9 p.m. The Bravern’s Fall Fashion Showcase will feature two fashion shows from Neiman Marcus (6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.), live mannequins, music, specialty bites and drinks. Come grace the red carpet and experience what the premier shops, restaurants and purveyors have in store. We hope to see you there!
Fashion Magazine Launch Party & Show at David Barton Gym
On Friday, August 15, David Barton Gym will serve as the venue for Seattle fashion magazine Seneca & Spruce’s launch party and fashion show, “Emerge.” The gym will be transformed into a runway, and the show will feature fashions from emerging Pacific Northwest designers, including Carole McClellan, Kate Mensah, Tom Ordonio and Ordinary Garments. Cocktails and light bites will be served before and during the show, and Blue Martini is set to host the after party starting at 10 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. For the fashion-savvy, this is definitely a don’t-miss experience. For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, visit www.senecaandspruce.com.
Specialty Sparkling Cocktail at John Howie Steak
This month, John Howie Steak is introducing a specialty happy hour cocktail: the Sparkling Swedish Elixir. Crafted with Absolut Citron Vodka, simple syrup, grenadine, mint, lemon juice, and club soda, the Sparkling Swedish Elixir offers a refreshing reprieve from the August heat. To make the sipping even sweeter, $1 from every Sparkling Swedish Elixir purchased in August will be donated to the buildOn charity. Its mission is to break the cycle of poverty through service and education. Now that’s a cause worth toasting! For more information and to make reservations, visit www.johnhowiesteak.com.
Fall Fashion at Neiman Marcus
Neiman Marcus is the destination for fall’s latest fashions from the industry’s best designers, with events big and small for everything from shoes to beauty products. At The Trend Event, from August 13 to 20, shop all of the season’s hottest trends and receive your choice of Stepahnie Kantis earrings or cufflinks with your regular-priced purchase of $350 or more. Also be sure to check out special presentations from Derek Lam’s 10 Crosby, on August 12, and Giorgio Armani’s Black Label and Armani Collezioni, on August 14, showcasing looks from their Fall/Winter lines. To reserve a seat, call 425.452.3300 ext 2014. Other fashion events this season include trunk shows from Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin and Gianvito Rossi shoes (August 6-9), Akris (August 12) and Rene Caovilla, Jimmy Choo and Saint Laurent shoes (August 20-23). Finally, stock up on cosmetics for the season at the Up Close: Estee Lauder event (August 3-13) and the Guerlain Mega Event (August 14-16). During the Up Close event, receive an exclusive Neiman Marcus tote bag containing deluxe Estee Lauder samples with your Estee Lauder purchase of $75 or more and, during the Mega Event, receive a luxurious set of fine expert makeup brushes, valued at $200, with you Guerlain purchase of $400 or more. For more information, visit www.neimanmarcus.com.