Friday, August 17, 2018

Category Archives: Seattleites

Seattleite Spotlight: Enumclaw Local Trains Women Drivers in Saudi Arabia
In a historic moment in June, the orthodox kingdom of Saudi Arabia lifted its archaic ban on female drivers. Women are still restricted in multiple ways, without complete freedom in the right to marry, work as they deem fit, or travel freely. However, this is a win as women can finally be liberated from this decades-old rule, making it easier to generally travel around, join the workforce, and expand their own businesses. (more…)
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5 Workshops & Classes to Take This Summer
Every year, I make a list of things I want to learn. This year, my list included gardening, calligraphy, and salsa dancing. I’ve ticked the first two off the list, but haven’t signed up for dance classes yet. It’s often difficult to find the time to learn something new, especially if you need to commit to several weeks or months. However, there are many classes and workshops that are just a few hours long that give you a little intro. Here are some of our favorites we think are worth checking out.  (more…)
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From Pop-Up Bakery to Airstream Cake Shop to Grocery Store: Deep Sea Sugar & Salt Announces New Grocery Store’s Grand Opening
May 11th marked the two-year anniversary when Seattleite.com first introduced the world to Deep Sea Sugar & Salt, then an up-and-coming, pop-up bakery serving cake with unmatched flavors like The Peach Bourbon, a bourbon soaked ricotta olive oil cake with a dark salted caramel and peach filling and cream cheese frosting. Now, this bakery’s Boss Lady, Charlie Dunmire, and baker extraordinaire, will open her very own market, Deep Sea Sugar, Cake, & Grocery, this Saturday, May 19th, with the help of Seattle and cake-lovers alike. (more…)
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Culture Dose: Local Companies Doing Good
Seattle employees take their expertise overseas. WE Communications’ Global Pro Bono experience offers an opportunity of a lifetime. The program means that a couple employees get selected to join employees from other companies (like DOW, PIMCO and SAP) to travel abroad to developing regions, where they help a local nonprofit organization solve a wide-range of organizational problems. (more…)
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Local Opera Singers and Classical Musicians to Perform at Puerto Rico Benefit on April 28th
Together, the La Isla Foundation and Opera on Tap Seattle will co-sponsor a concert, Canciones para Puerto Rico (“Songs for Puerto Rico” in Spanish), taking place this Saturday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. to sponsor and provide supplies for two patient rooms in a free clinic in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. (more…)
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Mindful Travel: Doing Good While on the Road
A Q&A with Crooked Trails Co-Founder Chris Mackay Since 1998, local nonprofit travel organization Crooked Trails has done its part to transform tourism into a positive force. The team designs custom, interactive adventures in addition to supporting community development projects in partnership with local communities, NGOs and operators. The overarching aim? “To inspire travelers to get involved in the places they visit and to empower locals to take charge of tourism in their communities.” (more…)
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Culture Dose: Travel Talks, Inspiring Workouts + Tempting Tunes
Ways to nourish your mind, body & soul this month (+ beyond) MIND: +Spring is in the air—and wanderlust, too—at SoDo’s Adventure Hub & Winery, where newly launched Explorer X hosts Thursday events to connect fellow travelers and help them plan future journeys. (more…)
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Social Justice x Self-Care: The Sanaya Set
Supporting women who bravely pursue their passions. The Sanaya Set is a curated seasonal collection of lifestyle products made for and by women. The products are carefully sourced to ensure every item in the collection aligns with Sanaya Set’s principles. With every purchase, 10% of net proceeds will go to an organization they highlight for the season—the Winter 2018 collection benefits Planned Parenthood.  Sanaya’s Winter 2018 Collection. (more…)
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