Glassybaby Seconds Sale and Madrona Garage Sale June 29

Visit Madrona this weekend,                                 glassybaby                              Saturday, June 29 and stop by Glassybaby for their Seconds Sale! Glassybaby is the perfect place to buy a gift for someone or for yourself! Doors open at 8:00am. You’ll want to get there early since some people end up waiting in an hour long line that stretches down the block. Everyone wants to get there hand on the popular discounted votives. Each one is hand blown and usually costs $44 but you can get one for only $28 at the Seconds Sale. They are discounted due to the fact that they each are flawed in some way such as being too big or too small or the shape is a bit off. 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Kathi Goertzen Foundation which supports brain tumor research.

Be sure not to spend all your money at the Seconds Sale because the Madrona Neighborhood Garage Sale is the same day and a great event to go to. See the map below for a list of houses participating or you can pick up a copy of the map at Cupcake Royale.

Madrona Garage

Update: Madrona Garage Sale Map

Update: Madrona Garage Sale Map has been updated Friday June 28th. Please see below! If you’re coming to the garage sale on the 29th this weekend, check out the Madrona Garage Sale Map and don’t miss the best sales around the neighborhood!

Madrona Garage

Madrona Garage Sale Map

Glassybaby Seconds Sale Happening Soon

glassybabyIt’s time again for Glassybaby’s Seconds Sale! It will be happening on Saturday, June 29th at the Madrona location. Doors open at 8:00am. From what I’ve heard, you better get there early to try to avoid an hour long wait in a line that can be a block or two long. Glassybaby’s stylish and colorful votives are usually $44 each but during the seconds sale they are priced at $28 each. All products in the seconds sale have small imperfections such as too small, too big or the shape might be off a bit. Glassybaby products quite popular and are great for gifts or for decorating a table for weddings and other events. 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Kathi Goertzen Foundation which supports brain tumor research.

Summer Rose Days Launch Party at Bottlehouse

I’m mostly a Pinot Noir and Malbec kind of gal, but nothing screams summer quite like a nice glass of Rose; better yet, a fine glass of Rose on Bottlehouse’s outdoor patio. This Friday June 21st, Madrona’s favored wine curators are launching their “Summer Rose Days” series with free tastings of 12+ hand picked Rose wines, and there will be a DJ  entertaining from 6pm until the festivities die down later in the night. If you aren’t able to attend the launch party, never fear, Bottlehouse will be offering 10 glass pours of various styles of Rose throughout summer, ask for the latest whenever you arrive. bottlehouse

Madrona Garage Sale Day Scheduled June 29th

Have you been thinking about having a garage sale this summer? So has the neighborhood! The Madrona neighborhood garage sale is set for June 29th this year, and neighbors are encouraged to participate and host a neighborhood wide sale that Saturday. Participating venues like Glassybaby will also have their twice-annual sale on the 29th, which will bring plenty of people to the neighborhood, in search of the perfect sale items! The Madrona Community Council will be creating a map of the garage sales to promote online, and will be available in print form to distribute at home garage sale locations. garage-sale

Last year there were 20 garage sales, bringing lots of activity to the neighborhood, and if you’d like to host one this year, make sure it is listed on the map by contacting by June 24th. Please include your name, address of the garage sale, and a one sentence description of the items to highlight at your sale which might include furniture, books, and other household items. Garage sale hosts who’d like to have their name on the map are asked to make a $20 donation to the Madrona Community Council via Paypal, which can be found on their website All of the funds raised will go towards supporting neighborhood activities like Madrona Maifair, the Madrona News, and the Halloween Party. The Madrona Community Council is still looking for volunteers for this event, so if you’re interested in putting up posters, distributing the garage sale maps, or working the day of the sale email for more information.

Madrona & Madison Valley Dining and Sipping Society

The Madrona Dining and Sipping Society helped launch their first sister society at the end of April- they expanded into the Madison Valley Dining and Sipping Society, and all who came to Cafe Flora for the first joint meeting had a wonderful prix fixe meal paired with Wilridge wine, and applauded the meal after dessert. Love food? Love drinks? Love socializing? Come join the MDSS at one of their next upcoming events: von trapps

  • Taste the brews at Von Trapps
  • Catch some rays on the patio at Hi Spot Cafe
  • Flash Mob at Molly Moons!

To save a plate setting at one of the upcoming events, you’ll need to be on the MDSS email list, so contact to start eating and drinking with the neighbors!

Madrona Families Beware: Kidnap Warning

sirenThere was several postings on Madrona Moms about a suspicious man parked near Epiphany School the other day.  The description was as follows:

My husband and I were playing with our 3 year old near the preschool play area and the main play area near the gym. We noticed a man pull up and stop near the preschool area and park. He sat there and seemed to be watching us. After about 10 minutes he drove away but we then saw him pull up on the other side of the road (Denny) and park. Again he was looking our direction.

The second time we were near the main play area near the gym. He was parked outside of the parking lot on the street (Denny).

This happened in the evening and both times he was parked far enough away from us that we could not see his license plate. I can only say he appeared to be Caucasian?, maybe 40’s, wearing sunglasses, silver vehicle.

This incident as well as a rash of others around Seattle caused Epiphany as well as other local Madrona area schools to warn parents to be on the lookout.

Here are links to more details on the Queen Anne kidnap attempt,  White Center kidnap attempt, and the kidnap attempt I believed to be the kidnap attempt “near Seattle Center.”

Leschi Artwalk is Coming June 8th!

Dragon Boat 2

Photo Credits: Flickr Warren Parsons

Get ready for the 2nd annual Leschi Artwalk this month on Saturday June 8th from 11am-4pm. There will be various exhibits of artwork from local artists, and patrons will enjoy live music, and there will be face painting available for the little ones to join in the artsy festivities.

If you’ve been in the past you won’t want to miss this Artwalk, as this year the Dragon Boats will be participating, and hey, who doesn’t want to jump in and take a spin on a Dragon Boat?! Artwork will be displayed in front of Lakeside businesses, and it might be smart to take the #27 bus into town, as parking tends to get congested during these events.

UW Book Store to Host Book Fair at Madrona K-8

Mark your calendars! The UW University Book Store will be hosting book fair a book fair June 5th and 8th at the Madrona K-8 school library. There will be a great selection of new and used books as well as school and art supplies, gifts and stationary. It’s will be the perfect opportunity to browse and purchase gifts for graduation and Father’s Day or for something to enjoy reading over the summer!

The book fair hours are from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5th and from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 8th. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the school.


Madrona Community Council Meeting – Tuesday, June 4th

Madrona Community CouncilThe Madrona Community Council invites you to attend their June meeting at the Shelterhouse next to the tennis courts at Madrona Playground.  The meeting will be today, Tuesday, June 4th, at 7:15 PM.

The meetings tentative agenda is as follows:

  • Madrona Mayfair Recap
  • Street Tree Study Update
  • Madrona Community Council Retreat
  • Madrona K-8 Support
  • Treasurer’s Report