Why did you choose to open Honey Skin Spa in Madison Valley?
I was specifically looking for a neighborhood with a close-knit community. I first discovered the neighborhood through City People’s and it was my dream to open a business here. It reminds me of an upscale but quaint European village, and I love that all of the shops and business here are independently owned, many by local women, which was a big draw for me.
What do you love about the neighborhood?
I love all of the restaurants and shops, especially Jarbo and Alice!! I spent most of my first year getting to know other business owners and participating in community events organized by the extraordinary Lindy Wishard! Madison Valley is a really supportive and caring community and the business owners are so kind and generous. Annie at Annie Fischer Hair Salon is a dear friend and mentor to me. Madison Valley has everything within walking distance; once you are here you don’t need a car to get around. It’s perfect!
What sets Honey Skin Spa apart from other skin spas?
It is really the amount of love, time and compassion that we put into everything we do. We have the same clients as we did when we opened five years ago because they feel cared for, comfortable and a part of the Honey family. There is nothing we won’t do for our clients. We stay late, come in early, help them with a plan for aftercare, we have dropped products off at their homes, whatever they need and whatever it takes!
We always strive for exceptional service and intentionally do not overbook our appointments so that nobody is rushed and we can spend as much time as needed with guests. Skin is your largest organ and it’s connected to so many other functions of the body. We take great care in learning about each guest’s lifestyle and skin goals, and we make recommendations for supplements, eating, products and more based on this and their needs.
We also built Honey using the highest quality design and products, from the paint on our walls to the skin care products in our services, to the heated beds in our treatment rooms; all to create a beautiful, tranquil setting.
Honey has been known to be the best-kept secret in skin care, why do guests say this?
Our clients say to us all the time that they don’t want to tell people about Honey because they are afraid of our getting too busy and overbooked. Which makes us laugh and we assure them that they will always be able to get in with us!
Our clients trust us so much and know that we have their best interest at heart. I give them the same caring and advice that I give to my mom and sisters.
There is also no pressure at Honey, we don’t answer to a corporate office with sales goals or tactics to book appointments back to back. I didn’t want anyone telling me which products to sell and how fast to get through services. These are some of the reasons that I wanted to open my own spa with my own culture and values. We simply want to help people achieve their best skin ever and want everyone to leave feeling like they had the best facial of their life.
Tell us about your signature Illuminating Oxygen Facial and why it’s so effective?
Our Oxygen Treatment brings all of the inflammation down to create healthy, vibrant and glowing skin. Creating great skin is all about controlling inflammation, when you are not inflamed your skin doesn’t age, it’s happy. It might sound too good to be true but its why our guests come back again and again for this treatment, as they can see and feel the differences right away.
Nothing we do is superficial; everything has a purpose that changes the way your cells behave in your dermis, which controls all of your cell metabolic functions. This is how skin is improved and regains its natural glow and luster.
Our new LED Therapy Facial also offers some amazing benefits using gentle, non-toxic LED red and blue lights that penetrate the skin to repair and heal a variety of issues like killing acne bacteria, minimizing fine lines, repairing scarring, sun damage, and more.
Honey is going to be adding microneedling to our services this October, so stay tuned for more details at www.honeyskinspa.com!
The Madison Valley Merchants Association is raising funds for this season’s holiday lights. The lights on Madison add holiday cheer and safety to our neighborhood in the dark and dreary months. The cost of installation, maintenance, and removal of the lights is about $12,000, and we need to raise this amount before October 15.
You can help make the lights happen by contributing and encouraging others in the neighborhood to do so as well. If everyone would contribute we could get it done! We’ll update this graphic every so often so you can track the progress. To donate online, go to madisonvalley.org, click the Support button near the Green Bird, and leave a note that the donation is for the lights. Or you can mail your contribution to:
Madison Valley Merchants Association
4111 East Madison Street #290
Seattle WA 98112
We appreciate your help!
There were 37 incidents in Madison Valley reported to the police during August, a relatively low monthly total. However, serious crimes against persons, including a homicide, an aggravated assault and two armed robberies were more prevalent than usual.
On the morning of Aug. 2 police were called to a residence on E. Arthur Pl. near 29th by a passerby who noticed an open front door and what appeared to be a dead body inside the home. The police have reported that the victim was 51-year-old Trina Bolar and that she died of gunshot wounds. The police are withholding further details as part of their investigation of the incident.
On Aug 21 at 2 PM police driving west on Union in a patrol car that automatically checks license plates were alerted that a stolen car traveling east had just passed them. They then reversed direction to search for the car but were unable to find it. Shortly afterward another police unit in the area found it parked on MLK near Thomas and noted that it was unoccupied. The police then placed it under surveillance in hopes that the car thief would return. When he did so a bit later two patrol cars converged on him and officers told him to raise his hands. Instead of obeying, however, the car thief fled east on Thomas and disappeared. After a short search, officers found him in the back yard of a residence in the 300 block of 29th Ave. E. and ordered him to get on the ground. The car thief refused, however, and an altercation with police officers ensued in which the car thief tried to take an officer’s weapon and succeeded in getting an ammunition clip. After subduing the car thief, the police handcuffed him and called the fire department for help in assessing his injuries, after which he was sent under guard to Harborview and eventually booked into King County Jail. In addition to car theft and aggravated assault, the thief will be charged with several other offenses associated with the incident.
At approximately 8:30 PM on Aug. 22 a customer at a convenience store on Union near 21st ran out of the store with two packs of beer without paying for them. When an employee started to chase the thief a witness warned him that the thief might be carrying a gun. The employee continued to chase the thief southbound on 21st, however, and when he caught up with him the thief threatened him with what looked like a metallic object and thus became an armed robber. The employee then ran back to the store and called the police. Security cameras in the store recorded the theft, and the witness, who is a security guard at a nearby business, told the police that he had frequently seen the robber in that neighborhood.
In the late morning of Aug. 27 police were called to the supermarket on 22nd and Madison to investigate a robbery. A little earlier a store employee who was restocking a liquor cabinet found two men taking bottles from the cabinet and apparently putting them into a backpack. When employee grabbed the backpack, one of the men fled while the other told the employee to return it. The employee refused to return it, so the man threatened him with a screwdriver. At that point the employee ran away and the man with the screwdriver left the store. This incident was recorded by security cameras as was the fact that the first man had left the store with a stolen pack of beer. After the two men left, the employee searched the backpack and found liquor stolen from the cabinet and personal property that identifies the man who threatened the store employee.
Finally, there were five burglaries reported in Madison Valley during August.
1. On Aug. 10 police were called to a residence on E. 21st near Roy to investigate a burglary that occurred earlier in the month while its occupant was away. The resident’s niece, who was checking on the home during her aunt’s absence, found that the front door had been kicked open and that someone had ransacked the house. After calling the police, the niece found that the burglar took fur coats and crystal ware. The niece also told police that in mid-July her aunt had invited a man who had been driving around the neighborhood, and who is described as being white and in his late 20s, into her home for a couple of hours and during that time she told him that she would be away during early August. After he left the aunt found that he had stolen items while he was there and she reported the theft to the police. Police found no fingerprints during their investigation of the burglary.
2. On Aug. 12 the owner of a home on 24th near Howell reported that her home had been burglarized sometime during Aug. 10–11. Upon returning home on the 11th, the owner had found that someone had searched through drawers and closets, but had apparently taken nothing. Two old bicycles were stolen from the back yard however.
3. On Aug. 13 someone took a bicycle worth approximately $500 from the garage of a home on 27th Ave. E near John. During that day the owner had been unpacking boxes in the garage and had left the garage door open as he went back and forth between the garage and his residence.
4. Sometime during the night of Aug. 14–15 a burglar entered a rental residence on 24th Ave. E near Roy. The owner reported that the burglar stole numerous power tools that he was using during a remodeling of the residence. The police found no fingerprints.
5. Sometime during Aug. 12–22, a burglar stole a laptop and heirloom jewelry worth approximately $70,000 from a residence on 24th near Harrison. The owners, who were away on vacation, were renting their home through Airbnb during the period, and they also had tenants living in their basement and in a detached building. Although the owner’s bedroom and bathroom were supposed to be off limits to those with access to the residence, the burglar entered them and found the jewelry even though it was stored in a hiding place. The owners were unable to identify any suspects and because so many people had access to the residence the police did not search for fingerprints.
Lowell Hargens is a Madison Valley resident and former University of Washington professor of sociology specializing in the statistical analysis of data.
The 23rd Ave Corridor Improvements Project has sent out this notice:
Starting as soon as Thursday, September 29, crews plan to begin temporary lane restrictions at 23rd Ave and E Madison St in order to start paving the intersection. While some travel lanes on E Madison St will be closed during this work, crews will keep two-way eastbound and westbound traffic on E Madison St open. As a reminder, access from E Madison St to northbound 23rd Ave is now closed to traffic. The full northbound closure with detour to Martin Luther King Jr Way from E Union St to E John St will remain in place until the completion of construction in early 2017. Southbound 23rd Ave remains open.
The purpose of the E Madison St lane restrictions is to maintain access to businesses and residences and reduce how many full intersection closures at 23rd Ave and E Madison St intersection will be required. Crews will complete this work during regular business hours, but the lane restrictions will stay in place over the weekend to keep drivers from entering the unfinished work zone. This work is expected to last for multiple weeks. See the flyer for more information, and please stay tuned for schedule updates.
Bus stops for King County Metro routes that travel east and west through the intersection on E Madison St, including routes 11 and 84, may be temporarily shifted around the work zone during this work. Please look for posted alerts at your bus stop, sign up for Transit Alerts, or call Metro at 206-553-3000 for more information.
Crews anticipate upcoming intersection work at 23rd Ave and E John St
Sometime over the next couple of weeks, crews will install pole foundations at the 23rd Ave and E John St intersection. Due to the location of energized trolley wires over the intersection, this work may require temporary lane shifts or intersection closures. We will share more information once the work and schedule details are confirmed.
For more information
City People's is offering 28% or more off everything this weekend (9/24 & 9/25) in appreciation of 28 years of your support!*
PLUS: CAKE & RAFFLES & GIVEAWAYS! Prizes include plants, furniture, chocolate, and a commemorative T-shirt.
*Excludes items from our Garden Art Show and Staff Art Show
MoveMend is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Ryan Simmons, physical therapist, to our team. Ryan earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from #1 ranked University of Southern California Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy in 2010, after 4 years of successful independent Massage Therapy practice in Chicago.
With over a decade of health care experience in a wide range of settings, she is uniquely positioned as a true integrative clinician. Although her bread and butter therapy is based heavily on manual orthopedics, body mechanics, and gait analysis, she also has experience and clinical interest in woman’s health, yoga modification, neurologic disorders, and vestibular rehabilitation for vertigo and dizziness. Her patient care philosophy is rooted in the belief that keen observation, active listening, and hands-on discovery are the keys to successful intervention and the return of a patient to their highest level of function.
You can make an appointment with Ryan directly from our website www.MoveMend.info.
Feel free to stop in and say hello!
Cafe Flora will feature a special anniversary dinner menu designed by four of its notable chefs from the last 25 years including founding chef Jim Watkins. The Greatest Hits menu will run October 2–6 starting at 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 2nd – Roll back to 1991 pricing!
To kick off the celebration on Sunday October 2 at 5 p.m., prices will roll back to 1991 pricing for one night only, on their Greatest Hits menu below! $25 per person for four courses, or a la carte. Prices go up to $45 per person October 3–6, or for purchase a la carte.
This evening only, 50 percent of the sales for Otis Kenyon wines and the Madison Cocktail will be donated to Bailey-Boushay House. From 6–8 p.m. this evening enjoy a tasting area with samples from some of Cafe Flora’s local purveyors including broVo Spirits, Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Otis Kenyon Wines.
Greatest Hits Menu
Crispy Butternut Wontons $4.75
Created by Chef Janine Doran (Cafe Flora’s current head chef)
butternut pate, arugula, avocado, chili aioli, truffle aioli, cilantro rice vinaigrette.
Harvest Salad $6.50
Created by Chef Sarah Wong (former Cafe Flora sous chef)
charred romaine, corn-buttermilk dressing, scarlet runner beans tomato squash "succotash" with crispy okra.
Oaxaca Tacos $9.75
Created by Chef Jim Watkins (Cafe Flora’s founding chef)
corn tortillas filled with cheesy mashed potatoes, with black bean stew, smoky braised greens, fire roasted salsa, lime creme fraiche.
Pumpkin Chocolate Bread Pudding $4.75
Created by Chef Leslie Pettigrew (former Cafe Flora pastry chef)
pumpkin chocolate bread pudding with bourbon anglaise.
(vegan options available for all courses)
Wine + Cocktail Pairing: $25 per person October 2-31
Starter — Madison Cocktail rye whisky, Remedy Teas Earl Grey infused vermouth, angostura bitters
Salad — Otis Kenyon Roussane
Entree — Otis Kenyon Matchless Red
Dessert — BroVo Jammy Vermouth
You don’t need to fly to Munich to enjoy great Oktoberfest bier! Head to the backside of Capitol Hill on Saturday 9/24 for an Oktoberfest celebration that everyone can enjoy.
The BottleNeck Lounge and Two Doors Down are joining forces and highlighting a great selection of Oktoberfest and German-style beers throughout the day and into the wee hours of the night. These hand-picked beers were crafted by some of our favorite Washington state breweries, including Stoup, Silver City, Standard, Populuxe, Dru Bru, and Flying Lion. Extraordinary beer not enough? Enjoy our special Bavarian Burger, featuring a ¼ lb. NW beef patty, stone-ground mustard, thick-cut bacon, and smoked Gouda served on a pretzel roll. We’ll even have chocolate covered pretzel rods for the kids. Don your dirndl or lederhosen and enjoy happy hour pricing on any of the twenty- four beers or ciders we have on the draft line up that day. Our full menu is available all day and we’re also serving brunch from 10 am – 2 pm). Prost!
Saturday, 9/24. No Cover
East Madison St & E. John St.
11 AM – Midnight at Two Doors Down
4 PM – 2 AM at The Bottleneck Lounge
Edward B. Murray, Mayor
Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent
For immediate release August 24, 2016
Contact: Christina Hirsch, 206-684-7241
The Board of Park Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive feedback on the draft People, Dogs and Parks Strategic Plan. The meeting will take place at Miller Community Center on September 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
The draft People, Dogs and Parks Strategic Plan is available here. The plan will guide the operations of existing off-leash areas, and provides strategies for development of future off-leash areas. It provides direction on how to spend Seattle Park District funding designated for existing off-leash areas over the six-year term of the Park District funding plan (2015-2020).
The Board of Park Commissioners will receive oral and written testimony, and will make a recommendation to the Parks and Recreation Superintendent based on the feedback they receive from the public.
Seattle currently has 14 fenced off-leash areas totaling 28 acres. The People, Dogs and Parks Plan offers recommendations on how to add new off-leash areas, and how to improve off-leash area conditions and user experience.
New off-leash areas may be added through new park development, existing park redevelopment and community requests, on park land or non-park public land. All new off-leash area proposals will be reviewed by a committee of dog- and environmental advocates, community members, animal behaviorists and Parks staff, who will make a recommendation to the Parks and Recreation Superintendent.
The Plan recommends that future off-leash areas be fenced, does not recommend allowing unleashed dogs on trails, and recommends against establishing more off-leash areas on beaches. User conflicts, limited enforcement and maintenance resources, and environmental concerns limit the capacity for adequate management of unleashed dogs in city parks outside of fenced off-leash areas.
The plan proposes the use of Seattle Park District funding to improve existing off-leash areas based on site assessments included in the plan, and to explore possibilities for partnerships and sponsorships to expand resources. It also proposes the creation of a license for dog walkers, and limiting the number of dogs in a dog-walker pack to three unless dog walkers complete an approved animal behavior training program.
Those who want to give input on the plan but are not able to come to the meetings can give written comments, which bear equal weight to verbal comments. Please email comments to [email protected]
Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites. 2016 is the first full year of implementation and there is work going on in every corner of the city. This year includes funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog, and will fund the improvement and rehabilitation of community centers; preservation of urban forests; major maintenance at the Aquarium and Zoo; day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities; more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, programs for young people, people with disabilities, and older adults; development of new parks; and acquisition of new park land.
The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners is a nine-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Four members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; four members are appointed by the City Council; and one member is a young adult appointed by YMCA Get Engaged. The Board generally meets twice a month, normally on the second and fourth Thursday, to advise the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor and the City Council on parks and recreation matters.
Here are the Council, OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices within the last two weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.
1638 20th Ave
Land Use Application to allow a 3-story rowhouse structure containing five units. Surface parking for 5 vehicles to be provided. Existing structures to be demolished. To be considered with 3020898 and 3023474 (1644 20th Ave and 1640 20th Ave) for shared access. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′
1644 20th Ave
Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing five townhouse units and 2 live-work units. Parking for five vehicles to be located within the structure and one surface parking space. Existing structures to be demolished. To be considered with 3020898 and 3022596 (1638 20th Ave and 1640 20th Ave) for shared access. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′
1640 20th Ave
Land Use Application to allow a 3-story townhouse structure containing five units. Surface parking for 5 vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. To be considered with 3022596 and 3023474 (1638 20th Ave and 1644 20th Ave) for shared access. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′
2320 E Union St
Land Use Application to allow a six story structure with a total of 115 apartment units above 3,264 sq. ft. of commercial space. Parking for 18 vehicles will be located within the structure. This project requires a contract rezone from Neighborhood Commercial 2 with a 40′ height limit and pedestrian overlay (NC2P-40) and a Neighborhood Commercial 2 with a 40′ height limit — no pedestrian overlay (NC2-40) to a Neighborhood Commercial 2 with 65′ height limit and pedestrian overlay (NC2P-65). Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′ Pedestrian, arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay.
139 27TH AVE E
Land Use Application to allow a two unit townhouse in an environmentally critical area. Parking for two vehicles to be provided. Existing single family residence to remain. Environmental Review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-1, potential slide area.
1715 20th Ave
CANCELLATION of September 7 Early Design Guidance Design meeting on a proposal to allow a five-story structure containing 156 residential units, 4 live-work units, and parking for 117 vehicles. The proposal also contemplates a contract rezone from NC2-40 to NC3-65. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′, Urban Villages Overlay, Scenic View within 500 ft., arterial within 100 ft.
1830 E Mercer St
Land Use Application to allow a 5-story structure containing 32 apartment units and 2,035 sq. ft. of retail at street level. Parking for 10 vehicles to be provided below grade and surface parking for 2 at the alley. The existing structure on site is to remain. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 1-40′, arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay Notice of Decision
1816 M L King Jr Way
Land Use Application to subdivide one parcel of land into two parcels of land in an environmentally critical area. Proposed sizes are: Y) 4,020 sq. ft. and Z) 4,020 sq. ft. Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Single Family 5000, potential slide area, liquefaction prone soils, arterial within 100 ft.
And, upcoming deadlines for your comments.....
Scoping Comments - HALA MHA-R Environmental Impact Statement
The HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requires that all new multifamily and commercial developments either build affordable housing units on-site or make an in-lieu payment, based on up zoning. It has been determined this proposal is likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is required.
The EIS will consider potential impacts associated with land use, housing and socioeconomics, aesthetics and height/bulk/scale, historic resources, open space and recreation, transportation, public services, and utilities.
Agencies, affected tribes, and the public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS impacts that are included for consideration. You may comment on alternatives, mitigation measures, probable significant adverse impacts, and licenses or other approvals that may be required.
Email comments to [email protected] by 5:00 pm on September 9, 2016 for the comments to be considered.
Public Hearing — Seattle 2035
On September 15, 2016, the Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will hear public comments regarding potential Council Amendments to Council Bill 118683 which would adopt the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan, known as Seattle 2035, and amend the City’s Land Use Code to implement the plan. The public hearing will be on September 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue
The Mayor’s Recommended Plan, Office of Planning and Community Development Director’s Report, and Final Environmental Impact Statement and other key documents are available at Seattle 2035. A list of all potential Seattle City Council Amendments to Seattle 2035 is available on the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee website which also has links to video of presentations and public comment on sections of the proposed plan, and council discussion of amendments. Written comments on the proposal will be accepted through 2:00 p.m. on September 15. Email comments may be sent to Councilmember [email protected] by 2:00 pm on September 15.
Public Hearing — Living Building Pilot Program
The City Council is considering amendments to make changes to the Living Building Pilot Program and will hold a public hearing at the Council Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee to take comments on the proposal on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, starting at 9:30 a.m. City Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue
As a quick update, the sentinels, which mark the beginning and end of the world’s longest floating bridge, are being illuminated Thursday night, Sept 1. Although a portion of the sentinels are already lit (see green circle, right) the fixtures that shine up onto the sentinels from the pontoons (see blue circle) will complete the lighting elements.
Crews will test the new fixtures for about one week. During this period, you may see a rainbow of colors as the lights cycle though different colors. After the testing is complete, the lights will default to teal when active from dusk to dawn.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected].