Saturday, October 17, 2009

Julep Girlfirends' Night Out for the Cure

Wednesdays in October have been "Girlfriends' Night Out for the Cure" at Julep. An explosion of pink - and an explosion of support for all of our girlfriends who have battled or are in the process of battling breast cancer. We've been sold out at our first 3 events ($5 of each ticket sold goes to support Susan G. Komen Puget Sound for the Cure), but of course we're soft-hearted when our guests call wanting to come with a friend who is a survivor or on her way to becoming a survivor.
It was fun to see the parlor so full of girlfriends and life! A big thank you to all of our partners who participated in our event and to our amazing goodie bags: The Finerie and Betsy Johnson (for the fasion show downtown), Courtney Seard who provided fabulous massages, Clutch, Trophy Cupcakes, Gourmando Catering, O Wines, Victoria's Secret, Dry Soda, and finally to Carilyn Platt and Kari Moe Straley, our awesome and passionate PR partners.
Our guests enjoyed two mini-treatments of their choice (polish change, paraffin wrap, neck and shoulder massage or brow wax) while hanging out with girlfriends and enjoying treats. As always, we learned with each event - for example Amy realized that a lot of our guests were interested in the massage services (thank you Shirley for helping out at our Bellevue event!). The last event is at our University District parlor on October 28 - it's already sold out (sorry!) but its fun to be learning every day and with every event. That's where I get my energy!
But if you're in or around Gig Harbor please join us this Wednesday the 21st - this is a such a unique and memorable event.
I was also grateful to our downtown guests for being flexible about the PBS filming crew who joined us to capture the party atmosphere. As some of you know, Julep is being featured in an episode of a new PBS series on entrepreneurs and start-ups hosted by Damon Vickers. It was fun getting to know the producers and crew - Susan McNally and Fran Dunaway are perceptive and have wonderful instincts.