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Style + Design Events: Modern Home Tour, Aesop at Nordstrom

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By Lauren Mang April 27, 2016

A store with a wooden counter and shelves.

There are ample opportunities in the coming days for you to spend your hard-earned cash, peek ultra-modern architecture, sip champagne and work on your downward dog, or learn red-carpet beauty secrets. Let’s get down to brass tacks.

2016 Seattle Modern Home Tour
When: Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets: $35; $40 day of
What: It’s time for the fifth annual Seattle Modern Home Tour, a self-paced, self-driving cavalcade to eight architecturally significant homes in the city. The design-obsessed will have the opportunity to walk through each home and meet the local architects behind the designs. Notable names include Tiffany Bowie and Joe Malboeuf of Malboeuf-Bowie Architecture, David Coleman, Susan Jones of AtelierJones LLC, Jim Dwyer of BDR Homes and Thomas Schaer of Shed Architecture & Design. See all the homes (there’s even a houseboat!) and map your tour here.

Aesop Pop-In at Nordstrom
April 22 to May 22
Where: Downtown and Bellevue Square locations
What: The latest in the luxury department store’s themed Pop-In series highlights the polished potions of Australia’s Aesop. Expect shampoos, serums, creams, toners and beyond–all crafted with a blend of plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients–perched under a curved and crossing arch of bamboo poles. Shop the collection and nab a personal skincare consultation at Nordstrom’s downtown flagship and Bellevue Square location, or shop it all online.

Poppin’ Bottles Event at Lululemon
April 29, 8 to 10 p.m.
Lululemon store inside Pacific Place
Go for a gratis vinyasa flow yoga sesh with Laura Huysman and Tim Sullivan, the local duo behind retreat hosting company Moveable Feast Retreats, then enjoy a glass of bubbly to a job well done. RSVP on the Facebook event page.

Meet + Greet with Charlotte Tilbury
When: May 5, 3 to 4 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom downtown
What: The British make-up artist and founder of her eponymous skincare and cosmetics line will share her beauty philosophy (and perhaps a few red-carpet secrets) in the retailer’s brand-new beauty section. Snag $75 (or more) worth of Charlotte Tilbury products–currently loving this palette with everything you need to finesse your look in five minutes–and you’ll get a chance to meet Ms. Tilbury, have a product signed and snap a selfie.

Charlotte Tilbury

Junction’s Day of Giving
When: Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: West Seattle Junction
What: Restaurants and retailers in the West Seattle Junction will donate 10 percent of their sales on Saturday to a nonprofit of their choosing during the West Seattle Junction Association’s first-ever Day of Giving. A few of the participating spots include Click! Design that Fits, Capers, Easy Street Records, The Beer Junction and Cupcake Royale. To see a full list of places, plus the benefiting charities, visit the site here.


Charlotte Tilbury will be on the sales floor speaking about her beauty philosophy and sharing a few of her red carpet secrets. Then, customers who have made a purchase of $75+ on Charlotte Tilbury products will line up to meet Charlotte, get a product signed and photo snapped! There will be a standby line for customers who have not made a purchase and time permitting, will be able to meet Charlotte as well.


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