|Nancy & Mark|
Ken’s current favorite is the sleek Porsche Panamera which actually carries four passengers very comfortably. I have ridden in the back seat several times when Jimmy and Patty have picked us up to take us to events together, and the back seat is roomy and I didn’t feel even the least bit crowded. It is a hot, ufast car however, and I love to drive it myself.
Kjell is also known as “The Schei-man”, also designated by Jimmy Barrier. We have another friend who was in the meat business for years whom Jimmy still refers to as “The Meatman”, but that is another story. Kjell is also a great golfer. I haven’t had the chance to play golf with him this summer, but I still recall a fun game we played at Overlake Golf Club a couple of years ago or so when it had gotten so dark that we really couldn’t even see the ball until we walked right on top of it after each of our hits.
|Is it a done deal??|
Schei-man does not mean “shy” however since Kjell knows just about everybody in the area. A couple of weeks ago, Ken and I ran into Kjell at Cantinetta, the hot new restaurant on Old Main in Bellevue as I mentioned in my recent blog posting. And of course, Kjell was connected to everyone there that evening including the restauranteur, Trevor Greenwood.
Now about that Porsche Panamera . . .
|Ken, Susan Neumann, CK Coles|
|Molly & Marco|
|Jim & CK Coles|
One of the better stories was one that CK Coles told while Jim Coles kept interrupting throughout her story to exclaim that “This is a true story!” about a time when they were hosting a dinner party at their home for Jim’s business associates. You will have to ask CK to share the story because I’m sure the “blog censors” would not approve of my sharing the language that she used.
Best wishes and happiness always, Molly & Marco!
|Cathi & Ahktar|
Tonight Ken and I attended the Sparkle & Spice- Bollywood In Bellevue Gala co-chaired by Alka Badshah and Sita Vashee who led the “ICE Girls” to produce a beautiful partyto benefit Tateuchi Center. The other ICE Girls include Manisha Chainani, Gillian Fernandes, Mona Nadkarni and Leena Porwal. The ICE (Indian Community Eastside) Committee has committed to raising $1 million toward the capital campaign for a naming gift inside the new Tateuchi Center slated to break ground in Fall, 2011 and have raised $700k to date.
The invitations and programs were a gorgeous design, bejeweled on exquisite papers. The female guests were encouraged to wear “glitter and glamour”. I was so glad that I chose to wear a Luly Yang design that is embellished with lots of sequins and bugle beads. It seemed to fit in just fine with the incredible jeweled saris and formal Indian attire. The female Indian guests arrived with bindis (the forehead jewels) attached already, but there were plenty of bindis to go around so soon all the women attending had bedecked themselves with bindis as well. Thank you Cheryl Engstrom for sharing one of yours with me! The men also wore long silk, tasseled scarves of varying hues and there were enough to go around so all the men had a scarf, even the Hatchman.
|Jeff Doud & The Hatchman|
Today I just received the YouTube of Jon Doll’s performance of his original song and lyrics, “On The Shoulders of Angel Investors” that we kicked off the ZINO Zillionaire Investment Forum last week. I may be biased, but I think it is fantastic and the lyrics are so appropriate for investors and entrepreneurs. You can view it HERE.
Three of my other favorite things from ZZIF were our panels. I thought that each panel was extremely interesting and that the audience was really enjoying their questions and input.
David Mackuen’s Five-Minute presentation of BuiltBurger right before lunch. It was a great presentation and he won the ZINO Zenith Award for Best Presenter. But it also started stomachs growling and made everyone realize how famished we all were.
The ZINOpreneurs‘ presentations are always one of my favorite things and I love the Five-Minute pitches! But this time, I was also hugely impressed with how much information the Two-Minute presenters were able to share in such a limited time.
Another BIG thank you to everyone who helped make ZZIF so successful this year.
What a busy day! I began the day at the judges’ selection meeting for Puget Sound Business Journal’s upcoming “Women of Influence” recognition awards. Along with fellow judges Jeff Raikes, Phyllis Campbell, Constance Rice, and from Puget Sound Business Journal, Emory Thomas, Patti Payne and Becky Monk,, we selected 15 incredible women out of over 130… Continue Reading
Betty Freeman, Delphine Stevens, Cathi Hatch, Karen Lytle, John Haynes, Joan Wallace Yesterday, I attended a small ladies’ luncheon at Karen Lytle’s beautiful house on Hunts Point to get an “insiders’ peek” at the design of our future performing arts center on the Eastside – The Tateuchi Center. Karen and I are both on the PACE… Continue Reading
Sally Behnke, Betty Boettler, Dottie Simpson ARCS Scholar Last night, Ken and I attended the ARCS September dinner meeting at the Sunset Club. We sat with Patty & Jimmy Barrier and some of the founder doyennes of ARCS including Carol Wright, Dottie Simpson, Sally Behnke, Jan Bauermeister and Betty Boettler. We heard… Continue Reading
Susan Evani, Diamond Tiara Award Winner Tonight I had the opportunity to attend the Junior League of Seattle Fall Kick-Off meeting at beautiful Daniels Recital Hall in downtown Seattle. There were around 300 women in attendance and in traditional Junior League fashion, there was food and wine to share before the meeting. We were also… Continue Reading
After a full day of watching and interacting with presenting entrepreneurs and demo table entrepreneurs at ZINO Zillionaire Investment Forum on Wednesday, we adjourned downstairs to the Bell Harbor Conference Center International Promenade for the “Spiels and Suds” segment of the ZZIF agenda featuring entrepreneur demo tables and beer from Pike Brewing Company and K &… Continue Reading