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Laura Garcia Pendergrast (or LGP as her family and friends call her) moved to Seattle over 15 years ago and loves having it as her home. When she is not working as a marketing consultant, she likes getting outdoors to explore (preferably on a bike or a boat).

Recap: Jonathan Adler Store Opens In Seattle’s University Village

“Every room needs a dollop of hippy and a dash of socialite” is the mantra painted over the entryway of the new Jonathan Adler store in University Village. If you wish to follow that advice, it will be easy to find many wonderful things in the store to fill the rooms of your home.

Iconic potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler was at the store to kick off the opening.

Jonathan Adler and Ask Miss A writer Laura Pendergrast (Photo Credit: Laura Garcia Pendergrast)

Jonathan’s creativity is fueled by various sources of inspiration, mid-century modern, art and global pop culture, to create his signature aesthetic. The company’s guiding motto is, “If your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it.”

Several people brought original Jonathan Adler pottery creations to the opening. I was standing behind a couple who brought two lovely pieces – one that was an owl and another which was a striped vase.

Seattle, too often we are surrounded by grey and monotone.  When I walked in the store, I was immediately in a much better mood as there were many pieces that had bursts of color.  And with a sense of whimsy.  I don’t really need another pitcher.  But a pitcher shaped like a whale?  Yes, please.  I like finding things that make me smile.  And there is no shortage of that at Jonathan Adler.

So many things to choose from!  (Photo Credit:  Laura Garcia Pendergrast)

So many things to choose from! (Photo Credit: Laura Garcia Pendergrast)

Guests to the store were treated with glasses of bubbly and goodies from Trophy Cupcakes. Trophy created a dessert that was a tribute to Adler’s iconic Peace and Love design. All of us could use a little extra peace and love, right?

 

A portion of the evening’s proceeds went to benefit the It Gets Better Project, which gave all the guests yet another good reason to shop and bring something wonderful home.  Founder Dan Savage was also at the opening and shared his gratitude with everyone.

WHERE:
Jonathan Adler University Village
2623 NE University Village St.
Seattle, WA 98105
Ph. 206-525-0930

Peace and Love by Trophy Cupcakes (Photo Credit:  Laura Garcia Pendergrast)

Peace and Love by Trophy Cupcakes (Photo Credit: Laura Garcia Pendergrast)

Dan Savage and Jonathan Adler (Photo Credit:  Laura Garcia Pendergrast)

Dan Savage and Jonathan Adler (Photo Credit: Laura Garcia Pendergrast)

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