Miss A Columnist

As a 4-year Leukemia survivor, Stacey Mertes is heavily involved in fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the American Diabetes Association. Her 7-year-old son, Logan, is a recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetic, but keeps Stacey on her toes with his own active fundraising endeavors such as the Columbia Tower climb (for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society), WaMu stair climb (for Cystic Fibrosis), and several triathlons and other stair climbs around the city. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, Stacey has lived in many of the local neighborhoods (including spending 11 years next to the Pike Place Market), since graduating from the University of Washington. She finally settled down in the most diverse zip code in the country, Columbia City, where she enjoys walks to the many restaurants, farmers market, and art events nearby. Her favorite hobby of late is finding the most fun “free” things to do around Seattle with her son. She loves movies, plays, visiting the Pacific Science Center and other museums, and finding those geocaching adventures.

RECAP: Seahawk Doug Baldwin, Jr. Speaks at ICAN Project Father/Sons Symposium

Ron and son, Joshua, enjoy a picture after the symposium with Gee Scott (left), Doug Baldwin, Jr. (center), and Rob Sims (right). (Photo credit: Eighty8images)

Ron and son, Joshua, enjoy a picture after the symposium with Gee Scott (left), Doug Baldwin, Jr. (center), and Rob Sims (right). (Photo credit: Eighty8 Images)

Father and sons, donned in their favorite Seahawk jerseys (#89 prominent) with Will Smith’s Just the Two of Us (a song honoring the father/son relationship) playing by […]

Malala: Youngest Recipient Of The Nobel Peace Prize

malala nobel peace prize 2014

Co-Nobel Peace Prize recipients, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi (photo credit: Nobel Prize organization)

Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays the foundation for sustained economic growth according to the World Bank. So why is it not the basic right of all children in the […]

Good Wishes Strength, Style, and Dignity 4th Annual Benefit And Auction In Seattle

(photo credit: Good Wishes)

Susie Craig, a Good Wishes scarf recipient as she battled breast cancer (photo credit: Good Wishes)

The Good Wishes 4th annual Strength, Style and Dignity Benefit and Auction is coming this month and promises to be a very fun and entertaining event. Good Wishes, a non-profit portion of The Finest Accessories™ Inc, provides […]

Movember: Raising Awareness For Men’s Health

(photo credit: Movember Foundation website)

Proud Movember man 2013 (photo credit: Movember Foundation)

I mustache you a question: Have you noticed that in November last year, things started to get hairy? Literally. Amongst the men, that is. Movember Foundation is the global men’s health charity where men grow and women support the moustache during the month of November. […]

Wine Women And Shoes Event to Benefit Olive Crest

wine women shoes seattle 2014

Wine Women & Shoes® benefiting Olive Crest is a one-of-a-kind benefit event that was created for women who enjoy fine wine, great style and female camaraderie – all to support a noble cause. All proceeds go to Olive Crest, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse, treating and educating at-risk children, and preserving […]

Recap: Vogue Fashion Editor, Cara Crowley’s Fashion Update From Bellevue Collection Fashion Week

Cara Crowley and Lawrence Zarian with Nicole Mertes (photo credit: Stacey Mertes)

Model, Marcellus, wearing crisp white for this Fall (photo credit: Stacey Mertes)

Well, it’s time again for the Fall fashion update from Vogue Fashion Editor, Cara Crowley, and television personality, celebrity stylist, and author, Lawrence Zarian, who recently visited Seattle during the Bellevue Collection Fashion Week. The Bellevue Collection and the Kemper Freeman […]

Recap: Seven The Salon Fashion Show During Bellevue Collection Fashion Week

(photo credit: Stacey Mertes)

Taylor Corson modeling hair by stylist, Joseph Anthony (photo credit: Stacey Mertes)

Illuminessence, the Seven the Salon-hosted fashion show of hair, was held at the Hyatt Regency on the last night of Bellevue Collection’s Fashion Week. The Bellevue Collection and the Kemper Freeman family raised nearly $85,000 for The Moyer Foundation and Bellevue […]

Step Out: A Walk to Stop Diabetes 2014 In Seattle To Benefit American Diabetes Association

Cousins, Logan and Kaela, with Type 1 (photo credit: Stacey Mertes)

Team Love, with Logan Britt, Scott and Gage Burnell, Mary Kay Anderson, Jen, Jason and Joey Clark, Lou and Nicole Mertes and Ginger at Step Out 2013 (photo credit: Stacey Mertes)

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is on October 4, 2014 at Magnuson Park in Seattle and on October 11, 2014 at […]

Northwest Children’s Fund Celebrates 30 Years With 2014 Golf Classic Featuring The Romantics

Enjoying the NW Children's Fund 2013 Golf Classic (photo credit: Jim Kirkish)

Enjoying the day on the golf course at the NW Children’s Fund 2013 Golf Classic (photo credit: Jim Kirkish of The Shuttered Image)

A day of golf, fun hole prizes, cool drinks, delicious food, raffle drawings, a great silent auction, amazing old-school music, and a party…now that’s “What I Like About You”, Northwest […]

Recap: 7th Annual AMDEF Is a Hit Again for SOSea

Dani May Red from Sinner Saint Burlesque models Paper Dollz clothing in front of the SOSea sign (photo credit: Paper Dollz)

Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, The Mighty Lurch and Sideshow Ben perform at AMDEF 2014 (photo credit: Wadood Rahman)

This past Saturday, August 23, 2014, AMDEF 2014 was held at Neumos in Seattle. Active Entertainment produced an amazing, eclectic show that shocked, amazed and entertained from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. It was the […]

Page 1 of 812345...Last »