On Friday, May 7th, 2010, Fashion Guru, Ken Downing (Senior Vice President & Fashion Director) of Neiman Marcus will be sharing his fashion perspective for Spring / Summer 2010.

The event will be taking place on May 7th, 2010 at 11:00a.m. – Neiman Marcus at the Shops at the Bravern in the Designer Sportswear (Plaza Level).

Space is limited. Please reply to NM Public Relations: (425) 452-3317

This is an amazing opportunity to meet & greet with Ken Downing.

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The wait is over!

The Shops at The Bravern management has announced a mid-June opening for its new coffee shop, VoVito Caffè & Gelato, a concept developed by Eastside entrepreneurs Ariff and Shairose Gulamani. The custom coffee and gelato shop will occupy 2,444 square feet just off the 110th Avenue arrival court adjacent to the outdoor fireplace.

VoVito will offer “coffee for connoisseurs,” says Ariff – the best in hand-crafted espresso, coffee and tea beverages by the cup, box or carafe, along with smoothies and milkshakes. Fresh, custom-made gelato and gelato desserts and cakes, ice cream, sorbetto, salads, baked goods, sweet bites, cold plates (cheese and fruit), and assorted finger foods round out the menu. The café will open at 6:30 am to provide breakfast items along with that morning latte.

Credit to
Margaret Nicoll of

Just a heads up…

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus – The Bravern – 3rd floor

will be adding a haute flair to their menu in 2 days.

Trust me, we got our hands on the new menu too.

Wait & See

If you already visited Mariposa & seen their menu,
I am letting you know that there will be 3-4 items added to the new Menu and a few removed!

I’m getting hungry now. I guess, I’ll make another reservation for Friday!

It’s The Shoe To-Do!

Purchase two or more pairs of regular-priced shoes during this event and Neiman Marcus will donate $50 to Dress For Success Worldwide – an organization that helps disadvantaged women succeed in work and in life.

Shopping this event is a great way to help those less fortunate-especially if you’re buying shoes anyway.

Why not do a good deed?

Offer valid March 26 and 27, 2010, only. One donation per customer. No adjustments for prior purchases. Offer excludes trunk shows, special orders, catalogs, Bergdorf Goodman, Cusp stores, and Last Call Stores. Other exclusions may apply; see sales associate for details.

It’s that time to put away the North Face, UGG boots, and other dreary items from winter and Spring Forward with Style at The Bravern. Stop by on Friday, March 19th, 2010 & Saturday, March 20th, 2010 from 10am to 8pm. Sip champagne & sample handcrafted cheeses from Artisanal Brasserie and Winebar as you preview the season’s hottest new styles, many brought in exclusively for this event.

Featured Stores: Neiman Marcus, David Lawrence, Jimmy Choo, Piazza Sempione, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tory Burch.

I’ll make sure to re-blog this post with weather details too so you can plan your day at the Bravern accordingly. Bravern is gorgeous despite the weather anyways.

If you haven’t met me, then you know where you can find me! [hint: Trophy Cupcakes / Neiman Marcus / Jimmy Choo / Hermes] – if you fail to find me, just ask concierge! they’ll know. hahahah!

Bellevue’s Hottest item is… Louis Vuitton? No, that’s classic… A Mercedes E-Class? No, that’s old news… Look more towards what is next to Louis Vuitton…. HERMES? YES, here’s a lollipop!

I had the pleasure of holding the Hermes 30cm Birkin in Classic Hermes Orange for a quick snapshot which was taken earlier in January of 2010. The next day I came back, it literally was GONE! [ Priced: $8,950 ].

Ever since Hermes opened their doors at The Shops at the Bravern, the World’s Holy Grail of Handbags have been flying… I mean, FLYING OFF THE SHELVES! Many people already believe that there is the infamous… ” 5 year waiting list “… Only because each handbag is meticulously created one at a time by French artisans. One handbag takes up to 25 hours to produce, and only five new Birkin bags are created each week. So by the time it hit the shelves or lets just say before it’s unwrapped, it’s already sold and in the hands of some housewife.

The most priciest Hermes item I have seen with my own EYES, is the lime green Hermes Crocodile clutch in paved diamonds which is priced at $52,000. However, NO Eastsider has snatched that yet… I’ll check on Thursday if it’s still there. LOL!

Overall, the hottest “IT” item in Bellevue today is the Hermes Birkin bag = WIN!

Word of Advice for New & Current Owners of the Hermes Birkins: Do not use your Birkin bag as an everyday handbag because over time, the leather will soften causing your Birkin to flop over which is very TACKY! Just like anything alive needs sleep, your Birkin or any designer handbag needs rest… so the words you should live by is ROTATE & REST!

Today I had the pleasures to tour the Bravern Signature Residences once again with my best friend.
Here are some photos I took with my iPhone. Enjoy!

Bravern South Tower

The South Tower’s professional Chef kitchen – Great for entertaining and hosting private events.
Only Bravern Residents will be able to enjoy the spectacular kitchen unless you know someone that will be living here!

The South Tower’s great room which are great for private events or dinner with friends.
All furniture shown is by Masins Furniture here in Bellevue which is also located on the second level corner from Trophy Cupcakes. Facing 110th st.

The South Tower’s dining table room for 10. The decor for the residents is beyond meticulous & fabulous!

1 of 2 BBQ grills with dining area in the Terrace Garden.

The lovely decor inside the Garden House which is also located in the Terrace Garden.
Fireplace and Surround sound.

Dining table inside the Garden Room – Seats 10+

Outdoor seating in the Terrace Garden between both towers.
The waterfall feature has not been completed but it will be.

The North Towers great room. Less tables but still spacious & elegant. All furnished by Masins.

A two way fireplace at the North Tower in the great room.

The Fireside Lounge located in the North Tower

A Private theater room. Seats 10+

Fitness Room

Fitness Room – Lovely remote 🙂

Signature Spa – [missing candle I know]
Includes with a surrounding lounge area, steam room, sauna room, private massage room, and many MORE!

I have viewed Lincoln Square, Washington Square, Bellevue Towers, and Escala residences [Seattle/Belltown]. By far, The Bravern Residences blew them ALL out of the water. The amount of detail and work that was poured into the Bravern is truly an experience. If you ever stayed at a Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton in Europe, The Bravern gives you that 5 star hotel feel.

More Information:

Welcome Center Open Daily
700 110th Avenue NE, Suite 288

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