Friendsfavz TV – Summer Wines with Kestrel Vintners

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Friendsfavz TV – Summer Wines with Kestrel Vintners

Welcome Friends!

Friendsfavz Web Show host and special guest this week is Kestrel Vintners ! Carolina Warwick, the associate wine maker, invited us into the Club Room at the Woodinville tasting room and we enjoyed tasting three of their many splendid wines. We tasted the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Cabernet Franc, and my personal favorite the 2010 Mourvedre.

Feel free to stop by one of their three tasting rooms in Woodinville, Leavenworth or Prosser and pick up a bottle to bring home to enjoy while you watch the web show posted below.  Listen to Cat as she shares information about the Estate Vineyards, the delicious Kestrel wines and how special it is to be a club member. The wine club members are always the first to taste many of the wines as well as be invited to special events!

On my first visit to the Kestrel Woodinville Tasting Room, I was greeted by warm friendly smiles and all the people working were so welcoming. I was invited to sit at the wine bar in the club room.  As I  looked around, I saw a room full of people having a good time visiting with friends. I meet some wonderful people myself and one of them, Michelle, even joined us for our filming event!

We had such a great time filming and visiting with each other, a true girls night out!  I hope you can join us and be a part of the audience for one of the upcoming filming events. Please check the friendsfavz group page on Facebook for future filming dates and locations.  If any of you have a suggestion for a great winery location, please comment below.

So many wonderful women contributed to the evening to make it so special, and I want to thank them all. Julie from Chive Catering served some wonderful appetizers that paired perfectly with the wines Kestrel featured. Beautiful Butterfly Photography took some amazing photos throughout the evening! Thank you Yamileth for coming and photographing all the fun we were having!

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Please check out Beautiful Butterfly Photography facebook page and give her a like when you are there! She also gave a gift of a mini portrait session in the gift drawings.

We had so many fabulous friends offer gifts for giveaways to the audience.

Cheryl King Art gave away a two Giglee prints and Linda was ecstatic about her new print that she won!

Cindy DuVall of Calypso Fused Glass Art gave away a gorgeous piece of glass art to one of our ladies in the audience.

Stephanie Richter of Mary Kay Cosmetics gave some summer lip colors to brighten a summer look for one of the ladies!

Kestrel Vintners had a fantastic gift basket to enjoy on a warm summer evening!

Laura Wentworth of Elle W. Hair Design and Makeup gave an outstanding package for hair and makeup for a special event!

Rebecca J. Clark, USA Today Best Selling Author gave away a signed copy of her book The Checklist Diet and two 30 day memberships to Thrive Gym access to her personnel training program.

Cheers,

Karen

 

Friendsfavz Web Show @Kestrel Vintners

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Friendsfavz Web Show @Kestrel Vintners

Hi friends,

It is time to film our Friendsfavz Web Show  live at Kestrel Vintners! I hope you can join us on Thursday, June 25th at 6pm as we visit with some fantastic guests!

Carolina Warwick, the assistant wine maker at Kestrel Winery, will be coming over from Yakima to visit with us. She will be introducing their Sauvignon Blanc, Mourvedre and Cabenet Franc wines.

Laura Wentworth form Elle W hair design and makeup is going to be giving us some tips for “Makeup for Women over 40 for Photographs”.  With all the pictures and selfies taken of us, we could all use a few tips to look our best!

Rebecca J. Clark a USA Today Best Selling Author will be sharing her book The Checklist Diet. Her book is for all of us who do not like or want to “diet” but maybe need to shed a few pounds or just need to eat healthier. She gives us an easy Checklist to follow and guess what, we do not need to be perfect! Rebecca is also a highly sought out personal trainer in her area and guides many in their health and fitness needs.

I hope you can come and join us as we have a fun filled evening planned! We also have some terrific giveaways for the ladies in the audience from our featured guests as well as local artists, chefs and photographers. Make sure you RSVP  at Friendsfavz Facebook Group Page and get your name in for a special gift provided by Calypso Fused Glass and Artist Cindy Duvall.

Other Gift Giveaways for the audience:
Cheryl King Art has donated 2 lovely giclee prints for gift giveaways for our audience – Cheryl is a premier oil painter from the Puget Sound area and  has studied extensively around the world.

Beautiful Butterfly Photography: Yamileth Swearingen is a local photographer and is giving a Portrait Mini Session to one lucky lady in the audience.

Each of our wonderful featured guests will also be giving a special gift to one lady in attendance.

We also have swag bags for the first 40 ladies who arrive!

Agenda for the evening

Doors open at 6pm

Light Appetizers served presented by Chive Catering

Wine by the glass available for purchase

Filming begins at 6:30

Evening ends at 8pm

See you on Thursday June 25th at 6pm!

Cheers! Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine Favz, Kestrel Vintners

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Wine Favz, Kestrel Vintners

Hi friends,

Join me as I discover some fabulous wines and add them to my list of Wine favorites. I’m out searching for the next amazing winery to feature for the Friendsfavz Web Show here in Woodinville and am finding some delicious wines to share with you.  This week, I’m featuring  Kestrel Vintners 2011 Mourvedre .

I popped over to my neighbors David and Diane’s house to have them join me in tasting the Mourvedre. It’s always fun to share a new wine with friends and get their impressions.

David began our wine adventure with talking about the Mourvedre grape. He knows much more about wines than I do and has quite the wine collection. I am no wine expert, but I’m excited to learn more about wine, the grapes and especially becoming more sophisticated at tasting!

David was saying that the Mouvedre grape, a Rhone varietal, is generally blended with other grapes,which is the case with, the 2011 Mourvedre by Kestrel Vintners. It is 86%  Mourvedre, 10% Grenache and 4% Syrah.

After talking about the different aspects of the wine and the process of making it, we checked in with the wine notes to see if any of our guesses about the aromas and flavors of the wine were correct, and we were happy to learn that they were! (Well, at least a few of them.)

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To me, wine labels are works of art and tell a little about the personality of the winery. The label on the 2011 Mourvedre has a Kestrel (a type of falcon) stamped in the center surrounded by a very interesting description of the maker’s philosophy on wine. David commented that the Kestrel on the label, can be recognized by its distinctive feather. Diane liked the label because it reminds her of an old classic book. This made me think that this wine would be a perfect one to sip while sitting in a stately library, reading a classic novel.

The color – as you can see from the photo – is a deep garnet with a nice clarity. As we hovered over the glass to enjoy the aromas, David detected a scent of spicy cherry. The wine notes say you will notice an abundance of ripe red fruit flavors. It had such appealing aromas that you could almost drink them in.

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On to the taste! The first word that came to my mind was, “smooth”. Diane described the wine as rich in cherry and hints of other red berries. She brought out a wine tasting kit that had different aromas and we tried to identify some of the undertones of the wine. David mentioned that the Mourvedre has a smooth soft finish and a nice balance of flavors. We were all noting that this is a wine that could either stand on its own or would go great with food.

What a fun way to get together with friends and explore a new wine! We loved the 2011 Mourvedre and would highly recommend it to our friends.

A summary of the Winemaker notes:

The color is deep garnet with black undertones. In the aroma and on the pallet you will find an abundance of ripe red fruit flavors and floral elements such as red currant, cherry, rose-petals, dried herbs, cardamom and mulling spice.

Please find the full wine notes at Kestrel Vintners

I hope you all have a chance to try the 2011 Mourvedre and enjoy it with some friends!

When you visit the Kestrel Vintners tasting room in Woodinville, make sure you tell them that you saw their wine on Friendsfavz

Cheers my friends, Karen

*Save the date: Friendsfavz Web Show filming event at Kestrel Vintners in Woodinville, on Thursday June 25th at 6pm. Come join in the fun and be a part of the live audience! See you there!

Do you have a favorite wine we should consider for our Wine Favz? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing what are your favorites.

Find out more about Kestrel Vintners at

Website –  kestrelwines.com 

Twitter – @kestrelwines

Facebook – Kestrel Vintners

Friendsfavz Coffee Hour Friday, April 17th

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Friendsfavz Coffee Hour Friday, April 17th

Laura Wentworth of Elle W hair Design and Makeup and Co-owner of Hair Studio164 will be with us this Friday, April 17th at 9:30 at Brew in Bothell for our Friendsfavz Coffee Hour. I hope you can join us for an uplifting social hour with some fantastic women.

She will be giving us some Tips on Photographic Makeup for Women over 40! Do you ever wonder what you should be highlighting? Should you use shimmer in your shadows? To contour or not? These are a few of the questions she will be addressing along with answering some of your questions. 1402986_793071907405673_4470120518584457150_o

Laura has a passion for helping women feel and look beautiful. She is considered an expert in formal styling with an emphasis on Bridal work. I am so excited for you to meet her at our Coffee Hour.

You can find her at
http://www.ellewhair.com/

Come Feel Beautiful with us here at Friendsfavz! Karen

Friendsfavz Coffee Hour with Guest Carol Ryan

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Friendsfavz Coffee Hour with Guest Carol Ryan

Hi friends,

If you love lattes, cappuccinos, mochas or anything with coffee, we have a special Friendsfavz Coffee Hour for you! Come join us once a month at Brew of Bothell , located in picturesque downtown Bothell.

Join a fun and uplifting community of friends!  We will be bringing in some favorite authors, artists, beauty, health, clothing, coaching and other special guests to share their talents with us. Friendsfavz is the place to be!

Our featured guest at our first Coffee Hour:

Carol Ryan of Carol Ryan Consulting gives us a peek into her Vibrant Visioning Workshops that she has developed to help you make your visions a reality. I love her passion for helping people discover their unique qualities. She is truly empowering and possesses such insight to identifying your passions and bringing them to reality.

If you would like to connect with Carol Ryan and her Vibrant Visioning workshops you can find her at carolryanconsulting.com . Make sure you mention you saw her on Friendsfavz Coffee Hour!

Join us next time on Friendsfavz Coffee Hour on April 17th, 2015 at Brew Coffee in Bothell at 9:30 am. Or find the video on friendsfavz.com.

Come feel beautiful with us, here at friendsfavz! Karen

Special thanks to:

Brew of Bothell for hosting our Coffee Hour

Stephanie Richter for swag

Friendsfavz Web Show Coffee Hour!

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Friendsfavz Web Show Coffee Hour!

Friendsfavz Coffee Hour!

Come and connect with a positive and uplifting group of women for a Coffee Hour. We will have time to socialize and meet some wonderful new friends. I will be bringing in some of my friends and share their talents with you.

Image 1Can you name your top 5 Passions? Knowing what brings you the greatest joy and sense of purpose is at the Heart of Carol’s Vibrant Visioning Workshop.

Vibrant Visioning founder Carol Ryan will give you a taste of her workshop during the upcoming Friendsfavz Coffee Hour. In 15 minutes, we will explore what makes us happy and whole, and guests will leave with a worksheet to explore their passions. We will filming Carol’s interview for the Friendsfavz Web Show featured on YouTube.

Carol will be giving away a one hour coaching session to one of the lucky ladies in attendance!

Hope to see you on Friday March 13th at 10am at Brew Coffee in Bothell!

Come feel beautiful with us at Friendsfavz! Karen

HOTflash Designs, Interview with Cheryl King and Cindy DuVall

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HOTflash Designs, Interview with Cheryl King and Cindy DuVall

My special guest this week on Friendsfavz Web Show is Cheryl King and Cindy DuVall from HOTflash Designs.

Cheryl and Cindy are going to share their story of how a friendship over several decades blossomed into a creative project of their two art forms. Cheryl’s oil paintings and Cindy’s glass art are uniquely combined to create breathtaking visions of one-of-a-kind wall sculptures.

So why feature HOTflash Designs?

I believe art should evoke a feeling deep inside you. When Cheryl showed me their piece with the wolf eyes surrounded by creative expressions of glass, the eyes bore deep into my soul and I fell in love with this concept. She showed me a second piece with a woman standing on a path with cascading shimmers of glass accenting the colors in the painting. I knew immediately I had to share these intriguing art sculptures with you.

You can enjoy all of Cheryl and Cindy’s current sculptures at HOTflashdesigns.biz

Here’s a peek into how they create these striking images!

Thank you for watching, commenting and sharing!

Look forward to sharing Jenn’s Tips and Tricks with You on our next episode of friendsfavz Web Show. Come feel beautiful with us here at freindsfavz!

Karen

Credits and Thank you’s:

The Bistro at Hollywood Schoolhouse and Market Vineyards for hosting friendsfavz Web Show filming!

2Fore Pictures  for filming

To all our businesses who donated gifts to give to our audience! A huge thank you!

The Refinery Salon in Edmonds Wa

Stephanie Richter Mary Kay, Independent Beauty Consultant

The Bistro at Hollywood Schoolhouse

Market Vineyards 

HOTflash Designs at http://www.hotflashdesigns.biz/