Love is in the air and what better way to treat your Valentine than with a romantic dinner tailored just for the occasion. Many of our favorite neighborhood spots have created special menus for the holiday or are offering Valentine’s Day specials. Take your date on a festive stroll to share one of these featured meals and a truly lovely evening.
…and don’t forget to make reservations, the sooner the better!
It’s the season of giving and as a long time Northwest company, Pillar Properties is committed to giving back to the community. As part of our Pillar Passions program, we select a local organization to support each quarter.
We just wrapped up our efforts for Toys for Tots and the results were spectacular.
Each of our properties and the team at the Seattle office put together a huge effort to help ensure that children in need were supported this holiday season. We also received donations from outside companies since our properties were official drop off locations for Toys for Tots.
Our total donation for Toys for Tots this year comes to $40,000 in toys and cash. We think that is an incredible effort and a ridiculously large donation given the size of our company. Thank you to all of the residents and team members who helped make this effort successful!
To continue with the spirit of giving, we made sure to give our residents a time to come together and celebrate the holidays with friends and neighbors. The Century hosted a Holiday Cocktail Party to spread the holiday cheer. Residents enjoyed appetizers and craft cocktails in a festive poinsettia filled room. The featured drinks of the night were Cranberry Manhattans and Spiced Apple Cider Moscow Mules. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be stressed out! The holidays need to be a time for family and a time for giving…not just for giving you a headache.
Here are a few helpful hints to get you through this holiday season, well…at least get you through the stressful parts, hopefully after reading this you will be able to sit back and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!
We asked Property Manager Matt what he does to prepare for the holidays:
Matt said he thinks it’s important to take a break from all of your to-do lists and do something that makes you excited for the holiday season!
Matt suggests treating yourself to a festive showing of the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s new production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker! He said it’s a specular evening for the whole family! For a more romantic evening, Matt suggests taking a stroll with your theater date to Palace Kitchen for a cozy pre-theater dinner.
St. Patrick’s Day is always a very festive day around Puget Sound. Everyone wants to get their green on with parades, bar crawls and of course, beer!
Looking for your best option for celebrating? We’ve got ya covered!
Lucky 2015: The biggest Spring Festival is right next door! Filled with St. Patrick’s décor, visited by magical creatures and celebrated with a little luck of the Irish—it is the luckiest adventure of the year! Full details here.
The holidays are all about giving and this year our residents helped us to give in a big way! As a locally-owned private family company, we are committed to doing our part to make our community a better place. So, we partnered with Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to help ensure every child has something to unwrap this holiday season.
The best part is, with all of your help, we were quite successful at it, too!
Thank you to all of our residents, we were able to collect ten bins full of toys to donate to Toys for Tots local chapter to distribute to children in the Puget Sound area.
We are so grateful for the wonderful people who call The Century home and we wish you all the happiest of holidays
Time to break out the mistletoes, twinkle lights, and ribbon! It’s time to deck your halls with holiday cheer. Here are some easy and creative DIY projects to get you inspired.
For your tree: HGTV
If you’re celebrating Christmas, you’ll love these creative and quirky themes. Try something new this year by building your tree out of books or wooden logs.
For your wreath: Nesting Place
Explore this huge compilation of eclectic, homemade wreath ideas! The list is growing, so you’re sure to find a creative new way to dress your door.
For your kitchen: Camille Styles
Baking holiday cookies is not only a fun seasonal activity, but an easy way to spread cheer to your friends, co-workers, and family. From elegant sugar cookies to decadent meringues, classic gingerbread to cranberry bars, Camille Styles is sure to impress.
For your gifts: Martha Stewart
Martha is always a great go-to for holiday inspiration and easy DIY. No matter the gift you’re giving—whether it’s a bottle of wine or toy for a toddler—Martha has beautiful tags to help dress your presents.
For your hostess: Style Me Pretty
If your calendar is looking booked with holiday gatherings and soirees, you’ll be in need of some fun hostess gifts. Check out these adorable homemade boxes of goodies.
For quick ideas: Real Simple
If you’re short on time, but big on holiday cheer, Real Simple has you covered. Here are some quick and easy ideas to get your home in the season.
For your mantel: Southern Living
Your mantel is the centerpiece of your home, so be sure to give yours a festive makeover. Whether you prefer simple and elegant or colorful and bold, these ideas will make yours pop.
For everything else: Pinterest
Of course you can never go wrong browsing Pinterest. If the projects above were just getting you started, you’ll get lost for hours in the beautiful ideas and creative crafts on Pinterest. Search any idea you like—from snowflakes to twinkle lights to dreidels to candles!
Look, we’re not all culinary wizards. For some of us, the idea of trying to cook a perfect Thanksgiving turkey has as much appeal as bathing in a puddle. So if you are tasked with supplying the feast, this may be the year to grab your family and let a real chef do the cooking, leaving you plenty of energy to cheer on the Seahawks at night.
Here are some restaurants around downtown Seattle serving special Thanksgiving meals.
1000 First Avenue, Seattle (Downtown)
Forego cooking a five-pound turkey and instead feast on BOKA’s five-course meal. Cost: $65 adults, $25 children.
1400 6th Ave, Seattle (Downtown)
You can’t go wrong with their three-course prix fixe dinner, which includes delights for the entire family. Cost: $39.75 adults, $14.75 children.
1639 8th Ave, Seattle (Downtown)
This traditional Thanksgiving menu offering will leave you thinking it was homemade in your kitchen. Cost: $40 per person.
809 Fairview Place North, Seattle (South Lake Union)
Enjoy breath-taking views of the water while feasting on their four-course meal offerings. Cost: $55 adults, $12 children.
Bell + Whete
200 Bell St, Seattle (Belltown)
Enjoy the classic flavors of Thanksgiving with Bell + Whete’s special holiday menu. Cost: $28 per person.
It’s time to grab your spookiest or funniest costume and join in some Halloween frivolity. So if you have the costume but need a venue, here are some ideas for Friday.
1) A short Uber (or Lyft) away in Fremont is Seattle’s only Halloween Masquerade Costume Ball, the Bonza Bash. What is Masquerade? Think Black Tie + Venetian-style mask + fun, sexy, interesting costumes. This party is known for having Seattle’s most profitable costume contest, with $10,000 in prizes.
2) Are you up for more of the “alternative” type of Halloween party instead? Risqué Halloween 2014, the “sexier Halloween experience” may be more your speed. Risqué will take place at The Showbox in Seattle and promises to be “one of the most alluring events of the year with some of the sexiest costumes and guests.” 1,000 guests, great music and hours of fun.
3) For the true Halloween fans, “Seattle’s Premier Haunted Attraction,” KUBE 93FM’s Haunted House, runs until midnight on Halloween night. It’s a little trek to the Georgetown area of Seattle, so plan appropriately. (Note: It has been deemed too intense for children under 12.)
If you host a party here at The Century, or just have an awesome costume, be sure to send some pictures our way.