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Party Photos: Cocktails in Seattle
At The Pink Door, 04.29.03

It's been one year since's first Seattle party, and founder Laurel Touby flew out for the big birthday party. Her baby's gotten big quick: 12 media people came to that first party, and 112 showed up for this event. But all was not fun and games: mb bade a fond Auf Wiedersehen to cohostess Beth Howard, who is relocating to Germany. But mb Seattle's loss is clearly (the as-yet-nonexisistent) mb Berlin's gain, where perhaps she can Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome folks to mediabistro.cabaret. Or something like that.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer business editor Don Smith—a big supporter of Seattle's mb community—with Beth Howard, a freelance writer and producer for MSN Women and's Seattle hostess.

mb's Laurel Touby with Annie Beckman and Joy Davidson. Joy's new book on women and sexuality, How to be a Babe, is in stores now. news reporter Alex Johnson, mb's Laurel Touby, and Joann Natalia Aquino, editor-in-chief of the Filipino American Herald and executive editor of

Laurel welcomes the crowd, bragging about the one-night stands, marriages, and babies that have developed from mb parties. Seattle cohosts Beth Howard and Mike Bradbury laugh obligingly.

The Pink Door was crowded with mb revelers.

Beth Howard passes the boa to Microsoft's Alayne Reesberg, who will take over Seattle cohostess duties as Beth moves to Germany.

Photographs by Marcus Iken.

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