Hiking Dirtyface Mountain

We have always enjoyed spending time outdoors and have really enjoyed tackling progressively more challenging hikes since moving to the Pacific Northwest. When we moved here from Ohio, we were excited to spend more time in the mountains, which we simply didn't have the opportunity to explore back at home. What I didn't anticipate is …

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Local Adventure: Capitol Hill

We continue to make our way through different Seattle neighborhoods, discovering the better known as well as the lesser known things to do, places to eat, and more. Although we've been to Capitol Hill on a few occasions, we haven't spent an entire day there getting to know the neighborhood. A few recent experiences include: Meeting …

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Seattle’s Smith Tower Experience

The Smith Tower remains an iconic standout on Seattle's skyline, despite being surrounded on all sides by gigantic skyscrapers in various stages of completion. Its bright white exterior and interesting design are easy to spot as you're walking around downtown. We remembered learning about it on our first visit to Seattle in 2010, and although we've seen …

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Seattle’s UPS Waterfall Garden Park

Did you know the United Parcel Service (UPS) was founded in Seattle's Pioneer Square in 1907 by two teenagers? That it was known as the American Messenger Co. until 1919 when its headquarters relocated to California? Me either! Not until my mom stumbled upon an 'only in your state' article that featured a few historical gems …

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Worldly Fare: The Scotsman Bistro

I hear so many friends refer to planning and executing ‘date nights’ with their significant other. It seems ironic that we have to plan and carve out moments in our life to spent with our life partner—the person we’ve chosen to spend our life with! How did we become so busy? I’m as guilty as …

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A Sunday in Ballard: Farmers Markets and Nordic Heritage

Several months ago I came across an ad in one of my magazines about a Marimekko exhibit coming to Seattle! I’m not into fashion, but I was familiar with Marimekko because their beautiful, colorful patterns often appear on Crate&Barrel items like bedding and shower curtains, several of which I’ve purchased. I knew they were based …

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Worldy Fare: Bastille Cafe and Bar

While Brian and I love to try new food and drink when we travel, we don’t typically eat out when we’re at home unless we’re with friends and family, or meeting with work colleagues or customers. While this practice allows us to save money and better control the nutritional value of what we eat, it …

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