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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A Long Weekend in Lake Chelan

We have heard from so many people about Lake Chelan and the surrounding area. It seems like its everyone's favorite summer getaway-- many people have a second home there or schedule an annual vacation rental. We certainly appreciate the appeal of spending summers on a lake. Brian's family owns a cottage on Lake Erie where …

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Local Adventure: Ravenna and Greenlake

Borrowing from our commitment to exploring our own backyard when we lived in Ohio, I decided one of my 2017 resolutions would be to explore a new Seattle neighborhood each month of the year. In January we timed our visit to the International District with Lunar New Year, which was an exciting time to experience …

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Celebrating Lunar New Year in Seattle’s International District

One of my 2017 resolutions is to do a better job exploring Seattle's various neighborhoods. We committed to local adventures in and around Cleveland before we moved and loved learning about places and things that were right under our noses but that we just never seemed to get around to exploring. I wanted to apply …

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Winter Weekend in Friday Harbor

Fall is my favorite season, and it always seems to fly by in a whirlwind of activities-- tons of family and friend birthdays and anniversaries, several holidays, hunting season, and the general flurry at work as everyone prepares for a strong ending to the fiscal year. As much as I love the beautiful and crisp …

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