Dec

18

‘Twas the Week Before Christmas

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all thro’ the town, this Realtor delivered, up one street then down. Ho ho ho! I am in the throes of holiday delivery while Seattle’s real estate market takes a long winter’s nap. I’d be delighted for that perfect downtown condo to get listed whilst other buyers and their […]

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Dec

03

Yellow Doors In Walla Walla

Even before I went there, I knew I would be enchanted by Walla Walla. And so I was. My visit fell on a Monday, so the main bustle: fourteen wine tasting rooms having downtown storefronts, was missing. Never mind that, though. Walla Walla is a sweet place far away from anything. It’s astonishing how it maintains a […]

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Oct

10

It’s Still Oyster Season

Today, after holding out hardly at all, I turned on the heater in my apartment. Skies might be sunny, but my rooms are cold. What a cheerless acquiescence to October. Wasn’t it only just days ago that we were experiencing the bounty of the Northwest summer? Yes. Yes it was. My friends, Cari and Jeff, live […]

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Oct

08

Wooden Boats

Sometimes Seattle seems unbearably overrun with people, cars, construction and noise. But even in the very center of the city, it is possible to find fun things to do where you don’t feel crowded. On Sunday at South Lake Union Park, I met all the cute cousins for a wooden boat outing. Surprisingly we practically […]

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Oct

03

Essential Services

No matter your position on the ongoing federal government shutdown, we all can agree that some things should never close for business. Certainly, the Grand Coulee Dam in eastern Washington is still up and running right now seeing as how it is the largest producer of electricity in the country and irrigates over 600,000 acres of […]

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Jul

15

Ghosts of Properties Past

Redevelopment around Seattle is making many blocks unrecognizable these days. And a gigantic hole in the ground can be disturbing when something has been demolished that was well loved, like the one story brick B&O Espresso building on Olive Way where many desserts were happily eaten for over thirty years. Very vividly I can still […]

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Jul

12

Schwing!

In Seattle, we are outdoorsy.   On a downtown Seattle rooftop, my trusty GBK colleague Eric Premo tried tonight to best me with his skills. He’s been here before, practicing… As seen earlier at Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails, a fun outdoor bar on the fifth floor of the Red Lion on Fifth Avenue: all night happy hour […]

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Jun

09

Some Week-End Local Color

It’s true my life is colorful. How else could it be when one lives where I do and has Seattle at the doorstep? Snapshots from the week-end: Plymouth Pillars dog park at dusk on Friday (dusk occurring at 10:30 p.m. these days – disconcerting and wonderful!).   Capitol Hill honeys, admiring the nearby mural depicting a […]

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