Apr

07

Concrete and Steel

Downtown living can be sweet in the right location. Chose this one! The Concord condominium rises above a surprisingly quiet and leafy spot in Belltown where not only can you walk to work, but you are also right around the corner from Seattle’s nine acre Olympic Sculpture Park and the waterfront. Really cool. This one […]

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Jun

17

Walls of Glass in the Downtown Sky

I wouldn’t mind waking up to this. Living downtown. Such a sophisticated pleasure. At 5th and Madison the across-the-street neighbor is our iconic Koolhaas public library, with the 5th Avenue Theater down the block. Find every amenity in this LEED Gold certified building, including 24 hour concierge, guest accommodations, gym, lounge, dog-walk facility, luxury throughout. Sophistication […]

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Jan

16

Winging Our Way

Would you believe, flowers are starting to bloom around here? In January? I saw them today with my own two eyes while walking home from the office. How welcome is that? So here we go, flying high towards our always robust, ever welcome, spring market. At GBK  this week we celebrated (with pastry and deviled […]

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Jul

14

Downtown Rooftops

The Columbia Center in downtown Seattle just added 90 degrees to their observation deck, now providing a complete, 360 degree panorama. According to the Fifth Avenue Seattle blog, this deck is open daily to the public, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and admission is $12.50 for adults. This of course is our highest perch […]

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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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May

14

Opened Windows

In Seattle, air-conditioning is a rare find. Instead, on a warm day, we must resort to opening up all the windows. As seen this past week at the Pike Place Market during an especially nice day. 

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Oct

21

Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky

Remember when the Smith Tower was the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi? Well, neither do I, but there are those who do. Completed in 1914, The 38 storey Smith Tower retained its distinction until the Kansas City Power & Light Building was built in 1931. In 1962, our other local landmark, the Space Needle overtook […]

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Jan

15

Toaster Building

Officially known as Metropolitan Tower East, most of us call this one of the two toaster buildings. I love looking up at these windows and know two friends inside (hi Mel! hi Gwynne!). They work here, in this particular one of two aluminum-skinned towers overlooking I-5 at Olive Way.

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