Feb

29

Historic Chicken-Dinner Inn

Tonight I met old friends at the Roanoke Inn, an historic tavern at the north end of Mercer Island. Built in 1914 to serve ferry riders arriving for day trips from Seattle, it resembles an East Coast neighborhood country club and absolutely brims with business still today. It is rumored to have once been a […]

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May

10

Shorewood Apartments Redux

Twenty-two years ago I moved with my husband and our one year old son to Seattle from Los Angeles, into the Shorewood Apartments on Mercer Island. I loved our apartment in a bucolic setting with its winding roads and vintage apartments shaded by old oak trees. Ours had hardwood floors throughout, a brick fireplace, the original kitchen […]

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