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Seattle Snapshot: Sunset Sail on Puget Sound

Seattle Snapshot: Sunset Sail on Puget Sound September 26, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
In Seattle, if you don’t own a boat, you need a friend who does. We, luckily, have such a friend. We were fortunate enough to be taken out sailing on Puget Sound with friends and family for my husband’s birthday on a warm and sunny day in August. Our 38 foot sail boat left Shilshole Marina...

Seattle Snapshot: The Monorail

Seattle Snapshot: The Monorail September 22, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
This historic Seattle feature is a unique way to see the city and take the kids on a ride the whole family can enjoy. I thought this picture provided an interesting point of view for those curious about transit and the monorail. The caption for this photo gives the following wikipedia.org description:...

Seattle Sets the Mood with these Autumn-Inspired Events

Seattle Sets the Mood with these Autumn-Inspired Events September 17, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Second Annual “This Is Halloween” From October 28th through the 31st at the Triple Door, catch the Can Can’s dazzling concoction of live music, cabaret, burlesque and film inspired by Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” and starring The Can Can Castaways, The Heavenly Spies, Orkestar...

Seattle Snapshot: Sunny Day at Alki Beach

Seattle Snapshot: Sunny Day at Alki Beach April 24, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
It’s a rainy Easter Sunday in Seattle, but yesterday was widely acknowledged as the best day of the year so far in the city, weather-wise. The sky was blue, the sun was out, and it was safe to bare your arms and legs outdoors! I didn’t make it over to West Seattle, but I commented to my husband...

Seattle Snapshot: Mt. Rainier National Park

Seattle Snapshot: Mt. Rainier National Park February 13, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
I waited for a clear, sunny winter day in Seattle to head up to Mt. Rainier National Park. It rained anyway. Lesson learned: It doesn’t matter. This park is alive and bright even on the cloudiest day.

How the Holidays are Done in Fremont

How the Holidays are Done in Fremont December 15, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
I love Fremont. It’s quirky, it’s cool, it’s the center of the universe. And one of my favorite parts of Fremont is the statue of Vladimir Lenin in the main square. The first time I saw him was when I attended the Summer Solstice Parade. A few kids were perched on his shoulders, watching...

Seattle Spooks, Speakeasies and Supernatural Activity for $5

Seattle Spooks, Speakeasies and Supernatural Activity for $5 October 4, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
So you’re in Seattle, you’ve got a cool Lincoln, and you want to know just how much entertainment you can get for your cash. Any day of the week, you can head up to Capitol Hill and check out the Seattle Museum of the Mysteries in their new Union Street location – $3 will let you check...

A Day in Kirkland, WA

A Day in Kirkland, WA September 2, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
After attending the fourth annual Kirkland Uncorked Wine Festival earlier this summer, a few of the wonderful city hall folks I met invited me back for a day to check out Kirkland on a regular, not wine-crazed day. We started out with lunch at Meze Mediterranean Deli. Now, I’m a sucker for falafel,...

A Lucid Night of Jazz

A Lucid Night of Jazz August 29, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Last Friday I did something odd: I left downtown Seattle to check out some jazz. Located in the northern part of University District, Lucid Jazz Lounge is a small, classy venue with a full weekly schedule of live jazz, and – get this – no cover charge, ever. As a musician, I need to take a moment...

A Tour of Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville

A Tour of Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville July 21, 2010 | Romantic, Things to Do | Read More
When it comes to wine in the United States, most minds go straight to California. But Washington comes in as #2 out of the fifty states as far as amount of wine produced, and my own unofficial observation is that most of the state’s wineries and tasting rooms seem to be located in Woodinville. One...