What were your 18 faves for 2018?

So, this list was skipped at the beginning of the year but now that we’re towards the end of it, what did you do in 2018 that you can recommend?  what did you love? what do you want to do again ‘within 4 hours reach’ of the Puget Sound area?  As I’m a list maker and a scheduler, I can contribute with a list of my own…

  1. Visit The Bay area via airplane, so it counts for this particular list
  2. Check out 21 Acres in Woodinville, your sustainable living heart will love it.  http://21acres.org/
  3. Northwest Flower and Garden Show
  4. Jazz Brunch at Sorrento Hotel in Seattle
  5. Wine Tasting. Poverty Bay Wine Festival.
  6. See ‘Hamilton’ at Paramount Theatre
  7. Did you see your Market Charm or order one?  visit Pike Place Market
  8. Check out live Sumo with Sumo + Sushi
  9. Youth. Equity. Access. to the Arts – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Seattle Symphony, Ciara and Russell Wilson.  And see Candlebox rock their 25th Anniversary tour – oh yeah!
  10. Snoqualmie Falls and Salish Lodge – hike it, pic it, eat it, shop it, massage it, love it
  11. Gig Harbor – visit downtown and walk Sehmel Homestead Park
  12. Walk 18 miles with EverWalk
  13. Seahawks Training Camp. Tailgate.
  14. Notable Restaurant? Meal? Movie? Theater? Concert?  Sporting Event?  Yes, please.  Way to Go Seattle Storm!
  15. Play Croquet in the summer heat
  16. Camano Island waterfront
  17. Autumn Leaf Festival in Leavenworth
  18. Anacortes Bier on the Pier
  19. Extra: the holiday season…put out your outdoor Christmas lights early

Experiencing the holiday season 2018

Wondering what to check out during the Thanksgiving holiday and last few weeks of November 2018 in the Puget Sound Area? Here are a few ideas for the holiday season:

You may find me at a number of these.

Happy Holidays!

Songhees Seafood and Steam

On your next adventure to Victoria BC, check out the newest food truck, Songhees Seafood and Steam.

In a collaboration between Clipper and the Songhees Nation, they’ll be serving up a modern take on Pacific Northwest fare. Cuisine rooted in cultural heritage with fresh local ingredients.  Chef David Roger has crafted an authentic menu that includes salmon, bison, and more.

Grand opening is May 12th and is located at the Victoria Clipper Terminal at 254 Belleville St.  Great location for a tasty bite!

http://www.songheesseafood.com

Flower Festival and a Seattle Sampling

What makes for a fun outing to prepare for a Mother’s Day feast?  Head to downtown Seattle to Pike Place Market’s annual Flower Festival ~ that’s what!  Whether you make it for a few hours or all day, grab a bite and support the locals.  Flowers. Halibut. Broccolini. Shiitake Mushrooms. Pork Hom Bow. Chocolate. Sunshine. Check it off your list of May events.  Done.

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La Marzocco Cafe Seattle

If you are an espresso lover or if you like the finer things in life, you’ll want to head to La Marzocco Cafe and Showroom ~ its first cafe in Seattle which opened this month at Seattle Center in KEXP’s new headquarters.  Check out the company history and see the display of high-end commercial and home espresso machines.  Also, you’ll benefit from trying coffee from a variety of guest roasters from around the world.

For more information on La Marzocco and La Marzocco Cafe and Showroom, see http://www.seattletimes.com/business/retail/la-marzoccos-cafe-aspires-to-curate-the-coffee-experience/

Last Days of August 2015

As we wind down the last couple weeks of August (and some may say the end of Summer), check out this list of ‘Top 10 Things To Do’ to make even more lasting memories –

  1. Visit the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass
  2. Ride the Ducks – use the coupon “DUCKDAYS” on any ride 6 pm or after Tuesday through Thursday till the end of August 2015. Quack!
  3. Take in a M’s game at Safeco Field
  4. Evergreen State Fair (the Monroe Fair as some of us know it), August 27 through September 7th
  5. Chase a Waterfall
  6. Stop in at the new Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery in the Greenwood area of Seattle – it just opened August 15th!
  7. It’s Washington Wine Month!  Enjoy!
  8. Just opened this month!  Make a reservation at Orfeo on 3rd in the Belltown area
  9. Art in the Garden – Bellevue Botanical Garden – August 29 and 30th
  10. Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach – it lasts all week August 17 – 23rd this year

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