Art Walk Edmonds occurs the third Thursday of the month from 5 pm – 8 pm. This is a good chance to see the galleries, businesses that showcase local artists. Make it fun by choosing your favorites in each location, making it an outing with friends. You might just find something that will be showcased in your home or business. As part of the Walk, you may even find a demo like at the impressive Aria Studio Gallery by Joan Archer. https://www.artwalkedmonds.com/
Prior to stepping out on the streets of Edmonds, have a meal at the Churchkey Pub. Craft beer, specialty cocktails and the most satisfying pub fare out there. The Rachel sandwich is fabulous – fresh sliced turkey breast piled high with sauerkraut, swiss cheese and 1000 Island dressing on marble rye (although I chose sourdough bread). The side salad was fresh and a great mix of nuts and veggies, nicely presented. And the blue cheese dressing is… maybe the best ever! Check out the menu at https://churchkeypub.com/
Lake Padden and Whatcom Falls. A fabulous day can be had by exploring the Bellingham area… nature, #getoutside, improving/maintaining friendship, or just getting away. And what better way to do so than exploring the beautiful #pnw in Spring. Trails to explore, waterways to reflect on.
Supreme Dumplings in Bellevue, WA is one of the first in the USA partnering with former Executive Chef of W Hotel Taipei. Chef Wang is a master of Xiao Long Bao. The decor is something like you’d see globally. It’s on the small size, tables are close together… and getting rave reviews! Make a reservation online or risk being a walk-in. We happened to get there when they opened on a Monday and were thankfully able to dine-in. Weijin and the team are fabulous….providing good service and info of the menu.
The items chosen were based on one of us being vegetarian and we wanted to celebrate, try a variety of entrees. The menu consisted of Stir-Fry String Beans (heavenly with wild mushrooms and carrots too…see the pic), Supreme Pork Xiao Long Bao, Pan-Fried Leak Pie, Steamed Vegetable Dumplings, and Wild Mushroom Fried Rice (so good!). Also, a cold Matcha Green Tea was had. The Spicy Wontons were not available so I hope to try this dish another time, among others. All are recommended.
It’s back! Join the Seattle Aquarium and trained naturalists at different points along the Cedar River and other local watersheds. Look for Pacific salmon as they make their way back to the area to spawn. Autumn and October make a great pairing with Chinook, Coho, Sockeye salmon. For more information, see https://www.seattleaquarium.org/salmon-journey
I love this idea. It’s the perfect gift for those that like experiencing the beauty, nature of the Pacific Northwest. The WA State Parks Gift Card can be purchased online and used for camping, cabins, The Discover Pass (see restrictions), and more. #pnw
As May is coming to a close, the thing I remember most is the early wake up call from the Junco’s in the area. The Junco is my favorite bird, makes me happy and we’ve seen more this Spring than any other I think. The American robin has been plentiful as well. Funny… even though I may not be ready to be awake at 4:15 am, they like to sing their song and let us know they exist.
May is a good month to experience a spring in your step, baseball, flowers, out with the old and in with the new, the festival season, self-care, catching up with friends, and planning for the Summer ahead. There is hope. Let’s do this!
So, it’s the holiday season and the last month of 2020. This year of COVID-19 has been rough for many. Keeping it low-key but festive, check out this fun event in Snoqualmie, WA. It’s the Snoqualmie Winter Lights! Shop. Feast. Move. Enjoy. #wearamask