One Enchanted Evening

This year, Enchant Christmas returned to Seattle with another enchanting holiday lights adventure. As someone who was unable to attend 2018’s Enchant, I went into the experience with wide eyes and came out on the other side thoroughly impressed and jolly. Upon my arrival to T-Mobile Park, I was absolutely captivated by the abundance of … [Read more…]

Holiday “Parent Time Out” Getaway at Willows Lodge & Woodinville, WA

Willows Lodge & Spa Emily Adams My husband and I left our four sons back home with their grandparents and escaped to Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington for a much needed parent “timeout” and weekend to recharge going into the holiday season! We’re going to take you on a journey through Woodinville’s hot spots and … [Read more…]

Kelowna, BC’s epic ski destination

Imagine yourself with a hot buttered rum in hand, sitting in front of the fireplace, skis melting on the porch. You’re deep in the mountains of British Columbia, less than five hours east of Vancouver. The landscape around Kelowna looks like a big ‘ol bowl of fresh milk — earlier this morning, you were putting … [Read more…]

Exploring Scenic Seattle, Like a Local

Seattle is an amazing and unique destination for many reasons but ask any local and they’ll tell you their favorite feature is the city’s proximity to nature. Surrounded by Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains to the west as well as the Cascade Mountains to the east, it’s easy to find a breathtaking view or … [Read more…]

The Mountains Are Calling: North Cascades National Park

A Look at Washington State’s Three National Parks Author’s Note: This is part II in a three-part series. Read more on my account of Mount Rainier National Park. Having lived in Seattle my whole life, I often reflect on what makes this place so special and why I haven’t ventured away. If I had to … [Read more…]

Seattle Welcomes New Leaders at Seattle Opera & Seattle Symphony

Seattle is very fortunate to be among a relatively small group of U.S. cities that have the “Big Three”: a top tier symphony orchestra, opera, and ballet company. Our residents and visitors enjoy hundreds of performances every year ranging from world premieres to beloved classics. As the 2019-2020 season begins, two of these venerable Seattle … [Read more…]

10 Reasons the Refract Festival is a Must-See

From October 17-20, the inaugural Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience will take place in and around Seattle. If you’re curious about what this is, and whether you should plan to attend (the answer is yes!), read on. First, a little background. The Seattle area has long been known as one of the top centers in the … [Read more…]

The Mountains Are Calling: Mount Rainier National Park

A Look at Washington State’s Three National Parks Author’s Note: This is part one in a three-part series. As a Seattle local who has lived here my whole life, I often find myself reflecting on what it is that has made me stay all these years. I think the answer becomes most obvious when I’ve … [Read more…]

30 Best Things To Do In Venice (Italy’s Beautiful Floating City)

Best Things to Do In Venice, Italy Venice, Italy Venice feels like it shouldn’t exist. Beautiful floating palaces of stone surrounded by a network of canals. Here are some of the best things to do in Venice for your first visit! Venice is one of the most popular Italian cities for tourists, even with all … [Read more…]

Happy 5th Birthday, Seattle Art Fair!

One of the highlights of summer returns August 1-4, when nearly 100 galleries from around the world exhibit at Seattle Art Fair, held at CenturyLink Field Event Center. In addition to the wide ranging gallery installations, the Fair offers daily talks, special projects, and performances. Seattle Art Fair Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID … [Read more…]