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Best of Kirkland: Via Lago

My favorite place to shop for clothes and accessories in Kirkland is Via Lago! Join me on my Kirkland journey and see why I love Via Lago in this installment of my “30 Videos in 30 Days” video series. Take a tour of the shop, meet the owner - Chapman Fina, and learn...

6 Unique Things That Make Redmond Beautiful

When many people think of Redmond, the first thing they think of is “Microsoft.” And with good reason—tens of thousands of people work for Microsoft in Redmond, and the corporation takes of millions of square feet of office space in the city. But there are a few other...

Weekend Breakfast

There is something fun and luxurious about a leisurely weekend breakfast. You can relax, go casual and enjoy fantastic comfort food that will keep you full and happy all day long. Going to the neighborhood breakfast spot is a great way to run into friends, but every...

JM Cellars

Washington is known for their wines…and for good reason. Woodinville has become the epicenter of the Western Washington wine world.  With their collection of tasting rooms nestled into the valley, it’s easy to discover new favorites among the many selections. Don’t...

Perfect Wave Paddle Boards

Are you looking forward to summer like I am? The sun and the warm weather make it so much fun to be outside on the Eastside. We have gotten into stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and are having a great time. Here is a picture of Alex and I on boards while Gary and Ryan...

Eastside Art Culture

Seattle has some amazing options for art exhibits and museums, but don't forget the Eastside. Here are some of my favorite spots when I'm craving culture closer to home: Kirkland Arts Center: Stop by to enjoy the exhibits, or release your inner artist with one of...

The Kirkland Cross Corridor Trail

The latest addition to the parks system, and one of my all time favorites is the Cross Kirkland Corridor. The trail has taken the place of the railroad tracks that used to service the dinner train. Now it is several miles of crushed gravel, which makes it ideal for...

Trellis Restaurant

Trellis (at The Heathman Hotel Kirkland) is an amazing farm-to-table experience with incredible wines.  Their salads are always very creative and Gary is a fan of the tagliatelle with prawns and sausage. It’s also that perfect balance of a nicer restaurant, yet one...

Molbaks In Woodinville

‘Tis the season for all things festive and no one does the holidays like Molbak’s in Woodinville.  From the dazzling array of poinsettias to the seemingly miles of holiday decorations, it is a site to behold. Going there always makes me wish I had multiple homes so...