Today on The 425 Show we caught up with writer / journalist, food, wine, and travel blogger extraordinaire, Julie Arnan. You might not know her name, but chances are you have read one of her articles. Julie writes for several local publications including 425 Magazine and Sip Northwest, highlighting everything you need to know in and out of the 425. You may have also come across an article or two while traveling in Alaska Air Magazine.

Julie takes her travel, and food blogging to a whole new level! If you’re an Instagram fan, it’s a must to follow her account showcasing her amazing photography skills. It’s all the inspiration you need for your next trip or dinner out.

*Photo credit – Julie Arnan – Heritage Restaurant And Bar*

Julie’s travel write ups takes her all over. Over the last 15 months she has headed North to discover beautiful British Columbia. Traveling through the Sunshine Coast, Tofino, to the outskirts of Vancouver Island. Truthfully – we all want Julie’s job! One of her recent write ups in The 425 Magazine, “Chillin in Slo Cal”, highlights the sights and flavors of her travels through California’s laid back Central Coast.

When Julie isn’t traveling two nights a month you can find her at Seastar restaurant, a renowned chef John Howie restaurant offering an amazing array of freshly prepared seafood, great steaks, poultry, pastas and raw bar items. Julie joined their Sommelier team, helping guests guide them through the perfectly paired wine and food combinations.

Being a long time Eastside resident Julie is passionate about what’s happening in her local community and devotes herself to local causes. She became aware of a local organization in Bellevue helping men whom are homeless, called The Congregrations For The Homeless. CFH is currently open 6 months out of the year, providing men a hot meal, safe place to sleep, and resources to find housing. Since the shelter is only able to stay open for half of the year, a group of men have come together to get the local Bellevue businesses involved and raise money to stay open year-round. Builder Kevin Wallace, with Wallace Properties has offered to build the new shelter for $750,000. With the help of Julie’s article in The 425 Business Magazine it has brought awareness of how you can help donate to their $638,000 raised so far. To donate visit their website or email Visit their Facebook Page for more information of how you can get involved.

If you’re looking for some fun weekends away, or a night out check out some of Julie’s favorite restaurants and upcoming events!

In today’s real estate market update the May 2019 YTD Residential Stats are out showing the year to date difference in each area regarding sales price, the number of properties sold, and days on market. The most notable take away from the stats is to realize that each area is a little different. Now, more than ever, it’s important to have an agent who specializes in your neighborhood. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, I invite you to reach out to schedule a call. I would love to either help you with your next transaction, or connect you with the agent who knows your area the best.