May 17, 2016

The Secret Garden

Let’s face it, sometimes you just need to get away. This escape doesn’t have to involve leaving the city but just going to visit another part of it. Surprisingly one of my favorite places to escape to is nestled right in the heart of downtown Seattle and located right inside The Pike Place Market. So

May 8, 2016

No Ordinary Slice

I think it’s safe to assume everybody likes pizza. If you don’t like pizza I can only imagine your going about it the wrong way. And in a city full of pizza joints it’s real easy to go down that wrong road. Fortunately for us, Matt Jacobson and Mikey McKennedy decided they were going to

May 3, 2016

Setting a new Standard

I love Standard Goods. From the moment I walked in the door and heard 80’s New Wave music playing in the background I knew this place was for me. Owner Jeffrey Gardner (an extremely nice gentleman by the way) decided that after 15 years working in the corporate fashion world at Nordstroms and after years

April 30, 2016

A Night to Remember

So last week I got to visit one of my favorite places in the city. Not only that but it’s my favorite music venue in the world (so far) the Showbox At The Market In Seattle. I went to see an English band that I had loved as a kid in the early 90’s, Lush.

April 2, 2016

Time to Stop and smell the flours

What do you get when a fine dining pastry chef formerly of both Canlis and Mistral Kitchen decides to branch out on their own? A bakery that marries both “traditional techniques with innovative flavors” with an end result of exceptionally interesting and amazingly executed pastries. Before checking out they try and tempt you with with

March 29, 2016

Oh How Very Meri

  Right along the Snoqualmie River (about 30 miles outside of Seattle) there sit’s a 2 acre organic farm where Marigold and Mint grows flowers and edibles for their beautiful shop in the Melrose Market. Founded in 2008 by owner Katherine Anderson a trained Landscape Architect, Marigold and Mint is an organic farm, retail shop

March 8, 2016

The original chop shop

Rudy’s Barbershop first opened its doors in 1993 with its first store located in the very spot it sits in today: 614 E. Pine St. With Rudy’s, they wanted to create a “cross-generational community center” with a sense of place for people in the community as well as help to spawn a creative energy through music and art while

February 13, 2016

Going red at Aria

Today’s post finds me at Aria Salon to meet with my friend and very talented hair stylist, Judy Yoon. Aria Salon is located at: 1318 B. E. Pine St. right next to a fire station and it is such a cute little salon. The services offered here are cuts, color, up-do’s and blow-out styling. They also