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Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style

I recently became a Seattle Art Museum member just to get a sneak peek during the Member Preview event for Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style exhibit. The show officially opens today, October 11, and runs until January 8. It’s beautiful and inspiring. The walls of the gallery are lined with his sketches and […] Read more…

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SparkleFest: A Celebration of Sparkling Wines and the End of Summer

My lovely friend, Ashley, decided we should go to the first annual SparkleFest, from the folks at Bar Ferd’nand and The Old Chaser Farm on Vashon Island. “It’s called SparkleFest and it’s on your birthday, so it’s like they created this event just for you!” I couldn’t disagree. That was obviously the case. They are throwing me a party, so of […] Read more…

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Art and Floss

As I sat in the dentist chair at Joseph Zimmer’s office for my routine 6-month cleaning—looking up at the massive glitter art piece on the ceiling—I felt inspired to write this post.   One of the reasons I actually look forward to visiting my dentist, besides the fact that he’s a very good doctor and has […] Read more…

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Nectarine Caprese Salad

This versatile fruit salad made with nectarines, blueberries and mozzarella, is perfect for lunch, as complement to dinner, or as a party dish. The sweet nectarines are perfectly balanced by the creamy mozzarella, making this a refreshing fruit salad with substance. Read more…

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A Weekend in Vancouver, BC

The hubby and I, and our good friends The Underdowns, took the train from Seattle to Vancouver for a long weekend. It was my first time traveling by train and it was a lovely experience. We sat back and relaxed without the exhaustion of driving or the annoyance of traffic (plus going through customs is just a […] Read more…

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Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons are incredibly easy to make, keep for a year in the fridge, and can be used in so many dishes that there’s no excuse not to always have them on hand. Try using Meyer Lemons when they are in season. Read more…

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John Besh’s Fruit Crumble

This fruit crumble is a favorite go-to of mine, especially during berry season—I like to use raspberries, blueberries, or peaches—and it’s easy to toss everything into one baking dish for a party, or divide into individual ramekins for a quick weeknight treat. You can even assemble it in advance and bake when ready. Read more…

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My First Month of Blue Apron

One month ago, I subscribed to Blue Apron when my friend, Angela, sent me a promo code for a week’s worth of free meals. I had been cooking at home more and was falling into a recipe rut, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was really easy to create an account, sign up, […] Read more…

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