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In Seattle, where a walk in the neighborhood is threatened by more cars and less parking

Walkway or driveway? My neighborhood strolls are often blocked by vehicles straddling the sidewalk.

I’m not talking about a quick pull-in to unload groceries or building supplies. 228 more words


High-Rise (Wheatley, 2015) and Nightwatch (Bornedal, 1994)

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that an adaptation of a book as great as Ballard’s High-Rise isn’t great. Ben Wheatley’s film is one of two things. 748 more words

Lunch at Ray's Cafe, Ballard

This is one of our favourite places to bring guests (the other being Frank’s) since it’s got both great food and great views of Shilshole Bay. 535 more words


Taste Wood-Fired, Michelin-Inspired Valencian Cuisine Tonight

Even as a non-native English speaker, chef Perfecte Rocher (he sometimes goes by “Perfecto”) talks a mile-a-minute — it’s clear his high energy and enthusiasm are some of his top tools in the kitchen. 591 more words

Premier Lifestyle

Third week using ClassPass, health issues and Seattle!!

My week started off pretty rad. I was able to take an awesome aerial yoga class! It was my first time and I was excited/nervous. Thankfully my great friend Ranea was able to join me! 681 more words


Bathroom Remodel

Dipped my toe into renovations with a bathroom remodel.  My two big wants were a fan and new tile, replacing a rubbery sheet of faux tile that wrapped around the walls.   43 more words


New Coat of Paint

I took several weeks to clean, remove all carpets, and paint the house before moving in.   My mom did a great job scrubbing and refinishing the living room floors.  33 more words