Craft & Cocktail

Add a half cup of cucumber slices and 2 tablespoons of basil ribbons to 1 cup of gin.
Refrigerate overnight. 
Strain the gin and reserve 4 ounces. 
Divide ice between two tall glasses. 
Add gin and divide the grapefruit juice 
between glasses. 
Top with ginger beer and garnish with grapefruit wedges, cucumber slices and thinly sliced basil ribbons. 
Enjoy. Cheers!

Inspired by Bellevue.

Welcome to the premiere issue of Bellevue Lifestyle, where we’re inspired by community, and hope this magazine inspires you, too! We’re thrilled to be your source for all things local here in Bellevue. As you flip through these pages, you’ll be drawn into the incredible stories behind the people and places that call Bellevue home.

August 2017 Around Town

Discover more than 40 artists and a wide variety of sculpture and garden art at the Bellevue Botanical Garden for this fun 6th Annual event hosted by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. All the art among the flowerbeds and woodlands of the garden is available for purchase. The free event is August 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5…

Washington Women In Need

Washington Women in Need celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Founded in 1992, the nonprofit’s founder, Julia Love Pritt, started WWIN to empower women and help them improve their lives. Inspired by her own mother’s struggles with poverty, and limited access to healthcare and education, Julia and WWIN have assisted more than 5,600 low-income women with education and healthcare grants,…

Making Wine Tasting Fun and Better

“We make things better, and then we have fun,” Bryan Otis says. A second later he modestly amends it to, “We try to make things better, but we definitely have fun.” That’s a theme that has run deep in the Otis family endeavors.They have roots in Bellevue going back to Bryan’s grandparents, Jack and Mary Jane Powell. Jack moved to…

Home Is Where The “Farmhouse” Is

There’s something to be said about a sense of familiarity and belonging. People and places that remind us of home often leave the greatest impacts. Chef Jason Wilson aims to create that very experience for guests in his new downtown Bellevue restaurant, The Lakehouse.

Architecturally Iconic Lakemont Masterpiece 

Contemporary design and breathtaking lake and mountain views come together in this architecturally stunning masterpiece. Floor-to-ceiling windows, an open floor plan and adjacent indoor and outdoor living spaces make this house an entertainer’s dream. Live large with an upstairs dedicated entirely to a grand master suite with its own walk-out balcony, gas fireplace, spa-inspired bath and oversized closet with built-in…

Raising the “Bar” in Barber

Weldon Barber, the family owned chain of luxury barbershops is getting ready to open its ninth location in Bellevue later this year. With big growth plans set for Weldon Barber in the near future, Bill and Suzette Nordstrom, along with their daughter Angela Nordstrom, are determined to build a business with strong family values at its core.


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