Gone Fishing

 Article and Photography  The lure of the outdoors in Pacific Northwest summers is irresistible. One of the best contexts for getting "out there" can be fishing. Introducing kids or grandkids to this great pastime can lead to some real magic. Imagine making memories on the plentiful lake, river, stream and saltwater fisheries just a short drive from Bellevue. You don’t need…

W Bellevue’s Kentucky Derby Party

Approximately 160 guests dressed in spring dresses, dapper suits and elaborate hats attended W Bellevue's Kentucky Derby Party. Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers, Kendra Scott and Ted Baker were on hand to show off polo-inspired looks so guests could prepare themselves for the Seattle Polo Party on Aug. 11.

Perfect Patios

 Article and Photography  Bellevue feels like a whole new city during the summer — more social and bustling, yet relaxed and joyful. It’s the best time of year to be outside, and everybody is happy to soak up the sun as much as possible. Dining out is no exception. Whether grabbing a bite with friends or a date-night cocktail with a loved one,…

We Made It!

It’s warm, sunny, and the days are longer — it’s finally summer. Hands down my favorite thing about the Northwest is the long, warm summer nights. For most of us, summer is packed with family vacations, camps, outdoor activities and hopefully a few lazy days in there just to hang out and enjoy. This issue is extra special to me … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Meet Andrew Oldham, Chef de Cuisine at Eritage “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” -Julia Child When asked about his approach to life and cooking, the word that comes up most often is “learning.” As chef de cuisine at Eritage, Andrew Oldham is looking forward to embracing a new challenge … Continued

Epic Road Trip 

 Article and Photography  Peace Van Rentals are sure to provide a nostalgic twist to your camping adventure. Whether it’s your first time in a VW Van or you have memories of them from your youth, you can’t help but love the vintage vibe and feel taken back in time when getting behind the wheel. The vans are equipped with beds, a fridge, a…

Dream Vacation Home

 Article Katie Frederickson  Tolix Marais Counter Stool, $276.25-$425, DWR.com  Vintage Barn Pendant, $171-$529, RestorationHardware.com

Summer Picnics

 Article and Photography  A warm sunny day, a great location and excellent company are all you really need for a successful picnic outing. For some of us, a picnic has come to mean little more than a deli sandwich eaten outdoors, but with just a little effort, you, too, can create a memorable experience. Pack up and head to your favorite beach, park or…

Game On

Have Some Outdoor Fun this Summer with Lawn Games Perfect for any Get-Together, then Cool Off with a Couple Sweet Treats. Article Nicolette Martin Mölkky Throwing Game Dick’s Sporting Goods, $29.99 Playing Mölkky: In this Finnish throwing game, use a wooden pin (mölkky) to knock over wooden pins (skittles). Be the first to reach exactly 50 points to win! … Continued