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 LISA SCHREINER  Lisa is a mother to two boys under age 2 and a Cavalier King Charles puppy. She is married to a college soccer coach and hails from Edmonds, Washington. Lisa enjoys travel, sunshine, laughter, bringing friends together, music, food, wine and a good margarita. She is also a sports enthusiast and a civic-minded Bellevue resident. Lisa is a freelance writer who…

Giving Back

As the holiday season gets underway, most of us are gearing up for a flurry of parties, festivities and cheer. We purchase gifts, outfits and prepare menus for meals. It is a time for all things cozy and merry. In the midst of all the holiday cheer, we can often lose sight of those in our community in need. The holiday season…

Five Holistic Health Tips During the Holidays

As a mom of four, business owner, model and health/life coach, I have come to understand the extreme importance of taking care of ourselves, especially during the holidays.

Getaway: Sun Valley

Sun Valley, known as “America’s First Destination Ski Resort,” has a history that dates back to 1935 when W. Averell Harriman had a dream to build a world-class ski destination on U.S. soil. He scouted out the ideal location where a ski resort along the likes of those located in Austria and the French and Swiss Alps could be developed. After discovering the small…

The Season for Samara

It’s autumn in the Pacific Northwest—the weather has turned, and the air is starting to bite. Cue a hankering for not only a meal that captures the feel and flavors of the season but also an ambiance to match. A quick trip over the bridge to Samara has got you covered. Chef Eric Anderson has created and crafted a "wood-fueled neighborhood bistro" concept…