AT-HOME TOURIST: Chilhuly Garden and Glass

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At the start, I’ll admit I only planned this trip to entertain an out-of-town guest who wanted to see the Space Needle up close. I’ve lived in the Seattle area for 15+ years and have never taken a trip to the top of the thing, but I was game for a little tourist time at Chilhuly Garden and Glass. That’s what vacation days are for. Continue reading “AT-HOME TOURIST: Chilhuly Garden and Glass”

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LOCAL WANDERLUST: Lake Chelan’s got a “Crush” on you

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If you’re looking for an excuse to re-visit your summer fling with Lake Chelan, don’t give in to Seattle’s gray skies just yet, and head over to the annual Crush festival hosted by Lake Chelan Wine Valley.  Continue reading “LOCAL WANDERLUST: Lake Chelan’s got a “Crush” on you”

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Ellie Goulding at The Paramount

Ellie Goulding (Image via Ellie Goulding Facebook page)
Ellie Goulding (Image via Ellie Goulding Facebook page)

I’ll preface this by saying I’ve been unjustly judged for my love of Ellie Goulding. Who? My friends will ask. Oh, you and your pop music. That barely qualifies as music. Okay, Indie-Seattle-too-cool-for-school music snobs. Her lyrics and voice will prove you wrong if you give her music a fair chance. A catchy Calvin Harris beat does not make an artist inauthentic. Continue reading “ONE NIGHT ONLY: Ellie Goulding at The Paramount”