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

Lake Chelan Crush

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”


COFFEE BREAK: Best downtown spots to blog and sip

(Image via Assembly Hall Juice & Coffee)

A month from now, hundreds of bloggers, food writers, and cookbook authors will find themselves surrounded by inspiration, talent, and knowledge at the sixth annual International Food Blogger Conference in Seattle, WA. With breakout sessions on writing with Joe Yonan, author and food and travel editor of The Washington Post, and Dianne Jacob, author of a must-have food writer’s guide Will Write for FoodI’ll be front and center with my pen and notebook at the ready. Continue reading “COFFEE BREAK: Best downtown spots to blog and sip”

MY HILL: A cup at Storyville Coffee

Storyville Queen Anne

With Starbucks just across the street (and another in the Safeway next door), plus a dozen other options, I’ve been wondering what sets Queen Anne Hill’s newest coffee neighbor Storyville Coffee apart from the rest.

I had some rare “me” time recently and decide to pop in for some caffeine. The decor alone is like my living room cloned, so I immediately feel like kicking off my flats and sinking my buns into one of the leather options. But first, coffee. Continue reading “MY HILL: A cup at Storyville Coffee”