Bella Umbrella in Ballard

As everyone who has spent a Sunday afternoon (or a Tuesday after work for that matter) knows, Ballard is walkable.  Our clients who want an urban village atmosphere, with wonderful ethnic and long established restaurants, herbal shops and consignment shops happily interspersed with great pubs and classy restaurants, and a sense of the beat going on, Ballard is first choice.  A friend of mine says lots of the residents don’t go out of Ballard all weeekend, why would they with the best of everything … yes… right there within WALKING distance?  And for those who opt for a home twenty blocks north, a five minute bike ride.  (Why not visit www.walkscore.com and plug your current favorites in by address, and you will get not only a composite score that rates the neighborhood, but a map showing all the stores, restaurants, parks, etc. around your choice!)  But I just have to share with you a little corner tucked off the main Boulevard which has a compendum of wonderful little places… a bakery, a restaurant, a hair salon, a pub… and maybe most intriguing of all, an umbrella boutique.

Located just off the corner of x and x, this little neighborhood is worth a special trip to get acquainted.  I’ll blog about the other fun spots here asap, but for now I wanted to share this amazing find with you, Bella Umbrella.  Indeed beautiful, and bound to make you realize how much you need an umbrella or several.  And if you are a bride, this will make your wedding something to remember!

About Edy Kizaki

Edy's perfectionism and dedication result in attention to detail during every stage of your search and purchase experience.

Edy and her family came to the area seven years ago and fell in love with it. The size, natural beauty, people, culture and educational resources all make it an exceptional place to live, work, and play. Edy brings her experience in business, management and negotiation to her work in real estate. But it is her love of people and her joy in being involved with your important moments of change and decision in the process of life that make her dedicated and unfailing in the pursuit of your goals.

As a realtor and most recently the team leader at SeattlePowerSearch.com, the Seattle branch of eXp Realty, Edy has been involved in over 150 real estate transactions in the past five years, involving homes from Vashon Island to Duvall, Snoqualmie Ridge to Bellingham! What a great and inspiring way to learn about this amazing place. Of course, her GPS has been invaluable to the process...now Edy feels like she's "from" Seattle, but with the added ability to understand what it means to relocate here and which knowledge is first tier, which is better to follow after. She works extensively with relocation clients in Seattle and on the Eastside, including from Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, University of Washington, and their subsidiaries. She lives in Richmond Beach, part of Shoreline five minutes north of the Seattle 'border', and loves Queen Anne, Magnolia, Fremont, Ballard, Wallingford, Green Lake, Ravenna, and the areas along the west side of Lake Washington, as well as Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and Edmonds. On the Eastside she has spent most time in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Sammamish and Issaquah. She has also worked extensively on luxury condos in Belltown and Downtown, and enjoys comparing views with the best of them!

Edy's involvement in real estate began in the 1980's when she was part of a Project Development Team for a real estate company in San Francisco for two years. After having worked on several major San Francisco and Lake Tahoe projects, she became most interested in buying and leasing of properties, including sales of business opportunities. She was also the official company photographer. There followed a period of work in finance, but an interest in travel led her to Japan, where she lived and worked teaching in university for 12 years. In addition she founded and ran her own large private school and formed Currents, a group that produced art exhibitions in Japan, America, and Australia, and arranged tours of New York and on the West Coast.

Eventually Edy returned to Monterey, California, where she taught Japanese, designed instruction, was a project manager for multimedia products, a product developer for early childhood educational products, and helped manage a five-star resort hotel, all while completing a masters in Multimedia and Instructional Design. Upon relocating to the Pacific Northwest with her family, she pursued her real estate license and is now deeply involved in helping her clients search for the perfect property in the local real estate market. When not at work, Edy practices Aikido and takes advantage of the local boating, picnicking and hiking riches with her family and friends. Oh, yes, and the great restaurants!

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