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What Homes are for Sale in Ballard this Week?

Ballard.  Thinking about Seattle as a whole it seems like Ballard is a neighborhood.  But when you really start considering Ballard, there are actually lots of little neighborhoods, and what I think of as 4 main sections.  Also, it really depends if you are looking at condos or single family homes (and there are some […]

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Old Town Ballard Stroll

Early evening, still light, quiet tree-lined streets in Old Town Ballard hold a still promise of the dinner hour.  Lights from the restaurants, pubs, and wine cafes glow over wooden tables set artfully on old wooden floors, windows gleam with un-looked for bits and pieces of the past, and reflect trees, leaves, branches, telephone poles, […]

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Winter Walk Around Green Lake

One of Seattle’s favorite parks, it is hard to imagine a day any time of year when Green Lake wouldn’t have a steady stream of dog walkers, joggers, skaters (ok, more of them in the summer, but…) and even bicyclists making use of the variety of paths and the road that circle the three mile […]

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Forest Restoration with the Nature Consortium in West Seattle

The Nature Consortium hosts work parties of volunteers all during the year. They take place several times a week, located at the West Duwamish Greenbelt in West Seattle. Fall and Winter projects address removing invasive species, mulching, and planting native plants and trees in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Spring and Summer are devoted to maintaining […]

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McGilvra’s Madison Park

McGilvra’s might be your quintessential Madison Park hang out, if such a word can be applied to the understated elegance that is the order of the day in this luxe neighborhood by Lake Washington. Winters, like now, it’s cosy and has a great bar and coming in to watch the game is a natural. The food, everyone says (foodie or not!) is good. The atmosphere is relaxed yet upscale and you can be assured of a good dining experience and a strong desire to come back.

Irish Nachos? (yep, extra cheese.) A Hot Monkey Mojito? What next?

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Cookin’ in Madison Park

There is no doubt in any Seattlite’s mind that we live in a Foodie town.  We love our chefs and our trendy restaurants and have elevated comfort food to a high art.  Any time you want you can get anything you want.  It’s satisfyingly easy to try out a new place and be happily surprised.  […]

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Guesthouse Interiors in Madison Park

There’s no question that Madison Park is one of the most upscale areas of Seattle.  A little village-like enclave on the western shores of Lake Washington looking east to Bellevue and north to the University of Washington, there are really no through streets in this peninsula-like neighbhorhood, adding to the privacy factor and making it […]

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Sweet Capitol Hill Saffari

Molly Moon’s Handmade Ice Cream – Artisan ice cream with flavors like “Apple Pie Ice Cream” and “Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet,” said by aficionados to be “Seattle’s finest ice cream.”  Be warned, some claim many of the flavors taste pretty much alike!  You’ll have to try it and see for yourself (and let me know what […]

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Seattle’s Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park

Originally an offshoot of SAM, the Seattle Art Museum, SAAM is located Volunteer Park in the old Art Deco Building (which was the original home of SAM before the current new museum was built near Harbor Steps Park downtown).  There is always a part of the permanent collection on display as well as changing exhibitions, […]

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