“We were sitting by the water, trying to decide what to do when we saw this plane fly in over our heads and land in the lake. We figured this was probably the only time we were going to get to do that!” the women from Florida explained as we all headed down the dock toward the tiny, seven-passenger Kenmore Air float plane. As the pilot helped each of us up the steps onto the plane and we buckled our seat belts and put on our big seafoam green headphones, I started to get pretty excited about the 20 minutes that lay ahead of me. Continue reading
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Tagged Flight Seeing, Float Planes, Kenmore Air, Lake Union, scenic flights, sightseeing, South Lake Union, tours
I am a Washingtonian. I grew up in Vancouver (The ‘Couv to locals), went to college in Tacoma and now live in the heart of Seattle. What this means is that I know the I-5 corridor like it’s my job. I’m quite confident that if you add up my journeys between Seattle and Vancouver it could possibly total the distance between here and the sun. Continue reading
As you develop a routine going from the 210 degree Russian sauna to plunging into the icy cold 55 degree plunge pool then buoyantly back out and into the Turkish steam room you’ll quickly learn why this routine can become immensely addicting. Banya 5, a spa in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, celebrates old world traditions in a clean and chicly simple atmosphere which makes it one of my little city treasures. Continue reading
Photo of Nancy and Ann Wilson by Kevin Kane/WireImage
If you are of a certain age (born before the internet), you know and love the band Heart. If you aspire to be in a rock band, or sing in the shower, you want to have Ann Wilson’s voice—the perfect melding of rock & roll power and musical virtuosity. Not to mention her sister Nancy, who sings AND plays guitar like nobody’s business. They were trailblazers in a still male-dominated arena of rock music in the 1970s and continue to produce and perform amazing music. Who hasn’t sung along to “Barracuda?” Continue reading
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“I don’t really like this one.” I don’t think I’ve ever heard a curator say those words before. I have to say, it was refreshing.
I had the pleasure of taking a tour of the Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London exhibit at Seattle Art Museum with Dr. Susan Jenkins. She’s the Senior Curator for English Heritage, which oversees Kenwood House, and the curator of this exhibit. These paintings are like her old friends, and she knows them foibles and all.
“The Iveagh Sea-Piece” by Turner
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Tagged Art, Bol, European Masters, Kenwood House, Lawrence, London, old masters, painting, portraits, Rembrandt, Seattle Art Museum, Turner