David Blandford
David Blandford
Dave Blandford is Vice President of Communications at Visit Seattle. His job description seamlessly dovetails personal pursuit: travel and travel advocacy; food, wine, craft beer, cool cocktails, strong coffee and lots of it; and alternating stints of outdoor rec and urban culture. Provenance: Alki Beach, Seattle.

Have Wine, Will Picnic: Your Guide to the Auction of Washington Wines, Aug. 14-16

Every August Washington’s finest wines take center stage for three days of celebration, which brings together wine makers and wine enthusiasts alike. Known as the region’s most prestigious and largest charity wine event, the 27th Annual Auction of Washington Wines … Continue reading

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In Search of the Perfect Summer Cocktail

I’m a whisky, bourbon and rye guy. The Manhattan is my libation of choice through the fall, winter and much of the spring. But as the days brighten, my palate lightens. Especially when the sun sets long after the cocktail … Continue reading

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Bright Lights, Big Trees

My backyard borders a 50-square-acre park that contains remnant old growth forest with nesting Bald Eagles, fox, owls, a gentle stream and stands of majestic fir and cedar. I live inside Seattle city limits, just five miles – as the … Continue reading

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“Singing Concierge” is Seattle’s Tourism Ambassador of the Year

“My Kind of Town…Seattle is!” Lucy Wilma sang her acceptance speech upon being named Seattle’s 2013 Tourism Ambassador of the Year at the Visit Seattle annual meeting on February 28. She surprised and charmed a business audience of some 600, … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau Debuts New Corporate Identity: “Visit Seattle”

Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is transitioning to a new name and corporate identity this month. The organization will now be known as Visit Seattle; the re-branding will include a new identity mark with various defining statements for use with … Continue reading

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