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Destination Inspiration: Belle Epicurean

Neither one of us work in Downtown Seattle, but if we did, we’d be at Belle Epicurean more days than not. This charming patisserie makes us think about being in Paris, which is fitting since its founder, Carolyn Bianchi Ferguson, studied at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. The checkered floors and marbled tabletops, […]

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Dream Destinations: Proust’s Cabourg

The little signs of late spring–longer days, blossoms waking up after hibernation, sunny days with cloud-dotted blue skies–have me thinking back to Normandy. Last May my husband and I embarked on an adventure, a European road trip starting in northwest France. It had been nearly nine years since I had last seen the Norman countryside […]

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Destination Inspiration: Honoré Artisan Bakery

Autumn in Seattle can be beautiful. Despite the requisite dreary days, the sun frequently breaks through, easing us into the new season and the colder months ahead. This particular Saturday was a sandals and no coat kind of day. Glorious. And when the sun comes out, so do all the Seattleites, taking advantage of every […]

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Naked City Taphouse

Destination Inspiration: Naked City Taphouse

“Come In. Sit Long. Drink Beer. Talk Much.” So says the sign hanging over the kitchen in Naked City Taphouse in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. Here, the beer showcases the best of the Northwest, the wine is selected with care, and the food is exceptional beyond the normal pub grub. The two of us spend our […]

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