Chateau Ste Michelle Winery concerts

Most native Seattleites know one of the best places to catch a outdoor summer concert is at local winery, Chateau Ste Michelle, in Woodinville. This year, my mother in law grabbed third row seats to Diana Krall, an excellent show filled with exceptional musicianship. When no one sat in the two rows in front of…

Terracotta Warriors in Seattle

Hearing that Seattle is one of only two US stops of ten of China’s Terracotta Warriors, I knew I had to see them. At least, until I see the entire collection whenever I finally visit China. This exhibit, at the Pacific Science Center until September 4, 2017, alongside IMAX film Mysteries of China, does a…

Fourth of July at home

Franklin Falls, Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. Taken July 4, 2017. Happy birthday, America.

Gold Creek Pond and Trail

A breathtaking, lesser-known picnic spot near the Summit at Snoqualmie called Gold Creek Pond and Trail. About an hour outside Seattle and exceptionally stunning on a sunny Memorial Day.    

Hot Cakes Cakery

Most visitors to Seattle head to straight to the Starbucks Roastery & Tasting Room. Tip from a local: walk a few more blocks to Hot Cakes Cakery and order a Dark Decadence molten chocolate cake. The S’mores cake is also an experience, including house made graham crackers, marshmallow, and liquid smoke. The shop also sells…