Sept. 8, 2012

Today Seattle Center, Tomorrow Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival


Not only is there a huge Celebration of the Next 50 down at Seattle Center today, the Lighthouse Festival in Mukilteo through tomorrow, but the salmon are returning so we have to make it down to Ballard Locks and watch them climbing the water ladders, looks like that will ...

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Sept. 1, 2012

What Time Does the Sun Set Today in Seattle?

Ballard, Beach, Golden Gardens Sunset in Seattle

by Edy Kizaki, Seattle Realtor and Branch Manager of our eXp Lake Union Office, 206-249-2914, never too busy for your questions and concerns!  We're here for you.

Since we were packing a picnic to go down to Golden Gardens Beach State Park in Ballard and ...

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Aug. 4, 2012

Dunn Gardens Is One of the Best Kept Secrets In The Seattle Area


In 1915 the Olmsted Brothers, a landscape architectural firm, designed a summer “Country Place” for the Arthur Dunn family on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound. At the time, there were few year-round residences nearby. Views to the water and the Olympic Mountains were open due to logging which occurred ...

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July 2, 2012

Ballard Farmer's Market...the most fun I've had all week!


It is not at all rare for me to be found in Old Ballard on Sunday morning, because the most marvelous Farmer's Market takes place there every week year round.  Booths of all kinds... vegetables, fresh salmon, amazing cheese,  local honey, flowers, crafts, street musicians, happy ...

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May 17, 2012

Farmers Market Guide For The Greater Seattle Area


It’s mid-May and our region’s Farmer’s Markets are opening for business.

Even though the region is home to a number of fabulous year-round markets, most locations are seasonal. Do you enjoy eating fresh and local? Our farmers markets support many local farmers as well as provide a great place ...

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Feb. 19, 2012

Blue Ridge Neighborhood Album

Rainbow Over Blue Ridge Rooftops 

Today was one of those rain-sun-rain-sun-rain Saturdays in our Ballard neighborhood.  Blue Ridge, nestled just north of Crown Hill and Golden Gardens, is a pretty, cosy area of early and mid century homes, many with views of Puget Sound.  Encouraged by one twenty-minutes-straight bout of sunshine we ...

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Jan. 24, 2012

Childish Things, Kids Resale Shop in Greenwood

Chlidish Things Storefront 

"Childish Things" a third in a series of kids resale shops, by Edy Kizaki and assistant Madeleine Anthony.

Right off the busy Holman Road in Greenwood you will find Childish Things, a small high quality children’s and maternity store.  After struggling to find parking in the small lot ...

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Jan. 19, 2012

Seattle Streets shown by Live Traffic Cameras

Snow People at the Park 

Out and about in Seattle?  What has been billed as the "worst" storm in Seattle history (ask the kids and you may hear it's the "best" storm) has ended up being a little less ferocious than at first thought.  The National Weather Service has revised its ...

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Jan. 15, 2012

Carkeek Park in Ballard

Salmon Slide at Carkeek 

A report on one of my favorite parks, not far from our home in Ballard, by my assistant Madeleine Anthony:

Having spent my childhood in Seattle and now a mother, I must say that Carkeek Park is a favorite park in the north Seattle area.  Between the Ballard and ...

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Jan. 6, 2012

Seattle Real Estate New Year's Resolution #3 Know Your Neighborhoods

Greg Nikols, a former Seattle mayor, called Seattle a City of Neighborhoods.  Each has its character, its charms, perhaps even its faults.  Before you choose a home it is extremely important to be sure that you will not regret the location.

Are schools important to you?  Walkability ...

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