People & Places

West Sound has an incredible number of talented artists, interesting people, fascinating places and popular destinations. We love to share their stories with our readers. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Home & Garden magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version to see all of what we have to offer!

Where Does Art Go?

Where Does Art Go?

Disposing of art is a sensitive subject. Having too much “stuff” can be quite a dilemma — but having too much art, unwanted art or art that doesn’t fit the décor is really a dilemma, because just the word “art” connotes a certain … read more

Vendor at the market
Travel Bug

Enchanted in Hoi An

Many things make Vietnam magical. You feel the magic as the sun rises from the South China Sea and when the sun sets over the green rice paddies. You feel it from the genuine, kind and curious people. You taste it in the … read more

(Photo courtesy Eric Morgensen)

Bremerton’s Art Deco Buildings a Nod to a Different Era

At first glance, it’s their exterior colors that make them distinct: the cobalt blue of Bremerton’s Pacific Planetarium, Admiral Theatre’s color scheme of empire gold and rockwood red, and pale yellows of the city’s downtown library. Then it’s their lines — curves, sculptured … read more

Eleven Winery

Eleven Winery — ‘Built to do Good’

“A treasure in a bottle” is a common phrase used by a wine club member to describe the wines that are produced by Eleven Winery, a treasure in itself found on Bainbridge Island. Eleven wines are the product of a rare combination of … read more

Northwest Maritime Center

Community Creates World-Class Facility — Northwest Maritime Center

Port Townsend is a small city, with a population around 10,000. Founded in 1851 on the water of Puget Sound in Jefferson County, it has an energy found in very few other cities in the state. The city has always been known for … read more

Art of Decoupage

Bremerton Artist ‘Elevates’ old Art of Decoupage

At the height of her career as a world-renowned miniaturist, Brooke Tucker traveled constantly around the country and the world to teach classes. In between, she spent as many as 17 hours in her studio, creating scale-model rooms that have earned her the … read more

Walt Le Couteur

Unsung Hero — Walt Le Couteur

Co-founder and Executive Director, Kitsap Rescue Mission

Walt Le Couteur co-founded Kitsap Rescue Mission with Larry Cooney. The two Kitsap residents had met at Bread of Life Mission in Seattle. They founded what was originally called the Bremerton Rescue Mission after recognizing the local need. Starting with the first meal … read more

Koh Phi Phi Lei
Travel Bug

Hello, Thailand!

“Sawadee ka.” That’s hello in Thai. Sawadee ka — said with hands in prayer position (known as wai) and a tiny bow with your head. Hello from Thailand — a land of beauty and mystery. A place where royalty and religion are entwined … read more

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