Tag: water

Bloedel Reserve

The Caretaker

Simply defined, a garden is a collaboration between nature and people. Plants cannot be willed to do what you want. They must be treated as partners and given what they need for water, light, soil, climate and so on. In return, gardens will … read more

Cozy Craftsman Bungalow

A Cozy Craftsman Bungalow with All the Modern Conveniences

High school sweethearts Mark and Gail Westin enjoy the views of both the snow-capped Olympics and the waters of Hood Canal from the oversized windows of their forever home. Having recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary, they describe the contentment they feel in … read more

Harbour Public House
Heritage and Hospitality on Tap

Bainbridge Island’s Harbour Public House

From coast to coast and around the world, food and the places that serve it are a big part of what makes a region unique. Maine has lobster shacks. In Philly, it’s cheesesteak joints. San Francisco gave the world chowder in a sourdough … read more

Marnie Rae Soft Cocktails
Cover Feature

Marnie Rae’s Soft Cocktails

There are many reasons why people choose a nonalcoholic beverage at a restaurant, bar or party. Marnie Clark thinks it is a shame that the choice of nonalcoholic cocktails is limited to Shirley Temples; “virgin” daiquiris, margaritas and mojitos; iced tea and soft … read more

Local artist gallery on MV Chimacum

The Floating Art Galleries of the Washington State Ferries

It’s easy to bypass the artwork. For regular ferry riders, it can blend into the gestalt of a daily commute on the Washington State Ferries. And yet each of the 23 current ferries in the system is a floating art gallery — a … read more

The beach at Old Town Sozopol
Travel Bug

Europe at Half the Price — Discover Bulgaria Before the Secret Gets Out

Are you dreaming of a European vacation with history and culture? Longing to explore ancient ruins, historic cathedrals and green mountains, and bathe in the azure blue seas? Looking for a holiday with spectacular wine and delicious cuisine? Most people pine for this … read more

Bainbridge Gardens
Spotlight on Independent Nurseries

Bainbridge Gardens Celebrates 60 Years of Family Business

In 1908, Zenhichi Harui came to Bainbridge Island from Japan and started growing plants and flowers, selling them at a small farm stand. The business grew to include a general store, gas station and gardens that attracted visitors from far and wide. The … read more

Cover Feature — A Home Full of Light and Life
Cover Feature

A Home Full of Light and Life

Stepping into the foyer of Brian and Holly Jacobsen’s home and looking into the great room, one is struck by the amazing light flooding through the massive expanse of windows that face the water. White millwork and a well-chosen monochromatic color scheme of … read more

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