Welcome Letter

Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield Hat courtesy Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop Barn door courtesy Lucinda and Jerome Capers
Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield
Hat courtesy Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop
Barn door courtesy Lucinda and Jerome Capers

The Social Season

The weather is quickly warming and many of us are already planning outdoor events — barbecues, ball games, picnics, fun on the water, etc.

When the Kentucky Derby began, women would attend the races dressed to perfection, and in 1875, that included their finest hats. Fast-forward to the 144th Run for the Roses, and you’ll see the tradition has stood the test of time. It seems each year, the millinery confections exceed the previous in creativity and extravagance.

After attending three Kentucky Derbies, I know it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. It is the greatest two minutes in sports, watching 20 beautiful thoroughbreds race around the track. This year, my money’s on Runaway Ghost.

Playing outdoors includes your garden. We dive into many gardening features this issue: The Brothers Greenhouses, A Little Herb, Dogwood, Pacific Rhododendrons and the beautiful gardens of Peggy and Bill Fox.

The garden tours are just around the corner, including Bainbridge in Bloom and the Gig Harbor Garden Tour. Also, we tell you all you need to know about mason bees.

We feature two impressive homes this issue: Keeping It Coastal, a remodel on Bainbridge Island; and A Rocky Beach Retreat, a custom, lodge-like home in Tahuya. You’ll also enjoy perusing several kitchen remodels, offering a variety of styles, sizes and colors.

Find out What Millenials Want in a Home. Plus, read about a local railing company that can custom-build what you want offsite and deliver it to your door.

A few fun items of entertainment: The (always fun) Tides Tavern, Artist Amy D’Apice and Alderbrook Resort. Baseball is well underway and we thought you might like to read about the Tacoma Rainiers, the Mariners’ farm team.

It’s beautiful, it’s sunny and it’s warming up — time to get outdoors. That’s what we love about May and June!

 

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Dee Coppola
DEE COPPOLA Founding Editorial Director
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