The Anatomy of a Thank You Note

Anatomy of a Thank You Note

I returned from St. Louis two weekends ago. It was an amazing trip. I spent three-and-a-half days with my nieces and nephew. They’re young and they’re a tad bit wild. But, there’s nothing quite so wonderful as a big, unprompted …


West of Market Sponsor Spotlight May 2014

West of Market Sponsor Spotlight, May 2014

Casey Oiness knows the importance of finding the right mortgage for each borrower. He purchased his first home during the housing market boom in 2006, and quickly found himself in an uncomfortable mortgage. At the time, he was a recent …


Tom Barrett & Environmental Construction

Founded by West of Market resident, Tom Barrett, Environmental Construction is a two-part business: garden construction and garden stewardship. They’re not huge. They have just eight employees. But, don’t let their humble size fool you. Their hands-on process is a …


West of Market June Sponsor Spotlight

The Kirkland Boys & Girls Club – Helping Kids Grow Kids were playing hot lava monster on the jungle gym and soccer in the grass when I arrived at the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club. Inside, a group of boys …


Laurelhurst Windermere Living The Golden Years with Jack and Jane Miller

Jack and Jane Miller

Sometimes the best things have been staring you in the face your whole life. It just takes ‘getting smart’ to see them. Or in Jack Miller’s case – to see her. At first, Jane was merely a playmate – a …



Laurelhurst Windermere Living The Golden Years with Judi Jacobsen

Judi Jacobsen, The Wearer of Many Hats

Being the new girl has its challenges. But, it can also mean catching the attention of a handsome young man. “It was the first day of high school – my freshman year. The teacher was taking role and when she said …


Resident Business Profile: Cheryl O’Connor

As Appeared in January’s West of Market Kirkland Living  Cheryl O’Connor’s passion for creating beautiful things began early. It began before marriage, kids and houses. It began before her undergraduate degree, her masters and classes in fashion design. Her creative …


Lot No. 3

Lot No. 3 Restaurant Review

Dainty eaters beware. Lot No. 3 is not for the feint of heart. Built on a foundation of bacon and bourbon, this is an all-in type of meal. While the crazy dieter could order a salad and ask for all …


Koral Restaurant and Bar

Koral Bar & Kitchen Restaurant Review

Located at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Koral’s candlelit dining area offers a lived-in feel. Large tables made of reclaimed wood are perfect for celebratory gatherings. Leather sofas beckon intimate conversation. Small, well-spaced tables are ideal for lingering diners. And the …