Archives for May 2014

The Boy Scouts Say, “Thank you”

The other scout parents and I were honored to walk alongside the boys of Troop 360 while they placed American flags on each grave of the men and women who served our country in the military and were laid to rest at Riverton Crest Cemetery in Tukwila, Washington.  This lesson in … [Read more...]

My 4 Favorite Chartreuse Plants for the Garden

I am a plant geek.  There, I said it.  I'm fond of the mantra, "You have to grow it to know it."  Hence, I grow a lot of plants.  Living in Seattle, we are in zone 7 and we are so lucky to be able to grow almost anything with our mild northwest climate. The lime green or … [Read more...]

Beauty in an Italian Jar

I was an importer for twelve years.  My partner and I imported artisan products from France and Italy.  We wholesaled the olive wood, ceramics, linens and jewelry and sold them online and  in a few retail spaces that we ran. Being around such beautiful art and handicrafts all … [Read more...]

Happy Trails in Palm Springs

In the spring., around mid April, my girl friends and I take a quick trip to Palm Springs, California  from the Pacific Northwest to dry out from our 'rainy' season-the last six months.  It's so nice to look down at a fresh pedicure in some cute platform sandals instead of rain … [Read more...]

Giving Big to the Autism Navigators Program

Today is the day in Seattle to GiveBIG to your local charity.  It is a brilliant idea that started in 2011 by the Seattle GiveBIG Foundation to encourage donating to non profits with the thinking that it will make our region stronger. My favorite charity of the moment is the … [Read more...]