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Come see this magical woodland retreat in the heart of South Whidbey situated on 8.96 acres! Wander through trails amidst trees which includes amazing Cedars, Douglas Firs & a little Alder mixed in. You’ll feel transported into a woodlands retreat. The native understory is lush w/an array of huckleberry, salal, ferns & mosses. If you are looking for an oasis look no further – the forest is calling. For more info: https://homes.katiegrindon.com/idx/details/listing/a045/1423224/889-Resort-Rd-Greenbank-WA-98253
Lovely home on Whidbey Island w/spectacular views of Puget Sound. Home is nestled at end of Cultus Bay where you can watch the tides come & go, eagles soar & deer graze. Boat traffic from shipping lanes in the distance will delight you. Main floor has family & living room w/wood burning fireplace & master bedroom is a bonus. Expansive yard & large 3 car garage w/plenty of space for RV Parking. Don’t miss this chance for your own piece of Whidbey Paradise. For more info: https://homes.katiegrindon.com/idx/details/listing/a045/1420995/7790-Cultus-Bay-Rd-Clinton-WA-98236
You do not have to be Irish to appreciate that fun and
enjoyment that comes on St. Patrick’s Day! Luckily, there are so many local places
that you can join in on some of the festivities. Whether you are looking to have
a night out on the town, celebrate with the family, or prefer to stay in, our
list has you covered.
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Sunday, March 17th.
Adult Fun Ideas-
The Scottsman Bistro in Mukilteo is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a day early. On Saturday night from 6:00 to 11:00 pm they will be having great food and drink specials and some fabulous local musicians will be performing. For a list of performers click on the link. https://mukilteorestaurant.com/events/2019-03/
Shawn O’Donnells in Everett is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day! They will be celebrating all day long starting at 7:00 am. They will have live Irish music, face painting, Irish dancers, as well as a traditional Irish buffet. While you are there you might as well grab a green beer or two! https://www.shawnodonnells.com/calendar-events
The Irish Heritage Club Festival in
Seattle is a two-day event that is perfect for families. They will be holding
Irish cooking lessons, have plenty of live music and entertainment, children
contests, and a play place. Plus there will be a raffle for a trip to Ireland!
You do not want to miss this! For a full list of activities go to the link. http://irishclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2019-Festival-Program.pdf
Run in Kirkland. What a great and healthy way to get the family out to
celebrate St. Patrick’s Day before you consume all that delicious food and
pints after the run! Join other Irish culture enthusiasts, help benefit local
non-profits, and have some family fun! http://www.kirklandshamrockrun.com/
Staying in does not mean that you must miss out on all the
St. Patrick’s Day fun. Why don’t you try cooking some of these traditional
Irish dishes? We have even included an adult beverage that is sure to be a
It is that time of year again, Valentine’s Day is right
around the corner! If you are looking to treat your special someone to a unique
dining experience in the Seattle area, look no further! Here is our list of 5
unique restaurants to try in the Seattle area.
Teatro Zinzanni – Teatro Zinzanni provides such a unique experience that not only offers a delicious meal, but also dining entertainment. Think of it as a cabaret show, mixed with a circus act, and throw in a little comedy all while eating a multi-course feast. This is an experience that will not be forgotten! Click on the link to find out more! https://zinzanni.com/seattle/valentine/
Joule – Looking to try something different? Joule has you covered! This restaurant is categorized as a Korean steakhouse, but they are known for the innovation of their dishes. For Valentine’s Day they are offering a 5 course tasting menu as well as a wine pairing. If you are looking for a delicious meal with a relaxing environment check out Joule! Click on the link for more info! http://www.relayrestaurantgroup.com/restaurants/joule/
Bizzarrio – While an Italian restaurant does not seem to be too unique, it is the food and atmosphere that make this place special. There might be bikes and skeletons hanging from the ceiling, but this place still feels extremely cozy. Did I mention that almost every meal is handmade in-house? From the pasta to the breads! Click on the link to find out more! https://www.bizzarroitaliancafe.com/
The Herbfarm – The Herbfarm is located outside of Seattle, in Woodinville and might just be the perfect place to spend your Valentine’s Day. Not only does The Herbfarm offer a unique dining experience, but they also have a few suites that are just steps from the restaurant. This romantic encounter also comes with a delicious 9 course meal (yes, you read that right, 9 courses!) as well as 5 matched wine pairings. All food is seasonally unique and most menus are only decided on hours before they are served to ensure the most fresh ingredients possible. Click on the link for more! http://www.theherbfarm.com/about/
Art of The Table – Art of The Table is just that. This restaurant makes food an art. They offer a choice of two tasting menus, a 5 course or a 7 course option. These can take up to 3 hours to complete so it is the perfect place to take someone you love spending time with. All of the food offered is produced right here in the Pacific Northwest. At Art of The Table you will find both an elegant yet relaxing dining experience. Click on the link for more information! https://www.artofthetable.net/reservations/
Do you have a favorite restaurant in the Seattle area? Let
As we enter 2019 our thoughts start to turn to our goals for the year. Is it your goal to get into a new home this year? If so, we would love to help! We know that most home buyers are looking for homes online so here are some of the top tips of the year to get you into your dream home.
Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your
search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are
excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there
may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of your time and efforts and gather
a well-rounded picture of home listings online, keep the following three things
Stay up to date. When you start your search,
make sure you find a site that pulls up-to-date listings directly from the
multiple listing service (MLS) where real estate agents actively post their
most current homes for sale. Many online resources update less often or fail to
remove listings that are off the market, making it more difficult to sort
through the clutter.
Pictures can be deceiving. Real estate photographers
are experts at showing a home in the best possible light. Many use tools and
strategies to boost appeal, such as a fisheye lens to make areas look larger
and creative editing to make colors and textures really pop. But, often
listings will not contain photos of unappealing parts of the home, like small
closets or outdated bathrooms.
See it to believe it. Once you find what appears
to be your dream home online, call up your real estate agent and schedule a
showing. You want to take the opportunity to vet the home in person and explore
every part of it before beginning the offer process. Your real estate agent
will help you cover all your bases and will ask questions you may not have
Are you ready to
become a homeowner in 2019? If so, give us a call! We would love to help you make
your dream become a reality.