Category Seattle

A few days in Seattle

A week of business meetings was the reason for the trip, but outside of work is where all the real action was.  I toured Amazon’s famous newly opened spheres; visited not one but two of my favorite nurseries to restock plants at the house; won an “Iron Chef” style competition by simply deep frying everything […]

Fall clean-up

Nothing like a little yard work to keep the home-going blues away for a little while longer. (Also? I love my leaf vacuum.)

Who needs a place to stay in Seattle?

It’s official:  Seattle’s hottest AirBnB property has just gone live and is open for business.  I mean, if I’m not going to stay there, why shouldn’t you?  You just have to promise you’ll let me back in when I move back from London. Here’s the listing.  It’s perfect for weekend get-aways, longer-term corporate arrangements, and […]

Smokey skies for take-off

After a week of glorious clear weather in Seattle, today dawned smokey and grim. Made saying goodbye a little bit easier.

Oh, Seattle

The city has apparently mandated the use of “earth-friendly” paper straws.  I’m sure it’ll be an improvement for marine life; less certain about the trees used in making them. But one thing is true: If I still lived here, these straws would do more to curb my consumption of Diet Coke than any story about […]

Sunsets and sushi in Seattle

Impromptu midweek date nights are the best. Especially when you know that in three more days you’ll be back on opposite sides of the Atlantic. We bagged the usual work-night routine (which now that one of us lives in London is neither usual nor routine) in favor of a stroll through the Olypic Sculpture Park […]

Lovely Sunday

A perfect, sunny September day in Seattle — easy to think you’re on vacation instead of a work trip!  Started with breakfast: a bagel with lox and cream cheese from Eltana and a pain au chocolat from Sea Wolf bakery. All eaten on my roof overlooking Seattle, of course.  After that I puttered around the […]