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BELLEVUE CLUB

MARCH 2014

YOUR COMMUNITY MAGAZINE

THE

HOME ISSUE

STYLED FROM THE GROUND UP Design tips and trends from a local dream team

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INSIDE

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24 GETTING THRIFTY

Thrift shopping isn’t just for Macklemore. Learn the art of designing with vintage and reclaimed objects.

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STYLED FROM THE GROUND UP

THE BETTERMENT OF HOME BUILDING

Insider home design tips from Paul and Katie Hackworth.

The president of Quadrant Homes talks about modern home design and sustainability.

CITY SCENE Head to CenturyLink Field Event Center for “the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event.”

CHEF’S CORNER Executive Chef Paul Marks shares a house-made recipe straight from his own family tree.

BOTTLE TALK Mixing it up: a guide to creating the perfect home bar.

HOME SWEET (VACATION) HOME Explore the top regional spots for a second home.

SETTING THE STAGE Local staging professionals talk about why this step is crucial to selling your home.

Q & A WITH CISCOE MORRIS The local TV and radio personality took a break from digging in the dirt to give us his gardening tips.

Departments Cover photography by Dorothée Brand of Belethée Photography

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08 Up-front 10 Calendar 12 Newsfeed

14 Employee Q&A 64 Classifieds 56 Body | Mind 66 Editor’s Picks 58 F-Stop


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EDITOR’S LETTER

a place to

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veryone has a non-negotiable when creating an ideal home. For me, a large, open kitchen is the top priority because I love to cook, especially for and with other people. So it needs to have ample counter space for chopping, enough seating for friends and family to gather, and lots of storage. For others, their must-have might be a TV room, where high-tech entertainment systems and comfortable couches reign supreme for watching sports and action movies. Or, it might be the master bathroom, where long afternoon soaks in a tub are top priority. Perhaps it is a reading nook, a home bar or even a dirty garage turned into a workshop that makes you feel at home. For TV and radio personality Ciscoe Morris, that place is undoubtedly the garden. And after spending decades digging in the dirt at his home garden, he shared some tips about growing plants in the Pacific Northwest on page 54, just in case your sanctuary involves a green thumb. But your non-negotiable might not be an actual space or room. Some people prefer certain architectural styles and features. For a large group of Washington homeowners, a home that produces a small environmental footprint is of the utmost importance. Those who want the best of both worlds, a modern design and innovative green living, right here on the Eastside should read “The Betterment of Homebuilding” on page 38. And yet for even others, the main criterion is location. Maybe your home needs to be close enough to the mountains for an easy escape into nature, or maybe you prefer an address that’s right in the center of the city, in the heart of all the action. Maybe that location is especially important because it is where you are planning to invest in a second home. If that’s the case, be sure to check out our feature “Home Sweet (Vacation) Home” on page 44. No matter what your non-negotiable is I hope that our Home Issue will give you a few extra reasons to spend more time doing what you love to do in a home you love.

Lauren Hunsberger, Editor

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MANAGEMENT STAFF President S. W. Thurston Member Liaison Beth Curtis Executive Chef Paul Marks Catering Director Jill Parravano Hotel Sales Director Jerry Stotler Athletic Director Sally Reed Aquatics Director Melissa Stepp Fitness Director Sue Matyas Recreation Director Katie Barth Tennis Director Brian Nash Athletic Services & Spa Director Katie Wallis Financial Manager Jeff Ohlstrom Operations Controller Gina Abadia Communications Director Chelsea Nelson Membership Director Lisa Seibert Human Resources Director Donna Gray

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march 2014

UP-FRONT

CULTIVATING STYLE

CONTRIBUTORS MICHAEL M AT T I

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s the Garden Floral Manager, the Bellevue ClubHotel Bellevue has been my home away from home for nearly two decades. During that time, I’ve worked with all the Club’s green spaces to cultivate a design style that we like to think of as contemporary elegance with a Pan-Asian influence yet a distinctly relaxed Northwest feel—hence the use of stone and emphasis on trees, shrubs and groundcover. It sounds very specific, but I always say, whether you run an estate, have a handful of pots, or, like most of us, have something in between, it’s important to develop a distinct, personal style. For the Home Issue, I’m going to give you a few hints on how you can do this in your own garden. One of the easiest ways is to take cues from the architecture of your home and surrounding environment. For example, Hotel Bellevue has formal elements, so we complement that with clean hedges and straight lines created by repeating patterns in pots and plantings. Whereas the Luna patio has an informal look, so we went with natural placement of stone and plants that are allowed to fill in to create privacy and a relaxed atmosphere. Another way to create a style is to make a good game plan. Plant the “backbone” of your garden, such as larger specimen trees and shrubs, first. Massing shrubs and grasses together creates impact and continuity in the landscape, whereas using one of this and one of that can look untidy and unplanned. Also, balance the use of evergreen plants and trees (those that are green year-round) and deciduous ones (those that drop their leaves in the winter). Create important seasonal interest by varying bloom times of plants. When just starting out, visit nurseries every season to see what is featured and will add to the interest of your garden. Once you have a base, you can further curate your style with color. Foliage color, such as green, bronze, purple and variegated, is needed to contrast with flower color. Cool tones—purples, blues and whites—lengthen distances and make a space feel larger, which tends to relax the viewer. Stimulating hot tones—reds, oranges and yellows—attract the eye and are good as a focal point to draw the eye into the distance. I try to pull colors from the foliage and bring it through with flowers. For example, last season at Splash, we planted Trusty Rusty Coleus with Terra Cotta Petunia, which matched beautifully. For contrast, we pulled the hot pink from the veins of the petunia with geraniums and added white to pop at night. Happy spring gardening! And remember, if you see me around the Club, I am happy to confer about gardens any time.

Michael Matti is a Seattle-based photographer who shoots everything from architecture to weddings .

SEE M ICH A EL’S WOR K IN

“GETTING THR IFTY” [PAGE 24] A ND “THE BETTERMENT OF HOME BUILDING” [PAGE 38].

K AT I E VINCENT

Katie Vincent is a Seattle-based freelance writer specializing in outdoor living, wellness, travel and sustainable gardening. R E A D KATIE’S WORK IN “HOME SWEET (VACATION) HOME” [PAGE 44].

DA N I E L L E ZORN

Danielle is a very curious Seattlebased freelance writer who loves that learning about anything and everything is part of her job description. READ DANIELLE’S WORK IN “LET’S TALK ABOUT SAD” [PAGE 56].

CONTRIBUTE TO REFLECTIONS MAGAZINE!

LISA YOST, Garden Floral Manager

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Are you an eager writer or photographer? We are currently looking for talented freelancers to join our creative team. If you are interested, please email reflections@bellevueclub.com.


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CALENDAR

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3RD ANNUAL SNOHOMISH ON THE ROCKS DISTILLERY FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 22, 2014 Head to the Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish to meet local distillers from over 20 Washington distilleries and enjoy some of the best whiskey, vodka and gin the area has to offer. VIP tickets are $50 and general admission tickets are $25. ➸ snohomishrocks.com

SPECIAL EVENTS SUNDAY

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Dance Workshop: Waltz

Family Gym Night

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Photography Class: Sports Photography

All-Sports Camp

Basics of Better Posture

Modern Manners for Children Float-in Movie Night

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St. Patrick’s Day

Private Swim Lesson Sign Ups

Kids’ Night Out: Super Hero Bash

Spring Social Bridge

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Session 4 Classes for Recreation, Tennis and Aquatics Begin

Trivia Night in Cosmos

Workshop: Technology and Your Family

Family Gym Night

Family Gym Night

Father-Daughter Dance

WEEKLY EVENTS SUN

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Water Runner

Ladies’ Tennis Night

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris

Men’s Tennis Night

Zumba

Mixed Doubles Night

Inflatable Obstacle Course

For more information about programs listed on the calendar, please visit members.bellevueclub.com.

RECREATION

AQUATICS

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MEMBER EVENTS

FITNESS

TENNIS

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of NOTE JUNIOR TENNIS TRIP TO ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA In January, 19 Bellevue Club junior tennis members (ages 10 to 16) traveled to Orange County, California for a tennis retreat where they honed their skills, competed against junior players from other clubs, bonded with their teammates and had a good time all around. The players competed against clubs such as the Coto de Caza Club, Tustin Hills Racquet Club, Newport Beach Tennis Club and Seacliff Tennis Club.

B LOG R E E L Meet more BC trainers! In the January issue of REFLECTIONS magazine, we featured many of the Club’s trainers in an article called “Battle of the Trainers.” We got such good feedback that we will be continuing the series online. Check out the blog for more insider information from our very own fitness staff.

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COMMUNITY march 2014

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Dayton DeMello ➼ POSITION: Guest Services ➼ WORKED AT THE BC: Eight years ➼ BEST MEMORY MADE AT THE CLUB: I had just moved from Hawaii and got stuck at the Club during a snowstorm.

➼ FAVORITE PART ABOUT MY JOB: Meeting a lot of new people. ➼ THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE ME: Reliable, funny and adventurous.

HOBBIES: Surfing, training, mixed martial arts (MMA), golfing, playing baseball. ➼ SIBLINGS: Two older brothers and one younger. ➼ FAVORITE FOOD: Spam and rice and raw fish. ➼ I JUST CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: my wife and two dogs. ➼ FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD: At home on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

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CITY SCENE march 2014

Taste Washington Head to CenturyLink Field Event Center for “the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event.”

M A R C H 29 & 3 0 Foodies can sample fine fare from over 60 restaurants, and wine enthusiasts can taste wines from over 189 wineries. There will also be educational seminars on Saturday and Sunday and a chef’s stage.

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CHEF’S CORNER march 2014 E X E CU T I V E C H E F PAU L M A R K S S H A R E S A HOU S E-M A D E R E C I PE ST R A IG H T F RO M H I S OW N FA M I LY T R E E .

GRANDMA NORA’S GARLIC ROAST CHICKEN (Serves 4)

INGREDIENTS 

PREPARATION

• 1 whole chicken, cut into eight pieces

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Rub the chicken pieces with olive oil, and season them with salt and pepper. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat in a cast-iron or heavy bottomed skillet. Add the chicken pieces skin side down and cook for about seven minutes, or until the skin is brown. Then flip the chicken, and add the garlic, bay leaves and chicken stock. Place the pan in the oven, uncovered, for about 20 minutes, or until the meat reaches 160 degrees. When the chicken is cooked, take the pan out of the oven. Remove the chicken pieces from the pan, and put them on a plate and cover it with foil. Take the bay leaves out, and crush the garlic with the back of a spoon or fork. Return the pan to low heat. Add the sherry vinegar, and whisk in the butter. If the sauce is too concentrated, add more chicken stock in small increments. Serve the chicken with any cooked grain and roasted vegetables, spooning the garlic sauce over the chicken.

• 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for seasoning • Salt and pepper to taste • 30 garlic cloves • 12 bay leaves • ½ cup organic low-sodium chicken stock • 2 ounces sherry vinegar • 2 tablespoons butter. melted 18 | march 2014 reflections


Meet Dirk Nevelle - A lender that's local I know it’s difficult to know someone from an advertisement so I wanted to share a little bit about myself. Considering your mortgage will be one of the largest financial transactions you ever make, choosing the right person to work with is very important. As a husband and father of two, I understand the significance real estate plays as it relates to your financial security. Whether it’s your primary residence, 2nd home or investment, it’s important to work with someone who looks beyond the loan and understands how concepts such as “cash flow” and “interest savings” play a part in our daily lives. RPM Mortgage is aggressively expanding into the Pacific Northwest, a community that both my wife and I grew up in. As a producing Branch Manager in our new Bellevue location, I am excited to be part of this growth. In fact, our new office will be conveniently located across the street from the club in March. So if you see me around, please do not hesitate to say hello. I am confident - if given the opportunity to work with you, you will notice the difference! Dirk Nevelle Branch Manager

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A GUIDE TO CREATING THE PERFECT HOME BAR

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ometimes a trip to the bar can be more exhausting than relaxing. Like when all you want to do is post up in your favorite gin joint for the game, but as soon as you step through the door, you are greeted with packs of college kids. I personally don’t have the energy to swim through the sweaty ranks and yell myself silly trying to get a drink. Luckily, I just spin right around and head back home where I have a fully stocked bar. But to craft delicious cocktails at home, you need the tools the pros use. Here are my recommendations for the top 12 things you need to always have on hand.

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it up FIVE MUST-HAVE PIECES OF BAR EQUIPMENT Pint glasses and shaker-tins are a must for building and shaking cocktails. The glasses are your standard pint glass. My preferred shaker is the opentopped version (also known as a Boston cocktail shaker) that fits right over the glass and locks in. Speed pours let you pour fast and accurately, which is a lifesaver when you’re making cocktails for a crowd. A muddler is a small wooden tool that resembles a bat and lets you crush fresh fruit or ice. It also can be used as self-defense against overzealous partygoers. The channel knife is a wonderful tool that gives you the ability to create fruit twists to garnish your crafted cocktails. Warning: you might become obsessed with twisting an entire orange into one long strip. The jigger is the little measuring cup bartenders use to ensure the exact accuracy of ingredients. Downloading recipes off the Internet is fun, and the jigger lets you concoct them precisely.

SEVEN MUST-HAVE LIQUORS Hussong’s Tequila This is my favorite tequila, and I like to sip it neat. It’s a reposado that is great on its own, paired with a beer (such as Negra Modelo), or mixed into a refreshing margarita. Tito’s Vodka Tito’s is a small-batch, handcrafted vodka. Vodka is the chameleon of the liquor world and easily the most mixable. Tuaca A delicious vanilla-citrus liqueur from Italy. Everybody has tried Kahlua and coffee, but it’s rare that people have experienced the versatility of Tuaca in their warm beverages. St. Germain St. Germain is a floral French liqueur made with elderberry flowers. The elixir in this striking bottle goes with most other spirits and can jazz up old traditional recipes. Basil Hayden’s My number one bourbon whiskey is Basil Hayden’s, and it is at its best in a Manhattan with orange bitters and an orange twist. I typically enjoy it during the dessert portion of the meal. Captive Spirits’ Bourbon Barreled Big Gin Crafted right in our backyard in Ballard, Captive Spirits has aged their product in bourbon barrels giving it a really unique flavor. Use in standard gin-based drinks, or try something new. Johnnie Walker Blue Label Everyone should have a high-end scotch on hand. This is the one you pull down from the shelf once a year to celebrate, commiserate or contemplate. It is the anchor of any well-stocked home bar.

With this guide, you can take back your bar freedom. No longer will you be resigned to the hordes of the over-served. Just make sure you come back and see us now and again, or I’ll have to find a new gig.

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Macklemore might have just made a hit song off the idea of consignment shopping, but these local designers have known the value of vintage for quite some time and are prepared to satisfy local trendsetters with the quirkiest of objects. Space Oddity When Todd Werny, owner of Space Oddity Vintage Furniture Gallery, scours regional estate sales and thrift stores, he is searching for things that fit a very specific vision from a very specific era. “We carry a selection of pieces mainly from 1940 through to the ‘60s and ‘70s. A lot of mid-century modern rustic and industrial furnishings,” he says. His favorite piece right now is a seven-foot-tall vintage surgery lamp from the ‘50s, which he says is the perfect example of how vintage items can be both a conversation piece but also highly functional. Werny’s collection, housed in his store in Ballard, includes brightly colored desks, bar carts, tables and couches, among the many other quality pieces that look like they could appear on the set of “Madmen.”

Werny says he has always been a fan of mid-century modern and loves showing customers how vintage décor can enhance the design of their home. He says going with vintage objects is beneficial for a few different reasons. “The quality of vintage is almost always better than what’s made today,” Werny says. “For example, there’s a lot less particle board.” Werny says another great thing about going vintage is that it promotes sustainable living. “With vintage, you’re not going to increase your carbon footprint.” Also in good Don Draper style, Werny often hosts happy hour specials, where customers enjoy a 15 percent discount as they browse the store. ➸ For more information and happy hour times, you can find Space Oddity on Facebook. bellevue club march 2014 | 25


KIRK ALBERT’S VINTAGE FURNISHINGS

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Kirk Albert’s Vintage Furnishings Fourteen years ago, Kirk Albert quit his job as a textiles sales manager and went on a hunt for interesting antiques. Little did he know, the objects he found in that and subsequent searches would eventually furnish places like Nordstrom, Starbucks (most notably Roy Street Coffee & Tea), and even a few Tom Douglas restaurants. “I realized I have my own perspective, and it’s unique,” Albert says. Unique is putting it mildly. In one corner of his store, Kirk Albert’s Vintage Furnishings, there’s a hanging light fixture that Albert says resembles “a sweet Asian pagoda.” In reality, it is an early century bug and pest zapper called The Executor that he converted into a lantern. “It’s actually a death machine,” he says. On a nearby wall, there is a large velvet triptych featuring two women wearing Wild West garb who have hogtied a man and are roasting him on a large barbecue grill. The store also has weathered wooden tables, obscure rusted fixtures, large vintage signs and much more. “We sell things that I liken to balsamic vinegar, in that it’s the magic in a salad dressing. Every recipe, like every room, needs something of soul and character,” Albert says. “It’s the acid that makes a salad come to life. One wellplaced object can do the same for a room. … They are like flavor pieces.” But as he’s scouring the country, particularly the South, for things that are “found and funky but high-end in a lowbrow kind of way,” how does he decide what is vinegar and what is just water? “I use the smile test. It’s like if you hear a really off-color or bad or sarcastic joke, and the corners of your mouth creep up inappropriately, like you want to stop them, like you can’t laugh,” Albert says. “We look for things that cause an emotional change like that, things that raise the blood pressure, good or bad.” Albert admits that many of the objects are odd and speak of decay and sarcasm, but that is what sets him apart. “Our tagline is: perfect imperfections. Because we’re selling the flaw,” Albert says. ➸ For more information, visit kirkalbert.com.

KIRK ALBERT

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SOCIAL july 2013

THE RESTORE

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E X E CU T I V E C H E F PAU L M A R K S S H A R E S O N E O F H I S FAVO R I T E R E C I PE S E AC H MO N T H . FO R T H I S O N E , G R I L L YOU R FAVO R I T E I T E M A N D TO P W I T H E X T R A F L AVO R .

ROASTED CORN SALSA INGREDIENTS 

DIRECTIONS 

2 ears of corn 1 small sweet onion 1 small red bell pepper 1 small green bell pepper 2 limes ( juiced) Sugar Salt and pepper Olive oil

• Roast cornhusk off in oven, or grill with husk on. • Once cool, cut the corn off the cob. • Dice onion and bell peppers. • Toss vegetables together with just enough oil to coat them. • Season and serve cold.

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TODD’S DESIGN TIP:

KIRK’S DESIGN TIP:

BRAY’S DESIGN TIP:

“You don’t have to have a lot of vintage items. I, of course, like lots, but even if it’s something small on a mantelpiece, it really adds a lot. It’s great to throw in an authentic American rustic piece. It will have characteristics that faux vintage items can’t imitate.”

“You can’t live like this top to bottom because they are such eccentric pieces. Try for one object per room. You should have one personality piece everyone talks about—the superstar object in the room, and that doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive piece in the room.”

“I think the easiest pieces to start with are fixtures. Try a small upgrade to the kitchen, like new handles. We’ve got tons of those. Or just pick out one object, a sink or something you don’t like the look of, and come look for something a little different.”

The RE Store With two large stores, one in Bellingham and one in Seattle, The RE Store is a virtual goldmine of restored raw materials and objects. “If it’s good quality, and if you can imagine it being reused, we’re interested in it,” says Bray Hayden, outreach, marketing and development manager of The RE Store. With a philosophy like that, it’s no wonder they’ve seen everything from a 125-year-old Catholic confessional to 10,000 carpet squares donated by Microsoft pass through the store. “It can change hourly. We sell things like that every single day,” Hayden says. “A lot of it is housespecific material, but we get plenty of commercial salvage. We’ve had bowling alleys, chalkboards. … You just never know.” Aside from the more esoteric objects, they are a great resource for quality raw materials. “A lot of the materials are from houses before the ‘80s. The wood is a type of wood that we just don’t see anymore. The grain is much straighter and much more solid. Now they are cutting younger and younger trees, and it’s not the same,” Hayden says. “We don’t want to see that great quality of wood going into the landfill.” Hayden explains that the concept for The RE Store started 32 years ago with a curbside pick-up recycling service in Bellingham. But now the nonprofit corporation has grown to serve a much larger population, and their growth also means they are able to help a lot more people. All profits get rolled back into things like education, green job training and other outreach and conservation efforts. ➸ For more information, visit re-store.org. bellevue club march 2014 | 29


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Paul and Katie Hackworth are the husband and wife team behind  H2 Design + Build. Their projects range from designing interior spaces to remodels, additions and new homes. To view their work, the Hackworths invited REFLECTIONS into the Medina home they built from the ground up, designed for their own family and just recently sold. Katie also gave us insider design tips and tricks you can use in your own home.

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The first design tip I usually tell a new client is to get rid of things you don’t love. Most people’s homes are so cluttered with odds and ends that you don’t notice any of them. Editing is key to any well-designed room.

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I definitely have an affinity toward mixing in vintage pieces throughout a home. It lends a sense of history and warmth to the surroundings.

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current trends of the moment that I am noticing are jewel tones, brass accents, and yes, wallpaper. All of which are playing a big part in our upcoming projects.

Trends come and go, so you need to be careful how you incorporate them into your home. I tend to create homes that have timeless lines and anchor pieces. I add a modern or trendy edge by incorporating unique fixtures, fabrics, accessories, paint color, and of course one of my favorites, wallpaper. 36 | march 2014 reflections


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*For this project, H2D+B pulled in the talents of Ben Trogdon Architects, and Beers-Withington Landscape Architecture. For more information, visit h2designandbuild.com.

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You can tell a lot about a man by his home. In Ken Krivanec’s case, however, it’s the homes he builds that tend to speak the loudest.

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or example, Krivanec, the president of Quadrant Homes, recently launched a new line of homes under the brand Evoke. There are currently four Evoke communities (one in Issaquah, two in Kirkland and one in Sammamish), and the homes all boast sleek modern designs with tall 10-foot ceilings and large windows strategically placed to maximize natural light and views of Western Washington. They are also built for sustainability, have ample outdoor living space, and come with hundreds of customizable options for everything from the fixtures and appliances to the location of the master bedroom and the slant of the staircase.

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“We share the same values as our buyers. Progressive homebuyers want modern designs that are very flexible and open. They want to be able to personalize and customize their home to meet their lifestyle,” Krivanec says. “People don’t want any more waste. Instead of extra space, they want premium homes, specifically designed for them with efficiency in mind.” This philosophy of combining customization, sustainability and modern design is so engrained in Krivanec and the way he chooses to lead the company that he has a created a special term for what he and his team do. “We’re passionate about being lifestyle architects,” Krivanec says. He explains that being “lifestyle architects” means that the

team members concern themselves with every last detail of how their clients live. They want to know things like how much clients entertain in their homes, whether they have elderly family members that visit, how comfortable they are with technology, and whether they work out of the home—anything that might affect their desired lifestyle. “My real passion is to innovate with a really good product and then see how customers’ lives improve because they acquired our home,” Krivanec says, who also draws inspiration from his own family of four daughters and his wife, Kay. The philosophy seems to have resonated well with homebuyers, too. “We have one of the strongest markets in the country, and

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there are a lot of homebuilders in the area, but more Washingtonians live in homes built by Quadrant than any other company,” Krivanec says. “At one point, we sold and closed 1,300 homes in a year.” Officially launching last June, the Evoke homes are just a sliver of that success right now, but Krivanec says the project, which started as research and development during the height of the recession, is a key component to carrying the company into the future and further manifesting his own personal ideas of what homebuilding should be. “This innovation came as part of the downturn. We asked ourselves, ‘This isn’t going to last forever. There will be a recovery. What will be the best space in the market that has the hole in it?’” After much research, Krivanec and his team decided they found a hole: luxury sustainable housing with a high level of customization. More research told him new homebuyers wanted to be on the Eastside. So after a few more years of development, Evoke launched. Krivanec says the research was the backbone of the project, but his extensive background with homebuilding also played a large role in how the details unfolded. “My entire professional career has been in homebuilding,” Krivanec says. “At an early age, my brother-in-law asked me to come work with him. I was exposed to all kinds of different things. It was great. Working with a local family business, you could move around, so I was exposed to sales, project management, even working with city entities, really the A-to-Z about how everything works.” With this intimate knowledge of the industry and family-business mentality, Krivanec created a business with a culture based on caring. “I just love and learned to really appreciate what it takes for an individual or a family to buy a home,” Krivanec says. “It is the real manifestation of a lot of hard work.” But it’s not just about caring about the clients. Krivanec encourages all of his fellow lifestyle architects to use a certain number of hours per quarter to give back to the community in whatever way they choose. “The culture at Quadrant is really unique. It’s the people. We believe that innovation and character equals progress and performance,” says Krivanec. “My boss has been a great mentor for me and sitting down and talking about values that were non-negotiable—how you treat one another, how you treat customers, and how you protect the future and the franchise.” And this culture says just as much about Krivanec as do the homes he proudly builds. ➸ For more information and pricing, visit evokemodern.com or quadranthomes.com. bellevue club march 2014 | 43


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HOME There’s no place like home. Or second home, if you choose to shack up near one of these seven exquisite and luxurious Pacific Northwest getaway spots. Whether your clan craves a rugged adventure or just a moment of silence, everyone in the family will surely enjoy a retreat into the region’s unparalleled natural beauty.

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SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WASHINGTON For a peaceful and proximal island getaway, take a ferry ride through Puget Sound’s most famous archipelago and pick your piece of paradise. Homes are generally very private and rural, though busier island hubs like Friday Harbor on San Juan Island can offer a quaint spin on city life. With a 1,000 acres protected through a 2013 designation as a national monument, these islands offer a wealth of natural habitat and wildlife, including orca whales, porpoises, and plenty of bald eagles. Look forward to: Kayaking, sailing, biking, hiking, whale watching, fishing.

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METHOW VALLEY, WASHINGTON A stunning revelation, this meadow-filled heaven unfolds east of North Cascades National Park and offers year-round outdoor entertainment. The string of three towns (Mazama, Winthrop and Twisp) teems with friendly and health-conscious locals and offers something for all tastes and abilities. Community trails connect the valley by Nordic ski in winter and by bike in summer, for those who crave a vehicle hiatus. Look forward to: Skiing (downhill and Nordic), snowshoeing, horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, biking, rafting, fishing, golfing, shopping, luxury spa.

CANNON BEACH, OREGON If sandy feet and salty breezes are your thing, consider a home above the infamous crags off Oregon’s Cannon Beach. Only two hours from Portland and less than 45 minutes from the Columbia River, this carefree seaside town offers plenty of luxury amenities from yoga studios to spas to an artisanal distillery. Ecola State Park, just to the north, means plenty of stunning coastal hikes and sublime surfing at Indian Beach. Look forward to: Surfing, skimboarding, kayaking, whale watching, horseback riding, paragliding, zip lines, shopping.

HOOD RIVER, OREGON For a mix of mountain and water playtime, you’ll want to be near this bustling riverside town. Considered one of the top places to windsurf in the world, Hood River is also just an hour away from its namesake mountain and neighbors a wealth of waterfalls. Those who prefer a slower pace can enjoy the many art galleries, breweries, wineries and shops, or simply enjoy the marvelous view of Mount Adams and Mount Hood. Look forward to: Water sports, kayaking, skiing, hiking, biking, fishing.

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SUNRIVER, OREGON Since the early 1990s, this high-end development of private and extravagant homes has thrived on the outskirts of Bend as a home base for outdoors enthusiasts. Being 30 minutes from the base of Mount Bachelor, 10 minutes from the Lava River Cave and only a short walk to two golf courses means no one’s needs get left out. Hedonists will also appreciate the area’s spa and brand new aquatic center. Look forward to: Skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, biking, rafting, fishing, paintball, stargazing.

SUN VALLEY, IDAHO Idaho’s ski resort to the stars has plenty to offer yearround inhabitants. Homes in Sun Valley or its sister city, Ketchum, often come with posh amenities and certainly boast palatial views of the Wood River valley and surrounding Sawtooth Mountains. Plus, the nearby Hailey airport means you won’t have to drive 10 hours to get there! Look forward to: Skiing, sledding, horseback riding, hiking, biking, fly fishing, rafting, fine dining, shopping, luxury spas, celebrity watching.

TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA Situated on the serene coast of Vancouver Island, this cozy and reputable beach town is neighbored by ancient groves of cedars and hemlocks and boasts the sandy stretches of Chesterman Beach—a favorite of surfers. Hikers will adore Hot Springs Cove and the Ahousaht tribe’s Walk the Wild Side coastal trail (6.8 miles), while in-town delights like Tofino Botanical Gardens and Tofino Brewing Company entertain the rest. Look forward to: Kayaking, charter fishing, whale watching, stand-up paddleboarding, beachcombing, bird watching, indoor rock climbing, golfing, luxury spas.

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“If high return is your primary concern, then you must be ready to present, compete, promote and negotiate at the highest level.  So, now is the time to put on your Sunday best! Remember that every showing is a first impression and you only get one. Usually this means moderating your emotional attachment to the home, and instead, creating an emotional response for the potential buyer.  We know that a well dressed, notably maintained home will achieve a higher price point.” Mark on der Burg, Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker-Bain Bellevue, VDBestates.com “Homeowners often ask, ‘Why should I stage?’ The short answer is that it will help boost the sale of your home toward top dollar. Each home is unique and requires different staging techniques. It’s important that your home shows at its very best to all potential buyer types. The more interest your home generates because it’s staged and looks fabulous, the more it’s respected and shown by realtors.  More home showings equals potentially more offers on the table and more negotiating power.” Karen Cervarich, President, KCD Staging Inc, kcdstaging.com

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TV and radio personality Ciscoe Morris is known around the Pacific Northwest for his planting prowess and infectious passion for all things that grow in the ground. As spring is upon us, Morris took a break from digging in the dirt to give us some tips for getting our gardens going this year. REFLECTIONS MAGAZINE: WHEN DID YOU START GARDENING? CISCOE MORRIS: I did a lot of gardening when I was a kid with my mom and grandma, and then I managed to score a job at the local church as the assistant gardener when I was 10 years old. I got to work with a cool guy that never liked to use poisons, so I learned a lot of really cool ways to garden without resorting to chemical pesticides. RM: YOU GOT QUITE AN EARLY START. CM: Yep, and my goal in life is to get one of every plant on Earth in my garden at the same time before I die. RM: HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU IN THAT GOAL? CM: I’m three away now ( laughs). RM: IT MUST BE A BIG GARDEN. CM: Actually it’s a small garden. My wife, Mary, is a really fantastic gardener, so we divide the garden up into his and hers gardens, so we have our own gardens to work in. It’s a lot of fun because you get to do whatever you want. RM: SO OUR CLIMATE CAN SUPPORT PLANTS NATIVE TO PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD? CM: That’s the amazing thing about living in Western Washington. We can grow more kinds of plants here than almost anywhere else in the world. England is pretty similar. Parts of Japan, too, but there aren’t many places on Earth that can grow such a wide variety as the Pacific Northwest. 52 | march 2014 reflections

RM: WHAT IS IT ABOUT OUR CLIMATE THAT ALLOWS FOR SUCH A VARIETY? CM: You know, it’s partially because we don’t get too cold, partially because we don’t get too hot. It’s just a really good climate to grow plants. RM: WHAT ABOUT THE LACK OF SUNSHINE? THAT DOESN’T AFFECT US AS MUCH AS SOME PEOPLE MIGHT THINK? CM: It’s not as bad as you think. It’s a little limiting on some plants, mostly tropical plants, but many plants prefer the long days and the temperate climate we have. There aren’t many plants you can’t grow as long as, you know, we don’t get too cold. Every now and then we get those darn arctic presses though. Boy, I hate those things.


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RM: WHAT ABOUT PLANTS YOU CAN EAT OR USE TO COOK? CM: There are a lot of new fruiting plants coming out. You can buy them bare-root all the way through March. One kind called BrazelBerries is bred to be grown in pots. They have blueberries and raspberries. They don’t get very big, but they produce like crazy. You don’t need a cross pollinator, and they are great if you have a condo, or small garden.

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RM: WHAT ABOUT HERBS? CM: There are some really good rosemary plants, one of my favorites. They’ve got a new one now, maybe called drumstick rosemary, and it has straight branches. You can stick your shish kebab right on the grill and get all that rosemary flavor. A lot of people are cooking with lavender too. But there’s still nothing in the world better than basil. RM: ANY TRICKS FOR GROWING THE PERFECT BASIL? CM: One secret about basil is you really have to wait until June to plant it otherwise you will kill it. Basil is a hot-climate plant. Another trick is you always want to harvest early in the morning with the dew. The oils will get cooked out during the day. That’s true of almost every herb by the way. For more tips, listen to “Gardening with Ciscoe” on 97.3 FM KIRO radio. Morris also appears on numerous TV shows throughout the region. For more information, visit ciscoe.com.

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on’t blow off your rainy day blues. You may be dealing with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and not even know it. SAD is actually a subtype of different psychological disorders, such as bipolar disorder or depression. It tends to start near the beginning of fall and last throughout the winter and even sometimes into the spring. But how do you know if what you’re experiencing is SAD or just a gloomy day?

Bellevue Club’s naturopathic doctor, Rachel Erickson, notes the importance of getting checked by a doctor. “[SAD] has very similar symptoms to those associated with anemia or hypothyroidism. It can even resemble PMS, so it requires a clinical diagnosis to find out if you are actually dealing with SAD,” she says. If you are experiencing sleepiness, irritability, weight gain due to an increased appetite, or feeling depressed, it may be time to head to the doctor. But that doesn’t mean you can’t alter a few of your regular habits to help the situation. Erickson gives seven helpful and manageable tips to lift your spirits and make it a sunny day, every day. 1. Purchase full-spectrum light bulbs for your house. If there’s no sun outside, you can certainly do your best with full-spectrum bulbs that emulate the sunshine. 2. Exercise daily. Getting your metabolism moving ensures that you are efficiently burning off the food you consume. Sign up for a fun exercise class or take a brisk walk outside with a friend. 3. Get outside—even if it’s cloudy. It is important to get any exposure to light, even if it’s 54 | march 2014 reflections

overcast light. If it’s gray outside or drizzling even, just throw on your boots and raincoat and venture outdoors. 4. Eat a clean diet. Try to stay away from the fried comfort food, and stick to healthier dishes—warm chicken soup and steamed veggies. The key is to also moderate your alcohol consumption. “It is common to see people staying in and drinking more if they’re dealing with SAD,” Erickson says. 5. Maintain a healthy sleep pattern. It is easy to sleep more when you are feeling lethargic already, but keeping your circadian rhythms consistent ensures a holistically healthy physiological and emotional outlook. 6. Go to the doctor for nutritional or herbal supplement recommendations. There are many different and helpful vitamins or supplements that help SAD; however, it is important to get the lab work done beforehand to rule out any other diagnosis. 7. Acupuncture. If you are interested in trying out an alternative type of treatment, Erickson recommends acupuncture, which “can uplift your mood, and bring light into the body where there is otherwise darkness.”


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BODY | MIND march 2014 Hail to the Hometown

We know the Seattle and Eastside metro area is a great place to live and work, but here’s how your hometown compares to the rest of the country: HIGH PERFORMANCE RATES As reported by the Pew Research Center, the Milken Institute currently ranks SeattleBellevue-Everett metro area as sixth in the country on their annual list of Best-Performing Cities. The report read: “The resurgence in commercial aircraft manufacturing is driving that performance along with software. Aerospace added nearly 7,000 highskilled manufacturing jobs in 2011-2012, while software companies added 5,000 jobs over the past five years. This has increased demand for housing, which will help restore construction jobs.” To see the full report, visit best-cities.org or pewresearch.org.

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Forbes magazine named the SeattleBellevue-Everett metro area as the ninth best place for businesses and career. The following are just a few of the stats they used in the study: JOB GROWTH (2012) 2.7% UNEMPLOYMENT 4.7% HIGH-TECH EMPLOYMENT 10.1% MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME $67,990 MEDIAN HOME PRICE $324,400 COST OF LIVING 22.4% above the national average AVERAGE COMMUTE 27 minutes To see their complete breakdown, visit forbes.com/places/wa/seattle.

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SMARTER THAN YOUR AVERAGE CITY Fast Company magazine named Seattle as the Smartest City in North America in 2013. The title was given based on innovation, dedication to sustainability and the “ability to attract creative and entrepreneurial talent.” For more information and the complete report, visit fastcoexist.com.


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F-STOP march 2014 Bellevue Club members shared their favorite photos of the game and the many celebrations that followed.

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THE SERVICE

ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS

FINE ART DEALER

Empowering families to make informed and confident decisions regarding senior care and housing options.

e bellevue@aplaceformom.com

t (425) 502-6214 Kathleen Beers | Bellevue Club Member

ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS & OTHER ADULTS

Your Fine Art Dealer on the Eastside

On the Courtyard of the Hyatt Hotel www.ArtInBellevue.com

∙ 425.283.0461

HOME LENDING

Zuzana Brogdon

Loan Officer NMLS# 108898 206-790-6198 zuzana.brogdon@fsbwa.com zuzanabrogdon.com

MEMBER

FDIC

ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS & OTHER ADULTS

BELLEVUE

HOME LOANS

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CRUISE CONSULTANT – LUXURY TRAVEL

LANDSCAPE SERVICES

Top Producers for All Major Cruise Lines

BRIDGETT QUINN (206) 285-5600 | (800) 544-2469 BQuinn@CruiseSpecialists.com www.CruiseSpecialists.com 221 1st Ave. W., Suite 210 | Seattle, WA 98119

DENTISTRY – GENERAL & COSMETIC

425.868.2200

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LOCAL SHOPPING

abella dental

bellevue north shopping center

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DESIGN / BUILD MAINTENANCE SEASONAL COLOR HOLIDAY

abelladental.com

At the corner of Bellevue Way & NE 12th

One-Stop Shopping & Convenient Parking in the Heart of Downtown Bellevue

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NETWORK PUBLISHING

ALWAYS KEEPING YOU CONNECTED

SKI SHOP / INSTRUCTION

Centerline

Celebrating Over 30 Years In Partnership With

The Bellevue Club Publications | Directories Guides | Websites

SKI & ACADEMY • Custom Ski Boot & Ski Service • Custom Ski Boot Liners • Equipment Needs/Problems Solved • On-Hill Coaching

Vernon Publications, LLC

Vernon

425.488.3211 www.vernonpublications.com

Publications

REAL ESTATE – COMMERCIAL

(425) 451-3869 • Centerlineski.com 13500 Bel-Red Rd., Suite 14 • Bellevue

TIMESHARE RESALE

Wallace Properties is pleased to welcome Paul Weaver as a Property Manager!

INVESTMENT/DEVELOPMENT . BROKERAGE . PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Wallace Properties, Inc. | 330 112th Avenue NE, Suite 200, Bellevue

www.wallaceproperties.com | 425-455-9976

REAL ESTATE – RESIDENTIAL

WEALTH MANAGEMENT CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE PORTFOLIO REVIEW!

STEVE WORMELI, CFP® 40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Suite 280 // Bellevue, WA 98005

T 425.990.3030 // raymondjames.com/Bellevue Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC

REAL ESTATE – RESIDENTIAL

SPOTLIGHT ADVERTISER

Freddy M. Delgadillo Bellevue Club Member Broker / Principal C: 425-941-8688 E: freddy@judahrealty.com www.JudahRealty.com Integrity | Professional | Charismatic

REAL ESTATE – RESIDENTIAL

Duke Young

(206) 601-0529

Bellevue Commons, Inc

dukeyoung@windermere.com www.dukeyoung.com Where lifestyles and Communities Intersect Where do you want to live tomorrow?


MARCH 2014 Recreation KIDS’ CAMP M-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-Noon ➼ $15/day DANCE WORKSHOP: WALTZ Mar. 3, 7:15-9:15 p.m. ➼ $30/member FAMILY GYM NIGHT Mar. 7, 28, 5:30-8 p.m. ➼ FREE ALL-SPORTS CAMP Mar. 14, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ➼ $40/child/day MODERN MANNERS FOR CHILDREN: PARTY MANNERS Mar. 14, 2-4 p.m. ➼ $40/child/day

Upcoming Events FAMILY FLOAT-IN MOVIE NIGHT: THE BEE MOVIE Mar. 14, 7:30 p.m. ➼ FREE KIDS’ NIGHT OUT: SUPER HERO BASH Mar. 21, 6-9 p.m. ➼ $33/member

Mingle PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY Mar. 12, 6-9 p.m. ➼ $45/member SPRING SOCIAL BRIDGE Mar. 17, 7:30-10 p.m. ➼ $45/member

TRIVIA NIGHT IN COSMOS Mar. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. ➼ FREE FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE Mar. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ➼ $45/member

Fitness BASICS OF BETTER POSTURE Mar. 15, 2-4:30 p.m. ➼ $35/member

Aquatics PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS SIGN UPS Mar. 19, 8 a.m. ➼Prices vary

C L A S S I F I E D S VACATION RENTALS

KAUAI, POIPU BEACH, KIAHUNA PLANTATION. 1 bedroom deluxe condo.

FOUR SEASONS VILLA, KONA, HAWAII. 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa at Huala-

CANNON BEACH (ARCH CAPE). Exquisite oceanfront. Elegant and romantic 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, all new interiors with sweeping 180-degree views, stone fireplace, cherry, stainless, ceramic and quartz, with hardwoods, vaulted ceilings, DSL and hot tub. N o s m o k i n g / p e t s . We e k l y m i n i m u m . 503.803.0370 or tunquelen@comcast.net.

Ocean/ lagoon/garden view. $210/night. 425.643.1805, ext. 14. www.kiahunapoipucondo.com.

lai Four Seasons. Ocean view, exquisitely furnished. All resort amenities included. Sandy, 2 0 6. 8 5 1 .4 8 1 0. w w w. h u a l a l a i f o u rseasons.com.

KIHEI, MAUI. Beach front 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condominium. Ground level. Steps out to 4 mile sandy beach. Maalaea Surf Resort. 425.463.5437.

PARIS. Chic 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment in 7th Arrondissement. Walk to Seine and Eiffel Tower. 206.328.0897.

SERVICES

MAUNA KEA/HAPUNA, BIG ISLAND, HAWAII. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo.

DAVE’S PAINTING, INC. 25 years Eastside custom painting. Pressure washing driveways and patios. Free estimates. Owner present at all jobs. 425.747.2543.

Ocean view. All resort amenities included. Susan 253.222.4651, www.vrbo.com/496808

To place a classified ad call 688.3162, email reflections@bellevueclub.com or visit www.bcreflections.com *Classifieds deadline is the first of the month prior.

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Aquatics

Ongoing Events For full lists of adult classes and events, pick up the latest copy of the Bellevue Club Connector or visit www.bellevue club.com/fitness /BCconnector.pdf.

FREE! INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSE, Saturdays, 6:30-8 p.m., and Water Runner, Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m.

HALF-PRICE WINE NIGHT IN POLARIS Tuesdays

SPRING SESSION BLUE WHALES AND GROUP SWIM LESSONS For full information, visit www.bellevueclub.com/youth.

WINE FLIGHT NIGHT IN POLARIS Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Discover new wines in Polaris. Choose from any three reds ➼ 2-ounce pours for $15 or any three whites ➼ 2-ounce pours for $10

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS MASTERS/ADULT FITNESS SWIMMING M-F noon-1 p.m.; T/Th 5:45-7 a.m. or 9-10 a.m.; F 5:45-7 a.m.; Sa 7-8:30 a.m. For information and reservations for any Aquatics program, call 425.688.3223.

Recreation FREE! ROUND-ROBIN SQUASH Thursdays, 6 p.m. PRIVATE DANCE LESSONS (all ages) PRIVATE BASKETBALL LESSONS (6+) KARATE CLUB (7+)

Tennis ADULT GROUP LESSONS JUNIOR GROUP LESSONS MIXED DOUBLES NIGHT LADIES’ FLIGHTS MEN’S NIGHT

MUSIC LESSONS (9+)

LADIES’ NIGHT

KIDS’ NIGHT OUT (3-10) RACQUETBALL & SQUASH LADDERS To receive your invite, email recreation@ bellevueclub.com. SPRING SESSION CLASSES, CAMPS & PROGRAMS For full information, visit www.bellevueclub.com/youth.

Taste

JUNIOR TENNIS TEAM JUNIOR USTA PROGRAM

COSMOS HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close. Saturday, open-close HAT TRICK SPECIAL IN SPLASH Daily, 11 a.m.-close Three small plates ➼ $20 SUNDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT Sundays, 4-9 p.m. Half-price wine and beer by the glass, half-price kids’ meal when eating with a parent. OPTIMUS PRIME IN SPLASH Thursdays, 5 p.m. until gone Slow-roasted prime rib (9 ounces) ➼ $24 There’s even a smaller petite cut for the kiddos, ➼ $10

Fitness See a Group Personal Training or GPX schedule (available at the Athletic Services Desk) for a full list of classes.

Help Celebrate Mom This May. Advertise in REFLECTIONS.

THE

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE is almost here! Eric Nienaber 425.445.6800 Sue Nienaber 425.455.9881 SPACE IS LIMITED

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EDITOR’S PICKS

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Tips and Trends in Interior Design DAVE MASIN, A BELLEVUE CLUB MEMBER AND FOURTH GENERATION OWNER OF MASINS FINE FURNI SHING & DESIGN, TALKS ABOUT WHAT’S TRENDING THIS YEAR.

ECLECTIC is the new way to buy. With the popularity of apartments and condos, less square footage in single-family homes, and a clientele accustomed to moving and relocating, people are looking for unique, smaller scale statement pieces in a variety of styles and materials. MID-CENTURY MODERN is still hot. With familiar lines and clean shapes, mid-century modern is still a very popular home design trend, in fabrics, finishes and upholstery.

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THINK BEYOND THE WOOD We see trends that incorporate leather tops, shagreen sides, rattan, elaborate nail head detail and many other textures.  Plain surface, all-wood items look old and dated.

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‘Bellevue Beige’ has finally run its course! We encourage our clients to use SPLASHES OF COLOR in order to break out of the beige funk. It adds visual interest and an element of unexpectedness when highlighting a particular color.

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WALLPAPER is so ... 2014.  We are seeing wallpaper being used in many of our projects recently. Wallpaper adds a rich, layered look to all design elements and can make a room sparkle with style.

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FUNCTIONALITY IS CRITICAL When decorating a small space, having the right pieces that are not only scaled appropriately, but also versatile is critical. For example, a console table that can expand to a dining table, or a cocktail table that can be used as an informal dining surface for light meals and appetizers.

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For spring, we recommend refreshing interiors with new lighting, accessories and POPS OF COLOR.  Dramatic table lamps, colorful artwork, and unusual throw pillows can help transform any space. TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST. We are seeing renewed interest in traditional style: pieces with classic lines and tailored silhouettes, but with a fresh, modern sensibility.

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Inspired Modern Living AN EVENING OF DESIGN Thursday, March 20th 6:30PM - 8:30PM Bellevue Club Join us for an evening of design with our local Sales Consultant and Director of Product Design to learn about Blu’s modern, green, architect-designed homes. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP: bluhomes.com/events or 866.887.7997

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