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Lifestyle Letter

A Season of Giving

"I

can't believe it's already December!" How many times have you said this or heard this recently? It somehow comes on so quick every year—it feels like it was just yesterday we were unwrapping gifts, running around to parties and family gatherings, toasting to 2016 and setting goals for 2017. Now—as unbelievable as it may seem—it’s time to do it all over again.

The holiday season and the end of the year always bring about a feeling of reflection and a feeling of closure. It's a time to embrace the new, and let go of the old. What worked for you in 2017? What didn't? What did you accomplish in 2017? What did you fail to get around to? Whatever your answer, thankfully there's a whole new year ahead. Apply what you learned through your wins and losses—both are equivalent tools for growth.

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While getting caught up in the craziness of the last month of the year, take a step back and take in all the moments, memories and people that have made 2017 what it is. When you’re reflecting on everything this year has brought, we also encourage you to reflect on those who haven’t had the benefit of people, memories and moments to make 2017 a year to remember. Those who are in need of a family to spend the holidays with, those who can’t afford to buy gifts and prep the perfect dinner, and those who may not even have a home to go back to. Just as much as December is a time of reflection and closure, it is also a time of giving to those who haven’t been as fortunate. It’s a time to find ways to make the holiday season as special as it can be to those who haven’t seen 2017 as very special. Whether it’s volunteering your time at local shelters or donating your money to local charities, giving back to the Bellevue community can help make this time of year special for everyone. Merry Christmas, happy holidays and happy New Year, Bellevue.

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December 2017

Departments

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Local's Choice

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Giving Back

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Realty Report

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18 Investing in Education for All Students in Bellevue

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Culinary Creations

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Locals Only

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

How the Bellevue Schools Foundation Bridges Gaps in Education Programs

20 Holiday Gift Guide

Make Your List a Little Longer with these Picks!

30 That’s a Wrap

The How-To on Wrapping Like an Expert

36 A Culinary Experience Inspired by Maker's Mark

Bellevue Lifestyle Joins Local Tastemakers For a Memorable Evening at Seattle's New 2120 Restaurant

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Good Times

Central Bar + Restaurant Grand Opening Party

Central Bar + Restaurant held a grand opening party on September 30 for VIPs before opening to the public on October 5. The restaurant is located in downtown Bellevue between The W and The Westin hotels. For more information, visit CentralBar.com and pick up the November issue of Bellevue Lifestyle. 

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Good Times

Uncork the Night: A Celebration of Wine and Giving

On October 7, nearly 400 of Bellevue LifeSpring’s most sparkling supporters showed up to the Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Uncork the Night: A Celebration of Wine and Giving. The event raised $545,846 to support the 3,700+ children and their families living in poverty in Bellevue.

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Craig and Ellen Wilwerding and Michelle and Todd Reeves Gus Simonds

Julie Cheng Bui and Tom Bui

Kristen Brace, Jennifer and Kurt Fischer, Nancy Tollefson

Maja and Matt Arnold

Randi and Joseph Brazen and Lainee and Stuart Turck Randi Brazen, Akhtar Badshah, Debbie Oberbillig, Steve and Bridget Griessel Michael Thompson, Trish Carpenter, Cathi Hatch, Benjamin Lee and Ivan Duran (not pictured: Betty Tong)

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Good Times

Keller Williams Bellevue Hosts Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

Keller Williams Bellevue hosted an informative and insightful two-day event for the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Brokers from all companies and markets collaborated together for the purpose of gaining the most updated market trends, global experiences that are influencing real estate, and the latest marketing strategies that deliver successful business growth.

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

GARDEN D’LIGHTS AT THE BELLEVUE BOTANICAL GARDEN Garden

d’Lights

features

over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. The lights will be on display from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., December 1-31, including holidays at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. Tickets are $5 per person for those 11 and up; children 10 and under are free. Purchase advance tickets at GardendLights.org or buy at the door.  Hot drinks and snacks will be available for purchase in the Aaron Education Center. There will be musical entertainment most evenings. Delight in the Gingerbread House Village in the Aaron Education Center, crafted by our Wilburton Hill neighbors!

CITY COLLECTS TOYS AND FOOD AT FIRE STATIONS All nine Bellevue fire stations are accepting food and toys for Bellevue families in need. The Toy and Food Drive, operated by the Bellevue Firefighters Community Support Foundation, runs until December 12. New, unwrapped toys will be handed out at the Crossroads Youth Holiday Party on December 19. Nonperishable canned and prepackaged food will go to Hopelink, which operates food banks in Bellevue. Gifts will be accepted through December 24 for distribution to Bellevue families experiencing challenges this holiday season.  Any of the following contributions would be welcome: • For infants: plush animals, toys and gift cards • For children ages 3-10: new books, games, sports equipment such as soccer balls and basketballs, arts and crafts kits, cars/trucks, dolls and plush animals  • For teens: gift cards to restaurants, malls and clothing and music stores  • Cash donations to purchase needed items. For more information about the celebration or donations needed, please contact Vicki Drake, community services supervisor, Crossroads Community Center at 425.452.4874. 14

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Local's Choice

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"THE GREATEST GIFT I’VE RECEIVED IN THE PAST YEAR HAS BEEN THE COMMUNITY I’VE FOUND IN BELLEVUE THAT HAS NOW BECOME FAMILY. MY FAITH IN GOD HAS TO ME TO BE PRESENT, PATIENT AND OPEN TO CHANGE. I’VE LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU TRUST YOUR HEART AND TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH, YOU EITHER LEARN FROM THE FALL OR YOU LAND RIGHT WHERE YOU BELONG. FOR THE NEW YEAR, I’M READY TO TAKE NEW LEAPS."—EARL BENJAMIN, SOULCYCLE INSTRUCTOR

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“WHATEVER HAPPENS TO YOU, YOU CAN EITHER SEE IT AS A COURSE AND SUFFER IT, OR YOU CAN SEE IT AS A BLESSING AND MAKE USE OF IT. Surround yourself with the

dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers but mostly of all, surround your self with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it your self.  This is the beginning of anything you want." —Maja Arnold, jewelry designer

CHEERS TO

THE New Year

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"DEAR EASTSIDERS,

Thank you so much for a fantastic first year at Carmine's - Bellevue! We hope you have enjoyed our restaurant as much as we have enjoyed becoming part of the community. Cheers to a fantastic 2017, and to what 2018 has in store! Salute!" —Carmine & Philip Smeraldo, Owners of Carmine's - Bellevue

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"INNOVATION ISN'T JUST FOR BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY. The new year gives every-

one a chance to make a fresh start and reinvent themselves. Wake up on January 1  saying, "bring it on 2018, I'm ready for you!" —Moya Skillman,  Founding Member at AVENUE Properties

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Giving Back

INVESTING IN EDUCTION for All Students in Bellevue

HOW THE BELLEVUE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION BRIDGES GAPS IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARTICLE GERI MASSENGALE

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ynn Juniel recounts the time she visited a Bellevue

How this particular program came to be is how

kindergarten where a student was busy tinkering

many of the resources come to fruition by the

with a robot. But this was no ordinary 5-year-old play. “I asked a child what they were doing, and they

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Bellevue Schools Foundation: community involvement and innovation.

said, ‘I’m telling my robot what to do with all these

The Bellevue Schools Foundation is a commu-

patterns, and that makes a sequence which is an

nity-based and community-supported 501(c)(3)

algorithm,'” Lynn says.

nonprofit founded in 1979 that raises funds to imple-

This is programming at the primary school

ment programs and resources to provide the best

level, one of many programs the Bellevue Schools

education possible for every child in Bellevue. Lynn

Foundation helps to fund. While a kindergarten

has served as the foundation’s executive director for

computer science curriculum may make sense for a

about two years and has been a part of the Eastside’s

tech hub like Bellevue, Lynn says they’re not trying

education system for more than 10 years working for

to make coders per se, but critical thinkers.

the Issaquah Schools Foundation previously.

Bellevue Lifestyle | December 2017


“PROGRAMS LIKE THESE DON’T EXIST IN A LOT OF PLACES ANYMORE BECAUSE OF BUDGET,” ELAINA HERBER SAYS. “THE FACT THAT WE’RE DOING IT FOR EVERY STUDENT IS HUGE. EDUCATION IS NOT ‘HAVE’ AND ‘HAVE-NOT.’ WE GIVE IT TO ALL CHILDREN IN THE BELLEVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT. IT’S NOT ‘MY TAX DOLLAR IS GOING TO DECIDE WHAT KIND OF EDUCATION MY CHILD GETS.’”

Elaina Herber can attest to the community involvement piece of what the foundation sets out to do and she is involved in supporting multiple aspects of the foundation’s work. She is a not only a Bellevue parent of two kids, she is also a Bellevue business owner and the newest foundation trustee. “There is much that is special about Bellevue schools. Our families are really

Reaching every child is important, as not

involved and because of that, many alumni choose to move back here to raise

every family in Bellevue has the income that

their children. We have access to the best teachers and we push STEM at the

its ZIP code may suggest.

preschool level,” Elaina says. “We prioritize green-lighting amazing programs that are incubators to provide children with a true head start.”

“People see Bellevue as an affluent community, but there are pockets of poverty,” Lynn says.

This year the foundation is investing $1 million into Transforming

“Nearly one in five students in the Bellevue school

Education and Supporting Students programs. For programs that

district are eligible for free or reduced lunches,

transform education, $515,000 is invested into programs like the K-12

and more than 200 students are homeless.”

Computer Science Initiative; Science, Technology, Engineering and

The key in continuous improvements to

Math (STEM) P-5 Initiative; Social Emotional Learning (SEL); Arts,

educational resources is innovation, Lynn says.

Enrichment & Innovation Grants; and Music Enrichment. The rest of

“Our trustees are driven and approach our

the $1 million budget will go to Supporting Students programs like

work with a ‘what’s next?’ curiosity. What else can

Early Learning, a tuition-free preschool program for low-income

we do to remove barriers to student success?”

families; Project READiness Early Literacy Intervention, a program

she says. “How can we strengthen our part-

that helps students at high-poverty schools in Bellevue reach literacy

nerships and with whom can we collaborate to

benchmarks that pave the way for them to read to learn by third grade'

continually elevate education from basic to best.”

and programs that support teachers' professional development.

Improving

educational

resources

for

“Programs like these don’t exist in a lot of places anymore because

Bellevue students is a continuous process

of budget,” Elaina says. “The fact that we’re doing it for every student

that needs the voices and efforts of the com-

is huge. Education is not ‘have’ and ‘have-not.’ We give it to all chil-

munity. If you’re interested in getting involved

dren in the Bellevue School District. It’s not ‘My tax dollar is going to

with the Bellevue Schools Foundation, visit

decide what kind of education my child gets.’”

BellevueSchoolsFoundation.org. December 2017 | Bellevue Lifestyle

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Holiday

Gift Guide MAKE YOUR LIST A LITTLE LONGER WITH THESE PICKS!

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for the pet lover Jax and Bones Buffalo Check Black Premium Cotton Blend Lounge Bed, $108, Petswag.com Orvis Dog Traveler's Kit, $79, Orvis.com Pottery Barn Buffalo Check Pet Vest, $69, PotteryBarn.com Found My Animal Adjustable Rope Leash Black, $54, Petswag.com SmartyKat Catnip Cat Toys, $3.97, Amazon.com Tacobear Cat Toys 3 in 1 USB Charging Catch Interactive LED Light Exercise Cat Training Tool, $10.99, Amazon.com Crate&Barrel HuggleHounds Dog Toys, $10.95 (elf), $12.95 (candy cane), CrateAndBarrel.com Jax and Bones Star of David Rope Toy, $14, Petswag.com Society 6 iPhone Cases, $35.99, Society6.com Anthropologie Best in Show Cheese Board, $68 (Frenchie), $88 (Dachshund), Anthropologie.com

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE (CON TI N U ED)

for the advenure seeker Change Bike 702, $1,180, FlatBike.com Rapha Pro Team Winter Hat, $70, Rapha.cc Rapha Pro Team Gloves, $100, Rapha.cc Filson Sportsman Utility Bag, $450, Filson.com Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket, $119-$229 (for the whole family), Patagonia.com Garmin Fenix Chronos, $1,499.99, Buy.Garmin.com ENO SingleNest Hammock, $59.95, REI.com Beoplay P2 speakers, $169,Beoplay.com Moment Wide Lens for iPhone, $99.99, ShopMoment.com Xpedition Gear 102 Piece Vintage Travel Camping and Hiking Emergency Medical Survival First Aid Kit, $17.99, Amazon.com

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for rest & relaxation Restoration Hardware Luxury Plush Long Robe, $99, RestorationHardware.com UGG Dakota Pom Pom, $120, Ugg.com Diptyque Black Baies Scented Candle, $90, NeimanMarcus.com Pure-Wave CM7 Cordless Massager Body + Facial (Dual Mode), $124.92, Amazon.com Teavana Black Remi Glass Tea Mug with Stainless Steel Infuser, $19.95, Teavana.com Teavana Tranquil Dream Herbal Tea, $7.50, Teavana.com Odoga Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, $49.99, Amazon.com  Molton Brown Coco & Sandalwood Body Wash & Lotion Gift Set, $72, MoltonBrown.com Serena & Lily Henley Wool Throw, $598, SerenaAndLily.com Slip Embroidered Silk Eye Mask, $45, Net-A-Porter.com

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE (CON TI N U ED)

for less than $50 2 Pack Mini Living Succulents in Decorative Copper Containers, $26.99, Target.com Crate&Barrel Hayes Marble Cheese Tools, Set of 3, $29.95, CrateAndBarrel.com Anthropologie Foothills Keychain, $32, Anthropologie.com Herbivore Beard Tonic Sampler, $22, HerbivoreBotanicals.com Matthews Winery 2014 Matthews Claret, $35, MatthewsWinery.OrderPort.net West Elms Geo Bottle Stopper Set, $49, WestElm.com Williams Sonoma Gold Monogram Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, $14.95, Williams-Sonoma.com Williams Sonoma Silicone Ice Sphere Molds, Set of 2, $12.95, Williams-Sonoma.com Moorea Seal The 52 Lists Project, $16.95, MooreaSeal.com

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Bellevue Bellevue Luxury Luxury Residential Residential Report Report Sold /Sold Original / Original Days Days on on Address Address

Original List Price List PriceSold Price Sold Price Zip Code Zip Code Original

4312 Hunts 4312 Point HuntsRd Point Rd

9800498004

$9,750,000 $9,750,000

16 Enatai 16 Dr Enatai Dr

9800498004

4432 92nd 4432Ave 92nd NEAve NE

List Price List Price % %

Market Market

$8,288,000 $8,288,000

85.0% 85.0%

471

471

$5,888,000 $5,888,000

$5,100,000 $5,100,000

86.6% 86.6%

190

190

9800498004

$3,998,000 $3,998,000

$3,825,000 $3,825,000

95.7% 95.7%

101

101

9407 SE 9407 Shoreland SE Shoreland Dr Dr

9800498004

$3,998,888 $3,998,888

$3,750,000 $3,750,000

93.8% 93.8%

6

6

9834 NE 9834 22nd NESt22nd St

9800498004

$3,328,000 $3,328,000

$3,280,000 $3,280,000

98.6% 98.6%

17

17

426 Upland 426 Upland Rd Rd

9803998039

$3,350,000 $3,350,000

$3,266,250 $3,266,250

97.5% 97.5%

104

104

1420 W1420 LakeW Sammamish Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE Pkwy NE 9800898008

$2,950,000 $2,950,000

$2,850,000 $2,850,000

96.6% 96.6%

48

48

1350 85th 1350Ave 85th NEAve NE

9800498004

$2,888,000 $2,888,000

$2,850,000 $2,850,000

98.7% 98.7%

8

8

1288 106th 1288Place 106thNE Place NE

9800498004

$3,298,000 $3,298,000

$2,800,000 $2,800,000

84.9% 84.9%

132

132

254 W 254 LakeW Sammamish Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE Pkwy NE 9800898008

$2,788,000 $2,788,000

$2,776,000 $2,776,000

99.6% 99.6%

10

10

8641 NE 8641 17thNE Place 17th Place

9800498004

$2,750,000 $2,750,000

$2,716,000 $2,716,000

98.8% 98.8%

3

3

10519 NE 10519 20th NEPlace 20th Place

9800498004

$2,899,950 $2,899,950

$2,672,951 $2,672,951

92.2% 92.2%

93

93

10513 NE 10513 25th NESt25th St

9800498004

$2,660,000 $2,660,000

$2,660,000 $2,660,000

100.0%100.0%

0

0

9213 SE9213 Shoreland SE Shoreland Dr Dr

9800498004

$2,125,000 $2,125,000

$2,628,000 $2,628,000

123.7%123.7%

13

13

7630 NE 7630 10th NE St10th St

9803998039

$2,500,000 $2,500,000

$2,600,000 $2,600,000

104.0%104.0%

5

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Putting your gift in a box can help give you a firm work space for wrapping gifts and will avoid lumpy packages. Use sharp scissors and double-sided tape to achieve the clean look. Also, as we learned, it's all about the creases.   

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ike most things in life, presentation is key. Of course gift wrapping falls under this rule. Here's our 6-step life hack to wrapping like a professional. So say goodbye to amateur presents plagued with gift wrap gap or crumpled

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Tucking under edges and creasing firmly

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Once your sides are in place, it's time to

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add a sticker to complete the package.

Hug the paper so it's snug to the box, and

too - no bows or frills - just a flat angled

If you're wrapping at home, consider

make a sharp crease. Use the double-sided

edge, taped down.

finding some fun stickers to add a little

tape to make everything lay nice and flat.

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THIS IS THE PERFECT DIY GIFT FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, OR A TREAT FOR YOURSELF. ARTICLE LAURA KRUDENER, AMONG THE COLORS | PHOTOGRAPHY SARA FORD PHOTOGRAPHY

FERNET HOT CHOCOLATE Makes 8-10 cups • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder • 4 tablespoons coconut sugar • 4 tablespoons dark chocolate chips • handful of vegan marshmallows (optional) Assemble jars with cocoa powder, then coconut sugar, chocolate chips and top off with marshmallows. I make a handwritten tag with instruction on the back, which adds a personalized touch. 32

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Need a gift idea? Or just a little boozy cocktail to get you in the holiday spirit? This Fernet Hot Chocolate makes a perfect gift, or treat for yourself, this holiday and winter season. Fernet is an Italian amaro and digestif. During my trip to Italy this summer, I fell deeply in love with this digestif as a shot to have after a meal to settle the stomach. Not only is it delicious, but it works. Fernet has a blend of herbs that have notes of saffron, myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile and cardamom. It makes a lovely pairing with hot chocolate. This gift set makes 8-10 cups of hot chocolate with your favorite nut milk or milk. The fernet mini bottle is perfect for one drink. Other recommendations are bourbon or tequila. Cheers & Happy Holidays. AmongtheColors.com 

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Heat cocoa powder, sugar and chips in nut butter. Stir often.

Bourbon whipped cream (optional)

One tablespoon of each dry ingredient

Just whip cream with tablespoon of sugar and tablespoon

for each cup of milk.

of bourbon to half cup of cream.

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FIG COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS

46 Figs 2 ounces Maker’s 46 3/4 ounce fig puree 4 dashes orange bitters INSTRUCTIONS 1. Add fig puree (see instructions

below) to a metal shaking tin. With a torch, brûlée figs until lightly charred. 2. Add Maker’s 46, orange bit-

ters and ice to the charred fig puree. Shake until ingredients are well incorporated. 3. Strain into cocktail coupe and garnish with a slice of fresh fig. FIG PUREE INGREDIENTS

8 ounces fresh figs 8 ounces turbinado sugar 2 ounces water 1 teasponn ground clove INSTRUCTIONS

1. Add all ingredients to a stock pot. Bring to a boil and simmer until sugar is fully dissolved. 2. Remove from heat and add to a blender. Blend until fully pureed. Chill before adding to a cocktail.

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A CULINARY EXPERIENCE Inspired by Maker’s Mark BELLEVUE LIFESTYLE JOINS LOCAL TASTEMAKERS FOR A MEMORABLE EVENING AT SEATTLE'S NEW 2120 RESTAURANT ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY RACHEL ROTH

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hen it comes to whiskey, Maker’s Mark is a household name. It’s no wonder considering the bourbon, with its iconic bottle shape and signature red wax seal, has been

in production since the late 1950s. What some may be less familiar with is the entire cast of characters in the Maker’s Mark family. To celebrate Maker’s Mark Private Select, their newest and most innovate release, the brand teamed up with executive chef Derek Bugge of Seattle’s new 2120 restaurant. Bugge and his team curated a special menu inspired by Maker’s Mark for an intimate TasteMakers dinner at 2120. Bugge’s menu consisted of six courses, each paired with a handcrafted cocktail featuring Maker's 46. 2120 uses only the freshest ingredients sourced from farms in and around the local countryside. This menu was no exception, boasting items such as geoduck tartare and quail with tender chanterelle mushrooms. Beverages were custom created to complement the cuisine and dazzle the palate. Guests were welcomed to the dinner with a whiskey tasting hosted by Jane Bowie, distillery maturation specialist. The tasting included the original Maker’s Mark, Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Bourbon, Maker's 46 and the new Private Select. As attendees sipped their whiskey, Jane detailed the company’s rich history, explained the barrel aging process, and how to best enjoy a tasting. “It is best to do a tasting before dining,” she says. “When the palate anticipates eating, it is able to pick up more distinct flavors.” With each course, Bugge introduced his creations and their accompanying beverage, beginning with foie gras topped with pumpernickel and fig. The earthy elements were thoughtfully coupled with a cocktail consisting of charred fig, orange bitters and Maker’s 46. “We wanted to create a correlation between the whiskey and what we do here,” Bugge explains of the menu. The TasteMakers dinner series was started at the distillery as a special event. As the success of the event grew, Maker’s began partnering with chefs all around the country to create these uniquely memorable experiences. This evening at 2120 was no exception. December 2017 | Bellevue Lifestyle

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Lifestyle Calendar

December DECEMBER 1-JANUARY 15

DECEMBER 2

ICE SKATING

HOLIDAY CONCERT CELEBRATION WITH KING FM

BELLEVUE MAGIC SEASON ICE ARENA

PERSONALITIES

This beloved Bellevue Magic Season tradition is the perfect mem-

RESONANCE AT SOMA TOWERS

ory-making activity for family and friends. The festive venue offers

King FM star announcers and staff leave the studio and perform live

shelter for all-weather skating, seasonal food and beverage conces-

on various instruments to celebrate the conclusion of 2017, a wild-

sions, music from STAR 101.5, and a series of special events includ-

wild year! Come and discover the hidden talents of some of our team

ing free skate Mondays, free skating lessons, Stroller Skate Thurs-

members as they bring the holiday spirit to Resonance at SOMA Tow-

days and family skate events! Admission: $14 including skate rental;

ers in an eclectic program of classics and surprises. Tickets are $20-

$10 for children 8 and under. BellevueDowntown.com

$25 and available at Resonance.events.

DECEMBER 1-24

DECEMBER 3

SNOWFLAKE LANE

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS VS. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

BELLEVUE WAY

CENTURYLINK FIELD

Don't miss Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection, featuring

Sunday Night Football comes to CenturyLink Field as the Seattle Se-

magical evening performances for the entire family. It's a holiday

ahawks take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Kick off is set for 5:30 p.m.

spectacle of live soldier drummers, exhilarating music, animated

and the game will be televised on NBC. Visit

snow characters, glittering lights all surrounded by snow falling every

Seahawks.com for tickets and more information. 

night along Bellevue Way. Free Nightly Shows at 7 p.m. on the street between Bellevue Square, Bellevue Place and Lincoln Square. For

DECEMBER 3

more information, visit SnowflakeLane.com!

!FELIZ (BAROQUE) NAVIDAD!

DECEMBER 1-31

RESONANCE AT SOMA TOWERS Pacific MusicWorks Underground’s popular celebration of Christmas

JOY TO THE WORLD

music from Latin America and Spain returns to the Underground stage

THE BRAVERN

with acclaimed soprano Danielle Sampson joining Steven Stubbs and

Celebrate the season at The Bravern with VIP Holiday Concierge Ser-

the Underground House Band in a new program of music from the

vices including signature gift wrap, car service, gift with purchase and

Cathedrals and Missions of 18th century Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala and

personal shoppers. Gather your family, friends and pets for a photo

Bolivia. Tickets are $25 and available at Resonance.events

with Santa. Visit TheBravern.com for details. 

DECEMBER 2 & 3

DECEMBER 8 CHRISTMAS IN BELLEVUE

EVERGREEN CITY BALLET PRESENTS "THE NUTCRACKER"

MEYDENBAUER CENTER

MEYDENBAUER CENTER

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra presents its traditional

Share the magic of this perennial family favorite this year at Evergreen

holiday "pops" program with music of the season, favorite sym-

City Ballet’s "The Nutcracker." You and your family will be spellbound

phonic bonbons and some surprises. Program TBA. 7:30 p.m. 

by this dazzling production at either the hour-long or full-length per-

SammamishSymphony.org

formances. One-hour performances: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. December 2, 1:30 p.m. December 3; full-length performances: 7 p.m. December 2,

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5:30 p.m. December 3. EvergreenCityBallet.org

NEW TECH EASTSIDE - WOMEN IN TECH

DECEMBER 2

ONE BELLEVUE CENTER PIKE PLACE EVENT ROOM It’s no secret, companies with more women and more gender diversity

HOLIDAY WREATH-MAKING

perform better than those with less. Learn about the difficulties, suc-

BELLEVUE BOTANICAL GARDEN

cesses and benefits of women in the tech industry, and what we can

Two classes: 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. Details to be announced. Visit

all do to ensure women aren’t just fully represented but thrive. Tickets

BellevueBotanical.org for more information.

range from $8-$25 and are available at NewTechNorthwest.com. CONTINUED >

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Lifestyle Calendar (CON TI N U ED)

DECEMBER 15-22 INTERNATIONAL BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS "THE NUTCRACKER" MEYDENBAUER CENTER Celebrate the "Magic Season" in Bellevue by sharing in a holiday tradition. The Nutcracker Ballet's huge cast of characters is appealing to audiences of all ages; this production features a cast of 80 talented young people, experienced professional dancers and visual performance artists who bring the story to life. Ten performances including matinees. For tickets and showtimes, visit IBTProductions.com. ​

DECEMBER 17 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS VS. LOS ANGELES RAMS CENTURYLINK FIELD The Seattle Seahawks take on the Los Angeles Rams during week 15 of the regular season. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. and the game will be televised on Fox. Visit Seahawks.com for tickets and more information. 

DECEMBER 26-31

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DECEMBER 31 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS VS. ARIZONA CARDINALS CENTURYLINK FIELD

MONDAY - SATURDAY 9AM to 8PM

The Seattle Seahawks will wrap up the regular season with a New Year's Eve game against the Arizona Cardinals. Kickoff is set for 1:25 p.m. and the game will be televised on Fox. Visit Seahawks.com  for tickets and more information. 

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