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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2018 PUBLISHER

Caitlin Agnew | Caitlin.Agnew@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Nicolette Martin | Nicolette.Martin@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Caitlin Agnew, Jordan Blaine, Lauren Chambers, Brittany Eiseman, Nicolette Martin, Katie Wood

Home Is Where the Heart Is

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Ryan Cory, Life N LIght, Kara Mercer

THE CONCEPT OF HOME IS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE. For some, home is where the family is. It’s the place where weekends were— or still are—filled with kids coming and going, movie and popcorn nights, and Saturday morning cartoons.

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For others, home is where the rest is. It’s the place where, after a long day, they go to relax. Where they spend meaningful time with friends and loved ones, enjoy home-cooked meals and settle in on a comfy couch to a good

they start their businesses and where they work day in and day out for success. And for us here at Bellevue Lifestyle, home is where the heart is—it’s where

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we get to share meaningful stories with all of you. We had so much fun with this issue—from dream homes to dream closets and dreamy Northwest road trips—whatever your home may be, we hope you find a piece of it here in this month’s issue.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2018

FEATURES 16 Heal. Relax. Restore. Venture Two Hours Outside Bellevue to the Posthotel

24 In the Closet of ... Travis Groome, Broker/Founding Partner of The ONE Real Estate Group

28 Dream Home Dave and Amy Elwell Built this Beautiful Masterpiece from the Ground Up

34 Salty-Sweet Glazed Salmon A Crowd-pleasing, Simple and

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Healthy Twist on a PNW Staple for the Whole Family

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DEPARTMENTS

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Travel Destination

23 Realty Report 28 Open House 34 Cullinary Creations 40 DIY 44 Giving Back 46 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Parting Thoughts


NEW YEAR. NEW MENU. NEW WEBSITE. It’s a new year and we are so excited about what is happening at Central! Thank you to all who made it a great Holiday Season, especially the Bellevue Collection. We are happy to announce the launch of our new user friendly website and a revamped menu which include some of the same hits with the addition of a more robust lunch menu and seasonal deliciousness. After our first three months people are talking about Central Bar + Restaurant, but don’t take our word for it... come see why!

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“Central Bar and Restaurant offers Northwest fare with European flavors. There is food for everyone to enjoy. From lamb medallions, prime mignon, “proper” fish and chips made with Atlantic Haddock, and sage pasta with white shallot cream sauce, to roasted chicken breast, mussels and halibut.” Downtown Bellevue Network

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GOOD TIMES

Bellevue Lifestyle SoulCycle Ride Bellevue Lifestyle hosted an exclusive SoulCycle ride lead by staff writer and soughtafter instructor, Earl Benjamin. Jujubeet provided delicious smoothies and juices post workout for all attendees. The event raised funds for The Beyond Project, a nonprofit that transforms lives through beauty and wellness services.

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AROUND TOWN recognized leadership and achievements that are transforming Bellevue’s city core. The

celebration

featured

keynote

speaker

Rebecca Ryan, a futurist and economist, who will share her research and foresight on patterns that will shape the future of cities like Bellevue. Ryan is a renowned expert in helping cities and business think around the corner to what’s next. The BDA recognized two honorees with Place Making Awards for their significant contributions to Bellevue’s downtown: city of Bellevue and Rotary Club of Bellevue for Downtown Park "Complete the Circle" and Inspiration Playground, and Kemper Development

PRINTS FROM JOSÉ GUADALUPE POSADA, "THE FATHER OF MODERN MEXICAN ART" TO TRAVEL TO BELLEVUE

for Lincoln

Square

The city of Bellevue completed the long-held plan for a circular promenade and canal surrounding Bellevue Downtown Park and added a major

Since the 1920s, printmaker and illustrator José

entry at 102nd Avenue NE. In conjunction with this

Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) has been lauded as

project, the Rotary Club of Bellevue funded and

the “father of modern Mexican art.” An exhibition of

fulfilled a vision for Inspiration Playground, an inno-

his work, "POSADA, José Guadalupe Posada and

vative play area allowing children of all abilities to

the Mexican Penny Press: Prints from the David J.

play together. The project marked the completion of

Sellers Collection" will be on view April 13-August

a 30+ year vision for the park.

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The Lincoln Square Expansion added 1.5 mil-

Beginning with the Mexican muralists, gener-

lion square feet of mixed-use space between NE

ations of artists following the Mexican Revolution

Fourth and NE Sixth on Bellevue Way. The expan-

(1910–1920) have felt inspired by this little-known

sion to The Bellevue Collection included 750,000

artisan and his extensive body of imagery. Posada's

square feet of office space, a W Hotel, 250 luxury

work ranges from illustrations for children’s games

residences, a Nordstrom Rack, a food hall, more

to sensationalistic news stories, but he is best

than 10 new restaurants and a 21+ luxury cinema.

known for his popular and satirical representations

The Lincoln Square Expansion at The Bellevue

of calaveras  (skeletons) in lively guises. These

Collection delivers many amenities, attracts new

figures were featured prominently on broadsides—

tenants to downtown Bellevue and transforms the

cheap illustrated handbills—that were published for

corner of Bellevue Way and NE Fourth Street.

the annual Day of the Dead celebrations.

Established in 1974, the Bellevue Downtown

The exhibition, organized by The Trout Gallery at

Association is a nonprofit, membership organiza-

Dickinson College, and curated by Diane Miliotes, fea-

tion leading the evolution of downtown Bellevue

tures 98 examples of prints and print media by Posada

from a suburban enclave to a thriving urban center.

and his compatriots, including calaveras, chapbooks, political prints, devotional images and representations of natural disasters and popular events.

SIMA SARRAFAN APPOINTED TO SCHOOL BOARD

The works in the exhibition come from the col-

Sima Sarrafan has accepted an appointment to

lection of David J. Sellers, sole owner of Pied Oxen

the position of Bellevue School Board director for

Press in Hopewell, New Jersey.

District 1. Four residents of Bellevue School Board

BELLEVUE DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION HELD 44TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION

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Company

Expansion at The Bellevue Collection.

of Directors District 1 submitted applications to fill the vacancy left on the board after Steve McConnell announced his resignation in November 2017.

The Bellevue Downtown Association hosted its

Sarrafan is a graduate of Bellevue schools, having

44th Annual Celebration on Thursday, February 1,

attended Stevenson and Bennett elementary schools,

at Meydenbauer Center. More than 450 business

Odle Middle School and Interlake High School.

and community leaders from around the region

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

ARTICLE CAITLIN AGNEW | PHOTOGRAPHY KARA MERCER

HEAL. RELAX. RESTORE. VENTURE TWO HOURS OUTSIDE BELLEVUE TO THE POSTHOTEL

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A BEAUTIFUL ROAD TRIP TO LEAVENWORTH, ABOUT

hydrotherapy pools, cool plunge pools, Kneip stepping

TWO HOURS EAST OF BELLEVUE, WILL LEAD YOU

pools and swim-out saltwater pool. Pick from a variety of

TO THE POSTHOTEL, WHERE GUESTS ARE ENCOUR-

amazing facials or unwind with a massage.

AGED TO RELAX IN ROBES LIKE THEY ARE IN THEIR

The owner, Rob Johnson, is a talented carpenter and

OWN HOME, AND WHERE THE ONLY GOAL IS TO

wanted to build something unique. With a few generations

LEAVE FEELING RESTED AND REJUVENATED.  Using

of family history in Leavenworth, the Johnsons deeply care

old-world design techniques and timeless natural and raw

about the town and thoughtfully considered how their

finishes, the Posthotel is a calming space, surrounded by

development would positively affect the area.

natural beauty and incredible views. Inspired by European wellness resorts, the Posthotel’s

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wellness and pool area feature unique traditions and

The Posthotel is located at 309 8th St., Leavenworth, WA 98826.

methods dating back hundreds of years. Heal, restore and

Book your stay by visiting PosthotelLeavenworth.com  or

relax in an array of steam baths and saunas, saltwater

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Brazen Group Properties REALTY REPORT Presents Our

Bellevue Luxury Residential Report Sold / Original

Days on

Address

Zip Code

Original List Price

Sold Price

List Price %

Market

9026 NE 19th St

98004

$5,988,000

$5,500,000

91.9%

223

1307 88th Place NE

98004

$4,368,800

$4,704,739

107.7%

2

4020 94th Ave NE

98004

$3,788,000

$3,675,000

97.0%

86

3838 94th Ave NE

98039

$3,498,000

$3,498,000

100.0%

15

3231 98th Ave NE

98004

$3,198,000

$3,000,000

93.8%

116

1636 106th Ave SE

98006

$3,099,950

$3,000,000

96.8%

3

1618 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE

98004

$2,848,000

$2,800,000

98.3%

11

511 94th Ave NE

98004

$2,948,000

$2,800,000

95.0%

34

10430 SE 20th St

98039

$2,898,990

$2,788,880

96.2%

66

2031 102nd Ave NE

98004

$3,088,000

$2,720,000

88.1%

62

1216 111th Ave NE

98004

$2,650,000

$2,600,000

98.1%

18

17085 SE 57th St

98004

$2,499,800

$2,505,000

100.2%

67

1624 104th Ave SE

98004

$2,498,000

$2,498,000

100.0%

100

3445 122nd Place NE

98007

$2,488,000

$2,280,000

91.6%

127

177 107th Ave NE #PH01

98005

$2,125,000

$2,237,500

105.3%

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IN THE CLOSET OF... TRAVIS GROOME, BROKER/FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE ONE REAL ESTATE GROUP

a creative space WHEN FASHION IS YOUR ART, A CLOSET IS YOUR STUDIO—A CREATIVE SPACE TO HAVE ROOM TO ORGANIZE YOUR COLORS, BRANDS, ACCESSORIES; A PLACE TO LAY THINGS OUT, MIX AND MATCH, AND CREATE YOUR STATEMENT FOR THE DAY. When Travis Groome moved into his Clyde Hill home two years ago, the 1,100-square-foot (and growing) closet was a selling point.  Travis, now a luxury realtor, was a former director of stores for Macy’s for 14 years. Fashion and trends are part of who Travis is. His style is simple and classic, yet crafted and playful in the details. Keeping his clothing—and shoes—organized is key, and a functional, spacious closet keeps the stress out. His custom closet comes with a variety of stellar ways to organize.  From built-in “folding” tables, a variety of drawer sizes, pull-out hooks that allow for easy packing and more. A whole portion of the closet is dedicated to ties, which were part of Travis’s everyday uniform when he worked in the fashion industry. His collection is full of patterns and color and is meticulously clean and organized. A self-proclaimed “bags and shoes guy,” Travis’s shoe collection is his favorite. And it’s easy to see why. With just around 600 pairs, and with brands like Jimmy Choo, Prada and Gucci in the mix, there is a shoe for every occasion and then some.

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OPEN HOUSE

TDetails: H E The

D E TA I L S :

+ 2015: construction completed

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+ 6,800 square feet

+ 5 bedrooms

+ 5.75 bathrooms

+ 1-acre lot


Dream Home DAVE AND AMY ELWELL BUILT THIS BEAUTIFUL MASTERPIECE FROM THE GROUND UP ARTICLE KATIE WOOD | PHOTOGRAPHY KARA MERCER

NESTLED DEEP IN THE TREES JUST MINUTES FROM DOWN-

KITCHEN: The gorgeous all-white kitchen features Carrara Venatino

TOWN BELLEVUE SITS A GORGEOUS, SPRAWLING HAMPTON

marble countertops, and one of the favorite features in the home: a

SHINGLE RAMBLER WITH PEEKABOO VIEWS OF SPARKLING

built-in Miele coffeemaker.

LAKE WASHINGTON. Reconstructed from the ground up and modeled after the beloved

MASTER WING: The couple’s luxurious master wing sits at the

rancher floor plan of the first home the couple ever lived in together,

opposite end of the home from their daughters’ bedrooms, laundry

Dave and Amy Elwell built a beautiful masterpiece within which to

room and garage. The combination family room, bed, bath, walk-ins

raise their three school-age daughters.

and den comprise a quiet oasis, which, according to them, can rival

“We originally bought in 2005 when this was just a 1968,

even the nicest of hotels.

2,200-square-foot home that needed some dressing up in order to make it livable,” Dave explains. “It had three bedrooms, two bath-

MASTER BATH: The master bath boasts a world-class, freestanding

rooms, was the second home we ever owned, and we bought it

soaking tub made of a highly specialized combination of volcanic

knowing we would eventually tear it down to build something with

limestone and resin from Victoria + Albert. Dogs not included.

more space for our growing family.” Cosmetic improvements held them over for a while, but as

UPSTAIRS BONUS ROOM: One of the guiding principles during

their third daughter reached middle school and the two eldest

the rebuild was that the home had to be kid-friendly, a place the

entered high school, it was finally time for the Elwells to make

girls would want to bring their friends. Originally planned to be just

their dream home a reality.

one level, the bonus space upstairs includes a guest room, wet bar,

While her builder husband oversaw the construction, it was Amy who took the reigns of the project, creating a vision and carefully

big screen, comfy couches and plenty of hangout space for games, crafts and the frequent high school lunch break.

selecting every detail to ensure it all came beautifully to life. “That’s probably the scariest part about the whole process,” she says. “I had all of these images saved everywhere of things that I liked about other homes, but then I had to try and find the common threads to pull it all together. You just don’t quite know how it’s going to turn out until it’s done, but we’re very happy with how it did.”

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A M Y ’ S

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T O P

5

H O M E

1. Have a realistic budget!

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R E N O VAT I O N / I M P R O V E M E N T

T I P S

2. Mentally walk through your floor plans

3. Invest in the bones of your home, espe-

over and over. Architects can come up with

cially if you are going to be there for a long

amazing designs, but only you know how

time. It is worthwhile to have good insula-

your family lives and functions so make sure

tion and a quality HVAC system as adding

they meet your needs and requirements.

to them later is difficult.


4. I love using Houzz and Pinterest for

5. Shop local. Much of the unique furniture

inspiration, but Google is my favorite. I can

and artistic pieces in our home, including

type in a product, specific room color or

our dining room table and quirky portraits

even a preferred aesthetic and immedi-

behind the sofa, came from local retailers

ately see tons of photos.

and antique shops.

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CULLINARY CREATIONS

SALTY-SWEET GLAZED SALMON A CROWD-PLEASING, SIMPLE AND HEALTHY TWIST ON A PNW STAPLE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

ARTICLE LAUREN CHAMBERS | PHOTOGRAPHY RYAN CORY

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GROWING UP IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, IT’S PROBABLY NO SURPRISE THAT SALMON WAS A WEEKLY STAPLE IN MY HOUSEHOLD. Yet, as a picky child who favored Twinkies and tuna noodle casserole, the pink-fleshed fish was deemed too healthy for my taste and consequently very boring. Until one fateful night when my mom served up a salty-sweet glazed salmon over rice. Unlike my bland experiences of salmon past, this dish was so flavorful, buttery and balanced—it was a total game-changer. Suddenly I found myself requesting the meal for birthdays and special occasions, piling my plate high with rice to soak up the near-addictive sauce. Fast-forward to my mid-20s, when I finally—to the relief of my mom—took an interest in cooking. While my previous experience was limited to microwaving frozen Lean Cuisines, I found myself craving my mom’s salmon dish and was able to repeat it easily and with success. After all, it only required one sheet pan and one pot of foolproof sauce consisting of basic pantry items. It was the one impressive dish I knew how to make, and I served it for pretty much everyone I knew, tricking them all into thinking I was a talented cook, including my now-husband, then-unsuspecting boyfriend. As the years progressed, I developed an intense passion for cooking, eventually enrolling in nutrition school and launching my real-food recipe blog, So Fresh N So Green. I began incorporating more whole, nutrient-dense foods into my diet and found myself feeling better than I ever had in my life, from enjoying deep, restful sleep to more energy and clearer skin. I wanted to share what I had discovered with oth-

I wanted to share what I had discovered with others: to help people realize that healthy eating didn’t have to be boring, that food could taste good and make you feel good too.

ers: to help people realize that healthy eating didn’t have to be boring, that food could taste good and make you feel good too. I began to reimagine classic and favored dishes and found myself coming back to the salmon dish of my childhood. This time, I began experimenting with the ingredients, swapping the butter in the sauce for grass-fed ghee, with its healthy fats, buttery taste and no lactose; coconut sugar for refinedbrown sugar; and gluten-free tamari for soy sauce. I chose wild-caught Alaskan salmon, rich in omega-3 healthy fats, and began serving it with fibrous quinoa or cauliflower rice instead of white rice, and roasted vegetables for good measure. The result was, well, the same, but healthier. I continued to make it for guests and continued to get rave reviews and requests for the recipe. So, here it is in all it’s glory: an upgraded version of a beloved childhood dish the whole clan can enjoy and feel really good about. CONTINUED >

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CROWD-PLEASING SALTY + SWEET GLAZED SALMON

INGREDIENTS + 1 large, wild Alaskan salmon fillet, approximately ½-inch thick + ½ cup grass-fed ghee or butter + ½ cup coconut sugar + ¼ cup ketchup + 4 tablespoons tamari + 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice + 1 tablespoon yellow mustard + 2 cloves garlic, minced + 1 dash gluten-free Worcestershire sauce + Fresh-ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Toss all sauce ingredients in a stovetop pan and melt on medium-low heat until well-combined. 3. Once sauce is evenly mixed, line a large baking pan with parchment paper and place the salmon fillet on top. Pour roughly half of the sauce over the salmon until covered. Reserve the remaining sauce for later. 4. Bake salmon for 20 minutes or until flesh is slightly pink in the center and sauce is browned. Lauren Chambers is a certified nutrition coach and healthy recipe blogger of So Fresh N So Green.

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