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Going Green

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THIS MONTH AT BELLEVUE LIFESTYLE, WE BRING YOU OUR ECO ISSUE IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY ON APRIL 22. It’s almost hard to not be eco-conscious living in Bellevue. Surrounded by natural beauty and immersed in an educated and savvy culture where Teslas are common, restaurants and coffee shops have three trash cans to choose from (compost, recycle, landfill), and city planning promotes the use of public transit, walkability and biking. Homes are being built and remodeled with top-of-the-line energy efficiencies, and money is being divested into new green technologies changing the world.  Visit other parts of the country, and you’ll discover not everyone is so eco-conscious, and I truly feel fortunate to be in an area that’s leading the movement. Throughout this issue, you’ll find simple ways to be more eco-friendly, from buying eco-conscious clothing and accessories to learning about eco-minded restaurants

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enjoying our great outdoors. With people moving to our area in record numbers, our

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2019

FEATURES 16 Luxury Thrifting with Bethany Marie Local Fashion and Lifestyle Influencer Finds the Needle in the Haystack Every Time

22 Eco Luxe Dental Products Changing the World GEM Healthcare, Dr. Libbi Finnessy’s Global Enhancement Mission

26 Our Great, Big, Beautiful State How You Can Help Protect the Natural Places We All Love and Enjoy

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32 Local Farmers, Pure Flavors A New Seattle Hot Spot: Aerlume

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Good Times

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Around Town

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22 Locally Owned 32 Hot Spot 38 DIY 44 Lifestyle Calendar 48 Trend Setter


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Bellevue Downtown Association's 45th Annual Celebration Five hundred local leaders recently gathered to celebrate downtown at the Bellevue Downtown Association’s 45th  Annual Celebration. The guests networked and heard keynote presentations. John Su and the Su Development team were awarded a BDA Place Making Award, and former executive director and CEO of the Meydenbauer Center Stacy Graven was awarded this year’s John Boespflug City Builder Award.

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1. David Downey, president and CEO of International Downtown Association | 2. Guests at the BDA 45th Annual Celebration | 3. Jim Hutchinson, BDA board chair | 4. Su Development team, awarded with the Placemaking: Cultural Vitality Award. Pictured with BDA President Patrick Bannon, BDA Board Chair Jim Hutchinson and former BDA Board Chair Brian Brand. | 5. Stacy Graven, awarded with the John Boespflug City Builder Award. Pictured with BDA President Patrick Bannon; BDA Board Chair Jim Hutchinson; and CEO of Wallace Properties, Bob Wallace. | 6. Jill Scheuermann, incoming BDA board chair | 7. Margaret Meister, president and CEO of Symetra | 8. Margaret Meister with Angela Murray, executive director of the Sophia Way; photobomb by John Stokes, city of Bellevue council member | 9. David Downey and Mike Ogliore, BDA vice president, events and operations | 10. Networking at the BDA 45th Annual Celebration | 11. Patrick Bannon, BDA president | 12. David Downey addressing the crowd 12

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FACEBOOK SIGNS LEASE FOR SPRING DISTRICT'S BLOCK 16 The Spring District, a 36-acre  development project featuring commercial, educational and residential projects, recently announced that Facebook has signed  a 13-year lease for the Spring District's Block 16. Facebook will be part of the 11-story, 316,000-square-foot office space, which is scheduled to have tenant occupancy in January 2020. 

PRO SKATER DONATES 10 SKATEBOARD DECKS TO BELLEVUE COMMUNITY The city of Bellevue has many skate programs, including three outdoor parks and one indoor park. Bellevue police officer Craig Hanaumi recognized the high cost of this expensive sport and reached out to pro skater and an original member of the Powell 1980s Bones Brigade skate team, Mike Vallely. Mike, now owner and operator of Long Beach, California-based skate

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PNW'S FIRST RESTAURANT FROM A THREE MICHELINSTAR CHEF TO OPEN IN 2021 Fortress Development recently announced that the multi-award-winning, Michelin ThreeStar chef Joshua Skenes will be bringing Angler, a sea life-focused restaurant,  to the twotower luxury Avenue Bellevue development in downtown Bellevue.  “This will be the first restaurant in the Pacific Northwest from a Michelin Three-Star chef;

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we are very fortunate to have his involvement. I can’t wait for our community to experience Chef Joshua’s exceptional talent,” said Andy Lakha, principal and CEO of Fortress Development stated. Angler is scheduled to open its doors in late 2021.

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

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luxury thrifting with bethany marie LOCAL FASHION AND LIFESTYLE INFLUENCER FINDS THE NEEDLE IN THE HAYSTACK EVERY TIME

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FOR AS LONG AS PHOTOGRAPHER TURNED FASHION AND LIFESTYLE BLOGGER BETHANY MARIE CAN REMEMBER, SHE HAS ALWAYS LOVED PUTTING TOGETHER OUTFITS. Even as a young toddler, she would throw tantrums if anyone else dressed her; she always wanted to dress herself. At the young age of 3, she began putting together outfits for herself. “I started seeing color flows and began putting things together to make an outfit,” she says. Growing up, her annual birthday gift from her mother was always money to go shopping for clothes. “There was never a time I didn’t love clothes; it is something that has always been a part of my life," Bethany says. Fast-forward a few decades and Bethany now makes a living sharing the outfits she puts together both on herself and from behind the camera. Fashion and photography have always worked hand-in-hand for her from the beginning. Before Pinterest or Instagram, Bethany began posting outfits and pictures of herself on lookbook.nu, a website that allows users to join and share their fashion looks. She was also shooting model tests for modeling agencies in Seattle and found herself helping the models decide what to wear. That turned into bringing outfits to shoots to help style and outfit models for the shoot, and it was a turning point for Bethany where she found a deeper love for fashion as her profile began growing in the fashion community. When Instagram launched, Bethany jumped on the social media platform, posting photos of herself in outfits, mindful of the setting or background of these photos. Brands that were on the platform began noticing her and began reaching out and sending her free items to wear and promote on Instagram. She also saw that some of the users she followed on lookbook.nu had begun fashion blogs. This inspired Bethany to launch her own fashion blog, writing about the brands that sent her products. Despite all the goodies she was receiving, Bethany stayed true to her roots, which were planted in “thrifting,” finding hidden treasures at second-hand stores. “As a kid, my dad would always take me thrifting, and we would try to find things," she says. "It stuck with me. When I was young, designer denim was hugely popular. I’d go to thrift stores so I could buy some without spending tons of money. My love for shopping really is intertwined with my love for thrifting.” And that love has created a unique niche for Bethany to exercise her passion for fashion and styling with gems she finds at local thrift stores, and to share these finds and outfits on her blog and social media accounts. Visit BethanyMarie.co or find Bethany Marie on Instagram @bethanymarieco.

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DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO TODAY AS MUCH AS YOU DID WHEN YOU STARTED? I still love it—putting outfits together, being in front of the camera, thrifting—but the blogging industry has changed a lot in the last couple of years. It’s gotten away from being about fashion and more about how to be successful on Instagram. When you have a website that relies so much on a social media platform, it can be exhausting. I love being able to be creative and sharing my love for photos and fashion, but I am not sure where the future will lead. WHAT WOULD YOU CALL YOUR STYLE? Honestly, it’s constantly evolving. I love to have timeless pieces that are basics and can be worn for years. I also love current, trendy styles as well as lots of black, leather and gold. So, I go with how I feel: I could be in a flowy, Free People outfit one day and then a completely Pacific Northwest outfit the next. My current basic outfit is: white leather sneakers, black skinny denim and an oversized sweater with a designer handbag. WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS FOR THRIFTING? Look through everything. When you’re scanning items, look at the material and then the brand. The quality of the material is your first clue that it might be a designer brand. Also, look through all the sizes; oftentimes you’ll find a lot of stuff misplaced. It might take two hours, but you can leave with amazing stuff if you take the time to look. WHAT’S YOUR METHOD OF FINDING HIGH-END AND LUXURY ITEMS? First, head straight to handbags and shoes, and look through those because it takes less time to sift through these sections. Look through everything because a lot of stuff can be hidden. Then go to coats, then bottoms and then go through tops last because you’re least likely to find anything in that section. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THRIFT STORES IN THE AREA? + Value Village in Woodinville. I found a Dolce & Gabbana cropped tweed blazer for $4 and two pairs of Prada boots for $14 each. + Ballard Consignment in Ballard. I found a beautiful pair of black Celine trousers that looked brand-new for $30. Head to the back corner of the store for the clothing section. + Value Village in Everett. I found a Max Mara plaid wrap-style coat for $11 that looked nearly brand-new and a pair of Chanel slides with a small heel for $30. + Goodwill in Lynnwood. I found a Max Mara polka-dot silk wrap dress for $10. + Value Village in Crown Hill. This is the only one in Seattle I go to because it’s not picked over and overpriced like you will find at most places in Seattle proper. + Buffalo Exchange in Seattle. I found a Fear of God pea coat for $65 that retails for $600.

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Prada patent leather boots, purchased for $4 at Woodinville Value Village

Fear of God wool coat, purchased for $65 at Ballard Buffalo Exchange | Koret vintage leather handbag, purchased for $18 at Ballard Consignment

Dior blazer, purchased for $4 at Woodinville Value Village

Max Mara plaid jacket, purchased for $12 at the Value Village in Everett

Prada suede booties, purchased for $14 at the Value Village in Woodinville

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BY 2050, IT IS ESTIMATED THERE WILL BE MORE PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS THAN FISH. While technology races on—from allowing us to carry mini computers in our pockets, to prosthetic wings and even self-driving cars passing us on the road—there are some major issues affecting the one and only world we live in. Dr. Libbi Finnessy  of Bellevue Dental Health learned a similar staggering fact about the dental industry that was simply unacceptable to her. The Bellevue dentist discovered that more people have cell phones than toothbrushes. "How can this be?” she pondered. Clearly, she was nettled and wasn’t going to let this go. After a dental mission trip to Guatemala—seeing, touching  and experiencing firsthand what dental disparagement was at large—  she decided it was time to make a change. This horrendous statistic and her Guatemala experiences led to her crafting a plan,  one that has already started to change the world. In early 2018, Dr. Finnessy founded GEM Healthcare, which stands for Global Enhancement Mission.  So what exactly is this Global Enhancement Mission all about? Let’s discuss some of the issues in the oral care space and the ways in which GEM will combat them. Toothpaste itself has not been innovated since Colgate brought it to market in 1873: a plastic or metal tube to be squeezed by the user. In a single year, 400 million of said toothpaste tubes are discarded in the United States alone. On the global level, that number rises exponentially, upwards of 1.5 billion tubes tossed! And no, those figures don’t even begin to factor in your toothbrushes. Ever think about where they go? Chances are each one ends up in a U.S. landfill where an estimated 1 billion go every year. And once in a landfill, the typical toothbrush, made of polypropylene plastic and nylon, will not ever break down, causing the end of its journey to likely be in the sea, where they will soon outnumber the fish.

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but are not limited to, a bamboo toothbrush that is biodegradable. Wrapped in a lush golden base, the sleek handle is naturally antibacterial while the charcoal-infused bristles are extremely effective at fighting plaque and can help whiten teeth by absorbing tannins, compounds found in coffee, tea and wine. Dr. Finnessey has  also determined it was time to end the squishing of a tube, waste of the paste  and drying out the product only to clutter the world’s landfills and oceans. Her innovative V1 tooth serum containing pearl powder  is anti-inflammatory to your gums and expresses the perfect “pea-sized amount” in an airless dispenser, so no drying out, no wasted product and the container is 100 percent recyclable.

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Nope, this dentist did not stop there; she is challenging the floss game with vegan floss that comes to you in an apothecary-esque glass bottle containing vegan floss. The container is kept for years; you only need to refill the floss. Positively genius. On top of all the improvements to oral care products, a portion of GEM’s proceeds go to building dental clinics around the world in underserved areas in the United States and beyond. By sustaining these clinics with dentists and dental students, these communities now have created jobs, developed an area to flourish, and the next generations will be growing up with cavity-free mouths, positive self images and a hub of health that maintains the good bacteria in their mouths all the way to their hearts. While discussing GEM, Dr. Finnessy references the well-known fact that Bill Gates had the dream of "a computer in every home" and before him, Herbert

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Hoover set out to put "a chicken in every pot." “GEM will put a ‘toothbrush in every hand,’” Dr. Finnessy says. And we believe her.   GEM is not just a product or a brand—it is a story that incites its customers to be the heroes—and that is you! We are all encouraged to brush twice a day for two minutes. Now, imagine the impact, the positive ripple effect—that those measly four minutes could easily have on our world. Be a GEM and join the movement. Make a difference and enhance the world.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP PROTECT THE NATURAL PLACES WE ALL LOVE AND ENJOY

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OUR GREAT, BIG, BEAUTIFUL STATE

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WHEN YOU THINK OF WASHINGTON STATE, A VARIETY OF WORDS MAY COME TO MIND: RAIN, TECH, HIPSTER, COFFEE—AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE GREAT OUTDOORS. The Evergreen State offers a wide variety of outdoor adventures to choose from, all year long. Whether it's backpacking, kayaking, sailing, surfing, rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking; if it's an outdoor activity, you can probably find it here. Not only does this beautiful state offer a plethora of options for outdoor fun, it is also most likely only a few hours away by car, if even that long.  Washington is overflowing with incredible scenery. Most of the state is a majestic sight to behold. On the west side of the state, you will find the Olympic peninsula, home to the Hoh Rainforest, the only rainforest in the lower 48 states, as well as several lakes and beaches. To the north, you will find the North Cascades National Park and Mount Baker with plenty of hiking, kayaking and skiing options. The San Juan Islands are also located in the northern part of Washington  and is a popular summer destination for kayakers, boaters and campers.   As you head east, you enter wine country, as well as a gorgeous drive across the pass with plenty of lookout points, lakes and whitewater rafting opportunities. As you head south, you will find Mount Rainier, one of the most iconic climbs for hikers around the world. And a little farther southeast, you will run into the Columbia Gorge, where you can listen to world-renowned performers while taking in the natural aesthetics of the Gorge. The list of possible outdoor adventures is without end. For those of us in the SeattleBellevue area, we can hike, ski or kayak without having to travel more than about an hour by car. And we are doing just that—taking advantage of all the outdoors has to offer— Lost Lake

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Lake Wenatchee

According to The Seattle Times, the number of Seattle-area hikers has more than doubled since 2008. People are flocking to the trails, placing Seattle in the top three of the 75 major metropolitan areas nationwide for hiking. The population growth of the area plays a large role in this increase as well as social media. Our Instagram and Facebook feeds are filled with stories and photos shared by friends, family members and neighbors enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. It leaves us wanting to experience it ourselves and undoubtedly, share it on social media. With such a tremendous increase of hikers  and outdoor enthusiasts in general, mindfulness of the nature we all enjoy is paramount. A little responsibility goes a long way.

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OUR BEAUTIFUL STATE

Snow Lake on the Enchantments Trail

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The Washington Trails Association offers valuable information and resources about the trails in our state. The WTA suggests

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practicing these seven guidelines to reduce our impact and help protect the natural places we all love and enjoy.

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Plan ahead and prepare. Know the rules and concerns for where you are visiting. Prepare for emergencies and extreme weather. Repackage food to minimize waste. Familiarize yourself with the area. Bring a compass or a map. Make sure to hydrate.

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Travel and camp on durable surfaces. Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, dry grasses and gravel. In popular areas, concentrate use on existing trails

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and sites. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.

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Dispose of waste properly. Pack it in, pack it out. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter. Leave  what you find. Preserve the past: examine  but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artifacts. Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.

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Minimize campfire impact. Where fires are permitted, keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand.

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Respect wildlife. Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them. Never feed animals. Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.

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Be considerate of other visitors. Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience. Be courteous. Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.

We are lucky to live in such a great, big, beautiful state. Each season of the year provides endless opportunities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the outdoors. Making the extra effort to preserve the natural beauty of Washington's outdoors will ensure that many generations to come can enjoy it as well. 

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HOT SPOT

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A NEW SEATTLE HOT SPOT: AERLUME ARTICLE SUSAN GEORGE PHOTOGRAPHY EMMA MOREM


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WITH SWEEPING VIEWS OF ELLIOT BAY, AN INDOOR FIRE TABLE THAT BECKONS THOSE WALKING BY ON A CHILLY SEATTLE EVENING, AND A SEASONAL, LOCALLY SOURCED MENU, AERLUME HAS BEEN DEEMED THE NEW HOT SPOT FOR A QUALITY RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE. Perched on the hillside above Elliott Bay and steps from Pike Place Market, Aerlume shines with light, air and sweeping views of the sound and sky. Executive Chef and Culinary Director Maggie Trujillo worked with Chef Jason Wilson to create a menu inspired by the changing array of seasonal ingredients prepared with vibrant flavors and seasons. “Our menu is based on seasonality and local relationships with our farming partners,” Jason says. “We have developed a custom farming program at Fall City Farms which allows us to plan and grow some really special and unique ingredients.” Maggie creatively utilizes every part of a the plant to make sure those fresh, tasty ingredients don’t go to waste.

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“A fun challenge and something I really enjoy as a chef is to see how much of the plant I can utilize,” she says. “Cauliflower,  for example:  we can roast or pickle the florets, make purees or pasta fillings with the stems, and make kraut from the leaves.” Describing her cooking style as “clean, comforting and creative,” Maggie and the team at Aerlume not only source locally, but also work closely with Amanda Marino at Fall City Farms to plan out specific crops that will be grown. “With this planning, we commit to fully utilizing Amanda’s produce while in season and use preservation techniques for later seasons,” Maggie says. This ensures a fresh and inventive menu year-round.

“COOKING WITH THE SEASONS IS A NATURAL APPROACH, AND WE EMBRACE IT BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY STARTS WITH THE INGREDIENTS BEING THE BEST, HIGHEST QUALITY DICTATED BY WHEN THEY ARE GROWN AND WHEN THEY ARE AT THEIR PEAK.” With the menu already rotating a handful of times within the first few months of opening, you can continue to count on it highlighting the best bounty of the season, while keeping the majority of select main dishes the same.

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Executive Chef and Culinary Director Maggie Trujillo and Chef Jason Wilson

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Curre nt Me nu Favorites: EXECUTIVE CHEF MAGGIE TRUJILLO: Chicken Liver Mousse, Crispy Cauliflower, Octopus CHEF JASON WILSON: Gravlax, Short Rib, Chocolate Tart Between the impressive menu in both creativity and quality, as well as the breathtaking landscape-inspired aesthetic, it’s no wonder Aerlume has won Seattle’s heart. With the cozy ambiance created to evoke a feeling of retreat and intimacy with earth, air, water and fire elements, it’s the perfect place to revel and enjoy all the city has to offer. Everything that makes Seattle unique and beautiful has been woven together in a sleek, cohesive experience that is Aerlume.

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going green OUR HACKS TO LIVING SUSTAINABLY IN STYLE

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DID YOU KNOW THAT IN 2016, WORLD PLASTIC PRODUCTION TOTALED AROUND 335 MILLION METRIC TONS, ACCORDING TO THE EARTH DAY NETWORK? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few simple ways you can curb your consumption and do your part toward a healthier environment.

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R E D U C E We’re saying goodbye to plastic wrap, Ziploc bags and aluminum foil, and hello to reusable wax food wraps you can wrap around anything your hungry (or full) heart desires. Compare this handmade version to Bee’s Wrap sustainable food storage.

01 PREHEAT your oven to its lowest setting. 02 CUT FABRIC into desired shapes. Using pinking shears so the fabric doesn’t fray, you can cut your fabric into any shape or size you’d like. Consider what size or

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03 PREP + MELT. Cover your baking sheet with parch-

+ Fabric + Pinking shears + Parchment paper + Baking sheet

ment paper and place the cut fabric on top. Sprinkle with beeswax beads and place in the oven to allow beeswax to melt for 5-10 minutes. 04 KEEP IT COOL. Remove fabric from baking sheet (careful, it’s hot!) and allow wax to harden and cool. FOR REUSE, wash in cool water (you don’t want the wax to melt!) with mild dish soap and let air dry. Tutorial adapted from ApartmentTherapy.com.

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DIY

(CON TI N UED)

REUSE

The next time you ask for a plastic straw, grab plastic bags at the grocery store or buy a bottle of water on your way to the gym (we’re all guilty of something!), you should also know that roughly half of the annual plastic production’s lifespan ends after just a single use. And most single-use plastics aren’t even making it to landfills, let alone being recycled. Instead, the equivalent of one garbage truck full of plastic is being dumped into the

ST R AWS

world’s oceans every minute. Curb your single-use plastic consumption with these reusable counterparts.

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Bamboo straws,

Twin set straight and curved glass straws

BambuHome.com, $10

+ brush, SimplyStraws.com, $19.50

Baggu reusable grocery bag,

French market basket,

Cotton canvas tote bag,

Bando.com, $10

WellEarthGoods.com, $60

CottonAndCanvasCo.com, $18.99

Paradise S’well water bottle,

H20 fruit infusion water bottle,

Yeti Rambler vacuum water bottle,

SwellBottle.com, $50

Amazon.com, price varies

REI.com, $40

BOT T LE S

BAGS

Silicone straws + straw squeegee, SoftyStraw.com, $11.99 (via Amazon)

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01 AMONG THE WILDFLOWERS, FLOR.com, $20 per tile 02 BASKET CASE, FLOR.com, $24 per tile 03 TWISTED SPOKES, FLOR.com, $16 per tile

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R E C Y C L E Even stylish home decor can be environmentally friendly. FLOR starts by sourcing reclaimed and recycled materials for every FLOR tile that is then manufactured in progressive, energy-efficient facilities that use less water and energy and produce less waste. Finally, when you’re done with your FLOR tiles, they’ll turn them back into FLOR for the next generation.

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Medina Heights View Property 442 Upland Road I Medina Washington 98039 Offered at $5,500,000

Imagine waking up to views of downtown Bellevue framed by Meydenbauer Bay, the Cascades and Mt. Rainier. A stunning 4,530 square foot house situated on a beautiful 39,315 square foot lot, it’s time to make Medina Heights your home. Sited on two buildable tax lots, the possibilities are endless. A true landmark property – traditional in design to stand the test of time. Fully updated and offering three spacious bedrooms, a master suite with big water views from every window, private office, extra large bonus room downstairs and gorgeous kitchen opening up to the family room. Detached guest house with 3⁄4 bath and kitchenette, a perfect place for nannies or in-laws. Outside enjoy a lit pickle ball court, expansive entertaining deck and large conversational fire pit. Live here and live like you’re on vacation every day!

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

used by industry professionals. On

intricate costumes will portray the

April 4 from 6:30–8:30 p.m., learn

inspirational Bulgarian character free

NATURALIST HOUR

processes, tips and tricks the pros

and joyful, strong and enduring, wise

use to create a functional, beau-

and humorous.

KidsQuest Children's Museum

tiful and sustainable garden. On

Every Monday in April from 3–4 p.m.,

April 20 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m., you

experience the natural world with

will return to the garden with your

hands-on activities. Children and

homework, get feedback and discuss

adults explore at their own pace as

design solutions.

they get to discover the intricate world of insects; learn about the pelts that keep our Northwest creatures warm and dry; and study seeds, plants and the process of germination.

4, 20

EXPRESSIVE ACRYLIC PAINTING Aaron Education Center

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Come and create a brilliant botani-

FOLK DANCE ACADEMY PRESENTS ONCE UPON A TIME

two projects: a small warm-up

cal artwork on April 6 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.  In this class, you  will create project on a wood surface and

Meydenbauer Center Theatre

a larger painting of a geranium

Centuries-old Bulgarian traditions

on canvas. Students should have

will come alive on stage this April!

some basic painting skills but not

Tales of joy, trust and family; of chal-

necessarily much experience. The

lenges that were overcome; of real vil-

instructor, Terry MacDonald, will

Aaron Education Center

lage life...Once Upon a Time. Unique

provide the materials.

On April 4 and 20, you will plan the

and fascinating music, enchanting

garden of your dreams with methods

dance choreography and beautifully

CREATING YOUR DREAM GARDEN: A TWO-PART WORKSHOP

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APRIL

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

19 FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE AT MATTHEWS WINERY Matthews Winery

Friday Night Live at Matthews Winery will be hosting live music

from the band Jet City from 6:30– to 9:30 p.m. Jet City  plays classic to

current popular pop and rock music

that will keep you on the dance floor. Wines will be sold by the glass and

bottle. No cover charge and a  food truck will also be available. 

25 COOL BODYSCULPTING EVENT Larson Family Medicine & Medical Aesthetics

On April 25 from 2–4 p.m., learn how CoolSculpting and their lifestyle program can help you reach  your goals. Event includes Cool Event pricing, ClearChoice Detox gift with purchase, raffle for complimentary treatment and refreshments. Please call  425.466.1992  today to hold your spot as space is limited. Bring a friend  and receive 10 units of Botox Cosmetic with purchase.

26–27 MUSCLEEGG EMERALD CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS & EXPO Meydenbauer Center

The 37th anniversary of the largest

NPC

Bodybuilding,

National

Qualifying

Fitness,

Figure,

Physique and Bikini Championships in the US is happening at the Meydenbauer

Center

on

April

26 and 27. The event will be featuring top amateur athletes competing for the coveted Emerald Cup Titles.

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The emcee will be Kim Farrison with exciting IFBB Pro guest posers and performers.

28 WOMEN FOR ONE TRUTHTELLER TOUR

Kirkland Performance Center

On April 28 from 6–9 p.m., join best-selling author and founder of Women for One Kelly McNelis alongside powerful Seattle changemakers and women who find the strength and resiliency in their stories of triumph, devastating loss  and everything in between.

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TREND SETTER BUSINESS GENT, FASHION INFLUENCER AND CO -FOUNDER OF @SE AT TLEGENTS AVI SOOR SHARES HIS TOP ECO PICKS

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01 | Sneakers Made from Natural Materials “The footwear industry is flooded by so many brands, and they make it hard to really know how they produce their products. Research and find shoe brands that are made from natural materials, like Allbirds, who uses recycled packaging and certified production facilities.”

waste—specifically, plastic bottles.”

recycled

05 | Reusable Water Bottle “Active men must stay hydrated throughout the day. Why throw away so many plastic cups when you can refill your reusable bottle as many times as you want?”

02 | Money Clip “Ditch the leather wallet and save space, money and the environment by relying on a money clip for your credit cards/cash.”

06 | Cashmere V-Neck “Online retailer Everlane is known to be a sustainable brand that’s been on the rise. You can’t go wrong with a cashmere V-neck that is appropriate for many different social settings.”

03 | Wireless Earphones “As technology continues to advance, we now have more options for wireless earphones that essentially use fewer materials to create (e.g. wires). The more minimalistic you can be, the more of a chance you’ll have to be environmentally friendly.”

07 | Natural Shave Gel “There are so many natural grooming products out there that are made of ingredients such as aloe vera and green tea. These types of products are way better for your skin than animal-tested chemicals by the big-name brands.”

04 | Denim Jacket “Consider a jacket by Levi’s, who’s been innovative with its denim by cotton recycling and products that are made of 20 percent post-consumer

08 | Electric Car “The amount of gas emissions Americans produce can be significantly decreased by using electric vehicles. (Hint: Tesla?)”


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Bellevue Market Review West Belevue Single-Family Price Range: $1M+ (Jan. 2009 to Jan. 2019) *Data excludes waterfront properties and condominiums. Zip codes include: 98004 & 98039. Sold data was collected only in the month of January, dating back to 2009. Information derived from Trendgraphix. Prices

For Sale 180

$4.5m

162 Homes

160

$4m

140

$3.5m

$2.75m

$3m $2.5m

$1m

$2.22m $1.48m $1.15m

60 40

37 Homes

$500k $0

100 80

75 Homes $1.35m

$1.15m Jan 2009

120

$2.87m $1.96m

$2m $1.5m

$3.23m

Jan 2010

Jan 2011

Jan 2012

Homes For Sale

West Bellevue Condos

Jan 2013

Jan 2014

Avg. Active Prices

20

Jan 2015

Jan 2016

Jan 2017

Avg. Sold Prices

Jan 2018

Jan 2019

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Median Sold Prices

Price Range: $600K+ (Jan. 2018 Compared to Jan. 2019)

For Sale

Sold

Price Per SQFT (Sold)

Avg Days on Market (Sold)

33 Ç 450%

10 È 9%

$776 È 6%

53 days Ç 42

West Bellevue Waterfont* Price Range: $2M+ on Lake Washington (Jan. 2018 Compared to Jan. 2019) *Including properties from I-90 to West of Market Kirkland

Eastside Waterfront Properties* had minimal activity in January 2019 with one Closing and one Pending sale, similar to the same month last year which had two Pending sales. The recent sale of .87 acres on Hunts Point with 100 feet of East facing waterfront closed for $6.5m in 72 days. The pending sale went under contract in 2 days and included a similar sized lot with 63 feet of West facing frontage and a 2500 sq ft home on Yarrow Point.

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