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MARCH 2020

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: KATIE HACKWORTH 2020 LUXURY REAL ESTATE TRENDS THE GABLES: MEDINA'S FIRST MANSION


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2020 PUBLISHER

Caitlin Agnew | caitlin.agnew@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATORS

Lisa Schreiner | lisa.schreiner@lifestylepubs.com AD DESIGNER

Home Sweet Home IF YOU ARE READING THIS MAGAZINE, YOU’RE MOST LIKELY LUCKY TO ALREADY CALL BELLEVUE HOME, HOWEVER MAYBE YOU’RE IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW HOME AND ARE READY TO BUILD NEW MEMORIES. Or maybe you’re looking to downsize, and not sure if the timing is right to sell. Wherever you’re at with your home, we asked some of Bellevue’s top realtors to help

Miranda Williams LAYOUT DESIGNER

Dana Rudolph CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Elizabeth Podlesnik, Lisa Schreiner, Meili Cady, Susan George CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Elizabeth Podlesnik, Kara Mercer

keep us in the know with their top real estate tips for 2020. We spent some time in Medina this month in honor of their 65th anniversary since incorporation. Take a peak inside Medina’s first mansion, known as the “The Gables.” Built in 1908, and currently occupied by longtime Bellevue residents, this home not only has special roots, but has continued to maintain it’s unique beauty amidst the modern homes popping up. We also met up with interior designer, Katie Hackworth, at her impeccably

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designed home in Medina to discuss her love for the craft. We hope her passion

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

and eye for design will help inspire a future creative refresh to your home.

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

If the kitchen is your favorite room of the house, check out page 28 for a glance

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

into chef John Howie’s personal kitchen. Discover his essential cooking tools that

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

he can’t live without. Happy March, Bellevue!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2020

FEATURES 14 Designer Spotlight: Katie Hackworth Architectural and Interior Designer

20 The Gables Medina’s First Mansion

28 In The Kitchen With Chef John Howie Three Essential At-Home Cooking Tools From Seattle’s Renowned Chef and Proprietor

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30 Be Bold Celebrates International Women’s Day in Seattle Bold Stories Leading to Bold Actions is the Hope of Local Nonprofit

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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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Local Limelight

20 Open House 24 City Scene 28 Culinary Creations 30 Inspired By 34 Food & Wine 40 Lifestyle Calendar 44 Our Contributors


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BE BOLD SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2020 will mark the fifth annual Be Bold Now International Women’s Day celebration, March 5, 2020, at Benaroya Hall. The event is an evening celebration were we share women's stories to inspire the audience to take action to promote gender parity. The evening is anchored on the data from the World Economic Forum Gender gap report (WEF) to ground women and our allies in the work that needs to be done to close the current estimate of over 200 years for women to achieve parity.

CHAMPIONS OF INCLUSION! ATWORK!'S 14TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST

program

include

Rimsky-Korsakov’s

Russian

Each year, AtWork! celebrates the people we

Easter Festival Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio

serve, the businesses that partner with us, and the

Italien, and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in

countless number of supporters of our mission. Join

Eb Major. A free concert commentary by Steve

us as we reveal our 2020 Champion of Inclusion and

Reeder will precede the show. March 8, 2020 at

honor the successes of our connected community.

7:30pm at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

This year's breakfast will be held on March 19, 2020 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Start your day with coffee at 7:00am and breakfast at 7:30am. We'll have you on your way by 8:45am!

BELLEVUE CHAMBER LUNCH: CALLING BULL$*** WITH UW PROFESSORS UW Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West aim to help consumers of media navigate the bull$***-rich modern environment by identifying bull$***, seeing through it, and combating it with effective analysis and argument. Of course an advertisement is trying to sell you something, but do you know whether the TED talk you watched last night is also BS — and if so, can you explain why? Can you see the problem with the latest  New York Times  or  Washington Post  article fawning over some startup’s big data analytics? Learn to think critically about

The Ninth Annual Bellevue Bourbon Bash

the data and models that constitute evidence in

is one of a kind, with one of the largest collec-

the social and natural sciences. March 19, 2020

tions of bourbon and rye whiskey on the West

at 11:30am at Westin Bellevue.

Coast. Over 100 bourbons will be on display and

BELLEVUE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WINTER MASTERWORKS CONCERT

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9TH ANNUAL BELLEVUE BOURBON BASH

available for sampling with a small collection of Pappy Van Winkle. Local distillers and brand representatives will answer your questions and give the history of the bourbons. Along with your

This winter, celebrate Bellevue Youth Symphony

paid admission you will receive a tasting guide

Orchestra's 55th Concert Season with BYSO's

and commemorative tasting glass. A selection of

most advanced musicians and winners of BYSO's

heavy appetizers will be served. March 7, 2020 at

2019-20 Concerto Competition. Highlights of the

5:30pm at Daniel's Broiler in Bellevue.

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21ST ANNUAL STEP UP TO THE PLATE BENEFIT LUNCHEON For over 20 years the Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon has brought together friends, neighbors and philanthropists to build community and give support to local children in need. Join us as we share a message of hope, possibility and success with you. Your gifts support our mission to foster stability and self-sufficiency for Bellevue’s children and their families through programs that provide food, clothing, education and emergency assistance. March 17, 2020 at 11am at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Master of Ceremonies: Joyce Taylor, King 5 News Featured Speaker: Dr. Ivan Duran, Bellevue School District Superintendent 11 a.m. - Registration and Sip & Shop (Complimentary Wine & Pop-Up Thrift Shop) 12 - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch and Program

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

designer spotlight:

katie hack wor t h

ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGNER ARTICLE SUSAN GEORGE | PHOTOGRAPHY KARA MERCER

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ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGNER, KATIE HACKWORTH, DESIGNED HER OWN HOME AND FIRM FROM THE GROUND UP IN 2015. We caught up with her in her gorgeous, highly-publicized home in Medina to discuss her process, love for the craft, as well as how she got to where she is today.  BL: WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALIZE YOU HAD AN EYE FOR DESIGN?  KH: As a child, I was always extremely particular. I preferred my room picked up and dolls perfectly dressed. I remember having a distinct palette that I still love to this day… blues and greens, blush tones, with accents of brick red, mustard yellow... (The neon craze was very hard for me fully understand!)

CONTINUED >

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT (CONTINUED)

That said, my focus was far from design. My family knew busi-

Farmhouse, which to this day is still one of my favorites. My work

ness and medicine, so those were my options. After receiving a

spoke for itself and inquiries began to come in. During construc-

Zoology degree from University of Washington, I had an "ah-ha

tion this second time around, I took a leap of faith and started

moment", realizing I could actually enjoy my career of choice

a boutique-style design-build company… and that is where

and I made a clean pivot into earning a Graphic Design degree.

it all began. I took on a mix of designing new custom homes

My internship at an advertising agency led to my first job as a

to kitchen remodels, working alongside my team to achieve

“designer”. Not long after, I found myself desiring something that

my mission, "To create beautifully unique spaces with a nod to

felt more permanent and less commercial. I landed quite com-

historical details and high-end craftsmanship that will stand the

fortably in high-end book design. This is where I really learned to

test of time while simultaneously embracing the modern ameni-

appreciate negative space, crisp lines, and dedication to the craft.

ties and clean lines of design today."

My obsession with architecture and interior design began

I’ve learned so much along my career path. Building a

when I purchased my first home in 2006. It was a simple 1950’s

home has many components. If one component is weak,

cottage style home that felt familiar but needed a full overhaul.

the project is at risk. Know your team – general contractors,

The remodel process was exciting for me. I loved seeing my vision

subcontractors, architects, etc. – and make sure to hold each

come to life and quickly gained an understanding and appreciation

other accountable for their role throughout its entirety.

for architecture and my desire for authentic materials and forms.

In my experience, I felt that I needed to break from the design-build format and focus on guiding and advocating for the

BL: WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO START

project’s aesthetic, inside and out. In 2017 my company shifted

YOUR OWN COMPANY?

into what it is today. Katie Hackworth, Architectural Design and

KH: Shortly after completing the renovation, we sold, purchased

Interiors, with my focus being designing new homes  from the

another lot, and I set forth designing the next, the Modern

ground up. My client knows to contact me at the  forefront  of CONTINUED >

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT (CONTINUED) the project. From inception to completion, I love each and every phase, from studying the For more information about Katie Hackworth

lot and its surroundings, to creating the initial

visit katiehackworth.com.

schematic forms and exterior elevations, to working out floor plans, interior elevations, and yes, to finally placing the last piece of artwork.  BL: DOES LIVING IN THE PNW INSPIRE ANY OF YOUR WORK?  KH: The first step in designing a new home is researching the landscape and neighboring community. I pride myself on designing homes that are authentic to both. Living in the Northwest has such an advantage. The yearround lush green, proximity to lakes and mountains… There is so much to be inspired by.  BL: WHAT DO YOU USUALLY TURN TO FOR INSPIRATION?  KH: I love pulling ideas from historical cities, both rural and urban, European and American. From the simple forms and materials of an old farmhouse to the deliberate juxtaposition of a modern structure attaching to a restored (or new) stone or brick structure. Combining the best of the best, old and new. That is what makes my homes both timeless and modern. BL: WHAT DO YOU AIM TO ACCOMPLISH WHEN WORKING WITH A CLIENT’S SPACE?  KH: Every client is unique, just as their home should be. My goal is to create a client’s dream home, filtered through my mind and process. I work with each individual client dependent on their comfort and needs. Some prefer to give me all their trust and meet monthly for an update. Others prefer to be part of the process and meet on a weekly basis to help in the selection of each individual piece. The design and build of a new home is a 2-3 year process. The earlier in the process I can get involved, the more value I can bring to the project – as so many critical decisions are made before anyone lifts the first shovel or hammer.  I am there for the long haul, advocating for my client and the integrity of the home and its surroundings. I’m forever grateful for the opportunity my clients give me. Their trust means everything.

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OPEN HOUSE

T I M E L I N E 1908

1910

1955

Construction

The “Green

The City of Medina

The Gables’ current

Designer Rocky

Medina celebrates

on The Gables

Store” opens.

is incorporated.

homeowners move in.

Rochon oversees

its 65th anniversary

a remodel of

since incorporation.

is completed.

2005

2007

the home.

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2020


The Gables MEDINA’S FIRST MANSION ARTICLE MEILI CADY | PHOTOGRAPHY KARA MERCER

THE SLEEPY EASTSIDE CITY OF MEDINA HAS ALL

Eastside Heritage Center Board member Michael

THE INGREDIENTS OF AN IDYLLIC AMERICAN

Luis wrote about the town’s rise to notoriety in his book

SMALL TOWN.

Images of America: Medina.

It’s almost entirely residential — notably devoid of nearly

“Despite its marvelous growth, Medina has success-

anything but private homes, a post office and a single

fully maintained its charm. A new generation of fami-

store. The scenery is lush and green, filled with freshly

lies arrived in the 1990s, filling classrooms and parks,

trimmed grass and carefully clipped landscaping. Most of

and renewing Medina’s original identity: close to the

the homes have open driveways, unshielded by gates, and

big city, but a world apart.”

neighbors strolling by can exchange familiar greetings.

A pair of Bellevue High School sweethearts married

In the neighborhood surrounding Overlake Drive, a small

after college and moved to Europe, where they spent most

corner grocery — affectionately called “The Green Store” by

of their time in London. After selling a successful business,

residents — has been a quick-stop mainstay for more than

they decided to return home to Washington. They spent a

a century. The original building was constructed in 1908,

few years growing their family in a modest-sized vintage

when there was little else around but forest and farmland.

home in Medina, but when they discovered they were

A few hundred yards away, steeply pitched gable

expecting a fourth son, they knew they’d need more room.

roofs peaked through the trees. The house — named

“We wanted a house that could accommodate a bunch

for its striking English architecture — was Medina’s

of boys so they could hang out here,” the homeowner says.

first mansion, and may have been home to some of The

She says they craved the character of the antiquated,

Green Store’s first customers.

“clunky” homes they’d known in the English countryside.

The Gables was built in1908 and owned by Edward

The Gables had character pouring out of every century-old

Webster, secretary and general manager of Independent

crevice. Merlot-colored wallpaper with farmhouse prints cov-

Telephone in Seattle. Over the years the home was inhab-

ered every inch of wall in the then 1,000 square foot kitchen.

ited by a string of families and saw a series of remodels. As

Original radiator heaters were still keeping the home warm,

the mansion changed, so did the neighborhood.

and antique bathtubs and sinks were in working condition. CONTINUED >

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At first, they thought they only needed to redecorate. But, a year into living there, they realized there was more work to do than they’d ever imagined. There were areas of the house with no recessed or overhead lighting at all, creating gloomy patches of darkness. The gigantic, gorgeous kitchen — a major selling point in the listing — made simple cooking feel like relay training: “If I’d try to make macaroni and cheese, I’d be running around breaking a sweat.” And something “just felt off” about the layout when they’d come home. The homeowners reached out to renowned interior designer Rocky Rochon. “I had read about him. I read an interview where he was asked, ‘If you have something old in a home, do you tear down and start over?’ He said, ‘Oh, I always want to work with the old.’ So, I called him.” True to his word, Rocky made every effort to keep what worked and to reimagine what didn’t.  A downstairs “fruit room” from the original layout turned into a wine cellar — technically still a fruit room, heavy on grapes. A grand fireplace remains in the family room with little change beyond a fresh coat of paint. Major structural changes included moving the front door and dropping the staircase to create a formal entryway, downsizing the kitchen, adding a library and mudroom, and creating a corridor as a shortcut through the maze of rooms.  Details throughout the home show a thread of British influence — a subtle nod to the couple’s time abroad.  The family says the renovation made them feel like they’d done right by the house, celebrating its bones rather than burying them with something unrecognizable.

D E S I G N E R R O C K Y R O C H O N D E S C R I B E S T H E D E S I G N C O N C E P T A S “ E N G L I S H M E N ’ S C L U B M E E T S S E AT T L E F A R M H O M E ” A N D U S E D “ E A R T H Y, R I C H C O L O R S W I T H A R A N G E O F T E X T U R E S F R O M S A N D T O M E TA L L I C . ”

“It’s interesting because there is so much new, so much that’s being created… It had the feeling of something that had been around for a long time, and there was something very comforting about that.” The Gables home epitomizes what makes Medina more valuable than just the sticker price on real estate. It was built on a historical foundation, and through the generations, what is most precious has been preserved.

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ARTICLE LISA SCHREINER

estate trends

BELLEVUE'S TOP LUXURY AGENTS SHARE THEIR TOP TIPS

2020 luxury real

CITY SCENE

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THE ONE REAL ESTATE GROUP, TRAVIS GROOME Moving to the PNW just 4 years ago, as the founding partner of The One Real Estate Group, I am thrilled that our teams’s efforts and ambition have officially landed us as the #1 TOP SALES volume group of almost 300 brokers and teams for the KW Bellevue market for 2019. We are so proud to serve our clients from coast to coast and around the globe and are expanding our services in cities from New York to Texas and North Carolina and more to come! Every move should be THE ONE! TOP LUXURY REAL ESTATE TREND FOR 2020: The days of mega mansions and high maintenance properties have been forgone for the REAL luxury...time! Buyers and sellers are looking for homes that lend themselves to their lifestyles and their ability to enjoy experiences rather than holding them hostage to the burden of upkeep.  TIP FOR BUYERS:  Work with a professional that has YOUR best interests in mind, not their own. In the age of digital everything, you want integrity, expertise, and trust on your side, not ego!  TIP FOR SELLERS: Hire the RIGHT person, and then listen to their guidance. When you put your trust in us, let us put our unparalleled experience and expertise to work for you! Email: travis@travisgroome.com Instagram: @theonerealestategroup


TEAM FOSTER,

MARK VON DER BURG, VDB | COMPASS

TERE FOSTER & MOYA SKILLMAN Team Foster is one of the highest-producing residential

Representing the most prominent estates in the Pacific NW

real estate teams in the nation based on sales volume, and

for almost 30 years, Mark von der Burg is recognized both locally

was recently named to The Wall Street Journal REAL Trends

and nationally as an industry leading expert. He is a 5-star rated

The Thousand list as one of the top-ranked agent teams in

agent, consistently ranked amongst the top 5 Realtors in the

the country. Tere and Moya have represented 5 of the top

Northwest. Well respected by his peers and honored to be the

6 sales in Northwest MLS history, and are highly regarded

Sr. Founding Broker for Compass in Seattle, Mark has partnered

by their clients and peers for having a high level of integrity,

with the largest independent brokerage in the country to  ele-

in-depth market knowledge, and an incredible work ethic.

vate the home buying and selling experience. Mark and his VDB | Compass Team are established,  service-driven profession-

LUXURY TREND FOR 2020: One of our favorite trends is

als who have proven their ability to get the job done.   

bringing in natural elements for warmth and texture. Modern and sleek is still very in, but we are seeing wood tones and

TOP LUXURY REAL ESTATE TREND FOR 2020: We are

plants mixed in to add life to the space. Open, airy spaces are

expecting a fairly stable market for buyers and sellers in the

still desired by our luxury clients, but with a textured, earthy feel.

greater Puget Sound region in 2020. Our economy benefits from tech growth, with expansion and startups creating thou-

TIP FOR BUYERS: Be ready to move on an opportunity.

sands of jobs in the region. This results in demand for housing

Don’t underestimate the speed of the high-end market

and upward movement in pricing. However, the market could

simply because it is a higher price point. When a luxury

be adversely affected by an unstable world economy.

property comes on that is in an A+ location, with an A+ floor plan and amenities, all the stars will align and it may sell before you have had time to decide, so act quickly.

TIP FOR BUYERS: Get ready to jump into action the first part of this year. We anticipate a surge of inventory in 2020 but it’s possibly not enough. Buyers will not have the luxury

TIP FOR SELLERS: Trends may come and go, but the

of time or endless choices, especially in the Seattle Metro,

one rule of selling remains the same: Presentation, presen-

Bellevue, and Redmond marketplaces. If you find something

tation, presentation. Properties need to be in tip-top shape.

to meet your needs, buy it!

Homes should be staged to perfection. All maintenance issues addressed. And as clean as a whistle. In the Seattle market, presentation is everything.

TIP FOR SELLERS: The first part of the year is the best time to bring your home to market! While Seattle isn’t affected by winter weather as much as surrounding areas,

Email: teamfoster@fosterrealty.com

the market is still seasonal. To achieve maximum exposure

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and generate the highest price, I recommend listing your home February through June. Email: mark@vdbcompass.com Instagram: vdb_compass

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CIT Y SCENE (CONTINUED)

RENEE MCGAHAN, THE DWELLSEEKER

THE BILLINGTON TEAM, BETH BILLINGTON

CALIBER REAL ESTATE At home in Seattle by way of California and New York,

With 28 years of experience and over $1.3 Billion in

Renee’s warmth and wit are evident from the word go.

sales, Beth is the top Broker in Bellevue and the #1 Broker at

This coastal dynamic manifests in an unrivaled ability to

Coldwell Banker Bain. She prides herself on  providing per-

schmooze, an inclination towards the F-bomb and hustle

sonalized, hands-on support and constant communication

that would put JLo to shame. Ask around. Renee has the

while navigating through the process of listing and selling

fastest thumbs in the PNW - making deals 24/7/365 via

homes. Beth employs a  full-service approach to real estate,

phone, text or carrier pigeon.

which includes a concierge service to help prepare clients’ homes for the market to ensure they achieve maximum results.

TOP LUXURY REAL ESTATE TREND FOR 2020: Whatever you want it to be, honey! It's 2020 - we live in

LUXURY TREND: Going green - not a new wave, but a

an era where anything is possible...except for Elon Musk's

growing one. As environmental concerns continue to rise, so

bullet proof truck windows. Whoops! But seriously, our

does the demand for green options. Companies continue to

property-trend "think tank" is always coming up with the

develop new ways to conserve water, reduce waste and min-

latest and greatest. And all that is needed is a magic wand

imize energy use. The smart home network is expanding with

- or a broker who works like she’s got one!

the latest technology and plays a significant role in advancing green solutions, especially at the Luxury level.

TIP FOR BUYERS: Listen to your Broker. You've hired us for a reason. Yes, some of us (present company included)

TIP FOR BUYERS: Location is key. You can always modify a

come with strong opinions and an innate ability to find

house, but you can’t change the location. Determine your must-

you the right property. Bottom line, there's one of us for

haves (school district, commute time, proximity to shopping

everyone. Match up your needs with the Broker you feel

and entertainment) and focus on neighborhoods within those

comfortable with, then trust 'em!

bounds. As you view properties, keep an open mind and recognize that, with the right floor plan, any home can be renovated

TIP FOR SELLERS: First impressions are EVERYTHING!

and enhanced to meet your needs. Working with a broker that

Think about it - on the DWELLSEEKER app, you’re first and

is an expert in your desired neighborhoods is a huge benefit

foremost titillated by the picture. Appealing? You swipe right

due to their knowledge, insight and negotiation skills.

in the hopes that you've found that elusive match - true love! But if you don't like what you see? Swipe left, stat! Make sure

TIP FOR SELLERS: Buyers are very discerning. In order to be

as the seller, you are consistently putting your best foot for-

competitive, it’s important that your home be well presented. Taking

ward so buyers swipe right - both literally and figuratively.

the time to prepare your house and grounds will ensure maximum results. Professional staging presents a positive first impres-

Email: renee@dwellseeker.com

sion. It showcases a home’s best features and helps buyers see

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IN THE KITCHEN WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE THREE ESSENTIAL AT-HOME COOKING TOOLS FROM SEATTLE’S RENOWNED CHEF AND PROPRIETOR 28

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#1 CEDAR GRILLING PLANK Known for its fragrant cooking techniques, barbecuing on cedar planks not only adds a unique smokey, savory flavor but it also infuses steam, keeping the meat moist and tasty. Chef Howie has been using his for over 20 years. “It’s a great way to cook fish, pork, roasted vegetables or even an entire meal,” says Howie. Seen here with one of his go-to meals: Pork Chops flavored with  Rosemary and Garlic complimented by a side of roasted potatoes. 

#2 CITRUS ZESTER Known as the original zester, this five prong kitchen tool is a lot more effective than it looks. By pulling along the top of the citrus, the natural oils stay intact as long, thin strands fall off. “It allows you to remove the zest (and only the zest) and keeps the flavorful oil,”

#3 SILICON GARLIC PEELER

says Howie. From there, make sure to finely chop the strands before adding it to your dish.”

Small but mighty, this unique silicon tube makes peeling garlic quick and easy while saving your hands from its strong scent. By placing the garlic cloves in the tube and rubbing it together, the outer casing comes off in seconds. “It helps speed up your cooking time by eliminating the tedious effort of doing it with your hands,” Howie says.

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INSPIRED BY

ARTICLE LISA SCHREINER

Be Bold Celebrates I n t e r n a t i o n a l Wo m e n’s D ay i n S e a t t l e

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BOLD STORIES LEADING TO BOLD ACTIONS IS THE HOPE OF LOCAL NONPROFIT

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IN 1848, A HISTORIC ASSEMBLY OF WOMEN

Fast-forward 110 more years to present-day.

GATHERED IN SENECA FALLS, NY AT THE HOME

Women and men all across the world celebrate

OF ELIZABETH CADY STANTON. This assembly

International Women’s Day and, in some nations,

was the first women’s rights convention organized

the day is celebrated as a public holiday. In Seattle,

by women. It was here that 68 women and 32 men

the organization Be Bold, headed by Kate Isler and

signed the Declaration of Sentiments – a document

Nickie Smith, spearheads the annual celebration

called “the grand movement for attaining the civil,

in March. The non-profit works to build an inter-

social, political and religious rights of women.”

sectional community for women to share stories

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are

and support each other, and to take bold action to accelerate gender parity.

endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable

Five years ago, Isler and Smith decided to host

rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the

a gathering to celebrate IWD. They gathered 80

pursuit of happiness…”

attendees in the basement of a WeWork in Seattle.

Fast-forward 62 years to 1910, when German rev-

What began as a passion project has quickly become

olutionary Clara Zetkin proposed that March 8 be

a major annual Seattle event and the organization

honored as a day annually for women around the

behind it all, Be Bold, is widely recognized around the

world. The day has been celebrated as International

nation. The IWD event is now held at Beneroya Hall

Women’s Day (IWD) ever since and became officially

each year and continues to grow rapidly. This year’s

recognized by the United Nations in 1975.

celebration will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020. CONTINUED >

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INSPIRED BY (CONTINUED)

Be Bold’s core mission centers on lifting up women and driving gender parity by encouraging women to share their stories, to support and inspire one another. Isler says, “We are asking women to tell their bold stories. The more we tell each other and lock arms to support one another, the better off we are going to be.” It is also one of the key elements of the March 5th gathering – the featured panelists and speakers share their “bold stories” to the attendees to encourage them to be bold and take action. One new element of the celebration this year will be the launch of a referral program called “Take Action.” The Be Bold team has curated a list of organizations (both for-profit and nonprofit) that share the passion to promote gender parity – and offer

“I BELIEVE THAT WOMEN GAIN EQUALITY NOT COUPLE BY COUPLE BUT BY CHANGING CULTURE, AND WE CHANGE CULTURE BY SHARING OUR STORIES.” -MELINDA GATES

avenues for people to volunteer and donate. Another major focus of this year’s event will be to encourage women to participate in the election process by voting as well as getting involved. Since the beginning, Be Bold has highlighted women in public service roles – from the King County Sheriff, Mitzi Johanknech, to the Seattle Public Schools Superintendent, Denise Juneau. The top five public service jobs in the Seattle area are held by women: City of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best, University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce, Sheriff Johanknech and Superintendent

bold stories

Juneau. In Bellevue, three out of the seven city councilmembers are women while in Seattle six of the nine councilmemembers are women. In Olympia, 41.5 percent of our state legislature is comprised of females. “We have gained the confidence and support of

“The power of BOLD positive thinking, my

women and we are beginning to understand more

supportive family and friends, my faith, and

clearly what motivates them. It has changed the

lots of laughter helped me through those final

face of how we celebrate. Now it’s about taking

years of heart failure.”

action. We need women not only to share their sto-

-KATHY SCHMIDT

ries, but to get involved and vote.” “I saw a need, I knew I was the right person for the job, and I knew I could make a difference. All I had to do was believe in myself and Find more information about Be Bold and the March

make a bold move.”

5th celebration at bboldnow.com or on social media

-MADDIE HEYE

@BeBoldNow0308. “Admitting that I have at times been my own worst enemy and choosing not to dwell in that past, but rather create a brighter future for myself by empowering others, is my new truth.”

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how to get involved

01 TAKE ACTION – get involved with one of the businesses listed on the website or recommend a business or organization that supports women and need volunteers, financial or material donations or patronage of a business that is women-owned.

02 SHARE YOUR BOLD STORY – being bold is something that most women do every day. Join the community by sharing your bold story to inspire and support and celebrate other women.

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FOOD & WINE

ARTICLE HAYLEY HYER PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLETTE MARTIN

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TIP:

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If you have a babysitter who likes to cook, you could set out the instructions and ingredients for them to have something fun to do with your kids—it beats ordering pizza again!

3

ingredients + Prep

Depending on what you order, you may need some of your own supplies. When you select your meals, think about what you will need to cook the food in and if any other kitchen utensils would be helpful. Have them ready to go so you don’t have to make any last-minute trips to the store, defeating the purpose of getting your box delivered! Look over the prep times and cook times to ensure you won’t be rushed, and have fun! If the meals are foods you would enjoy reheated, you could do all of your cooking the day you get the box to meal prep for your week, or you can just store the ingredients to the other meals in your fridge and cook them throughout the week.

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FOOD & WINE (CONTINUED)

5

let’s eat!

This is the really fun part! It’s time to start taste-testing. Make a note tab in your phone for tracking what you love and what isn’t your favorite. That way, when it’s time to select more meals, you know what you have tried and what you absolutely have to try again. Don’t forget to ask your family what was a hit and a miss. Who knows—maybe the kids love some of the Purple Carrot recipes and don’t even notice how many veggies they are eating!

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MARCH

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

2

7

14

THE SUN IS A COMPASS: A 4,000-MILE JOURNEY

THE CABERNET CLASSIC

KIRKLAND SHAMROCK RUN

Seattle REI -

11910 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA

25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive, Kirkland, WA

222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA

Join us for our 9th Annual event

The Kirkland Shamrock Run is a fun-

Travel alongside birds, bears, and

featuring the class act & king of the

filled road race celebrating Kirkland,

caribou and discover the won-

grapes, The Cabernet Classic at the

healthy living, and St. Patrick’s Day!

der of the north via a 4,000-mile

new Porsche Bellevue. The event

Come join multitudes of other Irish

human-powered

the

helps raise funds for one of the NW’s

culture enthusiasts on to run or

Arctic. Alaskan author, adventurer,

favorite local charities, Talk It Up

walk through downtown Kirkland.

and wildlife biologist Caroline Van

TV's "Be Kind" changing the world

Benefiting local non-profits, this event

Hemert will present images, film,

thru positive messaging and acts of

has become a tradition for many area

and readings from The Sun is a

kindness for those in need.

residents. Be sure to join the post-

journey

Marina Park -

Porsche Bellevue -

to

Compass. Please join us to share in the triumphs, near-misses, and thrills of this epic adventure!

race party at Wilde Rover for a pint!

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EMERALD CITY COMIC CON

FREE FIRST FRIDAY AT BAM

Emerald City Comic Con is the

Bellevue Arts Museum -

show for creators and fans alike

500 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

510 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA

March 12-15, 2020. ECCC is a cel-

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand

BAM's Free First Friday program

ebration of fandom from every

Marshals and the Honorary Parade

offers free admission to the Museum

corner of the nerdy galaxy, coming

Grand Marshal will lead Seattle’s 49th

the first Friday of each month. The

together in an inclusive, creative,

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade up

Museum has extended hours from

and collaborative atmosphere each

4th Ave, traveling north from James

11am – 8pm, and offers special lec-

year in downtown Seattle. We are a

St. to Westlake Park. Participants are

tures, tours, presentations, and pro-

community of shared interest, avid

invited to travel for free via the Monorail

gramming throughout the day.

passion, and skilled craft.

to the Seattle Center for closing cere-

Washington State Convention Center 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA

SEATTLE’S 2020 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

King County Administration Building -

monies at 2:30 pm in the Armory.

6

13

CULTURAL CROSSROADS FESTIVAL

THE WIZARD OF OZ

15600 NE 8th St., Bellevue, WA

11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

This year's Cultural Crossroads

A one-hour spectacle of pure won-

3rd & Mercer, Seattle, WA

Festival will run March 6-8, 2020.

der, based on the classic tale The

In its 36th year, the St. Patrick’s Day

Admission is free. The multi-cul-

Wonderful

This

Dash continues to welcome spring

tural celebration will feature a

production is a stimulating expe-

for the Greater Seattle running

world of entertainment with over

rience in the magical world of live

community. It's a family tradition

30 cultural music and dance per-

theatre and dance, recommended

that

formances on two stages, an inter-

for younger audiences, ages 5-12.

with Young Leprechauns Dash 1K

national bazaar and exhibits.

Our performance features talented

before the 3-mile run. It is one of

Festival hours:

dancers from the International Ballet

the Northwest’s best running par-

Friday, March 6: 5pm – 9pm

Academy, the preparatory school of

ties. Costumes adorn thousands of

Saturday, March 7: 10am – 9pm

the International Ballet Theatre.

Northwest fitness enthusiasts where

Crossroads Mall -

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Meydenbauer Theatre -

Wizard of

Oz.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY DASH Seattle Center -

attracts

many

generations

everyone is Irish for the day.


21 MERCER ISLAND HALF-MARATHON

Mercer Island Community and Event Center 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island, WA

Every year, thousands of runners and walkers cross the finish line at the annual springtime running of Mercer Island Rotary’s Half Marathon which includes 10K and 5K races along with a Kids’ Dash, all designed to help raise funds and awareness to fight colon cancer and to benefit an array of other charitable causes.

22 UW CHERRY BLOSSOM RUN

UW Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA

Kick off spring with this destination event and spring time tradition! It's Washington's most beautiful run/ walk as participants start at an urban wildlife sanctuary and head to one of the nation's most iconic cherry blossom displays - all in the heart of Seattle’s renowned UW campus!

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many also offer two-course lunches

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visit new award-winning restaurants

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and rediscover old favorites.

Do not miss your chance to expe-

Based on one of our beloved

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highest-profile off-road motorcycle

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racing championship in the world.

the whole family to BAM for an

Monster Energy AMA Supercross,

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MEET THE C O N T R I B U TO R S

OUR CONTRIBUTORS

LISA SCHREINER KARA MERCER

Lisa possesses more than 15

Kara Mercer is a commercial and editorial photographer and art director based in Seattle. Known for her use of light and her eye for creative direction, Kara

believes

every

image

should stand strongly on its own while also contributing a unique yet complementary voice when serving as part of a collection. Instagram: @_KaraMercer Website: KaraMercer.com

years of collective experience bridging the nonprofit, public policy and strategic marketing and communications

sectors.

She

has appeared both in local and national journals and news outlets as a spokeswoman and guest writer. A true PNW native, Lisa has proudly called the Eastside home for nearly 20 years. She is mom to two toddler boys and a sweet puppy, and wife to an NCAA Division I soccer coach. Instagram: @MrsLisaSchreiner

Susan G is a singer/songwriter, lifestyle writer, and influencer. A Seattle native and WSU alum (Go Cougs) Susan enjoys trying out new restaurants in Seattle and workouts that trick her into thinking she’s at a party instead of a gym. She loves to travel, will try almost anything once, and is a sucker for a craft cocktail. Find music and

ELIZABETH PODLESNIK Elizabeth is a lifestyle and editorial photographer based in Seattle. With a background in fashion, she is consistently drawn to an artistic yet timeless style. Inspiration is drawn from a variety of elements found through travel, architecture, old photographs and daily life–the then and now. Elizabeth is available for travel worldwide. Instagram: @ElizabethPodlesnik Website: ElizabethPodlesnik.com

lifestyle vlogs on her youtube channel (Susan G Music) and

MEILI CADY Meili Cady is an author, blogger, and news personality based in Seattle. Her first book, Smoke, was published by HarperCollins in 2015 and chosen by Elle Magazine as a Reader’s Prize Pick. She’s an editor/anchor at KIRO Radio, and her work has been published on Refinery 29 and Narcity Media. Instagram:  @meilicady  Facebook: @MeiliCadyWriter Website:  theflannelpersuasion.com

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SUSAN GEORGE

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hear about the various projects she and her husband Jake are working on through their Apple Podcast, “Under the influence with the Georges.” Instagram: @susangmusic Website: susangmusic.com


“Tennyson is great to work with - friendly, responsive and knowledgeable. I’d highly recommend her to friends and family.� - Jonathan P.

Protecting What Matters Most Home | Auto | Business | Life

Tennyson Jacobson Agency Owner

425-888-0553 tjacobson@farmersagent.com farmersagent.com/tjacobson

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BECAUSE MOST HOME BUYERS BEGIN THEIR SEARCH ONLINE, IT IS IMPERATIVE TO MAINTAIN THE WIDEST COVERAGE AND EXPOSURE FOR YOUR HOME. WHILE YOUR LISTING IS ADDED TO THE VAST ARRAY OF SYNDICATION SITES, WE ALSO FOCUS ON THE CHANNELS MOST LIKELY TO REACH POTENTIAL BUYERS. WE STRATEGICALLY GIVE YOUR HOME OPTIMUM EXPOSURE ACROSS THE MOST MEDIA AND REAL ESTATE PLATFORMS.

WE PERSONALLY MONITOR POPULAR LISTING SYNDICATION SITES To establish accuracy and continuity, we monitor and maintain your listing on popular syndication sites. By reviewing this network of partner sites, we diligently analyze the data and correct any anomalies found to ensure updated information is displayed.

“vdbcompass.com is my one-stop-shop for viewing my listing, getting team updates, and syndication! ” JOHN & JULIE

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OUR WEBSITE By leveraging these unique web sites, we individually focus on the lifestyles and demographics of potential Home Buyers in our region and abroad, to reach afuent Sellers and Buyers. Based on their searches, we ďŹ ne tune our websites to optimize our exposure within the urban cores and surrounding areas. In addition, each listing is natively translated and maintained on our Chinese website.

Mark von der Burg

Sr. Compass Founding Broker | Seattle 206.245.9185 Seattle

425.882.8821 Eastside


“We have a common goal: Successful project. Happy architect. Happy clients. That’s the goal.” Matt Cantrell Superintendent WITH ROBERTS GROUP FOR six YEARS

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