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FEBRUARY 2020

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2020 PUBLISHER

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

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

Chad Jensen

The Art Issue FEBRUARY IS OUR MONTH OF ART, AND AS YOU READ ABOUT THE LOCAL

LAYOUT DESIGNER

Dana Rudolph CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Camille Paterson, Lisa Schreiner, Meili Cady

ARTISTS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND THEIR STORIES OF SELF-EXPRESSION, WE

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

HOPE THAT YOU TOO ARE INSPIRED TO PURSUE YOUR CREATIVE SIDE. And

Life N Light, Chris Benzakein

just in case you need a little extra inspiration, I’ve included a list of favorite quotes to get your creativity juices flowing: 1. "The creative adult is the child who survived." — Ursula Leguin 2. "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul."  — Dieter F. Uchtdorf 3. "Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones." — Bruce Garrabrandt 4. "Everything you can imagine is real." — Pablo Picasso 5. "You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have." — Maya Angelou 6. "Creativity is intelligence having fun." — Albert Einstein 7. "To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it." — Kurt Vonnegut 8. "Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." — Mary Lou Cook 9. "The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense." — Pablo Picasso 10. "Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way." — Edward de Bono We hope this issue encourages you to find what makes you feel alive—and to go do it. 

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2020

FEATURES 18 Locals Who Made It Curated Creations From Some of Our Favorite Makers in the Region

20 When Art Comes Calling Four Local Artists Open Up About How Art Came Calling

24 Blooming Floral Design Erin Benzakein Brings the Creation, Art and Connection of Flowers to a New Level

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32 Out with the new, in with the old

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32 DEPARTMENTS 8

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Local’s Choice

32 Renovate & Refine 36 Lifestyle Calendar 40 Our Contributors


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GOOD TIMES

“Best of Bellevue” 2019 Awards Bellevue Lifestyle Magazine hosted our first annual "Best of Bellevue" event to honor the 2019 winners, who won their title from community and reader votes. The sold-out event was hosted at Central Bar + Restaurant. Full photo album of party and attendees can be found on Bellevue Lifestyle's Facebook page. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LIFE N LIGHT

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GOOD TIMES

TEDxSeattle Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary TEDxSeattle celebrated its 10th year of gathering the PNW’s most thought-provoking artists, activists, researchers and innovators to share big ideas with the Seattle community. The day-long event was packed with inspiring speakers and performers who presented talks from the fields of medical research, art, technology, philanthropy and more. For information on TEDxSeattle 2020, visit TEDxSeattle.com.

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AROUND TOWN Man offers an up close look at the jewelry created for and during the festival. Exhibit runs January 24, 2020 - June 14, 2020 at Bellevue Arts Museum.

SAMMAMISH SYMPHONY PRESENTS RHAPSODIC, TENDER LYRICISM: BEETHOVEN'S ROMANCES Start the new year on a musical note with the Sammamish Symphony as they present a program featuring Tchaikovsky's colorful Symphony No. 2 and continue their celebration of Beethoven's 250th anniversary with performances of his two Romances for violin and orchestra featuring radiant soloist Maria Sampen, and his

46TH ANNUAL BDA CELEBRATION

Gratulations-Menuett. Howard Hanson's orchestral theme-and-variations Mosaics rounds out

Come celebrate Downtown Bellevue’s tremen-

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changes coming to our city. Our keynote speaker is Dave Clark, SVP of Worldwide Operations at Amazon. The celebration takes place on February 6, 2020 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Cocktail hour is at 5:30pm, and the dinner program begins at 6:45pm. Ticket prices vary, register at: bellevuedowntown.com.

CHOP SHOP: BODIES OF WORK CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work returns to Meydenbauer Center Theatre on February 15 & 16, 2020 for a 13th  year of outstanding contemporary dance! Each year CHOP SHOP serves up a unique sampling of contemporary

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from diverse backgrounds and possessing strong individual voices, the presented artists are united

Since 1986, the Burning Man event has drawn

through the contemporary language of dance and

tens of thousands of makers to Nevada’s Black

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building, and radical self-expression. Artists create large-scale and interactive works, as well as portable and personal works of art for gifting and exchange. Playa Made: The Jewelry of Burning 16

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fit under one roof at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Bellevue. The lineup explores every aspect of bluegrass and related acoustic music featuring internationally acclaimed and emerging artists alike.   A 4-day pass is good for all shows, dances, jams, vendor exhibits and festival workshops from Thursday through Sunday. Single day tickets are also available, and encouraged.  Festival goers are welcome to visit the "Jam Suites" on site and play along with others.  Over 45 vendors are available throughout the hotel to visit.  Luthiers, instruments and instrument accessories, apparel, soaps, beef jerky and jewelry are just a sample of what is available. Don't  miss this award winning

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Join us as we celebrate “Spring Fever” with over 30 display gardens, 100 free seminars and workshops, and thousands of treasures in the garden marketplace. The Northwest Flower & Garden Festival is the best annual event to gather ideas and inspiration for beautiful living spaces. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting to dig in the dirt, there’s something for everyone! Festival runs February 26, 2020 - March 1, 2020 at Washington State Convention Center. Find more information at: gardenshow.com.

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The 4-day festival (Feb 20-23) returns to Bellevue with a stellar lineup celebrating bluegrass music

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

Locals Who Made It CURATED CREATIONS FROM SOME OF OUR FAVORITE MAKERS IN THE REGION

SHOPPING LOCAL HAS NEVER BEEN THIS CHIC AND THIS ACCESSIBLE. Our region is burgeoning with talented men and women who have spent years honing their skills and are eager to share them with the community. You can find these makers and their creations online, in their studios, at Sunday markets, or at one of the many colorful craft fairs throughout the year. Whether you prefer arts and crafts or are simply interested in perfecting the art of drinking barrel-aged craft liquor, you are all but guaranteed to find a local who made it. 

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WHEN ART COMES CALLING

FOUR LOCAL ARTISTS OPEN UP ABOUT HOW ART CAME CALLING

IF I CAN BRING SOME KIND OF INSPIRATION INTO THIS WORLD, THEN I FEEL LIKE THAT IS MY JOB AND SATISFACTION.�

ELINA DMITRUK OIL PAINTER Photographer-tured-painter Elina Dmitruk credits her early interest in art to a childhood friend who also was drawn to art. They began their journey with art together at a young age and have continued to push each other and support each other in their prospective careers, twenty years later. Elina is the first artist in her family, she began painting at nine years old and dabbled in everything initially until she discovered oil. She was 12 or 13 years old, taking a private art class with a Russian instructor, when she began to learn the basics of painting with oil and she continued to teach herself. Photography inspires Elina’s artwork, and she translates photos into her own style. For passion pieces, she loves painting mountains and nature, and for commission pieces she typically paints portraits, providing her the perfect balance. Prior to committing full-time to artwork three years ago, she worked as a photographer, giving her a unique perspective to her artwork. She always begins with a photograph, sometime even combining multiple photos, and spends several weeks planning before prepping the canvas. The entire process can take anywhere from two months up to a year. She puts so much texture into her art, it can take weeks to dry before beginning the next layer. Elina also paints live at Zoka Coffee Roasters and Tea Company ARTICLE LISA SCHREINER | PHOTOGRAPHY LIFE N LIGHT

in Kirkland. An easel sits in the shop, and she is able to paint when she is in the neighborhood. Find her work on social: @art.by.elina or at artbyelina.com.

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DON AND RYAN CLARK

CO-OWNERS, INVISIBLE CREATURE

For brothers Don and Ryan Clark, art was an inevi-

They began their first company in 2000 and strictly

table path for them before they were even born. Their

designed album art. A few years later, they found

grandfather spent most of his life as an illustrator, most

themselves designing gig posters for bands, which are

notable for NASA, and their father is a master wood-

posters that fans would buy and hang in their homes

worker. As long as Don could remember, he wanted to

and offices. Their artwork began gaining attention from

be an artist. Today, he and his brother own a company

larger companies and before they knew it, Don and Ryan

together, creating commercial illustrations.

found themselves diving headfirst into the advertising

However, if you were to ask them, they would tell you it didn’t begin with traditionally. Music was their catalyst into the world of art.

world. Invisible Creature was born. Their artwork is inspired by the mid-century era, it is the era they love and are inspired by. Some of their most

As teenagers in the 90s, they frequently found them-

notable projects include: Grammy-award winning album

selves at Tower Records, listening to music for hours.

art for the Foo Fighters, the mural on the Cinerama

Their love of music only grew stronger, and they played

Theater in Seattle as well as stamps for the post office

in bands and gained momentum as they made records

and work for many large companies like Target and Nike.

and eventually got signed by a label and started touring.

See their work: @icreature and invisiblecreature.com.

It was the hey-day of MTV2 and punk rock and alternative music was all the rage. While the brothers were touring and playing, they began to designing record albums for themselves and friends.

“WE’VE JUST BEEN INFLUENCED BY THE ARTS EVER SINCE WE CAN REMEMBER, AND I DIDN’T REALLY HAVE A BACKUP PLAN.”

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WHEN AR T COMES CALLING (CONTINUED)

ELENA MAQUE

VOCALIST AND SAXOPHONE PLAYER

A native of Russia, Elena Maque had always felt drawn to music and at the age of 14, the call was undeniable, and she simply could not say no. She had said no to music once before, when as a third-grader she had been accepted into an exclusive music school. After three grueling weeks, the wonder and joy of music disappeared and she completely quite music. However, sitting in a church in St. Petersburg, Russia five or six years later, listening to visiting musicians, she heard the most beautiful sounds she had ever heard, and it resonated so deeply within her, she began to weep. The song was “Amazing Grace” and the instrument was the saxophone. She began to take some private lessons and within a year she was accepted into a jazz school in St. Petersburg after high school, and she graduated from the music college. Fast-forward to 2008, when she moved to the United States. She found herself in Seattle without any friends or music connections. She was introduced to the Russian community and she began to play at different churches in the area and met a fellow saxophone player who introduced her to the Seattle music community. Elena joined a big band and stayed with them for about a year before beginning her own act. She had a vision of what she wanted, and she frequented jam sessions

I LOVE TO SHOW THAT MUSIC IS SO UNIVERSAL AND VAST, AND WE SHOULD NEVER LIMIT OURSELVES TO JUST ONE STYLE OR GENRE.”

and went out of her way to meet musicians. Despite her connection with the saxophone, she began with piano as a young girl. She still uses the piano as her primary

While she initially fell in love with jazz, she also enjoys a vari-

composition tool. Elena also has recently begun singing and it

ety of musical styles. Her love of discovering new things has

has become one of her main instruments. She was surprised to

led her to create an album that is very eclectic, consisting of

find that she enjoys singing as much as playing the saxophone.

many styles that are intertwined, very much a playlist style as

“I really love exploring and my voice is like another instrument

opposed to a traditional album. Her album is due out in 2020.

to explore…there is a lot more opportunity,” she explains. 22

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Learn more on social @elenamaque or at elenamaque.com.


IF YOU WANT TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT – YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO TRY IT NOW. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS IN A VERY FUN SPOT RIGHT NOW.”

AUDIO ENGINEER & SOUND DESIGNER, LOST BOYS STUDIOS

MILO EUBANK

landed an internship at the biggest studio in the city at the time – Robert Lang Studios. During his internship, his “real” recording stuNamed after Miles Davis, Milo Eubank cannot remember a time

dio experience began. He was able to work on albums for Kesha and

without music. There is no singular memory of an introduction to

Macklemore, and one thing led to another, eventually leading to his

music; Milo only remembers a lifetime of growing up with music. His

own studio. Currently, he owns Lost Boys Studios in Seattle.

father dabbled in audio engineering before he and his siblings were born, perhaps setting the course of his son’s future.

Over Milo’s career, he has worked on Grammy-award winning tracks and albums. One of his favorites is “Praying” by Kesha. “It is

“Growing up, I was in and out of bands from roughly from 13 years

sentimental to me because it is a song that was an accident…but

old until about 23…” says Milo. The guitar was his initial instrument

it was her comeback and got nominated for multiple Grammy’s. I

but eventually led him to the piano and drums. Despite playing in the

proposed to my now-wife during those Grammy’s.”

band, Milo found himself more interested in what the engineers were doing in the studio than playing in his band.

The music industry has evolved in the last decade. Milo explains, “Entire albums used to be the focus, with the label choosing the

With a music theory background, Milo began to produce and

singles – the consumer is completely running the market now, we

help others structure their songs properly and fell in love with the

have one-hit singles and don’t have to worry about full albums.”

technical side of it – it was fascinating. “I love problem-solving,

He is excited about the music industry and where it is at the

and audio engineering is one big puzzle.”

moment. He describes it as a “cool time in music where people

With two years of music theory study completed at Shoreline Community College, Milo went on to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA to complete his degree. He returned to Seattle and

are collaborating a lot more than before without boundaries because of the volume of independent artists.” Learn more on social @miloeubank or at mixedbymilo.com. February 2020 | Bellevue Lifestyle

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BLOOMING FLORAL DESIGN ERIN BENZAKEIN BRINGS THE CREATION, ART AND CONNECTION OF FLOWERS TO A NEW LEVEL

ERIN BENZAKEIN, FOUNDER OF FLORET

garden, but that were not typically thought

AND AUTHOR OF THE AWARD-WINNING

of as bouquet material, such as herbs,

BOOK, FLORET FARM’S CUT FLOWER

vegetables, and fruit on the branch. My

GARDEN, LEARNED HER LOVE FOR

arrangements celebrated the best of what

FLOWERS DURING HER SUMMER VISITS

was in season and each bouquet captured

TO “GRAMMY’S” COUNTRY HOME. There

a fleeting moment in time.”

she was given the name, “little flower girl” and

She starts every bouquet or art piece with

was in charge of creating all of the nightstand

a stroll through her large fields of rare flowers,

bouquets. In 2001 she and her family decided

including many she and her team have engi-

to leave the City of Seattle behind and pur-

neered and sourced, and gathers  those that

sue their passion of a more intentional life,

bloom and materials that grab her attention.

where they could connect with nature daily in

When asked how she would describe her

Washington’s Skagit Valley.

design aesthetic, she says, “I aim to mimic the

There, with an overflowing garden, she

way flowers grow in nature to show off their

started creating bouquets for friends and

inherent traits.” Benzakein loves to create with

neighbors. Soon the word got out, and

vibrant, unique flowers but her favorite flowers

people she didn’t even know asked if they

are sweet peas, Iceland poppies and dahlias.

could order her creations. She loved the

After creating pieces unlike anything any-

joy, emotion and connection giving flow-

one had ever seen, she realized that many

ers created, even for two strangers and felt

people wanted to learn how to create pieces

she found her calling.  

as well. She began to share with the world

Benzakein says, “I began experimenting with ingredients that grew in my own

through her blog, workshops and her first book, Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden. 

ARTICLE CAMILLE PATERSON | PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS BENZAKEIN

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ERIN BENZAKEIN, FOUNDER OF FLORET AND AUTHOR OF THE AWARD-WINNING BOOK, FLORET FARM’S CUT FLOWER GARDEN, IN HER FLOWER GARDEN. 

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BLOOMING FLOR AL DESIGN (CONTINUED)

BENZAKEIN AND HER FAMILY RUN FLORET, A FLOWER FARM SPECIALIZING IN GROWING UNIQUE, UNCOMMON AND HEIRLOOM FLOWERS.

Benzakein, considered one of the nation’s leading “farmer-florists,” runs Floret, a flower farm specializing in unique, uncommon and heirloom cut flowers. What started as a small family garden has now grown into a bustling business at the forefront of the seasonal flower movement. From the beginning, Erin has made education her focus, first with on-the-farm workshops, and now with her six-week online course to teach flower lovers around the world how to grow, harvest and sell seasonal flowers on a small scale. Floret’s online shop sells their favorite cut flower seeds, bulbs, supplies and gardening tools. The farm has recently expanded from its original 2-acre plot, thanks to the purchase of the 25-acre farm next door, and Erin is especially excited to continue testing and breeding new varieties of cut flowers.

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“I quickly discovered that nearly everyone struggled with the same things I had: how to approac h c olor, ba sic mechanics, proper ingre dient selection, and most i m p o r t a n t l y , c o n f i d e n c e .” Erin Benzakein


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BLOOMING FLOR AL DESIGN (CONTINUED)

Benzakein is about to release her second book, A Year in Flowers, in February. When asked what made this book different from her first, she responded, “I quickly discovered that nearly everyone struggled with the same things I had: how to approach color, basic mechanics, proper ingredient selection, and most importantly, confidence. After teaching hundreds of students how to create natural looking arrangements, I developed a tried-and-true process that reduces the guesswork and results in beautiful bouquets every time. In this book, I detail the basics of getting started with floral design, key ingredients, essential techniques, and ideas for every season.” She is passionate about people connecting through flowers. Her new book will allow the everyday artist to come alive in their very own home and way, unlike her first book, Cut Flower Garden, which was about growing flowers. She says, “A Year in Flowers is not just an invitation to incorporate local blooms into life’s biggest milestones and everyday events. It’s also a salute to the many dedicated farmers who work tirelessly to grow beautiful flowers for their local communities.”

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ERIN BENZAKEIN WILL RELEASE HER SECOND BOOK IN FEBRUARY 2020.

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BLOOMING FLOR AL DESIGN (CONTINUED)

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RENOVATE & REFINE

OUT WITH THE

NEW IN WITH THE

old WE’RE SHARING TIPS, TRICKS + UNIQUE WAYS TO INCORPORATE YOUR ANTIQUE ITEMS INTO YOUR HOME

ANTIQUES ARE MAKING A COMEBACK. Whether you’re an antique aficionada, a thrifty thrifter or new to the whole concept of vintage revival; whether it’s a hand-me-down, a thrift-store-find or just something cool you stumbled upon at an estate sale; endless opportunities exist to effortlessly incorporate retro, vintage, antique or whatever-you-want-to-call-them items into different parts of your modern home.

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WHAT IT IS Antique Chest STYLE IT Coffee Table PRO TIP Revive solid-wood pieces with little actual value by refinishing the wood to your liking.

Don’t be afraid to do something different, and don’t take things too seriously. If the piece you’re working with doesn’t have any real value, you have so many options to liven it up, including paint, finish and hardware.

Make your piece multi-purpose by turning the lid into a game table or by storing your cocktail accessories inside for an easy-access mini bar!

Spread the vintage love. Use antiques strategically and as accent pieces to keep your overall aesthetic from coming off as too dated.

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Repurpose old tins, mugs, teacups or storage containers into succulent gardens. Because succulents have shallow root systems, they can survive (and thrive!) in smaller spaces.

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WHAT IT IS

PRO TIP

Antique Bicycle

Incorporate multiple

STYLE IT

plants through the use

Plant Stand

of various baskets.


WHAT IT IS Vintage books + tchotchkes

Bookends + Paperweights PRO TIP Display vintage books (or vintage-looking books!) as a visual focal point on nightstands, shelves + coffee tables.

item

STYLE IT

tips Create the most impact by displaying (not hiding!) items that carry the best stories or sentimental value. We love the use of incorporating these smaller figurines as bookends and paperweights.

Make it art. Don’t be afraid to display unique pieces as wall art. Consider creating a gallery wall that mixes vintage photographs, prints, mirrors and china.

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FEBRUARY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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THE CLIMB/YOGA EXPERIENCE

KIRKLAND'S ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE WINE WALK

WALLA WALLA WINE IN SEATTLE GRAND TASTING

Seattle REI -

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McCaw Hall -

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and cool-down yoga poses that com-

This 21 and over  event

com-

Connect with 50 Walla Walla Valley

pliment any climber's developing or

mences Friday, February 7, 2020,

wineries and winemakers and sam-

existing skills. A great end to any day,

at 6 PM at the Heathman Hotel,

ple, side-by-side, the wine crafted

join us for this exciting cross-training

Kirkland Avenue. Grab some friends

from the unique growing sites of

opportunity. No experience neces-

and embark on a wine adventure of

the Walla Walla Valley AVA and sur-

sary and all levels of yogi and climber

Kirkland downtown galleries, bou-

rounding areas.

are welcome. All climbing and yoga

tiques and businesses. Meet wine-

equipment is provided.

makers from some of Washington’s finest wine producers, and breweries.

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Sip, stroll and shop around the north-

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guest. Relax and enjoy the shore-

Join KCTS 9 and Rick Steves for a first

Our Lunar New Year Celebration

line views of waterfront estates and

look at his new special Hunger & Hope:

is one of the largest events of its

local landmarks as your Captain

Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala. In

kind in the region and showcases

narrates the sights.

this hour-long special, Rick trav-

diversity, richness and culture of the

els through Ethiopia and Guatemala,

Asian community. The celebration

learning from locals and experts about

includes traditional dragon and lion

key aspects of extreme poverty and

dances, martial arts, Japanese Taiko

how we can beat it. This screening will

Drumming, and other cultural perfor-

be followed by a Q+A with Rick Steves.

mances on the Main Stage.

west’s prettiest waterfront destination.

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featuring

bingo

games,


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enjoy special features including sem-

VALENTINE'S CONCERT AT THE CONSERVATORY

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1400 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112

VALENTINE'S CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL CLASS

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inars and wine tasting.

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for

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positions. If you have been looking for a

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CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS

job you don't want to miss this excit-

the greenhouse. Warm air, lush plants,

Learn to create champange cocktails,

ing hiring event. Professional Dress is

twinkling lights and sweet melodies.

featuring Veuve Clicquot and Moët

required and please bring additional

This event is a fundraiser. Proceeds go

& Chandon. Join Goldfinch Tavern’s

copies of your resume.

to Friends of The Conservatory.

Wesley Johnston as you make three cocktails with your special someone.

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SEATTLE HOME SHOW

20 WINTERGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL Hyatt Regency Bellevue -

WORLD WHISKEY FORUM 2020

900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Westland Distillery - 2931 1st Avenue

Festival runs February 20-23, 2020.

The Seattle Home Show is the

South, Suite B, Seattle, WA 98134

Wintergrass 2020 Lineup includes: Bela

Northwest’s

consumer

Westland Distillery hosts the 3rd

Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Darrell

home show with everything for the

World Whisky Forum in February

Scott, The Kruger Brothers, We Banjo

home – indoors and out – in down-

of 2020. The World Whisky Forum

Three, Kate Lee & Forrest O’Connor,

town Seattle at CenturyLink Field

is an exciting meeting place for the

John Reischman & the Jaybirds,

Event Center. The Spring show will

new wave of distilleries and whisky

Väsen, The Special Consensus, Trio

present hundreds of exhibits includ-

stakeholders from around the world

Brasileiro, Che Apalache, I Draw Slow

ing builders, remodelers, the latest

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appliances and fixtures, decorating,

course, craftsmanship first.

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FEBRUARY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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REI PINNACLE AND PINTS

THE DINNER DETECTIVE INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERY SHOW

Seattle REI -

222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Heathman Hotel -

What's better than an evening of

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climbing? Grabbing a beer after-

Shake up your date night, party night,

wards, of course! We'll start at

or girls-night-out with an interactive

the REI Climbing Pinnacle where

murder mystery! The Nation’s largest

we'll provide all the gear you need

interactive murder mystery dinner

and an expert REI host/belayer.

show is now playing in Kirkland If

After climbing, we'll conclude with a

you’re looking for something new and

short walk to one of our favorite local

different, join The Dinner Detective

watering holes where we'll relax as

for our hilarious and interactive

REI pays for the first round.

comedy dinner show.

22 FREE FAMILY DAY AT BAM: FULL STEAM AHEAD! Bellevue Art Museum -

510 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004

Create STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) with reus-

We are always accepting sub-

able materials! Bring the whole

missions for events you'd like to

family to BAM for an afternoon of

see included in our Calendar sec-

art making using recyclables we

tion. Submissions are accepted

use every day! All are welcome, best

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M E E T T H E C O N T R I B U TO R S 40

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LISA SCHREINER Lisa possesses more than 15 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 coach.  Instagram: @MrsLisaSchreiner

C A M I L L E PAT E R S O N Camille Paterson is an encourager, entrepreneur, coach, and empowerer of people. She thrives most when helping others step into their purpose and perfect fit. Based on 15 years of counseling and mentoring experience, building multiple successful businesses and nonprofits, Camille uses her degree in communications and certifications in leadership and coaching to connect uniquely with the core of each person and their business. Camille will help you break through barriers and motivate you to go not just where you want to go, but where you need to go. Instagram: @Camille_Paterson  @EmpowerandEmbolden Website: camillepaterson.com

LIFE N LIGHT They do more than take pictures. They offer an experience that will leave you with new confidence in yourself and the world around you. Life N Light pushes artistic boundaries to create images that are raw, real and timeless. They capture the real you. Instagram: @LifeNLight Website: LifeNLightPhoto.com

M E I L I C A DY 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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