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Washington Wine Country comes to Seattle

This week I spent an evening at a cool new spot in Seattle...Urban Enoteca. Open since December, this wine and event space in SoDo (South of Downtown) is a warehouse turned hip wine bar. You open the huge wooden doors of the warehouse and are transported into a wine land from Eastern Washington. With a [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:42-06:00Travel, Wine|

West Coast Book Tour Wine & Travel Adventures: Treveri Cellars

One of the great things about a West Coast Book Launch Tour (for my new book, KeeKee's Big Adventures in Paris, France) is there were great travel and wine experiences to be had...from Washington to Oregon to California! We started in Seattle which meant Washington wine. Just into town, a friend gave us a bottle [...]


The King of Oregon Wine: King Estate Winery

My first sip of King Estate wine was back in 2004 living in Seattle. Since then, they've been on my 'must visit wineries' list. When this year's Wine Bloggers Conference, to be held in Oregon, announced a pre-conference trip to Eugene with a King Estate Winery visit, I finally had my excuse to visit the [...]


URBAN Enoteca, The Next Generation Wine Bar

Check out my article in Palate Press on this next generation wine bar in Seattle, Washington. Palate Press is a modern electronic wine magazine, providing the most exciting and interesting wine content available today. Visit their site, follow them on Twitter and Facebook, and download their free iPad app for their magazine.  


I ♥ Amsterdam

I really do love Amsterdam. We had the great pleasure of living in this wonderful city (feels more like a town or village) for four years. Amsterdam was never on my list of places to go but when I made my first visit, I fell in love. It was a gorgeous sunny day in May...locals [...]


Spa’ing for Forty Years

Lots of 40th birthdays this year including my favorite chain day spa located in Seattle...Gene Juarez. Opened in 1971 in downtown Seattle, their second location was the original Nordstrom Salon in 1974. Today ten locations strong. My first Gene visit was ten years ago and after my lovely massage Saturday, I can say not much has [...]


Washington Wine Finds

In Seattle this week I've discovered two nice wines you might want to check out! Pasek Cellars 2007 Syrah  Pasek Cellars was started by Gene and Kathy Pasek in 1995. Located in Mount Vernon, Washington, their specialty is fruit wine but they ventured into Syrah. Grape Variety: 100% Syrah Aroma: Warm spice and berries. Taste: Extremely [...]


Portugal’s Refreshing Wine Experience

Enjoyed a fun bottle of Portuguese wine tonight, Casal Garcia White, picked up recently from Seattle Wine Outlet. It's fruity aromas and light body with citrus taste were the perfect pairing for our Coconut Chicken Noodle dish. Produced by Aveleda from the Vinho Verde appellation, it's made of Trajadura, Loureiro, Arinto and Azal grape varieties. Casal [...]


Give Pink Another Think

I'll admit that before living in Europe the site of pink wine automatically made me think of a sweet White Zinfandel. And needless to say, I'm not a fan. Now I see pink wine and I think Rosé, a lovely refreshing wine made from red grape varieties. The 'pink' comes from leaving the red grape [...]


I love lucy

On this Valentine's Day I thought I'd send some love out to my favorite yoga and active wear store... lucy! You gotta have the right gear for yoga and lucy is the place to get it! I became a fan living in Seattle when I discovered them at University Village. The staff is always friendly [...]