Embers Restaurant, and the Most...

20th Feb, 2015

Later, when we talked about that dinner, we spoke with reverence of many things. The sky. The lanterns. The food.   But none of these could hold a candle to the bathroom. We…

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Groundhog Day, British Airways, and a...

29th Feb, 2012

– “There is never enough time,” Rand is fond of telling me, and I nod in agreement. It might as well be our mantra. I didn’t always feel this way.…

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Life at Home: Decapitated Snowman Cake

16th Jan, 2012

Yesterday, it snowed in Seattle. This is a rarity in the Pacific Northwest. We’re no strangers to precipitation, but not of the frozen variety. A sprinkling of snow tends to…

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Brown Betty Dessert Boutique: Home of...

5th Dec, 2011

– It is late Sunday night, and I’m staring at my computer screen, trying to figure where the time went. “How is the weekend already over?” I wonder (even after…

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Zach Anner: The Best Thing to Happen To...

29th Nov, 2011

The inner workings of my soul and a dark and hostile place. My husband has been with me for nearly 10 years, and there are still times when I will…

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Strawberry Hostess Cupcakes? SINCE WHEN?

23rd Aug, 2011

I’d like to think that I’m pretty up-to-speed on important, world-changing events. I read reddit daily. I’m following the situation in Libya. I heard about the passing of Jack Layton,…

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Awesome move, Kimpton hotels

7th Oct, 2010

I may have sustained a serious bump on my head during our last stay at a Kimpton hotel, because the French doors in our room decided to plot against me…

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Changing the name on a ticket, without...

30th Sep, 2010

– Disclaimer from my legal team (a.k.a., the voice inside my head that’s see one too many episodes of The People’s Court): I heard the following story from a friend.…

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