This breathtaking view was captured by my friend Kirk Werner while fly fishing for steelhead on a rare sunny December day. It was a stupendous day for him, his friend, and his son Nik.
Situated on 36 acres at the summit of Cougar Mountain in coveted Bellevue, Belvedere is the only new home community with sweeping panoramic views including downtown Seattle skyline, the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The community is surrounded on three sides by Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and features oversized home sites with spacious, luxurious home designs. Belvedere is in the Issaquah school district and the incomparable natural setting provides a peaceful lifestyle only minutes from urban amenities. A total of 81 luxury homes will be in this breathtaking luxury neighborhood.
Currently the base price ranges from $929,950 for a 3771 sqft 3 story home to just over $1.1M for a 4264 sqft presale house. All homesites have a lot premium.
From a high rise in the Bellevue Towers, this view just as the sun was setting was breathtaking.
It’s no secret that I love Barbecue. In fact I crave it. To me, nothing brings out the flavor of food better than being cooked over an open fire. Meat that is slow cooked makes me salivate. Thus, I love sharing new discoveries. Here I am sharing a new discovery…Old School Barbecue(video). I hope you enjoy this and try it out if you happen to be driving outside of Monroe, WA.
A tradition for many as the harvest or fall season comes upon us is a trip to a Pumpkin Patch. We happen to have made a trip to Jubilee Farms in Fall City, WA which is full of fun things that will create lasting memories. Events such as folk music, escorted horse rides, hay bail mazes, and of course the pumpkin patch to find the numerous pumpkins make a day to remember.
Want a place to mountain bike? Welcome to the Duthie Hill Mountain Biking park created by mountain biking enthusiasts in conjunction with King County Parks & Rec. The caters to all skill levels and is a extremely fun. My first day out was a very humbling experience.
Richard Florida, author, analyst, champion of great cities – and a fellow writer for The Atlantic – has picked 10 great city neighborhoods on the rise for USA Today. These were mostly a bit gritty not long ago, but are now adding vitality practically by the day and embodying the rebirth of US cities.
South Lake Union, Seattle. “Tech start-ups have helped revitalize this once-derelict neighborhood, soon to be home to the headquarters of Amazon.com and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. ‘This is what the new urban creative economy looks like,’ Florida says.”
Kenmore Air, a local seaplane company that flies the Pacific Northwest services to Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands from downtown Seattle’s Lake Union and Kenmore at North Lake Union. (video)
Free iPhone Apps to be Given Away at Starbucks – Starting Tuesday, Aug. 23
Shazam Encore will be the first iPhone app which will be given away, a company spokesperson said. Starbucks has three locations in Sammamish. Starbucks is a partner with Patch.com.
Coffee drinkers who enjoy visiting Starbucks in Sammamish and the Seattle area can get a free iPhone app – beginning Tuesday at U.S.-operated and certain licensed stores, the company announced Monday.
The free iPhone app is part of Starbucks and iTunes expanded “Pick of the Week” program. Shazam Encore will be the first app available for free to people who visit Starbucks and get a “Pick of the Week” card, a company spokesperson said in an email.
The Shazam Encore app helps people identify songs they hear as well as provide tour information and recommendations. A lifetime subscription to Shazam Encore costs $5.99.
The app includes an option to share the music through Facebook and Twitter, the spokesperson said. It also has a feature called LyricPlay, which gives the words to the song. The app can be used on the iPad and iPod Touch.