Long Distance Relationships

What I Ate Wednesday #2

What I Ate Wednesday #2

It was a rainy day on the west side here in Woodinville. Overcast, was it “gray” or was it *grey*? Either way, it was fitting as I hugged my Beau goodbye yesterday on the curb of the American Airlines terminal. I always get a case of the doldrums on the day of his departure, like the […]

Left Cold

“Are you cold?” Mom asks as she shuffles from her bedroom to the coffee pot. “Yes,” I reply. I look like a badly fashioned Michelin woman with PMS. I take note of the thickly knit infinity scarf that is wrapped around my neck two times, bulging like the collar of an elizabethan circus clown. Below […]

Designing the new Patit Creek Cellars tasting room in Spokane

Designing the new Patit Creek Cellars tasting room in Spokane

Creating the new Patit Creek Cellars tasting room in Spokane is a truly grand adventure. I have had the opportunity to re-invent my life, to be involved in an industry I am passionate about, and to develop a unique vision for entertaining a growing group of friends and family in the downtown Davenport District. Thank […]

How to celebrate together even when you are hundreds of miles apart

My beau and I have dreamed up a number of ways to feel close, even though we live 2,688 miles apart. Celebrations can be a challenge, especially when you are separated by three time zones. Still, we made the most of our New Year’s Eve together-apart. I sent him a very special bottle of wine, […]