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By TIMI GUSTAFSON, R.D.
Making resolutions at the turn of the year is a time-honored, albeit tiring, custom. It basically forces you to admit you were wrong to indulge in all these wonderful dinner parties and …

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In Good Company
November 27, 2013 – | Comments Off
In Good Company

BY ROSE DENNIS
More than $120,000 was raised at this year’s Wine at its Best fundraising event for Bellevue Lifespring on Oct. 5. This non-profit organization has been helping children and their families in our community …

The superhero’s guide to gift-giving | Loud & About
November 26, 2013 – | Comments Off
The superhero’s guide to gift-giving | Loud & About

It’s a bird! No, not the one you may or may not have consumed yesterday. It’s a plane! Oops, that’s a helicopter headed to the Hyatt. Look again! There is something or someone else in …

Baking basics: A recipe for holiday success
November 22, 2013 – | Comments Off
Baking basics: A recipe for holiday success

Whether your end-of-year festivities involve mistletoe and ho-ho-ho, a menorah and dreidel, or a kinara and seven colorful candles, holidays of all cultures seem to have one thing in common: baking. Food is an integral …

Chef’s Corner: For Jacky Lo, restaurants a great business career
October 11, 2013 – | Comments Off
Chef’s Corner: For Jacky Lo, restaurants a great business career

Jacky Lo, executive chef at Wild Ginger, took an unusual route to culinary success. A middle-of-the-road business student, Lo pleaded with his family to let him quit and follow his gut instinct, to learn how …

Playing Make-Believe: Bellevue’s A Masquerade offers high-quality costumes all year round
October 11, 2013 – | Comments Off
Playing Make-Believe: Bellevue’s A Masquerade offers high-quality costumes all year round

BY KEEGAN PROSSER
It all started with a single Alice in Wonderland dress. Well, it actually started with boxes and boxes of dresses. And shirts. And hats. And masks. Rather, a costume collection Kyra Stewart …

‘We’re in the boonies, ma’am’ | Loud & About
October 3, 2013 – | Comments Off
‘We’re in the boonies, ma’am’ | Loud & About

By Heija Nunn
Although the epic construction of the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge burned my original plans to visit the Alameda Point Antique Faire over Labor Day weekend, a friend reminded me that the town of …

Fall white wines that defy fashion faux pas
October 3, 2013 – | Comments Off

It might not be fashionable to wear white after Labor Day, but it is perfectly acceptable to drink white wine straight into autumn.
Here are several white wines we’ve tasted that are priced at $15. Look …

Making it work
August 30, 2013 – | Comments Off
Making it work

BY KEEGAN PROSSER // Fashion photos by Nate Gowdy
For the second year in a row the Bellevue Collection will present it’s Independent Designer Runway Show (IDRS) as part of Bellevue Fashion Week, and as the big …

Tips and tricks for your next summer soiree
August 19, 2013 – | Comments Off
Tips and tricks for your next summer soiree

Looking to throw an all-out summer soiree that is bound to be the talk of the neighborhood? Or maybe just an intimate barbecue with some of your friends? Don’t be afraid to explore new ideas …

Cool down, slim down with these summer drinks
August 19, 2013 – | Comments Off
Cool down, slim down with these summer drinks

Watching your weight doesn’t have to sentence you to a life of water and diet drinks. You can still keep this summer sweet without a lot of extra sugar and calories. Quench your thirst with …