December 2014

A Tale of Two Mikes

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” So opens Dickens’ classic Tale of Two Cities. This is also story of twos: two men, two very different lives. Of trial and redemption. Of humility and hope. And most of all, of the rewards, and joys, of giving. Michael [...]

December 17, 2014

The Inn at Port Gardner

The Inn at Port Gardner is the only waterfront hotel in downtown Everett, WA. It sits almost directly at the waters edge, with a small courtyard between the building and the shore where guests can sit and enjoy the view. Inside, the lobby is welcoming and beautiful, with high [...]

December 5, 2014

Distill My Heart: Falling in Lust at Mount Baker Distillery

From the comfort of my front seat, I quickly checked my trusty smartphone, to be sure I had the right address. I don’t know exactly what I’d been expecting when I’d made a date to explore Whatcom County’s first legal post-prohibition distillery operation, but the large [...]

December 3, 2014