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Treasure Hunt in the Coachella Valley

Finding the Hidden Gems of the Greater Palm...

Washingtonians love the oasis of greater Palm Springs. Many “snowbirds” winter in the California desert known as the Coachella Valley. Others come for a “rain getaway,” enjoying a few days to golf and lying next to the pool. With over 300 days of … read more

Teresa Stirling Art Studios

Theresa Stirling’s New Beeswax Painting Workshops

No time like now to learn something new — local artist Theresa Stirling has taken her in-studio workshops online by request. Stirling now offers a chance to learn the ancient art of painting with beeswax and fire — and to do it from … read more

Frog Creek

A Lodge and Treehouse Experience on the Key Pen

It’s one of West Sound’s best-kept secrets — a lovely little gem hidden in a 10-acre woods on the Key Peninsula. Frog Creek Lodge was built as a private residence for a large family in the mid-1970s. The original owner sold it in … read more

Rosedale Gardens

The Inspirational Rosedale Gardens and Nursery

If there’s one good thing that came with the COVID-19 virus in the past year, it’s the increased interest in the joys of gardening. With more time to spend at home and the need to fill the gaps left by social distancing, home … read more

A Pacific-slope flycatcher surveys its surroundings.

The Whistler in the Woods

Birders measure the arrival of spring not by a date on the calendar, but by the sounds of birds returning from winter warmth in the South. From March to May, over two dozen species of migrant songbirds arrive for breeding in West Sound. … read more

Perennial Vintners Melon de Bourgogne (Photo courtesy Jefte Sanchez)
The Sip

Unique Washington Wines

If you are a wine lover, you live in the right place for great wines. Washington is the second-largest producer of wine in the United States, behind California. Washington state has over 1,000 wineries and 400 different grape growers and produces over 70 … read more

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3 Grilling Hacks and Recipes for Plant-Based Summer Menus

Cooking and entertaining outdoors can bring friends and family back together, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Simple, flavorful recipes can be easy on the home chef yet still tasty and enjoyable for those at the table. One of the best parts … read more

The remodeled guest house

Remodeling — A Home and a Career

Frank Tweten calls his years at Tweten’s Lighthouse Restaurant his inherited position. His father established the restaurant and Frank grew up in the business, eventually taking it over and building it into a fine-dining establishment. But when retirement came a few years ago, … read more

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tankless water heater

Six Reasons to Consider Upgrading to Tankless Water Heaters

Homeowners are using spaces in different ways and relying on household appliances more frequently, and as a result they’re seeking smart upgrades that make life easier and more convenient. That’s why tankless water heaters are gaining popularity: These modern systems can make your … read more

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