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La Perouse Bay, South Maui
Travel Bug

Maui Now: What to Know Before Visiting Maui During the Pandemic

Everyone could use a little Aloha right now. Living day to day during the pandemic has created stress in people’s lives. Jobs, families, health and economic futures hang in peril, while lockdown challenges sanity. Are you dreaming of some island time to shake … read more

Two special breads from one recipe
Our Daily Bread

Bread Fit for a King

Two special-occasion breads, one basic recipe

Nearly every culture throughout the Christian world enjoys a version of Kings Bread. A rich, brioche-style dough laden with butter, milk and eggs forms the basis for this “viennoiserie” — a bread leavened with yeast but enriched to make it almost a pastry … read more

Dicentra ‘Ruby Gold’

Dream Big — with New Plant Introductions

With the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival canceled for 2021, and with a few months left of rainy, cold winter to face, what’s a passionate gardener to do? Get out your paper and sharpen your pencils because it’s time to dream big. This … read more

A Classic Garden

A Classic Garden Passes On to the Future

Sometimes a garden that has been “installed” while a house is being built has an impersonal, landscaped look. Not so with this beautiful property on the banks of Bainbridge Island’s Hidden Cove. This garden reflects the aesthetics of the original owners, as they … read more

Bainbridge Island store
Design|Build 2021A

Small Business Series — Peninsula Paint Centers

A Paint Store for Any Job

To contractors, interior designers and homeowners, Ray and Diane Donahue could easily be called the king and queen of paint. The West Sound couple, who call Kingston home, own five paint stores, from Gig Harbor to Bainbridge Island, under the moniker of Peninsula … read more

The Essence of Home

The Essence of Home

Current times may not be normal but all hearts will still come home for the holidays. Reimagining holidays leads to thoughts about what a home is. The word itself triggers longings from a primal place where you intuitively know home is the heart … read more

Design Trends 2021
Design|Build 2021A

Design Trends in 2021 — Advice from the Experts

So many new trends coming our way for 2021. It’s been exciting to watch design ideas evolve. See what’s new in designs — from colors and furniture to flooring and surfaces. Every year, we gather our panel of design experts to discuss some … read more

Eileen Black, a realtor with John L. Scott Real Estate Bainbridge Island, said this style of garage door is contemporary looking "but not in a way that makes the home too modern looking ... It just pulls it into the 21st century. It can really make a house stand out." (Photo courtesy Kitsap Garage Door)
Design|Build 2021A

The Ol’ Garage Door — From Functional to Smart and Classy

National Curb Appeal Month (apparently, it’s a thing) was in August, and this year the focus was on garage doors. And for good reason. Once the sole domain of the family car, today’s garage serves a multitude of purposes. People play in them, … read more

The Berry Patch Kitchen Store

Fifty Years of Making Kitchens — And Cooks — Happy

She’s definitely the island’s small-biz matriarch. The Berry Patch Kitchen Store turned a half century old last year, and Jane Pomeroy, the longest-continuous solo owner of a Bainbridge Island retail shop, has been present ever since — unpacking boxes, rearranging displays and assisting … read more

Pony Up Rescue for Equines
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