July 2019 253 Lifestyle Magazine

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July 2019 253 Lifestyle Magazine

ISSUE NO. 07

JULY 2019

L I F E S T Y L E M A G A Z I N E

DUTIES OF THE COAST GUARD GO

BEYOND PARTY PATROLS

Q&A WITH MANFRED SCHARMACH

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Happy Independence day!

Summer is in full swing here in the 253, and we have been

fortunate to yet again compile stories that will warm your heart

and soul; stories about people, businesses and community—who

truly reflect what makes living here in the Pacific Northwest so

incredible.

In this issue of 253 Lifestyle Magazine, we highlight the Coast

Guard and the important role they play in patrolling the waters of

Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

We’re excited to share the story of family owned BMW Northwest,

with 2019 marking their 50th year in business, and the generous

work they do to help serve the community.

The arts abound at the annual Proctor Arts Fest, Tacoma’s biggest

one-day arts and music festival. This is a unique opportunity

for the community to chat with local artists, craftspeople and

entertainers. Mark your calendars for August 3 for this not-tomiss

event in the Proctor District!

If you’re looking to get away without having to travel too far,

paired with a multitude of award-winning wines and culinary

experiences sure to delight, you’ll want to read our travel story

featuring Spokane, Washington.

We hope you will take the time to sit back and relax, and enjoy our

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MISSION: SAVE LIVES: Boater

safety remains top priority to

overlooked branch of the military

Q&A WITH MANFRED

SCHARMACH: Head of the

only family owned BMW

dealership in Western WA

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A strong supporter of community

and charitable causes, we are

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Northwest on the July cover of

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daughter Maddie. You can read

more about this man and family

owned business in this month’s

Q&A on page 30.

Cover photo by Samantha Elise

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The Lowdown on Cabinetry: An art form

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Home

the lowdown on cabinetry

AN ART FORM UNTO ITSELF

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, INTERIOR DESIGNER

Cabinetry is often the first thing my clients and I choose when working on a new construction project or

kitchen remodel. Why? Because the cabinetry sets the tone for the entire room—and often the rest of the

house.

Cabinetry is really an art form unto itself. Not only does it have to be functional, but it needs to be beautiful and

durable as well. Yet, there are so many different types and styles it can be difficult to start. Cabinet boxes are the

storage units themselves. These often come in set size—counter height and multiple widths, though they can be

customized to include drawers, pullouts, doors and more. The key to selecting the correct sizes for your kitchen

is to really take a look at the things you have to store and where you like to store them. Do you like to keep dishes

overhead in upper units, or do you prefer a lower-unit dish drawer? The options are endless, but there are often only

a few that are exactly right for how you live and cook. Working with a good salesperson can really help streamline

this process.

After functionality comes style. Do you like a more ornate door and drawer combo? Something with a little more

detail works wonderfully in more traditional homes. I’m a fan of the Shaker style myself, but now there are usually

options within the Shaker style, some with a beaded molding, some plain. Some with a slab drawer front versus a

drawer with a border to match the door. Shaker works well with a variety of interiors—from modern to formal and

everything in between, which is why it is a go-to for designers.

Finally, there is the color to consider. While painted cabinetry is all the rage right now, people are often surprised to

find that painted styles typically cost more than their stained wood counterparts. This is because painted surfaces

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are more labor-intensive to produce and leave no room for

error—they must be smooth and blemish free. Typical woods

for cabinetry include beech (often considered builder-grade

for its affordability), alder, cherry, walnut and, of course, oak.

These can all be stained a variety of colors and are offered in an

array of styles. Beware, however, that not all woods are created

equal. Walnut, for example, while pricey, is soft and may ding

and dent more easily than other woods.

If, like me, you are a brave soul, you can paint your existing

cabinetry to give your kitchen and baths an updated look. I

used a primer and natural milk-based paint, which covered

well. Chalk paint is a popular option and covers well, also.

However, keep in mind that as with any paint job, the finished

product is only as good as the preparation. It pays to do a light

sanding, use a cleaning agent and degreaser, such as TSP, and

then always use a primer, which helps the paint adhere to the

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explore

your world

Sit back, close your eyes and picture

yourself on the beautiful open water

with the sun beating down on you. If

you try hard enough, you will be able

to hear the laughter and joy coming from

those who accompany you on this adventure.

Maybe it’s your children or friends. Or maybe

it’s just you and your significant other. For

many that may seem just like a dream, but it

can become a reality, and knowing where to

start and how to choose the correct boat for

your needs is important when making such

a large investment. Do you see yourself on a

pontoon boat? Do you and your family enjoy

waterskiing, wakeboarding and tubing? Perhaps

the tranquility of a sailboat is what appeals to

you most. Do you enjoy getting out in the early

morning hours and fishing?

Because each boat is specific and specialized,

what one you buy will be driven by what

activities you will want to enjoy while on the

water. Finding a boat to fit your activities, tastes,

needs of your crew and budget will require

research. One way to be exposed to a plethora

of options is to attend a boat show. Boat shows

typically can be found nationwide beginning in

fall going all the way into May. Spokane’s boat

show is usually in February of each year. The

next one in Seattle is scheduled for January 24

through February 1 of 2020. Boat shows will

afford you the opportunity to ask questions

of the experts and peruse the many options

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If entertaining friends while gliding

at lower speeds across the water while

making dinner on the grill is something

that you envision, a pontoon boat is the

perfect solution.

Begin by carefully considering what will give you the

optimal use of your new purchase. Is it realistic to think

you want something you can put on a trailer and haul from

home to water each time you want to use it? If not, be sure to

work into your budget the cost of a boat slip for the summer

months.

If entertaining friends while gliding at lower speeds across

the water while making dinner on the grill is something that

you envision, a pontoon boat is the perfect solution. They

have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks

to pontoon tube design, new boat-building materials,

innovations in outdoor fabrics and efficient outboard

engines. You can get one with the basics or go all out and

purchase one with a second story complete with a slide

for some family fun! Once thought of as slow-moving

vessels, today there are pontoon boats with as much as 900

horsepower and ones that can top speeds in the 60s. They also

come with performance pontoon “tube” packages, allowing

them to corner as well as some traditional fiberglass-hulled

boats.

If you are into watersports, there can be many factors to

consider when deciding what boat will best suit your needs.

According to Boating Magazine, each tow sport requires

its own specific wake characteristics. For instance, slalom

skiers want small wakes, whereas wakeboard riders and

wake surfers desire larger wakes. And for those who don’t

need one for a specific sport, there is a crossover boat that

allows you to ride, surf and ski.

In an August 2017 article, Boating Magazine reports, “A few

builders make crossover boats that let you ride, surf and ski,

such as the Malibu 20 VTX, Nautique G20, Supra SR and

the Tigé RZR. These boats typically use a V-drive engine,

but the shorter and lighter size along with empty ballast

tanks keep the wake smaller for recreational slalom skiing.”

If sailing is your thing, then the best advice is to start with

something small and perfect your skills before moving

up. Experts suggest that adults are best starting off with

something in the 22- to 27-foot range, (if kids will be

learning, they should start with something smaller). A boat

of this size is typically easy to sail, won’t capsize, has ample

room and is affordable. Take advantage of others’ knowledge

and ask local sailors for their advice as well.

If, after ample research and inquiries, you are still uncertain,

try renting a boat for a day. There are many places available

to rent anything from small speed boats to larger pontoons.

It is best to take advantage of these opportunities before

making an investment you may quickly regret.

So you’ve come to your decision, and it’s time to make that

investment. Boat loans are very similar to car loans, with

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They are available through banks, credit unions, boat dealers

or marine finance companies. If you can make a sizeable down

payment and have a low debt-to-income ratio, you may qualify

for a subprime loan. When deciding what you can truly afford,

be sure to consider the cost of ongoing maintenance, storage,

insurance and the ever-fluctuating cost of fuel.

Boat loans can be both secured and unsecured. Since a secured

loan allows the lender to take back the boat in case of default,

unsecured loans are a higher risk to the lender and will typically

have a higher interest rate. Secured loans can generally be as long

as a 20-year term, depending on the amount and lender, while

unsecured loans are typically no longer than seven years.

Interest rates, as of April 2019, were between 4 and 6 percent on

secured loans, but things the lender will consider include credit

history, loan term and loan amount. For a secured loan, the

lender will also likely do a marine survey to assess the condition

of the boat.

We live in a beautiful place with many opportunities to get out

and enjoy the water. Be sure to do your research, even test drive

or rent a few of your choices, and consider what you can afford.

After making that purchase, you will be guaranteed that your

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Promises, Promises

REACHING AGREEMENTS IN DIVORCE MEDIATION

By Felicia A. Soleil, Attorney/Mediator

What do you mean when you make a

promise? What is the difference between

a promise and a vow? If you break a vow,

does that mean you won’t keep your

promises?

These are questions that often haunt my divorce

mediation clients. They come to mediation hoping to

disentangle their financial life and create a co-parenting

plan in a non-adversarial way yet may have questionable

levels of trust between them. Each party claims they can

be trusted to abide by informal agreements but may be

hesitant to believe the other person will be as capable.

I usually explore their “trust factor” early on by asking

each of them, “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being

minimal trust and 10 being complete trust, how would

you gauge how much you trust the other person to abide

by agreements if made in mediation?” Of course, there

are couples who have mutually decided to amicably

divorce and come to the process with high levels of trust

between them. However, more often than not, at least

one party assigns a low level of trust to the other party.

A track record of broken promises or, more significantly,

broken marriage vows, has contributed to the end of the

marriage and brought them to my office.

Webster’s Dictionary defines a promise as “a declaration

or assurance that one will do a particular thing.” Rising

to another level, a vow is defined as “a solemn promise,”

synonymous with an oath, pledge or commitment.

What they both have in common is that neither

requires a signed document to create the pledge. Yet, the

result of breaking a vow or promise can be extremely

detrimental to a relationship. Trust is now in jeopardy,

creating a significant barrier to the future stability of the

partnership.

Does a broken promise, or worse, a broken marriage

vow, mean that the offending party is incapable of

committing to divorce-related agreements in good

faith without having every agreement memorialized

in a written, signed document? “Good faith” is defined

by Webster’s as “honesty or sincerity of intention.” Can

someone who broke a solemn marriage vow now be

relied upon to keep a simple, interim agreement made

during mediation? Can they still be honest and sincere?

How can trust be rebuilt? What kind of accountability

should be expected? “Good faith” is a key component to

their success.

If they commit to mediation, we then explore the different

levels of memorializing their agreements based on their

levels of trust. These are: 1) a good faith agreement,

akin to a “handshake,” not memorialized in a signed

document; 2) a written Memorandum of Understanding

agreement that both parties sign, which can then be

presented to the court if mediation terminates and the

agreement needs to be upheld; or 3) a court order, which

is signed by the court as a “Temporary Agreement,”

and can be cause for possible court sanctions, further

incentivizing compliance.

I’m happy to report that my mediation clients have

never opted for the Temporary Court Order option.

Most clients, when challenged, want to prove to each

other that they are capable of keeping promises and

holding trust despite past challenges. They are eager to

establish a new kind of relationship so they can dissolve

their marriage on better terms than what caused them

to part, especially if they want to respectfully co-parent

their children. Although all final financial and parenting

agreements are memorialized in legally binding required

documents at the conclusion of their case, the majority

of their “mini-agreements” made along the way are made

in good faith. Mediation provides divorcing parties the

opportunity to rebuild trust while encouraging keeping

promises through positive feedback and accountability.

Felicia Soleil helps her clients in achieving resolutions that

foster both a compassionate ending to their union and a

healthy new beginning for them and their families so they

can focus on moving on, rather than simply moving out.

Felicia can be reached at 253.853.6940. All consultations

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This popular street fair is held in the cozy neighborhood known

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dog-friendly event attracts craftspeople, artists, musicians and

thousands of visitors from all over the region.

Run by volunteers, the goal is to build community and promote

the arts. This free party is Tacoma’s biggest one-day arts and

music festival. As the 21-year-old fest has grown in popularity, its

offerings have too.

Joining in the festivities is the Proctor Farmers Market with loads of

fresh, local produce—bring a bag! The Proctor District’s merchants

are also hosting a sidewalk sale in front of their businesses—bring

two bags!

For the younger set, Kid’s Fest will feature a special area set aside for

family friendly events, with face painting, balloon art, a sidewalk

chalk area and the Family Stage. All of this is happening directly in

front of Wheelock Library.

The library is also joining in on the fun and hosting a book sale.

Titles available include children’s books, and adult fiction and

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Hungry? The fest has you covered. Ruca Mexican, Stacks Burgers,

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The fest is a great way to mingle with local artists, entertainers

and craftspeople. You’ll have the opportunity to meet 130 arts and

crafts vendors selling handmade wares. It’s a perfect opportunity

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ARTWORK BY ANNE DEMILLE FLOOD

I asked Anne deMille Flood, one of the artists who has participated for over 20 years in

the Proctor Arts Fest, to share the story behind her work. Born and raised in Tacoma,

her colored pencil drawings featuring this fair city are quite popular. Her palette is

bright and dynamic. She calls the style “retro-realism.”

“My early work had a very mid-century vibe, and I was playing with light, neon, classic

cars as my subject matter, which I like to call retro-realism. All my work is realism but

with a twist of how I see a subject.”

Her playful vision mixes nostalgia with exquisite attention to detail as she creates

vibrant images of Tacoma’s local scenery and favorite hot spots.

Preserving Tacoma’s history is also important to her and she includes well-researched

stories with her art prints. I asked her to share some of the tales she’s uncovered.

“Oh my, I have learned so much about Tacoma through my art. One of my favorite

stories is that the tradition of standing and removing your hat for the national anthem

was started at the Bostwick building by a group of Civil War veterans.

“Another is that the Java Jive is the first prefab building on the West Coast. It was

constructed in pieces on the tideflats and moved to its current location in 1929 to be

assembled.

“One other story that I love is that in 1874, Old

St. Peter’s church in Old Town was constructed

in seven days by lumberyard workers who

hauled the green lumber up the hill and built

the church … had I not become an artist,

I would have made a great history teacher,

because it is a subject that I love.”

Though deMille Flood has traveled and lived

in many cities, including San Francisco and

Hawaii, T-Town called her back.

“Tacoma always felt like home and I honestly

felt it had all the attributes of a world-class

city,” says deMille Flood. “Our architecture,

peninsula location ringed by water and

mountains and our gem, Point Defiance Park,

makes this city worthy of recognition and

recording our treasures.

The fest is a great

way to mingle

with local artists,

entertainers and

craftspeople.

You’ll have the

opportunity to

meet 130 arts and

crafts vendors.

“The basis for inspiration is feeling, and I love it here, plain and simple, and I feel that

comes through in my work.”

Her art is an enthusiastic celebration of this fair city, indeed.

“My art business is all about the relationships that I have with my customers, so please

drop by and meet me. I love to hear your stories!”

Artwork is just one of the many offerings at the Proctor Arts Fest waiting for you to

discover.

Three separate areas for live music and entertainment cater to almost every man,

woman and child’s predilection. A full lineup is slated to fill three performance areas:

The Celebration Stage, Main Stage and Family Stage.

The Main Stage will host T-Town Aces (rockin’ rhythm and blues), Mabin, Wallace,

Robinson and Banks with special guests Chloè and Sidney Wallace (rhythm and blues,

folk), Rod Cook & Toast with Suez (instrumental guitar, Motown, standards).

The Celebration Stage will feature the musical talents of Kira Michele (folk pop), Little

Bill & Rod Cook (classic blues) and Maddy Dullum with Luke Stanton (pop rock

blues).

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I asked Maddy Dullum about her upcoming performance. It’s her first time on stage at

the Proctor Arts Fest, and she’s excited to be selected as a performer this year.

“It’s truly amazing to be a part of a collection of artists coming together to showcase

our art in one of the coolest neighborhoods in Tacoma,” said Dullum. “The vibe at the

Proctor Arts Fest is very eclectic and welcoming. You can find a little bit of everything.

It’s joyful, celebratory and energizing.”

Though it’s her first time at the fest, she’s no stranger to the local music scene. Dullum’s

been performing since she was a kid growing up in Gig Harbor. She began playing in

local coffee shops and eventually entered the Gig Harbor Star Search contest, where she

met Luke Stanton, who will be performing with her. One of the many things that will

catch your eye and ear about Stanton is his ‘lap-style’ guitar playing. Both musicians are

singer/songwriters with their own artistic voice and style, which happen to harmonize

perfectly.

I asked what inspires Dullum: “Old photographs, journals from high school, friendships

that didn’t last, my beat-up station wagon, big dreams for the future, my faith, and the

broken and bumpy ride that it’s been,” she said.

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She adds that her sisters are a big inspiration. And, as with many creatives, the imagination

is a fertile place. “Just having the freedom of storytelling—and make-believe—is big for

me.”

Her musical influences include: Tori Amos, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie),

Bernadette Peterson, Haley Reinhart and Sara Bareilles.

“I’m also very influenced by my friends in this local music community. Many of them are

full-time musicians, and I’d love to follow that path,” adds Dullum.

Artists seem particularly inspired by the unique environment of the Pacific Northwest,

and Dullum agrees. “These warm summery days we’ve been having, that we wait so long

for, flip on a switch for me. Somehow every season we have around here triggers a sort of

nostalgia that you can’t find anywhere else.”

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 3, 10am to 5pm, to attend the 2019 Proctor

Arts Fest at North 26th and Proctor Street.

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For more info about Maddy Dullum, visit MaddyDullum.com or email her at

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Manfred Scharmach heads the only family owned BMW dealership in Western Washington. Last

year BMW Northwest celebrated their 50th anniversary and is one of the oldest BMW dealerships

in the nation. Werner Scharmach, Manfred’s father, immigrated from Germany in 1956 and

began his career as an auto mechanic. His hard work paid off when he was able to open his own

business, European Motor Service. In 1968, BMW offered Werner a franchise, and before the sign

was even up the family sold eight cars. With Manfred now at the helm, the family dream continues

not only a successful business but a legacy of community involvement and support.

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Q. BMW Northwest is a strong supporter of

community and charitable causes with a 50-

year track record of giving. In addition to your

personal involvement, can you tell us how you

have encouraged your employees to get involved?

A. My dad always made time for community and

is proud to have been one of the founders of the

Clover Park Rotary Chapter. Over the years, we’ve

supported many causes like the American Heart

Association and great organizations like America’s

Car Museum and Washington Premier Football

Club. For our 50th anniversary, my wife Lori

and I wanted to expand our charitable reach and

impact and pledged $50k of giving. Each of the 250

employees was allocated funds to direct to a 501(c)

(3) cause of their choice. There are many worthy

organizations we were able to work with through

this program that we’ll be expanding it this year to

include a donation request element called Say Yes!

(to giving).

Q. Tacoma is home to two car museums, but

not many people know you have a collection of

vintage cars (all BMWs?) that you share with the

public. Can you tell us about the collection and

how one can go see it?

A. I’ve been collecting BMWs for around 20

years, and we have 14 cars in the collection on

display at the BMW Northwest Pre-Owned Center

showroom in Fife. My first collector car is the

’88 M6 that we took in trade, although I’m most

attached to the ‘72 2002 TII. In 1963 my dad

opened his first company European Motor Service

in Olympia. He was approached to sell BMWs in

’68. It was the 1600 and 2002 models that jump

started sales. After that, Dad changed the name

from European Motors to BMW Northwest.

Q. You serve on the BMW Product Committee

representing the U.S. Any new model teasers you

can share with our readers?

A. We can’t discuss much of the information we

are privy to back in Germany. I can say that BMW

is very invested in the highest level of autonomous

driving. And it’s only a couple of years away. We’ll

see level 3 and 4 coming on line in the next year or

so. BMW is focused on safety and technology in

electrification and making sure that it drives like

a BMW, not like a box of batteries going down the

road.

Q. Werner, your 87-year-old father, daughter

Maddie (who recently took on the role of

company spokesperson) and you will film a

commercial together this summer. Can you share

how special that is to have three generations

come together to celebrate what your father

started 50 years ago?

A. I think you said it. It’s extremely special and

makes you reflect on the last 50 years. In the early

days when my dad would have to put down his

wrench to toss someone keys for a test drive, I

doubt he envisioned that same company would

one day be named Washington Family Business of

the Year in the LARGE business category. My dad

and mom worked hard to build the foundation

of BMW Northwest. He set the example on how

to run a business and how to take care of each

customer and to pay attention to every detail. It’s

the cornerstone of how we do business today.

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Health

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few things you need to know first.

Myth 1: Your body goes into ketoacidosis.

When you go on this diet, your body enters a metabolic state called

ketosis. This means your body is burning fat for fuel instead of glucose,

which is obtained through eating carbohydrates. During this process,

the body breaks down fat and converts it into ketone bodies. Diabetics

can run the risk of ketoacidosis caused by the body not getting enough

insulin and ketone levels being high at the same time.

Myth 2: You can go off and on keto and keep the weight off.

If you don’t commit to the diet and go back in forth between keto and

carbs from one day to the next, you will not be able to keep the weight

off. It must be sustained to be effective. The first time you go on the diet,

it is generally recommended that you follow it for 30 to 90 days, and

then take a break.

Myth 3: You can eat all the bacon you want.

The keto diet does not give you the go-ahead to eat all the bacon and

butter you want. The healthiest way to get fat into your diet is to limit

these saturated fats and go with healthy unsaturated fats like olive oil,

avocados and nuts in moderation.

Myth 4: You can’t eat fruits and veggies.

Yes, fruits and veggies have carbohydrates, but you should not avoid

them. They are an important source of vitamins, antioxidants and fiber,

and your body needs them to function correctly. However, you will want

to stick to fruits like berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries) and

non-starch veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, zucchini).

Myth 5: You can’t exercise on keto.

Exercise is important and beneficial for just about everyone, including

those on a keto diet. Initially you might feel less energized during your

workouts, but this should dissipate as your body adjusts. Even during

high-intensity workouts, keto does not seem to cause any decline in

performance. Be sure you consume enough calories in general and

plenty of fat.

Myth 6: You can’t drink any alcohol on keto.

Some people choose to still consume alcohol in moderation while on

the keto diet, especially organic red wine or hard liquor. It is best to

consume with a meal that contains plenty of fat and some protein. You

will want to avoid any drinks that are high in sugar/carbs.

If you are considering the keto diet, you will want to follow the diet

strictly and correctly, plus take exogenous ketones for additional

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Gig Harbor’s premier real estate brokerage

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER | PHOTOS BY SAMANTHA ELISE TILLMAN

“It’s a testament to the kind

of man and father he is —

all three sons followed him

into the family business.”

A

local real estate brokerage servicing the residential real estate needs of the

South Sound community for more than three decades, Properties NW

continues to provide a dedicated and seasoned team of high-performing

brokers. They strive to create the best experience for their clients from

beginning to end, offering expert consultation and personalized services to deliver

on clients’ real estate needs.

Joe Mercado opened the doors of Properties NW in Downtown Gig Harbor in

1983. Years later, after graduating from Western Washington University in 2000,

son Patrick would join the family business as a junior broker. Patrick took over as

owner and designated broker when Joe retired in 2011, and brothers Graham and

Jake also join the family business as brokers.

Patrick was inspired to join Properties NW in that it afforded him the opportunity

to work with his father and brothers. “After college I began working as an accountant

of sorts at UPS. I realized pretty quickly that working from a cubicle all day wasn’t

something I wanted to do long term,” Patrick recalls. “Right about that time my dad

asked if joining him at Properties NW was something I would be interested in. I

didn’t wait long to say yes and jump in.”

“It’s a testament to the kind of man and father he is—all three sons followed him

into the family business to continue running the company he built from the ground

up.”

In 2018, after 35 years in the same location, Properties NW purchased the brick

Tudor house two doors down that their office now calls home. “We spent months

renovating the house with the goal of creating an inspired, warm and inviting place

that will make all those who walk through our door feel right at home with us,”

Patrick says.

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At Properties NW, the dedicated and experienced team of

11 brokers and three staff members has carefully cultivated

a work environment and culture where they all can succeed

and feel supported by one another. In addition, as a family

owned business, they are family oriented and family friendly.

“It’s not unusual to see ‘assistants’ come along to the office

when school’s out, and we hold events throughout the year,

like pictures with Santa and our Mother’s Day art event for

our community,” Patrick says.

He credits their loyal clients for allowing the business

to thrive and grow over the years, putting their trust in

Properties NW and believing that what the company has to

offer is unique and adds value to the community.

“I’m grateful to my dad, who took a chance and started this

whole thing 36 years ago; to all the brokers and staff that have

worked here over the years—each of them is responsible in

some way for our longevity and success; to all our past and

present clients that gave us an opportunity; and to my wife

Haeji, because she picked me. Without her I wouldn’t be

where I am today.”

At the end of the day, when it comes to what Patrick finds

most rewarding about the work he does, he says it’s running

into past clients in the community, shaking hands, giving

them a hug and reminiscing about the experience of working

together. “There are so many people out there that I’ve had

the privilege to get to know and work with. I wish I had more

time to catch up with all of them and say ‘hi.’”

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Feature

Mission:

Save Lives

DUTIES OF THE COAST GUARD GO BEYOND PARTY PATROLS.

BOATER SAFETY REMAINS TOP PRIORITY TO OVERLOOKED

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INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SERVICE

The orange-striped ships with sailors from the U.S. Coast Guard that patrol the waters of Washington, Oregon and

Idaho are responsible for more than checking registrations and policing loud parties.

District 13 of the Coast Guard has authority over commercial fishing regulations, enforcing environmental

regulations and protecting inland waters. But their primary mission is to protect the Pacific coastline from attack from

hostile forces from the border of California to the straights of Juan de Fuca in Northwest Washington.

“District 13, based in Seattle, covers a vast range of commercial and recreational boating responsibilities,” said Petty Officer

Third Class Trevor Lilburn, who is stationed at the Coast Guard base on Alaskan Way in Seattle.

“The Seattle base alone is responsible for monitoring the Port of Seattle, the third largest domestic port in the country,”

he said proudly. “That includes the Washington state ferry system, which transports 24 million passengers and 11 million

vehicles across 10 routes every year.”

The 3,000 sailors assigned to the Seattle-based Coast Guard station are also responsible for the nation’s third largest cruise

ship terminal, the nation’s largest grain export terminal and the multitude of commerce that relies on the Columbia River

to reach international destinations.

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“ALWAYS ON CALL AND

READY TO RESPOND AT A

MOMENT’S NOTICE.”

As the often-overlooked branch of the U.S. military, the Coast Guard

staffs three bases built originally to protect the Pacific Coastline. In

addition to the one on the Seattle waterfront, Coast Guard bases are

located in Bellingham near the Canadian border and in the Oregon

town of North Bend.

An inland facility on the Columbia near Kennewick is responsible

for safety on the vast number of lakes that draw thousands of

recreational boaters with varying degrees of compliance at the helm

of their vessel.

“There are times it feels like we are policing a college dorm during

frat rush week,” said one officer assigned to the Clover Island base

in Kennewick.

One incident that highlights the vital role the Coast Guard plays

in protecting boaters took place last year when the branch of the

Coast Guard was called on to assist the Kootenai County Sheriff ’s

office with monitoring boaters at Lake Coeur d’Alene over one of the

busiest weekends of the year.

According to one local newspaper, crews from the Coast Guard

stopped and escorted three boats back to shore for boating under

the influence, in addition to ending the voyage of two other boats for

negligent operations.

In total, the military contingent stopped 81 boats, issued 21

warnings and was called on to help with numerous EMT responses

and commercial inspections in just one weekend.

“A lot of people had their required safety gear,” said USCG Maritime

Enforcement Specialist Second Class Paul Quaife, “but unfortunately

we did have some people who chose to operate a vessel under the

influence.”

As Lilburn explained, the mission of the Coast Guard is to save lives,

not to be on the prowl for rowdy mariners.

In June, the Coast Guard based in North Bend deployed one of its

helicopters to conduct a technical rope rescue for a hiker who had

fallen into the center of the caldera in Crater Lake in Oregon.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received a

dispatch from local authorities at 9:18pm that a hiker had stranded

himself on rock pilings and was surrounded by water and oncoming

waves.

The aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard

Sector Columbia River hoisted the uninjured man and transported

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The Coast Guard established its presence in the Pacific

Northwest with the construction and operation of 16

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As one of the country’s five armed services, the Coast Guard has a unique agency that can trace its history to

August 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade

laws as well as to prevent smuggling.

Known variously through the 19th and early 20th centuries as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter

Service, the Coast Guard expanded in size and responsibilities as the nation grew.

The Coast Guard established its presence in the Pacific Northwest with the construction and operation of

16 lighthouses along the coast built between 1852 and 1858. The responsibilities of the Coast Guard in the

Northwest expanded in 1854 when the revenue cutter Jefferson Davis was assigned to prevent late-night

shipping of homemade alcohol from remote ports around the Puget Sound.

District 13 covers the coastal waterways and inland lakes of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The

sailors and officers have 21 cutters, 132 boats and 11 aircraft based throughout the region to complete their

mission.

The largest region in the Coast Guard system also has access to three endurance cutters for high

seas rescue, two icebreakers, a port security unit, a maritime safety unit and security team out

of Base Seattle.

Many of those pieces of specialty equipment were used in February of 2018 when Coast Guard

crews were dispatched to rescue five members of an 87-foot fishing vessel who were forced to

abandon ship when it was engulfed by flames south of Neah Bay.

Crews aboard the Coast Guard cutters Cuttyhunk and Swordfish, an MH-65 dolphin helicopter

from Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port

Angeles and motor lifeboats from Station Quillayute River

and Station Neah Bay responded to the emergency.

According to a statement released by the Coast Guard, the

pumps on the 87-foot Sunnfjord had failed to keep up with

the rising water.

“While responders were in route, the fishermen reported

they had their survival suits on, life jackets, that captain

put his cell phone in a plastic bag to help keep it dry as

they were experiencing issues with their handheld radio,

and the water had risen in the engine room to above the

floor boards,” the release stated.

The rescued fishermen were transported to Coast Guard

Station at Neah Bay.

The Sunnfjord sank approximately 6 miles offshore in

about 300 feet of water. The vessel still had 800 gallons

of diesel fuel onboard when it sank below the high

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Ukrainian man who reportedly suffered from spasms from a

boat 72 miles off the coast. The man had reportedly suffered

lacerations two days earlier and had not had his tetanus shot.

The second rescue took place when a Coast Guard helicopter

was called in to save a hiker from a ledge in Humbug State

Park when officials determined there was no access to safely

remove him by land.

Not all the Coast Guard rescues are equally dramatic. Last

summer, Coast Guard sailors were called in by a Washington

state ferry when a man fell off his 39-foot boat near the Elliott

Bay Marina in Seattle. The man was reportedly wearing a life

jacket and communicated with rescue crews with a handheld

radio he kept above the water until he was pulled onto a

25-foot response boat.

Some rescues do not even include people. In July of 2018, the

Coast Guard was called in to investigate a 48-foot sailboat

that was adrift near Greys Harbor.

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Barracuda discovered the

sailboat more than 440 miles southeast of its last reported

position. After an inspection of the vessel’s seaworthiness, it

was towed to Coast Guard Station Fort Bragg.

The owners were reportedly sailing from Hawaii to

Bellingham when a storm rendered their vessel disabled and

tore their main sail. The couple activated their emergency

position indicating radio beacon, and a helicopter crew from

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Astoria responded

and rescued them.

“The vessel was not under power and was completely at the

mercy of the sea,” said Chief Warrant Officer Chris Ramp, the

Sector Humboldt Bay command center chief. “The owners

probably never thought they’d see it again.”

The active Coast Guard personnel are not the only ones with

eyes on the coastline or the inland waters of the Northwest.

There is also an active contingent of Coast Guard Auxiliary

on duty to assist with educational programs and public safety.

Thomas Bliss, the Flotilla Commander for the auxiliary

in Seattle, explained that the Coast Guard Auxiliary has

been active for more than 79 years to provide navigational

assistance and be watchful for polluters.

The Washington state auxiliary provides support to active

duty personnel at events like SeaFair and at festivals and

celebrations all summer across the state.

“We do not have punitive authority,” said Bliss. “Our job is

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the Coast Guard with crowd control and education east of the

Cascades.

On Lake Coeur d’Alene, and Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint,

Idaho, the Coast Guard is charged with enforcing regulations

and reporting violations to the proper authority, according to

Bliss.

The Coast Guard has one other duty in Eastern Washington.

That is keeping recreational boaters a safe distance from the

clandestine submarine testing that goes on at Lake Pend Oreille

in the panhandle of Idaho. The lake has been the inland point for

secret submarine research since the middle of the last century.

The site was chosen because of the lake’s unique combination of

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Idaho, which is some 375 miles from the ocean, is where new

shapes and designs for submarine and surface ships are tested in

ocean-like conditions far from watchful eyes of potential enemy

vessels.

The subsystems are tested in a sub-scale environment that

closely mimics the ocean.

The lake is deeper than Loch Ness. Its large size, clear water and

quiet conditions provided by steep tree-lined shores and a flat

muddy bottom, along with a constant chilly temperature under

100 feet, are all key factors that have made it such an attractive

testing location for the US Navy since WWII.

The Coast Guard has a monumental task in District 13, from

safeguarding recreational boaters on the Puget Sound to

protecting some of the military’s most secret submarine research

at a remote lake in Idaho.

Petty Officer Third Class Trevor Lilburn summed up the task:

“It is a job we accept with the knowledge that we are protecting

lives and doing our duty to maintain peace.”

Dan Aznoff is a freelance writer based in Mukilteo, Washington,

who takes great pride in sharing stories that document our history.

Aznoff is the author of three books and was a finalist for a Pulitzer

Prize for his coverage of the Toxic Waste crisis. He can be reached

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Interview With A Superstar

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KLARA GLOSOVA, LEAD SAI INSTRUCTOR

Courtesy of Gage Academy of Art | Art by Klara Glosova

If you are interested in exploring your inner

artist, Studio Arts Intensive (SAI) is a unique

and innovative program combining a broad

range of studio courses with professional

development and activities offsite designed to

introduce and connect the students with the

local art community. Students of all ages have the

opportunity to develop a comprehensive portfolio

in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking

for admission into a university, one of Gage ateliers,

or to bridge their pursuit in the visual arts into a

full-time career. The program includes over 400

direct contact hours with 10 instructors in different

mediums and courses of study, and includes

approximately 200 hours working from the live

model. You can apply online at GageAcademy.org/

studioartsintensive.

Behind every successful program there is a

passionate instructor with the ability to connect

students’ aspirations with the highest standards

of art instruction. Meet Klara Glosova, lead SAI

instructor. Klara’s list of accomplishments is stellar,

including being a Betty Bowen Award finalist in

2017 and a recipient of 4Culture Project Grant in

2018.

Q. Klara, your role in the Studio Arts Intensive is

so unique for you carefully ‘curate’ the incredible

roster of artists and curators, as well as visits to

galleries, and exhibitions in local museums. You

literally see the SAI students transformed through

the program from passive makers to artists actively

engaged in ‘why’ they are making.

A. Many students go to an art school such as Gage

because they want to build and hone their skills

and technique … but the unique thing about this

program is that from day one we start talking

about developing their own ideas and interests. The

question of ‘why’ they want to make the kind of art

they want to make is less about finding a specific

answer; it is more about developing the awareness

that they should be asking that question themselves.

It is about tuning into their own motivations and

desires, following those leads and applying the tools

they are learning to their unique voice and vision

… You can see why SAI is an amazing opportunity.

Q. How do you guide the students to become

individual thinkers, making a body of work over a

long period of time—not just classroom exercises

that teach technique and skill?

A. I start the year with a simple prompt and an

assignment. From then on students are allowed

to change one parameter (media, format, subject

matter, etc.) each week according to their choice,

but only one at the time. So even though they all

start with the same assignment, by the end of the

year students arrive at very different outcomes …

As a group we do a lot of looking at the individual

works and have engaged conversation about what is

happening for each student—that way they can also

learn from each other. The cohort dynamic is a very

important part of this program.

Q. How is Studio Arts Intensive unique within

Gage learning community as well as other courses

of studies available out there?

A. In addition to working in the classroom, we go

visit artist studios, meet curators and visit galleries

and exhibitions. I usually schedule studio visits with

artists who are working in very different ways. The

variety drives home the point that each art practice

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Gage is an innovative and accessible contemporary

art school, based in personal mentorship and

skills-based studio instruction. Whether you are a

curious newcomer or a professional artist, a working

creative or a retired passion-seeker, Gage is open to

anyone interested in learning. Gage gives both adults

and kids hands-on art experience working with

talented instructors in fully-equipped art studios. We

provide scholarships and financial aid to families and

youth that need it most. Gage is a 501c3 non-profit

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Gage offers numerous weekend and weeklong workshops as

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Youth programs for kids at Gage inspire young artists with

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Q. We are currently enrolling for the 2020 Studio Arts

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A. I think there are two reasons why printmaking is a great

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I’m very excited that SAI students will get to learn using

this versatile media thanks to our brand new press and

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Join Olalla Vineyard & Winery for an evening of alfresco dining in the

vineyards. Dinner will begin at 6pm with a glass of wine, appetizers

and a walk through the vineyard followed by a three-course meal,

each paired with an Olalla wine. The cost is $135 per person (all

inclusive), and tickets are available online at EventBrite.com.

July

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4th Annual Blueberries & Blues

Gather your friends and family and head to Blueberry Park from 4

to 7pm for Blueberries & Blues: A Sweet Summer Celebration. There

will be games and live music on the lawn, as well as ice cream and

food vendors. Tour the new community garden and playground.

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3rd Annual Couture & Cars Fashion Show

If you love fashion, and cars, this event is for you. Held at LeMay – America’s Car Museum from

6:30 to 11pm, they’ll be showcasing couture designers from the Northwest region during this

unique fashion show experience! There will be a live DJ, designer booths and red-carpet photos

available before the show. CoutureAndCars.com.

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Lakewood SummerFEST

There’s something for everyone at this year’s SummerFEST Saturday,

July 13, 11am to 11pm. Sample amazing food from over 30 food

trucks, browse the classic car show, shop at over 150 unique market

vendors, listen to live music on and more. For the complete schedule

of events, visit CityoflLakewood.us/summerfest.

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Join The Zoo Society and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 6:30

to 11pm, for a summer evening five-course dinner while taking

in the views of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Also enjoy music

and dancing, specialty cocktails, vendor booths, interactions

with zoo staff and animals, and live auction and raise the paddle.

TheZooSociety.org.

Art on the Ave is an annual summer music and art festival hosted by the 6th Ave Business District

and held along bustling 6th Avenue from State to Alder streets. This year’s event is set for Sunday,

July 14, 11am to 7pm, when the avenue will come alive with live music, live art and art exhibits,

beer gardens, more than 200 vendors, and 6th Ave businesses. ArtontheAve.org

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Color In Motion 5k Tacoma

Take part in this year’s Color In Motion 5k Tacoma, 9am to noon, at Swan Creek Park. Color In

Motion 5K is a chance for you and your friends to dress wacky, throw color on each other and

create memories that will last a lifetime while supporting Open Doors for Multicultural Families.

Register online at ColorinMotion5k.com/Tacoma.

July

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Food Truck Festival

Mark your calendars to attend Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s fourth annual Food Truck Festival,

taking place noon to 7:30pm. Your taste buds are in for a treat at this food-going experience,

where some of the best food trucks in the region will be attending. This summertime event

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Celebrate culture and community at this year’s Ethnic Fest held

noon to 7pm both days at historic Wright Park. This family friendly,

free festival hosts Kids Zones, hands-on cultural activities and

experiences, performer stage, as well as numerous specialty arts and

crafts, food, and information vendor booths. EthnicFestTacoma.com

July

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Tacoma Arts Live Youth Conservatory presents James and the Giant

Peach Jr. at Theater on the Square. This showcase performance

for the Musical Theater Summer Camp takes you on a magical

adventure with James and friends as he searches for the meaning

of home and family on a giant peach! The show begins at 2pm.

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During this one-day summer art festival on North 26 and Proctor streets

10am to 5pm, enjoy live music and local entertainment on three stages,

purchase original artwork or craft piece from one of more than 150

vendors, browse through the juried art show and let the children create

their own original art. ProctorArtsFest.com

August

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Tacoma City Ballet presents this intimate artistic engagement with

dancers, artists and musicians. Light hors d’oeuvres, decadent desserts

and libations featuring regional wineries and breweries will be served.

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Travel

Enjoy a Foodie Getaway

IT’S CRAVE! TIME.

BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VISIT SPOKANE, AARON THEISEN

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Visionary chefs from around the Pacific Northwest will be converging on the City of Spokane

Valley for the annual Crave! Food and Drink Celebration July 11 through 13, 2019. With all

this culinary talent in the area, it makes the perfect time for a foodie trip. Spokane is building

a reputation as a food lovers’ paradise, and it is an exciting time to experience it. From older

family loved restaurants to new and innovative places, there is something to love for everyone.

Stay

Whether you are coming from a short distance away—can you say staycation?—or driving from further

afield, plan to make your base at Spokane’s grand dame, the Historic Davenport Hotel. This lovingly restored

gem is just beautiful. It is a food and wine destination on its own with its renowned Sunday Brunch and two

wine tasting rooms on-site. Book a Brunch package or a Sip and Stay package, which are perfect options for

food and wine lovers. Insider Tip: Make sure to have a cocktail at the Peacock Room Lounge with happy

hour every day (even on weekends). It has a jazz-age vibe and a stunning 5,000-piece stained glass Peacock.

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This three-day festival of all things food and drink is a foodie’s Disney World.

Not only will you enjoy culinary treats but you will help the less fortunate with

both 2nd Harvest Foods and Wishing Star, this year’s beneficiaries. The 2019

lineup includes over 40 chefs and is at the Spokane Valley CenterPlace Regional

Event Center. There are a variety of options for tickets. You can purchase for just

one event or splurge for the whole weekend. Kicking the event off on Thursday,

July 11, is a Seafood Bash. The Grand Tasting takes place Saturday, July 13, from

noon to 4pm. You don’t want to miss this one with over 70 participants with

food, wineries, artisans, craft breweries, cider makers and distillers. Visit Walla

Walla will anchor the event.

The Cork District

The Cork District in Spokane is one of the most convenient areas in Washington

to taste wine with tasting rooms from wineries across the state. From the Historic

Davenport Hotel, just take the elevator downstairs to two tasting rooms on-site,

Arbor Crest and Va Piano. Just a short walk away is Helix Wines, which are just

outstanding. Also make sure to stop in Terra Blanca for a truly stunning tasting

room, which is in the old Chronicle (a newspaper) building. It is a rather unique

experience and a little more hopping than most tasting rooms as many of the

residents in the apartments above the tasting room are wine club members. It

offers a fun vibe, and the younger crowd is a great source for local favorites for

restaurants and entertainment.

The food scene in Spokane has just blossomed in the past 10 years. James Beard

Chef semifinalist Adam Hegsted is the creative visionary behind Crave! and

serves as the culinary director for the event. His restaurants, under the Eat Good

Group, are also culinary destinations while in town. Another James Beard Chef

semifinalist is Jeremy Hansen and Top Chef contestant Chad White, who both

own restaurants in the area. There are some great eateries in the Downtown

Entertainment District. Cochinito Taqueria is an interesting take on a taco

shop. All the ingredients are responsibly sourced and then paired with craft

cocktails and a curated beer and wine list. There are also some of the old places

still around. Luigi’s Italian Restaurant has been around for more than 30 years

and is consistently voted Best Italian Restaurant in Spokane, great service and

food in a historic building.

Sunday Brunch at the Historic Davenport Hotel is an epic gastronomic

experience. The lavish buffet is served in one of the hotel’s legendary ballrooms.

The extravaganza of food includes buffets of seafood, salads, specialty items and

carved meats like prime rib. House-made desserts and a towering chocolate

fountain will satisfy any sweet tooth. Champagne and mimosas are included or,

for an additional charge, take a trip to the Bloody Mary Bar.

Things to Do

Head out to the Bluff. Just 15 minutes north of Spokane you’ll find more than

35 farms, which are part of the Green Bluff Growers. Endless fields of green

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fill a 12-miles square area of farms, country stores, farm stands, wineries and

breweries. Farm to table takes on a new meaning when the restaurant is located

on the farm or orchard. Well worth the drive and fits in with the theme of this

trip. There is something special about getting in your car and discovering where

your food comes from. Agritourism has really helped small, local, family farms.

Your dollars go a long way to help these treasures stay in business.

With a weekend centered around food, shopping has to include a culinary

store. Make sure to check out the locally owned Kitchen Engine, located in the

old Flour Mill. Their motto is “Find Your Inner Chef.” How can you not with

over 7,000 items to choose from. The store has all the tools you need to create

your next culinary masterpiece. High-end cutlery, pots and pans, every kitchen

gadget you can imagine, as well as spices, sauces and other culinary treats will

have you yearning to get in the kitchen. They also offer cooking classes and

demonstrations. Check out their calendar for more information.

Spokane Falls. The falls are so thunderous you’ll hear them before you see them.

Roaring through downtown, the Spokane River has carved its way into a river

gorge. In addition to the trail and artwork, plan to purchase a ticket to ride on

the Skyride to have a bird’s-eye view of the Spokane Falls from a gondola. Two

suspension bridges along the trail allow you to cross over the river to the other

side.

Spokane really deserves its reputation as a foodie paradise. When planning

your weekend, peruse the Crave! events and see which ones you want to attend.

Pay attention to which local restaurants are participating. Plan your other meals

around places you didn’t get to experience at Crave! or visit a favorite from the

festival. There are such a variety of great places to eat you want to hit as many as

you can. The Visit Spokane website is a good source of information on the area.

Everything you need to know from hotels to restaurants to things to do is on the

site. It is well organized and easy to find what you are looking for.

After all that food, a little exercise is in order. You can easily access the Spokane What are you waiting for? Plan a trip to Spokane for your perfect foodie

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