Ferries of Puget Sound – Just the thought puts a smile on my face. I love the wait, like a train, there is anticipation for its arrival and at that moment your journey can begin. You board with others, destined to arrive at the next port of call and I wonder will we continue on …

We’re gearing up for harvest at Browne Family Vineyards and 2016 is one we’re looking forward to. In terms of temperature, Washington has been on target with regard to heat accumulation in the vineyards to ensure phenolic ripeness. Over the past few weeks, temperatures in the 70s and 80s have slammed the brakes on the …

Days spent splashing in the surf and watching the sun sink endlessly into the ocean are what most of us yearn for when summer rolls around. So raise your glass, gather your friends and take a page from New England this season by hosting your own clambake! Whether you’re kitchen bound or beach combing, we …

All or at least most winemakers love to blend – it is the true art of the field. More than that, it is exceptionally educational as every blend in every vintage is different, even if the same vineyards, varietal percentages and oak regimes are used. Why, you may ask? Simply put, wine is a place …

A brilliant novel that takes a peek into the angst and disillusionment of the post-World War I generation. Unforgettable characters Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley cavort their way through the wild Parisian nightlife of the Roaring 1920s and into the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates; ripe with moral …

Seattle, like most great cities, is made up of a diverse collection of neighborhoods that when added together form something truly unique. The names will mean very little until you make the journey, but we want to give you a slice of what they mean to us in hopes that when your travels take you …

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” – Chief Sealth (Chief Seattle) Home, it is both concrete and evolving. It can be a place, it can be a person and it can be a feeling. If you’re lucky, like us, it is all three. Courtney and I …

“WE HAVE EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT EVERY DAY WE HAVE TO EARN THE RIGHT TO BE CHOSEN.” –KENNETH COLE Since I last wrote, Courtney and I welcomed a new addition into the world: our beautiful daughter, ELLIOTT ELIZABETH BROWNE. Born 9:18 p.m. in Bellevue, Washington, on January 28, she weighed a healthy …