Rosie Gaynor

The Divas in Front of Their Fav Arts Organization on their Wedding Day

Velocity Dance Center: Your Dance, Your Center

Velocity, eh? Stop. Open the door. Get your bootie on in there and shake it! You? Yes, I’m talking to you. Really. Because Velocity Dance Center isn’t just for dancers. It’s for dancing. And dancing is for everyone. Here’s how widely they construe that term “everyone” at Velocity: I took a hip-hop class there last […]

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Capitol Hill public art

Capitol Hill’s Public Art: Part I

Public art on Capitol Hill? Hm. The plan was for me to take you on a tour of the public art on Capitol Hill, from Isamu Noguchi’s “Black Sun,” past Richard Beyer’s sleeping reader, over Jack Mackie’s inlaid bronze dancing shoe prints on Broadway, and all the way on down to, say, St. Ignatius, whose gorgeous minimalism […]

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Pretty Party in the Heart of the Olive Way Community

North of Olive: A Homey Neighborhood

  Hello from Analog Coffee, in the heart of No’Olive, where the coffee is thoughtfully delicious, the tunes come from the house record player, and the comic books and newspapers are waiting for you (yes, you!) to take a break. North of Olive is not exactly a destination neighborhood. The gorgeous mansions are farther north, […]

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in the Harvard/Belmont neighborhood of Seattle

Harvard/Belmont: Hello, Luxury!

Checking out the Harvard/Belmont neighborhood, eh? Nice. If you’re going to buy a house here, please invite me to your house-warming party? In my 25 years as a Seattlite, I’ve only been in one of these elite residences. No kidding: there was an antique cane collection in the “elegantly appointed” dining room. And, no kidding: […]

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From the Loveless Building in the Broadway neighborhood of Seattle

Broadway: From Low-Key to Skanky to Swanky

Broadway. This was one of the first Seattle neighborhoods I fell in love with. And looking out the window from Roy Street Coffee & Tea, I could fall in love all over again. Straight ahead, sits the restaurant Poppy, perky and pricey and a precious introduction to the commercial part of Broadway. On the right, […]

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15th Ave: Living in Foodie Heaven

Over the years, I’ve had so many friends who have lived just a block or two off 15th Avenue East. It’s easy to see why people choose this neighborhood. Pretty residential streets lie on both sides of this avenue that meets the basic needs of any foodie. I’m very happily writing this blog post at […]

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A mansion outside Volunteer Park, Seattle, and the park itself

Volunteer Park: A dose of nature in the middle of Seattle

Sometimes I’ll take a detour up Aloha, just for the beauty of it. The tree-lined street curves up from 10th to 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and beyond, past graceful old homes that speak of a different era. If I have time, I’ll stop at Volunteer Park for a dose of nature. It’s nature of a […]

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