Marianne's Three Favorite Things: January 2019

The winter season is here and the new year has offered us a feeling of fortuitous possibilities. Frosty mornings are greeting us with a chill while short days filled with crisp sunshine afford the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate our senses. Stimulate your eye with a look at an interesting work of art. Say hello to nature with the latest in botany. Ignite creativity with a unique approach to design. However you choose to spend the season, may it brim with new opportunities that excite!

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: December 2018

As we make our journey toward the winter solstice, the days have begun to shorten and the signs of a new season are all around. The crisp, morning air greets us with a sense of refreshment and revitalization, we are preparing to spend cherished time with family and friends—both near and far—and the little ones are delighting in the idea of snowfall. This truly is, as they say, the most wonderful time of the year.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: November 2018

Winter has begun to make her presence known, as the leaves have fallen from the trees, giving way to brisk, frost-filled mornings. We are right at the lull before the busy holiday season begins, and it’s an excellent time to reflect on the year and share a quiet moment with family. I love to stroll through the city and neighborhoods amidst twinkling lights and take in the splendor of the season.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: September 2018

With the dawning of a new season we can anticipate days filled with morning mists and crisp air. Streets will soon be lined with autumnal colors, as a portrait of bright hues unfolds before our eyes. It can be easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but this time of year is truly magical if you stop and take a moment to enjoy fall in the Pacific Northwest.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: July 2018

We are now into one of the most gorgeous times of year in the Pacific Northwest, as July hearkens celebration and sunshine. Whether it’s a summer cookout spent with good company, discovering new art and design destinations, or learning about our region’s botany, I hope you’ll take the time to savor all that this season brings.

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Marianne's Three Favorite Things: April 2018

Spring is a season of renewal and fresh ideas that open our vision to new possibilities. I would like to share with you my three favorite things in the world of art, design and botany. It is my hope that these ideas contribute to a richer version of the possible ways we can personalize and incorporate beauty in our daily living. May this season be filled with joy and new beginnings!

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