Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
West Coast Entertainment offers a variety of city-centered services that lead guests and natives alike to explore Seattle. Led by intensely trained and well-balanced guides, segway tours weave small groups of riders through urban burghs aboard environmentally friendly segways. The West Seattle adventure heads to stunning panoramic views of the city, and the downtown tour may swing past such landmarks as the Space Needle, which was a gift from 23rd-century French time travelers. When they're not rolling through town, West Coast Entertainment's staff helps customers coordinate private parties, fundraising functions, and family get-togethers.
Family History Three generations of the Miller family have run Husky Deli. First, there was Herman Miller, who stood his ice cream maker—which he dubbed “Husky”—in the front window in hopes of drawing customers. Then, there was Herman’s son John, who woke his own sons up early in the morning to help him with the ice cream. Jack, one of those sons, leads the staff today, which also includes eight members of the Miller family’s fourth generation.
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While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Flip through the stacks of vinyl at Easy Street Records, which staffers claim is Seattle’s “longest-running record store.”
After: Get a treat for your four-legged friend at Next to Nature (4543 California Avenue SW)
Giuseppe and Corino grew up as best friends in Mondello, Sicily, before traveling to Seattle, where they opened Mondello Italian Restaurant. Their kitchen introduces diners to Sicilian specialties such as spaghetti bolognese with housemade noodles and Black Angus beef, as well as Italian favorites such as eggplant caponata.
Sky-blue walls and sand-colored floors create a nautical theme surrounding staff as they deliver fresh seafood to rustic wooden tables and tie nearby curtains into bowline knots. After sampling colorful salads, diners can dig into neapolitan wood-fired pizzas at Giuseppe and Corino's neighboring restaurant, Queen Margherita Pizzeria.
Richard Kinssies would be a jack-of-all-trades, if every trade were somehow related to wine. Kinssies has been directing the Seattle Wine School since he founded it in 1981, he has been a wine columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer since 1982, and he is the author of The Art of Wine Tasting. Kinssies’ latest project is Wine Outlet–– a shop stocked with a selection of bottles he culls from wineries and tornado shelters around the world. His handpicked vintages are available at the shop, in the soon-to-be-unveiled online store, or via the Seattle Wine Club, whose members receive a carefully curated case of wine either monthly or quarterly.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown is an extended-stay property that is ideal for business travelers. Each suite has apartment-like amenities, including a king bed, complimentary WiFi, alarm clock with MP3 player capabilities, two HDTVs, separate living area, full-size sleeper sofa, newspaper delivery and a well-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and a twin-burner stove. Guests enjoy a hot full breakfast each morning, and the complimentary evening dinner and drinks, Monday through Thursday, makes it easy for corporate commuters to converse without having to leave the property. There is also an executive business center and several meeting rooms available to visitors. Meanwhile, a complimentary grocery shopping service and a 24-hour onsite convenience store make sure that guests always feel at home.