The story of the Mary Adda is one of heartbreak, tragedy, mystery, and above all, redemption. With her stunning make and Nordstrom-Franck influence, the vessel was born in 1928, just before the Great Depression ravaged the boat-building industry. Some 60 years later, while awaiting her official demise, the Mary Adda was discovered in a boatyard on the banks of Lake Union, not far from her original birthplace. Her interior stripped out and her planking rotted, Mary Adda was in need of significant repairs, if not a complete overhaul. She received just that, and today, she sails on as a link to bygone eras while toting small groups across the waters of Lake Union, Lake Washington, and the San Juan Islands during tours and customizable trips.
Nestled inside a recently renovated Pilates studio, Om Day Spa soothes sore muscles with therapeutic massages and pampers clients with organic skincare services. Waxing treatments are performed with organic hard wax for more efficient hair eradication.
Many people think a board, a kite, and the ocean is all it takes to start kitesurfing or kiteboarding. In reality, a little bit of encouragement and wise instruction can take a novice far—and ensure they have fun. Penny, an instructor certified by the International Kiteboarding Organization, starts all her recruits on dry land for a recommended three hours, helping them learn to maneuver kites before they take to the water or snow strapped into one. These beginning steps help her students eventually build the confidence to get out onto the ocean in a safe manner, whatever their age, and enjoy the experience to the max.
Specializes in traditional water gilding and oil gilding for custom frames and furniture as well as restoration of gold and silver leaf gilded antiques. Workshop instruction offered throughout the year. The projects that come through the studio are quite varied and exciting & I meet many wonderful people who come to study.
Ever since the color blue was invented by political spin-doctors to subvert the esteem of red-ribbon candidates, all known skill-sets have enjoyed an increase in potential greatness. Blue Ribbon offers a valuable and fun culinary experience to the most joyfully incompetent and willing-to-learn cooks around. Headed by Virginia Duppenthaler—who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris—and her husband Mike, Blue Ribbon offers a fleet of nighttime classes that last three hours and steep soon-to-be chefs in the flavor profiles of Thai food and the art of French cooking. Test your chops with beginners' cooking classes, savor the tapas and wine of Spain, shake hands with Indian cuisine, and more.