A big shout-out of thanks to the staff at The Seattle Times for choosing Watson Kennedy as one of four places to spend your tax refund check. We are in good company with records, jewelry and wine as the other choices for a splurge. A note of thanks to my brother-in-law Walter for alerting me to the article, as we are all cozied up at WestWard and I would have missed it. I hopped onto my iPad and snapped a photo of the digital format of the article.
From my favorite chair next to the fire with Bailey scrunched up next to me on one side, and my iced coffee & Julia Child Dearie on the other. I see a very stressful Sunday in my future–which will most certainly include a nap, a Bloody Mary and an outdoor shower. The precise order of those are yet to be determined. I hope you are having a lovely one too.
Our beloved Vashon Island retreat, WestWard, is currently featured in the Pacific NW Magazine which is part of the Sunday Seattle Times. Smartly written by fab Valerie Easton and beautifully captured by photographer Benjamin Benschneider, the combined effort tells the story both in words and images why the magical spot holds such a special place in our hearts. The articles main focus is on the ‘tended forest’ gardening motto of Mister Sive–the magazine is timed to be out shortly before the Northwest Flower & Garden Show begins on Wednesday. Click here to read. Fun to see the photos, which were taken on an almost 90 degree day this Summer, especially while we are surrounded by New York cold & snow.
Happy Saturday all!
I am honored to have been featured in The Seattle Times today, with an interview with Nicole Brodeur, in Nicole & Co. Ted Watson’s Gift-Givers Paradise is the name of the article, so click away for the actual piece. Nicole has been a customer over the years, and I am such a fan of her writing. She puts you right at ease, and you instantly feel a connection with her. This is both in person and in her writing style. It was such a treat to walk around the shop last week with her while we chatted away. She also got a quick look at the mock-up of my book, so it was so nice that it got a shout-out in the article too. Reading about yourself can be a tad nerve wracking as you never know what direction an article might go. This is just really a lovely account centered on gift giving–which you know is so near & dear to my heart–and is most certainly on all our minds this time of year.
Happy Sunday everyone!