Edy Kizaki

Free Search for Seattle Homes and Real Estate

November 21, 2012 in Ballard, Bellevue, Edmonds, First Time Home Buyers, Fremont, Green Lake, Greenwood/Phinney Ridge, Issaquah, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Magnolia, Mercer Island, Monroe, Montlake, Mukilteo, Queen Anne, Seattle Buyer's Guide, Shoreline, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Wallingford, West Seattle, Woodinville


Just click on this map to go to my mapsearch page!  It allows you to specify everything and create your own searches.  You can cancel the searches when you are tired of getting emails on new properties.  And I (Edy) am the only one who gets your email and phone number, and I never give or sell it to anyone without your permission.   My purpose is to serve your goals, let me know what they are and I will make it happen.

Edy Kizaki

Kids Activities in Bellevue & the Eastside

February 1, 2011 in Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Markets, Museums, Seattle for Kids, Woodinville

This is one of the most wonderful areas to raise kids in the whole country, and we are prepared to prove it.  More to come, but if you are considering moving to Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville, Issaquah, Sammamish, or another of the highly rated Eastside communities, this cheat sheet is for you.  I put it together to just give you a taste of what’s available, and will add more as soon as possible.  Share your favorites too, once you’re here!!

Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue
Bellevue Botanical Gardens, Bellevue
Bellevue Square, Bellevue…great play areas for YOUNG kids
Bellevue Youth Theater, Bellevue (New Home)
Boehms Candy Factory, Issaquah (tours in summer)
Chesterfield Beach Park (Bellevue)
Chism Beach Park (on Lake Washington, Bellevue)
Coal Creek Park Trails (Bellevue)
Cougar Mountain Zoo (pretty small), Issaquah
Crossroads Farmers Market, Bellevue (May 25-Oct 5)
Downtown Park and Rose Garden, Bellevue (Outdoor Movies)
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Issaquah.
Juanita Beach Park, in Kirkland (Juanita, the north part)
K1 Speed (Indoor Go-Kart Racing), Bellevue
Kelsey Creek Park in Bellevue (sheep sheering in April)
KidsQuest Childrens Museum, Bellevue, suggest up to age 8.
Kirkland Parks info
Marymoor Park, Bellevue/Redmond (summer concerts)
Mercer Slough, Bellevue
Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, Bellevue (U Pick, open in summer) also ranger-guided canoe trips
Point Defiance Park (Tacoma)
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Tacoma)
Remlinger Farms, Carnation
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art, Bellevue
St. Edwards State Park (in Kenmore/Juanita)
Scratch Patch is reopening on the Eastside spring or summer
Bellevue Skate King (roller skating, Bellevue)
Sk8 Park, Bellevue
Thistle Theater, Bellevue (puppet theater)

Edy Kizaki

Kirkland’s Purple for Wine and Good NW Eclectic Fare

November 17, 2010 in Kirkland, Restaurants, Woodinville


Purple could be a mindset, it could be a way of life.  If I didn’t have anything else to do than explore area wines and eat wonderful food, I might be there every day for lunch, meet a bunch of people there for happy hour, and then have a late supper with some wine tasting as a backdrop for an intimate get together with old friends (or new ones, lucky in that in this line of work we meet fantastic new people all the time in the form of clients, some of whom definitely enjoy wine and conversation).  Since there are a few hundred other things on my dance card on a weekly basis I am somewhat more conservative in my attendance at this “must stop” local superstar, but I do try to get there whenever the occasion permits. 

There’s a Purple in Woodinville too.  In fact, that was the first one Dave and I tried.  As so many top notch restaurants are these days, it’s located in a little mall and doesn’t necessarily present as the fantastic place it really is.  It tempted us in one summer afternoon as we passed through the little quaint part of Woodinville with all the shops and the various wine tasting rooms (over 60 vineyards represented!) since they had wrought iron tables outside and the people at them looked especially cheerful and inspired by what they were eating and drinking.  Intense conversations seemed to be taking place, always a good sign.  We were not disappointed, merely made “note to self” that we had to get back there as soon as possible.

This leaves the third of the trio, the Purple at Pike Place Market in Seattle, left for us to experience…who wants to go?

Lunch at Purple

Lunch was just wonderful, salmon penne pasta and a fantastic pizza


daily featured local wines for tasting at Purple