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Mid Century Marvelous

I’ve written about this vintage style many times. Mid-century modern (MCM) is the design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture, and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. A one-of-a-kind mid century modern homes that has almost all original feature and details are in demand. Expect large open rooms, beamed cathedral ceilings, and well planned built ins. MCM homes are sprinkled throughout Spokane and if they could speak they’d tell a story of family values and good manners. 
My interest in are MCM homes accelerated when a started helping a historical preservationist and architect couple scour our region for MCM masterpieces that hopefully were not yet updated. I’m now a raving fan of this understandable floor plan and iconic style.  
The following is a interior design article I wrote about this everything old is new again style. 
THE MOD SQUAD Mastering the MCM obsession Laurie Allen 
It has often been said if you wait long enough, everything will come bac…

Drink Pink! The rise of Rosé

Rosé sales has exploded in the US over the past few years, especially during the warm weather months. It taste like summer and all the best ways. In France, it now eclipses the sale of white wine. Yes, everything‘s coming up rosé.

It’s not surprising that when the acclaimed Argentina’s Bodega Santa Julia from chose select wines for the "wine in a can" trend, they picked a luscious rosé.

This Malbec Rosé is bursting with summer berries such as strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. I found it charmingly crisp and delicate on the palate. It’s an easy sip and a good balance between sugar and acidity. It’s an ideal pairing for weekends at the lake, alfresco dining and adventure.
I get the convenience of the grab and go can but I’m still packing stemware as sticking your nose in the glass and taking in the aroma effects the taste. Yes, im that into wine. A rosé is a very food friendly wine and pairs with almost anything. Personally, I love rose with grilled seafood and it’…