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An incomplete collection of published works.






Liberty Lake SPLASH (June 2018)

Going GREEN



Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (February 2016)

It's Pouring in Kendall Yards : Craftsman Cellars


Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (December 2015)

The Best IKEA Hack Ever : Urban Creek Delivery


Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (November 2015)

#KIDNEY4KALEY


Published online by both ZILLOW & YAHOO!

Locals Share their Spokane Secrets



Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (October 2015)

Best of 2015


Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (June 2015)

Pegged! What Your Signature Drink Says About You



Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (May 2015)

A Cup of Kindness : Boots Bakery & Lounge



Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (April 2015)

Be a Part of Art : Gallery Debuts in Kendall Yards




Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (March 2015)

The Happiest Happy Hours



Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (Dec 2014/Jan 2015)

Tiny Bubbles



the essential guide (2014/2015)

Pursued by ART
http://www.sipofspokane.com/2014/07/pursued-by-art-local-spotlight.html



Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (July/August 2014)

Best Case Scenario




the essential guide  - Spokane : Coeur d'Alene : Walla Walla (2013/2014)

The Classic Cocktail Comeback
http://www.sipofspokane.com/2014/03/the-classic-cocktail-comeback.html

Experiencing ART: Inland Empire Style
http://www.sipofspokane.com/2014/03/be-part-of-art.html

The Thrill of the Hunt: Antiquing
http://www.sipofspokane.com/2014/04/the-thrill-of-hunt.html

Vine to Wine : The Art of Winemaking
http://www.sipofspokane.com/2014/04/vine-to-wine.html

Uniquely Yours: Personalizing your BIG day
http://www.sipofspokane.com/2014/04/uniquely-yours-personalizing-your.html




Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (2014)

Liquid Libations. Shaken, not stirred
http://www.sipofspokane.com/2014/04/shaken-not-stirred-martini.html




WASHINGTON TRAVEL + LIFE (2014)

For the love of Washington Wine


Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (2013)

SHOPS: Boot Lust



Mermaids of the Lake (2013)

Wine Feature Article: Wine Tasting 101

(cover to follow)

Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (2013)

Liquid Libations. Toast of the Town


Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (2013)

Liquid Libations. Cork or Screw.

Best of Everything!


Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (2013)

Liquid Libations: A Standing Ovation.

Local Flavor. Taco Chic Salsa. 

Local Flavor. Victor's Hummus


Spokane Coeur d"Alene Living magazine (2012)
Tasting Room Tips



 Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (2012)

Liquid Libations. Some like it HOT
Best of the City



the essential guide - Spokane : Coeur d'Alene : Walla Walla (2012/2013)

Design Matters. Everything Old is New Again

Shop Small. Unique Boutiques

Wine. Walla Walla Wonderful & Spokane Sensational 

ART in unlikely places

ART WALKS



Mermaids of the Lake (2013)

Almost Famous. The next BIG thing in Wine.


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Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (2008)

If boyfriends were bars.

(cover to follow)

Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine ()

Sparkling!


Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (2012)

Jackpot! A Spokane Home Story


Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (2012)

Mix it Up: Craft Cocktails Make a Comeback




Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (2011)

Marys & Mimosas



Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine (2010)

Liquid Libations: Let them Eat Cupcakes




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