Author Archives: theseattlecook

Dollar Shave Club review

Life at 31, married, no kids, urbanite, co-founder of a profitable start-up is going fucking swell. If you use the latest shaving blades its easy to make the cartridge last for weeks even a month or so. But in the end having the same blade for so long when you know you need to spring […]

What day to dress up for Halloween 2013

This subject has been a late night topic over several drinks and our group of friends. When should we dress up and hit the bars for Halloween? Halloween falls on a Thursday this year…and since most of our group doesn’t go out on week nights the debate turns into going out October 26th Saturday or […]

Center for Wooden Boats

Stating the obvious…the weather since May 2013 in Seattle has been phenomenal! Today its 73 degrees! Working out for me sucks! So this summer I took long leisurely walks from our midtown condo to South Lake Union. There is MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry), countless restaurants along Westlake Ave & Terry Ave and my […]

Whiskey Decanter

I am convinced that everyone’s family has even owned a crystal whiskey decanter. Why now as a 31 year old are they so hard to find? One rainy Seattle Sunday I headed over to the the Ballard Market and just started popping into the shops along the ave. There among a display of high ball […]


It is a no-brainer that the rise of smart phones and the apps that followed have taken over every happy hour, dinner, bathroom break…etc. While vacationing on the east coast we happened to catch a buzz with another couple and surprisingly I asked, “why don’t you have your phone?” they explained the concept…no phone Friday! […]


I wear glasses. Since freshman year of college I sported rimless frames but it was not until I moved to Seattle where I learned what glasses were all about. One day while walking through Pike Place Market I stopped into Market Optical. Turned out there was a trunk show for Robert Marc. I never heard […]

How to get on HGTV’s House Hunters

The follow up to when people find out we were on House Hunters is…how did you get on House Hunters (right after they said I love House Hunters). The answer is pretty simple…I wrote a short 4 to 8 line paragraph about who we were, where we lived, what we were looking for in house/ […]

How to Start the Holiday Season

Yes, that’s 4 cases of Shipyard’s Pumpkinhead. Starting a new tradition this year…Ash and I decided to buy 96 bottles of beer to share with friends and family before Halloween. Basically once the Pumpkinhead has been consumed the holidays begin. From Maine to New York most bars have Pumpkinhead on tap. With sugar-cinnamon rimmed glasses […]

Kennebunkport, Maine

Best Time to Go: after labor day weekend Where to Stay: Cabot Cove Cottages Where to Eat Dinner: David’s KPT, One Dock, Earth Where to Drink: The Ramp, Hurricane, Federal Jacks “Fed Jacks” Where to Eat Breakfast: Maine Diner Where to Eat Lunch: Arundel Kennebunkport a great end of summer retreat. The crowds that were […]

The All-Inclusives (Movie Idea)

A long while back my brother and I had an idea for a movie called: “When We’re 30.” Its about two brother who never actually grow up yet travel with their parents. We have written 3 screenplays between us and produced a couple comic stripes. For more information visit: The All – Inclusives