He writes poetry for others

One Sunday morning at Ballard Farmer’s Market, a sign saying “Poems, your topic, your price” drew my attention. In front of this sign were two men tapping on old fashioned typewriter on recycled paper. One of them was Willhelm Curius.

I asked him if he could write something for my eldest son who was abroad for his sophomore year and whom I missed. He asked for a few more information and I gave him more details and described Pierre a little bit. There were a lot of people at the market that day and he told me he would be done 30 minutes later.

When I came back he offered to read the poem aloud. I found it very moving and I was touched.

— At Ballard Farmer’s Market


Lady Yum Macarons

Let’s go to the Eastside for once.

I love the décor. I was there to buy macarons to bring to a party but I felt so comfortable in this cute shop that I stayed for a while and had a delicious French press coffee with a chocolate macaron.

I can’t say these macarons were the most delicious macarons I have ever had but overall I enjoyed them. I liked the texture and the flavors, and although some of my friends found they were too sweet, I didn’t.

Did you know there is a Macaron Day? Admittedly, there is a day to celebrate anything and everything now, but Macaron Day is on March 20th. Isn’t it an excellent excuse (if you need one) to go and try them?

Lady Yum also serves Champagne by the glass.

They are open till 10pm, so I may also go back for a “petit sucré” after dinner.

Lady Yum Macarons 111 Lake St, Kirkland,


Unique Brunch at Joule

For a delicious brunch that differs from your traditional American bacon and eggs, check out this place.

We already enjoyed going to Joule for dinner (Joule is a jewel) and I couldn’t wait to try their brunch. And oh my… it is at the same level and it did not disappoint us.

You choose an entree from the menu and help yourself to the buffet. They change the theme monthly for the buffet. When we went in February it was Cajun and I tried all the dishes! Unique, surprising and flavorful!

Sincerely, these guys are gifted. They also run REVEL (Winter Lunch at Revel and Sunday Day at Revel) and opened a new one (TROVER) that I need to check out some day.

It is $17 for entrée and buffet and they also offer a kids option at $10 (eggs and toasts and buffet included).

Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

I highly recommend making a reservation.
Joule 3506 Stone Way N