Meet The Blumensteins

This article can also be found in the September 2018 issue of Mercer Island Living Magazine.

Family and community has always been of utmost importance to the Blumenstein family. Although the kids, Julia, Ryan and Grant, are all grown and off on their own adventures, they still regularly make time for the family. “All three kids live in Seattle, but family is always at the center of their lives,” said Jami Blumenstein, their mom. Read More

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Meet the Hankes

This article can also be found in the August 2018 issue of Mercer Island Living Magazine.

The Mercer Island community is lucky to have the Hankes, who are undoubtedly one of the most impressive families you’ll ever meet. Read More

Meet The Humphreys

This article can also be found in the June 2018 issue of Mercer Island Living Magazine.

Mercer Island resident Todd Humphrey was born and raised outside of Toronto, and like any good Canadian, he was an avid hockey player, competing at both the college level and professionally. He relocated to Mercer Island in 2000 and has happily resided there ever since. He lives with his girlfriend Melanie and two daughters Evan and Claire. Read More

Rare Dog Breeds You’ve Never Heard Of

This article can also be found at Zen Dog Walking.
Most everyone is familiar with common household breeds such as the golden retriever, pitbull, French bulldog or chihuahua. However, it’s easy to forget that there are countless other breeds that most of us have never seen in person, or even heard of!

It’s tough to say exactly how many dog breeds are in existence today – the World Canine Organization estimates about 339 breeds, but that does not include several well-known, yet unofficial breeds, including the goldendoodle. Each dog breed was bred for a specific purpose, thus resulting in such a wide diversity of dogs.

​The following are seven rare breeds you’ve almost certainly never heard of.

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RIP Sweet Nala

This article can also be found in the May 2018 issue of Mercer Island Living Magazine.

Dogs have the incredible ability to love us unconditionally and to make us smile when we need it the most. Their antics make us laugh out loud and they make us feel protected and loved. Because of this, losing a dog can be just as heartbreaking as losing any other family member. Read More

Meet The Pimentels!

This article can also be found in the May 2018 issue of Mercer Island Living Magazine.

Both Charlene and her husband Jeff Pimentel grew up in Seattle, but they found that Mercer Island offered a more supportive, family-oriented setting that they desired. Jeff and Charlene live on the Island with their son Jeffrey.  Read More

Meet The Sareen Family!

This article can also be found in the May 2018 issue of Queen Anne Living Magazine.

Although Kayako and Manu Sareen hail from entirely different parts of the globe, they managed to find their little piece of heaven when they moved to the Pacific Northwest. Read More