Author Archive: Elizabeth Kotar

Elizabeth (more casually known as Liza) is a home-body/traveler. She travels the West Coast constantly, and has been to many places in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. She is currently "sage-ing" in Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego. An avid runner, writer, foodie and traveler, Liza loves to learn about the world around her and be taken by surprise. She also loves spending endless time with her eccentric and lovable Russian family. In her spare time, she busies herself with event planning and admiring other writers' work with a strong cup of coffee. Working towards a Bachelor's in Journalism, Liza is eager to show the world what she can do!

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Something New, Something Borrowed and Something that Smells Old

Something New, Something Borrowed and Something that Smells Old

[ 0 ] June 13, 2014 |

Summer for me has always meant hosting visitors- family, friends, friend’s pets, etc.. As summer enters in its own quintessential green, flourishing, Seattle way, I began the touring season in Seattle with a good friend of mine. On one of the most notable days, we decided to visit various Seattle neighborhoods and make sure to stop […]

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From Grunge to Glamour: Music Venues in Seattle

From Grunge to Glamour: Music Venues in Seattle

[ 0 ] March 25, 2014 |

Lurking underneath the Denny Street overpass, on a barren, grey street lies El Corazon. If you have a morning commute that passes El Corazon, you might consider this place destitute, run-down and without any activity. Yet, it is far from that during the evenings. This small venue is a beacon of hope for many blossoming […]

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From Jeeps to Bedouins: Swimming through the Desert

From Jeeps to Bedouins: Swimming through the Desert

[ 0 ] February 22, 2014 |

We piled into the jeep in the middle of the Sahara Desert in Egypt in the hot summer of 2009, cramming into each available crevice. The trip I was on had 100 other people, including much of my family. Being inside this Jeep felt like home after  weeks of being in the dusty desert. We […]

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A City-Ist, Local-vore and Seattleite Walk Into A Bar

A City-Ist, Local-vore and Seattleite Walk Into A Bar

[ 0 ] December 26, 2013 |

Being a person who is very familiar with the West coast, one of the most striking qualities of this coast is the huge variety of people that you get throughout the different areas. From the laidback, surfer culture of southern California to the artsy, intellectual Northwest, you are sure to always be surprised. Although the […]

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A Day in the Life of a Seattleite

A Day in the Life of a Seattleite

[ 0 ] December 17, 2013 |

You know those cozy Facebook status updates people post about rain on their windows and tea in their hands? For a Seattleite, the rain is the constant background noise to busy, yet very cozy lives. As a friend of mine visited Seattle once said, “I feel like I could go anywhere in pajamas and it’d […]

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Trees, Hills and Rain: The Seattle Way to Navigate

Trees, Hills and Rain: The Seattle Way to Navigate

[ 0 ] December 9, 2013 |

Three things you are bound to encounter while visiting Seattle: trees, hills and rain. We have lots of these, and if there’s a slight chance you haven’t experienced all three, you may not have officially been to Seattle. Due to our varying terrain and love of water (both coming from the sky and surrounding our […]

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The Most Coziest Night of the Year in Seattle

The Most Coziest Night of the Year in Seattle

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

Every American knows that post-Thanksgiving sensation; you’re full of food and ready for the holidays. The day after Thanksgiving for my family always meant the annual tree lighting festival at Westlake Center. Every year, in the heart of downtown Seattle, families and friends gather to hear caroling and watch the brilliant Macy’s star light up […]

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Local Shopping in the Central Marketplace of Seattle

Local Shopping in the Central Marketplace of Seattle

[ 0 ] November 15, 2013 |

As a committed local-vore, I can say with confidence that Seattle is one of the prime locations for excellent locally-sourced shopping. Throughout all the Seattle neighborhoods and surrounding areas, there is an abundance of local farm fresh produce, handmade items, grown-right-in-the-backyard flowers, etc. Yet, the best place to find all of this is in Seattle’s […]

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Seattle by Neighborhood

Seattle by Neighborhood

[ 0 ] November 15, 2013 |

Looking at Seattle from a literally aerial perspective, you can see a variety of hills and enough trees to reverse global warming. One of the most unique aspects of Seattle is the distinct culture within each neighborhood. Each one has so much to offer that it sometimes becomes difficult to leave the one in which […]

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Behind the Glass of Art

Behind the Glass of Art

[ 0 ] November 2, 2013 |

The rain causes us Seattleites to do many crazy things. We are always inside, so what do we do with all of this indoor time? Invent Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing, Amazon–just a few companies that were caused by this incessant rain. Multi-billion dollar industries aside, Seattle is also the epi-center for a more unique kind of […]

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