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Fran Somers
Fran is a recovering newspaper journalist who loves to write, travel, and, especially, write about traveling. She has been in Seattle long enough to call it home, but she still feels the pull back to a lake cottage in Northern Michigan every summer.
Interests: Travel, anything on or in the water, trying new restaurants.
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Editor’s Note: A few months ago, we received a letter from a woman who had “become one of the statistics of the divorce club” after her 7-year marriage fell apart. One night, she decided to channel her pain and sadness into a Divorce Bucket List of all the positive things in life she wanted to experience. And then she started... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Locally Yours : Amazon's Local Blog
"I like to shop with my mom at Target." Gemma, age 5. For the first 12 years of his life, my brother used to give my mother a “money jar” on Mother’s Day. He would rinse out (or not) an empty (or nearly empty) bottle of cranberry juice and tape a piece of paper to it on which he would... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Locally Yours : Amazon's Local Blog
Tina Atabaki feeds pets Kokanee and Bruno at "Llama Lland," her family's home in Sammamish, WA. There are dogs in most Amazon buildings in Seattle. Someday they will outnumber the software engineers. There are dogs that sit quietly at their owner's feet, and huge, lumbering creatures that give friendly barks when they see their dog friends in cubicles across the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Locally Yours : Amazon's Local Blog
Photo courtesy of Spur Gastropub, Seattle, WA The Simple Science of Good Eating Bistro, alehouse, watering hole & pub all are familiar names and welcomed destinations at the end of a long workday. They are places one goes to meet a friend, enjoy good conversation or take a swipe on Tinder while enjoying a bite to eat and a liquid... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Locally Yours : Amazon's Local Blog
Hi there! Welcome to Amazon Local’s new blog, “Locally Yours,” where you’ll read insider tips and entertaining stories -- like our “Serious Pi Day” video with award-winning Chef Tom Douglas, below. We’ll be here every week with fresh interviews, event reports, lifestyle tips, and much more. We look forward to spending time with you, so keep dropping in to see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Locally Yours : Amazon's Local Blog
Calculate this: Is it the most important Pi Day of the century because it’s the first time in 100 years that Pi Day lands on the first 5 digits of pi (3/14/15), or is it because you can save an extra $3.14 on everything at Amazon Local today through Sunday (3/13 to 3/15/15)? Get a historic slice of savings with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Locally Yours : Amazon's Local Blog
Think you know renowned Chef Tom Douglas? Sure, you know he’s won a James Beard award, has authored four cookbooks, hosts a radio talk show, and owns 12 wildly popular restaurants in Seattle. But did you also know he’s passionate about Pi Day? We caught up with Chef Tom at his newest Serious Pie restaurant, a bright and airy bar/dining... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Locally Yours : Amazon's Local Blog
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