How Will You Enjoy the Last Month of Summer?

Mid-August always brings about that moment of sadness, when we begin to realize that our dreams of long summer days and parties on the beach will soon come to an end. Luckily, we've still got a few more weeks until fall kicks in, and Laura Gaskill over at Houzz has some great ways to enjoy the last month of summer. A couple of great ideas I love? 

First, Gaskill says to have a "seaside fete" and "check off all of your favorite summer-beach-day traditions on one afternoon: Take a dip, build a sand castle, collect shells and treasures, and go for a walk," ending with a meal fresh from the sea.

Image Courtesy of the Article

Or have a "Best of Summer Party" where you reminisce about your favorite summer moments among friends, family, and the last of that summer sunshine. She even suggests bringing out your scrapbook, a way to capture memories that is often missed as we don't often have our photos printed these days.

Image Courtesy of the Article

For more ideas about how to end your summer right, view the full article here.

Experience the Island Life on the Bainbridge Island Waterfront Home Tour

Waterfront homes are truly as unique as the people they attract, offering a distinct appeal and exceptional lifestyle opportunities. Here in the Pacific Northwest there are many shores to nestle on, and Realogics Sotheby's International Realty invites you to experience an exclusive collection of Bainbridge Island homes and embark on a waterfront tour this Saturday, July 19th.  You won't want to miss the chance to view some truly unparalleled available properties, take in the beauty of Bainbridge’s magnificent bays and harbors, and of course, soak up the waterfront lifestyle.

So, with the sea below and blue skies above, climb aboard! Just pack your sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen, and prepare for a fresh perspective and a relaxing taste of the island life!

When: Saturday July 19th, 1-4pm (boarding at 12:30pm)

Where: The tour departs and lands at Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island

Cost: $49 per person

Reserve your seat now as space is limited!

Destination Victoria: Seaplanes, Tenders & Golf Carts, Oh My!

Recently, Dean Jones of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, George Liu and Kevin Corbett of Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty toured the Greater Victoria area in British Columbia. Just moments from departing aboard their Kenmore Air seaplane flight, the trio caught a glimpse of VAVA II – a 315-foot super yacht moored in South Lake Union, which may be a harbinger to the global wealth that is descending upon the Pacific Northwest of late.

PICTURED ABOVE: The 315-foot VAVA II dwarfs the other boats in Lake Union while an inspiring view of downtown Seattle is afforded from the Kenmore Air floatplane.

First stop was James Island, BC, a matchless 780-acre private island in the Gulf Islands and just a quick tender ride across from the Port of Sydney north of Victoria.  Listed by James LeBlanc and Scott Piercy of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, the $75 million resort-like enclave has too many lifestyle features to list, but is known globally as the only Jack Nicklaus “Signature” golf course in the world.

PICTURED ABOVE: James Island is a 780-acre private island located in the British Columbia island chain known as the Gulf Islands just north of the San Juan Islands in Washington.

PICTURED ABOVE AND BELOW: A “signature” golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus is the only one in the world that exists on a private island – the cost of a round could be $75 million unless you’re an invited guest.

The group also met Dan Matthews, President & CEO of EcoasisDevelopments LLC and toured the office of Scott Piercy, a top-selling broker in the Victoria marketplace, located in the famous Empress Hotel. They also visited a record-setting penthouse sale overlooking the beautiful Victoria Harbor.

For more information see the full RSIR Blog Post Here

The Eastside Brokers Become "Connoisseurs of Wine"

On Thursday, March 13th a collective of brokers from Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s ”Connoisseurs of Life” Showroom gathered at the new branch office for an evening of wine education courtesy of the Maison DeLille Wine Bar. Guests sipped on four exclusive wines while enjoying a bite and one another’s company. The delicious Wine Tasting Menu ranged from an aromatic Doyenne 2012 Roussanne to a vintage DeLille Cellars 2011.