Preserve a historic mansion while incorporating all-things sustainable and you get Preservation Kitchen.

When it comes to cozy dining in the Northend, your picks are sparse. Bars are scarce. Restaurants are in short supply. Northwest cuisine is practically non-existent among the plethora of strip mall Thai, Pho and Mexican haunts. There is, however, Preservation Kitchen. That restored mansion on Bothell Way. And it’s worth checking out.

What happens when a Seattle gal named Sabrina falls in love with a Britt named Shane? Sabrina Shane is born.

This husband and wife team, each raised in families of artists — painters, jewelry designers, dancers and writers — were perhaps individually destined to land in creative career fields. But when they found each other, their mutual love for the lovely things in life sent them off on a global lifestyle to explore the world.