I was looking at my calendar the other day and I realized I haven’t experienced the burn of Pure Barre for almost six months. Six months! The dismay! Blame it on being a first-time working nursing mom, I guess, since doesn’t seem to be a shortage of Pure Barre locations across western Washington, that’s for sure.


And now, my everyone’s favorite ballet-based total body workout is creeping even further westward with dynamic duo Sami and Brandon Sweeney’s fifth location in four years coming to Green Lake–the Sweeney’s own ‘hood.

A recap of the opening event, through the eyes of a lover of all things sweet.

Cake Envy celebrated its grand opening in Greenlake on Saturday, Oct. 1 — right in time for fall, otherwise known in Seattle as comfort food season. But who am I kidding? Cake is delicious any time of year. And so, on a rather rainy Saturday afternoon, my girlfriend and I set out to perform the ultimate taste test.