Another delightful staycation has opened our eyes to yet more facets of this multilayered city—and this one felt especially merry and bright. Although there are enough festive wintertime happenings to fill every December day, here’s an itinerary you may choose to follow if you find yourself downtown for a short-and-sweet 24 hours.

Head to Wallingford to explore wine two at a time

I had just finished reading Cork Dork and was feeling confident in my ability to taste wine like a pro last week when we visited Claret Wine Bar in Wallingford, the newest member of the Purple Cafe and Thackeray restaurant family. I had no reason to feel confident – I love wine and know which wines I like and which I don’t (Sorry white wine, you’ll never be a red. You’re dead to me), but I’m no expert.

This March participate in the scrumptious Seattle dining frenzy.

Foodies get ready for the bi-annual Seattle fine-dining event, Dine Around Seattle, starting March 1st and lasting until the 29th.  At Dine Around Seattle you will get a taste of Seattle’s best restaurants at reasonable prices.  This year 46 of Seattle’s finest restaurants are participating in the event with delicious dishes being offered all around the city.