This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Tiny Green Oasis

February, 29, 2016

Tucked into a park hidden amid the urban bustle of Seattle is a small conservatory overflowing with foliage. Time seems to stand still inside this century-old sanctuary built with a $5 kit imitating London’s Crystal Palace.

Conservatory A Conservatory B Conservatory C Conservatory D

Despite its size and phantom presence, over 150,000 plant aficionados make this pilgrimage each year. On any day, you can find couples sliding onto benches to steal kisses, toddlers with wide eyes taking their first steps to admire leaves as large as they are, and nature-lovers seeking solitude. Regardless of what brings you in, you’re sure to leave knowing this world is full of beauty.


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