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Get Your Summer Skin and Get Ready for the Sun!

We know the weather in Washington is inconsistent but as we get closer to June we know the sun will be out much more often. At Still Spa in Kirkland, we encourage our guests to begin preparing their skin now. Some techniques that truly last throughout the season and beyond take some time to fully begin making a difference. Check out these three tips we have to make your skin summer ready!

Deal with Dry Skin...

This can be achieved with two steps. First, exfoliate to get rid of all the dead skin you currently have. This will help you start fresh and keep your skin healthy. Once you have exfoliated remember to moisturize consistently, this is the prevention of future dry skin. If you are doing this every day, you will see a drastic difference in how your skin feels and looks. Stop by the Still Spa to see what products we recommend or to book a treatment that can help you start to exfoliate.


Did you know that massages are not only a great way to relax but also a way to help tighten your skin? The effects are seen right after but in order to continue you must return every 2-3 weeks to see noticeable long term results. Massages are also a great way to relax and cool down after a day out in the sun. Sometimes simple relaxation can make you feel better all around.


Make sure to get sunscreen on every day! SPF 15 is what we suggest to make sure you're protected but also allows you to get the nice tan you want. Make sure to always be prepared if you miss a spot with aloe lotion to cool and treat any suburns after being out in the sun.

Is your skin ready for the summer? We'd love to help! Call 425.803.9000 to learn more about how you can get ready for this summer.

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Taste, Create, and Move at the Woodmark in Kirkland

The sun is shining so that means it's time to get out and enjoy yourself. Whether you prefer exploring the local walking trails or simply sitting out to soak up the sun, we want to give you our top three activities that just are better with nice weather. Keep reading to hear the tips from our local experts.


We all love food and drink, that is something easily agreed upon but I think we can agree that it is better out in the sun. Nothing can beat that crisp refreshing cocktail, beer, or glass of wine as you let the warmth relax you. Our patios in both Beach Cafe and bin on the lake allow for this to be a reality. Once the sun goes down, come inside and enjoy the local libations on tap we offer. Beach Cafe is taking it a step further and hosting Pike Brewing Company in Seattle for a Beer Dinner this Thursday the 26th. They will take you through their favorite beers paired with a delicious menu from our own chef Mark Boyd. Tickets are still available at If you can't make it...don't worry, we have many of these events to come both with featured local and regional beer and wine.


The art in Kirkland is amazing because of its beauty but also as it is representative of the local culture and scenery. In addition, many of the local galleries are open to the public to enjoy. At the Woodmark Hotel we take it a step further...we give our guests the opportunity to create themselves. You don't have to be a pro, we just want you to have fun! Visit the Beach Cafe bar during Happy Hour and ask about Paint Your World where you can create a watercolor postcard to send to a family member. Or join us on Sunday for a Paint and Sip on Lake Washington where you can create a painting step by step while sipping mimosas or one of your other favorite drinks. Tickets are still available at


We are only 10 days away from May. This means the weather should continue to get better but best of all the return of Woodmark Waterfront Adventures! Paddle boarding, jet skiing, among many other things will be at your disposal to explore Lake Washington this summer. If you haven't tried them before, our Waterfront Adventures staff are well versed and trained in teaching you these fun activities for your enjoyment but also so you head out on the water in a safe and secure environment. Stay tuned for pricing to launch soon on our website!


Ready to make a Woodmark adventure part of your summer plans? Call 425.822.3700 or visit to see how you can get started. 

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Be Inspired to Accomplish More at Your Next Meeting!photo

The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland is proud to be your genuine inspiration to accomplish more. Whether it is our location directly on Lake Washington or our friendly service, you will be sure to have all you need to accomplish more at your next meeting. But you also need to make sure your meeting is ready to help you make these accomplishments. Here is our guide to better meetings on Lake Washington.

Make sure to stay on topic...

We all want to change the world and sometimes meetings can lose their focus with huge ideas. Make sure to keep tangents limited so your team can focus on the task at hand. Setting up separate brainstorms or open forums are a great way to give those with lots of ideas time to share without taking away from your current objectives. Ask your meeting servers about flipcharts and other AV equipment that can help highlight the points of the meeting.

Don't leave the meeting right away...

Take some breaks in between. Have lunch together at Beach Cafe and mull over what the discussion has brought forward. Let everyone think of their questions to bring back into the meeting. Sometimes people won't understand everything that has been said so if you break it up, it will give them a chance to grasp everything.


Change it up...

Add some variety to your next meeting. Don't spend the entire day couped up in a boardroom. Start your day off with some business then head out on Lake Washington for some team building on paddle boards or jet skis. Maybe you want to hold part of your meeting in Still Spa while getting pedicures and enjoying some snacks. You'll be building your team and keeping them engaged better than any meeting before!

Woodmark Paddle Boards

Planning an upcoming meeting? Call our Woodmark Sales and Catering Team at 425.827.1986 to see how we can inspire your team in Kirkland.

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What's Happening at the Woodmark Hotel in April?

Spring is officially upon us and we have a lot going on to celebrate the season here at the Woodmark! Our Woodmark team strives to make our local community a better place while also providing many events for you, our loyal guests, to enjoy. Keep reading to see what the Woodmark team has been doing in the community and what we have planned for the month of April.

Woodmark in the Community...


Last month, some Woodmark employees made a trip to Ronald McDonald House to serve a meal to over 90 of their families. The smiles on the families' faces made the entire experience so memorable for the Woodmark people involved. 


Our goal for 2015 as a team is to be more involved in our community. The next step is for you to get involved with us. On April 16th join us at Beach Cafe for dinner from 5-9 pm. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House in Seattle for our first ever Support a Cause event. Simply make a reservation for dinner and we'll do the rest. Volunteers from Ronald McDonald House will be there talking about the charity and will have jars for patrons to donate on their own if they choose.

Reservations available by calling 425.889.0303 or visiting


April Events at the Woodmark 


Beyond our involvement in the community, here are some ways for you to get involved with the events we have at the hotel.


Nota Bene Meet the Winemaker bin on the lake April 15th 4-6 pm


Come meet our winery of the month Nota Bene Cellars in Seattle. They will be meeting you and talking about their winery plus we will have a special on their wine that night too. Also, enjoy an all night Happy Hour for Wine Wednesday.


Pike Brewing Beer Dinner at Beach Cafe April 23rd 6 pm Beach Cafe Bar


Meet the owners of Pike Brewing in Seattle as they take you through their favorite choices of beer paired with a menu created by Chef Mark Boyd and the Beach Cafe team. Tickets are only $45 and are available at 


Paint and Sip Mimosas with bin on the lake Olympic Terrace Tent April 26th 12-2 pm


Join us for a special Paint and Sip event with mimosas in our Olympic Terrace Tent. Your first mimosa is on us plus enjoy all of the painting supplies you need to create your painting to take home. Tickets are only $45 and are available at


Make sure to join us for an event this April. Need help deciding? Visit for full information or call 425.822.3700 to learn more.

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Think Outside the Basket this Easter in Kirkland

From our team at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland we wish you an early Happy Easter! When this holiday comes around everyone knows the routine, brunch with family and friends followed by the Easter egg hunt. These are great times but this year we encourage you to get creative in celebrating this Sunday. Keep reading for three ideas for fun activities that kids and adults will enjoy.

This year at the Woodmark Hotel both bin on the lake and Beach Cafe are hosting Easter brunches for you to enjoy with family and friends. But what's the plan after that...Here's three ideas for you to try this Sunday:

Sidewalk Chalk Decorations

Break out the classic childhood sidewalk chalk and draw bunnies or eggs as big as the kids. Better yet, let the kids' imaginations run wild and see what they can create that fits in with the holiday. Make sure to snap some pictures after before the rain washes it away. You never know with the weather at this time of the year...

Easter Egg Toss

We don't suggest using real eggs but if you are daring go right ahead. Get everyone a partner and have them toss an plastic egg filled with candy back and forth, taking a step back with each catch. See who gets the farthest away without dropping the egg. The winners get the candy inside their egg! 

 Adult Easter Egg Hunt!

At the Woodmark, this year we aren't forgetting the adults. Whether you're a kid at heart or are interested in winning some great prizes, join us Sunday for Easter brunch and then try your hand in our adult easter egg hunt. Every brunch guest will receive a sealed egg with a coupon inside for one of our restaurants or Still Spa. You must keep those eggs sealed and return the egg by April 18th to see what's inside and redeem it!

We will also be hiding 4 golden Easter eggs around the property each containing a grand prize. Anyone who has brunch with us is also eligible to find the golden eggs! The prizes are:

So what are you waiting for? Make your Easter plans right now and take part in our 1st adult Easter egg hunt!

Reservations for Beach Cafe available at or call 425.889.0303 and for bin on the lake at or call 425.803.5593.

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Raw Recipe: Green Chickpea Hummusphoto

The reality is that sometimes we don't have time to cook but we need a full meal's worth of nutrition. Our favorite way to do this is chickpea hummus. You can dip anything in it to add great flavor and nutrition to your dish and there's no cooking required. Keep reading for how to make this simple, raw delicious recipe.

Green Chickpea Hummus

2 lbs Green Chickpeas
2 oz Tahini Paste
1 TBL Cumin
4 Roasted Garlic Cloves
½ cup Lemon Juice
½ cup Water
½ cup Olive Oil
2 TBL Kosher Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper

Green Chickpea Hummus Beach Cafe

This recipe makes any dish better. Our favorite thing to dip with is warm pita bread! We encourage you to try your favorite raw recipe, especially when time is of the essence! At Beach Cafe, we offer many options cooked or raw that both express the flavors of the Northwest sea and inland. Check out our full menu to see.

Want to join us for dinner? Make reservations with us tonight! Call 425.889.0303 or visit us at  

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Say I Do in Kirkland this 2015 Wedding Seasonphoto

Many of you are in the midst of planning the big day which includes considering where this monumental event will occur. Obviously, we are a little biased to say you should consider the Woodmark. But it's not just what we do that makes us one of the top wedding venues in Seattle, it's the beauty of the city of Kirkland and the Eastside. Keep reading for our top 5 reasons why the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland should be on the top of your list of wedding venues.

Location, location, location...

The Woodmark is one of the only wedding locations in the Greater Seattle Area, steps away from the water. You can literally walk into Lake Washington from the lawn. We have even had brides come back for Trash the Dress photoshoot in the water. You don't have to jump in though, you can also simply hop on the Woodmark II for a celebratory after vows cruise together. Not a bad way to start married life...

Woodmark II Kirkland

Outdoor Wedding Venue...

Our Olympic Terrace Tent creates an intimate outdoor venue, perfect for hot summer nights with a cool breeze from the lake. It doesn't always get hot here but when it does you will be thankful for the light, cool breeze. It also creates the perfect backdrop for your ceremony. Your guests focus on you as the sun sets in beautiful colors on Lake Washington behind you.

Olympic Terrace Tent

The Essentials...

We offer a locally sourced food & beverage menu that allows guests to showcase the state their wedding is being held in. Washington has much to offer in the way of wines and cuisine; we want every guest to leave knowing that. It's a great way to introduce out of town guests to everything our beautiful state has to offer and we can begin to tell them the story of why this area is special.

Woodmark Wedding Menu

The View...

As the sun sets over the city of Seattle, the perfect amount of daytime, sunset, and evening photo opportunities are created. The Olympic Terrace Tent is situated perfectly to capture the sun setting during dinner time to send you off perfectly into your reception. When we say these views are picturesque, we really mean it...

Lake Washington

Escape not that far away...

Finally, the Woodmark Hotel has all of the features to create a destination wedding feel, even for locals. With a spa, two restaurants, and seasonal water sport rentals, all guests can make a long weekend out of a wedding celebration. Why not make it a vacation? If you're going to be here, might as well enjoy it right?

If you are planning your big day give us a call at 425.827.1986 to learn more or to start planning your Woodmark wedding!

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Find the Pot of Gold this St. Patrick's Day in Kirkland at Beach Cafephoto

With St. Patrick's Day only a week away, we wanted to help you find a drink that tastes like gold (if gold was a cocktail). Don't forget to wear your green, our drink wears it with a lime on its rim. Does it count if you drink it and eat the lime? You can be the one to test it out with drink specials at Beach Cafe to celebrate. But before the holiday hits here's how our bartender Shane makes Irish Gold.

Irish Gold

Irish Gold Beach Cafe

3/4 oz. Peach schnapps
1 1/2 oz. Orange juice
1 1/2 oz. Jameson whiskey
1 1/2 oz. Ginger ale

Even if you're not a fan of whiskey, this drink truly tastes like a pot of gold. Not too strong but also not too sweet, a perfect way to celebrate the holiday!

Beyond the Irish Gold, we will have a couple other specials in Beach Cafe for St. Patty's Day. Kilt Lifter Beers from Pike Brewery in Seattle will be only $5 all day and shots of Jameson, Bushmills, and Tillamoore Dew will also only be $5! A perfect excuse to try out some different drink recipes!

We also have the food covered. A northwest Reuben with fries is the perfect meal to go along with your drinks! So if you didn’t have a reason to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, now you do…Just don’t forget the green!

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What to Do? Make it a Date Night Part Two in Kirklandphoto

Last week we highlighted a couple great hotspots in Kirkland to take your significant other for a creative, fun time. Consistently changing it up and finding new ideas for you two to enjoy together is the key to truly enjoying your relationship. How many times do we get asked," what is there to do in Kirkland?"...alot! How many answers do we have for them? ... A lot! Here are some more insider tips to places you must take a date in Kirkland.

Painting and Sipping...

CANVAS! Paint and Sip Studio is the ultimate good time. Trying your hand at art while sipping on your favorite wine or cocktail. Their team of talented artists and teachers make every stroke as easy as writing your own name. But by the end of the session, you have somehow created a masterpiece worthy of taking home and hanging in your home. But the best part of the experience is in between. Laughing, sipping, and enjoying the artist experience together is something that is always enjoyable. You don't have to be good at art or you can be the best there is, Paint and Sip events are about the people you are with and the fun you have. At the Woodmark, we host these events for our guests and local patrons consistently so make sure your next painting is on Lake Washington.

Canvas Paint and Sip Kirkland

Dive In...

One of the best parts of Kirkland is being right on Lake Washington. But in the right circumstances we encourage our guests to take it a step further and dive in! Whether they take that literally or float along is up to them. The Woodmark Hotel offers complimentary kayaks for guests to explore the surroundings all year round. When May hits, it's time for Waterfront Adventures! Stand up paddle boards, jet skis, boat rentals all take guests right to the water. But even then it is up to the guest if they want float or swim!

Lake Washington Kayak

Kirkland is a place of discovery and our Woodmark team wants to point you in the right direction! Make sure to ask our guest services team or call 425.822.3700 for any tips about the best ways to experience Kirkland.


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