May Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

Neighborhood Update
from KiamaLise Herres

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

The local real estate market – already the hottest in the country – set yet another price record in April. The number of homes for sale dropped 27 percent compared to a year ago, the lowest amount of inventory ever recorded for a spring month. The historically low supply of homes is making competition among buyers fierce. Sellers are in the enviable position of being able to structure sales agreements to include concessions such as rent-backs and longer closing time so they can take the time to find their next home.

Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics for the Eastside,Seattle, King County and Snohomish County.

  KING COUNTY

  


If you’d like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I’ll be happy to send you a report.

Eastside Equestrian Life Business of the Month for May 2017

The Mosaic Art of Topo Swope

 
 
Topo Swope is a woman of many talents. Not only has she created and run one of the largest and most successful talent agencies in Seattle for many moons, but her love and dedication to animals, most especially rescue animals, precedes her. After a lengthy lay-up with multiple hip surgeries, Topo resumed her passion for mosaics and has been a member of Seattle Mosaic Arts ever since. She only does animals, and finds it is a special way  to pay homage to the animals she so admires
and those who have passed on.
Today, Topo has grown her passion to include personal commissions of your favorite pet immortalized in beautiful glass. These pieces have a life and beauty all their own and for those who are looking for that special gift they are the perfect choice and the prices are very reasonable.

My personal favorite is the fox, but truly all of Topo’s creations have a lovely charm and whimsical quality to them. To see more of Topo’s mosaics or to commission a personalized way to honor your pet,  please call Topo directly at: 206-799 7972.
Also Seattle Mosaic Arts is having their 8th Anniversary Party June 3rd with a special exhibit. Stop by for a look at other artists or to learn more about this beautiful art form.
 
24928 Old Pipeline Road | Monroe, WA 98272
$525,000 | 3 Bed / 2 Bath  | Lot Size:  10.05 acres

Acres of perfect pasture lined in pristine white fencing greet you as you enter your own wonderland. 10 acres to play and explore with strolling paths, gardens and a pond for skipping stones. Lovely updated rambler with granite kitchen counters, remodeled baths, fresh carpet and paint. 24 X 36 shop for all the toys. Solid barn for the horses completes a storybook picture. Minutes to downtown Monroe. Click Here to see more photos.

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you’ll like:

KiamaLise Herres | Broker
Mobile: 206.679.5322
Office: 425.462.8000
Email: kiama@windermere.com
If there is any additional information I can provide,
please don’t hesitate to give me a call.

– KiamaLise


Posted on June 2, 2017 at 10:20 am
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April Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

Neighborhood Update
from KiamaLise Herres

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

While we finally saw an increase in new listings in March, there was an even greater jump in sales.Lack of supply continued to push prices to new record highs. For the fifth straight month, our region has experienced  the sharpest home price increases of any major market in the country. While that may be tough news for buyers, here’s the other reality: rents in the city of Seattle have increased 57 percent in the last six years.  Brokers are hoping that more sellers will jump into the market this spring to help meet buyer demand.

Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics for the Eastside,Seattle, King County and Snohomish County.

  KING COUNTY

  


If you’d like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I’ll be happy to send you a report.

Eastside Equestrian Life Business of the Month for April

This marks the third and final part of my three-part series on equestrian inspired fragrance for home and body.  Last month I introduced you to Nasreen from Parfumerie Nasreen in the Alexis Hotel in downtown Seattle where the lovely Nasreen took us on an odyssey to find the perfect personal fragrance. This month’s quest finds us searching for the equally perfect fragrance for our home.
One of the biggest and most robust industries in home fragrance is most obviously, the candle market. Though reed diffusers, sprays and other various forms of home fragrance litter the aisles of fine fragrance stores, there is something about a candle that sets it apart from the competition.  There is no denying that the act of lighting a candle and letting the scent gently perfume the air carries with it millions of years of tradition and ties us inexorably from our cave man roots.  There also is no denying that there is a certain satisfaction that comes from leaning closely to a lit candle, capturing the last wisp of fragrance and heat  close on your face then gently blowing the flame out.  It’s as if to say, “thank you for the experience -until we met again”.
Many many perfumers are attempting to capture the spirit of the equestrian life in a home fragrance. What better way to harken us back to crisp fall days on the hacking trail or lazy summer twilight hours spent at the other end of a lead line watching our best friend dry in the sun after a summer bath?
Here are two of my favorite home fragrances I found on this most delightful journey.

Roja Candles:  in fragrance “Leather”- described as “seductive, suave and ultra-sensual. This luxurious and exotic blend is pure hedonism.”   I mostly just thought it smelled warm and snuggly like my horses neck. Price $100-$150. You can purchase at Parfumerie Nasreen in Seattle or order online at Bergdorf Goodman in New York. www.parfumerienasreen.com

Diptyque Candles:  in fragrance “Feu de Bois/Wood Fire”. I don’t typically roast marshmallows with my horse but if I did I’m sure this is the fragrance it would conjure . Warm, delicious and smoky!  Described on the Diptyque website as a “sophisticated blend of rare woods recalls the crackling of an open fire. Warm and familiar during the winter days.” www.diptyqueparis.com 

Here’s to a fully realized sensory experience!
Kiama

421 S Machias Rd | Snohomish, WA 98290
$650,000 | 3 Bed / 2.25 Bath  | Lot Size:  4.4 acres


Cross a charming bridge and enter an enchanting homestead style farm rich with possibilities. Cradled by the Pilchuck river this home features exposed beam ceilings, brick floors and accent walls, inviting and large gathering rooms and sensible floor plan. Peaceful,private views from every window. Giant shop with a finished bonus room, kitchenette and 3/4 bath above. Large pantry area, extra office, chicken coop, dog run ,and nearly 5 acres to enjoy as you please. Close access to the Centennial trail.
Click Here to see more photos.

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you’ll like:

KiamaLise Herres | Broker
Mobile: 206.679.5322
Office: 425.462.8000
Email: kiama@windermere.com
If there is any additional information I can get you, please give me a call.   
– KiamaLise

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm
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March Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

Neighborhood Update
from KiamaLise Herres

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

Home prices are growing faster in our region than anywhere else in the country. After a brief slowdown last month, home prices in February jumped to new record highs. The reason?  The lowest number of homes for sale on record. The surge in prices came well ahead of the normal seasonal spring uptick, adding even greater urgency among buyers competing for already severely limited inventory. It remains to be seen if the predicted hike in interest rates will help moderate the market. For now, sellers are calling the shots.
 Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics for the Eastside,Seattle, King County and Snohomish County.

  KING COUNTY

  


If you’d like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I’ll be happy to send you a report.

See more amazing homes on our Pinterest board!

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you’ll like:

Eastside Equestrian Life Business of the Month for March 2017

Part 2 of a 3 Part Series on Luxury Scents
 
Last month I introduced the topic of finding the perfect fragrance for home and body that captures the essence of the equestrian life. To help me in this pursuit I enlisted the help of an expert “nose.” Nasreen  Rehmat of Parfumerie Nasreen has been a fixture on the lobby level of the Alexis Hotel in downtown Seattle for 31 years. Nasreen imports all of her fragrances from Europe and each fragrance or line of fragrances is carefully and expertly curated. You cannot find any of these luxury scents at the usual department stores like Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus. None of the perfumes Nasreen carries have any toxic or manmade ingredients. All of them are the purest form of fragrance available in the world today.

Parfumerie Nasreen store

Walking into Parfumerie Nasreen and meeting Nasreen is an experience in and of itself and worth the trip into Seattle to embrace this enigmatic, diminutive, whirling dervish.  It is clear that Nasreen loves her profession and she zeros in on her clientele with hawk like precision; whipping out bottles as beautiful as the liquid they enshrine and finding the scent that embodies exactly what you’ve always yearned for but just couldn’t put into words.
I asked Nasreen for help in finding the perfect equestrian inspired fragrance and she delivered above and beyond my expectations. Parfums De Marley has a line of fragrance inspired by Louis XV. History reveals that Louis XV was obsessed with fragrance and equally obsessed with his champion line of racehorses. This eccentric ruler had a different perfume designed for every room of Versailles and the waters that flowed from the fountains of Versailles were said to be perfumed as well. Parfums De Marley has created a line of fragrances (9 in all) with each one named after a prized and famous racehorse of the royal court of France: Shagya, Darley, Ispazon, Lippizan, Godolphin, Pegasus, Herod, Safanad, and Meliora. 

Each Perfums De Marley fragrance is different, distinct and carries with it its own sense of romance and allure.  Every beautifully made bottle left me wondering what each one of these horses must have been like in their day.  Some scents are warm and earthy with top notes of tobacco and vanilla reminding me of leather and Fall days. Others have a distinctive light watery spirit to them that seem to be more like the apparition of a fragrance than a fragrance itself.  It was hard to pick just one that truly embodies what I was looking for but after much sniffing and daydreaming I settled on Herod. With top notes of cinnamon and pepperwood, heart notes (or mid notes) of tobacco leaves and frankincense and base notes of vanilla pods, woody accord, cedarwood, vetiver, patchouli- I knew I hit the jackpot. It’s the next best thing to being in the barn.
Do yourself a favor and plan an outing to Parfumerie Nasreen and tell Nasreen, Kiama sent you (or should I say Kiama scent you!). I’m am absolutely sure you will not be disappointed and will walk away with a fragrance to truly call your own.
To contact Nasreen and begin your own fragrance journey click here: www.parfumerienasreen.com
Next month: Equestrian Inspired Home Fragrances
Next month I will reveal the winning home fragrance from my luxury scent adventure.

Beautifully balanced equestrian home just over 5 acres. Vaulted ceilings & large rooms create open & airy spaces & blend seamlessly with outdoor oasis. Gigantic kitchen complete with granite overlooks pastures where happy horses play. Beautifully remodeled master bath with walnut cabinets & lush granite. Freshly refinished hardwoods, new carpet and paint. Lovely 4 stall barn and access to miles of DNR trails. Huge shop with extra heated room wired for 220. Minutes to downtown Snohomish.

KiamaLise Herres | Broker
Mobile: 206.679.5322
Office: 425.462.8000
Email: kiama@windermere.com
If there is any additional information I can get you, please give me a call.   
– KiamaLise

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 3:46 pm
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February Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

Neighborhood Update
from KiamaLise Herres

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

The local real estate market remains very hot with extremely low inventory and prices that are rising faster than anywhere else in the country. However, that rate of price growth appears to be cooling from last year, dropping to its slowest pace in three years. Predictions of more interest rate hikes may further limit price increases. Those considering to sell their home may want to take advantage now of this perfect storm of record-low inventory and record-high prices.
Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics for the Eastside, Seattle, King County and Snohomish County.

  KING COUNTY

  


If you’d like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I’ll be happy to send you a report.

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you’ll like:

Eastside Equestrian Life Business of the Month for February 2017
First of a 3 Part Series on Luxury Scents
Since February is the month dedicated to love I thought it fitting to start a 3 part series on the power of fragrance and the role it plays in our lives. It’s no secret that scent is a huge mood inducer. Ask any horse person what their favorite scent is and I’ll bet half will say, bar none, the scent of their tack room, and the other half will say their horse’s muzzle. My husband often jokes that if he could bottle the scent of my horse for me he would. It’s not an all-together outrageous idea. What if we had perfume or a scent for our home that would induce the same pleasure we feel when putting tack soap to leather or riding through the woods on an early spring morning?
It seems I’m not the only one wondering if it’s possible to capture this elusive serotonin enhancing fragrance. Lately, I’ve definitely noticed a trend in perfumes, candles and home fragrance. Tom Ford has several fragrances heavy in top notes of tobacco which throw a distinctly “horsey” vibe.  Everywhere I look I see candles named after whisky, oak and green grass. But who has achieved the perfect fragrance that tips our olfactory senses into the nirvana that is our barn without being too, well, how should I put this, manure-y?  I went on a quest to find out. Stay tuned as our next two issues will be dedicated solely to capturing the perfect personal fragrance for our home and equestrian lifestyle.
Just Listed 

Offered at $850,000
Beautifully balanced equestrian home just over 5 acres. Vaulted ceilings & large rooms create open & airy spaces & blend seamlessly with outdoor oasis. Gigantic kitchen complete with granite overlooks pastures where happy horses play. Beautifully remodeled master bath with walnut cabinets & lush granite. Freshly refinished hardwoods, new carpet and paint. Lovely 4 stall barn and access to miles of DNR trails. Huge shop with extra heated room wired for 220. Minutes to downtown Snohomish.

KiamaLise Herres  | Broker
Mobile: 206.679.5322
Office: 425.462.8000
Email: kiama@windermere.com
If there is any additional information I can get you, please give me a call.   
– Kiama

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 10:04 am
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January Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

Neighborhood Update
from KiamaLise Herres

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

A record low number of houses for sale in December indicates that 2017 will continue to be a very competitive market for buyers. The good news: those who decide to take the plunge and list their home can count on getting a premium price for their property.  Brokers reported that about three-fourths of the homes sold in December involved bidding wars.
Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics for the Eastside, Seattle, King County and Snohomish County.

  KING COUNTY

  


If you’d like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I’ll be happy to send you a report.

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you’ll like:

Eastside Equestrian Life: Business of the Month for January 2017
Alexis Lind Three Day Event and Personal Trainer
The Rider as Athlete

Lexi and “Vincent” owned by Karen Halverson

In equestrian sports, the rider’s fitness level is all too often overlooked.  The main focus on athletic prowess is targeted on our loyal equine partner who is expected to make up for any gaps or lack of ability in the rider.  How fair is this to the horse?  The rider has an obligation to his or her own fitness level just as much as a commitment to the horse’s fitness.  We wouldn’t send a horse into the competition ring, overweight or underweight, weak and out of breath, would we? What we lack in strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and endurance is felt by our partner and this is a major burden to put upon them when they are already doing so much for us.

Lexi and “Hampton”
Alexis “Lexi” Lind is no stranger to competitive riding, nor to the gym. Lexi has been riding and competing in the Three-Day Event world her entire life and has started, trained and finished some amazing equine athletes. Apart from her disciplined training with her horses, Lexi is committed to her training inside the gym and as a certified trainer has the qualifications to train riders as well. A large part of Lexi’s success with her riding comes from her dedication to fitness and her awareness of functional movements and muscles needed for this sport.
Lexi and “Dante” owned by Therese Russel

Lexi often rides 8-9 horses a day which would not be possible without a keen understanding of her body and how it effects the horse.  When you watch Lexi ride, it’s not only her years of training and exquisite communication with the horse which are so stunning, but her overall grace in the saddle, just simply takes your breath away. That grace has been earned in thousands of hours of training on and off the horse. To be able to communicate as a riding instructor just how your body is working and effecting the horse is one of the truly unique qualities to Lexi’s coaching.

How about a different kind of New Year’s resolution this year? Instead of wanting to shed a few pounds and get fit for your health, how about doing it for your horse’s health instead?
Lexi is currently training at Gold’s Gym in Redmond.
If you’d like Lexi to design a workout routine for you specifically targeted at improving your riding, please contact her at 425.444.9539 or lexil@goldsgymnorthwest.com.

Listing of the MONTH $1,100,000 | 4 Bed / 2.25 Bath | Lot Size:  0.86 acres

KiamaLise Herres | Broker
Mobile: 206.679.5322
Office: 425.462.8000

Email: kiama@windermere.com

If there is any additional information I can get you, please give me a call.   
– KiamaLise

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm
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December Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

Neighborhood Update
from KiamaLise Herres

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

Buyers spooked by a spike in mortgage interest rates gave rise to the busiest November for homes sales in over a decade. Prices rose accordingly. Case-Shiller ranked the area as the housing market with the fastest rising prices in the country. Sellers can expect to get a premium for their homes as we move into 2017, but they need to consider how an expected further increase in interest rates may impact the market.
Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics for the Eastside, Seattle, King County and Snohomish County.

  KING COUNTY

  


If you’d like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I’ll be happy to send you a report.

Eastside Equestrian Life Business of the Month for December 2016

  

You may remember a few months ago I featured Sherry Littlejohn and her business The Organized Horse in my Eastside Equestrian Life article. I’m happy to announce that The Organized Horse has now joined Enchanting Homes and Farms Select Purveyors of Fine Goods and will be featured in the 2017 edition of my coffee table book. Welcome Sherry! Please read on to learn more about Sherry and her beautiful equestrian inspired home décor items.
And be sure to send me an email at kiama@windermere.com if you’d like a copy of my book. 

The Organized Horse has been a part of the NW Equestrian community for over ten years, both as a business owner and a dressage competitor. Products are hand-crafted with equestrian designs.  Functional and beautiful, they will enhance your home or tack room and make terrific gifts for the equestrian enthusiast in your life.  Bridle and saddle racks, benches, stools, tables, pillows, ribbon/awards boards, and much more.
– Visit their web site to see the gallery:

  

– Contact by email for more information: 
Sherry@TheOrganizedHorse.com

See more holiday inspiration on our Pinterest board!

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you’ll like:

KiamaLise Herres – Broker
Mobile: 206.679.5322
Office: 425.462.8000

Email: kiama@windermere.com

If there is any additional information I can get you, 
please give me a call.   
– KiamaLise

Posted on December 21, 2016 at 1:35 pm
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October Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

Neighborhood Update
from KiamaLise Herres

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

At a time of year when sales traditionally slow down, September saw particularly strong sales growth. Home prices rose yet again compared to the same time last year, but they remain below the peak of several months ago. And inventory, while still low, is at its highest level in two years. The local real estate market continues to be one of the hottest in the country, but there are signs that prices may be rising more slowly than they did in the first half of the year.
Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics for the Eastside, Seattle, King County and Snohomish County.

  KING COUNTY

  


If you’d like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I’ll be happy to send you a report.

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you’ll like:

Eastside Equestrian Life Business of the Month for October
 
It’s pumpkin patch time! 
Here is a list of some local favorites!

 
$699,000 | 4 Bed / 2.75 Bath | 2,384 SQFT
 

KiamaLise Herres – Broker
Mobile: 206.679.5322
Office: 425.462.8000
Email: kiama@windermere.com
If there is any additional information I can get you, 
please give me a call.  
– KiamaLise

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 9:14 am
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September Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

Neighborhood Update

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

While homes prices were up by double-digits compared to a year ago, the market frenzy that has affected most of this year is showing some signs of moderating. With the exception of the Eastside, prices for most of the region were down from their peak. Home sales generally outpaced the same period a year ago, but a shortage of inventory continues to tip the advantage in favor of sellers.
Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics for the Eastside, Seattle, King County and Snohomish County.

  KING COUNTY

  


If you’d like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I’ll be happy to send you a report.

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you’ll like:

LIVING THE EQUESTRIAN LIFE you’re invited:
Come join us for an afternoon in celebration of all things equine!
* Equestrian and spectator fashion show byO’Shaughnessey Apparel
* Custom equestrian inspired diamond jewelryby J. Lewis Jewelry of Bellevue
* Equine Entertainment
* Tour of Two Mountains Farm:a multi-million dollar customequestrian estate
* Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres
Two Mountains Farm
Click here to see more pictures…

KiamaLise Herres – Broker
Mobile: 206.679.5322
Office: 425.462.8000
Email: kiama@windermere.com

Website: www.enchantinghomesandfarms.com

If there is any additional information I can get you, please give me a call.   
– KiamaLise

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 9:10 am
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August Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

Seahawks announcement_ color inspiration and a look at the housing market

Neighborhood Update

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

Home prices are still on the rise compared to a year ago, but there is some indication that prices are moderating. Combine that with an increase in inventory and we may be seeing some relief for buyers. Time will tell whether this is a momentary breather, or if we’re slowly moving to a more balanced market.
Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics for the Eastside, Seattle, King County and Snohomish County.

  KING COUNTY

  


If you’d like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I’ll be happy to send you a report.

 See more color inspiration on our Pinterest board!

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you’ll like:

Please Be My Guest and be Sure to Save the Date!

KiamaLise Herres – Broker
Mobile: 206.679.5322
Office: 425.462.8000
Email: kiama@windermere.com

Website: www.EnchantingHomesAndFarms.com

If there is any additional information I can get you, please give me a call.   
– KiamaLise

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 9:06 am
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July Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Update

 

 

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LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite an uptick in inventory, home prices hit new records in June yet again. A national study showed that home prices are rising faster in Washington than any other state. While lower interest rates provide some relief for buyers, sellers are the real winners. The increase in inventory indicates that more homeowners are starting to take advantage of this historic seller's market.  

 

 

 

 

Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics for the Eastside, Seattle, King County and Snohomish County.

 

 

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If you'd like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I'll be happy to send you a report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more beautiful gardens on our Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you'll like:  

 

 

 

 

 

This month I was honored to have been asked to write a blog piece on equestrian style for Windermere and I'd like to share the article with you.  To shop the looks I featured  please go to www.OSApparel.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo_ O_Shaughnessey Apparel

Bronte Jacket with Fox and Horn Scarf

Photo: O'Shaughnessey Apparel

Recently, I put my well-worn paddock boots away for a weekend and treated myself to a trip to New York. Though I love my horses and thoroughly enjoy taking care of them (yep, I even enjoy mucking their stalls!), I needed a little vacation, and New York is my version of Disneyland so off I went. It had been a few years since my last visit to the Big Apple and, as I walked the streets happily window shopping and people watching, I just had to giggle to myself. No matter what part of town I was in – Soho, Midtown, Upper Eastside – I saw well-dressed ladies wearing tall riding boots, snaffle-bit style belts and purses with a distinctly "horsey" feel to them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flynn Equestrian Jacket

Photo: O'Shaughnessey Apparel

It struck me, in the midst of a big bustling city where the only horses are the giant stone ones gracing the façades of old buildings and the few scattered cart horses pulling excited tourists through Central Park, that no matter who you are or where you live, the equestrian lifestyle has ubiquitous appeal. We all know that Ralph Lauren played a big role in defining this style in America, and clearly his influence has not dampened in decades but rather given inspiration to dozens of new designers creating in the same milieu. Lauren has built an empire on equestrian life images but, let's face it, none of the folks running around in his famous Polo shirt just left a match. It's probably safe to say that the majority of folks wearing a Polo have never even been to a match, and most polo players are probably not wearing Ralph Lauren (sorry Ralph). So, what is this appeal?

 

 

 

 

 

Tara Hacking Jacket and Leila Ombre Scarf

Photo: O'Shaughnessey Apparel

I don't think it's simply because equestrian sports are often favored by the mega wealthy, and hence that wearing equestrian-styled clothing somehow puts one in a league with the rich and famous. I believe it's also about the feeling you get when you are near a horse. Horses have a regal quality and it is they who give meaning to the sport and the lifestyle. A horse would just as soon throw a prince off his back as a pauper. Likewise, he will just as likely love and care for a little girl astride his back for the very first time as the 90-year-old Queen of England. Being in the presence of a horse makes us feel special, and who doesn't like feeling special?

 

 

Pure and simple, horses are magic and we all want a little more magic in our lives. Horses have carried us through war and peace, pleasure and competition. And even if you can't have one to call your very own, wearing horse-inspired apparel makes us feel special, refined, and maybe even a little bit powerful. Just like the beautiful animals we so admire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KiamaLise Herres is an equestrian properties specialist with Windermere Equestrian Living. She lives in Fall City, WA with her husband, two children, three horses, four dogs, one barn cat and a very sassy goat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you'd like to see this property please contact KiamaLise.

 

 

 

 

 

KiamaLise Herres – Broker

Mobile: 206.679.5322

 

 

Office: 425.462.8000

 

 

Email: kiama@windermere.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there is any additional information I can get you, please give me a call.   

– KiamaLise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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