Welcome to The Sea Pearl, a collection of curiosities, essays, and guiding principles that inspire my life and everything in it.


In 2000, my husband was contracted to undertake the aesthetic renovation of the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington. That hotel grew into a collection of hotels, which sold for over $200 million the other day, the largest property deal in local history. We are grateful to Walt and Karen Worthy for their brave resurrection of this local landmark and will miss them very much. The change of ownership feels like a seismic shift—a little scary on the ground—but we are confident that the new owners will bring a fresh operating vision to the whole enterprise!