Grammy award winning Keb Mo in town

Tonight the streets were full in downtown Bremerton as the Admiral theatre hosted a sold out show for Keb Mo.  He arrived in town this morning, stopping for buckwheat pancakes at the Oak Table in Silverdale, which he raved about before setting up for tonights performance.   I could just see the guitar closet left of the stage, it had at least a dozen guitars in it, while Keb Mo is know for playing mostly red guitars, tonight he played several acoustic, a green Stratocaster and a beautiful resonator guitar.  His band tonight consisted of 3 additional members, a drummer, a bass and keyboard…they were amazing too.  He played about a two hour show plus an encore.  What a treat to have a true blues artist in town.


#kebmo #blues #downtownbremerton  complete photo gallery on the Admiral Theatre’s Facebook page courtesy of Eric Morgensen


Boot-Camp Diva

As a women in my forties, I have with much disappointment,  come to the realization that  carrying a basket through Safeway or walking from the upper parking lot down the stairs to the Boat Shed , is not exercise.  I found myself searching for a place that I could, without judgement, get in some real exercise on a regular basis.  I discovered Carmel,  at Boot Camp Diva.

Carmel has created a safe and fun environment for women, of all shapes and sizes,  to get a thoughtfully planned workout.  Classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the week. She also offers some on-line workout options and uses social media for encouragement and group discussion.  Workouts are roughly 45 minutes long and are a mix of cardio and resistance training, with a hint of cross fit.  No need to feel intimidated when she introduces a new exercise,  she gently corrects and encourages you to push on.  She’s found a home downtown and created a fun and inviting studio space.  About once a quarter she hosts a challenge where you have the opportunity to ramp it up a notch, be part of a team and there is often a meal plan provided.

Boot camp has been a great addition to my week and helps to offset, a least a little, my regular glass of wine or the occasional sleeve of thin mints.

She is located downtown near Kitsap Bank and the post office.



Photo credit Elaine Turso Photography


Honor Bar

One of our favorite new spots is the Honor Bar.  Chef Alan Davis and his wife Jodi have created an inviting space with a simple yet delicious menu of artisan style foods.  Its located in Evergreen park on Sinclair Inlet.  Outside, large cauldrons of fire, market umbrellas and strings of lights warm the patio which has seating year round. The building has two levels, upstairs has the bar, where Claire , one of Bremerton’s most popular bartenders, will whip you up a delicious cocktail.  Downstairs has additional seating , I recently attended a coloring and cocktails night there.   One of my personal favorites they create is their paella dinner, its served family style, there is limited seating, but well worth the advance purchase.  Follow them on Facebook for updates for their special events.


photo credit Catherine Abegg


Welcome to Bremerton

Bremerton Living.   Some locals choose to speak negatively about our little city, but they don’t experience or live in the community that I love.  I often think Bremerton doesn’t get a fair shake.   This site is designed to showcase what’s to love about our city.  The newest spots to eat, community events, neighborhood news, some fun history, and most importantly, the people.