Jul 24, 2015

Don't miss: BEVÉE Summer Sale - up to 50% off select styles


Select colorways of BEVÉE bags are now up to 50% off as part of the annual summer sale. Don't miss your chance to get a beautifully designed convertible clutch or wallet that goes from desk to date in an instant. Combining European aesthetics with unique design elements, BEVÉE bags are made to keep pace with your busy lifestyle. Wear your BEVÉE bag as a crossbody when you dash out the door in the morning, remove the detachable billfold for quick errands during the day, then transform your bag into a chic clutch for evening. Shop now! The summer sale ends at midnight on Tuesday, July 28th.


Jul 23, 2015

3 fall fashion events you don't want to miss



Fashion First is back for the 12th annual show and tickets are going fast. Featuring top-tier retailers in the city including David Lawrence, La Ree, Intermix and Canopy Blue, Fashion First will take place on Sept. 18th at the Showbox Sodo. This year's event has been moved to Friday night and will benefit the Inspire Youth Project and The Crescent Moon Foundation, effortlessly pairing fashion & philanthropy. Just in time for the start of the football season, this year's theme is "12th Fan, 12th Man" so get ready to root for the hometeam. General admission tickets start at $50 and trust me, you don't want to miss out on this Seattle fashion event. More info at www.fashionfirstseattle.com.




The Independent Designer Runway Show is one of my absolute favorite fashion shows in Seattle because it gives emerging designers an opportunity to receive a 6-month mentorship from industry leaders who can help guide their collections and edit accordingly. Part of Bellevue Fashion Week, the Independent Designer Runway Show aka IDRS will take place on Sept. 23rd at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. This year eight designers will compete for a chance to win a $5000 cash prize to help fund their collections. The line-up includes Dawson & Deveraux, Victoria Postolit, Iris Klein, Cute Like Mad and Daniel Ressa, among others. General admission tickets are $50 and 100% of the ticket price benefits the IDRS fashion fund. More info at FashionWeekBellevue.com.


Just when you recover from all the fall fashion events in September, you'll be refreshed and ready for Wine, Women & Shoes. Benefitting the Olive Crest Foundation, this stylish event features a fashion show, silent + live auction, shopping, and of course, wine, women and shoes. 2015 marketplace shopping vendors include BEVÉE Bags and JJ Caprices. This year's event will take place on November 12th at the Sheraton in Seattle. Tickets start at $150 and can be found at WineWomenandShoes.com.






Jul 20, 2015

In full bloom: Petal City makes its debut


Fill in the blank. A house is not a home without ____________. 
The answer is: FRESH FLOWERS. 

Why? Because flowers make people smile and instantly brighten up a room. Forget the days when flowers were reserved for special occasions. Petal City founder Emma Fitzpatrick believes that everyone deserves beautiful, fresh flowers and that's why she created Petal City, Seattle's fastest, same-day flower delivery service. Which means, you can order flowers online selecting from beautiful, fresh-cut flowers and have them delivered to you (or someone special) in an hour. Brilliant. 


Launched in May of 2015, Petal City is quickly becoming a go-to site for busy professionals and city dwellers who don't always have time to hit the local farmer's markets but want access to fresh, seasonal flowers. Each bouquet is inspired by Pacific Northwest favorites including "The Elliot Bay" which features colorful dahlias and "The Alki", brimming with sunflowers and white cosmos. Visit www.petal.city and enter your zip code to find out if you're within the delivery area. You can also schedule deliveries up to 30 days in advance, which is perfect for all you procrastinators out there. Birthdays and anniversaries just got so.much.easier.

Use promo code BOUQ15 for 15% off your first order. You can also follow Petal city on Instagram @Petal.City to see the latest bouquets.


Jul 13, 2015

Renegade Craft Fair - coming soon!



The Renegade Craft Fair is coming to Seattle and will take place at Magnuson Park on August 1st and 2nd. The event will feature a curated selection of shopping from indie makers, DIY workshops, art installations and more. Don't miss local calligrapher Allie Seidel who will be on-site selling some of her work at the event. And don't worry, if you work up an appetite you can get a light bite from local food trucks including Kiss My Grits, Street Donuts Co., and Soda Jerk. Need a ride? New UBER users can get up to $20 off their first ride using code RCF2015.


Jul 8, 2015

How to travel in style with kids



Travel tips from a stylish mommy who's been around the globe with two little ones in tow

The first time I took a trip with my son Liam he was just a little over a year old. I was scheduled to be in New York for a few days so that I could attend a Fashion Group International Conference and there was no way I was leaving him back in Seattle. (I would miss him too much!) I have a blurry photo that my husband took of Liam and I in Times Square at night and it's a picture I will cherish forever because that trip marked the start of our family travel adventures. My husband and I traveled a lot before we had kids but after our son was born we were both too exhausted to even think about the prospect of globetrotting with a tiny one in tow, but several months after the New York trip we ventured off to London and then spent a few days in Paris. We've been going non-stop ever since- now with a second kid in tow- and loving every minute of it. Traveling with little ones is definitely an adventure, but trust me, it gets a lot easier and every kid benefits from having the opportunity to explore the globe. Here are my top tips for traveling (in style) with kids. 


Tip #1 - Buy your child a seat
The first thing I recommend to any parent traveling with a little one (i.e. a child under three) is to spend the extra money and buy your child a seat even if the airline doesn't require it. I know, it sounds a little counter-intuitive, why spend the cash if you don't need to? But trust me, it's worth it. Having the extra space on the plane to get comfortable is the key to having a stress-free flight, especially if you're traveling long distances. My son loved spreading out his toys on the seat and I loved not having to constantly worry about elbowing the person next to me.
Bonus tip: If you buy your child a seat don't forget to sign them up to earn frequent flyer miles.  


Tip #2 - Fly direct if you can
Sometimes even a small layover can add on numerous hours to your total travel time so in order to avoid meltdowns we find it's helpful to book direct whenever possible. Traveling from Seattle to London on a direct flight is around 9 hours, but with layovers you're looking at almost 15 hours+ of total travel time. For a small child (and even some grown-ups) that's small eternity, so if the airline offers a direct flight and you are traveling with kids, my advice is to take it. You can thank me later.


Tip #3 - Pack light for your flight  
It's almost second nature for some parents to pack everything but the kitchen sink in their diaper bags, but somehow I missed that bandwagon (including the diaper bag) and always strive to pack light when I travel, kid in tow, or not. My carry-on bag always includes kid-friendly snacks and toys, plus emergency items like children's Tylenol.  Essentials for my travel bag also include a phone charger, aromatherapy lotion in peppermint or lavender, dipes + wipes, plus at least 1 disposable sippy cup so that I can kid-proof any in-flight beverage. If your kid is notorious for spills don't forget to pack an extra outfit, or two. But remember, the more you pack in your carry-on bag the more you have to lug around (in addition to carrying your kid), so whenever possible, pack lightly. If you forget something and can't live without it, chances are you can buy it at the airport or upon arrival at your destination. This also goes for magazines and books! Whenever possible, I download anything I want to read on my iPad in advance.

Another tip for traveling with kids is to pack smaller toys that they haven't played with in awhile so that they get the experience of playing with "new" toys on the plane. This little trick kept my baby entertained for hours on our last flight to London.



Tip #4 - Buy Diapers on Arrival
I'll admit, I once managed to disperse an entire package of diapers into my suitcase before leaving on an overseas trip because I was a newbie when it came to traveling with a baby and I was worried about finding them on arrival. Since then, I've realized that taking up valuable suitcase space with diapers is a waste and as long as you have enough diapers to get you to your destination and a few extras "just in case" it's easier and sometimes cheaper to buy diapers at your destination rather than sacrificing suitcase space. With the exception of Hawaii, we generally travel to cosmopolitan areas where drug stores are readily accessible and stock all the diapers we could ever need, which means I have more room in my suitcase for shopping.

Also, another quick note on packing- don't bring an extra suitcase for your kid (no matter how cute the suitcase is). Try and pack as much of their clothing into your suitcase as possible so that you aren't stuck at the airport with one of those trolly carts because you have too much luggage. My rule is: if we can't carry it between the three of us (my husband, my son and myself) we don't bring it. This is especially important if you have to carry around additional items like a car seat or stroller. Speaking of car seats, we have found that it's far easier to rent a car seat from the car rental company if you are planning on driving than it is to carry one around with you. We have always had great luck with car seat rentals (clean, functioning properly, etc.) when we've needed them and with our AAA membership the car seat rental is often free.



Tip #5 - Bring picnic supplies 
In Europe, it's common to eat meals outside in the park by having an impromptu picnic, but the picnic supplies I recommend are actually for your hotel room. I like to pack plastic forks and spoons so that we can have yogurt  in the morning and things like pre-packaged salads for dinner or a snack. Be sure your hotel has a mini-fridge so that you can shop during the day and store your food. You can also pack an empty water bottle in your suitcase for use on arrival. Most hotels have lemon or cucumber-infused water in the lobby for guests, making it easy to fill up a cup and then transfer it into your water bottle when you get back to your room.

Tip #6 - Take the umbrella stroller with you 
Our umbrella stroller has saved us too many times to count. My daughter naps in it when we're on vacation and she's too tired to keep walking and we also like it for keeping her contained when we are en-route somewhere and don't want her to get lost in the shuffle.


When it comes to picking an umbrella stroller for your trip, you'll want to find one that is:
1) Easy to fold up (preferably with one hand)
2) Has a strap attached so that you can sling it over your shoulder
3) Has storage space so that you can stash diapers and snacks for your little one/s.

Our favorite umbrella stroller is the Uppa Baby G-Luxe because it reclines and has a bit of storage. For our last trip we retro-fitted it with a cupholder attachment and an organizer. These little attachments made all the difference in our experience and were well worth it in the long run.  When we fly we usually take the umbrella stroller straight to the gate and then have the flight attendants gate check it so that upon arrival we can strap our daughter in and make our way to baggage claim as quickly and efficiently as possible.



Tip #7 - Dress the Part
I like to dress up when I go out of town, but I also like to be practical. This usually means finding the right balance between casual and comfortable. Pack some light weight tops, a few pairs of jeans, a dress (or two) and a sweater that can be added if it gets chilly in the evening. Scarves are also great for travel because they can multi-task. When it comes to shoes, I live in sandals when visiting places like  Florida and Hawaii, but in Europe I prefer flats that are good for walking around and chasing my kids. Last summer my shoe of choice was a great pair of beige patent leather ballerina flats by Steve Madden since they were a neutral color and went with everything. This summer, I'm living in my Dolce Vita nude sandals with studs.  The theme here is to pack shoes that are neutral so that they can go with everything you've packed.

Another tip that is absolutely essential for traveling with kids? Pack a cross body bag so that you can keep your hands free. My favorite is the BEVÉE Convertible wallet because the crossbody strap can be removed to turn the bag into a clutch for evening.


Tip #8 - Take advantage of blow dry bars and express spa services
Let's face it, most hotel blow dryers are total crap and definitely not an option for someone like me who has a lot of hair. Instead, when visiting cities like London and NYC I like to research blow dry bars in advance that are close to my hotel. Hands down, Dry Bar in NYC is my absolute favorite. In London, Hershesons Blow Dry Bar is the BEST! These express services are incredibly efficient and also serve as an affordable splurge for moms who need a little R&R while traveling. Don't forget to check nearby salons and spas for express spa services. A 30-minute mani? Yes, please. Selfridges in London has a great beauty workshop that offers a variety of beauty services including a full nail bar, lash services and of course, spray tans. For the ultimate in pampering, don't miss the Urban Retreat at Harrods.


Tip #9 - Take advantage of Frequent Flyer programs
If you travel with kids in tow, be sure to sign them up for their own frequent flyer accounts so that they can accumulate points toward a free trip or discounted ticket. We took several trips with my son before realizing that as a paid customer he was also eligible to earn travel miles. Don't make this mistake. Sign up your kids now before your next travel adventure.

Tip #10- Keep Calm and Carry On 
This is the most important travel tip of all. Travel is an adventure and no matter how much time you spend planning everything out, at some point you have to embrace the fact that not everything goes accordingly to plan. Trust me, I'm a total "Type A" personality and this one was hard for me, but once I learned to roll with it, traveling got so much easier. Little ones pick up on your stress and will react to situations based on how you handle them, so remember to keep calm and carry on, and your kids will too!




Jul 7, 2015

JJ Caprices heads to Italy


This week the JJ Caprices Summer Travel Series heads to Italy! The adorable Jasmine from Questa Dolce Vita offers up her tips for first-time visitors and shares what not to miss and what you should pack. She also talks about getting arrested and why you should savor the experience of visiting a new city for the first time. Read the full interview here.


Cheers to summer travel adventures!


Jul 1, 2015

#LocalLove: 4th of July fashion inspiration


Hey friends! Just a little 4th of July fashion inspo to kick off the holiday week.  Have fun and shop local!

Happy 4th!

Pictured above: 
1. Glittersweet Huckleberry Tote in Red
2. Blue beaded earrings by DUBLOS available JJ Caprices
3. Glittersweet Dew Drop Sling Tote in Red
4. BEVÉE Continental Convertible Clutch in Cayenne

Jun 29, 2015

Glittersweet joins Seattle Made




Known for their colorful vinyl handbags, Glittersweet has officially joined Seattle Made, a Seattle Good Business Network initiative to support urban manufacturers and craft producers in the city. Keeping production close to home has always been a top priority for Glittersweet owner Laura Silverstein and in addition to reducing lead times it also helps manage quality control. “The first bags we made were produced in my basement,” says Laura, “Now that the line has grown and sales continue to increase, local manufacturing resources have become vital for the business.” 

With sales growing 46% in the first quarter alone, having access to local production facilities was critical for Glittersweet's inventory replenishment. Add to that the impending launch of a new style that will make its debut at the Fashion First Runway Show in September, Glittersweet anticipates a very productive year in 2015. Joining Seattle Made has allowed the company to align with other local businesses who are working to preserve domestic production and sustain urban manufacturing. Other noteworthy fashion brands in the collective include Blackbird, Fioravanti, Freeman, and Kavu. 


“Entrepreneurial urban manufacturers like Glittersweet contribute to Seattle’s economic diversity and our cultural vibrancy. These businesses are key to growing living-wage jobs and their creativity are what help keep Seattle Seattle,” says Seattle Good Business Network Co-Director Erin Nelson, “Our goal is to do everything we can to make sure businesses like Laura’s can afford to stay and thrive in Seattle.” 

#ShopLocal for Glittersweet products online at www.glittersweet.com or at:
Phinney Books 7405 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103   
Terry Ave. Saturday Market 225 Terry Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109 (Sat. 10am-3pm)
The Handmade Showroom located at Pacific Place on Level 3


Jun 25, 2015

Save the Date for the 12th Annual Fashion First Runway Show


Long before there was even a line-up of fall fashion events to attend in Seattle, Fashion First was providing a stylish platform for local brands and businesses to showcase the season's must-have trends. The 12th annual show sponsored by The Shane Co. and Skinceuticals will take place on Sept. 18th at the Showbox Sodo and feature Seattle's best boutiques including Canopy Blue, La Ree, Intermix, David Lawrence and more. 


Just in time for the start of the Seahawks season, this year's theme is "12th Year, 12th Man". Fans who want to make a style statement and show off their Seattle Colors can shop on-site from the locally produced assortment of Glittersweet bags, which are perfect for game day. This year's event will benefit the Inspire Youth Project and The Crescent Moon Foundation. Tickets start at $50 for general admission and range up to $500 for VIP's. Learn more about the longest running independent fashion show in Seattle here: http://fashionfirstseattle.com/

Major shout-out to Executive Producer Joan Kelly for her long-standing support of the Seattle fashion scene. You've come a long way since the first event in 2004 at the Bada Lounge in Belltown when the Fire Marshall tried to shut us down because we were over capacity. I have absolutely loved seeing the growth and evolution of Fashion First. 

See you on the runway!

Jun 23, 2015

Personal appearance by Tali Edut of The AstroTwins this Sat. at Calypso St. Barth


Celeb astrologer Tali Edut of The AstroTwins will be at the University Village Calypso St. Barth store on Saturday, June 27th doing seasonal horoscopes from 2-4pm. Come sip champagne, meet Tali, see what's in your stars this summer and, of course, shop. Event guests will receive 20% off their purchases, making it a great time to shop the seasonal arrivals. http://astrostyle.com/

May 13, 2015

Stylish Getaway Guide: Downtown Seattle

Those of us lucky enough to call Seattle home know we've got a good thing going on. There's plenty of fresh air, lots of open spaces, amazing places to eat, great local boutiques, a thriving art scene and so many incredible places to experience there's hardly time to see and do it all. Here's our style guide to the best summer staycation in the city. 


Since a staycation in the city means you won't have to pay for airfare, splurge on your accomodations instead and book a room at Four Seasons. You'll be in the lap of luxury as you overlook the Puget Sound and take in sweeping views of the waterfront. In addition to the spa which serves as a "sanctuary in the city", guests staying at the hotel this summer will also enjoy Ethan Stowell's latest restaurant concept, Goldfinch Tavern, scheduled to open in June. 

The Seattle Art Museum is a great place to visit while on a staycation in the city and is conveniently located across the street from the hotel. Now through May 17th check out masterworks of American Indian Art at the Indigenous Beauty exhibit. 



The Pike Place Market is great for those wanting a culture fix in the city. Plus, in addition to stocking up on seasonal fruit and fresh vegetables, visitors can shop nearby boutiques and shops including Zebra Club (1901 First Ave), Maggie's Shoes (1927 First Ave), The Powder Room (1528 First Ave), Fini (86 Pine St.), The Finerie (1215 First Ave) and Bella Umbrella (1535 First Ave).

The Seattle Center is always a fun day in the city. Take a trip up to the Observation deck and look out over the city on a sunny day. While on site, check out the Chihuly Garden & Glass, sit by the fountain and read a book, pop in to the Science Center, or visit the Star Wars exhibit at EMP.

 
You really can't go wrong with the restaurant scene in downtown Seattle so it will really come down to what you're in the mood for. For those that want to stay close to home, check out Goldfinch Tavern (in the hotel) scheduled to open in June. Or, a quick walk across the street will take you to the Seattle Art Museum TASTE restaurant where you can grab a glass of wine and sample local cheeses, indulge in polenta fries with pepper aioli or snack on the ling cod ceviche.

Photo Credit: Purple Cafe & Wine Bar

My absolute favorite restaurant downtown is Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, partially for the ambiance, but mostly for the food. At Purple you'll find gorgonzola dates, Maine lobster mac and cheese, steak frites and of course, an endless wine list to wash it all down. Other best bets include Palomino, RN74, Lola, Dahlia Lounge, Umi Sake House and Il Fornaio. For brunch, don't miss the Icon Grill (1933 Fifth Ave) for fresh seasonal fritters, fried chicken and biscuits, or one of the signature breakfast hashes. 


For shopping in the city, Pacific Place is a good place to start. Located at 600 Pine street, you'll find Barney's New York,  BCBG Max Azria, J. Crew, Michael Kors, 8telier, Ann Taylor and a sky bridge to Nordstrom. Nearby there's also a Zara, H&M, All Saints and American Apparel. For those that want to explore the local boutique scene, downtown is home to several gems including Mario's (1513 Sixth Ave), Butch Blum (1332 Sixth Ave), Baby & Co. (1936 First Ave), Karan Dannenberg Clothier (2232 First Ave) and Ian (1913 Second Ave).

I hate packing hair products when I travel which is why I rely on nearby salons to help keep my hair in check. For girls who love a good wash and blow dry, you've got several options downtown including locally-owned Swink Style Bar located at 611 Stewart Street, or Sassoon salon, located at 1405 Fifth Avenue. Both are great options! Services at Swink Style Bar starts at $40 and Sassoon starts at $45. This is a great service to schedule post-spa when your hair is a mess and you'd rather not deal with it before a night on the town. 


Now, speaking of spas... The Spa at Four Seasons is a great place to relax and unwind in the city. I did a staycation + spa day there earlier this year and it was pure bliss. In addition to great massages and skin care services like anti-aging facials, the spa also offers great body treatments including detoxifying mud wraps and Northwest body scrubs. 

Zara is heading to Bellevue


Guess what Seattle fashion fans? Zara is heading to The Bellevue Collection! Taking over a portion of the former JC Penney location, the new store will feature merchandise for men, women and children. The new store opening is part of Zara's initiative to open additional stores in 2015 including locations in San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Las Vegas. Zara joins fellow fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo in announcing a new store opening planned for later this fall at The Bellevue Collection. Stay tuned for official store opening dates and events!

Glamour & Giving event to benefit St. Jude


Fashion and philanthropy will come together for a great cause on Thursday, June 4th at the St. Jude Glamour & Giving event in Bellevue. Hosted by Desiree Hartsock of ABC's The Bachelorette (Season 9) and husband Chris Siegfried, the evening will bring out the biggest names in fashion as they come together at Neiman Marcus to support a worthy cause. The event will include a runway show, live and silent auction, private shopping for guests, hors d'oeuvres by John Howie Steakhouse and an opportunity to meet local St. Jude patients and families. One of the biggest silent auction items available at the event is a trip to New York Fashion Week in September, complete with access to exclusive fashion week parties and more. Local brands and businesses including Paychi Guh, JJ Caprices and Glittersweet have also donated items to the silent auction in an effort to help raise funds for St. Jude. Tickets are on sale now and start at $100 for general admission. All event proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

What: St. Jude Glamour & Giving Seattle

When: Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Where: Neiman Marcus Bellevue (The Shops at the Bravern) 11111 NE 8th St. Bellevue, WA

Time: 5:30-8:30pm

Tickets: $100 for General Admission | $150 for VIP available via St. Jude



May 12, 2015

This weekend: MamaCon heads to Lynnwood


Calling all the mamas in the city! MamaCon is coming soon and ticket sales end tonight at midnight. The event kicks off with a free Friday night book launch of "I STILL just want to pee alone" penned by mommy bloggers Rebecca Gallagher (Frugalista Blog), Beth Caldwell (The Cult of Perfect Motherhood), Tracy DeBlois (Orange & Silver) and Michelle Back (Mommy Back Talk). The fun continues on Saturday with a full line-up of festivities including inspirational speakers, a marketplace and mini spa, workshops and more. Jennifer Jedda of JJCaprices.com will be on-site showcasing her global jewelry and accessories at the MamaCon marketplace, so stop by to shop and say hello if you plan on attending. (You'll also find jewelry from JJ Caprices on keynote speaker Arlene Pellicane and mama blogger Rebecca Gallagher). The day concludes with a MamaCon dance party that runs from 7:30-11pm. Tickets start at $97 but the Friday night book launch event is free. Guests of the Friday night event will get a special sneak peak of the MamaCon marketplace and get first dips at shopping the selection. Buy your ticket now and join the celebration of motherhood!

What: MamaCon 2015
When: May 15th and 16th
Where: Embassy Suites - Lynnwood, WA
Tickets: Starting at $97 via MamaCon.net

May 6, 2015

Seattle Shopping Guide: Queen Anne

The Queen Anne neighborhood shopping guide is here!

Queen Anne is one of my favorite neighborhoods of all time. Never mind that I live and work here on the hill, that in itself makes me only slightly partial, but it's the amazing business owners that work hard to curate the best mix of products in order to create a unique shopping experience on the hill that I absolutely love. Seattleites are lucky to have so many independent boutiques to shop from and we know how important it is to shop local in order to help these businesses thrive. Whether you're a native, or just visiting the Emerald City on a quick trip, we hope you enjoy this round-up of Queen Anne boutiques to check out on your next shopping adventure.


Queen Anne Dispatch
2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109
www.queenannedispatch.com
Queen Anne Dispatch has been a staple on the hill since it was founded in 1987 by Jan Paolini. The shop is now run by Jan's daughters, Tara and Sabrina and continues to stock a great mix of merchandise including apparel, accessories, jewelry, gifts, toys and more from brands like French Connection, Kelsi Dagger, Butter London, Hanky Panky and Vince Camuto. They even gift wrap, pack and ship, making any gift giving occasion a breeze. The staff is well-versed on product knowledge and always eager to help you find what you need. 



Three Birds Home 
2107 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109
www.threebirdshome.com
Three Birds Home has quickly become one of the best places on the hill to find decorative home accents and gifts including dishes, table linens, candles, soaps, picture frames, wall art and more. Owner Robin Johnson shops markets in New York, San Fran and LA to fill her store with the perfect mix of products that combine innovative designs with inspirational colors. You'll find this little shop nestled next to Umbrella Tree and Key Bank on Queen Anne Avenue. Be on the look out for side walk sales in the summer time. 



Meadow
1959 6th Ave. W. Seattle, WA 98118
www.meadowseattle.com
Tucked along sixth avenue west on Queen Anne, Meadow boutique carries apparel, accessories, shoes and home decor at prices that won't break the bank. (We're talking dresses under $30 and kitchen items like blank recipe cards as low as $6.) Owner Shelley Hall regularly stocks local favorites including Sweet Petula Soaps, Woo + Co. Candles, Leah Pastrama jewelry and more. This boutique may be off the beaten path, but it's certainly worth the adventure and there's plenty of free street parking nearby. 



Once Upon a Time 
1622 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98004
www.onceuponatimetoys.net
If you're expecting a new arrival this summer, or know someone who is, don't miss Once Upon a Time on Queen Anne hill. This boutique has been a recipient of the Red Tricycle "Most Awesome Baby Boutique" award and carries everything you can possibly imagine for babies and kids including toys, strollers, cloth diapers + accessories, books, clothing, shoes, keepsakes and more. Once Upon a Time even stocks a huge selection of European toys from Moulin Roty, Sevi, Haba, Kathe Kruse, and Holztiger. 


Stuhlbergs
1801 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109
www.stuhlbergs.com
Located at the top of Queen Anne, Stuhlberg's has been one the city's favorite independently-owned home accessory stores since 2002. Owner and co-founder Megan Stuhlberg works along side her mother Ann to carefully select the best assortment of products to perfectly curate your home from brands like Jonathan Adler, Juliska, Simon Pearce, Votivo and more. At Stuhlbergs you'll find great gifts like soaps and candles for the home, toys, books and stuffed animals for kids and everything in between. This is a must-visit boutique on Queen Anne! 


Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa
1629 Queen Anne Ave. N. #103 Seattle, WA 98109
www.bellafioremedspa.com
Although this isn't technically a boutique you can certainly shop here for beauty products when you visit Queen Anne. Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa stocks several local lines including Gallipot Skin Care which is handcrafted using all-natural, anti-aging ingredients.


Queen Anne Books
1811 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109
www.qabookco.com
There's something magical about wandering into a neighborhood book store and escaping into a world of literary insight and adventure. Queen Anne Books has great books for kids, travelers, culinary enthusiasts and even has a small fashion section. You'll frequently find local authors doing book signings in the store so be sure to check the website for a current line-up of events.


Peridot
532 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109
www.peridotboutique.wordpress.com
Stay tuned fashion friends because this stylish boutique is moving on up to the top of the hill! Currently located on lower Queen Anne across the street from the Uptown Cinema, Peridot will soon have a new home at the top of the hill near the Starbucks. The move-in is scheduled for late-July/early August. We can't wait! This adorable boutique stocks budget-friendly women's fashion from a variety of brands.