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Window Darlings: Our Ship has Come in Sale

Dog bust, $300

Do you ever wonder where the people whose homes you admire find their treasures? It’s sales like Window Darlings. Held in a private home in Madrona (1717 Evergreen Place) by friends Angela van der Meulen and Katarina Powell who scour Europe and the US for beautiful antique, modern, vintage and industrial décor items including furniture, mirrors, chandeliers, art, vintage jewelry, curiosities and other interesting items. Read more »

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Skoah: Fitness for your Face

Scenes from the Bellevue Skoah

Skoah is a Vancouver, BC-based spa, with a focus on facials only, that offers a different take on skincare: personal fitness or a gym membership concept. While you can get just a one-off facial there (and by there, I mean Bellevue, downtown Seattle or the soon-to-open, Cap Hill location), what Skoah does best is maintenance. You get a personal consultant who manages and tweaks your skin workout, with a laser-like dedication to helping you look your best. Read more »

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Gold Coast Trading at Craft & Culture

The light grey Ships & Structure sweatshirt, $90

Local designer Emeka Alams’ new collection Imo Youth is now available at excellent online retailer Craft & Culture, whose dedication to bringing us the coolest and most interesting indie brands out there is indefatigable.

Alams is a Seattle-based designer whose line Gold Coast Trading explores his Nigerian roots and the stories that arose from the slave routes between Cote D’Ivoire and the eastern tip of Nigeria. Read more »

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Hot Mama Opens at U Village

The Velvet Victorian, $288, by Prairie Undergound

Minnesota-based Hot Mama, a boutique chain dedicated to keeping moms looking cool, opens their first Washington store this Wednesday, November 13 at University Village in the new south section next to Calypso St. Barth and Scotch and Soda and conveniently close to the new parking garage). The first 50 customers that day will receive a $25 gift card and all merchandise is 15 percent off through Sunday. Read more »

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Gabriel Cosmetics Opens at Redmond Town Center

All natural, vegan and gluten free pressed mineral cosmetics from Redmond-based Gabriel Cosmetics

If you have frequented vitamin, herb or natural food shops in the last 20 or so years, you have likely perused cosmetics from Gabriel and Zuzu Luxe. Launched by Gabriel DeSantino in 1992, those beauty lines have been all natural, vegan and gluten free since before it was cool, providing premier cosmetics for discerning women who care about what they put on their skin. Read more »

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