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PCC Markets Plans Bellevue Store, Kirkland Expansion

The popular grocer will open in Bellevue on August 12

PCC Community Markets is eyeing the Eastside for growth. The Seattle-based grocer – the largest community-owned food market in the United States – will open a store in Bellevue at 11615 N.E. Fourth St. on August 12. The store will also feature a large studio to host PCC’s popular cooking classes, which are currently being…

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Local Wine Club Pairs Books and Bottles

Book Cru, based out of Molly's Bottle Shop in Sunset Hill, combines thoughtful drinking and indulgent reading

This article appears in print in the May 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe.  If book clubs are a reason for reading and drinking together, Book Cru is a full-fledged call to action. The monthly pairing program ($50, nonmembers $60) offers curated book and bottle combinations along with discussion groups based out of Molly’s Bottle Shop in Ballard….

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Rebekah J. Designs’ New Klimt-Inspired Jewelry

'Chosen,' as Rebekah Jaramillo's new line is called, embodies the attraction of opposites

Pendants and rings inspired by work from artist Gustav Klimt’s golden phase

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This New Candle Brand is Perfectly, Hilariously On-Trend

Cheeky new candle line Cancelled Plans is made for those who prefer staying in

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. The most relatable candle line on the market, Cancelled Plans (starting at $32) is the brainchild of Spencer and Kenzie Findlay, graphic designers who favor cozy evenings at home. The husband-and-wife team’s hand-poured container candles are cleverly named for themes that hit…

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Cutting-Edge Seattle Skincare

The ingredients in these 11 essential new products are here to help you achieve a healthy, glowing complexion

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Get Well Soon cover story. Click here to subscribe. The innovative character of the Pacific Northwest means there’s no lack of effective skin care. From organic plant extracts to robust peptides, the cutting-edge ingredients in these 11 essential new products are here to help…

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Fruitsuper Perfects the Everyday Object

You'll want one of everything made (or sourced) by this local design business

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent built their design business fruitsuper around perfecting everyday objects—in both form and function. In September, they opened a Pioneer Square space of the same name to sell their popular housewares, from cloth napkins (pictured, $48 for four) and white…

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Intentionalist Helps You Shop With Purpose

This Seattle-based web platform connects consumers with the small businesses they'd like to support

Laura Clise’s (left) web platform helps consumers connect with small businesses, like Süreyya Gökeri’s (right) Café Turko

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Pour Your Own Customized Candles on Capitol Hill

New DIY shop Elm Candle Bar smells of success

WAX CREATIVE: Construct your own candle after crafting a custom fragrance with help from an on-site scent specialist

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Find Your Perfect, Fashionable Backpack

Whether you’re heading out of town or wandering through it, every urban Seattleite needs the perfect backpack

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. 1. “Dakota” neoprene backpack ($175) by Dagne Dover. Available at Nordstrom (nordstrom.com). 2. Filson’s “Ripstop” backpack ($195) with double front pockets in black. Available at Filson (SoDo, filson.com). 3. “Jet Set” convertible leather travel backpack ($299) in bright blue by Timbuk2. Available at Timbuk2…

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BOMA Jewelry Doubles Down on Sustainability

Local 40-year-old jewelry maker focuses on the human experience to solve fashion's sustainability woes

BOMA jewelry is a 40-year old Seattle company

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Carried Away: What to Bring to Make Traveling a Breeze

Style and social writer Andrew Hoge lists his picks for must-have travel essentials

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Travel buffs frequently advise that it’s more important to spend money on experiences than on things. But even a minimalist jet-setter can’t travel without a little help. These hand-picked travel essentials are so stylish yet practical that you may keep them by your side…

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5 Products to Shop for in January 2020

Pick up these beauty essentials and ease into winter gracefully

You might find yourself in a post-holiday vacuum in the month of January, with busy schedules and gift shopping followed by an inward turn towards new year resolutions and self reflection. These products and destinations intended to make you feel your best. As the saying goes: new year, new you. Combat the Seattle freeze, er…

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

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Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…