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 ( 2. Filson’s “Ripstop” backpack ($195) with double front pockets in black. Available at Filson (SoDo, 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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8 Seattle-area Men’s Wear Shops You Should Visit in 2020

Go from gritty to Gosling with our guide

There are many misconceptions about the state of men’s fashion in the Pacific Northwest, with the most prominent being that there isn’t any. While, admittedly, our fair city swings closer to casual than other sister metropolises, the local shop owners and their loyal followings tell a different story. Whether your New Year resolutions include updating…

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The Ultimate Seattle Holiday Gift Guide 2019

From the simple and elegant to the unique and unexpected, discover the best local gifts in our annual gift guide

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. ENRICHThese gifts are meant to soothe the soul, whether staying in or going out 1. Local perfumer Maria Christofilis seems to have bottled the essence of a Greek vacation in her Mykonos12 eau de parfum ($150 for 50 milliliters), which carries notes of Florentine…

Andrew Hoge & Daria Kroupoderova with additional research by Lauren Alexander

Get a Head Start on Your Holiday Shopping at Saturday’s ‘Sip & Shop’ Event

The rooftop event features a curated selection from over a dozen local brands, boutiques and designers

At some point during the holiday season, amidst talk of holiday parties and eggnog lattes, the conversation will inevitably turn to holiday gift shopping. To some this can be a daunting task—finding the perfect gift can sometimes feel like looking for a reindeer on a rooftop. Luckily those on the hunt for sartorial gifts can…

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