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Everyone loves a new space, and in Seattle we prefer them to be brick-walled and high-of-ceilings; 1927 Events was a perfect spot for our premiere holiday shopping pop-up.
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And 1927's partner, Feed Co. Catering (helmed by top chef Scott Staples of Zoe and Quinn's), was a fantastic collaborator. We're still getting questions about the sweets and appetizers they shared with shoppers. Their macarons are to-die-for!
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The idea behind Bedecked and Bejeweled was to continue a fundraising event that Leslie Chihuly and the Seattle Symphony started last year—and also, to bring to life the gift guide in our November issue. Items like the ultra-charming and so Seattle-y LED-lit constellation cross stitch kit pictured here from Ada's Technical Books, appeared in our pages, and at our pop-up.
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This bag from Kirkland retailer Asher Goods was one of the first items to go. The VIP hour started at 5, and from the get-go, folks were there to buy.
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Vendors like Baby and Co., the co-ed boutique on First Avenue, brought their most giftable objects for the crowds to survey.
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Baby and Co. co-owner Wayne Donnelly reports they did big business on scarves and hats.
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Another aspect of the shopping experience was a gift certificate wall where buyers could chose from a range of experiences donated by our favorite spas, inns, craftsmen, and more. Here, hair stylist Gerald Wu—who donated a cut in his supercool Pioneer Square loft—chooses a gift certificate of his own, exchangeable for Symphony tickets.
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We loved seeing shop owners, gift certificate donators, and community tastemakers shopping together and catching up.
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Shamila Jiwa's gemstone jewelry was a hit ...
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so was Stella and Dot's more casual costume jewelry.
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For guys, there were locally made cufflinks...
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and handmade silk bow ties by Michael Cepress.
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We're a pen-and-paper town; Ilee's letterpress cards and calendars were a natural fit.
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The crew from Pirkko representing Northwest heritage...
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and offering Old Country traditions.
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We're a kitchen-centric town, too, so implements like this pizza pi cutter were popular.
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For the style-centric, new styles for the kitchen and the body by Jessalin Beutler, and
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new coat styles by Elizabeth Roberts.
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And the designer herself.
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Excellently handmade shirts from Tarboo were there for the menfolk on shoppers' lists.
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And friends and family of little ones were in love with the locally made line Holt & Lulu. Tiny leather Peter Pan color? So sweet!
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Did someone say sweet? Seattle Sweets Co.'s salted caramels sold out.
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Better luck next time. Time? How about these watches from Click! Design that Fits?
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Enjoy these scenes and please join us next time we gather Seattle's creative style talent for a shopportunity.
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