Do it Yourself

Be Your Own Fragrance Designer at Sweet Anthem Perfumes

Here's how to concoct your signature spring scent—and maybe one for pops, too?

06/03/2014 By Emma Ranniger

Pamper Perfect

8 Valentine's Day Spa and Salon Specials

Eight local places to find that melted butter feeling this Valentine's Day.

01/30/2014 By Amanda Zurita

Shameless Self-Promotion

Winter Beer Six-Pack

We put together a sixer just for you.

12/03/2013 By Sara Hendrickson

Openings

Ascona Chocolat Suisse Brings Imported Sweets to Madison Valley

Put down that leftover Halloween candy—a new Seattle chocolate shop is importing the good stuff directly from Switzerland.

11/07/2013 By Chelsea Lin

Retail Spotlight

Meet the Shopkeeper: Capers

A look inside West Seattle's home, entertaining, and gift shop.

09/24/2012 By Amanda Austin

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Give Me Some Sugar

Looking for Easter-basket inspiration? It’s right next to that pile of Pendleton blankets, at Ballard shop the Field House.

03/14/2011 By Jessica Voelker

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Outstanding in the Field

Stroll SoDo as baseball fever builds and you’ll see hawkers unloading pink Mariners visors. Shop Ebbets Field Flannels, just a half a block north of Qwest Field, sells no such tchotchke.

02/14/2011 By Andrew Matson

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Hot Spot: La Bijou

Valentine’s Day shopping is way sexier and a lot less stressful when you do it together, which is why we’re directing you to Stephanie Percy’s new Bellevue boutique, La Bijou.

01/12/2011 By Sarah Hirsch

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The Nose Knows

Christen Cottam sells scents and sensibility in her West Seattle shop Knows Perfume.

01/12/2011 By Sarah Hirsch

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Gift Map III: Kids’ Stuff

Because shopping for quality playthings isn’t always fun and games.

12/16/2010 By Laura Cassidy

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Gift Map I: Pet Projects

Your guide to shopping for four-legged (and possibly winged and/or finned?) friends.

12/02/2010 By Laura Cassidy

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Natural History

An unlikely partnership redefines Northwest Modern at downtown home furnishings store Black Ball Line. Plus: AllSaints Spitalfields settles in downtown, and holiday sparkling lip gloss by Seattle’s Suresh Beauty.

11/15/2010 By Laura Cassidy

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Bright Ideas

The motto of this holiday shopping guide: Don’t overthink it. Classic materials, traditional toys, and smart, spirited innovations will always be loved.

10/11/2010 By Laura Cassidy

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Seriously Plush

Worldwide lovers of two-headed stuffed deers and anatomically correct felt hearts to converge on Second Ave on October 8.

10/01/2010 By Laura Cassidy

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City Blocks

Fall fashions really stack up in tone-on-tone ensembles.

09/14/2010 By Laura Cassidy

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Cycling Through

Finds from Ballard’s Dutch Bike Company and Belltown’s Eurostyle Your Life.

07/22/2010 By Laura Cassidy

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Parlez-Vous Vert?

Skin, beauty, and health care company Melvita moves into Pacific Place mall, while Australia-based Karen Millen sets up shop at the Bravern.

07/22/2010 By Laura Cassidy

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100 Reasons to Love Seattle

Call us biased, but it’s as easy to dig up reasons to love this city as it is to score gourmet grub on our streets. (Hey, there’s a reason right there…) In fact, we found so many—from our flair for flash mobbery to our kid-friendly

06/14/2010 By Kathryn Robinson, Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Eric Scigliano, Laura Cassidy, Jessica Voelker, Christopher Werner, Laura Dannen, Tiffany Wan, Judy Naegeli, and Caitlin King

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Sail Away

Be seaworthy this summer with clean, cool nautical-inspired looks.

05/17/2010 By Laura Cassidy and Ashley Helvey

The Soft Bulletin

Dry Soda: Happymaker of Pregnant People

Your girl is thirsty and she can’t drink booze. Have a heart, will you?

03/26/2010