However much we may deny it, we were born a few decades ago. But, just because we were born in a past decade, doesn’t mean we have to live in that time period. We are modern women living in the modern age.
At Ligne Roset in South Lake Union, we don’t have to adhere to conformity. Here, we can find our own style that isn’t anything like our mother’s or grandmother’s. With contemporary furnishings and modern twists, this place has everything to let a girl shine in her own way. Forget slipcovers and doilies. You’ll find teal couches and funky end tables that are anything but commonplace. Be sure to peep the accessories that are totally unlike anything at the typical “home” store. And what girl doesn’t love accessories? Forget beige and blah. Let’s go wild and find a piece that shows just how fabulous we are!
112 Westlake Avenue N
Seattle WA 98109
Close enough to hear the rowdy whoops and hollers from neighboring Pike Place, MarketSpice offers other tasty flavors representative of the famous Seattle scene. For more than a century, MarketSpice has been a tea and spice lover’s emporium, slowly expanding their assortment over the decades. They now stock 100-plus types of tea from black and green to Rooibos. The shop sells loose tea or packaged. Spice blends include flavors of the Mediterranean, Indian, French, spicy, seafood-based, BBQ and several salt-free options.
Gifts also abound in this small, cozy space that range from scented candles and cinnamon-orange tea cookies to flavored creamed honey and already-prepared gift baskets. Kitchen accessories and tea-infused chocolates are the perfect host/hostess gift for that next party invite. But coffee aficionados, don’t despair; you’ll find your fix here too. MarketSpice caters to all and insist that “spice is the variety of life.”
85 A Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101
What’s the perfect way to cap off a sun-soaked Saturday? In our opinion, we always love heading to Duke’s Eastlake waterside oasis (with luxury yacht and Space Needle views) and extending the outdoor time beyond the dinner hour. Snag a blue-and-white-checkered table under tropical palm trees, and indulge in dishes from fish ‘n’ chips (prepared with Alaskan wild cod) to stuffed wild Mexican prawns. The restaurant’s award-winning, all-natural chowders include Cajun chicken, lobster pernod and Northwest seafood chowder. (Non-seafood lovers enjoy burgers, fresh salads and the extensive list of featured “Duketails” cocktails.)
With several other locations around Washington (and Seattle outposts at Alki Beach and Green Lake), Duke’s draws those actually on holiday and those pretendingthey’re on a carefree getaway. Looking for a special Mother’s Day venue? Treat mom to a mimosa or bloody Mary plus brunch splurges like eggs benedict with crab and French toast baked with Hawaiian sweet bread. In our humble opinion, life’s too short to not be on permanent vacation.
Duke’s Chowder House
901 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
We have lackluster, barely-there lashes. We considered trying those RX lash-growing treatments but feared we’d be the 1% that had a forest of hair growing out of our nose instead of our eyes. Then we discovered 29 Cosmetics, D’Vine Mascara which is like a vitamin bomb for the lashes. A volumizing, lengthening and curling formula all in one that nourishes the lashes throughout the day with Grape Seed Age Protecting™ formula and rose.
Check out the entire wholesome line created by Lydia Mondavi in the Napa Valley. You’ll definitely find something to bat your eyes at.
When we used to live in NYC, we walked everywhere. It was exercise and transportation. The only problem was, we couldn’t walk that far and fast in our heels, so we had to carry them in a bag over our shoulder to change into later.
Now there’s a “Big City Sneaker” from Be&D that gives the illusion of a stiletto that solves this problem. It looks like a high heel in the comfort of a high top. Well, okay, maybe it doesn’t look exactly like a high heel but these kicks will definitely get you the attention you deserve.
Not so long ago we decided that if we tried we could make really amazing jewelry. So one day we did try and discovered that not only are we delusional, we make really ugly jewelry. But at least we still have great taste as we found in Marti Agassi’s line that combines vintage elements, leather, and mixed metals with breathtaking results. Her tag line: Soulful Adornments to Inspire.
And they totally inspire us [to buy them all and adorn ourselves!] Available at Spin Boutique or online.
Our favorite happy place, burnt sugar, is celebrating their 15th anniversary tomorrow with an all day, in-store party! Come on in to celebrate 15 years of good times, great shoes and bags, and all around fabulousness.
What: burnt sugar Celebrates 15 Years of Beauty, Style and Funky Fabulousness
When: Saturday, May 5th, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: burnt sugar, 601 N 35th Street, Seattle 98103,
deep in the heart of Fremont