I love the diversity of Seattle. It’s a “keep on keeping on” versus “keeping up” kind of place. Each neighborhood has its own warren of uber-creative talent, and an entrepreneurial spirit that plows through the grayest of forecasts, weather or otherwise. It makes for good exploration as I shop for and along with my clients. Ballard is a particularly beloved gem in Emerald City’s treasure box, where Old Towne and innovation seamlessly coexist. There’s always something unique to find, and cool people to meet along the way (plus plenty of deliciousness to help fuel your journey). You’ll experience art everywhere, from the historic buildings and sculptures to the works hanging on the walls – and all of the goods in between:

Like to wear your art on your feet? Then re-souL is the place. These are not shoes you’ll get every day, but their fine craftsmanship and details will quickly make them your everyday favorites. And, don’t be surprised to find other modern and whimsical lovelies as well (oh, darn). Looking for clothes to make you feel stylishly sassy in Seattle (and beyond)? Giddy-on-up to Horseshoe, where bushels of beautiful, contemporary fashion meet down home charm. Then stroll over to Velouria, a playful boutique and gallery highlighting independent designers’ clothing and accessories. Need a unique gift or something extra to give your soul a lift? Swing into Venue and discover a world of creative wonders from over 40 Seattle artists and designers. Realizing your home could use some attention? Camelion Design offers two custom upholstery lines, plus a great selection of case goods, lighting, rugs, and accents to personalize your retreat.

So, let’s shop Seattle! It’s a great way to support local small businesses while working on our daily dose of Vitamin D.

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