As December 25th quickly approaches, we're taking to social media to count down the days with our 12 Days of Gifting campaign! Each day we'll highlight our choice for a perfect holiday gift on Instagram and Twitter - and you can use the code 'HOLIDAZE' for free gift wrapping and shipping!
If you're in Pioneer Square today, stop by our shop for some Holiday Hooky Hour madness! We'll be offering festive treats like eggnog and sugar cookies, as well as a free gift with purchase. If you get your Hooky Hour passport stamped by five businesses, you'll be entered in a drawing to win some fabulous prizes offered by the Alliance for Pioneer Square!
THE PERFECT HOSTESS GIFT
RELAXING HOLIDAY BEAUTY TIPS
This is the time of year where everyone seems to get kicked into overdrive - it's the final stretches of holiday shopping, decorating, cooking, etc! That's why we fall back on some easy & favorite beauty tips that don't involve any makeup!
#1 - Smiling! There are aspects of the holiday that make us want to do anything but smile. We're tired, crashing from a candy cane sugar rush, and probably pretty grumpy. But you know what they say - sometimes pretending you're in a good mood will get you halfway there! Pam says, "I can't tell you how many times that I have passed people on the street and when I smile at them, they smile back!"
#2 - Vinyasa yoga! We love this particular style of yoga because it combines meditation and strength. It's easy to be happy if your mind and body are peaceful. Relieve sore muscles from carrying all those shopping bags and rolling that gingerbread dough by taking an hour or two to stretch it out. Our favorite place is SoundYoga Studio in West Seattle. They offer small group classes in a beautiful studio with heated wood floors and free sessions if you're new to the studio!
Gloasters are some of our favorite new additions to the store. These coasters feature hand-painted designs by Gloria Feinstein coupled with adorable, and thoughtful quotes and sayings. We love their bright colors, smooth sheen, and stackable quality. They're also such great conversation starters! There are designs for bibliophiles, dog owners, and activists alike. After photographer Gloria decided to start drawing faces as well as capturing them with her camera, a friend suggested she turn them into coasters! Her designs have also been turned into coasters for the Big Sonia movie. We are big fans of Big Sonia and are so proud to feature Gloria's designs in our store.
LA CROIX AS MODERN ART
We're so excited to visit Genevieve St. Charles's new art installation at the FoodArt Collection inside the Normandy Arms apartment complex in Capitol Hill. The Seattle-based artist features hand-crafted art based on the classic La Croix can design, but with a twist - she creates flavors that are a little bizarre and totally Seattle, like Deleted Tinder, Poke Bowl, and Post-Bowie World. Isabelle Boutiette of Seattle Met writes, "Local artist Genevieve St. Charles’s unique combination of humor and honesty turns a bubbly soda into a cultural artifact."