Velouria is a great little boutique in the new Melrose building. They've got some cute boy clothes, but this Gap/REI boy came shopping for a gift for a special lady friend. In addition to clothes they've got lots of cute and sexy hats, handbags, jewelry and other accouterments. Everything looks individually hand crafted, so you're sure to find something unique and personal. The prices are pretty reasonable too. I can tell this store is going to be one of my go-to spots for gift shopping.
Retrofit is an awesome home furnishings and gift store... I just wish their prices were a little more "retro." Still, I found lots of nifty little gifts for people and admired much of their stylin' furniture, pillows, and various accents for one's home. They have some cute greeting cards, jewelry and accessories--which is good to know when I've got a lady to shop for.
What's not to love about the Elliott Bay Book Company? It's a Seattle institution and well worth a visit.
I'm sure some people are sad they left Pioneer Square, but Capitol Hill has been in dire need of an independent bookstore since Bailey Coy closed. Not only are they one of the nation's best independent bookstores, but they're walking distance from my house! Plus there are tons of great places nearby to enjoy your new book--Cupcake Royale, Caffè Vita, Cal Anderson Park...
Stop in and support your local bookstore today!
This place is flippin' awesome. I came here to replace something I lost recently, and it's the only place I knew that had them: little pill containers shaped like pills. Weird, right? Well, if I'm going to be forced to carry pills around I'm going to try to look cool doing so.
I could spend hours in this store. I love Storables in the University Village, but this place beats them on sheer quantity and variety. I especially love their travel section, where I picked up a bunch of stuff for future trips. I now have a little plastic container to safely roll up and pack a tie. Pure genius!
If you need containers, hangers, hooks, shelves, or just about anything to organize your home and belongings, this is the place.
Hands down the best beer selection on Capitol Hill, possibly in Seattle. They have an amazing selection of Belgians, stuff from all over Europe (including former "iron curtain" countries) and quite possibly every microbrewery on the West coast. I know a bit about beer and they had a ton of stuff I didn't recognize. The prices are quite reasonable as well--about what I'd expect to pay at QFC.
I can't really comment on the wine selection, except that it is smaller than their beer selection and what you'd find at the QFC up the street. Maybe they're more careful about which wines they select, or perhaps they stock more unusual stuff you won't typically find at a grocery store. I don't think wine is really what this place is about though. So if a wine-loving friend tags along with you on your pilgrimage to beer Mecca perhaps he/she will find something to take home too. But the real reason to come is for the beer.
This is a great home furnishings store with pretty reasonable prices. Not everything is super-compact for tiny apartment living, but they have an interesting selection. I'd definitely check this place out before making a trek down to the giant Swedish store in Renton. Personally I love City Home Store's clearance section in the basement--with great prices on everything from candles, to pillows and furniture.
I come for shoes. Nordie's delivers.
I swear this place has the best men's shoe department in the city. I've been sportin' some sexy fluevogs--but man those things are uncomfortable and like to fall apart (especially with my daily walking commute).
I popped in to Nordstrom on my way home after work and was immediately greeted by a salesperson. I pointed at my decrepit shoes and said I wanted something similar, but comfortable. The salesperson showed me some different styles, asked me a few questions and brought out a bunch of stock. After thirty minutes of trying on different shoes I found a pair I liked and for about as much as I'd planned to spend too.
Nordstrom is a bit pricey, but I find I usually get a quality shoe that holds up much longer than cheap (and not-so-cheap) shoes I buy elsewhere. Plus they have great service. Keep your eyes peeled for a sale, brave the crowds and you can get some good deals.
I'm a boy and don't know much about flowers. I don't know how Blooms on Broadway's prices or quality compare to other florists. All I know is that I walked in one sunny afternoon intending to spend $20 on a bouquet for my date and I walked out happy.
I didn't catch the name of the woman who helped me, but she was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. I told her the price range I was aiming for, said I wanted something "springy" and suggested some tulips and gerber daisies. She showed me their selection and helped me pick out a few choices. Then she wrapped it up into a beautiful bouquet complimented with a very nice ribbon. She asked if they were going in water right away (so she'd know whether to leave the stems exposed when she wrapped them) and also suggested that I drop a penny in the water, as the metal helps the tulips stand up straight.
My date absolutely loved her flowers and I think I made one of my BFF's jealous. I will definitely return to Blooms on Broadway.
I love my Tom Bihn bag! I bought the "Buzz" for a trip abroad last September and for my daily walking commute to work. I've tried backpacks and messenger bags and this one has the best of both worlds. It stays flat against one's back but only has one strap across the chest. The strap is padded and comfortable, it has a heavy-duty quick-release buckle and a handy little compartment for a phone, music player or other gadget. On vacation I keep my camera in it so I can quickly whip it out and take a picture. On my commute I secure my headphone cords in its velcro flap to keep them from bouncing around. The Buzz has a padded compartment perfect for a small laptop--and Tom Bihn has a database of which laptops will fit in which bags. This is an invaluable resource for laptop owners. It's also got a pouch on the side that is perfect for holding a bottle of water or umbrella.
There are so many things to like about Tom Bihn's bags: attention to detail, quality, comfort, snappy design and they're locally made. In fact, their manufacturing and showroom are in Seattle in the SoDo district. So when you're done checking out their website, head down there to put your mitts on the merchandise and buy direct from them. The staff in the showroom is really friendly and helpful.
Also, I love their transparent packing cubes. It makes organizing and finding the various cords, gadgets and stuff I take on a trip so much easier.
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"He's a good man, and thorough."
Seattle, WA, Vereinigte StaatenYelper seit
November 2007Dinge, die ich mag
hiking, Hendricks gin, americanos, guacamole, gorgonzola, Traveling, netflix, mac n cheese, bacon, chocolate, coffee, margaritas, beer, whiskey, ParisHier bin ich häufig anzutreffen
SeattleWenn ich nicht gerade yelpe, dann ...
I'm finding places to yelp, Poindexter.Warum du meine Beiträge unbedingt lesen solltest
Daft Punk is playing at my houseMeine zweitliebste Website Was ich zuletzt gelesen habe
The City & The CityMein erstes Konzerterlebnis
Kiss (I was five years old!)Mein Lieblingsfilm
Amelie, Shawshank Redemption, Raising Arizona... too many to list!Meine Henkersmahlzeit
bacon-wrapped, gorgonzola-stuffed dates stuffed in chevre, wrapped in prosciuttoErzähl's nicht weiter, aber...
I'm here to fix deine cableMeine neueste Entdeckung
It was like a sneeze, only better.Ich schwärme gerade für