…what would that musical look, sound & feel like? Oh wait, it’s been done for us. Welcome to Friday, as we anticipate the rest of the holiday season, shopping local and soon turn the page to a New Year. Turn up your speaker volume (and for me, I needed a little room to dance around my kitchen to this (almost) Broadway show: “2020: The Musical” – Jimmy Fallon and Andrew Rannells Recap the Year with Broadway Songs.
Live local. Shop local. Give local.
[Updated list of your local favorites shops as of 12.11 – new additions above the pink door]
I fell back in love with my city for the 4th week in a row…by shopping! Or better yet, by asking the social inter-webs where you all love to shop locally. And you again delivered!
Tis’ the season – believe it or not the holiday season is upon us in 2020. Now, more than ever, I’m doing my best to change my habits and shop locally. I do believe we can make a difference in supporting our smaller & local retailers who have made Seattle, Seattle.
Late November I lobbed a FB post out there…”Seattle! What will be your favorite spots to shop local this holiday season?” Your answers were too good not to share and I am grateful it has already inspired many to pivot their holiday gifting, shopping and giving to local.
Miir has it right, on their homepage, “Do Great Things with Great Love – meaningful giving made simple…” As I pen this blog post, I truly did fall back in love with my city and I am committed to seeing it’s vibrance resurge.
Note: some retailers are on-line only, some you can pop by (limited capacity) and heck, don’t forget gift cards that too will support the collective effort. What shops do you want to see make it post pandemic?
…and, throughout the holiday season I’ve been updating this post as I stumble upon more local finds & the people behind them. Come back soon, come back often, let’s inspire each other in our gifting habits and play a role in how we’d like to witness Seattle’s resurgence. Let’s get shopping.
Here are the additions – inspired by YOU – this week (everything from previous 3 weeks below the pink door!):
…The Emerald Palate also put together a list of an Insider’s Guide to the Best Seattle Gift Shops
…and King 5 put together this list: 2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Washington-made gifts for everyone on your list.
Sskein (pronounced skayn)
Winemaker, Lisa Callan Callan Cellers
Opus Co. *currently featuring cocktails to go
Bakers on Sunset Hill *rumor has it, best Manhattan in town!
Carmilia’s in West Seattle
Martha E Harris in Madison Park
Kari Gran skin care (former Windermere brokers, Kari Gran & Lisa Strain!)
Jarbo Madison Madison Valley & Bellevue
Filson Stadium District
Eat Sea Creatures, Renee Erickson’s restaurants and Larder
Feel free to post a comment on the blog with your favorite local shops and I’ll add to next week’s update. Again, come back soon, come back often, let’s inspire each other in our gifting habits and play a role in how we’d like to see Seattle resurge. I’m all in, for local. I’m all in, for my hometown.
Live local. Shop local. Give local. – Laura