May 19, 2020

Seattle Style: Face Mask Edition


Seattle residents are now encouraged to wear face masks in public areas to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. The new guidance includes grocery stores, restaurants, retail, indoor workplaces, and public transit. Many local brands are answering the call of safety by offering masks that help keep fashion fans stylish and safe.




Morning Siren has colorful masks in a variety of prints and patterns. The best part is, they are FREE! Just pay for shipping and handling. Oh, and while you’re shopping, consider making a donation to help pay for material costs to keep Morning Siren mask production going. They also just added gift packs that include greeting cards and small gifts.




One Imaginary Girl face masks are not for the faint of heart. They are for die-hard fashion fans who want to make a style statement. Designer Sarah Donofrio just announced that new color block face masks have been added. View all the styles available in the Mask Shop here. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will benefit a rotating list of local non-profits. 




Freeman has 100% cotton face masks available in brushed twill and plain weave oxford fabric. The masks are $10 and will be made in between production runs of PPE for local healthcare workers.




Luly Yang currently has over a dozen styles of stylish face masks available including one that features her signature butterfly motif. Each mask is priced at $55 and made in Luly’s couture studio located in Seattle. You can also make your own mask at home using this handy guide.




Seattle brand Over & Over has also pivoted from making vintage kimonos to making face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. The collection of silk masks features 8 different styles and proceeds benefit Food Lifeline.





Feral is also making masks during the COVID-19 outbreak and for every mask purchased, the company is donating a mask to someone in need. I love the colorful range of tie-dye styles! View available styles here




Sustainable brand Tokki is also now offering face masks for both kids and adults. For every mask purchased, one is donated to a frontline worker in need. 



Zumiez has a variety of face masks and coverings in stock now with prices starting at $9.95. The Zine mask (shown above) is made from 100% cotton that is super soft and comfortable to wear.

According to the World Health Organization, up to 80% of infections are mild or asymptomatic, which means that there are people out in the community who otherwise feel well but are inadvertently getting people sick. Please wear a mask and help control the spread of coronavirus. Your community thanks you! And hey, if you're going to wear a mask, you might as well #ShopLocal and get one that you like.
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May 18, 2020

Peridot boutique announces store closure



In the midst of the on-going COVID-19 outbreak, Peridot boutique located on Queen Anne has announced that it will permanently cease operations on June 30, 2020. The storefront has been closed to the public since March 17 when Governor Jay Inslee first announced the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order in Washington. Customers have maintained the ability to shop online during the outbreak via the store's e-commerce site with limited curbside pick-up and will continue to enjoy free shipping on orders over $50 from now until the store closure.

"We have loved being part of the Queen Anne community for all these years. It is with a heavy heart that we announce our closure. We are a small business and the prolonged shutdown has had significant impacts on our business. Due to personal reasons and the escalating costs of running a brick-and-mortar store in Seattle, we have made the difficult decision to close. That being said, we greatly appreciate our customers and their support throughout the years, especially as this news has become public. I am truly touched by everyone's kind words and response to our news," said owner Lindsey Snider.

Peridot has been a staple on Queen Anne since 2004, offering women's apparel, accessories, footwear, and gifts. Online and FaceTime shopping will continue until Tuesday, June 30 and the store will reopen for in-person shopping if Phase 2 begins before the store closure date. The store is also offering curbside pick-up and free delivery within Queen Anne/Magnolia. Use promo code SAVE25 for 25% off your order.


Peridot 
2135 Queen Anne Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109
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New U Village Retailers Announce Curbside Pickup



In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, over a dozen retailers at Seattle’s University Village have announced curbside pickup. Starting this week, select retailers will allow customers to shop online or over the phone and pickup merchandise within set business hours. See the current list of retailers offering curbside pickup below.


ANTHROPOLOGIE


Curbside pickup is available daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shop online and select curbside pickup for your order.


B8TA

Curbside pickup is available Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. View featured products here or email b8taseattle@b8ta.com for details.


FREE PEOPLE


Curbside pickup is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the store to place an order or shop online and select in-store pickup.


GLASSYBABY


Curbside pickup is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call to place your order on weekdays beginning at 9 a.m. or weekends at 11 a.m. Customers can also place orders online.


KIEHL’S SINCE 1851

Curbside pickup is available daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Place your order online and receive a confirmation when your order is ready for pickup. Call the store upon arrival and the staff will bring our your items.


MARGARET O’LEARY

Shop online or call the store to schedule a private shopping appointment.


MERCER

Curbside pickup is available daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the store to schedule an appointment or arrange curbside pick-up.


MUD BAY


Curbside pickup and in-store shopping available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call to place an order for curbside pickup.


MADEWELL

Curbside service is now available. Shop online and select in-store pickup. Click here for more info.


PAINT THE TOWN

Curbside services are offered by appointment only (see website for available time slots). Services include: Pick Up of "Pottery To Go" Kits, drop off of finished pottery for firing, pick-up of fired pottery.


POTTERY BARN

Curbside pickup is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call or shop online to place your order for curbside pickup.


RAVENNA GARDENS

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shop outside without an appointment or inside with an appointment. Stay tuned with plant arrivals by signing up for the weekly email. To place an order for curbside pickup, call the store or email orders.ravennagardens@gmail.com.


TWIST

Curbside pickup available Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Place orders online or call the store to schedule curbside pickup. Email seattle@TWISTonline.com for specific inquiries.


VILLAGE MATERNITY

Open for curbside pickup on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop online or email mail@villagematernity.com to place an order for pickup.


WILLIAMS SONOMA

Curbside pickup is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop online or call the store to place an order for pickup.


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Liam and London Paint the Town


Keeping kids entertained at home during the coronavirus outbreak can be challenging, which is why I'm excited to share that Paint the Town at University Village is now offering a special Pottery to Go service. This is a fun and easy way for kids who love art to get their creative fix while also getting a break from screen time. We tried out the curbside Pottery to Go service last week and my kids are already asking to do it again.

The assortment of pieces that are available to paint include picture frames, plates, mugs, animal figurines, and more. There are a variety of price points available and pricing includes the finishing glaze and firing. You can order individual items to paint or full kits that include brushes and pre-selected paint colors. Individual paint colors are available for $1 each and brush sets are $5. We had more than enough paint for multiple projects and the brushes can be reused, which is excellent because I have a feeling painting ceramics is going to become a regular thing at my house.







The Pottery To Go process is quick and easy. You simply pick the items you want to paint and make an appointment to pick-up at U Village. After completion of your project and once the paint has fully dried, you carefully wrap the items back up and schedule an appointment to have them fired in the studio. Once the items are done, you'll book an appointment for pick-up and receive your items back with a beautiful, shiny glaze.



I come from a long line of artists who express themselves creatively through writing, painting, and drawing. Turns out, that we also have a knack for painting ceramics. The process was fun and the experience was therapeutic for my kids who were bored with their usual art activities and wanted to try something new.

Pottery to Go is great for virtual zoom dates, book clubs, mommy meet-ups (with wine!), and of course, kids who want to try something new for their homeschool art class. Gift certificates are also available for purchase if you want to gift a Pottery To Go experience to a friend.


Paint The Town
4611 Village Court N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105


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