Sep 9, 2021

Boma Jewelry Partners with Starbucks on Exclusive Collection

Two of my favorite local brands have joined forces for an exclusive new collection! The Starbucks x Boma Jewelry collection of accessories is available starting today at select Starbucks Reserve stores. If you're a fan of fair-trade coffee and fashion that is good for the planet, don't miss out on this cool collab.

All items from the limited-edition collection of sustainable jewelry were handcrafted at Boma’s facility in Thailand using ethically sourced recycled metals. The range features a sterling silver necklace featuring Starbucks' iconic mermaid, a ‘Roasted’ pendant adjustable necklace, sterling silver coffee bean earrings, sterling silver red hummingbird earrings, and sterling silver coffee plant studs.

The new collaboration builds on Boma’s commitment to partner with like-minded brands that are using business as a force for good. Last month, Boma Jewelry announced its B Corp Certification, becoming the first jewelry company in Washington state to meet the highest standards of social and environmental transparency, accountability, and impact.

You can view the official media alert here.  The collection is available at Starbucks Sodo Reserve, Starbucks Reserve Seattle Roastery, Starbucks Reserve Chicago Roastery, and the Starbucks Reserve New York Roastery. 

University Village announces Fashion Night Out

University Village has partnered with Gossip & Glamour and the team at Styled Seattle for a special fall fashion event on Thursday, September 23rd from 5-7 p.m. Guests will enjoy in-store activations at participating retailers that highlight seasonal arrivals and timeless must-haves. Fashion Night shoppers will also enjoy special discounts, raffle prizes, gifts with purchase, and more.

To celebrate the event, Trophy Cupcakes will be serving up fashion-forward cupcakes and The Confectionery will be curating a mix of stylish candy. The University Village Fall Fashion Night is free and open to the public.


Participating retailers + in-store offerings include:

Guests are invited to come check out the new store, shop for seasonal must-haves, and learn more about the brand's sustainability initiatives.

Shoppers can check out new arrivals for fall, enjoy a 20% discount (excluding outerwear), and enter-to-win a special giveaway featuring amazing prizes. Guests can also learn more about Oiselle’s local running club and social justice initiatives including the Women Run The Vote Relay.

Check out what’s new for fall at Athleta ranging from athleisure to ready-to-wear for women and kids.

Stop by the Free People store to shop for stylish new arrivals for fall.

To celebrate the season ahead, Eileen Fisher is hosting a special in-store fashion presentation!

Come celebrate fall fashion with the team at Evereve and enjoy 15% off your purchase + drinks and light bites.

Faherty is a family-run brand creating high-quality, sustainably-minded clothes. Stop by for Fall Fashion Night and enjoy 20% off your purchase.

Come see what’s new for fall at Jenni Kayne and get 15% off your purchase. Guests will also enjoy light refreshments.

J. Crew
Check out the top 10 fall favorites from J. Crew and enjoy a special gift with purchase exclusively for Fall Fashion Night shoppers!

We invite you to experience the brand-new Everlane store at U Village! Fall Fashion Night guests who shop from 5-7 p.m. will be automatically entered to win a $150 gift card.

Shop for all your K-Beauty favorites at K Banana. For Fall Fashion Night, they are also offering a free Knours mask with a purchase of $30 or more and hosting a special trunk show featuring AAPI artisans. Buy 5 face masks and get one for free!

Shop for new arrivals and learn more about Madewell’s 'Blue Jeans Go Green' initiative that encourages denim fans to turn in an old pair of jeans for a $20 voucher off a new pair.

Don't miss in-store services including fall eye make-up demos and brow waxing. Sephora artists will be doing day-time looks starting at 5 p.m., evening makeup looks starting at 5:30 p.m. and a special brow shaping demo at 6 p.m. Guests who attend the demos will receive a small gift and get 10% off their purchase if they sign up for the Sephora Loyalty program.

Check out menswear founded on fit, built on service, and focused on style.

Brilliant Earth is leading the industry when it comes to ethically sourced fine jewelry. Stop by the new store to learn more.

Check out fall arrivals for men and women.

Usher in autumn with new frames that pair perfectly with the turning shades of the season.

Guests will enjoy a 25% discount on fall apparel for men and women.

If you haven’t had a chance to visit their new store at U Village, stop by during fall fashion night! Parachute has revolutionized luxury home essentials with an emphasis on social responsibility. To celebrate Fall Fashion Night Parachute will have drinks + light bites and a special raffle for a signature Parachute robe or a piece of coveted loungewear.

Celebrate fall at Something Silver with 20% off jewelry during the fall fashion event along with refreshments and light bites.

Event Details

What: Fall Fashion Night at University  Village

When: Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

Where: University Village 2623 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105

* All activations are happening inside participating stores. Guests are encouraged to choose their own fashion adventure by visiting participating stores. 

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Fall Fashion Night at University Village is FREE and open to the public. 


Sep 8, 2021

Shop Hawaii-Made Products at Common Ground

Earlier this summer, I visited Kauai for a post-vaccination getaway to soak up the fresh air and sunshine. Kauai is a beautiful island with lush vegetation, gorgeous beaches, and incredible sunsets. It's also home to an amazing company that offers an easy way for visitors to shop locally and support regional makers. As you can imagine, the current pandemic has impacted businesses around the globe and small businesses on the island are no exception. This is why it's especially important to support brands and collectives that are working to connect consumers with local artisan brands and products. One of the companies working to do just that on Kauai is Common Ground, a sustainable and regenerative e-commerce brand on a mission to build a community dedicated to the future of food and society at large. The company is located on an 83-acre agricultural campus on the former Guava Kai plantation in Kīlauea, Kauai. 

Common Ground allows customers to shop a curated selection of farm-to-shelf products from Hawaii-based businesses. It's an easy way for Hawaii fans like myself, located on the mainland, to support businesses that align with my values. Products range from Kona coffee beans and Kauai-grown cacao to sea salt, skin care products, gifts, and more. All items are made with local, sustainable ingredients that have a regenerative impact on the planet.

Here are a few of my favorite products from the site:

Tiny Isle | Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter - Toasted macadamia nuts meet chocolate in this delicious nut butter. This Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter contains dark, organic cacao sweetened with agave nectar and a bit of local vanilla from the Vanillery of Kauaʻi. 

Sol Remedies | Holy Cacao - If you love superfoods, don't miss this chocolate health tonic featuring a blend of herbs from Sol Remedies designed to balance energy levels, normalize hormones, and support immune function. You can mix with milk (or a milk alternative) to make a medicinal hot cot cocoa or simply add to coffee or smoothies. Holy Cacao is handcrafted in small batches and herbs used in the mix are cured for six months (instead of the typical four) to ensure maximum medicinal benefits.

Medicine of the ʻAina Collection - Let food be thy medicine with this supremely health-conscious bundle. Comprised of Slow Island’s Turmeric, Orange, Passionfruit Elixir, Laka’s Super Shroom Drip, and Secret Harvest’s Kauaʻi Golden Milk Blend, this curated collection of plant-based healing agents is an ideal addition to any wellness routine. These products are all produced sustainably and locally in the Hawaiian islands.

I love that you can shop the site by supply partner, impact, or category. Don't miss the Taro noodles and the Kauai Essential Cocktail Mixer Collection. Common Ground is an inspiring company using business as a force for good. Their mission is to honor Hawaii's agricultural legacies, invest in a circular economy, and build community dedicated to the future of food. 

Take a peek at their site, shop around, and let me know what you think. To learn more, visit Common Ground's Story Section

About Common Ground: Common Ground is a hub for the global idea exchange of important issues and brings together change-makers — thinkers, creators, designers, innovators and doers — to build a community dedicated to the future of food and society at large. Privately held, Common Ground Kauai is located on an 83-acre agricultural campus on the former Guava Kai plantation in Kīlauea, Kaua`i, Hawaii. For more information on Common Ground visit

+ If you liked this post, don't miss my 2021 Kauai Travel Guide

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