May 23, 2022

2022 Sydlovesfashion Bozeman Travel Guide

Last fall, Trevor Noah announced that his "Back to Abnormal" comedy tour would be heading to Bozeman, Montana. As a big fan of both "The Daily Show" and Montana, I instantly booked tickets and encouraged a few friends to do the same. A few weeks prior to the event, Trevor ended up rescheduling the show in order to host the White House Correspondents Dinner that same weekend, but my family and I were already committed to the trip so we decided to go anyway and I'm so glad we did. Our long weekend in Bozeman was one of the best trips we've taken in a while and we can't wait to go back. Over the course of a few days, we visited with some friends who moved to Bozeman during the pandemic, checked out all the local shops on Main Street, dined around town, stopped in on a local comedy show, and even visited Yellowstone National Park. Here is my travel guide on the best places to shop, eat, stay, and play in Bozeman, Montana.  

How to Get There from Seattle

According to Google, the drive to Bozeman from Seattle is approximately 10 hours and 53 minutes via I-90 East. If we had more time to dedicate to this trip, driving might have been a more cost-effective option for our family, but since we only had a long weekend to spare, we decided to forgo the drive time and maximize our time in Bozeman instead. Non-stop flights from Seattle run about $415 per person on  Alaska Airlines and there's generally a morning, afternoon, and evening flight option available. 

Once we arrived in Bozeman, it was really easy to rent a car from Hertz and get on our way. If you're a AAA member, you'll save money on fuel, car seats, and adding additional drivers to the car. 

Where to Stay 

Located in the heart of downtown Bozeman, the Kimpton Armory Hotel offers convenient access to everything on Main Street including coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants, and more. We've stayed at many Kimpton Hotels before and have always had a great experience, so I'm pleased to report that this hotel provided all the usual amenities and services that we've come to expect. The rooms were clean and spacious, there were multiple restaurants on-site, and valet parking was quick and easy. 

Where to Eat

The first night we arrived, we met up with friends for drinks at Tune Up, the basement bar at the Armory Hotel. Last Best Comedy was hosting an open mic night and we enjoyed drinks and laughs as a prelude to our dinner up at the Sky Shed, the hotel's rooftop bar complete with fire pits and relaxing mountain views. Everything is great on the Sky Shed menu, but we really liked the Furikake Fries, Fried Chicken Bao Bun, and Coconut Curry. 

On our second night, friends of ours that moved from Queen Anne to Bozeman during the pandemic took us out on a date night to Brigade. Known for sourcing local ingredients and putting them together in a creative way, Brigade has some great options on the menu including regional charcuterie boards, black truffle gnocchi, and wild mushroom ragu. They also do a happy hour every day from 3-6 p.m. where you can get $3 martinis, oysters, and draft beers. 

If you're looking for coffee to power up your day, don't miss Wild Joe's on Main Street. They serve a great selection of locally roasted coffees and they also offer grab-and-go sandwiches and drinks and snacks for kids. My daughter loved the "Fluffy" which is a foamy steamed milk drink with chocolate, topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, of course. 

While in town we also checked out Revelry, located just steps away from The Armory Hotel. I liked that they had unexpected things on the menu like the house-smoked trout and avocado toast, frites & fondue, and coal-fired beet and cranberry salad. The beer and cocktail menu was great, too. 

The Armory Hotel actually has 3 restaurants on-site, and on our final night we dined at Fieldlings. It's the fancier of the three restaurants and the menu features fresh ingredients from local purveyors. We liked the house-made ricotta served with grilled sourdough bread and the beef short rib rigatoni. 

Bozeman Food & Drink List

Revelry - 24 N Tracy Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715

Brigade -  233 E Main St Suite 201, Bozeman, MT 59715

Fieldlings-  24 W Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715 (Located at The Armory Hotel)

Sky Shed-  24 W Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715 (Located at The Armory Hotel)

Tune Up - 24 W Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715 (Located at The Armory Hotel)

Wild Joe's Coffee - 18 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715

The Hideaway (Liquor Store/Dive Bar/Casino) - 1625 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715

What To Do

Yellowstone - Bozeman is located about 1 hour and 45 minutes away from Yellowstone National Park. If you've never been, it's definitely worth the drive. On our trip, we saw a ton of animals including deer, bison, elk, wolves, birds, and even mountain goats. It was really fun for the kids to try and spot animals with their binoculars and they kept a running list of everything they spotted. The north entrance of the park is located in Gardiner, Montana and the entrance fee is $35. 

Sweet Pea Festival - If you're heading to Bozeman in August, don't miss the Sweet Pea Festival. This year, the festival is celebrating its 45th anniversary and the event will include food, music, art, flowers, dance performances, and more. This event is a great opportunity to check out the "Best Of" Bozeman and wristbands are available now. 

Country Bookshelf - Bookworms and casual readers alike will love Country Bookshelf. It was founded in 1957 and continues to be a place where locals of all ages can come to find great books. It's even been named by Martha Stewart as one of the "Best Place to Find the Best Reads" and they also have a robust calendar of events

Museum of the Rockies - A friend of ours recommended that we take the kids to the Museum of the Rockies, and with interactive exhibits and a full planetarium, it did not disappoint. Located on the campus of Montana State University, the museum has an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils and a T. rex skeleton. The gift shop is great, too!

Where to Shop

Downtown main street in Bozeman is brimming with bars, restaurants, and local boutiques. It was a fun place to shop and explore while we were in town. As is the case with many small towns, the customer service was amazing and it was fun getting to know the locals. 

Heyday - Since 2007, Heyday boutique has been a great place in downtown Bozeman to shop for apparel, accessories, home goods, and gifts. The store is bright and airy and the team is eager to help you find exactly what you need, and maybe even a few things you don't, because when it comes to a well-edited assortment of must-have merchandise, they've got the formula dialed in. You can even shop online and enjoy $8 flat rate shipping. 

Mōka - Located in the heart of downtown Bozeman, Mōka is a great place to visit whether you need a wardrobe refresh or a fun outfit to wear for a night on the town. They have great shoes and accessories, and even offer sizes for teens

Jonah & Sage - Small town boutiques like Jonah & Sage are truly what make cities like Bozeman great places to shop. Locally owned & operated since 2001, the store is designed to outfit locals for whatever Big Sky Country brings their way. They carry a variety of brands including Commonform jewelry, which is lovingly handmade in Montana by my dear friend Stacy. I also love the fact that they have menswear, home goods, and gifts, making it a one-stop shop for everything on your list. 

Bonnie & Clyde - If you're looking for contemporary clothing in Bozeman, don't miss Bonnie & Clyde, located in the Main Street Market. Nestled just past the cafe and coffee bar, Bonnie & Clyde is brimming with shoes, clothing, bags, accessories, jewelry, and more. I got a great pair of summer sandals here that I can't wait to wear once the weather in Seattle warms up!

The Last Word

Bozeman was a delightful, family-friendly place to visit and we will definitely be booking another trip soon. The friendly atmosphere and small-town vibe will always have a special place in our hearts. It was definitely a trip to remember!

If you visit Bozeman and check out any of the places on this list, please tag @Sydlovesfashion on Instagram so that I can ride along on your adventure, too!


May 19, 2022

Made in Washington Hires Kristin Frossmo as President and CEO

Made in Washington made news earlier this month when it appointed former Nordstrom VP Kristin Frossmo to lead the company as President and CEO. Previously executive vice president and general merchandise manager of Nordstrom's shoe division, Kristin will bring a wealth of retail knowledge and customer service experience to the role as the company prepares for a busy tourism season ahead. 

Since 1984, Made in Washington has been a place for locals and tourists alike to shop for a wide array of products that are designed and produced in Washington state. In her new role, Kristin will help bring the stories of local artists and makers to life as the company continues to expand its presence in the region and differentiate itself in the market as a diverse place for local shopping and discovery. 

With locations in four very different settings (Pike Place Market, Alderwood Mall, Bellevue Square Mall, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport), Frossmo sees an opportunity to personalize the experience at each location and give consumers a unique, hyper-local shopping experience. She's also excited about the possibilities that lie ahead when it comes to increased consumer engagement through interactive events, product demos, and specialty shopping nights where customers can learn more about the emerging and established brands carried by Made in Washington. 

As part of the transition, Kristin will replace current President and CEO Mike Mondello, who also serves as President and CEO of SeaBear Smokehouse. Made in Washington carries products from over 250 local vendors across a range of categories including food, art, home goods, gifts, glassware, and more.

As a long-time shopper of Made in Washington, I love the fact that customers can design their own gift baskets or choose from a wide selection of pre-made gift sets. It makes shopping for the holidays, or any occasion, fun and easy. We have a lot of relatives that live out of state, so having the opportunity to send them a little piece of "Washington" is always a welcome gift. 

Here are 5 of my favorite gifts available at Made in Washington: 

Seabear Smoked Salmon - An iconic Pacific Northwest gift that is handcrafted in small batches and smoked using traditional smokehouse techniques. 

SaltWorks Dead Sea Bath Salt - This relaxing bath soak has 10x more minerals than ordinary sea salt and features USDA-certified organic eucalyptus essential oil to soothe skin and reduce stress. 

Handblown Glass Paperweight - This handcrafted, Mercury-inspired paperweight glows in the dark and contains ash from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Perfect as a standalone piece of art or a stylish office accessory. 

Market Spice Huckleberry Tea - I've been a fan of the Market Spice teas for a long time and the signature Huckleberry flavor makes a great gift!

Chalo Boarding Pass Tote - This Seattle-inspired tote bag is spacious, durable, and great for carrying around all your must-haves. There's even an interior zip pocket to safely carry around smaller items like a wallet or keys. 

Whether you need an easy way to support local makers or you're looking for a great gift, you'll find it at Made in Washington. Visit one of the stores or learn more about Made in Washington, here


May 17, 2022

Fashion Recap: Simone Biles x Athleta Girl Event at U Village

Over the weekend, London and I had the opportunity to host a special Mother + Daughter event at Athleta in celebration of the Simone Biles x Athleta Girl collection. Designed to empower the next generation of strong women, the limited-edition activewear line for girls ages 6-12 features fun colors, breathable fabrics, and built-in reminders that no dream is too big with mantras like "Because I Can" and "The Floor is Yours". 

The gymnastics-themed event included movement, music, light bites, bubbles (for the moms), and "Shine Bright" confidence-boosting worksheets for the girls to fill out. Everyone had a great time shopping, socializing, and meeting the team at the University Village Athleta store. 

I want to extend a BIG thank you to store manager Kelly King for hosting such a wonderful event and making everyone feel so welcome. Her team did an incredible job leading the girls through gymnastics routines and helping to build their confidence throughout the night. Swag bag sponsors included Aveda, Froglegs, Paint the Town, and Supergoop. Thank you to photographer Vivian Hsu for capturing this event so beautifully!

Here's to raising the next generation of strong, confident, and resilient women who dream big and make the world a better place!

Athleta at University Village has a variety of styles from the Simone Biles x Athleta Girl collection in stock now. The merchandise mix includes t-shirts, tank tops, bike shorts, and more. 

Athleta - University Village

2610 NE University Village St. 

Seattle, WA 98105

About Simone Biles

Simone Biles is one of the greatest female athletes of all-time. The first woman to capture five All-Around World Championship titles, Biles is the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history – male or female - with 25 medals overall (19 gold) and is a seven-time Olympic medalist (4 gold). A three-time Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, she has earned the rare distinction of having four skills named in her honor – The Biles – across beam, floor (two), and vault disciplines. Biles’ extraordinary accomplishments have received widespread recognition including TIME 100 Most Influential, Forbes 30 Under 30, Ebony Power 100, People Women Changing the World, USA Today 100 Women of the Century, and two-time Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year among others. Her autobiography - Courage to Soar - was a New York Times bestseller and developed into an award-winning tv special on Lifetime and her documentary series – Simone vs Herself – that streamed on Facebook Watch is nominated for a Sports Emmy Award. Biles utilizes her platform to help advocate for mental health and support initiatives that provide education and assistance for children and young adults associated with adoption and foster care.

About Athleta

A certified B Corporation, Athleta is a performance lifestyle brand with a mission of empowering a community of active women and girls. Athleta’s versatile premium performance lifestyle apparel is designed by women for women with inclusivity at its core. Founded in 1998, Athleta integrates performance and technical features across its collection to support women across their entire lifestyle – from yoga and training to travel and sleep. In 2016, the company launched Athleta Girl mirroring its signature performance in styles for the next generation. Based in San Francisco, CA and a Gap Inc. brand (NYSE: GPS), Athleta apparel is available at its more than 220 retail stores across the United States and Canada, through its catalog, and at


May 4, 2022

2022 #ShopLocalSeattle Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8th and in the spirit of supporting the amazing local businesses in our community, I came up with a list of 55 great gift ideas to help celebrate the moms in your life. As a mom of two fabulous kids and one very spoiled fur baby, I know that motherhood is a constant juggling act and that even during the toughest of times, the moments are fleeting. This year I want to send a big thank you to the fellow mamas out there who are working hard each day to raise kids that are kind, caring, curious, empathetic, and resilient. I see you, I support you, and I’m here for you when you need a kind word, a long walk, or a glass of wine. Happy Mother’s Day!

55 Mother's Day Gift Ideas that support Seattle businesses

  1. The AstroTwins Momstrology book helps parents understand the astrological charts of their little ones. It’s beautifully written and deeply insightful.
  2. A sapphire and diamond ring from House of Hitchcock.
  3. An overnight stay at The Woodmark Hotel so that she can wake up on the water in Kirkland.
  4. Gift cards to local boutiques on Capitol Hill including Sway and Cake and Glasswing.
  5. A signature massage from Yuan Spa. Don’t miss the unique hydrotherapy experiences available in Bellevue and Kirkland.
  6. An electric boat ride on South Lake Union.
  7. An old-school Igloo cooler for picnics and playdates at the park.
  8. A beautiful, ethically-made necklace that she’ll cherish forever from Boma Jewelry’s Treasured Collection.
  9. A signature Monarch tee from Luly Yang.
  10. A figure-flattering mock neck top from Oiselle.
  11. Vegan nail polish from local brand Veque.
  12. One-of-a-kind, custom dinner napkins from Set the Table by Lisa Cole.
  13. An Astrological Self-Care book by local author Stephanie Gailing.
  14. An annual membership to the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). Don’t miss the Behind the Seams event and Spring Fling at the Mohai Mercantile taking place on Mother’s Day weekend. More info can be found here.
  15. A sunset dinner at Goldfinch Tavern overlooking the Puget Sound at Four Seasons Seattle.
  16. A bottle of soothing, single-sourced CBD oil from Two Cranes Botanicals. I got my own mom a bottle last year and she LOVES it.
  17. A dinner date at Bamboo Sushi.
  18. A gift card to SkinSpirit that she can use on facials, Botox, skin care products, and more.
  19. A gift certificate for a blow out at Drybar.
  20. An intuitive life coaching session with Erika Lynn.
  21. A Dyson Supersonic blow dryer that will cut her drying time in half. My husband got me one last year and it cuts down my dry time from 20 minutes to 8 minutes flat.
  22. An athletic-inspired skort from Girlfriend Collective that can be dressed up or down during classic Pacific Northwest summers, available locally at Prism in Ballard.
  23. A hilarious candle from Malicious Women Co. in Snohomish.
  24. A utility canvas bag for overnight weekend trips from Seattle boutique Flora & Henri.
  25. An Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Box from Trophy Cupcakes.
  26. A bottle of perfume from 86 West fragrances, available locally at Corre.
  27. A wine club membership to XOBC Cellars that benefits Brandi Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation.
  28. Tickets for a ride on the Victoria Clipper from the Seattle Waterfront to Victoria, B.C.
  29. A cooking class for adults at FrogLegs Cooking School.
  30. Modern handmade ceramics from Orphan Ten.
  31. A gift certificate for a session with a professional wardrobe stylist from Styled Seattle.
  32. A University Village gift card that can be used on an epic fashion field trip.
  33. A weekend trip to Suncadia so that she can escape the city and be one with nature.
  34. An all-natural skincare gift set from Kari Gran Skincare.
  35. A PNW gift set from Seattle Chocolate.
  36. A seafood-inspired gift basket from Made in Washington.
  37. A beautiful crystal diffuser from Antica Farmacista.
  38. A cool swimsuit from Tomboy X.
  39. A new pair of shoes from Brooks Running.
  40. A delicious and easy to prepare dinner kit from Kitchen & Market.
  41. A lightweight, jersey-knit beanie from Coal.
  42. Colorful hair accessory clips from Chunks.
  43. An architecturally-inspired tote bag from Ampersand as Apostrophe.
  44. A dinner date at Canlis.
  45. A gift card to Queen Anne Dispatch so that she can shop for whatever she wants. (They have apparel, accessories, gifts, jewelry, home accessories, beauty products, and more!)
  46. A glassybaby she’ll cherish forever.
  47. Gorgeous microbladed brows from Sula.
  48. A new raincoat from Eddie Bauer.
  49. An ethically-made midi-dress by The Cura Co.
  50. A Union Jack throw blanket, available locally from Watson Kennedy.
  51. A sushi-inspired tea towel, available locally at Morning Siren.
  52. A pair of eco-friendly cellulose acetate earrings from Baleen.
  53. A lavender-scented, aromatic, mousse-like ultra-moisturizer from Alaffia.
  54. A gift card to Purpose boutique to shop for a new summer dress.
  55. A gift certificate to Apollo Nails for a well-deserved mani/pedi.


Don’t forget to send mom a memorable message using a Tokki bow card.


Apr 10, 2022

Fashion Field Trip: Snohomish Edition

For my latest fashion field trip, I joined Melody Todd of Honest Chatter on a journey 35 miles north of Seattle to a sweet little place called Snohomish. I don’t usually drive this far north to shop and I typically only visit Snohomish once a year when I’m headed to Craven Farms in search of the perfect pumpkin, but this time around, I’m on a mission to meet local shop owners and explore hidden-gem boutiques.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Snohomish was little more than a sleepy small town sprinkled with antique shops and farms. Back in the day, antique hunters would visit Snohomish and spend hours scouring local shops for secret treasures. Yet over the past few years, Snohomish has blossomed to become an unforgettable destination for boutique wineries, lifestyle shops, and independent jewelry designers. Downtown Snohomish is even home to Lamb & Co., an adorable home decor shop owned by the twins from the HGTV hit series, Unsellable Houses.

We started our adventure at Maple & Moss, which has a great assortment of Pacific Northwest-inspired apparel, accessories, and quirky gifts. I really liked that the mix includes products for men and women and that they carry a full range of sizes. I got the “Champagne for Breakfast” sweatshirt.

Next, we visited Mimi’s Boutique, a country-style boutique that sells clothing, accessories, home decor, and furniture. I love neighborhood boutiques like these that carry a fun mix of everything you need and a few things that you don’t but should probably buy anyway in the spirit of helping to stimulate the local economy. We got an eco-friendly sloth dryer ball, some adorable earrings, and a “Boss Lady” silicone wine cup.

Located just across the street you’ll find Snohomish Pie Co. For those of you with a serious sweet tooth, this may be the ONLY reason you visit Snohomish this year, and that’s ok because it will have been well worth the visit. In addition to classic apple pie, the assortment features a variety of other delicious favorites including Chocolate Pecan, Marionberry, Peach Raspberry Crumb, and Cherry. If you’re looking for an over-the-top experience, check out one of their Pie Shakes, which is literally an entire slice of pie blended with creamy vanilla ice cream.
Next up, we visited Worthy. This boutique is a true treasure trove of goodness and the curation is excellent. The product mix includes a range of clothing, jewelry, home decor, accessories, gifts, and even lighting fixtures. They also have a small vintage section in the back brimming with concert tees, denim jackets, sweaters, and outerwear. I really liked exploring everything this store had to offer and found an amazing gift for mom in the form of a beautiful decoupage oyster shell that doubles as a trinket dish.

Edit was one of my favorite boutiques in Snohomish because it was unexpected and reminded me of the stores that I frequently shop in the city. The store itself is huge and perfectly merchandised with a curated mix of clothing and accessories for men and women. I also loved the beautiful assortment of home fragrances and furnishings. You can even find plant-based cleaning products from Seattle brand L'AVANT Collective at Edit, which was a nice surprise to discover.

If you love fashion, don’t miss Golden Shop in Snohomish. They sell fun, accessible, and easy-to-wear clothing for women. You’ll find everything from cute sundresses to cowboy boots, overalls, handbags, and hats.

Jewelry fans can’t miss Point No Point in Snohomish, Julie Stark Allen’s jewelry studio inspired by the neutral beauty of the Pacific Northwest. All of the jewelry is handcrafted in Snohomish and all diamonds are conflict-free and ethically sourced. The 14k Rose Gold Sapphire Triangle studs are stunning and everything in the assortment is beautifully unique and worth checking out. You can even commission custom pieces using available loose stones.

Located right on the main street you’ll find Malicious Women Co. A sassy, woman-owned company that sells ethically-made candles, apparel, jewelry, and gifts. At the shop, you can design your own candle or buy one off the shelf. I promise you, there’s a perfectly hilarious one for every occasion. All of their candles are made from 100% natural soy (grown in the U.S.) and use a paper core wick that is lead-free. The burn time for each candle is approx. 40-50 hours.

For those with a green thumb, and those without (like me), don’t miss Retreat Plant Co. They specialize in indoor plants, terrariums, and beautiful ceramics. The staff can help pick out the best plants for each environment and can also arm you with the necessary information to keep them alive. They also do great workshops and parties.

Speaking of plants, nestled in Snohomish you’ll also find Sprig Flower Co., offering a beautiful mix of flowers, gifts, beauty products, and home decor. We recently worked with Alyssa and her team for an event in Seattle and the flowers were absolutely stunning! They also offer local flower delivery in Snohomish County.

The final store we visited to cap off our fashion field trip was Lamb & Co. They have a sweet little stop filled with kitchen essentials, living room decor, and products featured on the show. You can learn more about the twins and their HGTV show here.

Snohomish Shop List

Edit - 1001 1st St, Snohomish, WA 98290

Golden Shop - 1800 Bickford Ave Suite 204, Snohomish, WA 98290

Lamb & Co (the sisters from Unsellable Houses on HGTV)

Malicious Women Co - 920 1st St, Snohomish, WA 98290

Maple & Moss - 104 Union Ave. Snohomish, WA 98290

Mimi's Boutique - 906 1st Street Snohomish, WA 98290

Point No Point - 923 1st St Suite B, Snohomish, WA 98290

Retreat Plant Company - 1118 1st St, Snohomish, WA 98290

Snohomish Pie Co - 915 1st St Ste C, Snohomish, WA 98290

Sprig Flower Co. - 1007 1st St, Snohomish, WA 98290

Worthy - 1200 1st St, Snohomish, WA 98290

Come Shop With Us

If want to experience an epic Snohomish Fashion Field Trip of your own, check out the Styled By Snohomish event on Saturday, May 21st. Tickets are on sale now! The event will feature brunch bites and a fashion show featuring local boutiques. 


Jan 21, 2022

Seattle Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2022

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and it's the perfect occasion to shop local and support Seattle's best designers, brands, and boutiques. From cards to candy, fashion, beauty products, and experiences, this round-up has something for everyone on your list. 

For the ladies in your life, this beautiful Boma Jewelry Rose Quartz Pendant from the Treasured Collection makes a great gift. Featuring upcycled bi-disc stones, this necklace is available in 14k gold plated and sterling silver. Last year, the brand celebrated 40 years in business with a series of Seattle pop-ups featuring local AAPI brands. Learn more about Boma's backstory here. Shop online and don't forget to offset your carbon at check-out using CarbonClick

The Beloved Beanie by Sskein originally made its debut last fall and it's a classic gift that gives back. For every beanie sold, a new beanie is donated to Seattle non-profit Mary's Place. The Beloved Beanie by Sskein is available in 9 colors including Cameo Pink (shown above). 

Seattle brand Lulumiére makes beautiful, hand-poured candles using plant-derived ingredients that are good for you and the planet. Available in a variety of scents, the Chai & Cinnamon candle is perfect for Valentine's Day. 

If you're been curious about trying the Lip Blush beauty trend, look no further than local make-up artist and beauty expert Heidi Nymark. She offers a service called the "Sula Lip" that customizes the perfect lip shade for each client, creating a natural look that beauty fans will love. Gift the service to a friend or book a treatment for yourself. Check out the results on my lips, above. Book during the month of February and get $50 off your service by mentioning promo code SYDNEY. 

For those on your list who are currently binge-watching Yellowstone on Paramout+, chances are they've been admiring the fashion worn by lead character Beth Dutton. Her low-cut floral dresses and cowboy boots are epic and these pink Lydia boots by Rachel Comey, available at Corre, are a total vibe. 

I love Seattle brand The Cura Co. because they make it easy to shop for Valentine's Day with your values in mind by curating an amazing mix of ethical brands. Their Black-Owned Gift Set features a Clarifying Face Mask by Ilera Apothecary, loose-leaf herbal tea by QBIPOC brand Aesthete Tea, and a fine art print by Marsha Robinson of Strange Dirt. Pick up this great gift set from the store or have the box shipped directly to your Valentine. 

This "Satin Mood" French fragrance by Maison Francis Kurkdjian is a great gift for beauty fans. Featuring notes of geranium, cinnamon, roses, and violet blossoms, a spritz of this parfum will definitely put romance in the air. Available locally at Nordstrom. 

Australian brand Frankie4 recently opened a beautiful new storefront in Seattle and their Mim II Blush Braid sneaker makes a beautiful gift for Valentine's Day. Podiatrist-designed to be stylish and good for your feet, this lightweight shoe features adjustable heel, arch, and foot support. Also available in white. 

I didn't understand all the fuss about the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer until my husband suprised me with one last year. I can honestly tell you, it's a TOTAL game changer. I have long, thick hair and this dryer saves me so much time. It used to take me 20-25 minutes to blow dry my hair in sections. With this dryer, I can dry my hair (without putting it into sections) in 7 minutes flat. Totally worth the splurge for your VIP Valentine. 

Help your Valentine relax and unwind with CBD oil by Seattle brand Two Cranes. The Attune 
Full Spectum CBD oil in 300+ mg is fast-absorbing and helps with stress, anxiety, and inflammation. Two Cranes CBD oils are made without herbicides, solvents, preservatives or fillers. They are also non-psychoactive and contain less than .3% THC. 

The Knours Komplete Kit from K Banana contains all my favorite k-beauty essentials and makes a great Galentine's Day gift.  This set features One Perfect Youth Cream, Your Only Cleanser, Double Duty Mist, and a pair of Sweet Enough Rescue Masks all packaged in an eco-friendly, biodegradable pouch that is great for travel. 

Cute notebooks, blank pages, endless possibilities. This trio of notebooks from Chez Gagné, available at Seattle boutique Foundation on Queen Anne, makes a gift for great Valentine's Day. They're small enough to tuck into a jacket pocket or handbag and perfectly sized for capturing moments of inspiration. 

It's a Golden Galentines, no but really. This adorable card available locally at Paper Source is exactly the kind of snail mail I want to give and receive on Valentine's Day. We miss you, Betty White! 

Set the mood for a romantic night in with this delicate incense burner from L'Objet, available locally at Flora & Henri. Scent has the power to transport us to another place and time and while we may not be able to travel as often as we used to, this incense burner is a great gift that can help recapture those precious memories. Made from porcelain and presented in a luxury gift box, this is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for a night in. Don't forget the incense sticks

You can't go wrong on Valentine's Day with a classic Red Velvet cupcake. Trophy Cupcakes masters this best-selling treat with traditional buttermilk cake paired with a hint of cocoa and topped with a swirl of cream cheese frosting. Shop the full assortment of Valentine's Day treats from Trophy Cupcakes here

Low key and perfect for a cozy Valentine's Day snuggle session, this crewneck sweatshirt featuring a lipstick kiss is available at Emry boutique and makes a great gift. Like many people, I've been living in sweatshirts during the pandemic and this one is SUPER cute. 

A spa day is always a good idea, especially when it's at the new Yuan Spa location at The Village at Totem Lake. Savvy spa fans will enjoy the new range of Ultraceutical Facials while purists will enjoy a Yuan Chinese signature massage. Stop by the spa to purchase a gift card in person or shop online and send a gift card via email. 

If you're looking for something fun to do around town to celebrate Valentine's Day, don't miss the Lipsology event at W Seattle featuring certified lipsologist Deni Luna. The event is taking place on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 5-8 p.m. in the Living Room bar. Register here

W Seattle is also offering a special Skyline Valentine hotel package now through the end of February that includes a room, 2 cocktails, an in-room dining experience, and an intimacy kit.  During your visit, don't miss the Indi-gogo cocktail featuring a fashionable twist on a classic gin and tonic, inspired by Pantone's 2022 Color of the Year, Very Peri (shown below). 

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