I will first admit that I am a coffee whore. I am o.k. with that and it's just how I roll. Depending on my final destination, my coffee of choice for the day is made. Today I thought I was meeting some folks at Victrola. It is not on my direct route to work so I don't go as often as I should. My favorite thing about Victrola is their homemade cardamom syrup that I like in my latte. I am a fan of this flavor so I was so excited to see this flavor as an option...I haven't seen it anywhere else! They also do "cuppings" (see site for more) every Wed. at 11:00. That sounds like a great activity for a visitor in town whom wants to know what the hype is with Seattle coffee. They also rotate their art, have the roasters visible and have a great staff. If you are in Capital Hill or now Beacon Hill, you can try for yourself what all the hype is about. Coffee in Seattle is really just so so good. And PRETTY!
Husband + wife duo Andrea and Matthew Porter own Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store in Seattle. Bluebottle is headquarters for Matthew's infamous Monkey World paintings and products. In addition to Matthew's artwork we showcase local and national talent in the art, craft and design DIY movement!
Kristen Rask is the owner of Schmancy, a small shop in downtown Seattle a hop and skip away from Pike's Place Market. Schmancy specializes in vinyl and plush toys as well as art. Located right next door to The Moore Theater box office, Schmancy is just as colorful as the street it inhabits.
Jessie Oleson is the creator of CakeSpy.com, a dessert detective agency dedicated to seeking sweetness in everyday life. What does this mean, exactly? Basically that she writes about, thinks about, and draws illustrations of desserts all day--and gets paid for it. Booyea! She lives in the Central District with her husband Danny, their pug Porkchop, and two guinea pigs, Falafel and Hot Pocket.
Sally Brock is the Boss and TV star of Fancy. Fancy features over 30 local artists and designers, and specializes in custom wedding rings, handmade with recycled precious metals and repurposed or fair trade gemstones. Located just south of Schmancy & Nancy downtown.