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The Sunday Guide - July

Inspiration Statement This time of year, we help so many people as they plan their vacations. Deciding what to wear for so many different destinations can be tricky business, so I always use my own personal experiences to help guide them. I am always so eager and happy to hear about peoples' adventures. It reminds me how much Wayne and I love a great adventure and the thrill of the unknown.For this reason I was happy to start selling a new travel journal called YOLO. I was reminded how exciting it was to find and then navigate those destinations that were truly off the beaten track; places not always featured in your typical travel magazine because there are no big hotel or resort chains to promote or...
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The Sunday Guide – June

Inspiration Statement I’ve been a cannabis ambassador since the 1970s. My knowledge, understanding, and endorsement has only continued to grow in recent years, and it seems much of world is now on the same journey.The amount of information on cannabis—in particular CBD—can be overwhelming and hard to navigate. For this reason, I’ve decided to host a panel on June 13 with some of the brightest women at the forefront of this community. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded understanding on how plant-based medicine can improve our well being, both internally and externally.We will attempt to demystify the following:  How does it work? Why does it work? What are the differences between products?As with most things, when I find something...
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The Sunday Guide – May

  Opening Statement Flowers and sunshine and daily SPF, oh my! Spring is officially in the air and after this long winter’s nap, we’re ready to wake up and start blooming – just as nature intended. I’ve put together a wish list, straight from my weary winter heart, so we can stop hibernating and start playing. We’re heading outside and staying there – cheers to beach days, outdoor concerts, and a much later bedtime. See you at the pool, Baby. xxoo, Jill Donnelly view the editorial   Colman Pool A swim with a view? Count us in. Starting May 11, you can dive into this heated saltwater pool while enjoying panoramic views of Puget Sound. Located in West Seattle, this...
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Calendar of Events - December

Palihotel If you’re like us, your favorite parts about Seattle are decidedly un-corporate. The Palihotel gets that, and they’ve designed rooms that match the eclectic, personality-driven vibe of our fair city. Case in point: you’ll find bunk beds, Smeg fridges, and a fab mix of patterns and décor in this marketplace hotel.   Address: 107 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 Queen City Basically anything Linda touches turns to gold, and this new venture proves to be another success. Preserving the bones of a classic Seattle institution, Derschang deftly adds her signature touches: feel-good food, killer bar, and cozy, can’t-stay-away atmosphere to name a few. Also there’s a daily happy hour! Yeah, we’ll see you there. Address: 2201 1st Ave, Seattle,...
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From The Desk Of Jill Donnelly: The Designer Residency Series

Hello Baby!   The retail climate has changed drastically since we opened our doors in 1976. We have had to look over our long history to reflect on how Baby & Company has built a community around its magical blend of visual narration and an assortment of product that was unique and unknown.   Forty-two years later, we are still combining those essential elements to bring neighbors near and far into our store with the hope of leaving our visitors surprised and wanting more! It’s rooted in our DNA. It’s what Baby & Company is all about. We have always been storytellers and magicians of visual theater. We own this space of experience retail. To us, it’s the norm and...
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Queen City

2201 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 I found myself at Queen City on a late afternoon during heavy rainfall. The kind of rain that even us Seattleites seek shelter from. The place feels as much as a landmark as the nearby Pike Market. It has history and you can sense that as soon as you enter. I happily parked myself inside at a cozy candlelit table and stayed a while soaking in the general splendor and enjoying the Moscow Frappé recommended by my server. (I also recommend this drink as it was incredibly delicious.)                                             Moscow Frappé: Absolut Elyx, Giner,...
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Century Twenty One - F/W 2018

 "Every season I look for inspiration from the world around me. As my 60th birthday approaches, I find myself thinking back to my first memories of moving to Seattle in 1962.        I remember how excited my parents were to take our family to The Century 21 Exposition - also known as the Seattle World's Fair. We visited all of the exhibits, rode the Monorail, went to the top of the Space Needle, and enjoyed the rides in the Fun Forest. Even though I was only three years old, it was a day I'd never forget. It was my first vivid memory of life in Seattle. Nostalgia is a powerful motivator and I want to take our customers down memory lane while honoring the spirit of the 1962 World's Fair. The fair focused on...
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Chophouse Row Head-to-Toe 2018

Chophouse Row Head-to-Toe is back for another fabulous year. Come shop Baby & Company, cuniform, Eye Eye, Shop Marzo, Cake Skincare, North of West, Eileen Fisher Renew, Glasswing, Kassie Keith Curiosities, History + Industry, 4 of Nine, Rachel’s Ginger Beer, & Bar Ferdinand. The mission is to cover you from head-to-toe with all of your favorites from local businesses for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.   In addition, there will be cocktails and live DJs. Saturday, August 18th from 3 pm to 8 pm. See you there!  
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The Cost of Fast Fashion

An ethical current flows through Baby and Company and ripples through the designers that we carry.  Each one is carefully selected based on quality, morals, and their contribution to the larger narrative of sustainability. Our goal is to not only dress people in clothes they love but to encourage them to hold on to each item, rather than constantly seeking the new or trendy. Though many thoughtful companies hold themselves to the same moral standard, we watch as the environment is drowned by the world’s second-biggest polluter behind coal; fashion.                     Photo: Shutterstock The fast fashion industry centers on speed and low costs to bring about new collections inspired by celebrity and influencers....
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Inside The World of Lilah Horwitz and RENEW | Eileen Fisher

“I believe that in the era we live in, environmentally, socially, and politically, it’s extremely important for the designer to consider the full lifecycle of their product.” Lilah Horwitz is talking about being a socially conscious company in the era of mindless consumption in the fashion industry, but could just as easily be discussing her own passion projects, or any of her other creative endeavors. The Parsons School of Design graduate, designer, and Creative Lead at RENEW is as passionate about fashion and design as she is about looking into the future of its sustainability. In her career, Lilah has already had her own small namesake line, selling at stores in New York for four years. She handmade each piece...
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