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Update: Pink Ginger to Open a Store-in-a-Store at Ballard Home Comforts

Pink Ginger finds a new home on Ballard Ave.

A nice update from Tina Christou, the owner of Pink Ginger, who announced her store closing last week: she’ll be sharing space with Ballard Home Comforts starting in May, right smack dab on one of the most foot-trafficked streets in town, Ballard Ave. Read more »

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Earth Day 5k: You Are What You Eat

Hey cupcake! If I could eat you all day long, I would!

A few years ago I heard about an archaeological dig in China that unearthed a Chinese woman in her fifties who was so well preserved by her cypress wood tomb layered with clay and charcoal that she was perfectly intact, including her last meal of honeydew melon, the seeds of which were still in her stomach. Read more »

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Go Local to the Max

The bees knees. Those little buzzers know what's good in the hood.

Just when you thought buying local couldn’t get any closer to home, it has, and there is already an apt hipster word for it: “uber-local.” As opposed to “local”, which designates food from within roughly 350 miles of the consumer, the term describes food products grown or produced within a radius of only ten miles. Read more »

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West Seattle's Sweetie Boutique to Close after Ten Years

So long, Sweetie. This West Seattle Junction shop to close after ten years of cuteness.

I received a sad email today from Joeanna Purdie, owner of West Seattle boutique, Sweetie, with the announcement that after ten years in business, she'll be closing her shop at the end of April. Read more »

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Go Green (Eileen) in Columbia City on April 20

Green Eileen, Columbia City

Green Eileen is open in Columbia City. The store, at 4860 Rainier Ave. S, is the company’s first outside of New York, where 90,000 pieces of gently worn Eileen Fisher clothing have been resold and $1.5 million donated to charities. The idea behind Green Eileen is brilliant: for every piece of almost-new Eileen Fisher clothing you bring in to the shop, you get a $5 gift card towards your next purchase at Eileen Fisher. Read more »

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