coming soon to Seattle: Blu Dot

Blu Dot store opening in Seattle. Modern minimalist furniture and home decor, designed in America. @bludot #furniture #bludot #minimalist #modernfurniture #storeopening #seattle

Ever since my days as a wee little industrial design student, I have had a mild obsession with Blu Dot. The modern furniture and home decor brand is only 20 years old, but I’m sure you’ve seen their pieces in countless spaces… especially mine (here, here, and here). Not only is the aesthetic of everything they do so spot on, but it also works so well with different vibes! I’ve seen the same Blu Dot piece in a modern, minimalist space work well in a maximalist, bohemian home… it’s really quite incredible. So imagine my excitement when I discovered that the Minneapolis-based brand was opening a store in Seattle. The 5,800-square-foot store opens next week, but here’s a sneak peek of just how incredible it’s going to be:

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hand-picked clean beauty at Follain

hand-picked clean beauty at Follain. natural skincare, makeup, haircare products. a new store in Seattle. #naturalskincare #naturalbeauty #cleanbeauty #nontoxic @shopfollain

You guys… I am so excited about Seattle’s newest store, Follain. It opened last Friday in U Village and I got a somewhat private tour thanks to my poor calendar management skills (apparently the press preview was Thursday and I showed up on Friday… OOPS.). Thankfully, the founder, Tara Foley, was there and walked me through how she started the brand, the mission of Follain, and all of her favorite products. Oh, and she’s just plain lovely! Not only is the store gorgeous, but it also features a thoughtful curation of clean beauty, skincare, and haircare products unlike any store already here. As I replace more and more of my products with natural, clean alternatives, I am sure that Follain will be an incredible resource going forward.

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summer sailing adventures with our dogs + Stella & Chewy’s

summer sailing adventures with our wiener dogs. find out more on jojotastic.com! #ad #akibbleabove #stellaandchewys

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These days our adventures are a bit limited because of my leg, but there’s one outdoor activity that I can still do: sailing! We especially love to go out on the boat with the dogs during the summer to catch the sunset over the Olympics. When Stella & Chewy’s reached out to share how we go above and beyond for our pups, I knew exactly the stories I wanted to share with you guys.

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Seattle like a Local // Miroja

I feel like it’s been a hot minute since I shared some of my favorite spots here in Seattle. Miroja the sweetest plant and home decor shop, or as I refer to it, the best serotonin boost you can ask for. I’m lucky in that this gorgeous shop is on the ground level of my new studio space, so I can pop downstairs whenever I’m feeling blue or lacking inspiration. Usually this means I end up bringing home a few leafy friends, too.

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style // PNW style essentials + gift giving with G. H Bass & Co.

PNW style essentials + gift giving with @GHbass — shop these American heritage staples for women and men + get more cozy, winter fashion inspiration on Jojotastic.com #ghbass #adventureawaits #ad

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Winter style means one thing to me: layers upon layers. Very often, these essential layers tend to be well-made quality basics that I can break up and wear with other key wardrobe pieces. The goal is to stay as warm as possible, especially in the cold, wet winter months in Seattle. If you walk the streets of my neighborhood, you’ll find that there are some style essentials that could qualify as a PNW uniform: a chambray button up, waterproof boots, and a sturdy, water resistant coat with a hood. The look is a little bit preppy, very heritage Americana, and very laid back. G. H Bass & Co. sent over a few of their new winter styles and I loved them so much that I added them to my holiday gift shopping list, too!

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