Design & Style

Gift Guide 2018

We scoured the area and compiled this list of our favorite gifts. Glassy Baby: votive glass candles Each hand-blown glass votive is a work of art. As unique as the individual who chooses one, formed by eight hands, born in the USA, each with its own name, one of a kind. Kind of like you. […]

Panowicz Jewelers: Celebrating 70 Years

Even after seven decades, Panowicz Jewelers still holds true to its founding: a legacy of quality, integrity and value. Begun in 1948 by Anton Panowicz Sr., the local-family-owned jewelry store is celebrating its 70th anniversary serving the Olympia community. “Retail has to be about outstanding customer service and care,” says Rob Panowicz, son of the […]

Sharing the Love: Buy a Wedding Dress and Help a Good Cause

Planning a wedding can be costly, but finding a beautiful dress that makes you feel like a million bucks doesn’t have to break your budget. Brides for a Cause, a nonprofit bridal boutique with locations in Tacoma, Seattle and Portland, specializes in connecting budgetconscious brides with the gown of their dreams at a fraction of […]

Fairy-Tale Wedding Love Story

When Emma Guffin and Sam Price envisioned a romantic yet whimsical fairy-tale wedding, they had no idea how wonderful it would be. “We looked at a lot of spots and finally we found the Cooper Creek Inn near Mount Rainier, and it was the perfect wood-inspired backdrop,” the bride said. The couple loves to spend […]

Holy Lamb Organics Opens New Olympia Showroom

Holy Lamb Organics has been making natural bedding products locally by hand in the small town of Oakville, Washington, for 18 years. For the first time, though, the South Sound community can access a “touch and feel” experience in Olympia. The company’s recently opened retail showroom is the only all-natural bedding store between Seattle and […]

Tree – Naturally Beautiful Eco-Chic Furnishings and Finishes

Nicole Wakley’s childhood dream of opening a furniture store with sustainability and high-quality craftsmanship at its roots came to life in 2005 in Hong Kong. She’d left her job as a corporate attorney and traveled the world. What she discovered was the beauty and simplicity found in vintage wood pieces. These discoveries were what inspired […]

Fair Trade Gems Protect People

Do you think about where the products you purchase come from and how they were manufactured? Social responsibility is a growing concern for many consumers and businesses. Whether it’s coffee or computers, beauty products or building supplies, or food for pets or people, we want balance between what we’re buying and how it was made. […]

Trend Report: Fall 2018

The trends emerging for fall 2018 can be summed up in one word: comfort. If you love classic pieces and steer clear of the eccentric, then you are in luck. Much of what is trending this season is comfortable and demonstrates a slightly new take on our favorite wardrobe staples. Puffy coats + capes The […]

Bathrooms Made Perfect For Seniors

Local family-owned Silverado Showers LLC specializes in lowmaintenance customized senior showers with easy-to-clean nonporous, solid surface products. According to company owner Larry Lenord, “Silverado can meet your bathroom needs with showers that are professionally installed and guaranteed.” Because of customization and ease of use, a Silverado Shower is perfect for seniors with mobility concerns, says […]

Rustic Luxury Renewal

Nestled on 11 acres with a breathtaking view of Mt. Rainier, this Pan Abode home made a grand statement when it was built in 1980. Still, the homeowners envisioned an upgrade that would take it to “dream” status for them. Creating great entertaining space was the primary goal of the remodeling project of this Edgewood […]