Hey Bellingham! Guess what? Sunday is Valentine's Day. Shocker, I know. How did that happen? Wasn't it just Christmas? If you have a loved one in need of some wooing, never fear, we've got you covered. Here are a few ideas that are sure to please and get you points for thinking outside that box of chocolates...
Mmm, we do love Ciao Thyme. It's actually where Nicki popped the question to Leah back in June-- the marriage of our MINDS people. Always composed with fresh and local ingredients, the menu is ever changing and sure to impress. You can visit the cafe for lunch Tuesday- Friday each week, take a cooking class, pick up a meal to go (read: this gets you out of cooking!), or grab a ticket to one of their incognito dinners. Visit their site for a schedule of special events.
Got an active woman in your life? Nuu-Muu is dedicated to the ideals that women's apparel could be fun and truly flattering and that a company could contribute to greater good in the world. Nuu-Muu's guiding light has been in creating community and inspiring women to be and do their best. Nuu Muu clothing is... Real women. Real bodies. Really great apparel. Our favorite is the Nuu Muu Classic, but a gift card for your girl could be just the thing... let her pick what inspires her!
Take your love to Wander and celebrate with a pint, or better yet grab a growler to go (you can pair it with your Ciao Thyme take out dinner)! Built in a historic building in downtown Bellingham, their all-ages Brew Hall has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Plant your bike on their large outdoor bike rack, grab a pint, and have a great time. In my humble opinion, some of the best beer in Bellingham. And there's a LOT of beer in Bellingham.
This budding little local gem of a business is a recent discovery to us, but I'll tell you: we're hooked! We love the Spread the Love daily moisturizer, and we're sure there is the perfect Booda Organic product for everyone. Want to send a subtle hint to your valentine? May we suggest the Naked Lip Balm...? Booda Organics provide the purest body care necessities to support your greatest health and well-being. Their products are handmade with lots of love, thoughtfulness and integrity. -- And just as importantly, their formulas never contain anything unnecessary or harmful because they understand that 'What goes ON your skin, also goes IN!' Find their products locally at either Food Co-op location or Terra Oragnica.
Need a little sprucing up before a hot date? Want to treat that special person in your life to some pampering? We've got the place for you. Not only is their shop gorgeous, Honey has so many amazing stylists. Owner and stylist Elizabeth Azzara believes that art + hair = pretty (or may we say 'handsome', as the case may be). Liz and the other stylists at Honey are passionate about sculpting innovative, multi-dimensional hair color and cuts. “No one’s fingerprints are alike, and so should hair be individual”. Grab a gift card, or even some of the amazing products they carry. Everything made by Davines is divine, and will make you smell heavenly.
And if you don't live in Bellingham, you can't be THAT far away! Come for a visit. Plan a weekend getaway with your love. That will really woo them! And when you do, stop by our shop. We have lots of things in stock to say, 'be mine'. Love it up, people!