Mother’s Day is Right Around the Corner: We’ve got the Perfect Gift Ideas!

You can never repay your mother for your upbringing, but you can definitely shower her with gratitude and gifts to show your appreciation! Sunday May 12th is fast approaching, and if you’re like me and wait until the last minute every year, know that there is still time to get her something really great this year. Here is a list of possible gift ideas she’ll be happy to open.

Julep Nail Parlour – I’ve never met a mother who didn’t appreciate a good pedicure, and  the manicurists over at Julep sure know how to paper a gal.  Along with manis and pedis, they also offer an array of facials, and have gift sets available online and in store.

Frenchy’s Day Spa – This Parisian inspired day spa in Madison Park has all the frills, candor and fun you could ask for! They have all the services under the moon – I’d suggest the hot stone massage, and for the pregnant mom the Mellow Mama massage which includes safe and prenatal techniques to relax those lower back muscles that are carrying that little hump.

Madrona Hitchcock

Photo Courtesy of Hitchcock Madrona

Pike Place Market Flowers– You can’t get a bouquet that will look as beautiful and last as long as a custom bouquet from one of the vendors in Pike Place Market. It might be worth going down to the Market on Saturday to beat the crowd, and get a nice bundle before they’re picked over on Sunday.

Hitchcock Madrona – Does your mother love unique jewelry? How about loud scarves and hats? This Madrona boutique is the place to find uber chic unique pieces you won’t find anywhere else in Seattle. They rotate through artists, so you’ll be sure to come home with a one of a kind piece she’ll love, and if  aren’t sure what to get, the owner Erica is usually around to help you on your quest for the perfect gem.

Theo’s Chocolate –  Sweetest treats in Seattle, this delightful local chocolate shop is the first certified organic fair trade fair for life bean-to-chocolate factory in America. They have some of the most unique flavors like Coconut curry, chai latte, and cherry & chili! My advice if you’re not going for the collection of bars, get her the big daddy pack- a layer of graham cracker, vanilla infused caramel, and marshmallow covered in dark chocolate- YUM!

Madrona Maps Available at Participating Restaurants & Shops

Several of the Madrona businesses came together and produced a map of the Madrona Business District.  The map features most of the Madrona restaurant and shops located between Al Larkins Park and Madrona Playground.  The map includes Pritty Boys Pizza, Bottlehouse, Hi Spot, Molly Moons, Hitchcock Madrona, Naam, Glassybaby, Turkuaz, Kismet Salon, Juniper, Cupcake Royale, Nena Gifts, St. Clouds, Davenport, and Restaurant Bea.  Unfortunately there are some noticeable exclusions including Cafe Soleil and Madrona Ale House; nevertheless, it reminds us of the many options that our Madrona neighborhood has to offer.  If you want a map, stop by one of the participating businesses and pick one up.

Madrona MapMadrona Map

 

Hitchcock Madrona Hosting Trunk Show March 7th

Our favored local accessory connoisseurs  Hitchcock Madrona are hosting a trunk show Tuesday March 7th for one of their favorite “avant garde” artists, Ms. Harriet McNamara, and her extensive jewelery line Surplus.

Photo Courtesy of Hitchcock Madrona

Photo Courtesy of Hitchcock Madrona

Harriet has traveled the world over, and  has evolved a line where fashion meets fine jewelry, and created a fun and youthful way of wearing jewelry. All of Harriet’s jewelry is a one of a kind, handmade pieces from found objects and materials. Join other jewelry fanatics and meet the artist next Tuesday from 5-7pm. Champagne will be served, and fun will be had!

Seattle Magazine Dubs Hitchcock Madrona Best Jewelry Boutique

Some family secrets are not meant to be kept in the family; and we’re glad that cousins Erica Nelson and Dustin Nelson shared their expertise for fine jewelry with the Madrona community in their one of a kind storefront, Hitchcock Madrona. We’re not the only ones who have noticed their tailored craftsmanship; Seattle Magazine has named the local jeweler Seattle’s best jewelry boutique! The store carries Lulu Frost’s line of room-number pendants, made of casts from the original room numbers at the NYC Plaza Hotel, funky bracelets and rings, cashmere wraps, and an array of Pamela Love’s intricate necklaces.

The magazine also named original Madrona shop Guesthouse the best housewares shop, which has since moved to Madison Park after their huge success with a pop-up store this summer.