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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

valentine's day shopping at pacific place

valentine's day is tomorrow! 
if you're anything like me, you may
(or may not) have left your valentine's
day shopping to the last minute.
#procrastination
if you're from the seattle area, you
can pick up something fun and festive
for everyone on your shopping list at 
pacific place. (stores include, but are not 
limited to: ann taylor, francesca's, 
papyrus, something silver, the art of shaving, 
the handmade showroom, 
tiffany & co., trophy cupcakes, and more!)
if you aren't from seattle, fortunately,
many of these items, or similar items, can
be found online.

i have a handful of people
on my shopping list this year--my parents,
younger brother, boyfriend, a coworker, and 
several girlfriends. prior to my shopping
trip, i wasn't certain about what i wanted to buy. i
knew cards and cupcakes were essential, but
otherwise, i hoped a bit of window shopping
would provide inspiration. i should have
known better :)
disclosure: i recently collaborated (in a sponsored capacity) with pacific place on 
instagram. this post is not sponsored--i simply wanted to share these beautiful photos and 
many of the goodies i picked up on my valentine's day shopping trip.

i first visited papyrus for cards,
gift bags, and any other "essential" goodies that
caught my eye. many of you already know this, but
we have an elderly dachshund in our family.
anything and everything dachshund is seemingly
essential, so when i saw the above dachshund jewelry
tray, i knew it was coming home with me!
i also picked up adorable (and high quality) cards
for everyone on my list.
^^^ i brought home the crescent moon necklace,
shown above, for myself--valentine's day, treat yo' self? ^^^

next, i stopped into something silver.
i love the look of delicately-layered necklaces,
and was hoping to add one (or two) to my
collection. my mom also enjoys wearing dainty, yet
classic jewelry items. the variety of sterling
silver pieces at something silver kept my hands
and eyes busy--i had to try on everything!

next on my agenda was visiting
the handmade showroom. there were beautiful
art pieces, home decor, jewelry, cold-weather
accessories, and more. i wanted to buy it all,
and i appreciate any opportunity to
support local, independent artists and small business
owners. if you're local to or visiting seattle, you
must stop by the handmade showroom.
they have gifts for everyone (pets included).
^^^ i loved this beautifully painted washington
state mug! ^^^
^^^ unfortunately, i wasn't able to bring any of
these 'silver + salt' hermiker rings home with me, but i
am determined to go back--or if anyone wants to buy
a valentine's treat for me, i won't oblige ;) ^^^

moms, aunts, sisters, girlfriends, female
coworkers--they're easy to shop for! give us all the
jewelry, chocolate, and pink goodies, please. men are
somewhat more difficult. fortunately, i was able
 to pop into j.crew for festive socks and the art of shaving
for hair and skincare products. i realize men
 aren't nearly as excited about skincare as their female
counterpart, but the delicious-smelling products
 at the art of shaving sold me!

last, but not least: chocolate
or more accurately, chocolate cupcakes!
valentine's day isn't complete without a few tasty
treats, and trophy cupcakes are fresh and
delicious. i brought home a box of four
to share with my family, and we devoured them.

a special thank you to pacific place for
meeting all of my shopping needs this year, despite
 my utter procrastination. need to
pick up any last minute goodies?
be sure to stop be!
xoxo.