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Wish You Were Northwest Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

There’s nothing like community. Here at Explore Washington State, we have built a small but strong group of people who continue to support us on our journey. Wish You Were Northwest, has done the same with their clothing.  Sisters Tory and Tahnee grew up outside of Seattle in a log house, surrounded by music, art…

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Explore Washington State Kula Cloth

While 2020 has brought a lot of awful moments for everyone, here at Explore Washington State, we had the chance to create something amazing: our very own Kula Cloth. When we featured Kula Cloth last year, we never thought that we would have the opportunity to work with them this closely. Our Kula Cloth may…

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Tuesday Shop Washington gift guide 2020

Next up, let’s introduce you to Tuesday Shop!  If you’re shopping for a woman this holiday season, here it is: hand-dyed and painting clothing and accessories, created with zero-waste designs using factory remnants and vintage fabrics.  So, who is behind Tuesday Shop? Owner Rian Robinson first attended the University of Washington and majored in ceramics,…

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Cecelia Stitch stockings Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

Hey guys, and welcome back to Explore Washington State’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Up next we’ve got Cecelia Stitch! Founded in 2017, owner Eve, found herself tired of managing other peoples’ businesses, which led to her creating Cecelia Stitch. Originally from New England, she hopped around the country before settling in Seattle. “The closeness of…

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Staheekum Moccasins Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

If you’re just tuning in to this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, welcome! If you’ve been following along for the entire series, welcome back.  Last year we featured Staheekum shoes, and I’m so excited that they are back for another round. Last year I wrote about their Women’s Cascades and their men’s version, the Greenwood.  They…

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Pike Place Market fish

Pike Place Market in Seattle has been a beloved shopping hot spot for over 100 years. With shops of all kinds, it’s no wonder why Pike Place Market is still favored by locals and tourists alike. As high-rise apartments develop and pieces of historical Seattle cease to exist, it’s hard to find places which add…

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Salt Blade spices gift guide

Kicking off the third local Washington brand for our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, let us introduce you to: Salt Blade. Bob Blade, owner and founder of this delicious sustainably sourced salami company, has been making your (soon to be) favorite snacks since 2013. Based in Seattle, Bob prides himself on holding to his base values:…

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grassy area

Just a short drive from either Seattle or Tacoma, south King County has many great places to explore outside. PowellsWood Garden in Federal Way and the Redondo Beach area in Des Moines are two of those places. If you’re not quite ready to be out and about, you can still explore the garden and local…

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Along a winding country road beneath the shadow of Mt. Rainier lies a blueberry farm fondly known as Canter-Berry Farms. To the unknowing tourist, the farm appears to be an idyllic and tranquil spot to bring one’s family and spend time together gathering and grazing on blueberries. While this description is all true, what most…

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