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Serving Seattle, WA

Shannon Garbaccio

I am obsessed with light, faces and connection. Capturing your family, your face or your event in the Seattle area. Visit my website and drop me a note so we can chat about your vision for your session.
Joined almost 2 years ago

Shannon Recommends

Products

Bosch Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Go with the Bosch, it is so quiet - it is actually shocking how quiet it is. Ours projects a little light onto the floor to indicate it is running. It cleans dishes incredibly well - and I am frighteningly obsessed with the 3rd rack for silverware. Yes you have to clean out the filter and trap occasionally - and for us, that is when it does take on a bit of a smell. But for the most part, It is worth the price!
Brooks Juno
Sports Bra
I really like the Brooks sports bras. Comfortable, cute and they WORK!
Colorescience Brush-On Sunscreen
Sunscreen
Colorscience has an amazing powdered sunscreen in a container with a brush that is mineral based. It is so good for kids' faces, instead of rubbing goopy sunscreen on your kids face you can quickly powder it on. It's not cheap, but one container lasts a long time. It's not amazing in the water we've found. You used to be able to buy powder refills for the container, but I am not seeing that you can anymore.
Elta MD facial sunscreen
Sunscreen
I am a huge fan of a couple of brands. Elta MD - we get the "clear" not tinted one, it is zinc oxide based. Not too white, and excellent protection.
Epionce
Skin Care
The best skin care products hands down!!
Metamorphic Gear
Bag
I am obsessed with these bags. So practical, so durable, so adorable. Amazing vibrant colors, and such a unique bag to carry.
Native Plastic-Free Deodorant
Deodorant
I use Native and I got it for my tween kids too. It works really well, you still do sweat, but you're stink free! Yay! They just came out with zero plastic packaging as well if that is important to you. Loads of really pleasant, not perfume-y scents which I like.
Nixplay 2K Smart Photo Frame 9.7 Inch
Digital Picture Frame
We gave both of our parents Nixplay as a gift and they are fantastic. And truly the bigger you can afford the better. We got one for ourselves too. My kids love the constantly changing photos starring THEM. They are super easy to add photos to from afar and they look really great on a table. Great gift !
Snapdoodle Toys
Toy
This is a great locally owned toy shop. They have a giant variety of toys for birth to older kids. Large lego section, lots of arts and crafts and games. Helpful staff too. 2 locations, one in Phinney, one in Kenmore.
Trader Joes Super Amazing Kitchen Cloths
Cleaning Cloth
In the age of paper towel shortages, these things are essentials! They are little kitchen work horses. They dry super quick so you can use over and over. And you can toss in the washer.....easy peasy!
Vitamix 5200
Blender
We have had our Vitamix for probably 15 years. There are various models, ours is one of the cheaper models, but it has been terrific. Early on, we had an issue (and I can't remember now what that issue was) and customer service was great. We shipped in a box they provided and we never had another issue.

Home

Annie's Art & Frame
Framing
They do a beautiful job! They donate beautiful frames to my charity of choice and for that they have earned my undying respect.
City People's Garden Store
Nursery
I love the City People's Garden store, but the Mercantile on Sand Point Way is our go to shop for so many things. They have gifts, toys, cards, kitchenware, beauty products, clothing hardware and plants. It has truly been our one stop shop for years.
D.A. Burns & Sons
Carpet Cleaner
We've used these guys for carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning, they've done a great job with both. They are very careful and very knowledgeable.
Eagle Pest Eliminators
Exterminator
We have used Eagle for years for a variety of pest issues. They are always very professional and prompt and are competitively priced. When you call a pest service you are usually feeling icked out about whatever pest is plaguing you. The crew at Eagle is good at putting your mind at ease and making you feel like are going to be well taken care of and pest free in no time!
Green Garden Landscaping
Landscaper
They are a family owned business that does great work.
Joanna's Plumbing Company
Plumber
Joanna really knows her stuff and is conservative in what she recommends so you really feel like she is taking care of your problem and not upselling you services you don't need. She is prompt and very tidy in her work space. Highly recommend!
mpix
Printing
I am a photographer and I always recommend mpix.com to my clients who need a good commercial lab. They are the commercial branch of the pro lab I use and they do a really nice job with good color reproduction.
Out on a Limb
Tree Service
Kathy and her crew are wonderful. They have taken down a diseased tree in our yard, pruned our trees and diagnosed an issue with another set of trees. I thought a tree needed to come down ,but they told me it did not, that it only needed heavy pruning and extra mulching. I really appreciated that type of trustworthy service. They know their stuff and are reasonably priced. They love trees so they want to do everything they can to save them if possible!
Polar Bear Tech Repair
Phone Repair
You have to go to Ben Tratt at Polar Bear Tech Repair. He's fast, does fantastic work and is a pleasure to work with! You can check out his work on Instagram @polarbeartechrepair.
Renova Exterior Detailing
Window Washing
Extremely efficient crews, thorough and tidy. They are also really personable and do a terrific job.
Sara Eizen
Interior Designer
Sara is AMAZING! She's a great listener, she has spectacular vision and she knows everyone YOU need to know. Her design projects speak for themselves and her organizing tips and tricks are second to none. She has a very large skill set, she can do anything! If your house needs remodeled or refreshed call her immediately.
Seattle Sparkle Holistic Home Organizing & Coaching
Home Organizer
Jean is the sparkle in Seattle Sparkle. She approaches your projects in a holistic way, she'll not only get her hands dirty and get you organized, but she will coach you through how to keep it that way. She is delightful, empathic and really good at her job.
The Fixit Sisters
Handyman
Kelly is amazing. She listens to what you need, make suggestions on how to do the project, is creative, affordable and does a really great job. Highly recommend.
Welliver Painting
Painter
We have used Welliver for the exterior of our home and recommended them to my mom who used them for the interior of her home. They did an amazing job on both. They do custom on the spot color consultation, and mixing a service I loved. They are very knowledgable about color. Their crews are meticulous and they do everything by hand.

Beauty

Epic Barber Shop
Barber
Epic does a great job at a really reasonable price. They work well with kids too!
French Nail
Nails
Expert job on both manicures and pedicure. Clean, friendly environment and they love kids! They always do cute little flowers or something special for my young daughter. They make her feel so special. They have great magazines to peruse while you're getting your service. Really kind staff.
Hoa Salon
Nails
Very clean, chic and friendly, welcoming environment. Wonderful staff and a really fun spot to go with friends to relax and get your nails done.
MargiDavid Salon
Hair Salon
I have been going to David and to Mary for decades. They keep on top of the trends, they are always getting continuing education so you can trust that they know what they are doing. The salon is very clean with loads of natural light. They have a beautiful retail area with top of the line products. The front desk person always offers you a hot or cold drink upon your arrival and there is a little snack area for those extra long color appointments when you need refreshing! I love this salon! They do have about 8 parking spots adjacent to the building but there is also plentiful street parking.
Pierced Hearts Tattoo Parlor
Tattoo
This shop is amazing with ear piercing for kids. They treated my 10 year old daughter with such care and respect. They very patiently explained the entire process to her so she was informed and felt comfortable. They spent a lot of time educating her on how to care for her new piercings. They were also really supportive for after care. They are not the cheapest way to get your kids ears pierced, but they use medical grade metals to give your piercings the best chance of no complications. I cannot say enough good things about this shop!
Rainy Pass Repair
Seamstress
We had a beloved, but badly damaged and old Patagonia jacket repaired here, they did an amazing job. They were very realistic about what they could do and are reasonably priced.
Shannon Bennett
Stylist
Shannon is incredible. Her own personal sense of style is gorgeous but she tailors her advice to each of her clients. She is so knowledgeable and goes the extra mile to make sure you look and feel your best.
Skin Butik
Skin Care
Sara is the best in town. Her facials are nothing short of amazing. I have had a lot of different spa treatments, but never one that even comes close to Sara's facials. She uses high quality, gentle products and truly, you will leave feeling like a new person.

Special Occasions

Blue Poppy Floral
Florist
I can't say enough good things about Blue Poppy Floral! They have a huge selection of plants for your home, but also do unique and beautiful cut flower arrangements. The owner and her daughter are both so knowledgeable about their inventory and are so very helpful!
El Camion
Restaurant
This food truck (one of which is located on Sand Point Way) is authentic and delicious Mexican food. They have several other food truck locations and they are all equally yummy!
Eltana
Bakery
Eltana makes such delicious bagels. They are soft but chewy water boiled bagels and the toppings are on both sides generously! And they are reasonably sized too! They've been delivering all around Seattle on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis right now.
Home Cake
Baking Supply
Need purple edible glitter? A soccer ball cake topper? This stocked full shop has all that and SO much more. They are incredibly helpful in all things cake/baking and will go out of their way to talk over your cake baking ideas to help you figure out how to make them reality. I am there every year on my kids birthday gathering supplies and getting great advice. A total neighborhood treasure.
Honore Patisserie & Espresso
Bakery
Wow! This shop has the most decadent, delectable pastries in the NE Seattle area. Super authentic croissants, and their eclairs are something special.
Luu's Cafe
Bubble Tea
This busy little shop in Wedgwood has all kinds of fun treats, Bahn mi sandwiches and the yummiest bubble tea. Oh, and waffle tacos.....whattt??? Yep WAFFLE TACOS!
Third Place Books
Boutique
I recommend 3rd Place Books. We go to the one in Ravenna or Lake Forest Park. They have a combo of new and used books. They also buy books. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful if you are looking for suggestions. They also will special order anything you need. If they don't have something in one store, they do several transfers weekly from their other stores. They also have really cute curated gifts. It is a local business very much worth supporting!
Wongs
Restaurant
Love this place, really cozy bar environment, super friendly service and the food is delish!

Health

Dr. Amrit Burn
Dentist
Everyone in Dr. Burn's office is committed to you having a great experience from the minute you walk through the door. They get to know you and your kids and they care. I always feel like my kiddos are getting top notch care, and I am getting a provider that knows her stuff and is truly invested in my kids wellbeing. You can trust that the care plan they are recommending is customized to your kiddo. They always have fun little games and giveaways for the kids too and that helps my kids look forward to their visits. Not an easy feat!
Dr. Patricia Kelly
Dentist
We have used Dr. Patricia Kelly a couple of times for various teeth removal procedures. We used her when my kids were fairly young. She was fantastic with my kids. She explained everything thoroughly in our consultation, and made sure my kids and I were all comfortable. She did a great job with both of their procedures and they were very responsive to questions about aftercare. They contract out with an anesthesiologist who is also terrific. And the office staff was all kind, and efficient. I would highly recommend it.
Dr. Thomas Numrych (Virginia Mason)
Pediatrician
Eldercare Navigators
Home Care
Heather is an amazing, knowledgeable and compassionate person. She has a wealth of information and resources to help people navigate the system. She can help with the smallest to the largest needs!
Jenna Rayachoti ND
Naturopath
Jenna is an amazing listener, she has great insight and is an all around excellent clinician. I would highly recommend her.
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