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Sydney Mintle

Queen Anne • Seattle, WA
Feminist, fashion publicist, global traveler, truth-teller, Virgo. Stylish Mom of 2 in Seattle. Founder of @gossip_glamour.
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Agolde Thora Sweatshirt
Women's Sweatshirts & Hoodies
Most moms, myself included, have been living in cozy sweatshirts this season. I love this Thora sweatshirt from Agolde, available at Pipe & Row in Fremont. The sleeve detail makes it anything but basic and this beautiful color is so much fun to wear. Pipe & Row is locally owned by fellow fashion mama, Kayla Gil.
Beet World
Childrens Clothing
Over the years my daughter has worn and loved many dresses from Beet World. Based in Kirkland, Beet World makes timeless childrenswear and accessories with a fresh, modern twist. In addition to skirts, dresses, and tops, they've also recently added face masks to the assortment for kids. Beet World is based in Kirkland and is owned by a local mom of two darling little boys.
Bkind Nail Polish
Nails
Cura Co. has a variety of vegan nail polishes from BKIND that are perfect for Galentine’s Day gifting! The polish is easy to apply, dries quickly, and has a long-lasting finish. BKIND is a female-founded brand focused on high-quality, natural beauty products. The polish is available in a variety of colors including pink, red, grey, dark blue, and black.
Boma Aiko Hoops
Earrings
The Boma Aiko Hoops are easy to wear and extremely lightweight making them a great gift for those who love hoop earrings.
Boma Bell Pearl Studs
Earrings
Pearls are a symbol of perfection and these Boma Belle studs instantly give moms who love fashion an easy hint of glamour. Made with 925 sterling silver and freshwater pearls.
Boma Belle Bracelet
Bracelets
The Boma Belle Bracelet is versatile enough for everyday wear and looks great with just about everything. Available in sterling silver or gold vermeil, this bracelet features a delicate white topaz stone.
Boma Crescent Moon Birthstone Locket
Necklaces
The Boma Crescent Moon Birthstone Locket is a beautiful gift for moms who love birthstone jewelry. Available in sterling silver for all 12 months.
Boma Dot Circle Bracelet
Bracelets
Together forever is the sentiment behind Boma's interlocking Dot Circle Bracelet, which makes it a perfect Mother's Day gift for sentimental moms. This adjustable bracelet is ethically-made from recycled sterling silver.
Boma Dot Pull Through Hoops
Earrings
The Boma Dot Pull Through Hoops are an easy accessory for moms who love bohemian style and want easy, approachable accessories to complete their look.
Boma Essence Stud
Earrings
The Essence Stud by Boma is a great pick for moms with a sophisticated sense of style. Available in sterling silver or 14k gold vermeil, these earrings feature a beautiful center pearl.
Boma Half Moon Earrings
Earrings
The Boma Half Moon Earrings are part of the vintage collection from Boma Jewelry, which was originally released in the early 90s. Those who love vintage fashion will love these statement earrings made with recycled brass.
Boma Isla Fan Necklace
Necklaces
This is a beautiful necklace that is perfect for everyday wear. It goes with everything and it's adjustable, so you can layer it with other necklaces that you love.
Boma Motherhood Necklace
Necklaces
The Motherhood Necklace by Boma Jewelry is a beautiful gift for new moms and features an ethically-sourced white topaz center stone on a sterling silver chain.
Boma Mountain Pendant
Necklaces
The Mountain Pendant by Boma is a great way to remind mom that after a crazy week, epic adventures in the mountains await. Ethically-made using recycled 925 sterling silver.
Boma Pipette Hoops
Earrings
Easy, everyday earrings that are good for the planet and can instantly pull together any look make a great gift for Mother's Day. The Pipette by Boma Jewelry is a light-weight earring made from recycled brass and featuring a sterling silver post (which is great for sensitive ears!) Shoppers can also offset the carbon from their purchasing using CarbonClick at check-out.
Boundless Creatives 2021 Journal
Journal
Give the gift of more clarity with a Boundless Creatives 2021 Intentions Journal. Your girlfriends will finally have a dedicated place to invest in themselves by writing down monthly intentions in a safe, sacred space. The journal includes space to write out a word of the year, jot down monthly intentions, manifest on New Moon energy, and more.
Brooks Running Launch 8
Running Shoes
If you love going on long, leisurely runs with your girlfriends, give the gift that keeps on giving with a pair of shoes from Brooks Running. They recently released the Launch 8, which features a breathable mesh upper, lightweight cushioning, and blown rubber in the forefoot for speed. Available in a variety of colors, but I prefer the primrose pink.
Corgi Stud Earrings
Earrings
The Corgi Studs are a fun and adorable way to celebrate a mama's love for furry friends. Also available in chihuahua, labradoodle, and husky. Frenchie studs are coming soon.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Hair Dryer
For Christmas this year, my husband surprised me with the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. I had seen ads for it and watched as other influencers posted about it, but honestly, I didn't understand what the buzz was about. For starters, the blow dryer is nearly $400, which is a far cry from the $40 dryer I had been using from Revlon for years. And secondly, I had never used a dryer with a hole in the middle and had no idea how it worked. Turns out, this blow dryer can dry my hair in 8 minutes flat and I'm telling you, it's worth every dollar. It used to take me 25-35 minutes to thoroughly dry my hair and I would have to dry it in layers because my hair is so thick. With the Dyson, I can dry my hair quickly and move on to styling in a record amount of time. My entire "get ready routine" has become much more efficient and I feel like I've been given my valuable time back. The best part is, that in addition to rapid dry time, the Dyson protects hair from heat damage and visibly deceases frizz and flyaways, which is MAJOR for my naturally wavy hair.
Feller Women's Queen Anne Trench
Women's Coats & Jackets
A stylish raincoat is essential if you live in Seattle. I love this local brand because they make modern raincoats that you'll actually enjoy wearing.
French Girl Organics Rose Sea Polish
Exfoliant
French Girl Organics Rose Sea Polish is a great gift pick for moms in need of an at-home spa day. This hydrating body scrub is made from nourishing butters, Himalayan salts, and fruit oils to help gently exfoliate and moisturize skin. This gift makes a great stocking stuffer! French Girl Organics is based in Seattle, crafted in small batches, and locally-owned.
Moonlit Skincare Face Mask
Face Mask
The silk face masks by Moonlit Skincare have quickly become my absolute favorite. I’ve literally purchased every available color and keep them in all of the handbags I own so that I’m never without my favorite mask. I initially purchased these masks to help with mask acne (which they are brilliant for!) but I also love the fact that they are comfortable, breathable, and easy to adjust. The blush pink is perfect for Galentine’s Day gifting!
Moonlit Skincare Midnight Shift Overnight Facial Oil
Face Oil
This helps me fall asleep and night and works to alleviate dry skin. My kids like it too!
One Imaginary Girl Silk Luxe Face Mask in Fashion Sketch Print
Face Mask
These silk face masks are great for sensitive skin and help combat mask acne.
Paychi Guh Cashemere Sweater
Sweaters
The Paychi Guh line is perfect for women who covet cashmere! Local designer Karen Guh creates beautiful pieces that are designed to be worn year-round and blend seamlessly into your wardrobe. Each piece is luxuriously soft and lightweight, making it perfect for everyday wear and essential for travel.
Peak + Valley Nuture My Skin
Skin Care
If your girl tribe is anything like mine, you spend a lot of time talking about health + wellness. It’s not just about eating healthy food (although that’s important too!) it’s about integrating self-care practices into your everyday life. I love the full line of Peak + Valley supplements by local boss babe Nadine Joseph. They’re formulated with adaptogens like reishi mushroom to help support immune functions, brain health, and skin tone. The ‘Nurture My Skin’ blend is a must-have for beauty mavens.
Pipe & Row Slippers
Slippers
If cozy slippers aren’t part of your WFH wardrobe, you’re doing it all wrong. Galentine’s Day is the PERFECT excuse to gift your gal pals colorful slippers. Seattle boutique Pipe & Row has these slippers in stock in 8 different colors, including pink and red.
Sway & Cake Kimono Robe
Robe
This silk robe is a bit of a splurge but the fabric is insanely soft and the bold print makes me smile.
This Matters Collection
Jewelry
For friends who want to make the world a better place, give the gift of jewelry that gives back. Cura Co. recently released a new collection in partnership with Boma Jewelry called “This Matters”, a limited edition collaborative jewelry collection designed to fund organizations working on the ground in pursuit of racial justice and redistribution of wealth. 100% of the profit from this collection will support the Black College Matters campaign by Save Your VI, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy for Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Proceeds from this collection will specifically support the college education of BIPOC activists Delanie Seals and Izzy Miller.
Two Cranes Botanicals Attune CBD Oil
Cbd Products
CBD is a great way to help moms relax and take the edge off a stressful day. Whenever I take CBD oils, I always ensure they're from a single-source origin and 3rd party tested for purity and potency. Two Cranes Botanicals is an excellent line that uses organically grown hemp and USDA certified organic MCT oil. These formulas are non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive, containing less than 0.3% THC. I also love that they are available in a variety of potencies so that you can dose depending on your specific needs. Co-founder Hanna Yi is also a local mom! Shop for Two Cranes locally at K Banana at University Village or in Bellevue at Jujubeet on Main Street, both stores are also owned by local moms.
Veja Esplar Leather Sneakers
Shoes
Stylish moms will love these eco-friendly sneakers by Veja that are made from organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles. The insole is made from Amazonian rubber, sugar cane, and recycled E.V.A. plastic. Named as "The Most Ethical Sneaker Brand in the World", Veja sneakers are versatile and great for sustainably-minded moms who have a classic sense of style. Available in Pioneer Square at Flora & Henri, owned by local mom Jane Hedreen.

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Boma Jewelry
Jewelry
Boma Jewelry has been family-owned and operated for nearly 40 years. All of the jewelry is ethically-made, hypoallergenic, and nickel-free. I have sensitive skin and their jewelry works really well for me!
Demri Rayanne Photography
Photographer
Demri takes ALL of my personal and professional photos. She has such an amazingly creative eye and works to get the perfect shot every time!
Foundation
Boutique
Owned by retail veteran Summer David, Foundation has an amazing assortment of apparel, accessories, and jewelry that you can shop in-store or online. When it comes to gift picks, I like their assortment of sustainable totes, the cozy sweater selection, and the F*ck Necklace, which kind of sums up our dumpster fire of a year. Yes, I did in fact buy this exact necklace for myself and it's part of my regular rotation of jewelry. BONUS: They also have a great sustainable fashion section.
Horseshoe
Boutique
For as long as I can remember, Horseshoe has been a staple in Ballard for those shopping for women's fashion and accessories. They have a great assortment of apparel, accessories, and gifts from brands like BB Dakota, Veronica M, and Prairie Underground (local label!). A few of my faves include the Love Token coats, the Motley Crue sweatshirt, and the Molly Debiak Womxn Amulet.
Les Amis
Boutique
Opened in 1996, Les Amis is a cozy boutique in Fremont offering a unique selection of women's apparel and accessories. Check out new arrivals before heading into the store on Instagram @LesAmisSeattle or preview online. They don't offer online shopping at the moment, but you can call the store to purchase items you see on their website and social media pages.
Made in Washington
Gifts
Made in Washington is the BEST place for local gifts. They have pre-made gift boxes or you can make your own. I think they also have flat rate shipping for the holidays.
Pipe and Row
Boutique
This great boutique, located in the heart of Fremont, has an amazing assortment of wearable women's fashion and accessories from designers around the world. Locally owned by Kayla Gil, Pipe & Row also has a great selection of sustainable brands that are fun and easy to shop. Check out P&R on Instagram for a first-look at new arrivals.
Portage Bay Goods
Gifts
Known as the gift shop for "thoughtful procrastinators", Portage Bay Goods has a dynamic assortment of gifts that you won't find anywhere else. The selection includes greeting cards, home decor, kids books, craft supplies, and even jewelry. I'm a big fan of the La Croix Candles, Taco Rattle, and San Juan Island Bath Salts (locally made!). You can also shop online and pick-up in store to save on shipping.
Prism
Boutique
If you're out shopping in Ballard this holiday season, don't miss Prism and its colorful assortment of apparel, accessories, home goods, and gifts. They even have a playful assortment of products for kids including face masks, toys, books, and clothing.
Queen Anne Green Dispatch
Boutique
Owned locally by sisters Tara and Sabrina, Queen Anne Dispatch is brimming with great holiday gifts including candles, beauty products, bath salts, gourmet chocolates, toys, games, baby gifts, and more. The best part is that they can help wrap and ship to anywhere in the world, making holiday shopping easy and efficient. While they don't offer online shopping at this time, you can call the store and get shopping support over the phone.
Robbins Brothers
Jewelry
Robbins Brothers is great and can fix older pieces of jewelry.
Stuhlbergs
Gifts
This little shop nestled on the top of Queen Anne is one of my favorite places to shop for holiday gifts. They have an extensive assortment of home goods and decor, plus books, stationery, cards, and baby gifts. On-site gift wrapping is available.
The Confectionery
Confectionary
The running joke in our family is that my husband won me over by leaving candy on my desk each time I would leave for meetings. It's safe to say that I've passed my love of candy on to my kids and there's nothing they savor more than a trip to The Confectionery at University Village. At the shop you'll find everything from traditional candy to artisanal chocolates, cards and gifts. The chocolate covered gummy bears are high on our list of favorites, but we can also be easily swayed by the bags of sour gummies and candy fruits. The Confectionery is independently owned by local mom Kristi Holmes.

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