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Sydney Mintle

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
Hoodies and Sweatshirts
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.
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.
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
Coat
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 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
Bath Towels
These silk face masks are great for sensitive skin and help combat mask acne.
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.
Two Cranes Botanicals Attune CBD Oil
Cbd Oil
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.

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Matt Gamboa
4 days ago • Bellevue
There aren't very many recommendations in Bellevue but I'm searching for a financial advisor to start working with for comprehensive planning. Any ...
Gail Borod Giacobbe
about 2 months ago • Madison Park
I'm looking for a way to support local businesses by ordering gift baskets to deliver to work colleagues. Edible treats. Local crafts. Wine. Etc. A...
Katie Drucker
about 2 months ago • Laurelhurst
I have an antique gold ring that is in need of some repair. Does anyone have a recommendation of a good jeweler who fixes older pieces? Thx!
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