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(MALIN+GOETZ) Votive Candles in Shop

Just the perfect sized candle for travel or scattered here & there about your home, the (MALIN+GOETZ) votive candle is sure to please. Both shops are fully stocked, they make swell little host/hostess gifts too.



 

 

Works by Jane Dagmi at WK

We recently added works by our dear Floridian friend, Jane Dagmi, to the shop walls. Each beautiful piece capturing a singular image in a moment of time. We first met Jane when she was living in New York and was an editor at Country Living magazine. She wrote and produced the very first article on WestWard shortly after we bought the property. Our friendship has grown over the years, with her visiting many times to Seattle and Hawthorne a few years back. She would often give us small gifts of her drawings. As we have started adding more & more artwork to the walls at the shops, I am excited and honored to showcase hers. 



 

 

My Favorite Things Today 

Spent the better part of yesterday doing small bits of display around the shop. Straightening here & there. Always a fun day to click away some things that caught my eye.










 

 

Back Pocket Pasta, Book Signing–Tickets On Sale Starting Today

Very excited to announce that tickets go on sale today for our Colu Henry Back Pocket Pasta book signing on Thursday evening the 30th of March, at 6 o’clock at our First & Spring shop. The ticket price of $35 includes a personalized signed copy of the book as well as time to chat with Colu. We will be serving Italian fare from one of our all-time favorite eateries, Spinasse, that eve, as well as pouring some yummy Italy-inspired Cavatappi wines along with G2’s (Gruet & Grapefruit) and Pellegrino sparkling water with a twist. A few other fun surprises along with a little shopping if so inclined, will be on the menu. We do have a limit on how many can attend, so buy tickets early, as I think this event could likely sell out. I so hope you can make it!

To order a ticket, you can either e-mail me directly, at tedkennedywatson@watsonkennedy.com or call the shop at 206.652.8350. We will then ring your tickets/ticket purchase through and e-mail you your receipt, which will act as your ticket. Colu’s book is not to be missed and will be an amazing addition to any kitchen cookery library. Honored she is joining us on her national book tour. It will be such a fun night–hope to see you there!



 

 

On Its Way, Bariani EVOO & Balsamic Duo

We have a new category, as this fab duo is On Its Way, so am excited to share this all with you. These were a find at the Fancy Food show in San Francisco a few months back. I was struck by this combo as I thought it would look great out on the counter together, as well as make an awesome host/hostess gift. The quality of what is in these cool bottles is off the charts, so it hit all of my winning points for what makes it onto our shelves. Vinaigrette anyone?



 

 

Encaustic Art Blocks by Theresa Stirling 

Some things are just meant to be. This is very much the case with these works of art. It all started with an e-mail from the artist, Theresa Stirling. The moment I clicked on the attached image of one of her works, I knew they were right for the shops. And then she brought them to the store. Oh my. I was transported. Long a fan of encaustic work, the layer after layer of beeswax tells a story. Much like real life, each art block brings up a different emotion. Whether singly or grouped together, they really are quite magical. Theresa is prolific in her work, so we have many to choose from, with the collection ongoing so you can add more pieces later, if inclined. I could not be more honored to be showing her truly beautiful works.






 

 

Inspiration in Blue

It is a loved hue–from light chambray to deep cobalt, blue in many forms, is our color inspiration of the day.







 

 

Custom Coordinate Signs at Watson Kennedy

Customizing a gift shows you went the extra mile, making it truly memorable. Our custom coordinate signs point you in the right direction (sorry, had to say it–too good to pass up) for a ‘just right’ treat for yourself or to give. We can pinpoint your exact coordinates with your address, so the sign will be made just for you. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for these gems to be created, and we can ship it right to you or your recipient. Shoot us an e-mail at purveyor@watsonkennedy.com or give us a ring at 1.800.991.9361 to order. 



 

 

My Favorite Things Today 

Boxes arrive each day from super friendly delivery folks by way of FedEx & UPS, Bailey barking like crazy the moment they scan the boxes and the little ‘beep’ sounds. Pavlovian response, to say the least. Then it is a bit like the movie ‘Groundhog Day’ as it all happens the next day. These shipments are filled with the glorious goods I have been ordering at the shows. New glassware, tasty nibbles, hot off the press books, an original piece of artwork to make your home sing–are just a few of the goods received. Here are a some things that caught my eye as I walked around the shop yesterday.







 

 

How Do I Love Thee?

Let me count the ways at Watson Kennedy. Both shops brimming with sweet treats to give to your sweetie, your friends, your co-workers. Valentine Day’s is such a lovely day of to show LOVE. Be it a card, a gift, a kiss or a hug. We have you covered for a few of those! Plus we will be wrapping away from the start to the finish of the day.