Barry and I have visited Seattle a lot in the past few years — partly to scope out locations for the shop (we found the perfect one at University Village), but also because Seattle has a great energy about it. The energy there brings me back to my roots as a scrappy, passionate entrepreneur when I had ONE IDEA, which somehow grew into ONE STORE (on M Street in Georgetown), much like the first Starbucks at Pike Place Market.
The reason I'm drawn to Starbucks is simple: they started as a local neighborhood store where they know your name, your drink (mine’s a double tall skim no-whip mocha!), and understand you as a customer. They continue to be the neighborhood go-to for specialty coffee, with a personal level of service and a consistently exceptional product, even as they have grown from Pike Place Market to ubiquitously global.
In Seattle we also met some amazing people, Beauty Junkies all. The women of Seattle are embracing spring's fashion trends. Pastels everywhere! On their nails, lavenders on their eyes, very chic all around. Some of my favorites this spring: Laura Mercier’s Limited Edition Baked Eye Colour Quad in Rendezvous in Monte Carlo, Bobbi Brown’s gorgeous Lip Colors in Shimmer Finish and Bobbi's new Limited Edition Nail Polish in Golden Beige from the Raw Sugar Collection.
Thank you, Seattle, for your warm welcome and your ongoing inspiration! You walked through our doors and immediately proclaimed Bluemercury home. We are so excited to be in your neighborhood.