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J’adore – AFAR Experience Seattle Edition

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After a magnificent morning exploring the MOHAI in Seattle, the AFAR Experiences group headed to a very special venue, a artisan popup shop called “Our Material World” curated exclusively for us by Laura Sullivan Cassidy, Seattle Met’s style editor. Seattle Met is a really great Seattle magazine that covers just about everything you would need to know, but I love their food and local culture stories (of course!).

Here is Laura with AFAR Founder, Joe Diaz, inside the beautiful space.

The pop-up shop consisted of 16 mini-shops inside an abandoned building christened Love City Love in the Capitol Hill. I am not a shopper, but I shopped. I shopped so much that I forgot to take pictures of the gorgeous space! Thankfully other people weren’t as distracted as I!

It was gorgeous inside!

I thought I would create this edition of J’adore and share some of the artists that I really loved – and bought from! Not being a shopper, I don’t know what got into me, I was inspired by the beautiful pieces.


I am not one for jewelry, I never remember to wear it, but I was enamored by the collection from Rachel Ravitch. I bought a necklace similar to this which also works as a bracelet. Rachel has spent time in France, doing some university in Nantes, and we had a great conversation about that beautiful little town that Mr. Misadventures and I visited a few years ago.

I bought three scarves (of course I did). I can’t help it, I wear one almost every day and it is my souvenir for the places I visit. I picked up a beautiful red silk scarf from Diane Katz Designs, a very versatile black scarf from Blackbird and this beautiful and unusual scarf in a gorgeous green from Victory Garden Yarn.


From Joanna Morgan I found a very delicate ring to replace one that recently broke, I was thrilled to find it.

joanna morgan designs dots band ring

I have a small stationery habit and fell in love with these little books from Paper Hammer, they have actually inspired an essay for another project that I am working on.

Paper Hammer Blank Books

I didn’t buy any of the Neon Zinn pieces, but I loved them. So unique with the boat rope! And a perfect representation of industry and innovation in Seattle.


That’s it for this edition of J’adore, a few my favorite finds during my weekend in Seattle with AFAR Experiences!

How about you? What are you currently adoring?

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Monday 31st of March 2014

Such beautiful pieces!!!

Jasmine P

Sunday 30th of March 2014

Cute stuff!! I've never been to Seattle, but I would love to visit!


Sunday 30th of March 2014

Everything looks perfect

Katie @ Domestiphobia

Sunday 30th of March 2014

I can see how you went nuts! I'm much the same -- don't usually love to shop, but when I'm in the right mood or feeling particularly inspired by what's available, watch out!

Veena Vinyas

Saturday 29th of March 2014