I was recently invited to a local shop opening by my friend Chris. She just so happens to be a really awesome lady AND a business lawyer who specializes in working with social media/bloggers. This is the kind of person you want to know! Her firm, Short Cressman & Burgess PLLC represent the owner of Cameos & Crowns and threw the party. I would have never seen this little gem if it hadn’t been for her invitation. It’s located in the neighborhood of Madrona- which is the cool ‘hood nearest to my work.Sometimes my coworkers and leave cubicle land for lunch at a yummy Thai restaurant there.
I got to meet the owner, Lynette Vertoch, a seasoned business owner who relocated from Los Angeles to Seattle with her family. She never intended to open another shop (this is her 4th) but here she is with Cameos & Crowns. When I asked her how she chose what went into her shop she said, “It’s just things I love.” Lynette clearly has impeccable taste because the shop is full of beautiful things- delicious smelling candles, gorgeous jewelry, soaps, and lotions. It’s a perfect shop to get a gift for someone (even yourself!). There are letterpress cards which are my personal favorite. I need to go back and buy the one that had a picture of a donkey with the words, “I’m an ass.” I haven’t recently offended anyone (I don’t think?) but I want to send it to someone.
She even makes these really cool dish towels and generously gave me a few. She also gave me this amazing basket full of candles- Saint Parfum, Linnea’s Lights, Aquiesse, and Voluspa brands- plus lotion and Butter of London nail polish. I am such a sucker for candles. It’s one of those indulgences that I usually can’t justify spending my money on but I always want. Sandalwood scent is a particular favorite of mine. You just have to take my word on this but my house smells amazing thanks to these candles. Bonus: romance lighting!
Lynette and Chris have offered a gift bag of goodies to one of my readers. Lucky you! You don’t have to live locally. They will ship it to you.You just need to leave a comment here telling me what kind of pretty little thing you’d want if you were going to indulge yourself. A candle? Some perfume? New earrings? What? Bonus entries for those who go and like the Cameos & Crowns page on Facebook.
I’ll announce the winner on Monday.
Chris is for hire. Check her out!