Intentionalist Guide to Black-Owned Businesses in San Diego

We’re encouraging people across the country to #SpendLikeItMatters at Black-owned businesses in their communities all year long. Last year, the Intentionalist community (that's you!) helped us grow our reach throughout Southern California, and we wanted to share our current guide to eating...
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Black Coffee Northwest: The Story That Needs to be Told

Black Coffee Northwest President Mikayla Weary and Co-Owner Darnesha Weary. Black Coffee Northwest tells the story of many things: what a lifetime of activism and compassion can manifest, the experiences and hurdles the Black community and Black business owners face, and the story of a family...
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Seattle Restaurant Week InTENtional List

Ah, it's every foodie's favorite time of year once again. Seattle Restaurant Week returns for the entire month of April, offering the chance to explore special prix fixe menus all around the city! Restaurants are making special accommodations for public safety, so you're sure to find a way to participate that suits your fancy. Whether your preference...
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Easter Eats and Treats in the Greater Seattle Area

Artisan chocolate bunnies from Bakery Nouveau. (via Bakery Nouveau's Facebook page) There are plenty of ways to celebrate Easter 2021 in the Greater Seattle area, whether you're looking for a four-course meal, a quiet and easy dinner to make at home, or just a pick-me-up treat to get you in the...
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Sairen Represents a New Generation in Japantown

It’s unmistakable that Sairen owners Kaitlin Uemura and Kaitlin Madriaga are twin flames. Friends from college and co-owners of their fashion design label, Morning Siren, they have a long history of creating together.  “Everyone knows we’re such good friends and we would always play...
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Uplifting Mom-Owned Businesses in Denver

“So much of [the pandemic] has come down to women. Women had to leave their careers at a much higher percentage than men did during this to be home and support the children. It’s natural, ‘of course, the kids need me and that’s what I have to do,” Allie Schneider, COO and Co-Founder of the mama’hood Denver said.  Anecdotally...
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Pi Day 2021: An InTENtional List of Woman-owned Pie Destinations

A slice of Pie Bar’s new CoCoPuff Cereal Milk cream pie. (Photo: Pie Bar) This Pi Day, celebrate intentionally by visiting one (or all!) of these woman-owned bakeries and restaurants in the Greater Seattle area and enjoying a slice of pie, or 3.14 if you feel so moved. Here's an...
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Emma’s BBQ Serves Love, Kindness, and the Finest Barbecue

Tess Thomas, owner of Emma's BBQ in Hillman City. “Every day that I get up, I love coming here,” said Tess Thomas, owner of Emma’s BBQ. “I told my husband, ‘I love it so much, I could sleep here and wake up the next day, and be ready to go to Emma’s.’ That’s how much this little...
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Put it on Our Tab: #SupportHer in Seattle’s International District

Ping Liu, owner of Ping's Dumpling House To celebrate Women’s History Month, Intentionalist is encouraging folks to amplify, recommend, and support women-owned businesses in their communities. As we reflect on a year in a pandemic, we acknowledge the severe impact on Asian-owned businesses in...
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