Business Spotlight: Oliver’s Twist

Photo: Kingmon Creative Meet Karuna Long, the owner of Oliver's Twist in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood. Karuna took over Oliver's Twist in 2017 after working as a bartender there for years and has maintained the beloved neighborhood bar's signature cocktails — and added his own twists along the way. Karuna has since revamped the...
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InTENtionalist Gift Guide: 10 Unique Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is a special day to show thanks and let your mom or mother figure know you care. This year, give a thoughtful gift from a small business - here are 10 ideas to help you give unique gifts for Mother's Day and #SpendLikeItMatters!   Mother's Day - Rain I...
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Business Spotlight: Métier Brewing Company

Meet Rodney Hines, co-owner of Métier Brewing Company in the heart of Woodinville, WA. Rodney and Todd Herriot opened their brewing company in 2018 with the vision to create a new standard in the brewing community and the goal to brew damn good beer, build a stronger community, and inspire bigger dreams for all. In addition to being the only...
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Intentionalist Celebrates 3 Years of Intersectional Impact

Intentionalist is proud to celebrate three years of elevating, celebrating, and supporting small businesses and the diverse people behind them. Intentionalist officially launched in April 2018 with 500 listings, an Instagram following of 340, and an average of 1,200 monthly users. In...
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Business Spotlight: Two Big Blondes

Meet Lisa Michaud, owner of Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment in Seattle's Central District neighborhood. Two Big Blondes is the only consignment store in the region that specializes in plus-size women’s clothing, and Lisa has been running the shop since 2013. Although she is a brunette, Lisa thought the name was too fun to change when she...
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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...
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Business Spotlight: Black Coffee Northwest

Meet Darnesha Weary, the co-owner, and her daughter Mikayla Weary, the president of Black Coffee Northwest in Shoreline, Washington. Darnesha and her husband, Erwin Weary, opened their community-first cafe in October 2020 and use their platform to advocate for and advance social and racial justice. Darnesha handles the day-to-day operations...
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