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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Business Spotlight: Wink Wink

This is Jennifer "Jenn" Mason, owner of the body positive and always inclusive sex shop Wink Wink in Bellingham, Washington. Wink Wink is working to banish shame surrounding sexual expression and encourage everyone to better love themselves and others. Jenn says it's important for her shop to cater to all genders, body types, and sexual...
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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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Business Spotlight: Sairen

Meet Kaitlin Uemura and Kaitlin Madriaga, the dynamic duo bringing together style, expert design, and Nihonmachi (or Japantown) history at Sairen, their modern boutique in Seattle's International District. Sairen features a hand-crafted pottery, unique clothing and accessories, and one-of-a-kind cards and gifts with the goal to uplift and...
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Business Spotlight: the mama’ hood

Meet Allison Schneider, COO and Co-Founder of the mama’ hood in Denver, Colorado. Allison, Amanda Ogden, and Linda Appel Lipsius founded the mama'hood to create a community for new moms and families where they can address all their pre and post-natal needs. This inclusive space offers yoga, retail, group meets, and classes that are...
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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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