Too many things are opening and I can't keep up! Ack! Cloud Food Court, Hola House, Sasquatch Strength, Alesia, and Natural Wine are all OPEN. I need the downpours (and holidays) to stop so I can go meander around downtown without getting drenched and check these spots out. I did pop in and say hello to Sal, the manager at "Eclectic" at 3 Lake St, whose sign is not quite up yet, where Crush's Kirkland storefront used to be.
There are so many colors, it was really fun to take photos! This new shop has handmade products from Morocco, Turkey, Egypt, and India so everything is handmade and unique. There are colorful painted ceramic lead-free bowls ($17/ea or 3 for $45, photo) that are safe for eating and handwashing. You'll also discover mosaic lamps in a variety of sizes and colors($100-1200) which remind me of my Grandma's house and her fancy Tiffany-style lamp. Sal can help you sort through the various colors and styles of handmade rugs too ($1-5K). He's already noticed how friendly people are here, so don't forget to spread your holiday cheer here too!