The New York Times ran a little travel journalism piece on Seattle where our favorite Ballard neighborhood store for gifting and treating yourself right was mentioned along with little old Blackbird.
There’s so much that is new in this rapidly growing city: restaurants celebrating the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, an ever-evolving beer scene, and architecture that surprises and delights.
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Whatever the weather, crowds convene at the Ballard Farmers Market where vendors peddle Washington state products — from fresh produce and shellfish to charcuterie, cider and cheese — in the neighborhood’s historic heart. Browse the seasonal bounty, jostle among buskers and street performers, and visit Prism, a market-adjacent boutique where offerings recently ranged from artwork by the local illustrator Sierra Graves to unisex perfumes from Ballard-based Blackbird. Then detour to Venue, a nearby art studio, gallery and shop where products from dozens of area artists include pretty hand-printed letterpress cards from Seattle’s Ilee Papergoods.