Meet the talented local vendors who provide our products!
Grand Boulevard Mini- Cappuccino Mug
Brooke Martinez is a potter from Spokane, Washington. She’s a creative type who loves to make things with her hands and found her passion in ceramics. She creates hand thrown pieces from her home studio in the Pacific Northwest where each piece is fired to 2232°. Her mission is to create quality, everyday items for the home that are inspiring and functional with a modern and clean aesthetic while incorporating design and color. All of the pieces that Brooke creates are food, microwave, and dishwasher safe.
Anchored NW Candle Co
Garland Avenue- Soy Candle
Anchored NW Candle Co. is a husband and wife team based right here in Spokane, WA. In January of 2019, we sought out to create as eco-friendly a candle as possible. The result; our cedar wood wick, 100% soy wax candle, containing no dyes or phthalates and using only high quality fragrance and essential oils.
Art Chowder- Arts and Culture Magazine
Art Chowder is more than just a magazine, it’s a community of enthusiasts, brought together to showcase the spectacular arts talent of the Pacific Northwest. A current issue is featured in each Weav basket.
BeYOUtiful Bath Bombs and More
Garland Avenue- Bath Bombs and Shower Cakes
Jessie is the founder and owner of BeYOUtiful Bath Bombs and More. After a lot of research, she made it her mission to develop a line of bath products that were natural, good for your body, and fun to use. This is BeYOUtiful Bath Bombs in a nutshell -- a brand that's natural, local, and actually works well. The essential oils and aromatherapy and skin-safe fragrances we use in each product soothe the skin and leave it feeling ultra-smooth. The best part? You know exactly what you're putting on your body, which feels nicest of all.
AN INTERVIEW WITH OWNER, JESSIE VESELKA:
Q: What inspired you to start making all-natural bath products?
A: My youngest brother was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer three years ago, and when this happened I went into “fix” it mode I guess you could call it and started doing research on all the things we consume and how they relate and can cause cancer. Obviously food is a huge factor but it was so interesting to learn that 99% of the bath and beauty products that are being used contain a gross amount of disturbing ingredients... with your skin being your largest organ in your body it’s easy to see how all these toxic ingredients just soak into your skin and get into your blood stream so quickly.
So we started there, I started making natural skin care and Bath products in my house. Perfecting recipes to where my whole family would use them and love them.
Bath bombs kind of took off And stole the show of our brand because my brother loved to take a good bath after his chemo and radiation treatments and he was a big fan ( and critic) of our bath bombs. It was important to me that they were made right with the best ingredients and a lot of Epsom salts to help his achy body.
I also wanted to have products that everybody could afford regularly. Most products that are “ good for you” are marked up at a incredible rate making it real easy for you to choose the other product because it’s cheaper and fits into your budget.
Q:From the viewpoint of a local business owner, what are some of the greatest benefits of shopping local?
A: Shopping local is so great, for one you get this close and personal shopping experience that you just don’t get at say Target. You know that someone is behind the scenes working their butt off all hours of the day to make this amazing place for people to come and have an experience. Whether that is a local restaurant, salon, boutique or bath and beauty store.
I know a lot of small business owners and they are some of the most kind and hard working people I have ever met.
Local businesses are part of our community, they care. They are the ones donating to schools fundraisers and sporting teams silent auctions.
I challenge you all to do a comparison someday. Go shop or eat at a big chain and then stop by a similar place that is local and if you can’t feel the difference I would be shocked. Shopping local is getting that warm fuzzy feeling and being truly happy with your shopping experience.
Also knowing that us business owners don’t have million dollar homes or flying private jets to extravagant vacations. We are people just like in our community, driving used cars, paying our mortgage, hustling our kids carpools after school! I think that is important to know when shopping local. There is a face and a family behind each business.
Q: We know that shopping local benefits the economy and provides jobs for local residents. How many employees does Beyoutiful have?
A: when we had all 3 stores open we employed 15 people. Due to the raise in minimum wage and some leasing agreements we have shrunk back to 1 location where we have 5 employees currently.
Q: What is your favorite bath bomb and shower cake?
A: this is a hard question being that I make all of them and love them all for one reason or another!
But I would have to say I love all of our seasonal bath bombs the best. Because they are very uniquely made to match the season or holiday and they are just so fun!
However my all time favorite ( and our best seller) is the Milk and Honey!
As far as shower cakes go, Eucalyptus and Lemon are my top favorites! I love using them as a body scrub as well when they have melted down a bit!
If you haven’t tried one I highly recommend it.
Perry Street- Original Pepper Sauce
Founded in 1995, Casey "Pappa" Booey started off wanting to make a better hot sauce. He now has 7 distinctive sauces! From Hot & Tangy to Savory he tries to make sauces that are the perfect balance between heat and flavor!
Dot's Soul Food
Perry Street Basket- White BBQ Sauce
Douglas B Williams is the owner of Dots Soul Food, LLC. Dots product is a Southern White BBQ Sauce, made locally here in Spokane, WA. This product is the receipt of Dorothy L Williams, who owns a Soul Food Restaurant in Hillsboro, AL, that is still open to this day. You can find Dots Southern White BBQ Sauce in many retail stores throughout Spokane, like Sonnenberg's Market, Egger's Meats South Hill, Hico Foods on the South Hill, Windfalls Gift Shop in the Northern Quest Casino, the Kitchen Engine in the Flour Mill, Barney’s Harvest Foods in the Spokane Valley, the Culinary Stone and David James Original Barbecue both located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. At these great locations, their customer is using Dots Southern White BBQ Sauces on all their cooked meats, seafood, fish, Cole slaws and salads.
Dots Soul Food Southern White BBQ Sauce comes in Regular, All Natural and coming soon a Vegan White BBQ Sauce.
Flourish Botanicals By Liz
Garland Avenue- Soap Bar
Cleanse your skin and hair with soap and shampoo bars made with natural ingredients that are ethically sourced. Each item is made with love in Spokane and is vegan, zero waste, and palm oil free. Flourish creates quality products that care for us and our earth.
Norman Health Systems
Garland Avenue- Soap Bar
About 10 years ago, Sandra (Sandie) Norman decided to learn to make her own soap without all the additives you find in many soaps in the marketplace.
She understood how important what you put on your body is as important as what you put in your body. Sandie makes Natural Cold Processed Soaps in small batches. Each batch is cured for a minimum of 3 weeks before packaging. She adds no coloring in my soaps, however, depending on fragrance or additives such as clay, coffee (or ground), charcoal, etc. you will see a variety of colors, no paraben or phthalates. Sandie ships her soaps nationally.
Glorious Artisan Bakery
Perry Street- Oils and Vinegars
Serving Spokane with authentic artisan sourdough and gluten-free breads. We also carry gourmet olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and original seasonings - baked goods and savory treats.
Perry Street- BBQ Rub
Grilling Gods is a family run BBQ rub company located in the great Pacific Northwest! They hand make all of their rubs to ensure they are high quality and enhance the flavor of any protein or vegetable. All of their rubs are all natural, gluten free, soy free, dairy free, no MSG and three of our blends are sugar free!
Holly Paints Things
Garland Avenue- Watercolor Picture
Since 2017, Holly Schmehl has become a self taught watercolor artist specializing in custom paintings such as pet portraits, home portraits, and landscapes. She strives to capture the emotion of the memories and focuses on local Spokane sights for her original paintings.
Grand Boulevard- Coffee
By Matt Roberg
Grand Boulevard and Perry Street- Framed Photograph
"Nature and adventure have been a big part of my life, as kid my family would go on hiking, fishing and camping trips. That is where I discovered my appreciation for all that nature has to offer. But like a volcano that lays dormant for years so did my days of adventure. Life shifted me in different directions, but that spark always remained and it was about to be reignited. It wasn’t tell after I finished school that the thirst for adventure intensified, the want to make memories and explore beautiful places surpassed the things I was doing in life.
This is also around same time photography entered my life. My photography consisted of a few photos here and there, but with no real understanding of the intricacies and in no way comparable to the beautiful images seen in various media platforms. This continued to be the case as I started to go on various small trips, sometimes my photos panned out, but mostly not. It wasn’t until after my first big trip to Maui that I knew I had to truly learn the art of photography. And so what started out as a basic want for more knowledge turned into a love affair for photography. Hours and hours were spent watching tutorials, reading articles, learning from my favorite photographers, and soaking up everything I could learn. My biggest take away among many: slow down, appreciate what is before you, because it can change in an instant.
Fast forward two years later to 2018 and my love for adventure and photography have never been stronger, it has taken me to places I might never have known of or gone to. I’ve made countless memories and seen spectacular sunrises, turquoise waters, thunderous waterfalls and colossal mountains. To this day I am still in awe of this world right down to a simple cloud formation or the way a field sways in the wind. Through photography I am able to share my adventures, passion and vision of the things I’ve encountered. My hope is that my artwork will inspire and leave you in awe just as it does with me."
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks” John Muir.
"I’m still looking for a photo."
"Nothing Fancy" Goat's Milk Soaps and Lotions
Garland Avenue- Goat's Milk Lotion
"I raise goats, the milk comes from my goats, as I like to say, they have to earn their keep. I have been in business about 5 years. All the products are made by me in my kitchen, (believe me it’s a mess). As of right now I have 21 goats, next year I will have between 15 and 45 babies. They are also meat goats. I don’t start milking until the babies are old enough to wean, that way we have healthy babies." -Sheila Mato
Revival Tea Company
Grand Boulevard- Tea
Revival Tea Company based out of Spokane Washington has quickly turned the tea world upside down. The company's mission is to "Revive The Tea Industry", honoring the past while creating the future. It all started in 2018 with their Fresh Crafted Spiced Chai, a complex blend of tea and spices that quickly gained international attention being shipped all over the U.S. and to over 20 countries worldwide. Revival launched their "Signature Series " teas in May including Loose and Bagged Teas from Black Mango Tea to Herbal Blends. Earlier this year, they have moved production to a downtown Spokane facility and have opened a tasting room to the public. Hold your cup to a higher standard and Join The Revival Today!
Roast House Coffee Company
Grand Boulevard- Coffee
"Our coffee honors the flavors and character of the individual regions as well as the skill and perseverance of the farmers who work so hard to grow it. Ultimately, we believe that great coffee is about relationships: with our farmers, importers, retailers, and most importantly, you.
Proudly based in Spokane, Washington, we source and roast only the finest quality fair-trade and organic beans."
Silver Pine Studio
Grand Boulevard- Mug
Tammy of Silver Pine Studio, creates beautiful and unique wheel-thrown pottery.
Slow Hiker Studio
Grand Boulevard- Coasters
Welcome to Slow Hiker Studio, based in lovely Spokane, Washington, where you'll discover fine hand-crafted decor and photography that reminds us to slow down and reconnect with the natural world -- see, smell, listen, touch -- and cultivate an awareness of the unnoticed beauty all around us.
Orion's Original Designs
Garland Avenue- Painted Ceramic Soap Dish
"I am a local artist who envisions a world of color, positivity and happiness! There isn't anything I wouldn't try to put my paint brush to and create an abstract art piece that allows someone's imagination to take flight! I have a passion for creating functional art pieces to have in ones home as well as paintings for people to enjoy and love for many years!"
Perry Street- Spice Blends
Founded in 2013, Spiceology is chef owned and operated, and is the fastest growing private spice company in America. The company established itself with innovative blends like Black & Bleu, Greek Freak and Smoky Honey Habanero, but now offers over 250 premium spices, herbs, salts, chiles and blends. Chefs choose Spiceology because they see, smell and taste the difference -- they get the highest quality ingredients through Spiceology’s Grind Fresh, Pack Fresh, Ship Fresh™ model, and the company’s Periodic Table of Flavor™ packaging keeps everything organized and easily identifiable. Spiceology is sold direct-to-chefs across the US & Canada, with customers reaching from Australia to Dubai.
Winterwoods Tea Company
Grand Boulevard- Tea
Winterwoods Tea Company produces small batch artisan teas hand mixed in Spokane, Washington. We’re passionate about creating delicious gourmet teas using only the finest 100% organic and fair trade ingredients. We begin by sourcing our ingredients from high quality small, local farms and distributors, many of them from within the Northwest.