Dr Springer's office is a bit cramped, but full of very friendly staff! What I like is that they usually offer a naturopathic remedy for minor ailments. I have had some trouble getting calls back from the nurse, but the after-hours service is superb!
BMW Seattle is one of the only dealerships in the area that treats it's customers really well, even after the deal is done! We bought our car five years ago and the salesmen still remember us and chat with us whenever we bring our car in. The service department is simply the best - repairs are completed professionally and quickly!
PEPs is a non-profit organization led by staff and volunteers who believe passionately in creating connections between new parents. PEPs organizes weekly support groups that meet in participants' homes for parents of young children. Groups are organized by neighborhood and meet throughout Seattle and the Eastside. Check out their Web site to see which program is right for your situation.
Imagination Toys carries a large selection of Playmobil, Brio trains, unusual games and puzzles, and unique toy finds. The staff is helpful and always willing to answer any questions or help you pick something out. This location (inside the Wallingford Center) has a Brio train table set up outside for children to play with!
Lil Klippers is located inside the Wallingford Center, a turn-of-the-century elemetary school converted to a mall. The prices are very reasonable. The "chairs" are fanciful rockets, planes and animals. The hairdressers are professional and patient. A diverse selection of toys provide distraction for the wee ones!
The Children's Clinic at Swedish Physicians is fabulous! The doctors and staff are attentive and make it easy to get last minute appointments. They have a wide range of hours and are open on Saturdays, too. There is a triage nurse you can contact and a doctor is always available by pager 24/7 if you need them!
Borracchini's is a legend in the Seattle area. It is an old-world bakery, with a wide selection of European foods, breads, pastries and the best cakes you can find!
Thyphoon has great Thai food at affordable prices. The restaurant decor is inspired and reminiscent of another time and place. The only down side is the service. It took us 25 minutes to get our food and then waited for what seemed an eternity to get our bill when we were finished. To avoid this, go during off hours for lunch or dinner.
The downtown Seattle Sephora store is incredible! They have something for everyone and for most budgets. They do makeovers everyday, the staff is knowledgable and friendly. Aren't sure if you have found the right product for you? Take home a free sample of any product they sell before buying!
Has anyone who has a little boy noticed that, while there is a glut of adorable clothing for little girls, finding cool clothing for boys is a bit of a challenge? If you are facing this problem, hit Gymboree! They have really cute boy clothes and their prices are great! They have frequent sales and the staff is great!