January 4, 2021

Welcome 2021!

There likely hasn’t been a year more happily left in the rearview than 2020. And at the end of what feels like a marathon, looking forward to a new year might be a different process this time around.

Some of us might go the traditional route of setting resolutions and making goals while others of us might be searching for calm and comfort to ring in 2021. Whatever your approach, there are great resources for you in downtown Edmonds.

Treasures and Teas in Downtown Edmonds

A wall of tea at Treasures and Teas

Curl up in cozy style

If comfort is the name of your style game in 2021, downtown Edmonds has several must-visit places. And remember – comfort doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style.

Did you know that popular children’s clothing purveyor Little Bipsy also carries a delicious line of comfortable separates in grown up sizes, too? From joggers to hoodies and oh-so-soft t-shirts, you can find a variety of pieces to add to your casual yet stylish wardrobe for the New Year.

Rebekah’s Boutique has a great selection of tunics and cardigans that are great for layering over leggings during the cold weather season. She also has wonderful scarves and accessories to change up your outfits depending on your mood.

Rogue carries a line of denim with great stretch (perfect for this time of year) and always has beautiful sweaters and layering pieces that will take you from winter into spring. Make sure to visit their new expanded location on 5th Avenue!

And what goes better with a cozy and comfy outfit than a great cup of tea? Pop next door to Treasures and Teas to see their expansive collection of over 200 loose leaf teas where you will surely find the perfect tea to fill your mug. They carry varieties from around the world including many organic and Fair Trade farmer direct teas from small scale tea farmers.

barre3 in Downtown Edmonds

Virtual class at barre3

Up your fitness game

Get your body moving in 2021 and shake off those winter blahs!

barre3 Edmonds is offering a January fitness challenge. The challenge kicks off January 4th and involves taking 16 classes between the 4th and 31st. Participants can take classes live online or in-person outdoors (socially distanced, space is limited). They are offering a deal right now for the January Challenge of unlimited classes for two months for a special price of $149.

Twist Yoga has a full slate of live classes via Zoom as well as a library of over 500 on demand classes you can take whenever it suits your schedule. They are offering an introductory special of four classes for $34 valid for 30 days from the date of purchase, good for live classes as well as on demand classes.

Fire and the Feast in Downtown Edmonds

Making homemade pasta at Fire and the Feast

Treat yourself

Sometimes a little comfort food is what is called for this time of year and downtown Edmonds has several options.

The newest restaurant in downtown Edmonds, Fire and the Feast features a menu of creative woodfired pizzas (the fire) and delectable pasta entrees (the feast), they are open seven days a week for takeout or curbside outdoor dining (with limited seating). If you can’t decide on one pizza selection, check out their Tuesday Two for $25 special where you can choose two pizzas for $25. And as a special gift right now, use the code SHUBERT for a 10% discount on your order (hurry, this promo will go away at some point in January).

When it comes to classic comfort food, you can’t forget about soup or breakfast (especially all day breakfast).

Chanterelle in downtown Edmonds has become nearly famous for their tomato bisque and for good reason. The recipe has not changed with time and it never fails to satisfy, whether you get a bowl on its own or pair it with a classic grilled cheese. Claire’s Restaurant has been a go-to breakfast joint for decades serving classic fare like hearty biscuits and gravy, omelets, and scrambles. Plus, they also serve great sandwiches, burgers, and dinner entrees, too. Both restaurants are open for takeout daily.

Kelnero in Downtown Edmonds

Virtual tasting kit from Kelnero

Raise your spirits

The cocktail experts at Kelnero have a slate of virtual spirit tastings planned in the new year. Upcoming events include Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill. How it works: you sign up online, visit Kelnero to pick up your tasting kit, and then you tune into a private Zoom to join your fellow tasters and the experts from Kelnero to explore the spirit of the evening. Tastings also include a special welcome cocktail. Don’t hesitate to sign up as they typically sell out quickly!

The Wooden Spoon in Downtown Edmonds.

Baking supplies at The Wooden Spoon

Bake your cares away

One of the biggest trends of 2020 and all the time spent at home was baking. Whether you were already an expert or a novice, chances are you tried your hand at something new in the kitchen and maybe discovered a new talent in the process.

The Wooden Spoon in downtown Edmonds is the go-to place for bakers of all experience levels. There you will find gadgets, beautiful bakeware, accessories, kitchen décor, and a plethora of must-have items to outfit your kitchen with.

Focus on your health

It’s always a good time to care for your health, and moving forward into 2021, it’s especially important. The experts at Edmonds Vitamins & Herbs carry over 30 vitamin and herb lines and are there to help you find the products you need to improve your health.

From everyone at Ed!, we wish you a happy and healthy New Year. For a complete list of all the business who can help you have the best 2021 in downtown Edmonds, visit http://edmondsdowntown.org/.

By Kelsey Foster

Photos by Matt Hulbert

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