Peace Love and Happiness is a funky little store located on the fashionable strip of N. 35th St.
This “Mini Anthropologie garden store is a lifestyle, people come in because they want something that will make them feel good”, says co-owner John Steng.
Owners, John Steng’s background is in Horticulture while Neil Silverman’s is in ceramic and fashion. Coincidentally, they met at the gym 20 years ago and then collaborated and opened the store in 1997, “back in the day before H&M“, he reminisces.
Recently, John and Neil recently took a trip to Hawaii and met with some vendors. The store now sells indigenous soap company soaps, bringing a piece of Hawaii back with them.
Co-owner John Steng
Wife and Husband, Becky and Tim Burford own three charming “jewelry and more” shops on Fremont’s N 35th St.
Becky worked in retail throughout high school and college and has a business degree. She began opening up shops for her boss at the time, Betsy Johnson, in Seattle.
Tim is a contractor, and has built each shop, and created the beautiful marble, iron, and woodwork which serves as a gorgeous accident to each individual store.
Les Amis opened in 1996. The store’s merchandise mostly consists of women’s clothing, which is what it is most known for.
After spending a vacation in Paris, Becky and Tim Burford were inspired to open their second store on 35th St. Twenty years later, Essenza, stands beautifully tall.
Liten sells local ceramics by local artist, Jill Young Rosenast’s. Her elegant and modern work elevates the atmosphere of the space. Liten also sells handcrafted jewelry by Colleen Maurer. Her bangles and rings are simple, yet very beautiful.
Linten Employee, Nasneen
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