Soul Food

Slow down, take a breath, and relax. Aside from all its great eats, Bellevue is also full of wholesome food for the soul. Art installations, spa treatments, retail therapy…we have what you need to rest the spirit.

1.     “In the Realm of Nature” at BAM


In the Realm of Nature brings together two of the most revered artists in American craft history: Bob Stocksdale, a master of woodturning, and Kay Sekimachi, who creates unbelievable complex weave structures. Witness the history of their creative partnership from novice artists to their marriage together.





2.     Find a candleholder that matches your mood at Glassybaby


Full of minimalist candleholders, Glassybaby has a huge variety to suit any mood. There are hundreds of colors to choose from, perfect to create ambient lighting for a bubble bath, romantic evening, or whatever else you need. As an added bonus, 10% of every glassybaby purchase is donated to organizations the help people, animals, and the environment—now that’s some soul food.


3.     Recoop spa treatments


No matter who you are, everyone—EVERYONE—should experience the tranquil bliss of a spa. Recoop offers several different spa treatments, ranging from traditional treatments like “Girlfriends Getaway,” to male specific treatments like “Man Cave.” Take a look through some of Recoop’s options and pamper yourself accordingly.


4.     Visit the historic Winters House


For people who love history, Frederick W. Winters House is the only place in Bellevue on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1929, it has retained its architectural integrity, remaining on its original site. Available for just a day visit or a rental, it’s a great place to explore Washington’s horticultural history and marvel at its beautiful Spanish Eclectic style architecture.


5.     Shop at Bravern while kids have Little Bookworms story time


Sometimes, the best soul food comes in the form of retail. If you ever need a break, every Wednesday from 11:00am to noon, Seattle Nanny Network hosts Little Bookworms. Children get to enjoy stories, songs, and nutrient-dense snacks while you treat yourself.



Images courtesy of the Bellevue Arts Museum, Glassybaby, Recoop Spa, the City of Bellevue,  and the Bravern

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