Lolo Boutique

Embedded.

Embedded.

The LaRues live downtown where they work, and through relationships and intentionality, they are investing in a store that is making their neighborhood (and the world) a better place.

Connected

Connected

As I hung out around Spokane and Coeur d'Alene this summer, I started asking more questions of the places I frequent. Questions like: What causes are you passionate about? How does your business try to make a difference? Scroll through some of the answers I received...

Weathering the Winter

Weathering the Winter

If you know an uncommon local business that may have been impacted by the winter weather, why not brave the slippery sidewalks and go give them some...

A Tale of Two Hashtags

A Tale of Two Hashtags

COMMENTS: At F&C, we've noticed that our mission is somewhat encapsulated by a couple of viral hashtags that will once again make their rounds this weekend. 

Clean & Modern

Clean & Modern

COMMENTS: I look around, taking stock of the place. He's getting good. It's not hard to start mentally placing these pieces in my own home, as many folks have already done to achieve a modern industrial look. 

The Gift of Uncommon Experiences

The Gift of Uncommon Experiences

Stop giving half-assed gifts for mother's day, when pairing up some uncommon experiences away from the busyness is not that hard. The moms make things happen for all of us. So make something happen for them.

Year One: Check!

Year One: Check!

Owning a small business is, well, busy. You look up and a year is gone. But for Lainey LaRue at Lolo Boutique, this wasn’t just any year: the calendar turning to 2016 also represented the first full year of owning her small business. So it was a somewhat surreal

Indies First

Indies First

Shop Small For All: This week, I asked Spokane Short List retailers which unique items their customers are raving about this holiday season. 

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

COMMENTS: I’ve read stories (probably Steinbeck) of folks going on drives for the joy of taking in the surroundings

Unique by Design

Unique by Design

Lainey: The most striking thing to me about Spokane is the friendly, small-town feel. For a mid-sized city, the sense of community here is really quite strong.

Stop Freakin', Go Boutique-in'

COMMENTS: Walking the bustling, hard-scrabble Second Avenue in downtown Spokane is a favorite experience of mine. Like my city, it's a mixed bag of reality. But today we are looking for an uncommon retail experience.