Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New Year, New Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions: Eat healthier, exercise more, drink less, find love, get organized ... the list goes on.

More than 40% of us make New Year's resolutions. Less than 9% of us accomplish them. The reason, according to experts, is that the resolutions are too vague. What’s “healthier?” What, exactly, does “organized” mean? We’re into the second half of January, and already the commitment is beginning to fade!

At Momo, we had a flash of brilliance: why not make clear, easy and fun resolutions? By attaining 100% of your objectives, you’ll feel good about yourself and have a great time doing it! Here are a few suggestions for boosting your self-esteem, right here in the neighborhood. 

“Be a more adventuresome eater” = Try a new restaurant!
Sup Shop – from the Pho Bac family, a new venture that features their classic pho, along with new dishes like sliders, assorted bar snacks, and dessert. And!! they've added wine! 45 selections are currently available.
Go Poké – while Seattle is teeming with poke these days, we firmly believe that our neighborhood poke is some of the best. Made from fresh fish flown in daily from the owners’ family in Hawaii, it’s delicious and healthy.
Tsukushinbo – a long time favorite of ours, this hidden gem serves up some of the tastiest sushi in town.

“Find my personal style” = Wear more exuberant socks!
Spice up your Seattle blacks and greys with fun and funky socks. A semi-secret way to add color, wild patterns and whimsy to your outfit. Momo always has a selection of fanciful/cheerful/bright socks waiting to adorn your feet.

“Make time for fun” = Play more games!
Our absolute favorite place to do this is at the Seattle Pinball Museum. With over 50 pinball machines dating from the 1930’s to current day, we promise that you’ll find one to play over and over. Especially nice features are: (1) with a purchased admission you have unlimited free access to all of the games and (2) beer and more beer.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Peace + Happiness

Sending you vibes of peace and happiness. 
We are taking a day away from the shop and honoring the memory.
See you tomorrow.

xo Momo

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hoppy New Ear 
Rabbit, rabbit! Rabbit, rabbit!

Momo is open on the last day of 2017 from noon until slow.
Closed January 1-3 to reset for the new year ahead. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Fittingly Beautiful Nifty Gifties

Are you stymied about what to get ... and for whom ... and where to find ... that special something ... and how to gift wrap it ... in a creative and beautiful way?! Whew! Lucky you ... Momo has got your back with thoughtful gifts that are sure to fit. Take a quick peek at a few candidates for little-to-no-guesswork gifts for the ladies in your life. 

Made from 100% yummy cashmere, this Margaret O’Leary travel wrap is an elegant, lightweight (yet warm) layering piece. Measuring 77" x 28" it’s big enough to be worn in a multitude of ways. Versatile and gorgeous? Yes, please! 

Sumptuous cashmere wrap, shown in “Hurricane.” 
Momo has an assortment of easy-to-wear colors! 

The Original Vienna Snow Globes from Austria are the sweetest little holiday treat. Direct from the very first company to make them (circa 1900), these are still constructed entirely by hand in Vienna.

Original snowglobes from Vienna. The tiniest are barely over an inch tall!

Local designer Little Teal’s bullet stud earrings are subdued, stylish and special. Handmade in Seattle, they feature colorful natural stones in sterling silver settings.

Teeny stud earrings with a variety of luminescent stones. 

Patrick Cahill is a silversmith based out of Boston, and for the holidays, we’ve put together a collection of his sophisticated cuffs. We love the simplicity of his designs, which feature clean, modern lines and flawless finishes. Entirely fabricated by hand from sterling silver, Pat’s only electrically powered tools are his buffing machine and his flexshaft (picture a Dremel on steroids).

Flawless construction are a hallmark of Pat’s work.

As always, we at Momo are more than happy to gift wrap for you! Our signature wrapping (utilizing vintage papers, found objects and other assorted ephemera) will surely impress your friends and family (especially if you tell them that you did it! We’ll never tell!).

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Just One Dress for Just One Day - Today!

Lucky us, Zuri is popping into to Momo for a spontaneous Trunk Show. The iconic dress from Kenya via New York was so well received at yesterday’s Gates Foundation Giving Marketplace that they decided to keep the fun going a bit longer. We’ll have many new fabrics to choose from, some never seen before. So, here we go!
Zuri Kenya Holiday Pop Up
Today, Sunday, December 3 from 1:00 - 4:00 
Momo 600 South Jackson Street

Friday, November 17, 2017

Top it Off in Style

How to keep one’s head warm and dry in a rainy city that eschews umbrellas? Hats! Luckily for you, Momo has a new batch of wool New York Hat Company lids to keep your noggin toasty and rain-free. With four classic unisex styles, we are positive that you’ll find something you’ll love.

First up: super-soft wool berets. Timeless and stylish, one of our favorite hats for year-round wear. Pair one with our Saint James shirts for an ultra-French look. C’est si bon!

Available in red, black, charcoal, burgundy and navy.

Easy to wear and easy to pair, NYHC’s “Thug Cap” is available at Momo in black, sizes Medium – Extra Large.


One our most popular hats is the “Spitfire.” Sport a vintage look that is still relevant and cute! Available in black wool.

Another retro-cool look is the “Pub Cap.” We love how jaunty this hat is. Fully lined and fitted, Momo has this in charcoal, black and a Woolrich plaid.

This is a La Niña winter and we know what that means: rain, rain, and more rain. Pay us a visit soon and we can ensure that your head stays comfy and dry!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Momo Turns 10

Happy Birthday to Us!

The best present ever would be if you joined us to celebrate
Thursday, November 9 from 4:00 -7:00
Momo in Japantown
600 South Jackson Street
We’ll have sips and snacks
And all our friends, old and new!
10% of the evening’s proceeds will go to a local non-profit.
No need to RSVP, come when you can and bring a friend.

xo Momo

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Little Shop That Could

For nearly 10 years, Momo has occupied the sun-filled space on the corner of 6th and Jackson. We weathered the economic downturn, we've watched our International District evolve into something more than a mere food destination, we’ve continued to be a happy Hapa shop.

Momo Mama and Mr. Momo pride themselves on hunting down the perfect items for our “lifestyle” store. Goods ranging from locally handmade jewelry to Japanese antiques to clothing from around the globe to delicious mochi mix flown in from Hawaii ... if it’s amazing and happy-making, odds are that Momo has it.

It’s with excitement and gratitude that we are sharing this recent shout-out from Seattle Met. Momo is one of the Best Little Shops in Seattle!

Thank you, Seattle Met!

Marvelous Momo mention!

Thank you, Seattle Met. And thank you, Momo Friends!

With Love,
Momo Peeps

PS. Please joins us as we raise a ‘kampai’ to you!
Thursday, November 9 from 4-7 at Momo
Come if’n when you can! See you there. 

Mr. and Mrs. Momo, circa 2007!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sweater Weather

Could it be that Fall has finally fully arrived? Clouds are hovering, leaves are turning color and drifting from the trees, and the evenings are decidedly chilly. It’s time to pull out the sweaters.

Exclusive to Momo: Daily Day, from Portugal. Our current crush is the “Sonia” cardigan. The generous fit ensures an extraordinarily elegant drape. Made from a mid-weight wool, it’s the perfect layering piece for transitioning into fall or spring. Plus, it has pockets!

Meet “Sonia” from Porto.

A perennial favorite at Momo is Three Stones. Hailing from Vancouver BC, the designer creates clothing particularly suited to our Pacific Northwest climate. The “Roseta” sweater is a rich marl of burgundy and grey yarns – a nice way to switch things up from the usual Seattle black.
“Roseta” is a hefty knit cotton.
Another brand that is new to Momo is Backdrop. Also from Vancouver, they feature warm and cozy knits, like snuggling up with your favorite blanket. In a range of styles from lightweight wear-to-work cardigans to outer layering pieces, well-made Backdrop sweaters are a good value. Lala went rather gaga over knits this season, so come in and check out the abundance of comfy goodness for this fall.

Cozy cardi from Backdrop.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kyoto : Art : Antiques : 9|28 : 10|8

Twice a year Seattle is gifted with one of the most eagerly awaited sales around. Today we are turning our blog spotlight on our friends Jay and Kyoko, aka Kyoto Art and Antiques.

Although based in Kyoto, they also have a 10,000 square foot warehouse in Seattle’s very own Georgetown neighborhood. Each spring and fall, they host an incredible event that lasts only eleven days. If you have an interest in Asian art and/or antiques, this is a must-see. Even if you don’t, the spectacle of it alone is worth checking out. Picture a cavernous, century-old warehouse, filled to the rafters with objects that are beautiful (200 year old hand-painted silk shoji screens), esoteric (wagashi kashigata), or just jaw-dropping (a temple bell that required a small crane to hoist it into the warehouse).

Wagashi kashigata are molds for making japanese sweets (usually from rice flour).

Detail of a large hand-painted screen.
This year their Fall Sale begins on Thursday, September 28th and runs through Sunday, October 8th. For more information, please visit their website:
We’ll see you amidst the treasures!