Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Happy Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day!

Snowmageddon is finally melting, and Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! At Momo, we’ve braved the slush and are happy to be here for you. Whether it’s assisting in choosing a thoughtful gift or helping with artful and creative gift-wrapping – Momo to the rescue! Here are some quick ideas for your consideration:

Versatile Vessels: Founded in 1998 by Bo Jia and Alison Alten (a hapa couple, so Momo), Middle Kingdom produces porcelain goods inspired by classic Chinese designs, with a modern twist. These candy-colored mini vases are ideal gifts under $25 and our #1 pick for a sweet “Galentine’s” treat. 

Cotton Comforts: Designed and woven in an artisanal atelier in the South of France, L├ętol scarves are made of 100% organic cotton and given a final wash with “Savon de Marseille,” a traditional vegan soap that's been in use for over six centuries. Tastefully colorful, we love the heft and find ourselves wearing them throughout year. 

Unusual Adornments: If you’re leaning toward jewelry, Momo has you covered! With a plethora of styles and materials, and designers spanning from hyper-local Momo Girl Angela to Paris’ Trois Petits Points, we’re sure you can find the perfect something.

Cast sterling organic botanicals are delicately understated. 

Unusal stones are featured in a series of Little Teal earrings. 

Trois Petits Points lockets come in a rainbow of elegant colors. 
These are especially popular for  moms!

Natty & New: Brand new for Momo is Matinique. Direct from Copenhagen, this clothing line has been producing high-quality, stylish + modern clothing for over 40 years. Get your guy looking sharp from work to weekend.

Navy blue and white floral adds a little fun.
Micro-houndstooth in a versatile dark blue/white combo. 

Today, tomorrow or any other day, we wish you lots of love, and are here for you. Happy Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day! Stay warm.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Enter the Year of the Pig!

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Lunar New Year is nearly upon us! February 5th welcomes the Earth Pig, characterized by its friendliness, compassion, enthusiasm and occasional self-indulgence.

In Chinese astrology, the Pig is the animal of wealth. According to astrological charts, 2019 will be a good year for investing – in all things, not just financial. The Pig attracts success in all spheres of life!

Join us in the International District/Chinatown, as our neighborhood shares its abundance with a number of fantastic cultural events to ring in the New Year:

Wing Luke Coloring Contest! Kids 12 and younger can compete for an $800 prize.
The Wing Luke Museum will start things off this year. Festivities for family fun can be found at their Lunar New Year Celebration and Fair, Saturday, February 2nd from 10 - 5 at The Wing (719 S. King St). Tickets are $17 for adults, free admission for students and children. Watch lion dancers, create crafts with local artists, explore the stuffed animal petting zoo, take a trip through the museum and much more!

The entire neighborhood will be hosting another celebration, this one on Saturday, February 9th from 11 - 4. A free community-wide event, it features lion and dragon dances, cultural performances like taiko drumming and martial arts demonstrations, a piggy parade, costume contests (check out the make-your-own-pig-mask contest) as well as arts and crafts booths for the kids. As always, the ever-popular $3 food walk will lead you to tasty discoveries at select restaurants all around the ’hood.

And don’t forget to stop by the neighborhood shops while you’re in the area. You never know what delightful treats will surprise you!

Piggy Fun Facts:
  • Some famous pigs include: Ernest Hemmingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Lucille Ball ... and our very own Momo Mama, Lei Ann! 
  • Pigs are most compatible with Tigers, Rabbits and Goats
  • Lucky numbers are 2, 5 and 8
  • Adult pigs (of the porcine variety) can run up to 11 mph. That's a seven minute mile! Their squeals can also exceed 110 decibels ... which is the volume of a supersonic airliner. Piggies also rule the roost on Big Major Cay in the Bahamas. They love to swim out to boats, hoping to cadge a treat or three. So cute!