Motivo houses an eclectic inventory of contemporary home accents, alongside fragrant candles, adorable baby gifts, and sleek modern tableware. Freshen interior breezes with the long-lasting smell of a Votivo aromatic candle ($25), which can burn up to 50 hours, filling dwellings with the scents of red currant, black ginger, or lavender chamomile pear. A black-orchid mini dish ($29) provides a stylish depository for easily misplaced house keys and a Botanical Leaf cake server ($58) transforms the undesirable role of birthday-cake cutter into a highly coveted position. For friends who are expecting, Motivo offers a variety of baby gifts, including cashmere-soft Angel Dear blankies ($14) and plush giraffe sound machines ($27) that feature the sleep-promoting sounds of a mother's heartbeat.
The vibrant lime walls at Peaks Frozen Yogurt Bar merely hint at the intense flavors hidden beneath the folds and swirls of its frozen treats. A set of 15–18 dispensers dishes out low-fat, non-fat, and tart frozen yogurt, as well as sorbet, in a variety of rotating flavors. That flavor roster includes Hawaiian pineapple, pomegranate raspberry tart, and sweet coconut. After making their selection, patrons of the sweeteries' three locations—including the newest location, in Issaquah Commons—peruse the toppings bar for any combination of the 40 available treats, such as M&Ms, fresh fruit, and pecan chunks.
QFC supplies kitchens and cabinets with a scrumptious array of fresh meat, organic produce, and homemade baked goods. Reward teeth for not biting into wax fruit by sinking pearls into artisanal Discover Delicious cupcakes, freshly baked in a variety of flavors. The salty-sweet fusion found in maple-bacon cupcakes provides a tasty way to satisfy USDA bacon requirements, and the peanut-butter-and-jelly cupcake brings together a delectable duo as classic as spaghetti and meatballs or onions and tears. Meanwhile, traditional tastes such as German chocolate, red velvet, and Boston cream keep decadence familiar, and all flavors can capably carry themselves during a birthday, dinner gathering, or midnight rendezvous.