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With the busyness of the holiday season coming to an end, New Year’s resolutions are all the talk! Whether you’re committed to getting in better shape, using your vacation time, practicing self-care and meditation, learning to cook, or reading more books, Pike Place Market is a great place to help get 2020 off on the right foot.
Resolution #1: Travel more
Looking to travel somewhere new and add stamps to your passport? A visit to Metsker Maps will give you plenty of information and inspiration for your next adventure! If you need suggestions or help to find the perfect map, just ask Carl or any of their helpful staff! They offer a large selection of maps, ranging from national parks to international destinations, available in a variety of formats and sizes.
Resolution #2: Make more time for yourself
At Tenzing Momo, there’s no shortage of holistic products to make practicing meditation and self-care easy. From tinctures and essential oils to incense and singing bowls, there is something for everyone. Sage at Tenzing Momo suggests medicinal blends as a good way to start and can help you identify which blends are right for you. Rose petals are great for digestion and have multiple uses, including tea and incense. So, take a deep breath, relax and be on your way to a rejuvenating year!
Resolution #3: Add to your personal library
Located near the outer corner of Pike Place Market’s neon sign-lit cobblestone street, Left Bank Books is a literary collective owned and operated by its employees, all of whom are knowledgeable about all things books. Featuring more than 10,000 new and used books with a focus on small-press, radical and diverse perspectives, you’ll be sure to find a title that suits your taste and interests.
Resolution #4: Get healthy
Located in the Lower Levels, at Pike Place Nutrition, you can find a wide assortment of supplements, vitamins, homeopathic remedies, teas and more to aid you in your journey to better health—whether that means weight loss, stress reduction or overall wellbeing. For more than 25 years, Donald and Nina Hong, owners of Pike Place Nutrition, have helped many people live happy, healthy lives.
Resolution #5: Hone your cooking skills
If spending more time in the kitchen is one of your resolutions, join Chef Traci Calderon, owner of the Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market and Succulent Catering. With her fun, informative and intimate cooking classes, you just might become the next best home cook!
Resolution #6: Clock 10,000 daily steps
Finally, if you’re simply making strides to increase your daily step intake, we encourage you to visit Pike Place Market and explore the vast assortment of shops, restaurants and more—the Market is located in a 9-acre district complete with hills and stairs, so getting your steps in will take no time at all! Use our handy Walking Guide to get started.
Here's to a fantastic 2020!