Hannah Roberts and husband Sean used to run the famous Capitol Hill restaurant honey hole. Now, instead of running a business where the air carries the smell of savory sandwiches, the West Seattle couple are opening one flavored with essential oils and fragrances. Moon Room Boutique and Wellness opens tomorrow (Saturday, April 2) at 5902 California SW; we visited this afternoon for a preview.
The shop occupies part of a former chiropractic clinic, and Hannah says it’s a space she’s coveted for a long time — “it was my dream building.” Her goal is to provide a memorable “shopping experience”, offering crystals, body oils, face oils, art, jewelry – including her own designs, when you see the Moon Room brand – even t-shirts like this that famous nearby Lincoln Park:
Other unique gift ideas are on view all around the store. The gift could be for yourself. Some items are miniature, tiny nail decals to those little cats:
The central themes are well-being and spirituality. Inspired by her experience in the restaurant business, Hannah has two “gem bars” in the shop where you can buy small colored stones in bulk.
The decor alone is worth the trip, from the counter adorned with abalone shell fragments collected by the Northern Californian tribe to which Hannah belongs, to the classic chandeliers.
Moon Room will evolve, she says – “it’s going to be a work in progress” – but that’s where they start, starting tomorrow at 10am. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, possibly extended to 7 days a week.