My Daughter: the American Eco Boutique Owner

My daughter Jean (from Jean of all Trades: a style guide and Sunshine and Slaughter: Vegan for Life) has had two monumental achievements this year: she became an American citizen and opened her own eco boutique Drizzle and Shine.


Jean followed her dream and took a leap of ‘fate’ to pursue her passion. After hard work and vision, she opened the doors of Drizzle and Shine on Capitol Hill in Seattle in May.


She’s had wonderful reviews and great support from friends and customers. The time is ripe and as more and more people are concerned about fair-trade and animal cruelty, her boutique for men and women is the place to shop ethically.


More than any other achievement, it makes me immensely happy that Jean is working towards making this world a better place for people and animals. If there’s one thing that makes me most happy, it’s to have a kind and compassionate daughter.

Jean has been an ethical shopper for many years. These purses are vegan, by Crystalyn Kae made in the USA. So soft and durable: feels and looks like leather. Jean says, “Showing up to a party with the same dress is unconscionable, but showing up with matching Crystalyn Kae purses is high-fiveable!”

Crystalyn Kae purses

Jean is also an animal advocate and has four furry friends living with her: Frankie the dog and three cats (all adopted).


Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July

God bless America!

❤ carmen


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26 Responses to My Daughter: the American Eco Boutique Owner

  1. Hi Carmen 🙂 Thank you for visiting my blog. You have a beautiful daughter yourself and you must be ever so proud of her being such an achiever. Congratulations 🙂 . Have a great weekend – Margot 🙂

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  2. Mary Murnane says:

    So so cool! Love to see this. I wish her the best!


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  3. Susan says:

    My congratulations to Jean! I do admire her greatly 🙂

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  4. dan says:

    Jean is a sensitive person and a lovey girl! You can be proud of her …I am happy that her eco boutique in Seattle is a success.
    I hope that the world will be a best place where to live, one day…

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  5. josep-maria says:

    First, congratulations to Jean, for your wonderful store, I wish you all personal success. What the change of nationality is only a personal choice, have Canadian citizenship should also be something wonderful, I’d like to have it. LOL. It’s a joke, I guess this change is useful for everyday life.

    Jean has many virtues, is intelligent, sensitive and caring, besides having much style and elegance woman. But she has another great luck, you can not buy, or study or learn, she has a wonderful mother, a mother who adores her and loves her. Jean, this is your best treasure, cherish it!

    I am sure that your store will be a benchmark for ethical shopping in Seattle. Someday maybe I can visit.

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    • Thank you for your kind words and your support. Don’t worry: I’m still a Canadian. I have both citizenships now. Being American makes it so much easier but I wouldn’t want to give up my Canadian citizenship!

      Perhaps I’ll see you at my store one day!

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  6. Claudine Erlandson says:

    What a wonderful mother tribute to her daughter! Hey Jean, what nationality were you before you became American citizen?
    I love your mother’s writing and photos.
    Hoping to visit your wonderful store soon again!!
    Best w/ hugs,

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  7. Happy Independence Day, Jean!! Congrats on both your shop, and your citizenship!

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  8. cindy knoke says:

    She seems like a wonderful person!

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  9. utesmile says:

    You can definitely be proud of such an amazing daughter. Her shop looks super and I am sure she enjoys it very much. You will be one of her customers when you visit. 🙂 Very handy to have 2 Nationalities. I am just learning about Britain as I am going to try and get British citizenship. So my first exam is on Saturday. For the second exam I need to study a bit more of the history and more.

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  10. Maccabros says:


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  11. Thank you so much for featuring me in your blog post today! This is such a nice surprise.

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