Don't you just love the feel of Park Lane in downtown Kirkland? Obviously, Sarah Fox and her mom Ami who co-own The Bath Bar do too. When they came up with the idea for their refreshingly adorable little bath shop, they decided to wait for the location at 128 Park Lane (previously coins/collectibles) to open up.
The Bath Bar opened in April of 2005 and has established quite a loyal following. They import directly from holistic and all-natural spas all over the world. Buying in bulk and re-packaging allows them to offer premium products at affordable prices. You can spot the place a mile away if the bubble-maker is going out front creating a plume of bubbles all the way down to Cactus (yes, imagine my kids jumping and shrieking wildly).
Once inside the shop, it's light and fun with lots of beautiful colors and textures in displays that welcome you to come up and touch/feel/smell everything. My mouth waters from fabulous scents as I walk from one corner to the next. There's bath confetti, handmade soap, shower gels, sea salts, fizzers, lotions, scrubs, masks, and bath whip (try the Blossoming Plumeria!) just to name a few. Flavors such as chamomile honey, lemongrass ginger, rain, and raspberry mint surround me.
Sarah is so friendly and helpful and loves what she does. She even takes a bath every night, so she's not kidding around about this stuff (and she's really clean). Sarah says, "We have a lot of repeat customers. The people of Kirkland really make an effort to support local downtown businesses, so we plan on being here for a long time." The Bath Bar also specializes in doing customized and corporate gifts to fit any budget. They make it easy for you by putting products together and gift-wrapping it too. Regular customers Kim and Steve Stark say, "We love the Bath Bar! Delightful and very helpful staff, and a GREAT place for gifts for special days or for yourself. We especially love the Swiss Peppermint Shower Spray and the huge selection of amazing bath salts. What a fun store to have in Kirkland."
The Bath Bar is open 7 days a week- 10:30-6 Mon-Sat, 12-5 Sunday. Once summer arrives they stay open until 9 pm. You can even call (425-822-9787) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) your custom order. I bought some bath whip ($12.95) which is fabulous and also a great hostess gift that included cutely packaged foaming bath rice, confetti bath, and a foot/body soak all for $10. Whether you need a gift or a treat for yourself, you should make some time to stop in The Bath Bar. Mention that you heard about them on the Kirkland blog and receive 10% off your first purchase! Expires April 2, 2006.