Best of Kirkland 2022

The “Best of Kirkland” votes are in!  Each winner was chosen by YOU. Not by a software program, not by throwing darts, and not by a small group of opinionated people cloistered in a soundproof room. Congratulations to all who won!

Best Home Builder

JayMarc Homes


JayMarc Homes is a luxury full-service homebuilder in the Greater Seattle Area. Their in-house

expertise and resources guide you through every part of the process: feasibility, financing,

architecture, interior design, permitting, project management, field management, and customer

care. 15-20 custom homes are actively under construction, allowing you to tour homes at

several different phases, seeing the quality of craftsmanship and exceptional design firsthand.

The JayMarc Custom Home program was created especially for you to ensure a great

experience while giving you access to their professional team and a meticulously handcrafted

collection of high-end finishes and selections to complete the look of your new home.

Best Home Remodeler

Eakman Construction


Eakman Construction brings fresh methods on how to approach construction. Setting out to

“change the way people think about construction companies”, Eakman Construction has put

together processes to organize, predict and execute a project from idea to final product.

Each customer gets a highly communicative and custom experience for both large-scale

remodels and ground-up builds.

Best Architect

J3 Architects

J3 Architects is an established residential architecture firm located in Kirkland, WA, specializing in remodels, additions and new single family homes.  Neil Jorgensen started J3 Architects in 2006 after receiving his Washington State license and has been in the industry for over 30 years.  J3 Architects has been nominated as one the top residential architects in Kenmore, Woodinville and Redmond. 

 Neil's design process is unique to most in the industry.  Through design meetings at his office in Kirkland, he sits with his clients and designs your dream home collaborative process.  This is by far the most efficient way to work through designs by getting instant feedback from the client.

Best Landscaper

Spring Greenworks


Be it a low-maintenance garden, an entertainment space or a complete renovation, your vision is Spring Greenworks' priority.  Owner Robin Parsons approaches design by listening to your goals and dreams.   She is passionate about creating outdoor spaces that reflect the interests and lifestyles of her clients while integrating an environmentally mindful design.   Her goal with every project is to create a space that combines timeless and thoughtful solutions.

Best Interior Designer

Nicole Hopper Interiors

Nicole Hopper Interiors is passionate about building relationships and creating thoughtful

spaces for intentional living through the power of Interior Design both locally and internationally.

Nicole Hopper creates cohesive, intentional spaces that promote well-being and connect with

people by designing spaces that play into the habits and rituals of your daily life. Nicole provides

unique experiences for each client, working to bring fun and ease to the project with exceptional

customer service. Combining elements of style that work in harmony to infuse beauty, comfort,

function, and ease. Nicole is a graduate of Heritage Design School Seattle and a resident of

Kirkland along with her husband Brian of 20 years and their two teenage children.

Best Home Decor

IVY Gift & home


IVY specializes in furniture, lighting, art, accessories and gifts. When we opened the store 8

years ago we wanted anyone to be able to come in off the street and be able to buy something

big or small from a candle, to hand soap, a pillow or furnish an entire room. We are proud to

have grown into a full-service design company that begins the design process with the builder

picking out materials and provides everything down to the towels and bedding to create a home.

Thank you for the continued support Kirkland.

Best Real Estate Agent

Brian Hopper


Brian Hopper’s market knowledge and client care are at the core of his business. Holding

over 18 years of experience, he understands the industry's complexities and leverages his

connections to ensure every need is met, regardless of location. As the #1 agent by sales

volume at Realogics Sotheby's International Realty Kirkland in 2020 and 2021, Brian is

proud of the success he garners for clients.

Best Mortgage Broker

Jolene Messmer


2023 is about building your Homeownership dreams. Building equity and generational wealth

are more important now than ever. Our Team's mission is to support you in reaching those

milestones. The Messmer Team will be there to guide you down the right path of home financing

so you can set the groundwork for your future. Looking forward to being your dedicated lending

partner and resource that will elevate your mortgage experience and partner with you to win big

for each client.

Best Appliance Store

Albert Lee


Best Real Estate Agency

Realogics Sotheby's International Realty


Best Financial Advisor

Amy Mutal, Prevail


Best Credit Union



Best Private School

Cedar Park Christian (Bothell)


Best Day Care

Bright Horizons Kirkland


Best Tutoring

Seven Points Prep


Best Retirement Community

Aegis Kirkland Waterfront


Best Apartments



Best Hotel

The Heathman Hotel


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Best Coffee Shop

Zoka Coffee


Best Bakery



Best Dessert

Lady Yum


Best Brunch

Beach House Café


Best Juice Bar

Emerald City Smoothie Kirkland


Best Cocktail Bar

Bottle & Bull


Best Casual Dining

Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen


Best Sushi

Oto Sushi Totem Lake


Best Italian Restaurant



Best Mexican Restaurant



Best Caterer

Lisa Dupar Catering


Lisa Dupar Catering is known for creating true culinary experiences. We are a chef-owned,

woman-led company built on Lisa’s Southern roots, classic training, and modern

techniques. Every day, we bring fresh and flavorful food, fine drinks, and unmatched service to

create inspiring events in inspired settings. It’s how we nourish community—through food and


Best Fine Dining

Cafe Juanita


Cafe Juanita features Executive Chef and Owner Holly Smith's award-winning Northern

Italian cuisine complimented by sommelier Alexandra Stang's impressive wine list and

pairings, guided by their superlative service team. The tasting menu is offered in four

iterations; Omnivore, Pescatarian, Vegetarian and Vegan. The restaurant is tucked into

Juanita Creek with a sleek interior and territorial views.

Best Fitness Instructor

Courtney Hansen, Power 360


Inspired by her dream to build and enable a community that focuses on health and wellness,

Courtney and her family opened PowerHour360 in Kirkland Urban. Courtney’s natural passion

for fitness and desire to help others achieve their goals has led to the gym’s rapid growth and

success. With an uncompromising smile and sparkling personality, she is devoted to creating a

healthier community.

Best Boutique Fitness

Invictus Fitness


Located in the heart of the Everest Park neighborhood, Invictus Fitness is a community-based

gym rooted in functional fitness, family, and well-being. Invictus Fitness offers a variety of group

classes throughout the day, private training, corporate events, weightlifting, and yoga. With

ongoing training and education, their staff of 11 certified coaches work tirelessly to help their

community achieve their individualized health & wellness goals.

Best Wine Bar

The Melody Lynne Vineyard


Best Shopping

The Village at Totem Lake


Best Clothing Boutique

Purpose Boutique


Best Flower Shop

Sweet Serenity


Best Fine Jewelry

T. Anthony Jewelers


Best Trendy Jewelry

RION Jewelry


Best Nail Salon

Lake Street Nails Bar


Best Hair Salon

Bella Sirena


Best Day Spa

Yuan Spa


Best Fitness Center

PRO Club


Best Orthodontist

Neal Smiles Orthodontics, Kirkland


Dr. Neal is a graduate of Louisiana State University for both undergraduate and dental

school. She ultimately received a specialty in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from

the Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dr. Neal graduated at the top of her class,

receiving multiple awards for her academic achievement, including the Chancellor’s Award

for most outstanding student. She continues to be involved with many dental and

orthodontic organizations and study clubs. She is an elite invisalign provider and has had

many cases featured as one of the best in the country through the Invisalign Gallery


Best Med Spa

Glow Medispa


Glow Medispa is a premier medical spa destination serving Kirkland since 2019. Dr. Otto and

her team are dedicated to providing expert skin care advice, artful injectables, and first-in-class

technology in a supportive and relaxed environment. Glow Medispa's comprehensive menu of

safe, scientifically proven, effective treatments come with minimal downtime and natural results.

They are there to help you refresh and restore your natural beauty.

Best Dentist

Ryan Fox DDS


At Fox Dental, we treat you like family. Our focus is on patient education and equipping you with

all the information necessary to make the best treatment choices for your individualized care.

Our team’s goal is to be the dental office you can trust caring for your family and friends! Dr. Fox

prides himself in being a patient-focused dentist seeking to deliver comfortable, high-quality, and

natural-looking esthetic restorations. Everything we do at Fox Dental is done to make your

dental experience exceptional!

Best Naturopath

Dr. Michelle Leary, Vida Integrated Health Kirkland


Dr. Michelle Leary is the Director of Functional Medicine at Vida Integrated Health and leads

a team of Residents, Doctors, Nurses, and Nutritionists. Dr. Leary is passionate about

Functional Medicine and specializes in sexual health and metabolic medicine for both men

and women. She is a compassionate, intellectual, and dedicated provider to her patients. In

addition to her clinical role, she is the owner and creator of A

lifestyle blog targeted for female empowerment of their bodies and embracing sensuality,

clean beauty, and cellular health.

Best Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Daniel Liebertz, Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay


Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay has served the Seattle area for over fifteen years.

Previously known as Yarrow Bay Plastic Surgery, the practice aligned its focus towards

solely treating cosmetic and reconstructive concerns of the face. With unrivaled expertise in

everything from quick-recovery facelifts to rhinoplasty to fillers and Botox, Dr. Daniel

Liebertz will personalize your treatment while considering your unique goals and


Best Dermatologist

Strother Dermatology


Best Physical Therapy

Vida Integrated Health Kirkland


Best Pediatrician

Allegro Pediatrics


Best Chiropractor

Clear Chiropractic, Dr Clum


Best Hospital

Evergreen Health Medical Center


Best Veterinarian

Juanita Bay Veterinarian Hospital


Best Pet Store

All The Best Pet Care


Best Pet Grooming

Pickles Playland


Best Art Gallery

Ryan James Fine Arts


Best Luxury Automotive

Rairdon Maserati


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