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Enter the small shop and smell the sweet scent of cement and rubber contorted. Shoes sit in cue ready to be repaired, each pair has its own personality. Sexy Louboutin heels (likely sipping a cosmo) are side-by-side with a hot pair of Ferragamo booties that probably spent many previous days at the office. A pair of riding boots just entered the mix – they may have neighed.

This story is on Totem Lake Shoe Repair, the best shoe repair shops in the east side.



Psst … Did You Hear About Mycakes?

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This was a feature story about Mycakes in Snoqualmie that has amazing desserts I’ve ever tasted.

MyCakes is one of those treasures you find by happy accident or hear about. Tucked away in a small shop at the Ridge in Snoqualmie, once people taste the goodness, they are willing to travel for another sugary fix. And another.

One look at Yelp and it’s obvious that the sweet secret is spreading like creamy frosting.

Cynthia Golpe, owner of MyCakes, was raised in the Philippines where her family has had a bakery for more than 40 years. “I practically grew up (there). I helped in the operation side of things such as decorating, making cake boxes, gum paste flowers or little things from shaving coconuts and so on. It has always been my life.”