It’s time for our annual gift guide! We always love keeping it local as possible when shopping for gifts for our loved ones. The Bay Area has so many incredibly talented makers and businesses that we had a hard time choosing which gifts to showcase this year.
This year we’ve been enjoying our backyard and getting more and more into gardening. We’ve also been making changes in our home to become more eco friendly. At home composting just seemed like the next logical step to take. Not only does it provide healthy, nutrient rich and balanced compost for the garden, but it is also good for the environment. Although you might think that plant matter and food waste would decompose in the landfill, it is not properly aerated to decompose scraps properly. Instead they generate Methane, which can hold 25 times more heat than carbon dioxide!
It’s that time of year again! Holiday season is upon us and it’s time to get those Christmas gifts. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite local gift ideas for you. All of the companies included are located in the Bay Area, as we love shopping local. We’ve also included lots of ideas for the…
These past couple of years I haven’t invested in many new clothes at all. Being pregnant the twice kind of puts a damper on the whole shopping experience. It’s difficult enough finding flattering maternity wear, but also just as difficult to find comfortable postpartum wear that doesn’t involve sweat pants. Like many other expectant mothers I’ve talked to, I was hesitant to spend money on maternity wear that I knew I would only wear for a few months of my life.
With so much competition in the Bay Area boba tea Market, you need to be special to stand out from the crowd. We love Sunnyvale’s newest addition, Boba Drive! They make all of our favorite milk teas and offer non-dairy creamer, fresh milk, almond milk, and oat milk! Their variety of fruit-infused drinks is what keeps us coming back. Boba Drive offers a wide selection of fruit teas made with house-made syrups that they blend from real fruit.
With summer in full swing, our garden is thriving with heirloom tomatoes. I’m constantly thinking of new dishes to utilize them and showcase their beautiful colors and flavors. When Mori-Nu Silken Tofu approached us to create a recipe for them I was so excited and had the perfect dish in mind. I’ve always enjoyed tofu dishes and love how versatile and easy tofu is to work with. It’s wonderful raw or cooked and is perfect for hot or cold weather recipes.
Summertime for us means BBQs and time with family and friends outdoors. We’ve been wanting to upgrade our outdoor spaces and some nice patio furniture can do just the trick! We wanted simple, modern, and comfortable furniture so we turned to Rove Concepts. We love the quality of their indoor furniture and their outdoor products didn’t disappoint!
Over the past years we have made small steps in our daily lives to become more aware of our impact on the planet and try to cut down on waste. Although our time on earth is not permanent, the choices that we make do make a difference to future generations. Whether it is cutting out single use plastic straws, or bringing refillable bottles along instead of using single use cups, every little thing makes a difference. Of course we aren’t perfect and occasionally kick ourselves for forgetting to bring our stainless steel boba straw along, but we are trying our best! Below are some products and changes we have made to our daily lifestyle to lessen our footprint on the planet. We hope it can spark a little change and give you some easy ideas to go green. We would love to hear what things you have done to go green as well!
Just when you think life in the Golden State couldn’t get any sweeter, Swerve® is making is going to change the way Californians eat their sweets forever…and for the better! On a mission to revolutionize baked goods, Swerve is declaring their Golden Cake the official dessert of the Golden State! You will never believe that a slice of this insanely delicious cake contains only 3 grams of sugar, is keto-friendly and packs 8 grams of protein! These standout nutritionals make Swerve’s Golden Cake the perfect healthy indulgence for Californians. Now you can have your cake and swimsuit too!
We visited Banff National Park in Canada a couple of summers ago and fell in love with the nature and landscape. Being avid skiers, we knew we had to make a trip back to experience their amazing ski terrain and to see the park in the wintertime.
Cheers to the holidays! Eggnog is a classic holiday party treat and this year Clover Sonoma has made it even better with their new Organic Maple Bourbon Eggnog. This festive drink combines their traditional creamy eggnog with the sweetness of maple and a dash of bourbon flavor (the product itself is non-alcoholic). Clover’s Organic Maple Bourbon Eggnog is based on a founder’s recipe that uses special holiday spices and clean ingredients that contain no carrageenan, cornstarch or corn syrup. Make it an extra festive adult treat by adding in some of your own Bourbon! Make sure to pick up some Organic Maple Bourbon Eggnog to make this Christmas extra merry. You’ll be able to find it at fine retailers like Save Mart, Lucky, Nugget, OIiver’s Markets, Mollie Stone’s, Lunardis, Draegers and New Leaf.
It’s that time of year again. Let the holiday shopping commence! Keep it local this year and give unique gifts from companies that are based right here in the Bay Area! Need some ideas? Check out our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.