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LIVE FREE + FERMENT // Nature's delicious rebel.

LIVE FREE + FERMENT // Nature's delicious rebel.

"To ferment your own food is to lodge a small but eloquent protest—on behalf of the senses and the microbes—against the homogenization of flavors and food experiences now rolling like a great, undifferentiated lawn across the globe. It is also a declaration of independence from an economy that would much prefer we remain passive consumers of its standardized commodities, rather than creators of idiosyncratic products expressive of ourselves and of the places where we live, because your pale ale or sourdough bread or kimchi is going to taste nothing like mine or anyone else’s".

- Michael Pollan, Cooked:...


OIL + LOVE // A guide to hydration and self care.

OIL + LOVE // A guide to hydration and self care.

Ah… the joys of winter skin. Dry. Dull. Itchy. Irritated. Or maybe your one of the lucky ones whose skin don’t seem to be affected much by the weather. (Enjoy! We were there too when we were teenagers!)

As you age, and as the weather changes you lose moisture. At some point in your life you will most likely experience dry skin. Even people with oily skin may benefit from a simple moisturizing routine, because if you don’t stay properly moisturized your skin is then forced to produce more oil. A high quality oil used on your skin...


RESOLUTIONS RECONSIDERED // It's in the details.

RESOLUTIONS RECONSIDERED // It's in the details.

A New Year! A New You!

We’ve all heard it, but we can’t be the only ones who find this idea to be somewhat stressful.

Yes, the new year is an exciting reason to set new goals. Yes, we are enlivened by the unknown offerings a new year brings. And yes, each year we want to be the better version of ourselves. But today, in a slight stupor from post holiday stimulation, the idea of doing an overhaul seems a bit overwhelming. 

The reality is that a new year is just a new day,...


COCONOG // Holiday cheer gone coconuts!

COCONOG // Holiday cheer gone coconuts!

The holidays are here and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s true that we don’t save being festive for December - but, there is of course something very special about it all. When the cooler weather kicks in and we find a few more reasons to treat ourselves in all the ways - we get excited. Cozy food, cozy drinks, and cozy times hanging out with friends and family. It’s the best!

All this coziness might not lend itself to feeling particularly excited about some of the healthier options - like coconuts. Coconuts are rightfully associated with the...


GIFT SMARTER // Read your labels.

GIFT SMARTER // Read your labels.

With the holidays here we’re all thinking about what to get and what to give.

Although there is plenty to be said about the negatives of consumerism, we’ll be the first to admit that gifting is fun and rewarding. Gifting is after all, one of the five love languages.

It isn’t just about stuff, or money, its about giving something (or receiving) that shows acknowledgement and insight into our likes and personalities. The psychological benefit of gifting is a real thing, and it is an important part of human interaction. Gifting can actually help define relationships and strengthen...