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Honey, This Cocktail Is The Bee’s Knees

This time of year, the bees are hard at work. Give a nod to their industrious behavior and kick back with a cocktail in their honor. The classic Bee’s Knees Cocktail is a Prohibition-era mix that’s easy, breezy, and tastes much like a boozy lemonade. Made with honey syrup, lemon juice and gin, it’s a bright, [...]

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P. Allen Smith: Creating a Watercolor Garden

It is undeniable that P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm, overlooking the Arkansas River Valley, has some of the most beautiful and inspiring landscapes imaginable. Visitors can attest that as you move from one garden room to the next, it almost feels as though you are walking through a series of impressionist paintings. Allen brings his two passions of [...]

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Aromatique: Founded On Fragrance

Aromatique is a brand that is synonymous with beautiful home fragrance. Founded in 1982, the company was the first of its kind to take potpourri out of the closet and place it onto the coffee table. Founder Patti Upton was a pioneer in her field with her entrepreneurial idea of adding aesthetic value to home fragrance. “She was [...]

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Stargazer Barn: Cultivating flowers, wine and friendships

Some might call Humboldt County a dreary place. Roughly five hours north of sunny San Francisco, it touches the Pacific coastline, shelters a forest of Redwoods and habitually wears a cloak of fog and clouds. Ironically, these conditions make it the ideal place to plant fields of bright tulips, irises and stunning Oriental and hybrid [...]

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Charm from the farm: Decor inspiration from the market

If you ask us, the highlight of any Saturday is a trip to the local farmers market. Browsing the fresh produce, while the smell of coffee and fresh strawberries hang in the dewy air as the locally grown fruits and vegetables shine bright in the morning light. You can’t help but find inspiration among the varying [...]

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Taken with toffee: How a homemade gift led to Lambrecht Gourmet

Two decades ago, a Christmas gift of homemade toffee would lead to the opening of a gourmet candy company on the banks of Greers Ferry Lake. It just goes to show, you never know what thoughtfulness will spark. David Smith's gift, from the mother of a friend, led him to ask for the recipe. An accomplished cook [...]

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Mint to Be: The Classic South Side Cocktail

Most gardeners know, if you give mint an inch, it will take a mile. Rather than hold that against our breath-freshening brethren, we should find even more ideas for using this springtime herb. Enter the ice-cold cocktail. From juleps to mai tais to mojitos, mint is always a welcome mixer. But if you want to put [...]

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Please Pass The Creamware

You might recognize the name Josiah Wedgwood. He’s the Englishman responsible for the famous powder-blue stoneware pieces with white embossing that bear his name. His dishware debuted around 1765 and was quickly so fancied by the royal family, it was dubbed “Queensware” for a time.Around 1760, Wedgwood perfected another form of dishware, called Creamware or [...]

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Vanilla - Feels Like Coming Home

Vanilla and sweetness are inextricably linked. The smell is like the first time grandma taught us to make cookies. Or sitting on the porch impatiently watching milk and sugar churn into ice cream.Vanilla is like being a kid again. Vanilla is like going home. And yet, real vanilla is hard to come by. Some people are [...]

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