Daily Gems & other musings

GIFT GUIDE: Coffee and Tea Break

Posted by Robyn Burnaford on

Happy Monday, friends!  With the holidays just days away, we're keeping the Small Business Gift Guides coming - next up:  the best in Coffee and Tea! This round, we're not only featuring some of our very favorite brands for a coffee or tea buzz, but you can visit these locations in the East Bay to enjoy all of these five-star reviewed goodies and pick up your sweet treats in person for all those last minute gifting needs!   Bundts & Crumpets Specialty Teas @ the Mel & Ash Beau-Tea Lounge We've been obsessed with premium loose leaf teas ever since Bundts...

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viv&ingrid Drop Off @ One Plus Café

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We're excited to announce a new way of reaching us!  For the convenience of our customers and for small businesses supporting other small businesses, we've partnered with our favorite local café One Plus to provide a safe place for customers to drop off jewelry and repairs and grab a cup of coffee!    HOW IT WORKS:   Holiday Hours Notice:  Before dropping off, pease check directly with One Plus Café for holiday hours.  You can find them on Instagram HERE or call 510-495-0209. 1. Upon arrival, come in and mention that you're here to drop off for viv&ingrid!   2. No appointment is necessary but please call/text (510)...

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GIFT GUIDE: Organic and Small Batch Wellness

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We recently launched our small business gift guide with a feature on Gourmet, Artisanal and Vegan Treats, and we're so excited to share our next installment with more of our favorite brands in organic and small batch wellness!   Flower of Love SF Based in San Francisco just across the bay from our design studio, Flower of Love creates vegan and cruelty free products in small batches that "redefine the standard 'clean up'."  They never use added artificial dyes, fragrance oils or additives to create a product you can trust.  Inspired by nature, Flower of Love believes that nature gives us everything...

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GIFT GUIDE: Gourmet, Artisanal and Vegan Treats

Posted by Robyn Burnaford on

Now more than ever, it's so important to us to support our fellow small businesses, so this holiday we're launching a Gift Guide series featuring some of our favorite brands!  Not only have we tried and loved all of these products ourselves, but they are all five-star reviewed and most are currently run in the San Francisco and East Bay Areas.   First up: Maison Bouche! Founded by trained pastry chef Diane Beaty in 2009, we have carried this artisanal chocolate brand in our very own shop since we opened our doors and haven't been able to keep it on shelves...

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Meche Correa

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Cozy knits, luxe sweaters, flowing palazzo pants and statement cutouts - it's almost impossible to pick out our favorite looks from the Peruvian designer Meche Correa's eponymous line, but these may just be our favorites.  We are also in love with her bold, large scale prints, statement hats and scarves.   We discovered Meche when curating our Designer Spotlight series on Diversity in Design and as soon as we stumbled upon her designs, we were instantly obsessed.  We love any collection that combines statement looks with everyday, wearable pieces, and her line achieves just that. The Creative Director of her brand, Meche...

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