LA Food Round-Up

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Besides the bustling food trucks that will be parked on N. Broadway, there will also be an Eats + Treats artisanal food area in the Community Gardens at Grand Park! We’re listing our Top 5 Foodies we’re excited to try at our LA Fair this weekend!

SAFFRON + KUMQUATS

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 10.21.35 AMFrom spice kits to DIY goat cheese, Saffron + Kumquats makes exotic cooking easy, while also producing some of the best gift ideas ever!

THE FARE TRADE

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The Fare Trade collects all the best small-batch food products onto their site, making shopping all the easier. We can’t wait to collect our favorites at their booth!

SPREAD THE LOVE

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I don’t know about you, but there’s nothin’ finer than some delicious peanut butter. Spread the Love knows where it’s at, keeping things simple with Original and Cacao.

 BLOOM HONEY

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The perfect transition from peanut butter is honey! Bloom Honey is no ordinary farmstand honey producer – their obsession with bees and their honey allows for insanely delicious concoctions like Avocado Honey and Wild Dandelion Honey. Plus they even sell California native bee pollen!

GULLAH GIRL TEA

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Gullah Girl Tea creates the most beautifully blended teas that aren’t just scrumptious, they’re also crafted by an herbalist. Charmaine’s family history of diabetes led her to establish Gullah Girl in the hopes of bringing health and wellness to others.

Don’t miss the Eats + Treats section of the Fair in the Community Gardens at Grand Park! 10 Food Trucks and 20+ Artisanal Foodies who will be serving up delicious street food and other delights. See you all tomorrow!

Mother’s Day Ideas with Coterie Market

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Coterie Market Mother’s Day Package
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve teamed up with Austin’s Coterie Market to help simplify gift-giving this holiday! This Mother’s Day, we recommend personalizing with your gift while still taking it easy on yourself. Key to it all? The perfect vessel.
1. Anchor your gift with a gorgeous pouch or bag, like one of these from Bunglo. Mom can use this as a clutch, a purse catch-all, a travel case, and other useful ways.
2. Order a few of her favorite things from local, independent, online retailers and keep it simple for yourself! Find her favorite chocolates, preserves, or tea. Treat your mom to some therapeutic bath salts, beauty products or soap. Plus, make it personal by framing an treasured old family photo or pairing the pouch with Mom’s favorite blooms. Here are some of our favorite finds:
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Mother’s Day card by Stationery Bakery | Bath Salts by Cure Handmade | Chocolate Truffles by Tailor Made Treats | Tea by Cat Spring Tea | Preserves by Confituras
3. Prepare your hairdo to receive Mama’s loving bear hug when you present her gift at brunch and pat yourself on the back for supporting local artisans while making her special day!
If by chance you fall behind and don’t have time to send dearest Mom her gift in time, don’t fret! Stop by our West Elm Pop-Up with Coterie Market on May 14th, and join us for our Austin Fair on May 16+17 for some belated handmade goodness – Mom will love her handmade gifts, whenever she gets them!

Round Up: Marble

leah ball marbleHappy Monday, Everyone!  We’ve been seeing a lot of incredible talent coming together for our Chicago Mini Market.  One of our favorite on-going themes we’ve been seeing is the use of marble.  Whether it’s marble products, marble backdrops, or even patterns inspired by marble, we can’t help but love the look!  Here is a round-up of some of our favorites from our Chicago Mini Market Roster:

 

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Marble as a backdrop by Shades of Greyeyeofthesun marble

Marbled pattern in fur clutch by Eye of the Sun

Father’s Day Round-Up

With Father’s Day coming around the corner, we’ve gathered some of our favorite things for Dads from our Renegade Craft Fair makers.

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Some of our dads prefer to be in the kitchen.  We love this cutlery set from Four.Chamber.Forge.

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A classic gift for dad, this wood carrier by Drop and Catch is by far the most stylish beer caddy.

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Even if you can’t go camping with your dad as much as he’d like, you can still give him the scent of the campfire!  P.F. Candle Co. specializes in creating candles perfect for both men and women.

Being raised by a New England father meant your favorite sports teams were picked for you, or else.  If your dad’s got major city pride, he’d love this infrastructure city print by Mr. City Printing.

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If your dad wears a lot of suits, Pocket Square Clothing is the place to accessorize from classic to trendy ties, bowties, and pocket squares.

What are some of your favorite giftables for your dad?  We hope you have a fantastic weekend with your fathers!

Mother’s Day Round-Up

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Floral Tapestry Makeup Bag by Kertis

  With so many talented Makers in our Mini Markets and LA + SF Fairs, we couldn’t help but collect some of our favorite “giftables” for Mother’s Day!  From candles and accessories, to housewares and stationery, these are some of our RCF finds from our current vendors!

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Clockwise from top left: Walnut Salad Set by Park Woodshop | Guava Fig Candle by Simply Curated | Floral Vase by Eri Sugimoto | Mother’s Day Wood Card by Cardtorial

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Gift Box with Tea Towel and Spoon by Lemonbird Preserves

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North American Birds Card Set by Small Adventure

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Mother’s Day set by Caru Skincare Co.

We hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend with your families!