Saturday, January 12, 2013

round it up.

what do you say i start doing a little weekly round up of things out there i am digging? partly to keep things i fall in love with in a safe place and not just mental noting' in my head, partly(mostly) sharing the love with ya'll with cool things i find and partly (again, mostly) sending shout-outs to people, companies, places doing kick-ass things, yeah. let's get on with it...

| drought | 
organic | glass-bottled | cold-pressed | raw juice 
DROUGHT is a subculture of healthful living created by five sisters 
who are masters of extracting abundance from simplicity. 
The idea evolved from a collective longing for accessible, fresh raw juice -- 
the need for a permanent oasis to rehydrate and revitalize.  
 Start digging, and join the living. 

five sisters, juicing in michigan, epic, right? also, should mention the way in which i stumbled upon this gem. i was hanging at the yoga studio and as a class was getting out one of the yogis had one of the drought glass bottles. i told her how much i loved the bottle, she proceeded to fill me in on how cool this company is. love the ways in which we discover things, the company you keep.

green kitchen stories |

this blog is beyond words of coolness. but as much as i don't really dig on new years the idea of starting my mornings with warm lemon water, super intriguing. as in i set an intention to start my mornings with this (alongside my coldpress obvs). i probably should mention i go to the grocery on average 2x a day, and i have yet to remember lemons. so the intention is going to start next week. but all is coming. and smoothies out of bowls, my new jam. seriously. it's so 2013. granola or cereal with green smoothie instead of milk. bowl it. 


orchard tables | 

in the beginning stages of orchard, our team noticed how prominent it is in our culture to tell stories around tables.
we thought: what if the same place we shared stories had a story of its own? what if a table had a story that would have a lasting impact on those who heard it? what if the place we shared meals became 
a source of providing meals for those in need? these ideas led to a vision 
to feed the starving children of swaziland, africa and orchard was born.  our concept is simple:
for every orchard table sold, fifteen starving children in swaziland will be fed for an entire month. 

there are three styles: the nashville, the minneapolis, the san diego. you know how i feel about a good sense of place. minneapolis' is described as 'cozy contemporary square table meets rustic charm.' yes please.  there is also this lovely little video , check it. 


cuyana |
CUYANA, \ku-YAHN-uh\
Cuyana means “to love” in Quechua, the traditional language of the Andean tribes. Help us create more love in the world by only buying products you adore- those with soul, story, sustainability, and community empowerment.

i really don't have the words that will do justice to this company. part of their mission is to 'create more love in the world'... yeah. 'nuff said. and how bad do you want to pack up this little weekend bag and head on a road trip. or to a small little island, or a cabin in the woods. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

simple, yeah?

simple song | 

well this is just a simple song,
to say what you done.
i told you 'bout all those fears,
and away they did run.
you sure must be strong,
and you feel like an ocean being warmed by the sun.

got out of class this morning to this text from my sister-
yoga is a global art.
yoga works on your conscience.
works on your senses.
works on your flesh.
works on your organs of perception.

it's simple. it's not complicated. whatever it is that fills you up, let it fill you up. let it work you. let it work stuff out. let it feel good. yeah? 

Friday, January 4, 2013


| fusion yoga |
"good yoga. what is good yoga? a calming experience? a killer workout? a yoking of people together in time and space to focus on the present? what drives these things together to drive something fundamentally addicting? something people take time away from other things, people and activities to experience? fusion. every experience is driven by perception, by your personal past and mentalility's impact on how you feel about your experience. no one can control that and no two people can feel the same way about a situation.

what can be controlled is the types of stimuli that go into an experience.
honest teachers
a real practice
a fiercely caring community

these are the things that come together. they fuse together to create the experience where you can barely remember your name afterwards, and you don't care because it feels so good."
- wise words, sam smith