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Five product recommendations by Chris Crawford, founder of Tart Vinegar.
Tart Vinegar is a raw small batch vinegar producer in Brooklyn, New York. The Tart Vinegar flavors are exceptional. I suggest trying Lavender Vinegar or Kombu Vinegar. Ahhh, and Marigold Vinegar also sounds excellent. Haha. And if you work from home alone as I do, Chris sent us a few Real Life Radio recommendations. I love KEXP, but WFMU and WNYC also are brilliant.
It is a small non-profit publisher that curates a selection of world classic and contemporary authors. I have a subscription and look forward to each delivery. A diverse range of beautiful books fit perfectly in your bag and make wonderful gifts to pass on to friends. The kids’ selections are just as special, and I enjoy reading them with my son as much as the novels.
I am weird about smells and have never found a soap I love as much. It truly is a divine product and makes a simple task like washing my hands feel special. My son has eczema, so we love how gentle it is on his hands plus, I can always tell when he actually did wash his hands by smelling them. That’s weird, huh?
Ginny Sims Ceramics
It’s functional art. Everything she makes is gold.
Sometimes you hold something in your hands, and you can instantly feel how special it is. Every detail was thoughtfully constructed, and in the absolute best-case scenario, you get to put it in your mouth and eat it. Then it’s gone. Just a memory, but a special one.
It is a small brand based in Portland, Oregon. I have been obsessed with it for over 18 years. Known at first for handmade one-of-a-kind dresses, but now Kate does more day-to-day pieces. Shapes seem simple or traditional, but every piece I own is so well crafted and intentional in color and fabric, and they all get better with wear and washing. All I can say is when I put on her clothes to leave my house, it’s effortless, and I feel like an adult with a morning routine and a clean house.