SHOP | Bradley Mountain
Based out of San Diego, Bradley Mountain has a goal to bring adventure to your everyday. Their products aim to branch out of the campsite and off the forest path, stepping into your daily routine with durability and functionality. Although they have a wide range of products, from jackets to wallets to pins and patches, their bags are where it all started. The company began with a group of six, crafting handmade bags that they still offer to this day and whose timeless design they stand behind. So much so that they'll repair their bags for free. Buy one from them and know that you're investing in quality - something we understand the importance of and stand behind.
DRINK | Greater Goods Coffee Co.
Most of us start our day off with a cup of coffee, and knowing the beans you're using are going the extra mile can make a big difference. Greater Goods Coffee Co. sources from sustainable growers and they result in a quality cup of coffee, which already makes us feel good about supporting them...but they don't stop there. With every bag you buy from them, they make a donation to one of their local Texas charities. If you're looking to explore new blends, check out their Brew Club for subscriptions that fit your schedule and tastes. Looking to step up your game and be an at-home barista? They also offer classes and certifications, so you can impress your family or just treat yourself to the best pour.
ADMIRE | Deborah Segun
Cubist meets abstract, Deborah Segun's work ranges from playful paintings bathed in color to detailed and unconventional pieces that easily draw you in. Distorted, displaced and altogether dazzling, when you see her piece titled Self Discovery next to her brightly colored Secret Admirer and then take a peek at Praying Woman, you'll admire and quickly acknowledge her ability to jump from one style to the next depending on her personal experience and where she was at the time of creating each work of art. We still haven't been able to pick a favorite.
LISTEN | Wind Of Change
Maybe you've heard it. "The future's in the air, I can feel it everywhere, blowing with the wind of change." The Scorpion's song Wind of Change was released in 1990, a hard rock ballad that seemed to celebrate revolution and cultural change just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Fast forward to the modern day, and a journalist, Patrick Radden Keefe, hearing that the CIA might be the ones behind the lyrics. He dives deep into it's origins and tries to find out who really wrote this song and why. Maybe it was the CIA...maybe that's just a rumor. You'll have to listen to the podcast to find out more.
We all have a lot running through our minds during the day, and sometimes that doesn't stop at night. We've tried plenty of sleepy time teas to wind down, and Goodnight Darling Co. stands far above the rest. Their Fade to Black blend is made up of natural, healthy ingredients (clove, catnip, passionflower, lavender, pink rose petals, and Valerian root), and is an easy way to soothe, settle down and get the rest we need to take on tomorrow. They also offer a sample pack that includes not only Fade to Black, but their Sleeping Beaute along with their Relax and Chill blends. Get your much-needed sleep and rest easy knowing you achieved it with all-natural ingredients.
Whether we know someone personally affected or we have seen the images on the news, the wildfire's devastation has reached far beyond the West Coast. No matter how far away you might be (or how close) you can make a huge difference in the lives of those who have lost so much to this disaster. The American Red Cross is here when we're not sure at times how we can help. Donate, volunteer, and learn how to stay safe. No matter how far away we may be at this time, we're all in this together, and the Red Cross is another way to unite us when we need it the most.