Ooh, my favorite!

June 20, 2011, 1:34 pm
Filed under: Videos

Here’s one way to get people into the new Microsoft store in Bellevue, WA. Cute!


White Coconut Crème
June 8, 2011, 10:38 am
Filed under: Clean, Organic


White Coconut Crème tea

I came across a wonderful online resource for tea a few months ago while searching for a supplier for the restaurant. The LA-based Art of Tea hand blends each of their imported teas in small batches using organic ingredients and high-quality botanicals. The teas are some of the best I’ve had and I’m not alone either, at the restaurant we can’t keep enough in stock it seems.

I’ve had quite a few really great blends, but my absolute favorite is a white tea blended with coconut and flowers. It’s unbelievable! The crème part isn’t just part of a fluffy title either, it really does have a lovely creamy texture with a perfect balance of coconut. Look, you can see the coconut pieces! No artificial tastes or fragrances anywhere; the natural flavors are clean and real. Oh and here’s a tip, add a piece (or two) of chocolate to your tea routine with this and you’ll be in heaven. No joke, a bite of really nice chocolate after a sip will send you floating. I’m really not exaggerating, it’s that good.

Another great selling point is that white tea is the least processed of any tea variety, so you get the health benefits of green tea and more. A huge part of a clean lifestyle regimen, tea is the ultimate anti-cancer staple!

Various sizes available at Art of Tea: a tea tin serves about 25 cups for $10.99. I started small but ended up buying the 1 lb bag for $44.










Happy Friday!
June 3, 2011, 11:37 am
Filed under: Art and Design

It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend here in Seattle, so I’m planning to live up before I head into the restaurant in the evenings. My dream would be snack and sip cocktails on this outdoor dining patio (a full city block in NYC!), but I suppose I’ll find the next best thing somewhere around here. (I’m really excited for the sun.)

Hope you all have some killer weekend plans ahead of you!

[image via Architectural Digest]

Pendulum Waves
June 2, 2011, 8:31 am
Filed under: Nerd Alert, Videos

Oh my gosh this is so cool! Someone please put this to music. I don’t know, would that even work? I’m just assuming there’s some great musical patterns hidden in there somewhere.

Read more about the science behind this here.

[via LikeCool]

Shanghai Museum of Glass
June 1, 2011, 8:42 am
Filed under: Art and Design

The Museum of Glass

Did you know Shanghai is in the midst of a campaign to launch 100 museums in a decade? The Museum of Glass is the latest opening and it’s shiny-new and gorgeous. The whole concept is genius; the use of the black lacquered glass for the interior is such a creative take, rather than featuring the clear glass house most naturally envision. Read more about the project here.

[via The Cool Hunter]







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