What’s been shaking this January? A whole lot of good food.
The highlight of my month was our sponsorship of the 10th Annual Good Food Awards. I knew there would be fantastic, small batch artisanal food and excellent networking at every turn, but I wasn’t prepared to walk away so moved and encouraged by the speeches and founder stories imparted during the ceremony. I intuitively lean into “overcoming” narratives and so much of what was shared dovetailed with my journey.
I believe all ethical makers exist in a world of utopia, that by following our principles we can make a difference and perhaps right the ship of overconsumption.
The fact of the matter is, everything we’re doing is risky because we live to dream and that can be a difficult reality.
We’re not trying to be millionaires, we’re attempting to do what we love with integrity. It was a very special weekend connecting with folks that feel these feelings and I have a lot of new people to look up to, who are living out their dreams on a way bigger scale than Loyale and finding the road is rising up to meet them. Huzzah!
It was difficult to choose, but my favorite products over the course of events were Goat Rock Cider Company (Sebastopol), Tsar Nicoulai Caviar (Sacramento), California Fish Sauce (SF) and JEM Organics (Bend, OR).
Then it was Lunar New Year and I think most of you know I’m half Chinese, so I got to celebrate the new year twice!
With good rest and a heavy dose of inspiration from the last few weeks, I have great hopes and a refreshed source of motivation for the year ahead. I’m busy working on new items and color ways for the collection, so stay tuned!