The Annual Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival will be on the weekend of August 16th, 17th and 18th this year. We will feature three distinct Trunk Shows at LPO and SlowCoast for you to enjoy when you come into town for your fun and arts. We will be featuring 3 Artisans.
Dorothy Wood of Apocalyptic Apothecary
Jacqueline Bain of Qi Flowers
Shonti Burke of The Hens
Each of our anchor artists will bring their special offerings over the course of the weekend.
Dorothy will be bringing her hand dyed silk scarves and we carry her herbal salves, popular lip balms, hydrosols, tinctures and poison oak rash spray. Stop by on Friday and Saturday to meet her and shop her line of herbal products. She will be offering herbal consulting appointments so check out how you can get signed up to connect with her.
Jacqueline will be bringing her flower essences QiFlower and she will be available for consultations on site for Saturday. Stop by to say hello, meet Jacqueline and shop her line of beautiful flower essences.
Shonti will be in the house on Sunday with her Hens Trunk Show of Farm Shirts, Pretty Line of Vintage and some Vintage surprises. Come Shop her one day Trunk Show from 11 to 5.
We'll have some of our Premium Gift Boxes this weekend at LPO for Back To School Comfort Send Offs, Holiday Preview, and Autumn Coziness.
Hope you will be able to join us and show your support for all of our artists.
Simple and Easy Ritual to Care for your skin during a busy holiday season:
What: Angel Glow Serum
When:Morning and Night
How: Soft Organic Washcloth: Run Warm Water over your washcloth and add some sensitive skin face wash. Lightly clean face, decolletage, neck, under breasts, under arms. Follow with 30ml Rose Water: Lightly Spritz onto your face, and pat with a clean fresh organic cotton ball.
Finish with a couple pumps of the 120ml Angel Glow Serum in the palm of your hand, apply gently massaging into your face, neck, decolletage, under breasts, under arms. I finish by applying to back of my hands and up my arms.
Truly sets my mood for a great day, as I feel a glow from within, and beauty from within.
At Night it does the same thing for me, by relaxing me for a good night's rest.
Summer came and went, and now we are deep into autumn and the holiday season is upon us. I found chantrelles in New Leaf Westside yesterday! They are from Washington State because we have not had rain here so we don't yet have any. Here is my first meal this season with them...enjoy~
Chantrelle Sugar Pea Summer Squash Omelette
Small Handful of Chantrelle Mushrooms, diced
4 Sugar Peas, diced with ends cut off
One Small Summer Squash thinly sliced
Two Eggs Whisked
Two Tablespoons Butter (Kerry Gold)
Saffron To Taste
Green Onion Cheddar from Wisconsin
In a seasoned Cast Iron Skillet melt butter on a low heat.
add in your chantrelles, peas and squash. cook on low heat until done.
Add in Whisked Eggs, top w saffron and skinny slices of green onion cheddar.
Turn off heat after top of eggs begin to cook.
Serve with Roasted Rosemary Thyme Chicken Breast and Quince Membrillo
A sweet morning wake up~
Harvest in the Big LPO Scent Garden in Davenport~ & Special Scent Journey in the Summer Studio in Pescadero
Inspired to Bring Some of My Favourites to you this week. I hope you will join me on Thursday Afternoon and Evening in Pescadero. Happenings include the weekly farmer's market, our Slowcoast Store will be stocked up with local honey, The Pescadero Flowery has beautiful floral fresh bouquets and we will be featuring new products from the current harvest which is ongoing. Here are some more details. The above photo is a glimpse of this week in progress. Ask about holiday specials we are already planning.
Botanicals Being Harvested This Week:
_African Blue Basil
-Purple Statice Flower Everlasting Bouquets
New Products this week in the summer studio in Pescadero:
-Lavendar Dream Pillows
-Restock of all Herbal Teas
-Lingerie Drawer Sachets
-Gift Spice Jars
Parfums Being Featured This Week in the Summer Studio in Pescadero:
-Dirty Sexy Love
-Coastal Woods Solid Parfum
-Abra Ca Da Bra
Culinary Sea Salts Featured This Season:
-Floral Sea Salt~Lavendar, Calendula, Chamomile
-Mushroom Sea Salt~Chantrelle, Trumpet, Porcini
Antique and Vintage Perfume Bottles, Jewels & Accessories
-Dinner Rings, Pearl Necklaces and much more.
Herbal Shoe Sachets
-Keep Shoes Smelling Great in Between Wearings~anti fungal, anti bacterial
Treat Yourself to a Private Perfume Consultation, a Scent Journey for you and a few friends, and Schedule an Offsite for your Team to Learn How to Build a Perfume.
Summer Studio is open Thursday from 3 to 7pm, Sunday all day and by appt.
Luxurious Solutions in our Lives~
When we launch our LPO Pop Up Store for Summer in Pescadero one of our focuses will be our solutions for deep rejuvenation. We'll have some of our best formulas for soothing deep sleep, dreams and rest.
Here is an article that discusses sleep, suggesting that new thinking is that 8.5 hrs a night is the standard rest needed. It goes into circadian rhythms, whether you are a morning lark or a night owl, and so much more.
Read it here: https://qz.com/1301123/why-eight-hours-a-night-isnt-enough-according-to-a-leading-sleep-scientist/
We'll open on Thursday 3pm on Summer Solstice. in Pescadero.
:) Looking forward to sharing our collections.
The History of Swanton - As told by Al Smith, July, 1990Indian Days
Most of the Indian activity of the Central California Ohlone Tribe took place in the canyon or valley to the north, Waddell Creek, which runs east and west and has a greater beach area. Some evidence such as shell piles and grinding stones, show that the Scott Creek area was visited also.
Mexican Land GrantOn November 2, 1843, Ramon Rodriguez and Francisco Alviso were granted "a square league of land", more or less, by Manuel Micheltorena, Mexican Governor of California. It was described as running from Arroyo Puerca to the Canada de Las Trancas on south and north, to the Sierra on the east, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. On March 1, 1867, President Andrew Johnson issued a patent confirming the ownership. The grant was named Rancho Agua Puerca Y Las Trancas. With all the beautiful Spanish language to chose from, it literally means Hog Water and the Bars. Agua Puerca probably refers to the stagnant water in the stream which comes out at Davenport Landing, the original southerly boundary; and Las Trancas refers to placing poles for a gate or barrier in a narrow canyon just south of Waddell Creek. An interesting sidelight is that in the translation of the description to English, the transcriber recognized the word Sierra and left that as the northeasterly boundary instead of using "mountain ridge". Some smart lawyer could have laid claim to a strip through Modesto.
The land passed through several ownership and ended up in the hands of James Archibald, who farmed it. He arranged for a Swiss dairyman, Ambrogio Gianone, to run the dairy. Mr. Gianone built the cheese house (in 1867) and had some shipwrecked ship's carpenters build the barn (in the late 1880's) at the south end of the valley, which stands today. (Approximately one-third of the westerly end of the barn blew off in a severe storm.) Later Mr. Gianone bought the north third of the rancho, where Swanton Road crosses back over the ridge. It is known locally as Gianone Hill, and there are two families with fourth generation children living there today.
Click Here To Read More: https://spranch.calpoly.edu/mission
To all our friends and family, use PROMO CODE SUMMER at check out for 20% off this weekend through Tuesday May 29th. Those customers who purchase $50 or more after the discount will receive a GIFT with PURCHASE of a small kit of 3 samplers of new parfums. We're excited to share some beauties with you.
Last night we worked diligently to clear, clean and up the weeds in the LPO Scent Garden, to create paths that will help lead in to botanicals for harvesting and watering as well as for visitor curiosity. We've tied up some splaying beauties to keep their flowers from laying flat on the paths, making room for more veggies and flowers to be planted.
We invite you to come visit as we continue to groom the area for summer.
Serve on a June Gloom Foggy Cold Weather Afternoon or Evening:
Ingredients: one container of chicken tenders baked, and cooled. (About a pound)
Quinoa Tri-Colour Blend cooked and cooled, about a cup.
One can of coconut unsweetened milk.
One pitcher of weak tea: lemongrass, spearmint, tulsi and peppermint, chilled
6 small green onions chopped
cilantro to taste
one small group of celery stalks, chopped, and caramelized in olive oil in a large pasta pan.
one small can of green chilis, diced (or fresh)
a smidge of an organic packet of taco seasoning
3 corn off cob, sliced into the celery pot.
Add diced chicken, quinoa already cooked and cooled, coconut milk, onion all together and stir. Set aside a min.
Add weak tea to celery, onion mix once caramelized. Stir.
Add the contents of chicken mix into big pot w celery, weak tea and onion.
stir, and i use very low heat the whole time. after a bit I turn off, cover pot to finalize.
This is very good. I made with leftovers so you can change as needed.
It's sweet because of the corn and the weak tea lends some flavour and healing.
I wish I had tried this before, I loved it. I also used a small amount of black pepper and garlic powder while cooking.
If you have ordered a custom parfum in the past this is great news!
Yes, please know you can always ping me for refills.
I have your perfect scent in the PERFUME VAULT and you can order it any time.
If I don't have it in stock, I can make it. Let me know in advance of special occasions by about 6 weeks so it can mature if I need to make it.
Thanks. I have been having some really sweet requests for summer reunions, anniversaries, and weddings!
Much Love to you all as summer fast approaches!
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