July 6, 2014
July means picnics, ice cream, and produce-centric cooking, but you shouldn't settle for any average version of this terrific trio. We've curated this month's tastiest finds including sustainable (but still festive) picnic place settings and unbreakable wine glasses to match, a must-try cake batter ice cream, and a seasonally focused cookbook that's filled with dynamic dishes from around the globe...
I'm a complete klutz, especially when it comes to glass, but these Lifefactory wineglasses, complete with grippy sleeves, would keep accidents at bay, especially while sipping outdoors.
June 30, 2014
I’ve always been a HUGE fan of LifeFactory!
I exclusively use their silicone sleeved glass water bottles for years and I’m super excited that they now have wine glasses and glass food containers! Quality, sturdy, glass containers with bpa free silicone sleeves makes for some great looking food storage and drinking glasses!
And one lucky winner will win a set of Lifefactory food storage containers!
June 20, 2014
Before you take another sip out of a plastic water bottle, Sausalito resident Daren Joy wants you to switch to a glass one. Preferably, one he's designed.
Joy, who as a residential architect for 25 years won two prestigious Metropolitan Home Magazine Home of the Year contests and who is rebranding Yahoo's global work places, has become an expert on them.
Seven years ago, he cofounded Lifefactory, a product design company in Sausalito that now employs 18 full-time staffers and sells more than a million colorful bottles a year in all 50 states and in 20 countries.
"The basic intention of the company is to produce safe and healthy products and bring a smile to people faces," he says...
June 11, 2014
It is looking to be a big year for one of my favorite great outdoors-celebrating annual events, an event that, although technically geared toward the elementary school set, remind us that we're never too old to ditch the iPad on the bedside table, give the AC a breather, and head outdoors to sleep underneath a glorious, starlit suburban sky ...
Below, you'll find 14 Mother Nature-approved — and I'd like to think Phyllis Nefler-approved — backyard camping essentials... All are worth taking along with you on the arduous journey from your bedroom to your backyard camp site.
June 6, 2014
If you're into Lifefactory's BPA-free glass bottles, you're going to flip for these tempered glass food storage containers. I love that they offer three different sizes to suit my snack or lunchtime needs — one-cup, two-cup, or four-cup sizes, with their signature silicone sleeve for nonslip grip and protection. The silicone button tabs keep the lids secure, and these babies are dishwasher-, oven-, microwave-, and freezer-safe! And because they're glass, they're durable and stain-resistant, and I love that I can see what foods are in them...