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Santa Barbara Olive Co.

Just In, oodles of olives from famed Santa Barbara Olive Co. To serve just as they are, to garnish a drink, to use in a recipe or to eat straight out of the jar. I met just the nicest folks from this company at the Fancy Food Show awhile back, and am honored to carry & offer their amazing goods. Wrapped up as a trio, these make extra special host/hostess treats.



Sea Salt Caramel Eggs

Just In, my very favorite Easter basket treats, handmade sea salt caramel eggs. I smiled from ear to ear when these arrived at the shop the other day. 6 pieces in a box, which are terribly tough to share…



Since 1862, Ferndell Coffee

Just In, at Watson Kennedy, an American classic, organic Ferndell Coffee. In 1862, The Sprague Warner Company is formed by its 3 founding members in Chicago–Marvin, Ezra, and Albert. Soon after, the Ferndell brand is born and begins to retail coffee, tea and spices. The company thrived for the next 100+ years, was bought up by a large corporation and then shuttered in the early 1990’s. Fast forward, in 2014 the rights to Ferndell Coffee were secured and the restoration of the brand began. When on a buying trip in New York a few years back, I stayed at The Marlton hotel where they served and sold the coffee and my love for it began. To say I was pretty elated when I got to meet the new owners at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco last month would be an understatement. I could not place an order soon enough. Whole bean in the iconic tin in either the extra dark roast, Founder’s Blend, or the medium roast, Heirloom Blend. 



WK 100% Beeswax Hand Rolled Tapers 

Just In, a fresh batch of hand rolled 100% beeswax taper candles. We use these exclusively at home in all of our candlesticks, the burn super clean and drip free. Plus we really love the earthy yet elegant look of the honeycomb design. Packaged in 2’s or 4’s, they also make a stylish utilitarian gift.



Clear Bubble Glass Candlesticks at WK

Back in stock at Watson Kennedy, just the most handsome clear glass candlesticks with bubbles running throughout. Each blown batch we get is unique, but this last shipment was especially stellar. Singly or grouped en masse they are show stoppers. We have been burning tons of candles this Hawthorne stay and as I type this the big storm is just starting to hit. Like being inside a snow globe. Think an extra few candles will be lit tonight. To any of you in the path, stay safe and stay warm. Oh my, we asked for snow, and we are getting it! 



Lemon-Sultana Marmalata with Caraway & Saffron 

Just In, from award winning food purveyor Le Bon Magot aka ‘the hidden treasure’ comes this superb jar of Lemon-Sultana Marmalata with Caraway & Saffron. I could not wait to bring a jar from the shop home and give it a go. We are huge cauliflower fans in the Watson Sive household, having it in some form almost every week. Last night I cut 2 large ‘steaks’ out of the center of the head of cauliflower, keeping the core intact so the florets remained together. I then added a heaping dollop of the goodness from the jar to the top of the cauliflower steak and spread it around a bit. Then added a healthy drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and put it into a hot 400 degree oven. The mixture caramelized a bit right along with the veg, creating one seriously tasty addition nestled up to a piece of sole atop a mound of jasmine rice. The mixture would also be quite lovely straight out of the jar with a piece of cheese. The caraway and saffron giving this marmalata serious depth of flavor to whatever you end up serving it with.



Seattle Canning Co. at Watson Kennedy 

Just In, a tasty new line of treats for us from our beloved Vashon Island, by Seattle Canning Company. A maker of handmade, small batch, specialty sauces, chutneys, relishes, and pickled fresh vegetables. They preserve natural goodness one jar at a time! As we head into the busy Holiday season, lovely to have jars of things at the ready when you are hosting as well as to have handy for gifts. A person favorite, Vashon Island pickles. Oh my! Look for lots of new things being highlighted in the next two months on my daily blog posts. Not all will make it onto the Watson Kennedy website, but never fear, just give us a ring during shop hours toll-free at 1.800.991.9361 if anything catches you eye. You can also e-mail me directly too. Happy Saturday!



At Home with Dogs and Their Designers: Sharing a Stylish Life

Just In, and quite excited to share a new book by my friends Susanna Salk and Stacey Bewkes. You all might remember this chic duo from the video they produced about Hawthorne awhile back. Stacey pens the wildly popular Quintessence lifestyle blog which includes shooting the At Home with video series along with Susanna. ‘At Home with Dogs and Their Designers: Sharing a Stylish Life’ is written by Susanna and photographed by Stacey. It is the most charming book for all of us dog lovers out there. Just in time for gift giving season, I might add! From Bunny Williams to Charlotte Moss and so many creative & talented designers in-between, they share the story of their pooches–from how they first got them to stylish living tips galore. Big and small dogs of just about every breed are presented in situ, which is so fun seeing each in their visually inspired home. Really quite a gem in so many ways. We have stacks at the shops and are always more than happy to wrap them up and ship them out.



When the Wrapping Paper Matches the Card

Just In, I was so taken by these stylishly graphic papers & cards I could not wait for them to show up. Shells, whales, trees, birds–so many of my favorite things imprinted on these goods. But what I like most is the idea that the wrapped gift will match the card when given together. My thought is ditch the envelope and have the card on top wrapped right along with the gift, adding a visual twist to the entire package presentation. 



365 Lovely Thoughts

Just In, 365 Lovely Thoughts for Each Day Of The Year tablets. A big box of them arrived last week, which makes me so happy, as they are always such a hit. A quite hefty stack of paper, each page is primarily blank, just waiting for a note to be taken, with the bottom of each one containing a quote for the day. You all know how I love my quotes! Whether seen just by the note jotter, or used to write a little note to someone else, the quote will inspire.