PRODUCT: World Centric Paper Straws (The Best Paper Straws!)

From ancient times, man has used drinking straws. Here’s the history of the drinking straw, dating back to Sumeria. The modern drinking straw, made of paper, debuted in 1888, ultimately coated in wax so it would hold up longer before getting mushy. But mushy it did get, losing its shape when saturated with liquid. The…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Lover’s Leap Tea

[1] Lover’s Leap, a blend of superior black teas with rose and chamomile petals, is available in both loose tea and tea bags (both photos © Steven Smith Teamaker). [2] Lover’s Leap Tea, nicely boxed.   Lover’s Leap Tea is a limited edition for Valentine’s Day, created by our favorite tea emporium, Steven Smith Teamaker.…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Wonder Melon Watermelon Drink

[1] Wonder Melon watermelon juice in two flavors (all photos © Wonder Melon). [2] Enjoy a glass of straight juice, or blended into a smoothie. [3] Make Watermelon Margaritas (photo from Wonder Melon | Facebook).   Some 10 years ago, a California company called Sundia sold the most delicious pure watermelon juice. Alas, they got…
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STOCKING STUFFER: Zoku Jumbo Ice Cube Molds

[1] Zoku’s Iceberg ice cubes (both photos © Zoku). [2] The classic jumbo sphere ice cube.   If you’re planning to gift a bottle of spirits, how about snazzy jumbo ice cube molds from Zoku? They create cubes that melt so slowly, they won’t dilute the drink. Jumbo ice cubes have been around for a…
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