Journal



Moroccan Beef Stew Recipe | Dark Horse Organics

A huge thank you to our friends at Dark Horse Organics for consistently giving us healthy ways to improve our pantry, nourish deep, and live a vibrant life through food and cooking.Ingredients:1.5 lbs top sirloin chopped into big cubes½ yellow onion diced1 zucchini chopped 3 carrots chopped2 celery stalks chopped⅓ stick butter1 cup white wine 2 inches ginger micro planed1 garlic micro planed3 C spring water 2 C beef broth1 t DH umami bouillon1 box pome finely chopped tomato1 T tomato paste1 laurel leafBouquet garni of parsley leaf, thyme, oregano and one piece leek6 mint leaves1 T preserved lemon finely diced for garnish2 bojita olives diced m for garnish 1 T cilantro leaves for garnish 6 T below spice mixSpice...

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Boketto Moment with Elizabeth Thomas of Elizabeth Eats

I remember meeting Elizabeth for the first time when her and a friend drove down from Virginia Beach for facials. Elizabeth's bright smile, shining hair, and sweet demeanor brought light into the shop— and she continues to do so every time she graces us with a visit. Don't be fooled by her youth, Elizabeth is a business-minded entrepreneur at Virginia Tech who is well into her wellness journey, recently having launched her nut-butter company, Elizabeth Eats. Elizabeth has truly found her niche, making a healthy and active lifestyle fun and accessible for all. We wouldn't be surprised to find Elizabeth in the footsteps of other health gurus, as she reminds us of Rachelle Robinett and the girls behind LAKA Living!...

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Thoughtful Indulgence | Sake

In the spirit of our upcoming event with Accoutre, an aesthetically driven home-wares boutique in Scott’s Addition, I took the time to do some research on the national drink of Japan—sake. 

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Boketto Moment with Krystle Simms of Poppykock

What an honor it is to be featuring this lovely human today. Getting to know Krystle has been a joy — from planning special pop-ups at Chairlift to dining with her at Metzger Bar & Butchery, it is her floral biz, Poppykock, that completely enamors us. 

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Thoughtful Indulgence | A Natural Wine Guide

Summertime rituals grow to become defined by the act of sharing, winding down, and letting go in the company of loved ones. As someone who loves the ritual of relaxation and strives to incorporate balance into my wellness routine, a favorite way to indulge is through natural wine.

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Memorial Day Edition

This Memorial Day weekend, you may be doing everything or nothing. When curating some of our top picks for your perusal, we considered a variety of occasions that accompany this long and typically hot kickoff to summer.

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Rituals Inspired by the Scents of Spring

Today on The Journal, we’re highlighting some of our favorite scents that remind of us of warmer, longer days spent in nature and the rituals inspired by them. This variety scents can be found in products throughout our apothecary to help awaken, enliven, energize, or simply support ease.

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Chocolate Chaga Shroom Shake

With warmer temperatures showing their face, we’ve been craving more chilled morning lattes and energizing shakes to re-hydrate and balance the onset of excessive heat in the body.

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Sexual Ecology with Lydia Rose of Wild + Vibrant

Lydia Rose, creator of wild + vibrant, is a maker, intuitive herbalist, and sexual health creator based in Minneapolis. Inspired by Western and Ayurvedic aromatherapy and herbalism, she delights in using herbal care for sexual empowerment and health as well as ceremony and ritual.

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Ritual: Oil Cleanse

Lipids dissolve lipids, thus to best cleanse your skin of excess sebum, dirt, and other grime, you want to use an oil. It may seem counter intuitive, especially to those who still cringe at the thought of using a moisturizer on blemish-prone skin, but fats are your friend!

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Ritual: Dry Brush

Your lymphatic system is responsible for removing the waste from your cells and blood but unlike your cardiovascular system, it has no pump! queue the dry brush—an incredibly powerful tool to boost your immune system, tighten and tone your skin, and promote lymphatic drainage.

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Supporting A Healthy Microbiome

The microbiome is the heart of our gut, in which case maintaining a healthy environment is crucial in supporting and protecting proper digestion, nutrient absorption, hormone balance, immunity, mood, sleep and a million other interactions within our bodies.

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Sexy Little Self Pleasures + A Daily Love Tonic

Looking to indulge yourself or your loved one this Valentine’s Day? We’ve curated a special lineup of some sexy little self pleasures to get you in the mood — for intimacy, for unwinding, for sleep, for a spa-like experience at home, for whatever you’d like.

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Boketto Moment with Jennifer Sun of Sun For Soul

Jennifer Sun is here to shed some of that light on the inspiration and philosophy behind Sun, how she envisions the company contributing to the evolution of plant medicine and the future of wellness, and the people, places, things and experiences that help to nurture her creativity along the way.

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The Traveling Apothecary

Deciding what and how much to pack for the shortest or longest travel itineraries can be a frenzy of a process, especially when everything feels important and necessary. 

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Marie Kondo Your Pantry

We applied the Marie Kondo method to our pantry upon the New Year and did some much needed reorganizing, minimizing and re-evaluating of what feels most essential to occupying shelf and refrigerator space.

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A Local Recipe Curation | Cocktails + Hot Sauce

We feel lucky to know some pretty phenomenal local chefs and bartenders that are always up for a creative pursuit when it comes to crafting unique and thoughtful recipes using our pantry items.  rose gold honey to probiotic vinaigrette and just date syrup, we’ve tasted some pretty epic beverages and treats and leave you with a couple more to add to your post-holiday (or continued festivities) lineup. Tim Quinn, local bartender at the new restaurant Aloi in Scott’s Addition, has been a fan of our bitters for quite some time — forever experimenting with them to craft seasonal cocktails for special events at Boketto. Featured on Aloi’s cocktail menu is the Mindful Martinez, an elevated version of a classic incorporating...

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