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Etta + Billie Events: Winter 2018

Etta + Billie will be busy this November and December with lots of upcoming fairs and events! Whether you’re in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or somewhere in between; you’ll be able to come check us out along with a number of other makers, food vendors, DJs, and more.

Renegade San Francisco

Renegade San Francisco: Since 2008, Renegade SF has been working to bring together Bay Area artists in a fun and creative setting. This year, the event will be taking place on November 10-11 from 11am to 5pm at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. Bring your friends and come shop for handcrafted goods, shake your groove thang to live DJs, learn a new skill at one of the event’s workshops, or visit the various exceptional food trucks when you get hungry. Check out E+B at booth #114!

Details
Renegade San Francisco
November 10-11 from 11am-5pm
2 Marina Blvd #260, San Francisco, CA 94123

West Coast Craft

West Coast Craft: This winter’s WCC is taking place on November 17-18 from 10am to 6pm at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Located on the scenic SF waterfront, this free event brings together artists, makers, and other craftspeople to showcase their work. Come to browse, shop, and spend the day viewing unique work (and don’t forget to visit the E+B booth #G29)!

Details
West Coast Craft
November 17-18 from 10am-6pm
2 Marina Blvd #260, San Francisco, CA 94123

Bob Cut Holiday Gift Pop Up Shop

Bob Cut Holiday Gift Pop Up Shop: Have you ever wished your favorite online holiday gift guide suddenly became a shop for you to do all your holiday shopping in one place? Bob Cut, a local lifestyle magazine, is making your wish come true by bringing you a real life pop-up version of their holiday gift guide! Showcasing 10 artists, craftspeople, and makers; this pop-up shop will provide you with a great opportunity to buy unique gifts for loved one, get to learn more about who made them, and learn a bit about the shops.

Details
Bob Cut Holiday Gift Pop Up Shop
December 7-16 from 11am-6:30pm
1306 12th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94122

Renegade Los Angeles

Renegade Los Angeles: Etta + Billie will also be part of a group booth at this year’s Renegade LA, sponsored by Madewell, called Hometown Heroes. Renegade has been hosting fairs in LA since 2009, and this year’s event is gearing up to be a fantastic display of makers, shakers, foodies, and more! Come check it out on December 8-9 from 11am to 5pm at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

Details
Renegade Los Angeles
December 8-9 from 11am-5pm
1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Heath Make Food Market

Heath Make Good Market: The second annual Make Good Market, taking place at the Heath Ceramics Tile Factory, is a celebration of people, places, processes, and makers displaying their craft. Full of interactive crafts, food, and other fun; you’ll be sure to want to visit this event on December 8-9.

Details
Heath Make Good Market
December 8-9 from 10am-5pm (10am-3pm on Sunday)
2900 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

SFMade Holiday Gift Fair

SFMade Holiday Fair: This fair—at the California College of the Arts on December 16 from 11am to 5pm—is a great opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done and even buy a few things for yourself! With over 50 vendors, this event is your one-stop-shop for gourmet food, wine, jewelry, handbags, housewares, body care products, apparel, toys, holiday decorations, and more.

Details
SFMade Holiday Fair
December 16 from 11am-5pm
The Nave, 1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107

Etta + Billie Events: SF Made Week!

Etta Billie SF Made Week City Hall Pop Up

Etta + Billie is taking a break from Summer events this year so we are packing them in for SF Made Week! You can shop local maker goods just in time for Mother’s Day. 😉

SF Made City Hall Pop Up
Tuesday, May 8th | 11am – 6pm
San Francisco City Hall

Shop limited edition Spring/Summer goods and special gift sets!

Aplat Open Studio + Special Guest Demos + Factory  Sample Sale
Wednesday, May 9th |  4pm – 8pm
Yosemite Place – 1777 Yosemite Ave SF 

Special guest speakers: Blisshaus – how to live a zero waste lifestyle + Zai Divecha – the art of folding origami

Shop Mother’s Day Aplat Gift Bundles filled with: 
Etta+Billie and Recchiuti Confections and Good Eggs

Happy 9th Business Birthday Etta + Billie! Part 3

Ette + Billie Happy Birthday

It’s the last installment of this birthday blog series! Here’s a look at the last three years, which have been some of the most intense but also most exciting at E+B. Missed the early years? You can read all about those here and here.

I am always striving to do things better, add more products that our customers want, and create a  connected community of E+B fans so I’d love to hear your thoughts! Got a product you’d love for us to make? Ideas about how you’d like to see your shipments come to you? I want to know about it. Please share your thoughts here.

BIGGER AND BETTER!

2015

My first speaking engagement! Shared all my tips for creating collaborations with other business owners on Indie Cruise!
E+B Indie Cruise 2015

Our first appearance in VOGUE! Including a very youthful looking headshot of me.

A full-page spread featuring me making soap in the E+B studio in the San Francisco Chronicle as part of a piece on local makers

Kiva Zip Campaign was a huge success and my community helped me raise $5,000 in 8 days! Amazing.

2016

First out of state Trade Show – Axis at Capsule in NYC.

Etta + Billie at Axis by Capsule in NYC

Launched an amazing collaboration with Heath Ceramics!

photo by Jeffery Cross.

Realized a long time business goal by offering health insurance to my employees.

Etta + Billie offers health insurance to employees

First Appearance on TV! I represented assorted small businesses as part of a KTVU segment on shopping small for the holidays.

E+B First TV Appearance KTVU

Donated over $1700 in three months to various charities as part of our Move Forward campaign.

Launched our first new product in 3 years – the liquid soap!

2017

Add the third employee to our team and 2 summer interns!  We are packed like sardines in my 750 sq ft studio.

Etta + Billie is super packed!

First attendance of the biggest gift show in the country –  NY NOW with creative collective Join Design.

E+B at NY Now with Join Design

Worked with Woods Beer Co on one of my favorite collaborations, they came to the studio and made soap and we went to the brewery and made beer!

Etta + Billie Woods Beer Co Collab

Donated over $3000 to charity as part of our philanthropic efforts.

Launched our room + body sprays!

Etta + Billie Room + Body Sprays Launch

Now!

2018

What’s happening this year? Well, we added an additional 1100 sq ft of studio space so we have plenty of room for some new E+B goodies! Stay tuned!

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Etta + Billie Events: Third Annual Studio Sale!

Third Annual Studio Sale

The Etta + Billie Studio will be open on October 28th for our annual sale! Come by to see the studio and check out the other artists in the building including Public Glass, Charlotte K, and Spark Ceramics (it’s Art Spans Open Studios). Highlights of the studio sale include discounted “seconds” of various soaps, lotions, oils, and other products, a small selection of mystery soap bags, and there may just be a soap demo! Treats + beverages will be available so you can sip and snack while you browse.

We’re also partnering up with the brilliant Shujan Bertrand creator of Aplat (a beautiful line of culinary totes), who will also be hosting a sample sale on Saturday, to do a giveaway! You’ll have the chance to win an Aplat tote (just in time for the holidays!) along with some luscious  E+B goodies to fill it with. To participate, come to the studio sale, grab a giveaway card from either studio, visit both studios and be sure to get a signature or stamp on your card.  Turn it in at either studio and don’t forget to include your contact info!  We’ll pick a random card from all the entries on Tuesday, October 31!

This year, we’ll be donating 10% of sales to the Redwood Credit Union Fire Relief Fund. Hope to see you there! 

Highlights

Mystery Soap Bags

Seconds Sale

Treats + Beverages

Peek inside the E+B studio

10% of Sales Donated to victims of the #Calfires

Details

Etta + Billie Third Annual Studio Sale

October 28th from 11am – 4pm

1777 Yosemite Ave, Suite 55, San Francisco, CA 

What are seconds? For us, they are products that didn’t meet our QC standards whether it’s a funky label or slight discoloration.

Etta + Billie Holiday Events 2016

We’ve got all sorts of ways to shop with Etta + Billie this month and next month. If you’re in SF, you can catch us at one of four holiday shows (we’ll have new scents and some new products launching at each along with special show only pricing), plus a show in LA in December for all you SoCal fans. Can’t make it to one of the events to shop? Not to worry, you can always order online (be sure to sign up for our newsletter because we’ve got something really special planned for the end of the month). Hope to see you at one of these events!

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We’re booth H27 (toward the back of Fort Mason on the farthest right hand aisle).
November 12 + 13
West Coast Craft
Fort Mason | SF
11 am  – 6 pm | Free

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Booth #99, 1/4 of the way down the center aisle next to our friends Lemon Bird Preserves.
November 19 + 20
Renegade Craft Fair
Fort Mason | SF
11 am – 6pm | Free

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Definitely going to be better than standing in line at a big box retailer on black Friday.
November 26 + 27
SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium
Pier 70 | SF
11 am – 5pm | Free

rcf-la-winter-2016Booth #41, near the giant xmas tree and right next to our friends Lemon Bird Preserves.

December 10th + 11th
Renegade Craft Fair
Grand Park | LA
10 am – 5 pm | Free

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Booth #6 in the main gallery area.

December 18th
SF Made Holiday Fair
California College of Art | 111 8th Street | SF
10 am – 5 pm | Free

Makers Gonna Make: Grapefruit Cardamom Rose Cooler Recipe

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This recipe combines two of my favorite flavors (grapefruit and cardamom) together in one cooling, sweet and tart beverage. Perfect for warm days. I’ve been a grapefruit lover for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I’d always asked my grandma Etta for half a grapefruit for breakfast (no sugar) cut just the right way (Etta was the only one who knew how to do it correctly) so that I could scoop out the flesh and create  “grapefruit soup”. It’s still my favorite way to eat a grapefruit. I developed a deep love of cardamom while exploring the world of soapmaking. It’s spicy, herbal, sweet notes are incredible in both desserts and savory items. Plus, it blends beautifully with citrus and most stone fruit.

I brought these two lovely scents together in the Grapefruit Cardamom line of products at Etta + Billie 7 years ago and I’m still obsessed. Which is how I came up with the recipe for this Grapefruit Cardamom Rose Cooler. Check out the video I made for the recipe with written directions below.

Ingredients

  • ¼ – ½ tsp rose water (this is surprisingly flavorful so start with a little and increase as desired)
  • ¼ tsp or more cardamom
  • ½ – 1 whole peeled pink grapefruit
  • 1 cup of Water
  • Ice

Tools
blender, measuring spoons, a glass

Let’s do it!

  1. Add half grapefruit in the blender
  2. Put ¼ teaspoon of rosewater
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom
  4. Toss in 4 or 5 ice cubes
  5. Pour in a cup of water
  6. Blend until obtain a silky smooth (I have blendtec and set it to fresh fruit or smoothie mode)
  7. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

 

 

Event Alert: Etta + Billie Pop Up at Topo Designs San Francisco

Etta + Billie Farm to Bottle Bath + Body for Lovers of Food and Community

I’m spending the next few days prepping for a pop up at Topo Designs in San Francisco on Thursday as part of their A-Frame Series where they highlight local makers. If you’ve never heard of Topo, they discover and curate high quality American made goods with a hip outdoorsy vibe. I’ve got my eye on a few of their flannel shirts (I’m a sucker for a good button up). I’m so excited to be in their space with the delicious Fort Point Brewery (I love a good craft beer). Stop by for some soap, a beer and maybe a new backpack, cause, it will almost be Friday, so you should treat yourself.

Thursday, August 18th from 6pm – 8pm

Topo Designs
645 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

You can RSVP here at Topo’s facebook page.

Etta + Billie Holiday Gift Guide for Renegade San Francisco

Etta + Billie Gift Guide Renegade HolidaySome of my top gift guide picks from Renegade San Francisco coming up November 21 + 22nd (more details below)

Clockwise from top left:

  • Kendra Renee Pyramid Studs | $575 | The perfect amount of bling and edginess in one gorgeous pair of earrings. 14K gold and white Topaz. This are on my pretty pretty please wish list.
  • Selflesh Universe Within Print | $40 | One of my longtime favorite artists I discovered on Etsy. I cannot wait to see her work in person. I have a thing for anatomical hearts.
  • Shapes & Colors Maze Wristlet Clutch | $38 | I love Samantha’s sense of modern design and this little clutch is functional and stylish way to keep credit cards, cash and id handy when out and about.
  • Margin Om Seed Sound Print | $40 | Visual representation of vocal sound and absolutely beautiful from the makers of my favorite calendar.
  • Amanda Hunt Dusk Necklace | $106 | I’m obsessed with all of Amanda Hunt’s designs and I’m loving the way this necklace is layered with her other pieces. Ethereal yet modern.
  • Spicer Bags Big Booth Tote | $118 | Made in San Francisco by fellow SF Made member Sarah Gemmell. These bags are built to last and they look pretty stylish. Great for heading to the farmers market or as your carry on catch all.
  • Unurth Carved Planter | $58 | Jen at Unurth has an incredible design sense, mixing textures and colors reminiscent of under sea worlds and lunar landscapes. Plus they feel pretty good. One of my absolute favs.

Renegade Craft Show
November 21 + 22 | 11 am – 6 pm
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco

Where You Should Shop This Weekend in San Francisco

WCC Show Event Etta + Billie BlogWest Coast Craft is happening this weekend in San Francisco. The show features over 250 makers from all across the Western US. You’ll find unique and highly curated items perfecting for gifting others or yourself (hey, we won’t judge). Come by and check out some of the incredible smelling items we’ve cooked up for the winter season.

xo
The Soap Maven

10 Things I’m Coveting from Renegade Craft Fair

Renegade Craft Fair is the hub new and sought after handmade products from across the country. However, finding the most beautifully curated pieces among thousands on display can be overwhelming at the best of times (especially when surrounded by 1,000s of other shoppers). Not to worry! I’ve put together a little guide to some of my favorite items for this weekend’s Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco.

Here are some of my favorite style pieces from Renegade Crafters. Why? I can wear any of these items at any time. Each piece is unique with a touch of attitude.
Renegade Picks  Part I1. Matters of Delight Arcus Cuff
2. Munie Essential Carry Messenger Bag
3. 3rd Season Shift Dress
4. Astrid Endeavor Bib Necklace
5. Kendra Renee Jewelry Tiny Facet Gold Studs 

For a foodie like me, Renegade has a plethora of fabulous items for the home – sweet to savory, modern to traditional. Everything is kitchen and table worthy, of course.

6. Lemonbird Preserves Rhubarb and Oro Blanco Grapefruit Jam
7. Nell & Mary Chambray Tea Towel
8. Nosh This Salt + Pepper Caramel
9. Drywell Art Old Fashioned Cocktail Print
10. Sven Ceramics Blue Mug

Did we fail to name any of your Renegade favs? If so, post links to your favorite items below AND check out our Renegade Pinterest page for more of my top picks.

Renegade Craft Fair
July 18 + 19
11 am – 6 pm
Fort Mason, San Francisco
Free to attend!