Botanical Perfume FAQ

Botanical Perfume FAQ

With our No. 11 Botanical Perfume Oil launched, we wanted to dive a bit deeper into the details of designer and perfumer Manuela's craft. Gain additional texture on her process, and the beauty that plant-based parfum imparts on our senses and our souls. 
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Conversations with an Artist: S+M Fragrances

Conversations with an Artist: S+M Fragrances

Sense + Memories Fragrances by Manuela King explore the harmonious connection to nature and our own nature. Together we collaborated on a handcrafted botanical perfume oil, No. 11, an otherworldly gender inclusive scent to ground you in the moment and transport you to magic.
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Mixtape Volume 3: Home / Dance Melt 2020

Mixtape Volume 3: Home / Dance Melt 2020

Take a moment, or actually an hour, ten minutes and 21 seconds. This is Volume 03: Home / Dance Melt 2020. Make some space. Experience the transport, wherever that takes you with these hand-picked gems that'll be hard to deny on your living room floor!
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Grace Estrada Paintings at Poet and the Bench

Conversations with an Artist: Grace Estrada

We're excited to bring a capsule collection of Grace Estrada's framed originals, painting reproductions and block prints to the shop. Her self-described "out there" art is narrative driven and quirky in all the best ways.
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Nico van Dongen Concerning Trees of Golden Gate Park San Francisco

Concerning Trees Photography Exhibit by Nico van Dongen

"Concerning Trees" are hauntingly beautiful, ethereal photographs that celebrate trees, and a way of seeing that powerfully brings each of us to a place of magic. Come see the selected photographs from this series in person at Poet and/the Bench or view the collection online.
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Nico van Dongen Fine Art Photographer Concerning Trees

Conversations with an Artist: Nico van Dongen

Nico van Dongen's Tulipa Erotica photography series examined the sensual side of tulips–one of the most cultivated flowers in the world. His latest, Concerning Trees, is a photographic exploration of trees and vistas in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Each photograph is a combination of multiple exposures, layered as one image, producing evocative results.
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Music Mixtape Home / Night with DJ Pelau x Poet and the Bench

Mixtape Volume 2: Home / Night + Our Designers Hygge Your Home

Plunge into this deep abyss of edits, remixes and galactic-delights that hover best after the sun has long disappeared. At. Night. It's definitely one of the smoothest, moonlit, 'mind-altering' journeys you'll musically experience with that special someone – even if that means, yourself. 
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Spice Tribe Trent Blodgett Conversations with an Artist

Conversations with an Artist: Trent Blodgett of Spice Tribe

A passionate foodie who grew up in both the family kitchen and as a professional in restaurants, Spice Tribe, gourmet spice blends and single origin spices, has its roots in the highest quality sustainable ingredients, flavors that celebrate vibrant cultures, and a giving back mission.
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Spice Tribe Chile Box with California Love Chili Peppers

Spice Tribe Gourmet Spice Blends Recipes: Chile Box

Get your palates ready for these easy and delicious recipes that use the spices in the Spice Tribe Chile Box now in our Ethical Pantry
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Cru Chocolate Cacao Founder Karla McNeil-Rueda

Conversations with an Artist: Cru Chocolate

Cru Chocolate comes to us with a likeminded philosophy, sophisticated approach to cacao and beautiful sense of being grounded in tradition. A perfect fit with our Ethical Pantry curation and a great chocolate story because it feeds our taste buds as much as it does our good moods. 

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Jewelry Designer Jeffrey Levin and Curator Bonnie Powers | Founders of Lifestyle Art, Jewelry and Design Shop | Poet and the Bench

Small Business Survival of a Pandemic

Enjoy Mill Valley, our local Chamber of Commerce, asked us how we're doing. They wanted to know some answers to a few prompts and in our reflection, we realized we're doing a lot, and doing a lot right in order to survive the changes. Help us by supporting local, small businesses!
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Natasha Garrett | Roam Vintage | Orfeo Jewelry

Conversations with an Artist: Natasha Zoe Garrett of Roam Vintage

We are honored to carry Natasha's Orfeo Jewelry from her Roam Vintage collection, as much because of her integrity, talent, and celebration of black and brown voices, as our multigenerational friendship with her family. 
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