happy holidays :)
sharing a few giftable items from small businesses I love!
Hi friends, 
A personal note from me as we round out the year. 
I recently moved back to the east coast after nearly a decade of living in SF. 
As I cozy up to winter temps for the first time in a while, True Grace’s myco-renew and Chef Bai’s unreal tonic have kept me healthy.
If you have some last minute gifting to do or maybe you just want to splurge on yourself, here are a few of my must-haves, especially in the winter:
Gold Oil by Monastery Made – $100 for 1oz. $159 for 2oz.
This is my all-time favorite serum. Luxurious and packed with botanicals, it is healing and moisturizing. Their entire line is magic and best for dry or sensitive skin, but this is their star. If you’re in SF, a facial with Athena at their studio in Noe is a must. 
Maison is known for its candles and scents; their hidden gem: the deodorant. It’s the only natural deodorant that has worked for me, and the scent sends me back to my time living in Mexico.
This makes me feel like I’ve used the California Glow filter. With 20 shades to choose from, I recommend a trip to Credo or Sephora to find your match.
A fun giftable item for coffee lovers from the masters behind my favorite SF coffee shop, Matching Half. They’re offering beans for delivery + a subscription delivery service. These guys know coffee, and I’m so excited to try it.
Arvesa Eye Mask - $11 for 30 pairs
This is probably my best Amazon find yet, and unlike so many on the market, these work. I’ve re-purchased them six times. They’re perfect as you’re getting ready to go out or to wind down. They also make me feel like I’m 21 again.
I always have a candle burning while I work, especially as I'm working with clients. Come December, this one cannot be beat. Hardly a secret, it's the scent of the season.

PS. In January we're kicking off our second Founder Spotlight Series!
Most are freelancers turned studio and agency founders. They'll be sharing their stories, what lights them up, and top tips for freelancers and founders in the creative space. 
The hope is that it inspires. 
Especially for freelancers with dreams of starting their own studio one day.
See you on the other side :)