Every year before the craze of the holidays we like to get together with friends for our annual Paradise People holiday party. This year we partnered with some amazing friends to bring this dinner to life. Chef Greg Arnold of Dark Horse Organic made amazing plant based dishes and gifted each guest one of this Fermented Dijon spreads. One of his dishes was a winter salad which included beet confit, spiced granola, persimmon, chicory, spinach, daikon and Dark Horse Organic Charcoal and Pine Pollen Vinaigrette. Local ceramicist, Lucy Michel, provided her adored loop vases which made a beautiful addition to our table scapes. Earth + Element brought the beauty of the Earth's elements into our home with their one of a kind serving dishes. Our dishes, Hasami Porcelain, is designed by Taku Shinomoto in Venice, CA, and made in Nagasaki, a port city in southwestern Japan long known for both its manufacture of pottery and international trade. Big thanks to Tenzo for introducing us to these unique dishes. It isn't a party until we've payed a visit to our favorite Hi-Lo Liquor . They provided us with a great biodynamic natural wine recommendation which paired perfectly with our plant based meal. We ended the meal by lighting intention cards from UnitedOther.
We hope all of our friends had a lovely holiday and thank you for your continued support.
We met Allyson & Joel of Sightsee Shop & Coffee Bar on their road trip across the United States when Sightsee was just an idea. They shared their vision for shop & coffee bar in Charleston, South Carolina and we immediately wanted to be apart of what they were dreaming up.
The first phase of Sightsee consisted of 6 months of pop-ups in the Charleston area. They stocked travel inspired goods, like our blankets & Wildsam Field Guides and served unpretentious but delicious coffee. Phase two of Sightsee is creating a permanent home. They found an amazing space in the Elliotborough neighborhood of Charleston and are currently utilizing Kickstarter to to fund the build out.
We are so inspired by these two and wanted to share a little bit more about them, read on for a little Q&A & consider contributing to their dream here.
PP: Where is paradise for you?
A&J: If we’re not overlooking a crystal-clear ocean from a tropical cabana, then anywhere with water, sunshine, palm trees and our pups is a very close second. We often put our dogs in our cargo bike and cruise along the Charleston coastline with a cup of coffee -- those mornings sure feel like paradise to us.
PP: What does your dream work day look like?
A&J: A dream work day for us is any day when we can create an experience where people feel welcome, whether that’s thinking up creative ideas together, serving someone great coffee, or sharing a maker’s product with a new fan!
PP: Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
A&J: We’d have a giant taco-making fiesta in a fenced-in backyard with at least 10 reasonably well-behaved rescue dogs, all of our dearest friends, John Mulaney and Kristen Wiig.
PP: In paradise, what book would you be reading?
A&J: Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin & Rebecca Cate, for obvious reasons.
PP: What is one song you’d listen to in Paradise?
A&J: That’s a great question! We are both big music lovers and actually make Sightsee Playlists every few months that hopefully embody a bit of paradise. One we would definitely listen to is “Waves” by Miguel, ft. Kacey Musgraves.
We are partnering with Roseview and Lunya to giveaway the perfect ingredients for a restful sleep. As you settle in for a good nights sleep, Roseview's essential oils help transition you into a restful state where your mind is calm and your body is relaxed. Lunya's naturally thermoregulating silk enables you to feel like a goddess while you sleep. Our Paradise People Bedcover is the perfect finishing layer for your bed. To enter the giveaway you must follow Paradise People, Roseview, and Lunya on Instagram and tag 3 friends on the Instagram post here & here. The winner will be announced March 15th.