All posts tagged: lifestyle design

Ugly Duck Coffee New Rochester Location Now Open & Our Interview Via Boomtown Table

THINK YOU’D BE MORE EXCITED TO GO TO WORK IF YOU COULD REFRESH YOUR SCENERY THROUGHOUT THE WEEK? That’s exactly what Rory Van Grol does. Last year, the former punk and hardcore vocalist traded the mic-in-hand for Ugly Duck Coffee, a roving, pop-up coffee bar that calls a different Rochester business home each day. We recently caught up with Van Grol to get the scoop on the upcoming opening of Ugly Duck’s brick and mortar shop, coffee traditions and what it means to grow a family-shared business in the Rochester community. Read Christine’s interview with Van Grol at Boomtown Table & tell him we sent you when you stop by the new location! While you’re at Boomtown, check out a visual tour of Ugly Duck’s soft opening. Post photo by Dan Gribbin Feature photo via Boomtown Table Advertisements

Design Duo Chantal & Ryan of The Horticult Join Garden Eats Today

Photos courtesy of The Horticult Tucked away in one of La Jolla’s quiet seaside neighborhoods, you may not have known about The Horticult’s “secret garden” but as you approach, the secret is out for sure, or should I say up? Just before entering you can see vivid chartreuse passion flower vines climbing up toward the sun along Horticult co-founder, Ryan’s recently created copper trellis. A look to the left and you’re met by the massive Feijoa Guava Tree branches that are almost in bloom. But when you finally walk through the gate to glance at The Horticult’s lush expanse, your jaw literally drops, mine still does- every single time I visit! Chantal and Ryan, co-creators of The Horticult have managed to conscientiously maximize every inch of their backyard garden– Ryan has a penchant for getting vertical with several new plant installments growing up along the walls. Chantal says the garden is her perfect oasis after long hours at the office. Please welcome friends and design-duo, Ryan and Chantal to Garden Eats! Garden Eats: Chantal, your writing …