Artist Ashley_Trabue

A Moment With Ashley Trabue

Ashley Trabue is an artist in Nashville, TN with an ethos of self love, compassion and female empowerment. Ashley’s artwork is a gentle and honest expression of the human body in all its forms. Personally, […]

Gold and Ivy founder

Meet the Maker: Gold + Ivy

This week I sat down with Alexis Smith, founder of local candle company, Gold + Ivy. As soon as we begin it’s clear there’s something special underneath her quiet, polite exterior.  This twenty-four year old […]

candles

Burn a Candle and Breathe Easy

Candles come in all shapes, sizes and smells.  I get excited when I find a scent I love and can’t wait to burn it at home and have the lovely smell fill the house.  However, […]

Heider's Honey owners

Meet the Maker : Heider’s Honey

Imagine a quiet residential neighborhood in Northeast Ohio lined with unassuming homes surrounded by green grass and full trees.  The flowers are blooming and the bees are buzzing. Heider’s Honey is a small husband and […]

microtea owner

Meet the Maker: Stephen Cowan, microtea

Microgreens. You probably know them as the tiny sprout-like garnish at high-end restaurants.  They’re packed with flavor and add extra color and texture to the plate.  What you didn’t know is that they’re underutilized, insanely healthy baby […]

Denver Slow Food Festival

Love Local City Guide: Denver

Denver Colorado, quite possibly one of the greenest place in America, and by green we mean sustainable.  Clean water, fresh air, drinks without straws and small businesses abound!  Trashcans are always accompanied by recycling and compost bins.  Pick up any […]

dot cup founder

Meet the Maker : Dot Cup

Periods. It’s a topic almost exclusively reserved for ‘the talk’ between mothers and young girls when they start menstruating. Today, we’re bringing period talk into the light of day to tell you about Dot Cup.  […]

Napa Valley Vineyard

Love Local City Guide: Napa Valley

The Napa valley is the embodiment of local. Chefs cultivate food from their own organic gardens and support local growers and producers to create fresh seasonal menus while keeping money in the hands of local, […]

The butter by she plants love

Meet the Maker : she plants love

This is a story about a woman who took a leap of faith. An NYC native, after years spent working in digital media, Far decided it was time for a fresh start. Settling in Rhode Island, […]

Photo of Love Local Founder, Jennifer Liepis

The Love Local Founding Story

After years of living in New York City, working in digital advertising and music marketing, I realized I wanted to influence people in a different way. The inspiration for Love Local began with my interest […]