FOLLOW THE JOURNEY

Meet the Maker: Marci Markel of Adapt Gardens Design

Meet the Maker: Marci Markel of Adapt Gardens Design
Marci Markel, Landscape Designer at Adapt Gardens Design, specializes in designing drought tolerant and California native plant landscapes. She gets a special thrill from converting plain water-guzzling grass into vibrant, native gardens which harbor birds, bees, and butterflies.

Meet the Maker: Brandon Resendiz

Meet the Maker: Brandon Resendiz
Mixologist Brandon Resendiz has an unparalleled passion for both the hospitality and craft cocktail industries. 

Meet the Maker: Jen Laursen of TILT Leather

Meet the Maker: Jen Laursen of TILT Leather
Inspired by the beautiful leatherwork of Mexico, Jen went on a quest to teach herself this time-honored tradition. 

Switchels: What are they and why should you be drinking them?

Switchels:  What are they and why should you be drinking them?
Did you know farmers were the original hipsters?  That's right! In 18th century Colonial America switchels were all the rage. Long before sports drinks lined the shelves of beverage aisles, these carbonated sweet and tart elixirs were the go-to,  OG energy drinks!!  So what are they and why can everyone benefit from this old-timey concoction?

Meet the Maker: Loreto Remsing of L'AROMATICA

Meet the Maker: Loreto Remsing of L'AROMATICA

  LAROMATICA is a purveyor of artisan fragrances based in Northern California. Run by perfumer Loreto Remsing, she offers small-batch unisex fragrances, made with exquisite botanical ingredients. Her story embodies the spirit of Fortune Emporium, as she is a wonderful example of what happens when you decide to buck convention and Make Luck! Loreto started an Etsy shop nearly 13 years ago as an experiment to sell her handmade perfumes. She was working full time as a freelance graphic designer in San Francisco, but  was tired of commuting and the doldrums of the tech world. At the time, perfuming was just a hobby,...