V~Into: November 2023
Harvest, Hosting + Gathering
Holiday Ready: Table Reset
With gathering season here, set and reset your tables with items already on hand or even in your backyard. Instead of purchasing something new to style the table, opt for foraged branches, fall harvest produce, or re-think your existing linens by mixing colors/textures.
Roasting Requirements: west~bourne 100% Pure Avocado Oil
Lower temperatures, a bounty of root veggies, and cozy gatherings call for dishes that feel like a comforting, warm hug. Whether you’re roasting or baking this season, our 100% Pure Avocado Oil is made for any (and all) high-heat cooking needs, thanks to the highest smoke point of any oil and a neutral flavor meant to swing sweet or savory.
Something Sweet: Apple Maple Miso Pie, Created by Aran Goyoaga for west~bourne
Cooking and sharing with our community is part of the joy and heartbeat of west~bourne. From the ever-talented James Beard finalist and gluten-free cookbook author Aran Goyaga of @cannellevanille, this Apple Maple Miso Pie plays up apple season and leaves guests craving more. **Reader Note: Swap vegan butter for 1:1 100% Pure Avocado Oil**
Bingeable:Lessons in Chemistry
First a novel, now an Apple TV show, “Lessons in Chemistry” is a heartwarming watch about female empowerment, resiliency, and following your heart. Set in early 1950s America, the show follows Elizabeth Zott (played by Brie Larson), a genius chemist whose dreams of making scientific developments come to a halt by the patriarchal society she’s surrounded by. When Elizabeth is pregnant, alone, and kicked out of her research institute, she trades her lab coat for an apron–and agrees to host a new cooking show. To some, the shift from chemist to TV host is seen as a demotion, but Elizabeth takes it as an opportunity to empower women and continue her passion for science.
We can’t pour from an empty cup. Care for your mind, body, and even your social battery during difficult times by carving out time to move your body and reconnect with yourself. Open offers immersive classes that transport you to the here and now with on-demand and live broadcasted breathwork, meditation, and movement classes.
Slim Aarons: The Essential Collection
If you’re like us, you may already have a few Slim Aaron books on the coffee table, but as the title denotes, this one is essential to add to the stack. Featuring more than 100 never-before-published photos and a deeper look at Slim, thanks to biographical essays, this is a beautiful unseen look at his incredible five-decade career that provided some of our all-time favorite (and Pin-able) photos your host (and their guests) can enjoy.
Giving Season: This season, give back to those who need it most.
Below are a few organizations to donate to today and any day.