Uplifting other makers, creatives, and small businesses is central to our mission here at Saffron + Poe. So, as summer turns to fall, we're sharing a handful of our favorite small businesses that will help you welcome in darker nights, crisper days, cozier vibes, and all things autumnal.
We've long loved Uzumati Ceramics, so we partnered with Jaclyn to create small-batch stoneware vessels for our Saffron + Poe candles. Each scent is inspired by a place that's close to our hearts: Coastal Woods is an ode to our home along the foggy Northern California coastline, Bali Moon encapsulates the exotic wood and delicate florals of Bali, and Desert Bloom evokes a relaxing desert retreat surrounded by cactus blossoms and curls of incense smoke. We're restocking soon, so get your name on the list and get ready for cozy candlelit nights.
Our dear friend and brow whisperer, Michele, just launched something that's going to change your brow game forever – especially if you were an overplucker in your younger years (weren't we all?). Rye Beauty's flagship product, the Brow Grooming Serum, lifts and holds like a brow gel while also stimulating brow growth. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Michele "The Eyebrow Whisper," and we can confirm that if anyone knows brows, it's Michele. Grab the Brow Grooming Serum now, and keep your eyes out for new Rye Beauty products in the future.
To give our skin a little extra love as the seasons change, we use OSEA Malibu. OSEA's skincare line is clean, sustainable, cruelty-free, and of course nourishing for the skin. (And, like us, OSEA's founder has a special love of the sea, so we're pretty sure we'd get along well IRL.) Currently in our cart is their creamy Ocean Cleansing Milk, brightening White Algae Mask, and Atmosphere Protection Cream – all perfect for locking in a little extra moisture this time of year. (Oh, and we may have added a few other OSEA things to our Christmas wishlist, too...)
Is there anything more quintessentially fall than a good sweater? (There's a reason fall is known as "sweater weather"!) We love the cozy knits from Sister Katie – when they say they “make clothes you never want to take off,” they mean it. And like Saffron + Poe, Sister Katie is also committed to sustainability and ethical production. Win-win. We've got our hearts set on the Rob Long Sleeve, which is basically the cozy, rib-knit love child of a sweater and a long-sleeve t-shirt. Available in cream and charcoal, and we'll take both.
Rounding off our fall favorites is our go-to spot here in Marin County for cozy eats and amazing ambiance. They're known for their warm hospitality, wood-fired cooking, celebration of community, and the dreamiest rooftop deck. Get yourself some roasted veg and hearty grains for lunch, and then go for a little drive down to Mill Valley to visit our shop (the perfect pairing, if we do say so ourselves).