Thursday, June 30, 2011

IV the Bath

On Monday I visited this lovely new soap and bath boutique, IV the Bath, right in the heart of Albuquerque's Old Town, just steps from the Plaza. Named in honor of their son, Charles M. High, IV, who died fighting in Afghanistan last year, Sheri and Charles have created a charming shop with colorful, yummy smelling products from bubble baths and shea butter salves to popular bath bombs, and of course, Milk and Honey's Nanny Goat Milk Soaps and Honeybee Lotion Bars.

Although they have already been open for a few months or so, today is their Grand Opening, featuring live music, face painting for children, and a gift basket giveaway. They will also be collecting donations for Blue Star Mothers. Take an afternoon to visit IV the Bath and all the lovely businesses that share the small plaza where they have their store. It's a great slice of old Albuquerque, right behind the grand Albuquerque Museum. After you buy a rubber duck bath soap (that lights up when you rub it!), and a Honeybee Lotion Bar, you can visit the magic shop or toy store next store, discover local crafts, or eat some ice cream around the corner. Bring your out of town guests, or just treat yourself.

Their website is still under construction, but you can find them at 505-842-5449/email
328 San Felipe NW

Best of luck Charles and Sheri!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Test Run: Introducing our Honeybee Anywhere Balm

“Anywhere Balm”—we could call it just “lip balm” but the truth is, just like our lotion bars, you can use it anywhere: lips, feet, cuticles, elbows, dry skin. Our half-ounce Anywhere Balm answers the call of our customers: “I want something small to carry in my purse. . . on the plane. . . in my car!” As with our signature Honeybee Lotion Bar, we use only local beeswax; local, organically-grown calendula, almond oil, coconut oil, and plant-based, pure essential oils.

Anywhere Balm will make its little debut tomorrow at the Saturday Farmers Market, in the luscious, calming-yet-inspiring blend of Lavender & Mint. For $3, this little honey (Ooooh, a perfect pun!) goes in your pocket and goes home with you. Stay tuned to see if it appears on!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thank You Kitchen Angels

The goats feasted on food scraps from the generous and community-minded Kitchen Angels this afternoon. Autumn and Sula will be regular recipients of their generosity this summer!

You can watch a video (well, I like to call it "a short film") of my goats enjoying this bounty!