• Backwoods Bourbon Punch

    Posted on January 24 2017

    Backwoods Bourbon Punch
    Is anyone else in the mood to stay in? Here in Santa Barbara, we've been getting quite a bit of glorious, much-needed rain, along with more chilly weather than we...
  • A Carrot Necklace for Barley

    Posted on October 26 2016

    A Carrot Necklace for Barley
    So I tried to make a carrot necklace for Barley. Important tip: don't use your dog's favorite vegetable.  If this looks familiar, then you probably already know and love Laura...
  • Askinosie's Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

    Posted on October 18 2016


    Askinosie's Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
    For its chocolate hazelnut spread, Askinosie takes DuChilly hazelnuts from Washington State, the sweetest variety; adds roasted cocoa nibs and cocoa powder, made at its Missouri factory with beans bought...
  • On Sour Beer

    Posted on October 14 2016


    On Sour Beer
    I don't know about the rest of you, but it took me a long time to come to appreciate beer. Through much of high school and college, I found it...
  • Style: Clogs

    Posted on October 10 2016

    Style: Clogs
    Bryr Clogs are pretty easy to be excited about. Each pair is handmade to order in San Francisco. The hard part is choosing the right pair since you can't see every...
  • Sangria with RAFT Hibiscus Lavender Syrup

    Posted on September 23 2016

    Sangria with RAFT Hibiscus Lavender Syrup

    This is a post about willful obstinance to the seasons. Fall may have come, but here in Santa Barbara it's still sunny so I am going to kick my feet up in the garden on Sunday evenings and call it a sangria sort of day if I want to.

    And I want to.

  • Style: The White Silk Tank

    Posted on August 25 2016

    Style: The White Silk Tank
    As someone with a habit of spilling things, I have a complicated relationship with white clothing. I know people who can eat an entire burrito without dropping a single morsel of pico de...
  • Welcome to PHYLA!

    Posted on August 18 2016

    Welcome to PHYLA!
    We are so excited that you're here.  Check back here often for to learn about our gifting process, where our products come from and for other fun features. In the...

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