“For me, photography was a way that I could be transported back in time or across the world to another place in a way that no other art form had done for me up to that point. To hold a physical print of an image was to hold a piece of time and space that will never occur again in human history.”Read More
Gem City Fine Foods sells certified gluten-free specialty frozen desserts that are made in a dedicated gluten-free and nut-free bakery, using clean ingredients. The company strives to serve the Celiac and gluten sensitive and food allergic consumer who enjoys a sweet treat---something that can be difficult to find otherwise.Read More
We all know how difficult it can be to find wholesome, natural and delicious food in today’s world filled with junk food. Jafflz solves a problem by giving you a healthier, better for you option than pizza, hot dogs and burgers. In the handheld set there is nothing out there as unique or healthy as Jafflz.Read More
Henna is a small flowering shrub that has many uses. The fragrant flowers are used to create perfume, and the leaves are dried and then turned into a fine powder that’s used for dyeing clothes, hair and temporarily dyeing the skin - hence, henna tattooing.Read More
Mira Loyborg and Lyra Zoë Smith are sisters who give props to their mom for the impetus to create their art-based business called Luminous Point: A Sister Collective. “Our mother has not only raised us from a very young age to be engaged in art (on a daily basis) but she also comes to all of our events and brings us snacks!” Where would any of us be without our moms?Read More
I have to confess: I’m a big fragrance fan. I love incense and have diffusers dispensing beautiful fragrances strewn throughout the house. I have a pillow mister that lets me go to sleep at night smelling lavender and cedarwood. So naturally, I was drawn to learning all about Dimitri Allouch and his company HEXEH Studio.Read More
I find it fascinating how so many artisan businesses get started and why. And that’s especially true of Lulu’s Shave Ice. Lulu’s owner, Tony Tan - a software solution architect - explains how his shave ice business originated. “In 2017, my 5-year-old daughter wanted to attend an overpriced theme park like all her friends. I explained that we could go if we saved up enough money. She took it to heart and came up with ideas. Selling shave ice was one of her ideas. To support her good idea and entrepreneurial spirit we moved forward with the business. The business is named after her nickname, Lulu.” He adds, “She is proud to announce that in 2019 we will be attending Legoland.”Read More
Following a 25-year career as a research geneticist at the University of Utah, Kelly Beumer changed paths and created Wild Waters Soapery, which she says “was born out of a desire to help people live more sustainably. After making soaps, shampoos and other body and household products for family and friends for the past eight years, we wanted a way to reach out and share the things we have learned to love with our community.”Read More
Our dogs - Ricky and Beau - love trips to Daily Rise Coffee. Well, it’s not exactly the coffee at Daily Rise that our pups adore, but rather the free dog treats that the super-friendly, generous baristas pass to them through open car windows at the Daily Rise drive-thru. It’s a risky proposition for the baristas, since one of our mutts, Beau, is a “grabber.” “Watch your fingers!” we always advise. The Fellas always know when we’re approaching Daily Rise, as evidenced by their excitement and wagging tails.Read More
On the surface, it seems unlikely that brothers-in-law Pat and Tim would have ever wound up in the cheese biz. Ford had been working in land development and Welsh was looking for work, having recently sold his Bay area dotcom software company. Yet within two years of founding Beehive Cheese Co. - by 2007 - they were making 40,000 pounds of cheese annually and already garnering awards like the 1st Place ribbon for Beehive’s Barely Buzzed at the 2007 American Cheese Society Competition. Since that time, Beehive cheeses have won a truckload of honors in both national and international cheese competitions.Read More
When I first considered moving to Utah some 27 years ago - and came to Salt Lake City to scout out the place - I was under the impression that this was a “dry” state. So imagine my delight when I strolled a couple blocks from my hotel my first evening here, and happened upon a place called Squatters. The brew pub had already been open for three years when I discovered it in 1992, founded by original owners Peter Cole and Jeff Polychronis. Not only did I learn that night that Utah wasn’t a dry state, but that there was also some damned good beer being brewed here!Read More
The three Soberanis brothers are all professional chefs. Salvador Soberanis explains, “We began our culinary story right here in Salt Lake. We opened restaurants at The Grand America, the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown, and the Margaritaville Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, to name a few. We also have worked locally at Snowbird, Little America, Peery Hotel, Marriott, and Hilton’s Doubletree. We are hungry to share slices of our culture as well as the knowledge gained through our experience in our 25+ year culinary journey. This city accepted us; it gave us a solid foundation and helped us grow.”Read More
Renate Green has a love of stuffed animals. As owner of RgGreenscreations, she hand-sews stuffed animals like horses, bears, puppies and doll with her daughter, Ginger. They also crochet items such as hats, purses and coffee cozies. Since they’ll all handmade, each is unique and one-of-a-kind.
Is there anybody who doesn’t like chocolate? If so, I haven’t met them. And even if you think you don’t like chocolate, my guess is that you’ve never tried chocolates from Ashlee’s Sweet Creations.Read More
William Huff is a gifted photographer who specializes in Utah landscape and fine art photography, but also shoots weddings and other special occasions in ways that are far from the same old, same old. His work as owner of William Huff Photography is nothing short of stunning, whether he’s photographing people or places.
Yellow Yarrow Apothecary is a Utah business and “Locally grown backyard herbs and wild harvested Utah plant life are an important aspect of my products,” says Erica Bruin, the owner.Read More
Amanda Stokes, founder and owner of Provo-based Tightly Bound Books, has been a bookbinder for 12 years, restoring old volumes and Bibles. She says that “When I began renting my first studio, I was inspired by the other artists surrounding me to begin the creative avenue of my business.”Read More
Rebekah Miller and Jason Hushin - owners and founders of Xistential Love - believe in the power of gemstones. Via their Utah-based business, they sell beautiful, handpicked crystals and gemstones.
“We offer variety and beauty, allowing the crystal to choose you,” says Miller. “We love to teach the magic of Crystals, because they are a reflection of all of us and our individual beauty.”Read More
You might not expect someone with a background in health and wellness to wind up as a gourmet chocolatier, but that’s what happened to AJ Wentworth, founder/chocolate maker at The Chocolate Conspiracy, located in Salt Lake City.Read More