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
Anyone who loves nature will be drawn to Laura Sommer’s artwork, which features “all things nature” - including birds, insects, flowers, trees and animals. The owner of Laura Sommer Creative says, “The style of my art is expressive pen work, made up of lines, dots and scribbles. The drawings relate to everyone out there that loves nature, who has a favorite animal, bird, flower, or etcetera. “Read More
Describing her work, Alex Gregory says “I think my art has a unique style- not quite realistic, but playful and symbolic. I paint a lot of animals and plant life and try to capture the essence/ spirit of the subject through precision geometry, symmetry, and storytelling. “Read More
It’s a story that we hear a lot at Made in Utah: a couple of “civilians” - in this case Daniel Benites and Jennifer Lehmbeck - start making artisan products for themselves, their friend, and their families. And before you can say “Salsa del Diablo,” they’ve got a flush-fledged business on their hands.Read More
ith her clothing company Linc and Cole, Porsha Cole creates clothing for children that’s meant to last and to actually be worn. That might sound routine, but it’s not. Being a mother herself, Cole says she “knows how frustrating it is to buy cute outfit after cute outfit only to see it tossed after a few months (or weeks) of wear!” So, “She needed to create clothing for moms and littles who didn’t want to sacrifice fashion for durability.” The result is practical, but charming, “grow with me clothing” that’s so popular among smart Utah parents.Read More
Skateboarding has not historically been considered a family sport, but neighbors and business partners Russ Warner and Brent Johnson are on a mission to challenge the stereotypes of skate culture. Their company is Ghost Long Board. Located in Cedar Hills, it makes plexiglass longboards designed to get the whole family outside and active.Read More
Hand-crafted, artisan-made books and journals are the bedrock of Rocky Mountain Journal Co., based here in Salt Lake City. The owners - Adrienne Cory and Natalie Johanson - are committed to making handmade journals using traditional bookbinding methods. And, they do so incorporating a healthy dose of humor into their work.Read More
Dark humor, saturated colors and originality - those are just a few aspects of Anna Pottier-Hickman’s art, which she creates at Anna Pottier Studio.Read More