Last weekend was a complete blast, as we joined our fellow wine connoisseurs at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! We passed out our cookies, which pair excellently with a nice glass of wine and those that visited our booth agreed. A true bon vivant knows that one should occasionally enjoy a lovely late harvest zin with a scrumptious vanilla stick cookie- how delightful!
We met so many amazing people including the Bachelor’s Ben Flajnik and his lovely mother! Read more about Bachelor Ben’s visit and the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition itself here. Now take a look at all the fun we had in the pictures below!
For those of you that follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you may have seen that one of our team members, Megan, recently road tripped across the country, cookies in tow! This is a pleasant reminder that Alice’s Stick Cookies are available for sale in specialty food stores all over the United States! We are proud of our ability to reach so many different types of customers from the East Coast to the South to the Mid West to our home, California!
Take a look at Megan holding a box of Alice’s Stick Cookies at various points on the journey from Atlanta to the San Francisco Bay Area. Which is your favorite destination?
The Courthouse in Memphis, TN
Flat (and COLD) Arkansas!
At the Cherokee Trading Post in Oklahoma!
Gorgeous New Mexico!
The Grand Canyon! It snowed that night!
Wondering how to help out this winter? My friend just told me about an awesome day she had decorating cookies…for homeless shelters! She had a blast and got to hear some truly inspiring stories. Through an organization called Drop in and Decorate, you can organize cookie decorating parties through your work. Explore your creative juices and make a family’s day, too. Makes me happy just thinking about it.
This Valentine’s Day, we have lots of love for the friends who have supported Alice’s Stick Cookies! We recently visited Cooper Garrod, a fabulous local winery, and thought it would be a great place to celebrate friends in February. The grapes are still waiting for warm wind, but in the meantime, tours of the cellar are a tasty treat. A picnic, delicious wine, and of course, a pocketful of our cinnamon-ginger cookies. Love, indeed.
Kelly Flaig and Jessica Gowdy pass out samples!
The Alice’s Stick Cookies team had a wonderful time last week at the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. The event included thousands of samples of tasty treats from all over the world, spanning both Moscone Center buildings. Needless to say, our team stuffed ourselves silly, while exploring the show and connecting many fellow food lovers. We also enjoyed being a part of the Savor California section of the show and allowed many a visitor to sample our award winning cookies! The feedback on the taste was as we predicted: everyone LOVED them, and some even came back for more!
Jessica Gowdy, Jane St. Clair (of Savor California), and Kelly Flaig
Click here for more details about the show, including an overview from each day!
Last weekend, we attended the Holiday Festival of Food at Andronico’s in Los Altos. We had so much fun as one of Andronico’s featured products. We passed out samples of our cookies to customers, while enjoying the festivities, which included live music and a fun raffle! Below is a picture of one of our own sharing Alice’s Stick Cookies! Her smile says it all!
Many thanks to Andronico’s for being so supportive, friendly and fun! We are so proud to be sold at such a community oriented grocer. We love these events and can’t wait for the next one!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL! We are THRILLED the best time of the year is underway and are celebrating today, tomorrow, and this weekend at one of the most beautiful places on the San Francisco Peninsula: Filoli. If you have never been to the Filoli gardens and historic mansion, joining us for holiday cheer this weekend would be the perfect first visit. We will be serving our famously delicious cookies alongside other vendors, food, drink, holiday shopping, and live music. For more information about the holidays at Filoli and this weekend, click here.
Filoli, which is short for Fight Love Live or the full credo “Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life.”, is one of the Bay Area’s only preserved 20th century estates. Located in Woodside near the Crystal Springs Lake, the estate boast beautiful architecture and extensively maintained gardens, all nestled in the beautiful Northern California golden hillside. The estate is now owned and run by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Schedule a visit today or better yet, join us this weekend and taste the holiday cheer!
We LOVE Andronico’s Community Markets and can’t wait for San Anselmo Customer Appreciation Day! We had so much fun a couple of weeks ago at the Berkeley Andronico’s food event and can’t wait for the food, fun, and friends once again! Come on by and try some Alice’s Stick Cookies!
Hey all! We hope to see you at the C.J. Olson Cherries’ Annual Fall Food & Gift Faire this weekend at the Sunnyvale Stand!
For those of you that don’t know, C.J Olson Cherries represents a piece of Peninsula history. Their stand was started four generations back, ,in 1899 in the heart of Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale. Deborah Olson continues running the company and her family’s cherry legacy in the same exact location where her family started. Despite massive urban development in the surrounding area, they have managed to preserve a piece of Silicon Valley’s agricultural history, maintaining the same traditions from generations past.
We hope to see you this weekend!
Need some new Holiday ideas? Check out Etsy’s recommended Holiday gifts and entertaining page here. These treasure are usually one of a kind and completely creative and unique! Plus, we love supporting independent craftsmen and Etsy’s whole “hand-made” concept definitely encourages small businesses to grow!
Our absolute favorite piece that we found perusing Etsy is this adorable cupcake tray, made out of vintage plates. Just imagine serving up your favorite dessert at the holidays on this lovely three-tiered platter. Since this design is called “Alice Leaves the Garden”, we think it would be the perfect serving tower for Alice’s Stick Cookies. Simply gorgeous!
More details and purchasing information here.
Happy Holidays, everyone!!