A California Valentine’s Day

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.


Tis the time of the year…for GIFT BASKETS!

The traditional gift basket never loses it’s charm, whether given to a corporate office or a family and friends.  We  are honored to be included in some of Draeger’s Specialty Gift Baskets.  What a lovely way to show your peers or loved ones you care- these baskets are chop full of style and attention to detail. We especially love that Draeger’s includes so many locally made artisan foods, our cookies included.  Northern California offers endless specialty food treats!

Click here to learn about how you can purchase gift baskets from Draeger’s.  What an easy yet thoughtful last-minute gift idea!


Holiday Fun at the Los Altos Andronico’s!

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!

Celebrate the Holidays with us at Filoli!

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!


Fresh Holiday Entertaining

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!!

Pumpkin Art! Taking the tradition even further…

One of our favorite parts of the Halloween holiday is pumpkin carving, and we always love seeing the impressive displays of pumpkin art that surface on and after October 31st.  Take a look at some of these skillful examples of what can be done, and get inspired at MarthaStewart.com!  There are so many fun ideas for Halloween next year, as well as the other holidays coming up!

Bringing the family together to carve pumpkins can result in some beautiful works of art, but even the most basic jack-o-lantern designs look great too! And more importantly, any activity that helps friends and family bond wins in our book.  As long as everyone stops to take an Alice’s Stick Cookie break! Now, that’s a great tradition!

I wonder if we could carve a cookie?