Our Design Director Mary and her husband hit the road for the recent long weekend and worked in a stop in at our friends’ popular The Penny Ice Creamery in Santa Cruz. We worked with them to develop their branding and have been following their progress ever since—in fact, we’ve been following them on facebook a little too closely as their daily updates of organic, artisinal flavors keeps our mouths watering from way too far away. So, we were happy to vicariously taste the ice cream and visit the shop via Mary!
I mean, would you just look at these flavors?!
Sometimes, work can be a grind. But most of the time, we love every second of what we do—especially when Sarah gets to write stories for SONOMA magazine on topics such as cheese, beer, spas and ice cream. No better reason for a little indulgence than in the name of research!
PHOTO // ROBBI PENGELLY, SONOMA MAGAZINE
Just in time for the hot summer months, check out Sarah’s article in the summer issue of SONOMA magazine on the best local ice creameries—you can read the article here. Also be sure to pick up a full copy of the magazine for features on local food (including Sarah’s cheese article) and Francis Ford Coppola’s new Sonoma County winery.
We love working on SONOMA magazine—what better way is there to immerse ourselves in and celebrate the Sonoma Valley culture we hold so dear?
The summer issue has been published and is now on local news stands. This issue also marks a major step forward for the magazine as it is now being distributed nationally.
Featuring Peter’s art direction and story layouts as well as two feature stories written by Sarah—one on local cheese producers and the other on local ice creameries—the issue’s theme is “food” and also features a story on Francis Ford Coppola’s new Sonoma County winery.
Check out the web site for more information, or go out and find a printed copy to get the full scoop!
We’ve been working with our friends Zach and Kendra in Santa Cruz who are starting a sustainable, artisinal, community-oriented ice creamery. The Penny Ice Creamery—as it is named, after the mid-19th-century “penny ice” phenomenon of affordable, frozen treats—will be doing some pretty exciting things with gourmet frozen confections. Creating all their offerings from scratch right in the shop and serving them fresh daily, Chef Kendra will be using locally-sourced organic ingredients in unusual and delightful ways.
Zach, Kendra and their team of hammer-wielding friends and colleagues have begun work on shaping up their brick and mortar space. A web site is forthcoming, but in the meantime you can become a fan of this exciting, new ice creamery on facebook to keep up-to-date on progress (and also watch them smashing a few walls . . . )