When we think of "trick or treat", our minds, or shall we say appetites, immediately gravitate towards treats. Fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables — lovingly grown as nature intended — are high on our lists, but we cannot resist a rich and tasty olive oil brownie every now and again.
Happy Halloween 🔮.
Photo via @nytcooking
Why is it so that the most simple dishes — combining only a few, high quality ingredients — are often the most delicious?
It is certainly no coincidence. Case in point: This cacio e pepe by @felixlosangeles that is worthy of a well-lit closeup.
Today has no particular significance other than the fact that we are now offering a limited-edition ALIVE Duo for $70 (vs. $74) and complimentary shipping. Why, you ask? Because we 💙 you.
〰️Let Us All Live In A Golden State〰️.
To some, the enthusiastic pursuit of finding joy in simple, everyday moments might be breathing in a steady morning of quiet—with a freshly brewed matcha latte in hand—before a hectic day ahead 🍵.
While, to others it could mean flipping through a beautiful cookbook, mindfully picking out what speaks to your soul (& tastebuds), and gathering all the ingredients for a just-because treat to yourself 🍽️.
What it means to you is deeply personal. Enjoy the process of finding your ✨Golden State✨, and then embrace it to its fullest potential.
"Living in a golden state to me is living in the moment and really engaging with the people and things physically around you. The kitchen is a refuge for me."
When the global editorial director of @nikewomen , Zarna Surti, welcomed us into her home for sparkling conversation, we did not realize how inspired we would feel by her lightheartedness—both overall and in the kitchen—, her genuine appreciation for being present in the moment, and the berry-laden olive oil cake she whipped up.
Dive in to her full interview at our 〰️Link In Bio〰️
Spotted: Our chili-infused 🌶️ARDOR🌶️, getting ready to shine—or, sizzle 🔥—on garden-picked zucchini and sweet cherry tomatoes.
Beautiful kitchen and image by @thefirstmess.
💫 Giveaway Closed 💫 The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and it is the perfect time of year to settle in with a cozy meal and celebrate these fall nights. We have partnered with our friends @materialkitchen , @misfitsmarket and @hint to give you a chance to win some of our favorite essentials for the perfect evening in.
HOW TO ENTER:
〰️Like this post.
〰️Follow @wearebrightland , @materialkitchen , @misfitsmarket and @hint.
〰Tag the friend you’d call to come over for a cozy Friday night in.
YOU WILL WIN:
1 DUO from Brightland.
1 The Classic Pan from Material.
4 Mischief Boxes from Misfits Market.
1 Fall Bundle (6 cases total) from Hint.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes is open to Instagram Users who are 18 years or over and a US resident. Because of shipping restrictions, winner must have shipping address in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Ohio, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky. Sweepstakes begins on 10/15 and ends on 10/20. Winner will be announced 10/21.
Upcycling is not just a passing trend — it is a way to breathe new life into a once used (and loved) object.
Take our BRIGHTLAND bottles for example, they make beautiful vases as evidenced by these stunning stems by @floomofficial 🌼🌷
The faces we put forward.
Are sometimes at odds.
And often at peace.
But never in coexistence.
To the world.
By which we move through,
And adapt within.
〰️poem by anonymous.
〰️art by @koketit
That moment when the morning is slow, and breakfast is sweet — with a drizzle of savory thanks to 〰️BRIGHTLAND ALIVE 〰️.
Lovingly made with hand-picked heirloom Frantoio and Coratina olives, its nutty, smooth flavor pairs just as perfectly atop in-season cantaloup as it does drizzled over a shareable side of roasted asparagus.
Versatile. Fresh. Indulgent.
Our ALIVE DUO is still available at our ✨Link In Bio✨. Pick yours up while you still can.
Beautiful image by @steenshep
"I really try and catch the Sunday farmers market in our neighborhood. We are so lucky to have this year-round in California. It helps me cook with in-season, local produce and it starts off the week right. It also allows me to try and cut down on food packaging waste. I’m really trying to avoid single use plastics in our kitchen these days."
An afternoon well spent here at BRIGHTLAND is one where we share artichokes and craft garlicky dips with Michelle Toney, co-founder of @morrowsoftgoods , and her son, Cosimo. We also got to talking and landed on the topic of food—as one does.
Catch our full conversation in our Field Notes ✨
Figs: A sweet treat that comes to fruition — quite literally — as autumn's cooler months step in.
Yes, they are delicious simply as-is, but also consider them atop a soft, creamy cheese, drizzled with BRIGHTLAND AWAKE, and finished with some fresh basil and a dash of Maldon salt flakes.
This may just be your (warranted) excuse to buy out all the figs from your neighborhood grocer.
Photo by @mackannecheese
Spotted: Brightland for @sweetgreen bottles shining brightly at sweetgreen’s beautiful new space at 32nd +Park in New York City. We are proud to be a part of the retail market and will be collaborating with @sweetgreen next week in NYC as part of a special event — more details in our story. 🌟