Tis the season for bah, humbug! That’s right, I’m not in the spirit yet again, so I’m once again doing the Bah Humbug Holiday Popup Shop!
How does this work? Go to my online store and shop shop shop. I can only accept orders placed through the store. Any orders that are left in the comments, messaged, or texted are too likely to get lost in the shuffle. There’s lots of goodies – shortbread cookie dough you can bake and pass off as your own, sweet rolls for Xmas morning that’ll make it look like you’ve been awake since 4 a.m., citrus curd for “homemade” pie, candy for stress-eating, and gift certificates for the person in your life who could use some kitchen education.
On December 22nd, come pick up your stuff at my secret headquarters in the Shaw Neighborhood. You’ll get the address when you place your order. I’ll have some grab-and-go stuff available for impulse purchases that night (jam, pickles, bitters), along with snacks and drinks and grinchiness. No tree, no merry, no carols. Just Norwegian death metal* – the real music of the season.
PLACE ORDERS NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 20TH. Some items have earlier order-by dates because it takes lot of time for one person to make this stuff. The dates are outlined on the store’s website.
Even if you didn’t order anything and just want to escape Christmas, come hang out. We’ll eat, drink stuff, you can shop last-minute food gifts, and listen to Norwegian death metal*.
And! When you come by on the 22nd and if you’re so inclined, bring some tampons or pads. We’ll donate them to St. Louis’ homeless women. If you can’t make it on the 22nd and still want to donate, you can do that through the store’s page, too. So far we’ve already bought $100 worth of period supplies and I’m building one hell of a Christmas tree with them.
Invite your people and make it a night. If you’re into merry-making, you can hit the Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Gardens while you’re in the neighborhood.
*No, there will not be any Norwegian death metal. Sorry.
But there will be jazz! In November my musician friend Jeremy Joyce, the good coffee folk at The Mud House, and the wonderful humans at Human Spaces, and I kicked off The Bellerive Brunch Jazz Series. It’s a monthly pay-what-you-can jazz show and brunch in the coziest venue in town. Families and kids are welcome. And we’re doing it again on December 18th! Brunch service starts at 11, music at noon, and we’ll go until 2. Leslie Sanazaro’s bringing her beautiful voice for the occasion. Schlafly’s bringing the beer, and I’m making cocktails along with food. 100% of the bar’s take will be donated to St. Louis Homeless Winter Outreach. Their team of volunteers go out on the coldest nights of the year to make sure the homeless who don’t make it into shelters have coats, blankets, warm gear, and snacks, or transportation to a safe and warm place.
Wanna see what you missed? November brought a fantastic underground dinner partnership with Coma Coffee. We did three courses and a cocktail hour, and everything included Coma’s micro-roasted coffee. Wanna take a look?
And as always, so many awesome classes, and a month of fantastic private events leading up to the holidays. Maybe I’m not as scroogey this year after all.