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Ergonomic Cleaning by Casabella

posted on July 13th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

My team and I attended a great seminar last week led by Christopher Vosbikian of Casabella Household Cleaning Tools, where we learned so much about everyday cleaning with an emphasis on the "proper" way of cleaning. Christopher covered methods for doing our household dirty work that do not put the common strains on our bodies. I could actually hear my back shouting for joy as we learned of the benefits one can experience through Casabella cleaning products. I am going to take this opportunity to share this knowledge with you, starting with cleaning the floors! Step One - Painlessly sweep!! One thing to note about the sweep set broom and dustpan is you do not need to bend over at all while sweeping.  The dustpan has a soft ergonomic handle in which you can sweep your little dirt pile into the dustpan while standing upright. When you are done sweeping up piles, simply snap the broom to the dustpan and store it in your closet. It is free-standing or you can just as easily hang it from… Read More

Stone Candles – New Summer Scents

posted on July 6th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

We are so proud and excited to partner with Stone Candles, and to offer their line of perfect and light refreshing scents for the season. Follow your nose to our Housewares Department for the following four fantastic fragrances for summer: Elder - Crisp green aroma of a freshly sliced cucumber is enveloped in a bouquet of lily of the valley, rose, freesia, and jasmine with hints of sweet melon and undertones of Dewy leaves. A heart of harvested white teal leaves gives this beautifully fragranced candle a light summery aroma. Acai - A bevy of sweet, succulent acai berries straight from the Amazon. Raspberry, strawberry, pear, and sweet pineapple make the top layer. The mid layer is classic jasmine, carnation, gardenia, peach and the bottom is a soft musk. Mangosteen - The fragrance begins with a strong mangosteen berry influence and a green galbanum character. These notes continue into the main theme where they are joined with a peach accord. This is followed by jasmine accord and… Read More

RSVP Kitchen Tools

posted on June 21st, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

RSVP was founded in 1984 with an objective to provide quality products at competitive prices to kitchen specialty stores worldwide. They have a 24-person staff that range in not only age but longevity in their position at RSVP. This creates a delicious melting pot of flavors, ideas, and talent, which is partly why RSVP has been the first to introduce many creative new products such as the Nutty Squirrel Nutcracker, Dill Spice Spoons, Onion Goggles, Sip-Spoons, and Anne Marie’s Brownie Spatula to name a few. They have received industry-wide accolades for these and many other products. They strive to make cooking easier with pieces that are sustainable, effective, and will leave enough time for the home chef to enjoy those elusive special moments and create lasting memories. RSVP provides a broad range of specific purpose tools. They design their items to outlast and out-task any other brand customers might have hiding in their cupboards. That’s why RSVP dedicates itself to… Read More

Govino – Wine on the go!

posted on June 17th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

We're just days away from summer! I can't wait for all the dining al fresco, concerts in the park, and Hollywood Bowl visits planned for the season. With each venture, my family and I always have our snacks and drinks (hello wine!) in tow. If you're going with wine, you've got to have the right glass. And the shatterproof, reusable, recyclable, and BPA-free glasses from Govino are our fav summer pick. They're dishwasher safe too! You can say goodbye to the shattered wine glasses of the past. Govino glasses are manufactured in the USA and headquartered in the heart of wine country in St. Helena California. These glasses are featured in the Museum of Modern art, and are even a favorite among the many top food and wine events in the country. These glasses are ideal for vineyards, pools, boats, concerts and sports venues, and any outdoor dining area. In our Housewares Department, you can find Govino available in both 2 packs and 4 packs of wine glasses, cocktail glasses, flutes, and… Read More

Great Gifts for Dad

posted on June 6th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

When it comes to Father's Day, finding the perfect gift for Dad can be a challenge! If they want something, they tend to go out and get it themselves. Sure, there is always the go-to grooming products, nice shirt, new wallet, or tie, but he can only have too many of those. If you want to find something a little more exciting and tailored to a more specific interest, here are a few of our top gifts for Dad that he is sure to love. For the Dads that like to enjoy their whiskey on the rocks, the stylish lightweight Nachtmann Vivendi Glass Whiskey Tumbler by Riedel is the perfect solution. Made of clear glass with a platinum finishing process for durability and brilliant shine. These glasses are in a pleasant shape with slight rounding and weighted base for a classic profile. These are a perfect pairing with our Four Roses Single Barrel Whiskey. If your Dad is serious about his brew, then he may be interested in brewing his own. The Beer Making Kits from Brooklyn Brew Shop offer… Read More

Where'd you get those Peepers?

posted on May 26th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

The next time one quotes the famous 1938 jazz song "Jeepers creepers, where'd ya get those Peepers?", you can proudly tell them Bristol Farms! While on a mission to find a line of reading glasses for our customers, I had intent to find a line that was fun, stylish, and of great quality. I found all this and more in Peepers Reading Glasses. Peepers Reading Glasses is a leading designer and marketer of innovative and expressive eyewear products for both men and women. They use fashion as an inspiration to create hundreds of designer styles without the designer price. If you're looking for quality, then look no further than Peepers! Peepers Reading Glasses is a subsidiary of Sammann Company which is a 4th generation family owned and operated business. They are located in Michigan City, IN just outside of Chicago, IL in the heart of the Midwest. They have been in business since 1952. Peepers originally started as an importer and distributor of scissors, shears, and fine cutlery. In… Read More

Save on Summer Grilling Essentials!

posted on May 24th, 2016 by Nicole Vuletich

Make sure your summer fare is well dressed, and your grilling tool belt well-stocked. Summertime is grill time, and that means you need to beef up your supply of spices, marinades, grilling tools, and accessories to get the very best taste from your grilled meats and veggies. We know you'd rather spend more time entertaining friends and playing with the kids, so to make it easy for you, we've picked out some of our very favorite flavor-boosters and grilling must-haves, and they're all at great savings through Memorial Day! California Rancher BBQ Sauces, Marinades, & Rubs If you're into serious flavor, then you'll love the all-natural, locally made, gourmet seasonings and sauces from California Rancher. The deep, aromatic flavor of the Oaky & Smoky Seasoning and BBQ Sauce is out of this world! It's a careful balance of savory and sweet with a growing, yet comfortable, level of heat that lingers nicely on the palate. Making it unique is a nice hint of tamarind in the… Read More

Enjoy Grilling Season with Love Bags in Tow

posted on May 23rd, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

Grilling season has officially kicked off! Glorious weather, delicious grill-ready entrees in our ad, and the upcoming Memorial Holiday are just a few reasons why you should jump on the grilling bandwagon, if you haven't already. Optimal BBQ weather means there's many occasions for gathering with friends and family, whether it's a backyard cookout, a beach bonfire, or a picnic in the park. Traveling with your goodies in tow doesn't have to be such a pain, especially with the grillin' themed reusable bags from LOVE Reusable Bags. Love Reusable bags are one of my favorite lines. I have many different styles, shapes, and sizes and love that they are 100% washable. I use my reusable bag every time I go shopping, I take my bags to the Hollywood Bowl and the farmers market, and now that the grillin' line is available in stores, I'll be sure to have these in tow during my next grilling adventure. The new patterns for summer are really exciting!! They are fun and bright in patterns evoking… Read More

Stunning Bakeware by Nordicware

posted on May 16th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

Have you ever seen someone present a most beautiful bundt cake made with an intricate vintage star-like design, and thought "how in the world did they bake something so beautiful?!" The bundt cake you laid eyes on (and probably devoured) was likely made with the amazing bakeware by Nordicware. Nordicware is a 70-year old company that produces the most beautiful kitchenware and bakeware! Since 1946, they have operated as a family-owned company that produces everything in the USA. I was familiar with the product before joining Bristol Farms, and I am so happy and proud to announce that we are now offering this amazing line to our customers. Your baking dreams are about to come true! Nordicware's famous bundt pan can be found in over 70 million households around the world. They are mostly used around the holidays, but this shouldn't be so. The gorgeous patterns produced in their bundt series are perfectly suited for any special occasion, and some patterns are even produced to… Read More

Bodum Copper Coffee Press

posted on May 10th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

Copper is one of the strongest trends to emerge out of the 2016 International Housewares Show. It is elegant and rich, and is a beautiful material found in many common household items. Another important trend in the coffee world is the use of the French press, and brewing craft coffee. So, when I came across the Bodum Coffee Press featuring the gorgeous copper outside housing, I just had to bring these items in for our coffee-loving customers! We are proud to offer the Bodum French press, tea press, creamer, sugar, and storage jars all in the copper line. This is a truly beautiful and timeless grouping, and absolutely lovely to serve your favorite cup of brew for you and guests. Bodum’s history dates back to 1944, when Peter Bodum launched the company in Copenhagen, Denmark. Renowned for its iconic French Press coffeemaker and signature Scandinavian design aesthetic, Bodum has grown into a global housewares brand with distribution in more than 55 countries. Headquartered in… Read More

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