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Art, Artist, California, Eric Junker, Los Angeles, Murals, Painter, Posters, Prints, SilverLake, Steep Echo -

Eric recalls the early days when a large ad agency brought him in to assist on art direction. It wasn’t long before he received a tap on the shoulder from a horrified associate staring down the office hallway – a hallway decked with glistening footprints. His footprints. The paint was aquamarine. Eric doesn’t recall being asked back.    Since then, Eric Junker has made a habit of tracking paint everywhere the wind blows. His murals, around 50, can be encountered from Baja to Marfa. At home in Silverlake, every article of clothing is flecked in bold colors. His guiding mantra –...

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LA private chef and food blogger Chloe Crampton (@chloeskitchen) also happens to be a British ex-pat. Our point? She knows her teas and sweets! Grab a fork. Salted Caramel Tea-Infused Pumpkin Cheesecake With Cinnamon Graham Cracker Crust Recipe  INGREDIENTS: For The Filling: 4 (8oz) Blocks of cream cheese 1 Can pumpkin puree 4 large eggs3/4 Cup granulated sugar 1/4 Cup brown sugar 1/4 Maple syrup 4 Steep Echo Ascent tea bags1/2 Cup Sour Cream 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract3 Tbsp All purpose flour2 Tsp Pumpkin pie spice1 Tsp Cinnamon1 Tsp Kosher salt   For The Crust 14 Cinnamon Graham Crackers2 Tbsp sugar 1 Stick Butter  For The Tea...

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California, Camping, Colorado, Crested Butte, Design, Eric Junker, Hollywood, Kindergarden, Mug, Steep, Steep Echo, Tea, Teacher, Teaching -

Tea-drinking school teaching Heidi Ware of West Hollywood scored this enamel mug designed by Eric Junker (that guy again?) in the Colorado mountain town of Crested Butte. Crested what? It’s pronounced ‘beaut’, as in beautiful, as in, that looks like a beautiful place to be drinking tea. "My go-to mug for camping or settling in for a three-hour Zoom call with 23 kindergarteners."  

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Great news!  Steep Echo Olive Leaf Teas has been selected by UncommonGoods to be part of its catalog.  Check it out at uncommongoods.com

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Great article about the health benefits of olive leaf tea. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/01/23/healing-power-olive-leaf.htmlThe healing power of olive leafBy Chris Kilham •Published January 23, 2013 In many parts of the world, including Morocco, Italy, Spain, France, Lebanon and Syria, olives are staple foods found on every table. They are abundant and cheap, and come in a variety of forms, from green to pink to black, and are cured in a multitude of ways. Here in Morocco, almost every restaurant sets a bowl of olives on the table, and no dinner is complete without them.The first pressing of oil from olives, referred to as...

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