Smooth SIps

Glass straw love, botanical creations, and alcohol-free drink inspiration by Maya Frost, ToMA co-founder 

  • Dry January Profile: Meet Alena of Alena Botanica
    Using the natural flora of the Pacific Northwest as her muse, Alena creates signature glassware that she sells at garden gift shops, plant nurseries, and on her website. 
    Dry January Profile: Meet Alena of Alena Botanica

    Tue, Jun 02, 20

     Alena, owner of Alena Botanica, is a Portland designer who says her plant-inspired glassware helped her get sober. Dedicated to both plants and art, she is planning her first Plant...

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  • Dry January Profile: Selena Ricks-Good of LANA Drinks
    Recognizing shifting consumer behavior and her own life changes, this ten-year NYC drinks blogger embraces low-ABV options.
    Dry January Profile: Selena Ricks-Good of LANA Drinks

    Tue, Jun 02, 20

    Selena Ricks-Good spent years living it up as a drinks blogger in New York City. Her DizzyFizz.com blog engaged a deep network of industry contacts, and she spent a decade...

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  • Dry January Profile: Shelley Elkovich of For Bitter For Worse
    How a midlife lay-off and a strange French malady inspired the creation of a spirit-free cocktail company in Oregon.
    Dry January Profile: Shelley Elkovich of For Bitter For Worse

    Tue, Jun 02, 20

    Meet the fabulous Shelley Elkovich of For Bitter For Worse. She and her husband Jeff have been on a crazy ride the last few months, but things really got wild...

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  • Dry January Profile: Meet Summer Abbott of Oregon Kombucha
    Want to brew your own kombucha? Summer Abbott at Oregon Kombucha makes it easy.
    Dry January Profile: Meet Summer Abbott of Oregon Kombucha

    Tue, Jun 02, 20

    Summer Abbott envisions a world in which everyone brews their own kombucha. At Oregon Kombucha, she and her partner Connery (and their adorable daughter VIvienne) sell everything you need to...

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