How to Host an Eco-Friendly Party

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If you’ve ever met us at Bottles & Wood, you probably already know two things about us: 1) We’re serious about environmental education and sustainability, and 2) We love a good party.   We’ve noticed (as you probably have, too) that parties tend to generate a lot of waste. But they really don’t have to. …

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5 Reasons We Love Upcycled Jewelry

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We’ll admit it. At Bottles & Wood, we have a thing for anything upcycled. Maybe it’s because upcycling takes place at the intersection where imagination meets realism. Think about it. You take a worn item – something real and actual – and you imagine a new way to use it. Then you give that object …

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Wine and Cheese Gift Basket Ideas

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Every now and again, you’re faced with the need to buy a gift for someone who’s impossible to buy for, right? Whether it’s for your mother-in-law’s birthday or for the already-has-everything couple whose 10th anniversary is coming up, it can be stressful trying to find just the right gift. Well, stress no more. Wine and …

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5 Eco-Friendly Interior Design Tips

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Doing good feels good, and many of us here in California have visions of building a home, a restaurant, or a retail space from the ground up using only sustainable materials.  We dream about south facing windows, solar panels, dimmers, and energy efficient heating and cooling. Although the idea of starting from the ground up …

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Reclaimed and Renewable Material in Restaurant Design

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When you hear the words “sustainable” and “restaurant” in the same sentence, you might think first about where the food comes from. You might think, “farm-to-table” and “local sourcing,” and you’d be right. But you’d also be right if you thought not just about the food but about the building the food is served in. …

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Women Innovators Initiative

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The Center for Peace and Commerce paid a visit to our showroom and warehouse to learn more about women innovators like our very own Zelda Waxenberg! Click here to read more about their visit and about their group.

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Kaaboo – San Diego

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Bottles & Wood had the pleasure of being a part of the Kaaboo Rock’N Chef Competition during the 3-day festival. We showcased some of our woodware during the competition and local celebrity chefs like Brian Malarkey, Amy Dibiase and Chad White. James McCleod of Ironside was crowned the winner but the competition, chefs, and food …

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