Coffee Doesn’t Cancel, A Tiny Cafe in Highland Park, A Bakehouse with a Good Mission



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1.Fashion turned a page, literally, when Spanish luxury fashion house Loewe, canceled its show and made it the front page news. There is more. Inside the newspaper supplement, author Danielle Steel shares the first page of the first chapter of her latest novel, ‘The Affair’. Flip to look 17-19 of the show and this culture thinks that’s exactly how we might bring in fall, at home, at our desks with a coffee nearby. The show might have been cancelled, but the coffee wasn’t.

2.How does a tiny cafe get your attention? Document the entire experience from finalizing its window location, to inviting you to engage with its details via a DIY heart shape crossword puzzle, to teasing merch drops for the determined customer, who’ll be among the first in line for everything else and then the coffee. No Free Coffee pops up this weekend in Highland Park on 3.13. & 3.14.

3.Red boxes. Check. Architectural display. Check. Gluten, butter, sugar. Check, check, check as Mision Bakehouse in Madrid newly opens, with all kinds of cool and coffee from Hola Coffee Roasters next door. I’ll take a baguette with the tote as the fine Instagram caption prints details the sustainable workshop responsible for the ‘talega’ which the fabric is called is from Ellas Lo Bordan which supports women in vulnerable situations. Mission Possible.

4.The independent printed magazine and creative project that is Solo Magazine issued this month’s playlist featuring Yield Coffee Roasters out of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The partnership allows Solo to shine a light on Yield Coffee Roasters’ work, which involves “rehab programs for women transitioning back into society from human trafficking,” among other good deeds. Listen to it here.

5.Looking for a hint of nostalgia while perusing the gram? Check out and follow Only Once Shop. These collectors of vintage design artifacts share a host of objects including the likes of The Braun Aromaster KF 21 Type 4050 made in Germany 1972.  Swoon only or collect it once – talk about timeless!

6.Chore while you coffee. Whether behind bar or employed at another creative occupation, chore jackets and coffee shops have entered a relationship. You can see them at lifestyle stores next to coffee shops (Brother, Brother) and within them as well (DayDream Surf Shop.) Ethically focused Mundaka Studio collaborates with Barcelona specialty coffee roaster Slow.Mov on a workwear edition and the color ways are chore-ly beautiful. 

7.Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘get a room?’ Have you ever heard that applied to a coffee roaster? Small batch roaster Red Rooster Coffee in Floyd Virginia now has very own room at Hotel Floyd. Some of the details include room 303 being painted with brewed coffee and framed posters revealing some of the roasters’ coffee roasts.