Excited to introduce a brand new semi-regular series that I am calling #FieldTripFriday! It likely won’t appear every Friday but since we get to visit some pretty wonderful places and meet lots of great people along the way, I thought I would highlight some of our adventures and new friends every once in a while. If you can think of someplace we should visit or someone we should meet, feel free to drop me a line!
A friend called not long ago and let me know he was working with a local company called Glenn Avenue Soap Company. All natural products that are actually good for your skin with nature inspired and derived scents? I was intrigued to say the least! My mom always says that foaming soap is one of the tiny little pleasures in life that should be enjoyed and I am always on the hunt for a yummy foaming soap!
So last week, I spent a delightful hour chatting with Phillip, one half of the couple who owns Glenn Avenue Soap Company. We talked about the soap making process, different ideas for wedding and event related items and potential events and I even got a tour of their operation. I also found out that the last time I was at High Line Car House, I used Glenn Avenue Soap – same thing with Wolf’s Ridge Brewing and a few other places around town!
My brain seems to always be trying to find ways that places and items can fit into weddings and I found some really cute stuff at Glenn Ave – they’ve got your groomsmen, bridesmaids, guests and even shower hostesses covered!
This display caught my eye immediately! Cap City Suds is their line of bar soaps made from beer (the refined water is replaced with beer in these soaps) from local breweries like Seventh Son, Four String, Wolf’s Ridge and Zaubers. They don’t smell like beer (although I am sure that would have been a selling point to some people) but the beer itself gives the soap their color – they scent each one differently. Grab a few beer soaps plus a growler and gift certificate for a fill or two from the Ohio Tap Room. Groomsmen gifts – done!
We are always on the hunt for fun, local items to include in the hotel welcome bags. These mini soap foamers caught my eye – I happen to have unnatural hatred for hotel bar soap, it always just feels awful to me and dries my skin out completely so foaming soap would be a welcome surprise in that little bag! You can pick your scents and they’ll fill them for you but I am pretty sure if you asked really nicely, they might let you help a little too. Welcome bags – done!
Glenn Avenue does more than soap – they’ve launched a skin care line as well. The Herbal Mist Foaming Face Wash smells absolutely wonderful! The line also includes Exfoliating Grains, the Balancing Toner and Facial Serum + Moisturizer. Put the together in a basket with some bath bombs and body lotion for a super cute, pampering and delightfully useful gift! Bridesmaids gifts – done!
I mentioned my love for foaming soap so this was my favorite spot in the shop! Lavender Pine, Lemon Basil, Berry Lemonade and Bandit’s Oil were a few of my favorite scents – I currently have Bandit’s Oil next to my kitchen sink right now which is especially great since the flu is going around my neighborhood right now.
Their bar soaps also smell super yummy! I am not a bar soap kind of girl but there is a pomegranate exfoliating version that even I might be talked into trying. A few bottles of foaming hand soap, some bars of soap and maybe a bottle of lotion. Hostess gifts – done!
I had a great time visiting with Phillip and poking around Glenn Avenue Soap Company on my field trip – hope this gave you some ideas and maybe will inspire you to go visit as well! They have lots of fun things in the works and the sign on their door is totally right – it DOES smell amazing inside!