Archives for category: – Little Luxuries


If you’re looking for a treat for your sweetheart, or just looking for a way to take your camp kitchen to the next level, we’ve got a suggestion: Artisan Edibles jellies and chutneys. We bought a jar of their Champagne Rose Petal Jelly while visiting the Saltspring Cheese Company on Saltspring Island in B.C. and it’s absolutely amazing. Delicate, not overly sweet, it lasts longer than a bouquet of roses and tastes better too.

Their products are only available in western Canada, according to their website, but they do offer gift boxes available for shipping. They don’t list prices—I’m sure they’re not cheap—but if the rest of their creations are as good as what we’ve sampled, they’ll be fantastic.

Artisan Edibles Gift Boxes

Unimog T-shirt • West County Explorers Club

Over 10 years ago a friend and I had a clothing company called Snowday, it featured images of two stylish women who were perpetually out doing cool stuff. You can see images here on L-Dopa, on my illustration site. It was mostly t-shirts—we had fun with it. I drew the scenes—my friend Stephanie drew the girls. I’ve loved drawing since I was a kid and now it’s what I do for a living. Still, I sometimes miss just drawing for fun.

Well, I just started drawing for fun again and I thought I’d turn the results into WCXC t-shirts. Here’s the first design. Picture it on the chest of a grey t-shirt and costing about $28. (Click the image for a bigger view.)

What do you think? Would you wear it? We’re happy to hear all thoughts, suggestions, questions in the comments below.



I’m starting a new feature on the blog called “Little Luxuries.” In this feature I’ll highlight things that are quite nice but not that expensive in the grand scheme of things. Items that will make life on the trail, or at home, just that much nicer.

First up, Great King St., Artist’s Blend scotch whisky from Compass Box Whisky in Edinburgh. Now before you snub your nose at a blended whisky versus a single malt, hear me out. This one’s from Scotland and it’s made by people on a mission to revive blended whiskies. With a little bit of water to bring out the flavors it’s smooth, has a hint of carmel, and is really quite good.

I’ve included a review below and a link to Compass Box Whisky’s site.

Compass Box Whisky
Great King St. review