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Let’s start this off with an obligatory statement about “these being stressful times, yadda yadda…” We obviously haven’t all been inundated with these asinine statements enough recently. Sooo, these being stressful times n’ such, it’s important to cultivate some kind of normalcy when there seemingly isn’t any. Certain rituals may need to be tweaked for compatibility within our current collective predicament, but maintaining these daily and weekly rituals will help you mitigate a lot of the stress and anxiety that you and your family may be struggling with.
Start a new morning ritual with a uniquely handcrafted latte delivered to your doorstep from Pink Owl Coffee.
Not only does this somewhat new San Rafael coffee spot have high quality beans by the pound and loose-leaf teas, they also offer an array of some rather unique caffeinated concoctions; our favorite is their iced vanilla lavender latte, seriously, it’s a must try. They also have a smattering of breakfast favorites and some pretty wild Third Culture Bakery mochi donuts and muffins. Did we mention they deliver on literally every platform, offer free local delivery, and of course they have pickup!☕️ Get Pink Owl! ☕️
Learn everything you need to know about the many different Wine varieties with Emily Regan Byrne.
Wine is terribly complicated and nuanced, luckily we have Emily, a WSET Level 2 certified wine nerd who offers Virtual Wine Tastings! She can help you understand your palate and feel more confident in your journey as a life long wine enthusiast. Emily will instill in you the confidence needed to host your next virtual wine and cheese party, which you should absolutely be doing!🍷 Meet Emily! 🍷
Detoxify your soul with private/group yoga, meditation, mindfulness sessions… and Breathe with Amy Naber.
Maybe your daily yoga classes have been upended due to the current shelter-in-place and you’re feeling lost, or maybe you’re bored and you’ve always been curious about meditation, or maybe you’re simply in need of some guided mindfulness exercises; regardless of the why, Amy is offering a variety of private and group virtual classes!🧘♂️ View Classes! 🧘♀️
Have a backyard picnic with Gravity Tavern’s delectable fried chicken and craft cocktails.
The approaching good weather doesn’t know or care about our shelter-in-place! Take advantage of it, and have Gravity Tavern deliver some family style Prime Rib or a bucket of Fried Chicken for a family picnic in the front or backyard; if it’s a date night tack on some libations to that order!🍗 Order Now! 🍗
Get fabulous local wines, cheese, and charcuterie delivered for free by West Coast Wine • Cheese.
Chris at West Coast Wine • Cheese has an extensive and impressive knowledge of local cheeses, all wine varieties (including sparkling,) and sustainable charcuterie. Using this knowledge, he has curated a local menu of legendary cheese, meat, and wine, off of which he is offering free and same day delivery. So, obviously, you need to start organizing a virtual wine and cheese tasting with your besties… Chris is here to help!🍷 Order Wine & Cheese! 🧀
Start a garden and zen out in the dirt with veggie starts and soil delivered by California Native Landscapes.
I’m more of a listen to Norwegian speed metal and crush a trail on my MTB kinda person when it comes to stress relief, but I’ve recently learned the astonishingly therapeutic and truly calming qualities of gardening; gardening also hurts less and often times has a delicious outcome unlike Mountain biking. California Native Landscapes has an incredible selection of different plants and starters and they’re open for pickup and local delivery, they also have the knowledge to guide you through any project you want to start.🌿 Start Your Garden! 🌿
Get truly elevated then rewatch every Seth Rogan movie with free-delivery from MoonFlower.
Maybe it’s time for something a tad MORE relaxing! A mellow edible before getting back into painting, a CBD tincture to help with any anxiety or depression, or maybe an irreverent movie marathon fueled by “that loud,” as the millennials call it. The staff at Moonflower is professional and ready to dispel any misconceptions you may have about Cannabis products.💨 Get Elevated! 💨
Keep the kiddos learning and structured with virtual tutoring and test prep from Sage Educators.
The world isn’t stopping with COVID, you can’t pause your child’s growth, and their future won’t give them a pass because of a pandemic. Let’s also be realistic, you don’t remember how to calculate logs, nor do you care what the value of X is. Or perhaps, simply, you’re going crazy as a full time parent, longing for the days of 6 hour solace. Keep your kids somewhat structured and on-track with tutoring and test preparation, including one-on-one sessions, group sessions and SAT/ACT classes from Sage Educators.📚 View More! 📚
Win a bottle of OVO Rosé from West Coast Wine • Cheese by leaving your best date-night or family day idea below!
Do you have a clever shelter-in-place compliant date-night or family day idea using one of the local businesses we listed in this article? Let us know your idea in the remarks below for a chance to win a bottle of OVO Rosé from West Coast Wine • Cheese!
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