The holiday season can be a bit hectic, to say the least. We at Rock Paper Scissors love celebrating absolutely everything - but sometimes the holiday hustle and bustle can stress out even the coolest of cucumbers. If you're planning a holiday soiree, or even just an evening of drinks with a few close friends, save yourself time and energy with the delicious (and adorable!) cocktail mixers from White Whale! The mixers make fixing a cocktail a snap, and what's more, their beautifully designed packaging looks sharp when displayed on any bar or bar cart. We're currently loving the White Whale styled photo shoot from DesignLoveFest, above left, and Coco + Kelley's Spice Pear Flip recipe, a creative take on the Filthy Liar mixer, shown top right. (The Filthy Liar is a gin mixer with tastes of lychee, lime, and clove.) The Auntie's Old Fashioned mixer (above, left) has a taste of youngberry and rosemary, and goes perfectly with bourbon - while Your Older Brother is a great companion for your favorite vodka, and has notes of lemon, Siberian fir, and sweet orange. (Photos via DrinkWhiteWhale on Instagram). With White Whale, making a delicious drink is seriously simple. Here's the steps, from White Whale themselves: Grab your White Whale mixers at Rock Paper Scissors in Ann Arbor, and get additional inspiration online via our bar and drink Pinterest board, "Happy Hour." Looking for more cocktail mixer options? Our sister store, Bed & Butter, carries a variety of mixers - check out some of our favorites here. (And check out their bar inspired Pinterest picks via the board "Bar, Libations & Drinkware."
Earlier this year, we launched our sister store Bed & Butter, located just down the street in downtown Ann Arbor! Bed & Butter is all about items that provide beauty and utility - whether it's home goods, gifts, kitchen tools, or items for baby & kids. Since before the store opening, we've been working behind the scenes to create an online destination for our customers, filled with a curated selection of our favorite items. The site is now live, and to celebrate, we're providing all online customers with free shipping for this week only - simply enter the code SHOPBEDBUTTER during checkout! While you're there, make sure you create an online account - this will get you entered in our Friends with Benefits rewards program, where you'll receive an exclusive letterpress art print, hand lettered by Kristen Drozdowski.
Living in the beautiful Mitten state, we at Rock Paper Scissors are all about getting out and exploring the great outdoors. From the trails and natural areas right here in the Ann Arbor area, to our state's lovely shorelines, to the gorgeous area us Michiganders simply refer to as "Up North" - there's no shortage of awesome places to hike, camp, adventure and explore! Adventure is most certainly out there, and we've rounded up our favorite items that remind us to get up, get out, and go explore! We've been longtime fans of the temporary tattoos from Tattly, which feature awesome designs, lovely lettering, and great typography - and their camp themed Adventure set does not disappoint! The set of 8 tattoos include an adventure pennant, canoe with wooden oars, a sailors knot, swiss army knife, pine tree, tent, campfire, and compass. Some of our other favorite items include: 1. We love letterpress, and this card by Bench Pressed is no exception! Featuring an animal footprint illustration and hand lettered "Make Your Own Tracks" printed in warm brown ink. 2. These "Handy Everyday Notes" from Sideshow Press are perfect for taking notes on the go. The yellow edition fits handily in your back pocket, and are for things that are "Lost & Found or yet to be discovered." 3. & 4. Whether you're heading out for a hike or commuting to work, these 25 oz. metal canteens are just the thing to meet your hydration (or caffeine) needs! Our favorites are the red "Unity" and the orange "Practice Conservation" designs. 5. Wherever your adventures take you, this letterpress set of postal cards is the perfect way to keep in touch! 6. This card is truly a work of art. Letterpress printed by the talented team at Hammerpress, the die cut badge card features a starry night sky and the message "The Great Adventure Awaits." This, and many other badge card designs, are available at RPS. 7. Toss your essentials into this Explore pouch and hit the road! These and many more adventure themed items are available at Rock Paper Scissors. Stop by and see us in Ann Arbor, and happy trails!