Two New Mixers

Historically frowned upon as cheap imitations for those who can't mix their own, two new mixers help remove the stigma by making delicious concentrates using high-quality ingredients. Our first contender, Mixerz, comes to us from California's Napa Valley, the cradle of America's fine wine industry that in the 1980s broke the backs of the jugwine industry, elevating California wines to a world standard. Using all …

O Water

Not just another designer beverage battling for shelf space, O Water is a new flavored water from the founders of Nantucket Nectars and Fiji water. By replacing artificial sweeteners and other not-so-healthy ingredients with all-natural ingredients, O Water accomplishes more with less resulting in a light, crisp and subtly-flavored water. We prefer the Original unsweetened variety over the Infused alternatives and the it's better served …

Busy Bee Chocolates

I’m lucky to be living near Busy Bee Chocolates, a minuscule but substantial chocolate shop in my São Paulo neighborhood of Vila Madalena. Wood-paneled and discreet, Busy Bee opens into a candy box of surprises. The truffles are what keep customers addicted, with delicate and intense flavors such as candied orange, cognac and cashew covered in dark, white or milk chocolate. Luciana Baptista learned her …