Tag Archive | Botanical

Product Review: Frisa Sparkling Botanical Beverages

Frisa Black Currant and Elderflower Bottles
All Photos By Gail

Healthy Soda: it is a Thing. You might recall my awesome event recap from the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show, where I met This Handsome Guy at the booth for Frisa Sparkling Botanical Beverages, and was compelled to stop and learn more about this delicious drink. Because, healthy soda; I’m all about it.

Frisa Elderflower 4 Pack

I found out that Frisa sparkling botanical beverages are 100% natural, GMO free, gluten free, caffeine free, and are made from the finest ingredients including custom bottled water sourced exclusively from the Pyrenees (which are a range of mountains in Europe – learning!). But when discussing Frisa’s different flavors, I admit they had me at Elderflower: which is my single favorite ingredient in any cocktail. To sip an elderflower-enhanced, natural sparkling soft drink, surely this was too much goodness for me to resist. I agreed to receive samples of Frisa to try at home and review for this blog. Here are my findings.

Frisa Black Currant 4 Pack

Frisa sparkling botanical beverages are newly available in single serving four packs, as seen above, and each 8.45 oz bottle is the ideal size not only for enjoying chilled straight from the bottle, or poured over ice, but also as a base to create a totally kick ass cocktail when mixed with your favorite vodka! Your friends will think you went to a fancy mixology school, or something. And you can lie and say that you did. I’ll never tell.

Frisa Elderflower

Frisa beverages are lightly sweetened with a hint of natural cane sugar, and the Elderflower showcases the aromatic, honey-scented flavors of this natural ingredient. This sparkling beverage combines the finest ingredients to embolden the natural subtleties of elderflower — which is the flower of the European elderberry plant, in case you did not know. Its taste is really one of a kind, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Frisa Black Currant

I also received a four-pack of the Black Currant Rosehip variety, which offers a unique flavor profile and combines the boldness of black currant with the botanical notes of rosehip. The result is a beverage unlike any other: light and refreshing with the complexity of its unique ingredients. It tastes like you made it fresh yourself! And look at the gorgeous, ruby-red color: just look at it! You could make cocktails with this uniquely delicious beverage at the holidays and blow people minds.

Frisa Sparkling Botanical Beverages are truly delicious and it is my pleasure to recommend that you also try them for yourself. Find out more about Frisa products, including their latest flavor variety, Ginger Hibiscus, at Frisa Beverages Dot Com!

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Paula Cooper Gallery Presents: Meg Webster’s Solar Grow Room

Solar Grow Room
All Photos By Gail

While Meg Webster’s Solar Grow Room — which is just one section of her current, eponymous exhibit at the Paula Cooper Gallery — could easily stand in for a Pink Thing of the Day, I’m going to let it flourish on its own, because it is just so darn rad.

Pink Flowers and Plants

In this installation, Webster turns the Greenhouse Pink! First created for 2015’s Natura Naturans, a joint show with Roxy Paine held at Villa Panza in Milan, Solar Grow Room is an ecosystem sustained by making solar pannel on the gallery exterior. Bathed in pink light, raised planters are cultivated with moss, grass, flowers and other vegetation.

Pink Flowers
Pink Flowers

Pink Flowers and Plants

Meg Webster’s work finds inspiration in the intrinsic beauty of natural materials. Using metal, glass and organic elements like salt, soil, twigs and moss, the artist creates large-scale installations and precise structures rooted in the traditions of Land Art of the 1970s. Also highly influenced by Minimalist artists like Donald Judd, Carl Andre and Robert Morris, Webster draws on their rigorous formal vocabulary to create simple, geometric forms that directly and perceptually engage the body and its senses.

Pink Flowers and Mirror

The walls of the gallery room look like Fun House Mirrors.

Pink Flowers and Plants

A lifelong environmentalist, Meg Webster draws awareness to nature as an ever-evolving force, as well as mankind’s careless destruction of the earth’s resources and energies. We very much enjoyed this exhibit!

Meg Webster’s Solar Grow Room will be on Exhibit Through June 24th Exhibit Has Been Extended Through July 12th, 2016 at Paula Cooper Gallery, Located at 534 West 21st Street in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Meg Webster Signage

Solar Grow Room