100% Lemon!

100% Lemon!

There were lots of ideas floating around for this season's print and none of them felt quite right until...we landed on lemons. They bring us vitamin C in the winter and...
June 10, 2024 — Christy Hobart
Joy of Spring: Eating Outdoors

Joy of Spring: Eating Outdoors

Farmers Markets, brimming with fragrant fruits and vegetables, is a highlight of spring.
April 27, 2024 — Christy Hobart
The Impact United to Beat Malaria is Making...With your Help

The Impact United to Beat Malaria is Making...With your Help

In a small shelter in Kakuma refugee camp, in northeast Kenya, Lydia and her five-year-old daughter Joyce snuggle on a bed covered by a white mosquito net. Here, they are...
January 30, 2024 — Christy Hobart
Another Charcuterie Platter? How About a Julbord Instead?

Another Charcuterie Platter? How About a Julbord Instead?

I love a good charcuterie platter but for the holidays I find a julbord just a little more festive—and maybe a little less obvious.  If you're having friends over during...
December 11, 2023 — Christy Hobart
Gougeres = Party

Gougeres = Party

Around here, the holidays aren't complete without a batch or two of gougeres browning in the oven or waiting for an occasion in the freezer. These little cheese puffs are deceptively simple to...
December 04, 2023 — Christy Hobart
You Know it's the Season when...

You Know it's the Season when...

The Christmas Cactus blooms! I thought I'd share a story I wrote about this darling little plant for the Los Angeles Times: At any other time of year, it’s easy...
December 01, 2023 — Christy Hobart
Pissaladiere, a Joy of Summer

Pissaladiere, a Joy of Summer

If I'm having a friend or two over for a glass of wine in the garden I'll often make a pissaladiere, a simple Provençal onion tart, earlier in the day then serve...
July 17, 2023 — Christy Hobart
A Favorite Summer Dessert

A Favorite Summer Dessert

We think blueberry pie (or crostata or galette, as the case may be) is the perfect finale for summer dinners out on the porch. You can use any dough, really, and any fruit, or...
June 27, 2023 — Christy Hobart
"But What About My Ankles?!?"

"But What About My Ankles?!?"

If there's one question we get most from customers who love our wraps, it's: "But what about my ankles?!?" We get it! The new variety of mosquito, the Aedes, that loves to feast...
June 27, 2023 — Christy Hobart
Dahlias inspired Shoo for Good's latest insect-repellent scarf.

Hello Dahlia!

When it came time to design our first print for Shoo for Good, I couldn't get dahlias out of my head. My mind brought me back to Paris, to the Parc Floral and its annual Dahlia Competition where the most beautiful plants gathered to show off and one-up each other.

Once settled on the dahlia for the print, though, I had to choose which dahlia! 

April 27, 2023 — Christy Hobart
Enjoy rosé in the garden with friends and your Shoo for Good insect-repellent scarf to keep you bug-free!

Garden Days!

We're gearing up for The Garden Conservancy's annual Open Days garden tour. The Edna May Garden, named after my grandmother who planted the first roses here in the '60s, debuted on the tour in 2007.

Our garden, designed and updated by Lisa Moseley, gives us so much joy--and was the inspiration for Shoo for Good! We hope you can come visit on May 6th.

 

April 12, 2023 — Christy Hobart
Shoo for Good founder Christy Hobart celebrates Holi at Diggi Palace in Jaipur.

Want Company?

When a friend asked if I wanted company on a work trip to India, I said "of course!"
March 25, 2023 — Christy Hobart