For those of you who don’t know, the Central Coast Creatives Club is an incredible, inclusive group that is all about “fostering connection and collaboration across the Central Coast community.” The club was the brainchild of Kendra Aronson, and since it’s beginnings in 2014, the club has grown to include over 30 members, each with a unique skill set and all connected by a fire-y passion for creativity.
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Last week, Jeriel and Bobbie of Fable Soap Co. hosted our quarterly field trip at their shop and workspace in Los Osos. At Fable Soap Co., nourishing and healing skincare that is 100% clean has always been the goal. Every product is hand-crafted in a cruelty free environment, and contain absolutely zero traces of preservatives, synthetics, parabens, phthalates (scary word), sulfates and alcohols. Everything is made by Jeriel in small batches directly on site.
The gathering took place in their jazzed up warehouse turned shop and work space, which used to be home to a clay-mation studio! The second I walked in, the warm and cozy fragrances of several glowing candles emanated throughout the space. The food spread was magnificent, with an olive focaccia (baked fresh by Jeriel’s pastry chef turned avocado rancher husband Tim) as the showstopper.
As the group settled in, my friend Lauren and I explored the retail space in the loft upstairs. The shelves were lined with rows of lip balms, shampoos, soap bars, cleansers, and lotions. I marveled at products such as the “salted grapefruit cleanser” and the “charcoal turmeric coconut milk mask.” I wondered deeply what “wetstone and fig lotion” could possibly feel and smell like considering I had not the faintest idea what wetstone even was! It was clear that the skillful minds behind the creation of these unique products cared deeply about their craft. I was really excited to get back downstairs for the main event. And even more exciting- for locals, they offer refills on site! Amazing!
The sun began to creep lower into the sky as we all got comfy and cozy on the soft sofas and tufted floor cushions, glasses of wine in hand. I love learning about people and about what drives them to be successful at what they do- especially entrepreneurs- so I was eager to listen to Jeriel and Bobbie tell the birth story of Fable Soap Co. They shared the ups, downs, and in-betweens, with a healthy dose honesty that was sprinkled thoughtfully with humor and humility. It was refreshing and encouraging and served as a clear reminder that whatever you want to do is attainable if you just see it through and don’t give up when the going get’s tough. For more about the journey that is Fable Soap Co., I encourage you to visit this magnificent Q+A published in Coyote + Oak Magazine and written by Central Coast Creative’s Club Ringleader, Christy Wolff.
Thank you, Jeriel and Bobbie, for opening your hearts and your business to our group of aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs- your journey has been incredible. To all the creatives who attended, thank you for sharing your journeys and experiences. Until next time!
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”