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  1. Bring the Ambiance of Autumn Inside

    As October rolls around in California, the weather starts to cool down, the leaves begin to change to deep reds and oranges, and the “warm and cozy” vibe is heavily sought after. Many people’s first instinct is to immediately run to Target and stock up on all the pumpkin spice and vanilla scented candles they can find, browse the aisle with all the fuzzy blankets, and grab themselves a $20 pair of sweatpants on the way out. When I say “many people’s first instinct” I actually mean my first instinct. Something I always ask myself when this time of year comes around is “how can I create a perfect fall-wonderland ambiance in my home?”. Well I’ve found some answers to the best fall-time hacks for home decor.  Continue reading →
  2. The Cost of Meat is Going Up Up Up

    You may have looked at your receipt recently after checking out at the grocery store and wondered “Why is my bill so high when I’ve been buying the same products for months?” Here’s the simple answer for you: Meat prices have gone up 10.5%  in the past year. This increase in price for poultry is due to multiple factors, including shortages, and more people are switching to plant-based diets during the pandemic. People have grown more concerned about their health since the pandemic began, and this especially includes aspects of diet. Lock down in 2020 allowed for people to (literally) sit and evaluate their decisions when it came to lifestyle and health choices, with many people reconsidering what they eat, especially when it comes to meat. When we reached the summer of 2020, plant-based food sales more than doubled (+243 percent),with consumers putting 14 percent more meat-free and dairy-free options in their basketsContinue reading →
  3. Green, Green, Green is in!

    Ah Green...the color of all that nature has to give. From fresh grass clippings, to pine trees topped with snow, to beautiful tropical plants. The beautiful transition into spring, the color of rebirth and the color of growth. Green represents many things. There’s clearly a reason why it’s the paint color choice for 2022.  Continue reading →
  4. America's Supply Chain is Seriously Strained

    What is happening with the supply chain: A huge clog in the supply chain pipeline is causing major delays in imports of goods such as toys, clothing, electronics, and other items. No one knows how to fix it or what to do.  80% of goods are transported overseas Covid outbreaks in Chinese ports also affects shipping status Inflation is increasing as demand outpaces supply  How does this affect businesses and companies: The median cost of shipping has almost doubled since July, which was already twice what it cost in January. Businesses are having to order ahead of time to avoid running out of goods, which is only making things worse by increasing the shipping backlog. Companies are not receiving their products on time or in the quantity they need, leading to a shortage of goods, which then leads to disappointed and frustrated customers.  Continue reading →
  5. Should Restaurants Enforce COVID Vaccination for Guests?

    Well over halfway through 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic that rocked the world in early 2020 is still disrupting nearly every aspect of our lives. While there was a sense of renewed hope earlier in the year with the arrival of vaccines, COVID cases are once again on the rise, especially among the unvaccinated. People are eager to dine out after a year of sheltering in place. But with the ultra-contagious Delta variant now responsible for upwards of 80% of cases in the United States, and showing no signs of stopping, restaurateurs and hospitality businesses are having to make some tough decisions. How can restaurants balance the health of their business with the health of their staff and customers? These are tough questions that do not yet have clear answers.  Continue reading →
  6. Add Items to Your Cart for a Shipping Quote

    For most orders and shipping destinations*, you can get a freight quote right on our website before checkout! Just follow the simple steps below to check the shipping costs on the items you want to purchase. Continue reading →
  7. Do Plastic Barriers Actually Help Prevent Spreading COVID?

    Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve seen more and more plastic shields being erected to create physical barriers between people and groups with the hope of preventing the spread of airborne particles. The idea makes intuitive sense, an acrylic shield allows people to see each other while theoretically creating a physical obstacle for airborne viruses. However, according to a recent article in The New York Times, these barriers may actually be doing more harm than good in many instances. While a conclusive ruling is still out while scientists continue to study all the complications that factor into COVID safety, the available evidence suggests we should put our time and effort elsewhere when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID0-19.  Continue reading →
  8. What Height Table Base Do I Need?

    Tablebases.com makes it super easy to create a custom table that fits your exact space. With that kind of freedom also comes a lot of questions! One question we get from a lot of customers is how tall of a table base do you need? Tablebases.com offers options at Dining Height, Bar Height, Counter Height and Coffee Table Height, and many of our bases can be cut to a custom height if you need something precise for your project. But how do you match up your chairs or stools to the perfect height table? There’s a simple rule of thumb you can follow to get the best match, keep reading to find out.  Continue reading →
  9. OpenTable Adds New "Vaccinated" Tag for Customers

    We recently wrote about how Yelp had updated it’s business tools to allow restaurants to publicize their COVID-19 vaccine policy for both customers and employees. Now OpenTable, the ubiquitous reservation service, has announced a new feature that allows restaurants to verify customers’ vaccination status. As reported by The Verge, the feature will launch later this month and will allow restaurants to “tag diners as ‘verified’ for meeting entry requirements”.   Continue reading →
  10. 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Patio

    There is still plenty of time to enjoy the summer sunshine in your own private space. If you’re looking for a simple DIY way to refresh your outdoor spaces, Tablebases.com has a few easy ideas for where to start. The best part about most of these projects is that you determine the scope. You can start with something as simple as adding a few potted plants, or go full out and buy a new set of patio furniture. Even if you just want a weekend project with the kids, there are a number of easy ways you can refresh your patio within a range of budgets. Keep reading for our ideas!  Continue reading →

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