1. Jack Spade - My two favorite 'C's': Clean and Classic..the art of subtraction, do away with Complicated. (http://www.jackspade.com)

  2. Chalkboard - Locally inspired...would have the crudo of the day, everyday. (http://chalkboardhealdsburg.com)

  3. Happy Socks - Cause your feet deserve to be happy too. (http://www.happysocks.com)

  4. Bigman Bakes - Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't...Mounds XL. (http://www.bigmanbakes.com)

  5. Kaiser Chiefs - 'Coming Home'...a return to The Kaiser Chiefs' roots. (http://www.kaiserchiefs.com/home)

  6. Stella Dot - Their philosophy: 'In everything, we see the opportunity to do it with style' (http://www.stelladot.com)

  7. Buzzfeed LOL - Who cares if it crosses the line...keeping things in perspective with some LOL (http://www.buzzfeed.com/lol)

  8. Jonathan Gold - Bring on the elastic pants..list keeps growing for my next LA visit. (http://www.latimes.com/food/jonathan-gold)

  9. Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops - Keeping the family's bellies happy with some sugar goodness. (http://therecipecritic.com/2013/06/brown-sugar-glazed-pork-chops)