Customer Appreciation Day Sept 21st

Come in Saturday, Sept 21st between 10am and 4pm for drink discounts, tastes of our tonic products and a chance to win $100 gift certificate. 1236645_639675226066383_383944827_nCome let us show you how much we love you!!

There are more than 50 merchants in the Park Street Business District offering discounts and prizes. Stroll down Park Street and look for the balloons in front of participating businesses.

Menu Highlight- Tonics

Julie’s invites you to learn more about our unique, healthful and restorative Tonic products
that promote wellness and vitality with vitamin rich and invigorating ingredients!

Based on the philosophy that a strong body can more easily ward off sickness, much like how fortifying the plants in your garden keeps them healthy and thriving, Julie has formulated several Tonic Herb Blends and Soups to easily and deliciously integrate into your daily wellness routine.

Tonic Definition – Adjective: Giving a feeling of vigor or well-being; invigorating.

Tonics work best when taken daily. Julie’s offers a variety of products to make it easy to incorporate them into your daily life.

Julie’s Original Tonic Lattes:
Fortifying and nourishing, tonic herbs are steamed in your choice of cow,
soy or oat milk following Ayurvedic traditions. Sweetened with honey.

“Vitality” – A rejuvenating and strengthening tonic.
Organic Ingredients: shatavari, maca, ashwaganda, and cinnamon

“Clarity” – A brain tonic promoting focus and memory.
Organic ingredients: gotu kola, ginseng, bacopa, matcha and ginger

Take – Home Herbal Powders:
Bring home “Vitality” and “Clarity” to integrate into your daily wellness routine by adding to your smoothies, hot cereal, soups or make your own Tonic Lattes.

Tonic Soups:
Delicious soups made using nutrient rich ingredients such as: tonic-herb infusion broths, fortifying roots, greens, and seaweed… to name a few.
beet root tonic

Tonic Tea:
Tulsi Tonic is a simple yet powerful blend of herbs to tone and nourish your body. By infusing and drinking your herbs, you offer your body many vitamins, minerals, protein and chlorophyll in a form that easily absorbs – covering any nutrient gaps in your diet.
Organic Ingredients: tulsi (Holy Basil), stinging nettle, dandelion leaf, red clover

Tonic Tasting September 21st:
Drop by on Saturday, September 21st from 10am-2pm. in conjunction with the Park Street Business District CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY, when we will have a table of our tonic products for you to try. Julie will be on hand to chat with you about our passionate commitment to providing products that strengthen and vitalize ourselves and our community .


Sept/Oct Art Show

Showing in Julie’s Gallery Sept 13-Nov 13, opening reception Friday, Sep 13.

by Marcy Voyevod

Black Cat India ink, gouache, watercolor, beeswax on canvas, canvas board, and paper
Opening Reception:
Friday the 13th of September, 7-9pm

Join us for refreshments, socializing and a thought-provoking activity: “Collective Collage”
During the opening reception, we invite you to explore your dark side through the creativity of a group collage project. All supplies provided.

Artist Statement:   
Twenty years to the day after my house burned to the ground on October 20th 1991 in the Oakland Hills fire, I traveled alone to Spain and spent a month in solitude, exploring, walking and painting daily.  The small pieces I painted there became the studies for this series of larger studio paintings.

First, I spent a week with my beloved teacher in Mallorca at an art retreat near the coast.  Then, with no language skills in Spanish or Catalan, I stayed for almost 3 weeks in a small apartment in the ancient El Born neighborhood at #14 Banys Vells.  Santa Maria del Mar was at the end of my street and the café in the square in the shadow of the ancient church was where I went for my daily cappuccino and to write.

I visited every Gaudi site, went to the museums, spent time at the beach, and wandered.  The darkness that came into my art during my week in Mallorca escalated during my solitude in Barcelona.  These paintings are influenced by Barcelona and its’ architecture, the Catalan artist Joan Miro, and the darkness of November in Catalunya.

I am grateful for the love and support of my friends and family who helped me get to Spain, and after my return, have remained patient with me, as I have become a hermit and, at times, paint like a fiend.

-Marcy Voyevod Summer 2013 

Summer Social Garden Party

Join us in this Saturday 6-9:30 pm for paella, organic Bison beer on tap, sangria and live music with pickPocket Ensemble.
$20 pre-sale, $25 at the door gets you a plate of paella and green salad, a drink and live music. Just want to see the music? Come at 8pm. (music only $10 to the band)

July/Aug Art Show


Installation & Photography by Elaine L. Santos & Bart D. Frescura

The artists explore anxiety in their art mediums and subjects.
Frescura’s rows of plaster cast teeth mimic the reoccurring thoughts, ideas, conversations that plague our minds. Santos’ photography reveals the unease associated with food choice and consequence.

showing in at Julie’s July 12th-August 31st

bart frescura        by Elaine Santos 

May/June Art Show

In Julie’s “gallery” May 10th-July 1st 2013

Opening Party: Friday, May 10th 7-9pm

paintings & photographs inspired by the colors, textures and ambiance of Mexico
by Richard Ralph

A compellation of work by Alameda artist, Richard Ralph. Abstract and folk-style paintings as well as photographs, reflect Ralph’s intimate connection with Mexico spanning three decades.

Limited edition prints, cards and original work will be for sale.

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Employee Fieldtrip

IMG_2340The Julie’s crew headed up north to Sonoma County to visit Taylor Maid Farms roastery and farm to learn more about the amazing coffee we serve. What a treat to see where Julie got her start in the coffee & tea business and to spend some time together walking the hills, picking some herbs and flowers.

Check out our friends at Taylor Maid Farms: