Featured Friends

It is our delight to feature our beautiful friend, Susana Lopez! Susie is a Chicago native with a mission to get everyone excited about baked goods…

SHARING THEM. GIFTING THEM. AND OF COURSE, EATING THEM.

Lover of sweets, this mama of two’s contribution of creativity is most expressed by the love that goes into every batch.

Here’s a small blurb from her website:

OUR STORY

“I LOVE SWEETS AS MUCH AS I LOVE TO BAKE THEM. BAKING IS AN EXPRESSION OF LOVE FOR ME; THE STIRRING, MIXING, AND KNEADING CREATES A SENSE OF WARMTH AND ACCOMPLISHMENT. BUT IT’S IN THE CREATING OF THESE GOODS THAT I REFLECT AND PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE THAT I LOVE. I INITIALLY STARTED BAKING FOR MY HUSBAND, BUT LATER IT WOULD BECOME OUR PARENTS, COUSINS, GRANDPARENTS AND MY CHILDREN.

THE PASTRIES I ENJOY BAKING ARE THE ONES THAT MY CHILDREN LOVE EATING THE MOST. I BECAME A STAY AT HOME MOM NEARLY 5 YEARS AGO AND SOME OF MY FAVORITE MEMORIES WERE WITH MY CHILDREN BAKING ALONGSIDE ME. I KNEW THAT TEACHING THEM HOW TO BAKE WOULD INSTILL A SENSE OF WORK ETHIC AND JOY IN WHAT THEY CREATE.

I NOW BAKE MORE THAN EVER BECAUSE I NOT ONLY ENJOY EATING BAKED GOODS WITH MY CHILDREN BUT ALSO BAKING TOGETHER. AND TOGETHER, WE WANT TO SHARE THEM WITH YOU.” -Susie

One of our favorite parts here at Re|Defined Table, is that Susie’s Sweets and Baked Goods prides itself on using all natural and healthier ingredients. Whaaaat?! Who isn’t excited about that?!

Support our Featured Friend by giving Susie a follow! And while you’re add it, throw in some cookies in your cart. You won’t be disappointed!

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Re|Defined is so excited to introduce our very first Featured Friend, Alisha Crespo with GOOD MANNER COFFEE!

Blurb from GOOD MANNER’s website: Alisha and her hubby Ray are small coffee roasters based in Chicago. Their passion for coffee, love for people and deep appreciation for the arts is their motivation to produce good coffee and partner with local artists who are creating good work.

We at Re|Defined are honored to feature Boss Lady, Alisha! She is redefining community with intentionality in a cup. Thank you Alisha for being a part of our Re|Defined sisterhood!

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