Blake Lively‘s Preserve site launched today with much fanfare — it was pretty much all anyone could talk about last week and the project helped the actress score her third Vogue cover. Now that the site is live, we get to see for ourselves what all the fuss was about. The store is chock-full of artisanal goodies — everything from flowy, questionably-priced maxi dresses to Bloody Mary mix. You can buy a new, handmade outfit for a barbecue and pick up a few sauces for the grill at the same time.
But just in case you were thinking this is another site peddling premium priced goods to the monied hipsters, well…you would be sort of correct. Luckily for Preserve, it completely acknowledges that it is kind of ridiculous to be hoarding truffle salt when there are people in the world who don’t have access to clean water. So the site set up a “Greater Good” page, on which it outlines philanthropic goals in the most self-aware way possible: “We are aware that a lot of what we are selling is outlandish in a world where people are starving and have nowhere to sleep,” the site reads. “This is a real problem. One that even on our high horse we can’t ignore. ” Hopefully, those few sentences are enough to make you forget that you’re overspending on curry ketchup.
We browsed the site and found a couple of things we’d like to pick up for ourselves. So, here are six items on our Preserve wishlist that we actually might order before the day’s out.