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Carmel Magazine, Winter-Spring 2019

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Local Family Spreads Love with Handcrafted Products B Y B R E T T W I L B U R T he Simms siblings—Charise, twins Sarah and Rebecca "Boo," and Matt—grew up in an unusually industrious and creative family, splitting time between Los Angeles (where their mother and father ran restaurants) and Carmel Valley. Oldest sister Charise, who launched the (now closed) store Rustic Refinement in Carmel, start- ed the line Weller Tribe, which uses non-toxic ingredients for cleaning and home goods. Sarah worked for Pebble Beach Company in food and beverage, then as Larry Ellison's private chef, while Boo pursued graphic design and Matt worked in the restaurant industry. Recently, the youngest three launched Lady & Larder, soon after Sarah became a mother and took on the position of private chef for a pair of A-list celebrities. "We are doing a lot of different things, but they are all things we love," Sarah says. "We are really lucky that they work together. It's kind of a blur." Lady & Larder's artfully arranged and carefully sourced charcuterie and cheese boards, which Sarah was making for private clients in the Los Angeles area, became popular via Instagram. "Everyone is so hungry for a human connec- tion," Sarah says. "Food is nourishing and a beau- tiful gift." The board recently debuted in the Williams- Sonoma catalog, but the siblings still personally prepare and ship each order. "It is something special to connect people to a product and a place and from a time of year," Boo says. For more information, go to, or search "lady & larder" on SHORTCUTS NEIGHBORS Twins Boo and Sarah (with son Maverick) and brother Matt Simms started Lady & Larder. Their charcuterie boards are sold by Williams-Sonoma. 82 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 9 Photo: Kelly Hendrix

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