Just as with organic growers, regulations have lagged behind the demand for pure, unadulterated H20. While there are many places in town that'll give you water in a bottle, the only place we trust to give us sodium free, carbon filtered and
steam distilled drinking pleasure is Aqua Vita
. We don't even know why it matters that it's "concentrated ozonated oxygenated water...revitalized with ions," we just know that it goes through seven stages of filtration before it goes out the door; and when we have a steady supply of it, we don't forget to drink those eight recommended glasses a day. Always friendly Aqua Vita expanded last summer to include a full-service health store with dry goods, vegan condiments, organic produce, deliciously dense breads by local bakeries Small Planet and Wisdom Baked Goods, natural toiletries and a veritable arsenal of homeopathic medicines and essential oils.