Winter Gifts That Keep on Giving

Posted on Dec 4 by SEASONS Magazine

Winter Gifts That Keep on Giving, December Delights, from the winter 2018/19 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons.

Winter Gifts That Keep on Giving, December Delights, from the winter 2018/19 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons.

WRITTEN AND STYLED BY JUDY FOREMAN

PHOTOGRAPHED BY MEHOSH

Make your winter shopping mean more than just a click on an impersonal purchase on your computer, and a tactile experience as well. Take the time to find special and meaningful gifts for friends and family at the local boutiques and shops. Santa Barbara’s weather and topography make it easy to blur the lines between residential and retail spaces, where natural light, garden courtyards, indoors and outdoor spaces make many shops seem more like a place to go home to rather than a store. The easy integration of yummy cashmere blankets, pillows, fancy packaged food and beauty products, spirits, cookbooks, art, pet accessories, cozy jammies and objects of design can activate your imagination and make shopping in person with your neighborhood merchants a feel-good experience. Shopkeepers are eager to tell you the story behind an item and the artisan who created it, which gives it a more personal touch and meaning, and supporting local business is the sweet spot and adds to the rich fabric of our community.

DECEMBER DELIGHTS

Lacquer child’s airplane from Nurture Cottage (nuturecottagemontecito.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Lacquer child’s airplane from Nurture Cottage (nuturecottagemontecito.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Children’s collage of treats, including a mini Popsicle backpack, ecofriendly nesting lunch boxes, party nail polishes, bath bomb, confetti crayons, In the Sea plant set, cozy kitty purse, sloths puzzle and Sea Star Sparkle Sunscreen, all from Nurture Cottage (nurturecottagemontecito.com). We’re All Works of Art by Mark Sperring (gibbs-smith.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Children’s collage of treats, including a mini Popsicle backpack, ecofriendly nesting lunch boxes, party nail polishes, bath bomb, confetti crayons, In the Sea plant set, cozy kitty purse, sloths puzzle and Sea Star Sparkle Sunscreen, all from Nurture Cottage (nurturecottagemontecito.com). We’re All Works of Art by Mark Sperring (gibbs-smith.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Kid Made Modern arts and crafts box library from Nurture Cottage (nuturecottagemontecito.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Kid Made Modern arts and crafts box library from Nurture Cottage (nuturecottagemontecito.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Soft stuffed puppy and embroidered dog polo collar from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com); dog socks from The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Gift Shop (sbbg.org/visit/garden-shop); Peanut Butter Dogs by Greg Murray (gibbs-smith.com) and Naughty or Nice Dog Bone Ornament (frontgate.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Soft stuffed puppy and embroidered dog polo collar from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com); dog socks from The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Gift Shop (sbbg.org/visit/garden-shop); Peanut Butter Dogs by Greg Murray (gibbs-smith.com) and Naughty or Nice Dog Bone Ornament (frontgate.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Michael Aram Pomegranate Menorah from Coast 2 Coast (c2ccollection.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Michael Aram Pomegranate Menorah from Coast 2 Coast (c2ccollection.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Juliska Winter Frolic Ruby Tree Platter from Coast 2 Coast (c2ccollection.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Juliska Winter Frolic Ruby Tree Platter from Coast 2 Coast (c2ccollection.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Malie Organics’ Botany Beauty Collection (malie.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Malie Organics’ Botany Beauty Collection (malie.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

LOVE by Matt de la Peña and Loren Long, puzzle, racing car and goggles for amateur speedsters, Space dab t-shirt and grey AG boy’s jeans, all from Nurture Cottage (nuturecottagemontecito.com). Photo by Mehosh.

LOVE by Matt de la Peña and Loren Long, puzzle, racing car and goggles for amateur speedsters, Space dab t-shirt and grey AG boy’s jeans, all from Nurture Cottage (nuturecottagemontecito.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Juliska Reindeer Games ceramic red mug from Coast 2 Coast (c2ccollection.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Juliska Reindeer Games ceramic red mug from Coast 2 Coast (c2ccollection.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

PJ Salvage cozy boot slipper and PJ Salvage Rise and Shine cozy flannel PJs from Glamour House (glamourhouselingerie.com). Photo by Mehosh.

PJ Salvage cozy boot slipper and PJ Salvage Rise and Shine cozy flannel PJs from Glamour House (glamourhouselingerie.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Michael Aram Olive Branch Gold Wood Serving Bowl and Olive Branch Gold Wood Serving Set from Coast 2 Coast (c2ccollection.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Michael Aram Olive Branch Gold Wood Serving Bowl and Olive Branch Gold Wood Serving Set from Coast 2 Coast (c2ccollection.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Smythe sharp shoulder blazer, Mother high-waisted skinny black jean, gold Raquel Allegra silk top, and Vanessa Bruno handbag, all from Diani (dianiboutique.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Smythe sharp shoulder blazer, Mother high-waisted skinny black jean, gold Raquel Allegra silk top, and Vanessa Bruno handbag, all from Diani (dianiboutique.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

JOYOUS JANUARY

Winter Gifts That Keep on Giving, Joyous January, from the winter 2018/19 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons.

Winter Gifts That Keep on Giving, Joyous January, from the winter 2018/19 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons.

 

Hanging leather Dopp Kit from Whiskey & Leather (whiskeyleather.com), with products from Dionis Goat Milk Skincare (dionisgmskincare.com), Wren Natural (wrennatural.com) and Doctor Lip Bang (lipbang.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Hanging leather Dopp Kit from Whiskey & Leather (whiskeyleather.com), with products from Dionis Goat Milk Skincare (dionisgmskincare.com), Wren Natural (wrennatural.com) and Doctor Lip Bang (lipbang.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Yoga Joes from Imagine (imagineartfulthings.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Yoga Joes from Imagine (imagineartfulthings.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Great Women Spirits from the Family Coppola (thefamilycoppola.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Struck by Douglas Segal (prospectparkbooks.com. Photo by Mehosh.

Struck by Douglas Segal (prospectparkbooks.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Paul Smith striped scarf, owl socks and striped socks; Charcoal Soap and Lotion, from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Chocolate leather flask from Whiskey & Leather (whiskeyleather.com). Vintage leather baseball and golf set from Imagine (imagineartfulthings.com). Booze & Vinyl by Andre Darlington and Tenaya Darlington (runningpress.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Paul Smith striped scarf, owl socks and striped socks; Charcoal Soap and Lotion, from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Chocolate leather flask from Whiskey & Leather (whiskeyleather.com). Vintage leather baseball and golf set from Imagine (imagineartfulthings.com). Booze & Vinyl by Andre Darlington and Tenaya Darlington (runningpress.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Replica of early 20th century football from Imagine (imagineartfulthings.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Replica of early 20th century football from Imagine (imagineartfulthings.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

London and New York Skylines chess set from Imagine (imagineartfulthings.com). Photo by Mehosh.

London and New York Skylines chess set from Imagine (imagineartfulthings.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

The Connoisseur’s Guide to Worldwide Spirits by Richard Carleton Hacker (skyhorsepublishing.com). Photo by Mehosh.

The Connoisseur’s Guide to Worldwide Spirits by Richard Carleton Hacker
(skyhorsepublishing.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Tempo hybrid electric bike (tempobicycles.com). Photo by Samantha Lee.

Tempo hybrid electric bike (tempobicycles.com). Photo by Samantha Lee.

 

Aiden Fleecy Trucker Jacket from Whiskey & Leather (whiskeyleather.com): Il Bisonte Fleece and Leather bag from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com); sage suede Isabel Marant Dacken boot and Mother Dutchie cropped jean from Diani (dianiboutique.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Aiden Fleecy Trucker Jacket from Whiskey & Leather (whiskeyleather.com): Il Bisonte Fleece and Leather bag from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com); sage suede Isabel Marant Dacken boot and Mother Dutchie cropped jean from Diani (dianiboutique.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Dave’s Sweet Tooth Toffee (davessweettooth.com). Courtesy photo.

Dave’s Sweet Tooth Toffee (davessweettooth.com). Courtesy photo.

 

First We Surf Then We Eat by Jim Kempton and Steve Pezman (prospectparkbooks.com). Photo by Mehosh.

First We Surf Then We Eat by Jim Kempton and Steve Pezman (prospectparkbooks.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Rustic leather boots from Plum Goods (plumgoodsstore.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Rustic leather boots from Plum Goods (plumgoodsstore.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

 

FEBRUARY FUN

Winter Gifts That Keep on Giving, February Fun, from the winter 2018/19 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons.

Winter Gifts That Keep on Giving, February Fun, from the winter 2018/19 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons.

 

Natori Feathers Lace Bra from Glamour House (glamourhouselingerie.com); long velvet berry scarf, garnet and gold earrings, red beaded necklace, small silk pouch and wine velvet chemise from Wendy Foster (wendyfoster.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Natori Feathers Lace Bra from Glamour House (glamourhouselingerie.com); long velvet berry scarf, garnet and gold earrings, red beaded necklace, small silk pouch and wine velvet chemise from Wendy Foster (wendyfoster.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Delicious Dessert Cocktails by Barbara Scott-Goodman (weldonowen.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Delicious Dessert Cocktails by Barbara Scott-Goodman (weldonowen.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

NK Mode silk leopard print chemise and robe, and Jacques Levine classic suede slipper with gold trim, from Glamour House (glamourhouselingerie.com). Photo by Mehosh.

NK Mode silk leopard print chemise and robe, and Jacques Levine classic suede slipper with gold trim, from Glamour House (glamourhouselingerie.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Il Bisonte brown leather cross body bag from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Il Bisonte brown leather cross body bag from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Regalia Aqua (Vietri) Champagne Flute and Orange Regalia Champagne Glass from Coast 2 Coast (c2ccollection.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Regalia Aqua (Vietri) Champagne Flute and Orange Regalia Champagne Glass from Coast 2 Coast (c2ccollection.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Rosa D’oro candleholder from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Rosa D’oro candleholder from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Alexandre Birman leopard kitten heel boots from Diani (dianiboutique.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Alexandre Birman leopard kitten heel boots from Diani (dianiboutique.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Jungle King Pillow by Christian Lacroix from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Jungle King Pillow by Christian Lacroix from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

“Good” & “Bad” pillow by Artist Christian Croix from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Photo by Mehosh.

“Good” & “Bad” pillow by Artist Christian Croix from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Beautiful flowering tea by Flower Pot Tea Company (flowerpottea.com). Courtesy photo.

Beautiful flowering tea by Flower Pot Tea Company (flowerpottea.com). Courtesy photo.

 

Treats from The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Gift Shop: Aromatherapy body mist, essential oil, moisturizing body mousse, mug, wildflower honey, small garden zip pouch and voile red print scarf (sbbg.org/visit/garden-shop). Photo by Mehosh.

Treats from The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Gift Shop: Aromatherapy body mist, essential oil, moisturizing body mousse, mug, wildflower honey, small garden zip pouch and voile red print scarf (sbbg.org/visit/garden-shop). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Copperplate garden tools from The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Gift Shop (sbbg.org/visit/garden-shop). Photo by Mehosh.

Copperplate garden tools from The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Gift Shop (sbbg.org/visit/garden-shop). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Garden print tool stool, wood handled stainless steel garden tools from The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Gift Shop (sbbg.org/visit/garden-shop). Stetson Mesh Safari Hat (stetson.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Veggie Panino by Alessandro Frassica (arnoldsche.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Veggie Panino by Alessandro Frassica (arnoldsche.com). Photo by Mehosh.

 

Around the Table - Recipes & Stories From The Lark in Santa Barbara from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Around the Table – Recipes & Stories From The Lark in Santa Barbara from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Photo by Mehosh.

Originally published in winter 2019/19 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine.

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