Hydrate...Hydrate...Hydrate!

With the crazy wind and warmer temperatures we are having in Santa Barbara, all of us are a bit desperate for some hydrated skin. Fortunately we just received a new shipment of Goē Oil™, a 100% natural combination of 28 plant, fruit and flower oils and butters. 

Lightly scented with Monoi from Tahiti, this multipurpose, semisolid oil absorbs quickly and hydrates luxuriously. Lighter than a typical body butter, longer-lasting than a moisturizer, our formulation has a high percentage of Jojoba Oil which is not technically an oil. Instead, it is a polyunsaturated liquid wax which is similar to Sebum. Sebum is secreted by the human Sebaceous Glands to lubricate and protect the skin and hair. Jojoba Oil can be used to replicate Sebum Oil. 

Need we say more?

To Entertain

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! We love an occasion to entertain and dress our homes as we welcome our nearest and dearest to share a feast full of love and togetherness. With holiday arrivals in full swing, we have some very cool and creative pieces to wow your guests and shake up your traditional settings. 

Pop on by to check out our new linens, table top, accent pieces, and fun party favors!

Rain

We were teased by a touch of rain lat night. It was a refreshing feeling having a tease of weather in another unseasonably hot fall. While we cozied up with a cup of tea, we couldn't help but get lost in good book...and a little Pinterest! It was a fantastic way to end the weekend. Now back to crystal blue sunny skies and lofty clouds hugging the foothills of our beautiful coastline.

John Derian Book Signing and Reception

October 10th from 2:00 - 6:30pm

John Derian is a designer who transforms printed images from the past, and in doing so transports the viewer to another world. He does it with the simplest of objects - a paper weight, a glass dish, a bowl, a plate - and the simplest of techniques: decopauge. 

Each of John Derian's pieces begins with a discovery, as it did when he came upon a box of antique prints in a flea market nearly 30 years ago, of one-of-a-kind illustrations, lihographs, engravings, ephemera, and other treasures from the 18th - and 19th- century printed matter.

Now his legion of collectors and fans can experience the same pleasure with John Derian Picture Book, a curated book of 350 of his best loved images in lush, oversized format.

To pre-order a signed copy of John's book please contact the Upstairs at 805-565-1503.

Snack Time

When orchards surround you, it's easy to get excited about each season of it's harvest. Avocados are one of Santa Barbara's biggest gems and we are very lucky to have such abundance of organic produce growing around us lining our hills and valleys. 

Avocado toast happens to be one of our favorite snacks that none of us would shy away from! If you haven't tried it, you are missing out. YUM!