Shop-Local Gift Guide, Part 3: The Shopkeepers and Garde
If you want Santa Barbara to have wonderful independent shops, you need to support them. So this holiday season—and year-round, really—make an effort to spend your money here. I’ve done some advance work, picking out possible gift items at The Shopkeepers in the Funk Zone and Garde in Summerland. First up, The Shopkeepers:
Turquoise ring by Waxing Poetic ($125), the raison d’être for the Shopkeepers boutique.
Vintage My Buddy metal toolbox ($50).
A plant named Jerry Garcia ($35) from Ojai Plant Works. Keith Richards was also available when I was at the store.
The USB Lighter Company rechargeable candle lighter ($30): no butane required.
Sexy Wildfox sweatshirt ($128). There are pants, too.
Odds & Ends: Plans for a new Jeff Shelton building downtown; three more Santa Barbara Bowl shows announced; fencing proposed for Plaza de Vera Cruz park; East Beach sewage contamination; Acorn and Oak fitness and wellness studio opening on Hollister Avenue; Romero Canyon bridge will have to be replaced again; group show by a dozen local women artists. Details at SitelineSB.com...