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An Afternoon at Angel Island

An Afternoon at Angel Island

Hi, I'm Celeste! I'm a senior at UCSB and the Perfect Provenance's newest marketing intern. Yesterday I visited Angel Island State Park for the first time. Having lived in Marin County all my life yet never visited, I was excited to experience the island's rich history and natural beauty.

On my trip I wore an adorable outfit from our store, pictured above. Details: Neslie blouse by Vanessa Bruno ($225), Tobby shorts by Vanessa Bruno ($260), Glenn sandals by Robert Clergerie ($512), and Abalone Gold Circle earrings by Earthy Luxe ($120). 

In the early 1800s, Angel Island served as a military base, transitioning into an immigration station after WWII. Up to a million immigrants passed through its gates, the majority of which being Asian immigrants, making it one of the first sites of Asian American culture and literature and earning it the nickname "Ellis of the West."

How To Get There:

Angel Island is only a 10 minute Ferry ride from downtown Tiburon! The ferry schedule varies, running every day in the summer months, although more limitedly on the weekdays. Check their website for details.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, $13 for children under 12 years old, $5 for children under 5, and free for toddlers under 2. After July 31st, 2022, prices will be rising by a few dollars. 

Angel Island welcomes around 200,000 visitors each year, most of which in the summer as it is an ideal time to visit. The summer schedule is as follows:

Weekdays: 10, 11, or 1 pm departure from Tiburon (3 pm for campers only); 10:20, 11:20, 1:20, and 3:20 departure from Angel Island 

Weekends: 10, 11, 1, 2, 3, 4 (5pm for campers only); 10:20, 11:20, 1:20, 2:20, 3:20, 4:20, 5:20 departure 

Pets such as dogs are not allowed on the island, but you can bring your bike for an additional $1.00 per person.

Make sure you take the correct ferry! I made the mistake of lining up for the San Francisco ferry instead. The Angel Island ferry is white and smaller, marked with "Angel Island" on the far right side of the dock if you are facing the water. If you are like me and happen to miss your ferry, although tickets are not refundable you can easily change their date or time at no extra charge. Call their office to do so, but note that their phone lines are closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 

What To Do:

The ferry will drop you off at Alaya Cove, where you will be greeted by friendly staff, signs, and maps to help guide you. This cove also hosts a Welcome Center, Gift Shop, Bike Rental kiosk, and Café. 

Depending on the day of the week, your energy level, and time frame, there are a variety of activities to do on Angel Island. 

If you're feeling active, hike the Angel Island Perimeter loop. This 5 mile hike allows you to see the entirety of the island's rich history and takes about 2.5 hours to complete. 

For a shorter, yet more challenging climb, hike Garrison Fire Road, a 3 mile trek that gives way to breathtaking views of the Bay. 

A more relaxed activity would be to go for a bike ride around the island. I would especially recommend this option for families with younger children. The island's coastal bike paths can take you all around, from beautiful Quarry Beach to historical Civil War landmark Camp Reynolds. If you can't bring your own bike they are available to rent on a first come, first serve basis hourly or daily upon arrival. 

 Another family-friendly activity is the tram tour of the island. For $18 a person, the tram will take you on a guided tour of the entire island, lasting about an hour. On the tour you will see historical sites such as the old barracks, immigration detention center, and Alcatraz Island, as well as gorgeous beaches and adorable animals like deer and geese. The amazing guides will also share interesting anecdotes about the island and those who once lived on it. Tram spots can be reserved in advance, and the tour is an engaging and easy way to understand what Angel Island is all about. 

Where To Eat:

After a few hours of exploring, stop for lunch at the Angel Island Café. Although the café is small and casual, it has all kinds of snacks, drinks, and comfort food like hot dogs and burritos. And don't forget to grab a delicious ice cream while you wait for your ferry back to Tiburon!

They are open from 10am-3pm on the weekdays and 10am-4pm on the weekends. Be sure to arrive 30 minutes before closing if you want lunch food as their kitchen tends to close early. On Saturdays in the summer the Café also hosts "Angel Island Live," a series of music performances by local artists. One thing to note is that there are a ton of wasps at the Café, making it difficult to relax and eat in peace. I'd recommend that you instead take your food to one of the many picnic spots around the island such as this one:


It is best to go to Angel Island on clear, sunny days, as that will guarantee you a good view of the Bay and its surrounding beauty. Even on sunny days the island is pretty windy, so I would recommend bringing a warm sweater or jacket. 

I loved my day trip to Angel Island and would highly recommend it to anyone, tourist or Marin local alike. 

If you end up loving Angel Island too you can donate $50-$150 and become a member. Conservancy membership means grants you access to discounts at the Angel Island cafe and gift shop, on bike rentals, and even from various local vendors, including Sam's Cafe and us at the Perfect Provenance! You can find more information about this program here

I hope you enjoy your afternoon at Angel Island!

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The Perfect Provenance Welcomes Artisan Designer lelamooi for Jewelry Trunk Show

The Perfect Provenance Welcomes Artisan Designer lelamooi for Jewelry Trunk Show

We are thrilled to be welcoming a new fine jewelry company -- lelamooi (pronounced lay-la-moy) -- into our perfect mix. Designer Kristen Hawke is from Marin County, CA and is now based in Southern California. The collection features an array of rings and bracelets in a variety of metals and stones such as: peridot, turquoise, and blue topaz.  

We will be hosting the designer and her beautiful semi-precious jewelry at our Tiburon store on Wednesday, June 22rd from 1:00-4:30 pm.  We will hosting an Instagram live with the designer at 1:00 p.m. PST -- check @theperfectprovenance on Instagram for updates.

At The Perfect Provenace, we enjoy collaborating with designers and sharing their unique designs with our clients. At lelamooi, a lot of love and detail goes into each piece, from designing to wax carving and casting, to hand finishing and gem setting. These beautiful pieces are handcrafted in Santa Barbara California, with a one of a kind design that balances yin and yang, feminine and masculine.

"I love supporting new designers and Kristen's pieces are beautiful. We are excited to share her work with our clients," says Lisa Lori, owner of The Perfect Provenance.

Join us for champagne and sweets to welcome Kristen.  You can view the collection in our Fine Jewelry section of our website.


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Our Perfect Provenance Loyalty Program is Heating Up!

Our Perfect Provenance Loyalty Program is Heating Up!

It's been three years since we launched our Perfect Loyalty progam and we have enjoyed helping our clients find great items in our store & enjoy using their loyalty points for discounts.  We also give you exclusive offers, invitations to events and news about new merchandise or sales.  We have just updated our program to offer even more rewards so check out the below and start shopping!

If you are not a member of our program, it is easy -- you can belong if you are an online client or visit our stores.  Simply sign up when you check out in store or email us at and we can sign you up with your cell number.   Please let us know if you have any questions~  thank you for shopping with us.  lisa lori

  • Loyalty CheckCheck in on Facebook or Yelp when at The Perfect Provenance and receive 15 extra loyalty points! 15 Points 
  • Merci: Enjoy Free Shipping & Free Returns for One Year! Happy Shopping! -- 250 Points 
  • Perfect: Congrats You are Rewarded $50 Gift Card -- 500 Points
  • Silver: Congrats You are Rewarded $100 Gift Card -- 1,000 Points 
  • Champagne Celebration: Enjoy a night out shopping at our Tiburon or on Zoom with free champagne and an exclusive discount for you and 10 of your friends! Have fun shopping & party with your friends! For details, please contact Tiffany Mezzone -- 1,000 Points 
  • Blue Circle: Congrats You are Rewarded $225 Gift Card -- 2,000 Points 
  • Gold Circle: Congrats You are Rewarded $500 Gift Card -- 3,000 Points

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Greenwich Spring Fashion Trunk Show 2022

Greenwich Spring Fashion Trunk Show 2022

On April 6th, we held our first Spring Fashion Trunk Show in Greenwich at the Belle Haven Club and what a blast it was!  We had men's & women's fashion, accessories and our signature candles available for sale. 
It was a wonderful opportunity for us to thank our wonderful Greenwich clients and friends and to show them our beautiful designers including Vanessa Bruno, Hudson Jeans, YC Milano, Benson & Cherry, Hartford Paris, Miss June, Marlyn Schiff, Pranella, and more.  
Thank you to everyone who joined us during the day and in the evening, we can't wait to see you again!   It was so successful we are already planning to do it again in the fall for Fall Fashion.  Cheers -- lisa lori 

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Champagne & Shopping Spring 2022 Collections in Greenwich

Champagne & Shopping Spring 2022 Collections in Greenwich

We are thrilled to announce that we are returning to Greenwich, CT on April 6th for a great day of champagne and shopping.  We will be showcasing some of our favorite designers for spring.  Our company was founded in Greenwich in 2016 and we have many wonderful clients who continue to support us and shop with us year round.  We can't wait to bring our beautiful designers back and see our friends. 

Appointments will be available from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Belle Haven Club.  To view the collection and shop, please book an appointment with Tiffany Mezzone here.

We look forward to seeing you!  Lisa Lori 



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Travel Blog:  Visiting St. Barts in 2022

Travel Blog: Visiting St. Barts in 2022

Ahhh St. Barts, the French Caribbean island known for beautiful beaches, celebrities, yachts and amazing restaurants.  I've just returned from a wonderful week with my husband and close friends from Greenwich and I can't wait to share all of the exciting developments on the island.  The island's popularity has grown signficently during the time of Covid, I can only assume because visitors who might have gone to Europe in the past are now opting for a Caribbean getaway.  Hotels have been booked even during typically more quiet times of the year.  Our trip was actually planned for a year and half ago but got cancelled because of lockdowns.  We rebooked approximately six months ago and were suprised that so many villas were already booked.  For covid testing, we did our test virtually through Abbott Labs -- it was easy and convenient. 

A small island means beautiful views everywhere you look 

I first visited St. Barts more than 25 years ago when I did travel and luxury PR on a one day press trip while taking journalists to a nearby island.  At that time, in the 'old days' there were no car rental agencies, and only the locals buzzing around in Mokes.  I remember falling in love with it then because it was unspoiled and cosmopolitan all at the same time.  It's petite size, difficulty getting to, natural beauty and joie de vivre of the locals really is something special.   Today, it is all those things and more but wow how things have changed.  Through my career and personal travel, I have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and it is still one of my favorite places in the world.  Mokes have made a big comeback and are all the rage on the island in gorgeous colors -- life coming full circle!

The Run Down

There are two main hubs of activity on St. Barts -- Gustavia, home to the city's port, fabulous shopping and amazing restaurants & St. Jean, a smaller equally chic area featuring shopping, resorts, beaches and more.  If you want to be near the action -- choose a villa or resort close by one of these two locations but remember St. Barts is a small island so no where is really that far from the fun.  The island has invested significently in improving the roads and creating sidewalks, gone are the days of bumpy rides -- the roads are almost all redone and while there are not sidewalks everywhere there are many more than used to exist.  Driving is a sport here with windy roads, lots of scooters and fast drivers so be careful!

Hotel or Villa?

My husband and I began coming to St. Barts with our kids more than 15 years ago.  We prefer to rent one of the many villas on the island versus staying at a hotel because we love cooking and the privacy, but there are many wonderful hotels on the island.  Following Hurrican Irma in 2017, many hotels and villas were damaged signficiently, but in the years since, enormous investment and upgrades were made and it is nothing short of spectacular.  

One of the most amazing hotel renovations and reopenings this year was the Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth .  After a four year renovation  this resort is amazing -- a beautiful redesigned beach, restaurants, spa and so much more.  I have always loved the spa and booked treatments there this past week.  The staff is welcoming and very friendly.  The new restaurant Beach House is delicious, bar is beautiful and pool area comfortable and fun.  This resort allows children, some are adults only catering to honeymooners etc but there are plenty of choices for everyone.

Senses Spa at Le Guanahani is calm and relaxing

There are multiple villa rental companies -- you can rent your villa based on the amount of bedrooms you will actually use (e.g. 3 or 4 etc..).  Please note, many of the villas are ranch style homes and each bedroom can have it's own entrance so if you go with kids make sure your bedrooms are all under one roof when you book.  It is a very safe island but the first time we went we didn't know this and ended up have all children sleep in our room on cushions on the floor!  We use St. Barth Villas for rentals but there are numerous companies that are great.  They can help you get a car rental, exercise equipment, provide concierge services, private chefs, boat charters -- you name it they can do it.

What To Do

The beaches are among the most beautiful in the world, they are all open to the public -- the only choice you need to make is to go to one with a beach side restaurant (Shell, St. Jean)  or bring your own picnic and enjoy swimming in a the ocean on a gorgeous white sand beach (Columbier, Gouvernors, Saline) .  Beach side dining is worth visitng St. Barts alone for -- DJ's pumping out the music, Rosé flowing, incredible people watching and amazing seafood!  My favorite beachside dining --- Nikki Beach (the happiest place on Earth!, Shellona , and the newly opened Gyp Sea.  

Sunset on the water

For fitness -- there are plenty of options, running, tennis, swimming, water sports.  If you stay at a hotel -- they will have all or some of these.  If you stay at a villa no worries, there are great options for you as well -- for tennis, St. Barth Tennis has great courts and you can rent racquets and buy balls (go early it's hot during the day).  There are a couple of gyms on the island, we have used Form Fitness  in Gustavia and they have all the equipment and offer day passes.  For boating, there are several options but we love St. Barth Sailor, you can do morning, afternoon or sunset rental cruises with snorkeling, swimming and spectacular vistas on their catamarans.  There are drinks and snacks available or you can bring your own.  The owner Miguel is fifth generation St. Barths and is a wonderful guide.  

Everywhere is cocktail time on St. Barths!

The Food & Shopping

The restaurants and shopping are truly wonderful on St. Barths, you will have alll of the beneifts of a French Riviera experience in the Caribbean.  New restaurants seem to be opening everywhere but there are island favorities that remain enormously popular.  You cannot possibly try all of the restaurants in one week so choose your cuisine and go for it.  Food is pricey in St. Barts but if you combine some of the more casual dining, cooking in a villa and some special nights out you can enjoy everything the island has to offer.  In the past, tipping was included with service and your bill (as it is done in Europe) but today, some restaurants ask for tips -- food is pricey in St. Barts so ask your server.  For groceries, there is an amazing new grocery store right across from the airport where you can stock up on everything and there are now numerous smaller food markets throughout the island, this is a welcome development.  

Most shops are closed between noon - 4 p.m. and on Sundays so check ahead on a specific store, it is hot during the day and they follow a tradition of a long siesta schedule.  

Check out the island's Creperie for delicious French classics

Some of my favorites -- Bagatelle (French), Bonito (Seafood), Tamarin (Continental--gorgeous tropical oasis!), new L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Saint Barth (prix fixe -- two options), new super chic La Petite Plage  -- believe me it's all good.  You cannot go wrong in St. Barths -- the food is amazing.  For families, Jojo Burger is also a favorite.  Also throughout the island are several boulangeries -- bakeries with delicious salads, pastries, quiches and sandwiches.  We always stock up and the croissants are amazing.

Wonderful shopping in downtown Gustavia

For shopping, several major European designers are here LV, Dior, Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Hartford Paris and many more, as well as wonderful local designers Lolita Jaca, Voila Saint Barth, MC2, Poupette Saint Barth, Clic.  What's so great is there is great resort wear but also just great home, decor, accessories, menswear, womenswear and more.  The shopping is in Gustavia and St. Jean, stroll, eat, have a cocktail, enjoy!

We love St. Barts!


For more information on St. Barths -- visit St. Barths Tourism.

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The Maximalists Launch

The Maximalists Launch

Hello Perfect Friends  -- 

At long last, we are thrilled to announce our newest exhibit -- The Maximalists.  When I founded The Perfect Provenance more than five years ago in Greenwich I wanted to create a place of creativity, a place to gather and discuss ideas and a place for fun.  Each year we hosted three to four 'exhibits' that focused on cultural themes -- these themes were reflected in our designers, the look and feel of our store, our Cafe's food and our events.  We loved bringing these ideas to life with our clients.  For the past two years, Covid has derailed that sense of joie de vivre and the opportunity for us to gather, explore new design and host events but we are finally BACK! 

What is the Maximalism lifestyle?  Maximalism is of course the opposite of 
the minimalist style but isn't necessarily about clutter or excess. It is visually and spatially busier, provocative, thought inducing. Maximalist style is about bold colors, patterns and creativity. It fills a room with interest and variety.  Maximalism makes you stand up and take notice, it is mixing it up in every way.  

To celebrate the launch, we have amazing events and activities planned, new merchandise arriving daily and so much more!  Here is the schedule:   
  • November 16th Online Launch of All New Merchandise
  • November 17th -- Instagram Live @ 10 a.m. PST/1 P.M. Exclusive Look
  • November 17th -- First Street Napa Launch Party to Benefit Queen of the Valley Foundation 
  • November 18th -- Tiburon Launch Party Store Launch 
We have imported an enormous amount of new product from Europe (including product made just for us!), have incredible new merchandise from our US partners that will be part of this new theme that we know you are going to love -- we invite you to celebrate with us -- follow us on social media, join our loyalty program to hear about exclusive offers and share the excitement on social media.  We are already making some of the new products 'live' on our website so you can get an exclusive sneak peek of items -- we are not sharing many of these on social media yet so you can get a jump on what is in store! 

If you would like to attend one of our in store events in Tiburon or Napa, please email us at  We look forward to seeing you! 

Cheers -- lisa lori 

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Tiburon, California, August 3, 2021—The Perfect Provenance is pleased to announce that their Tiburon location was voted “Best Men’s Clothing Store” in Marin Magazine’s annual Best of the County 2021 awards announced in the August issue. From boxers and belts, to shirts, shorts and shoes, the lifestyle luxury store features a curated selection of casual menswear from an international list of designers including: Billybelt (Paris) Hartford Paris, Benson & Cherry (Belgium), Aviator Nation (Malibu), Hudson Jeans (Los Angeles), Seavees (Los Angeles), and much more. In addition to menswear, the store features women's fashion, accessories, shoes, gifts and home decor.

 Founded in Greenwich, CT in 2016 by California native Lisa Lori, the Perfect Provenance opened at 30 Main Street in Tiburon and more recently in Napa at 1300 First Street, Suite 352. A luxury goods professional with more than 25 years of experience, Lisa curates stylish finds from around the world for clients that are unique, chic and fun.

 "As the mother of three young men, it was important to me to include great casual men's fashion in my store," said Ms. Lori. "I always found it difficult to find items with just the right amount of style and comfort and thought there was a great opportunity to deliver that on a small scale in our stores. We are thrilled with the response from our clients and to have our boutique recognized by the readers of Marin Magazine."

 Lisa and her husband Mat Lori live with their family in Belvedere, California after living in New York City and Greenwich, CT for more than 25 years. 

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Thank You Greenwich -- Moving West

Thank You Greenwich -- Moving West

Dear Perfect Friends:
It all began with an idea -- to bring some of my favorite things from around the world together in one place -- food, fashion, gifts, events, fun and most of all, community.  I wanted to share all of the amazing things I love from my long career working in PR, luxury goods, travel and food marketing with my Greenwich friends.  After five wonderful years in Greenwich, we have made the difficult decision to make the West Coast our headquarters and close our Greenwich store and Cafe 47.  As many of you know I moved with my family to California two years ago this month and when we left we had no idea what the future would hold for us.

Throughout the past two years, we have faced many challenges like many businesses tackling each one with an amazing team of professionals in our Cafe 47 and retail store.  However, I could never have imagined trying to manage our business in Greenwich during a global pandemic from 3000 miles away and being unable to visit our store and staff for long periods of time.  In that time, we realized just how precious our time is and that we now need to be based on the West Coast.  We have many exciting developments ahead for our company that we know you will love including building our online business, new private label products, trunk shows and more.  We will continue to work with our Greenwich area clientele through private styling, online shopping and seasonal trunk shows that we hope you will love.  

Closing our Greenwich location was not an easy decision.  We are so grateful for all of the incredible support of our friends, clients, fellow business owners, charity partners and more, who held us up and have given us a lifetime of memories.  Our building at 47 Arch Street has been so much more to us than a building but a true labor of love, a home where we gathered for celebrations, events, amazing food, Rose All Day, fashion, literature and on and on.  The clients who became friends, the staff who became our family is more than I could have ever hoped for.   We hope you enjoy the selection of photos in this email.

Our company, designers and energy will not change, we see this as a new adventure, an opportunity to grow our business and expand in the West where it will be easier for me to manage and create.    I am traveling back to Paris for the first time in two years in September to attend shows and find new treasures.  I hope you will continue to stay with us as clients online or will visit us in California at our two wonderful stores in Tiburon and Napa Valley.   Tiffany Mezzone, who has been with me since the beginning will remain with the company working on personal styling, buying and marketing and my dear friend Trisha Dalton will continue as our bookkeeper and colleague..  Our final day of service for Cafe 47 will likely be in the next two to three weeks and the store will close on or around August 15th as we pack up and move any unsold merchandise West.   I hope you will come by for a meal and to say good luck to our wonderful staff.  We will be of course having a Moving West sale for any items we will not be taking with us to our California stores and announce details tomorrow.

I will be in the Greenwich store today and tomorrow afternoon if you would like to stop by and say hello.   Finally, I know you will join me in thanking my incredible team both past and present for their dedication, service and friendship.  Thank you again to our clients and friends for all of your wonderful support, it has been our pleasure to work with you.  We hope you will continue to support us as we embark on our next chapter. 
Enjoy the rest of your summer. 

As always -- cheers -- lisa lori 

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The Perfect Provenance Opening Soon in Napa Valley

The Perfect Provenance Opening Soon in Napa Valley

Napa marks the third location for the award-winning store

 Napa, CA, May 15, 2021—The Perfect Provenance, an award-winning luxury lifestyle store founded by Lisa Lori with locations in Tiburon, CA and Greenwich, CT, has announced the opening of its newest location in Napa at 1300 First, Suite 352. This summer, shoppers can visit the 1520-square foot storefront while strolling down First Street.

Founded in 2016, the Perfect Provenance features curated men's & women's fashion, home décor and gifts from around the world. Home decor designers include Kartell (Italy), Baobab (Belgium), and LSA International (UK). Fine fragrances and beauty from Veronique Gabai are inspired by the Mediterranean and the French Riviera and Acqua di Parma from Italy. Women’s designers from Vanessa Bruno and Ba&sh Paris paired with accessories from Palmaccio bring chic Parisian looks to Napa. Menswear includes Hartford Paris and Benson & Cherry from Belgium.

"I was married in the Napa Valley, and it has always had a special place in my heart. It has been my dream to open a store here and I can't wait to share our collections with the local community and visitors."

The Perfect Provenance also features its own signature collections of fine jewelry, home fragrance and the Smile Collection, a collection of products that benefit the international children's charity Operation Smile. Smile California tees were launched in May and will be featured in the Napa store, as well as other Smile products including totes, cosmetic bags and home fragrance.

For more information about The Perfect Provenance, please visit or follow the company @theperfectprovenance on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.


About The Perfect Provenance

The Perfect Provenance is a family of luxury lifestyle boutiques founded by world traveler Lisa Lori in 2016. Retail locations include Greenwich, CT, Tiburon, CA and a new store on First Street in Napa, opening May 2021. A proud winner of multiple Best of the Gold Coast Awards in Connecticut and named the Reader's Choice Awards 2021 winner for Best Boutique by the Marin Independent Journal for the store in Tiburon, The Perfect Provenance proudly curates seasonal collections of stylish finds for women and men from around the world, including fashion, gifts, art and home decor. The latest exhibit, Peace, Love & Prospérité is a celebration of life and happiness.



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