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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 info@theperfectprovenance.com.  We look forward to seeing you! 

Cheers -- lisa lori 

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THE PERFECT PROVENANCE WINS “BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE” IN  MARIN MAGAZINE’S ANNUAL BEST OF THE COUNTY 2021 AWARDS

THE PERFECT PROVENANCE WINS “BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE” IN MARIN MAGAZINE’S ANNUAL BEST OF THE COUNTY 2021 AWARDS

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

THE PERFECT PROVENANCE ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NAPA LOCATION
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 https://www.theperfectprovenance.com/ or follow the company @theperfectprovenance on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

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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.

 

 

Press Inquiries:

The Perfect Provenance

Denise Weaver/Pistol x Stamen

Tel: 310-721-6710

Email: dweaver@pistolandstamen.com

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Meet the Stylemakers -- Spring Fashion Styling with Maria Turkel

Meet the Stylemakers -- Spring Fashion Styling with Maria Turkel

On April 22nd, we hosted celebrity fashion stylist Maria Turkel for a Spring Fashion Styling event to benefit Greenwich's Kids in Crisis.  She discussed great ways to style fashion in a sustainable fun way including:

-- Multiple ways to wear one item

-- How to incorporate accessories like scarves and necklaces into your look to round out edges and give a more polished outfit

-- How to incorporate menswear into a women's wardrobe including fun Hawaiian themed shirts and sweatshirts

-- Color trends for spring & summer including brown and florals

-- Mixing textures from leather (yes leather for summer); velvet slides, patterns and so much more!

 

To see Maria's full presentation, check out our Perfect Provenance  youtube channel & the link here.  If you would like to buy any of these looks you can tour our website or contact Tiffany Mezzone at tmezzone@theperfectprovenance.com or call her at 203-900-1131.

If you would like to work Maria on personal styling or closet edit, you can contact her at 203.247.0717 or maria@mariaturkel.com.  Visit here website at www.mariaturkel.com.   or @mariaturkel on Instagram.  She works virtually as well.  

About Maria Turkel

Since 2007 Riverside, CT resident and personal wardrobe stylist, Maria Turkel, has been helping her clients boost their confidence and save time & money whether they're running errands or running board meetings. One of the original wardrobe supervisors on the iconic television series, Friends, she offers closet edits, personal shopping, outfit building & customized lookbooks to each of her clients. When not performing closet therapy, she can be found cooking Italian peasant food or visiting (virtually for now!) libraries and museums in NYC. 

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Meet the Stylemakers -- Janel Alexander

Meet the Stylemakers -- Janel Alexander

Welcome to our Meet the Stylemakers blog series where we will introduce you to the designers, creators & rainmakers in our industry.  You will learn how they work, what makes them tick and where they find inspiration.  I hope you enjoy, feedback is welcome!  Have a perfect day! 
lisa lori 

 

Meet Janel Alexander -- Fashion Stylist, BuildbyJanel

-- Greenwich, CT -- 

 BUILDbyjanel is a personal fashion stylist working with clients

to organize, create and shop.

On any given day in Greenwich you can see fashion stylist Janel on the hunt for great fashion pieces, stylish and on trend, she exudes coolness. Janel has a particular eye for matching great statement pieces with her clients personal tastes.  She reviews a client's entire wardrobe and works to help the client edit & select the most important pieces to complement with new ones. 

With 15+ years in the industry specializing in fit with top retailers and designers, Janel works with both men and women who are looking for distinctive looks for both their personal and professional lives.  Based in Greenwich CT, Janel works with clients in the tri state area and virtually beyond.

"I believe there is a more modern way to manage a wardrobe. Especially in a world of too much, less truly is more and it is a cathartic experience to free oneself of excess and focus in on simply what works. I am a personal stylist who specializes in managing a closet from the inside out and seamlessly integrating your wardrobe with your life.  City life to suburbs, age, wisdom and humor taught me how to work with others on simply what I love doing!" - Janel

Where do you find your inspiration?

"Harder in the time of Covid-but i love myself some good old fashioned people watching-give me a bench a coffee and some music and i could be entertained for hours. I get this through NYC, travel, my clients, interior spaces. "
How can clients get started with you -- is there a minimum amount or opening fee? Should client plan for hourly or monthly payment plans?

"I charge hourly to allow clients to use me where I can be most effective. I like to start with a good closet edit. I can be so much more effective if I know what your lifestyle is and how you actually wear your clothing, what mistakes you have made and why (we’ve all been there and it usually reveals the most info) and just generally what you have that you need so we can work with it. Most importantly i take it away so you can thank it and get rid of it to better see between the weeds. Closets often truly are mini windows to our past and need to refectory more our present and future selves."
What type of work can client's book with you: Closet clean out, personal shopping, styling, etc.
"Closet edit, shopping brought to you to try in the comfort of your home, look books and  packing (when we get there again!) and we digitize your closet.
We help clients edit their closets, donate, upcycle or sell unwanted items and begin to BUILD anew."

 

How did you get your start as a stylist?  

I spent 15+ years in the fashion industry with top retailers and designers (such as J Crew, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic). I specialized in fit and pattern making which gave me a deeper understanding of how clothing is meant to fit on different body types and styles. City life to suburbs, age, wisdom and humor taught me how to work with others on simply what I love doing!!

 

Janel's Top Three Must Haves:

  • A great coat-A good investment piece-but once you find the right one-you can throw it over even a pair of PJ’s and no one will be the wiser!!
  • A great pair of boots or shoes-heels are great, but a go to pair of everyday boots or shoes can make or break an otherwise average look. 
  • Something that makes me feel uniquely me-my favorite (old) Celine sunglasses, a (non skinny) denim pant or a perfectly askew hemline. It’s about putting less effort into looking effortlessly put together!


What is the best way for clients to work with you and contact you?

My website and contact me page www.buildbyjanel.com. I try to get back you you within 24hrs to schedule a quick call so we can discuss how I can best be of help to you.What to learn more, visit Janel online! Website: www.buildbyjanel.comInstagram: @bulidbyjanel 

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Perfect News -- Meet the Stylemakers -- Veronique Gabai Launches at The Perfect Provenance

Perfect News -- Meet the Stylemakers -- Veronique Gabai Launches at The Perfect Provenance

Verognique Gabai Launches at The Perfect Provenance


Inspired by the South of France
 Veronique Gabai is a gorgeous new beauty line including: fine fragrance, lotion, bronzer and home fragrance that we are thrilled to introduce to our clients who love fragrance.  Veronique grew up in the South of France, has a home in Westport & New York City, and has been creating some of the world's best selling fragrances throughout her career in the beauty business.   We met many years ago working together and I am so happy to unveil this beautiful new collection.  It will transport you to the divine scents of the South of France in an instant.

 

About Veronique Gabai

 Veronique Gabai has a passionate attachment to the culture, the refinement, the sense of aesthetics and the pure beauty of France. Her creations are all inspired by the gorgeous places, the precious flowers and plants growing right there in the magical backyards of her childhood. Her brand is like a home, a home in the Côte d'Azur, that echoes the blue hues of the sky and the sea, the shimmer of the sun, the clarity of the light…
Veronique Gabai uses natural ingredients with the best quality one can find. Quality is never compromised so you can enjoy the most beautiful sensations nature can give with:
• Ethically sourced ingredients with respect to their communities and workers around the world.
•  98% of the perfume sourcing can be traced.
• Green chemistry is used and the perfume formulation is green between 75% and 89%. This is quite an achievement in the industry!
• The perfume oils are biodegradable up to 90%.

 

To shop this collection on our website click here or visit us in store. Learn more about the collection - View Video

- The Goldie Highlighter $70

- Moisturizing Body Cream $95

- Eau Du Jour & Eau Du Nuit Candle Set $150

- Mimosa in the Air 85ml Fine Fragrance $260

- Jasmine de Minuit 85ml Fine Fragrance $260

- Eau De La Nuit 85ml Fine Fragrance $260

- Eau Du Jour 85ml Fine Fragrance $260

- Sur la Plage 85ml Fine Fragrance $260

- Nour De Mai 85ml FIne Fragrance $260

For more information, please contact us at 203-900-1131.  Have a great day!

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Cocktails with Alisyn Camerota & Chef Silvia Baldini December 12

Cocktails with Alisyn Camerota & Chef Silvia Baldini December 12

Join us tonight at 5 PM EST for a fun Instagram & Facebook live @alisyncamerota and Chef Silvia Baldini for a fun night of cocktails, conversation and great recipes!!  Chef Silvia developed our special line of Italian olive oils & vinegars, is a Chopped champion and makes the most incredible Italian dishes!!
Join in the fun by getting all the ingredients below!!  See you tonight! Use our delicious olive oils & vinegars for an extra special taste! Click here for our varietals .  Mangia Bene!
The Kir Royale.
By Chef Silvia Baldini 
It turns any glass of bubbly into a special occasion.

Ingredients
• 1/2 ounce crème de cassis or any raspberry Liquor
• dry Champagne or other sparkling wine, to top
• Suggested Garnish: lemon twist, crushed freeze dried raspberries, crushed candy canes, 
Tonno and Cannellini Beans Salad
By Chef Silvia Baldini
This has always been one of my favorite Italian antipasto. 
Tonno and Cannellini beans salad. It’s Tuscany on a plate.

It makes 12 chicchetti (appetizers) or 4 full size appetizers
15 minutes
Ingredients:
• ½ red onion (finely chopped)
• 4  tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 2 x 14 ounces cans borlotti beans
• 2 x 8 ounces can of tuna in olive oil
• 3 tablespoons Perfect Provenance extra virgin olive oil
• salt (to taste)
• black pepper (to taste)
• 2  tablespoons chopped fresh flatleaf parsley
•crostini or sliced baguette
Method:
• Put the chopped onion into a bowl with the lemon juice and let it steep while you get on with the salad.
• Drain the beans and rinse to get rid of any gloop, then place in a bowl.
• Drain the tuna and flake it into the beans.
• Add the olive oil and some salt to the onion and lemon juice mixture, whisking to make a dressing, then pour it over the tuna and beans and transfer to a serving dish.
• Fork the tuna and bean salad through, seasoning with salt and ground pepper, and scatter the parsley over.
Serve on crostini, sliced fresh baguette drizzled with good olive oil or in small individual ramekins

Perfect Holiday App -- Citrus Marinated Olives
By Silvia Baldini
2 cups, serving 12
5 minutes, plus at least 2 hours' refrigeration
It is best to use olives that have not been pitted and such a favorite at aperitivo time.

Ingredients:
• ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
• 2 tablespoons vinegar
• 5 bay leaves
• 2 large garlic cloves, peeled, green shoots removed, thinly sliced
•  Strips of rind from 1 lemon and 1 orange
• 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, coarsely chopped
• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
• ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
• 2 cups imported olives (black, green or a mix) (about 3/4 pound)
Method:
• Combine the olive oil, vinegar, bay leaves and garlic in a small saucepan and heat just until warm over low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon rind, thyme, rosemary and fennel seeds.
• Place the olives in a wide mouthed jar and pour in the olive oil mixture. Shake the jar to coat the olives. Refrigerate for two hours or for up to two weeks. Shake the jar a few times a day to redistribute the seasonings.
Tip
• Advance preparation: These will keep for about two weeks in the refrigerator.
You can order our olive oils & vinegars online or visit us at either of our stores in Greenwich, CT or Tiburon, California.  Call us at 203-900-1131 for question! 
Cheers -- lisa lori 

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Fall Trends -- Fashion in the Time of a Pademic

Fall Trends -- Fashion in the Time of a Pademic

Fall 2020 -- who knew!  When we bought our Fall Fashion collections we could have never imagined we would be buying clothing to sell to clients living through a pandemic.  How do you dress during a time like this?  Every day in either of our stores, clients come in and look at our clothes and often wonder out loud, where am I going, do I really need any clothes?  And the answer I most often give may certainly surprise you.  I tell people " Of course not, nobody really needs anything." 

Why would I say this?  What I mean is, we don't really need any new things but shopping has never really been all that serious.  Shopping now is actually a hopeful, happy and even optimistic act.  Shopping can give us is a little bit of normalcy, shopping for a new outfit has always made people happy, I see both men and women put on a new jacket, dress or shoes and smile at themselves -- it is made to give you pleasure.  So what is different now?  Moods are heavy, the time is serious and so now, more than ever, shopping really feels like a treat.  A new top just might be that ray of sunshine at a time where we are not sure what is happening, a cozy sweater the perfect item to layer with for eating outside, a new set of boots will give you a little pep in your step or pretty earrings that will encourage you to put your make up on and smile at your reflection once again.  I get it, living in your athleisure sweats seems so comfortable, but if you do it for long enough it can also change your whole demeanor simply because it can make you feel like one day is the same as the other.  The whole reason we change our clothes, our style and looks is to show our personality for different days and occasions.  We dress up or down depending upon our activities -- all of this affects our moods.  Of course, I'm not a psychologist but here are a few things I have done to cheer myself up, support other local businesses and get that pep back in my step.  

Closet Clean Up

I have moved twice in the last year (ugh before and during the pandemic!) but the good news is it forced me to really go through my closet and purge myself of clothes for both myself and my children that we no longer wear or my kids have outgrown.  I couldn't believe how many items I have kept for years.  I donated a lot of items to local charities in Greenwich, friends who have small children or cherished fashion pieces to my staff but I also listed some items on Poshmark which is super easy to use and allows you to negotiate with buyers.  If you have shoes or bags you have barely worn, this is a great option.  It makes me happy that these items find a new home and great to get some money back.  Cleaning out your things always feels good.  For furniture and home goods, I highly recommend the Local Vault in Greenwich or the Home Consignment Center in San Rafael.  I also donated items to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.  Many families are in need of furniture and again, I am so happy that items I love are finding a new home -- it is the most sustainable, good thing you can do for the planet.  If you need help with the clean out -- there are several local stylists who can help you sort through all of your items for donating and even update some of your older items to keep wearing. 

 

Marc Blazer by Vanessa Bruno $595

It's All About Layering

In California, we love to talk about layering because we enjoy warm days in the fall but as the sun goes down, there is a chill in the air and the sweaters and light coats come out.  Now that outdoor dining is so popular and eating outside with friends, layering is more popular than ever.  I hosted a few friends on my deck this week for a small get together and everyone was sure to bring a couple of layers of sweaters and coats as the temperature fell.  As fate would have it, we bought very little cocktail party pieces this year for our store and lots of beautiful sweaters and coats.  Beautiful, luxurious prints, cozy oversized coats and sweaters that are exactly right for the time.  Ponchos and shawls all perfect for chilly fall nights.  

 

 

Dark Green and Orange Silk Shawl by Barbieri $155

Now I've Cleaned Out My Closet, What or Why Should I Buy Anything New?

Shopping isn't deep so stop feeling guilty about it.  You can shop for any reason you want but shopping for fashion at it's essence should be fun.  Pick a new blouse that if you wear will lighten your mood, make you feel good and gives you pleasure.  I mean it.  It's that simple.  Accessorize -- scarves, earrings, bracelets -- wear your personality, we are outside more than ever, walking the neighborhood, strolling the Avenue or Main Street -- a little pop of color will make you smile more, I promise.  Outerwear & Shoes -- heels are out and comfort is in but you also can't ignore the amazing deals on shoes going on for heels -- if that's what you love go for it, you may never see these discounts again!  For comfort, sneakers, boots, flats -- so many options and so much fun.

Finally, we really appreciate everyone who shops to support small business of course every little bit helps.  We all want happy clients who enjoy our merchandise but please, please don't guilt shop.  I don't want you to buy things you won't use -- I want you to love each and every item.  Maybe I'm being silly but clothes really do make my mood and I think if you find yourself in a rut -- the Covid Blues I call it, change up your look and see if it helps you.  It won't solve the pandemic, but it may just make you forget it for a few minutes.

Take care, lisa lori 

ps.  we have a great outwear offer right now -- 15% OFF men's & women's until November 2nd -- use code CURATORS15 online or stop by either of our stores.  Cheers --

 

 

 

 

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Tiburon, California -- The Perfect Staycation

Tiburon, California -- The Perfect Staycation

Tiburon, California is home to our new store at 30 Main Street and it is also my new home.  I love it for so many reasons -- gorgeous views of the Bay and close proximity to San Francisco on one side, great places to hike and run, and 30-45  mins to Muir Beach & Muir Woods & my beloved Wine Country.  What's not to love?  If you live in Northern California, Tiburon is perfect for a day trip and if you live further away, we want to encourage you to visit when it is safe again for everyone.  Here is just a few of my favorite reasons why I love it!  

The Views 

Everyone who comes to Tiburon is usually awestruck by the gorgeous views.  From Mount Tam to the city of San Francisco, Tiburon is a peninsula and with water surrounding it from all side it just can't be beat.  You can hike up to see a complete 360 on one of the great trails or you can go to the downtown center and walk along the water and see how gorgeous everything it is.  The surrounding homes on Belvedere Island, Corinthian Island and Tiburon have a distinctly European style and feels like you are somewhere in Italy.  

Main Street -- Eating & Shopping

Of course I'm partial to Main Street because that is where our beautiful new store is but it is truly special along with accompanying Ark Row right around the corner.  With sweeping views on one side and great outdoor dining, this is no ordinary Main Street.  We are across from world famous Sam's Anchor Cafe which is always poppin but also on the street we love Salt & Pepper and Luna Blu (great view and delicious Italian seafood).  Down the street on Ark Row is a wonderful Mexican Taqueria -- Lola's.  On the weekend's this summer, Main Street is closed off and there is dining on the street which has been especially on Saturdays -- it is so fun with music playing and genuine joy.  

While some businesses did close due to the pandemic, others are open (like us!) -- here are a couple of my favorites -- McEvoy Ranch, organic extra virgin olive oils, culinary products and natural beauty products; Candy Store on Main Street; ice cream and delicious sweets including fun vintage treats.   There are also several boutiques, a knitting store and great wine tasting rooms and shops.  You can visit the Tiburon Chamber of Commerce here for an up to date list of which businesses are open or due to open.  

Finally, Tiburon & California in general is all about the outdoors, biking and adventures -- right next door is gorgeous Angel Island State Park and easy to get to with a ferry, bike shops for renting bikes & plenty of grassy places to enjoy a picnic (check out Rustic Bakery or Woodlands Grocey for great sandwiches and drinks).  You can get to Tiburuon easily from San Francisco and vice versa -- here's the easy ferry schedule (which is a fun thing to do as well!).  Again check out times and locations as things may be abbreviated due to the pandemic.  All restaurants and store includings ours require masks inside but for outdoor dining you can eat at your table without -- some towns require masks while walking or biking but again, just check the local town's website for the most up to date information.  

Of course, we would love to see you -- we can arrange private bookings for groups of 4-6 or early hours if you prefer to shop alone.  Please visit us at 30 Main Street or call us at 415 -797-6054.  Cheers!  lisa lori 

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