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Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Mother's Day is right around the corner! Luckily our shop is stocked with new items from our favorite artisans, and what better gift to give the mom in your life than something made with local love? We put together a little gift guide to make your life simple. Scroll through for some ideas. Stop in for some extra help or shop our online store and use the code "MAMALOVE" for FREE SHIPPING (Domestic within the US) now through May 13th. 

LET'S PUT A BIRD ON IT Candles

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Let's Put a Bird on It makes beautiful candles that any mom would love. Their hand crafted scents are smooth and rich. What a nice little pick-me-up! And bonus, a portion of the profits benefit animal rescue!

LADY ALAMO Bags

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We love using these local San Francisco bags as gift-bag builders - they are the perfect size to fit a few items for a beautiful Mother's Day collection when you can't choose just one! 

PLANT LOVER Pins

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Does mom have a green thumb? We're stocked with Hemleva's 'Plant Lover' and 'Monstera' leaf gold-back pins (and special 'plant killer' pins for the black thumbs too)!

MOM JUICE Wine Bags

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Giving the gift of wine is, let's face it, always a winner. We have a limited stock of our 'Mom Juice' and 'Therapy' wine bags to go with your perfect Pinot.

BALEEN Jewelry

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For the effortlessly chic mom, Baleen is one our favorites. We've brought in their newest collection of long pendants, bangles, earrings, and chokers. 

We're also hosting a Natural Perfume Workshop on Mother's Day! Bring your mom in and create your own custom scents with us on Sunday May 13th at 11a. Only a few spots left! What a fun mother/daughter experience!

Spring Favorites

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Spring has officially come to the bay. We're filling up the shop with flowy dress, cool tops, and comfy skirts and pants perfect for the season. Take a look at our favorites below. Try them on in store and shop them in our online shop

We're especially in love with Bridge and Burn's new spring collection! With modern patterns, breathable fabric, and chic stitching, we've brought in a collection of soft, springy blues and grays that customers are raving about.

A cotton-linen fabric with a faux open back detail, the Joss top is super light weight, and perfect for SF weather! Weather this tee to Ocean Beach, or out to brunch. Easily compliments high-waisted shorts, your favorite pair of jeans, or a fit-and-flair pant for the adventurous gal! The Pacific Stripe is made with various block stitching of blues, while the Chambray Dots is available in a pale gray with white dots. 

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The Ondine skirt is an easygoing, versatile skirt design that is equal parts functional and dressy.  Complimenting the pattern of the Joss chambray dots, the Ondine skirt has pleats at the waist, with large front pockets in the front. Pairs well with the Joss Chambray Dot shirt for a casual look, or a tighter tucked-in basic, for a sleek look out-on-the-town. 

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Have you discovered our newest maker, Chan + Krys yet? Two bi-coastal best friends collaborate to make this easy to wear line. We love the silhouettes and the fabrics. 

Their Verona Dress in desert stripe is currently at the top of our wish list. Pair it with gold sandals on vacation or clogs and a jean jacket for the farmer's market. Understated but never under dressed. 

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We're also big fans of their Nimmo jacket. We love it in this hemp black. The perfect layer for those ever so chilly spring nights. Looks great buttoned over leggings or open as a jacket over a dress for work. Add some statement earrings and you look effortlessly put together. 

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Our current go-to is their W. Humbolt top. A deep v neck and side slits make this o so flattering. We love it with boyfriend jeans. And with so many great fabrics to choose from like white and navy stripe, copper embroidery, and birds you'll want to start a collection. 

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All the girls in the shop are crushing over Sarah Liller's new collection. She has expanded into cardigans, sleeveless tops, and more! Made right here in San Francisco, this line of solid staples always flatters. 

We wear the new wide leg pants at least 4 days a week! The comfort of pajamas but the look of someone who put some thought into their outfit. We swear you'll never want to take them off. 

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The Chloe top sit pretty on your shoulders. We love the pleating detail. Available in black and kelly green, our new favorite pop of color.  Pair under a jacket for a business meeting or wear with white shorts for a more casual look. 

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Finish off your outfits with some Baleen jewels. We love their modern and minimalist style. Our top picks are below.

Get flirty with some tassel earrings. 

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How cool are these solid hoops?

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And these mobile dangles are a dream. 

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Meet the Maker: Krista Tranquilla

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Inspired by the mountains where she grew up and the ones where she currently lives in Truckee, CA, jewelry maker Krista Tranquilla creates outdoor-themed necklaces, earrings, cuffs and more. From John Muir quotes to constellations to ocean and forest imagery, Krista's beautiful work evokes a sense of calm. 

Learn more about Krista and see examples of her jewelry below. 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

My inspiration mainly comes from the idea of being outside. I am also inspired by brave and adventurous people.

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If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

For me, it is all about the sauces. So a food truck that would have a bowl of good food and killer sauces to choose from.

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What do you like most about the maker community?

I love how supportive everyone is and that the idea of collaboration is generally shared by all.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

I dream about international travel all the time, but we (my husband and 2 daughters) can be found backpacking in the Sierra or camping on the coast when it comes time to travel..

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What do you want for your next birthday?

A day of pampering.

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What does your work space look like? 

I just moved into a bigger space in my house. It has lots of light and it is very messy. I love it.

Valentine Gift Guide for Her

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With Valentine's Day just about a week away we are here to help find the perfect gift for the special lady in your life! Check out our annual Valentine Gift Guide for Her!

We know, we know....sometimes the explosion of hearts this time of year gets a little overwhelming, but how can you resist giving your special someone the Kate tee by preloved? This red and white striped tee is made of bamboo cotton and is embellished with a heart on the pocket made from vintage sweaters, making each t-shirt as unique as the person you are giving the T-shirt to.

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Didn't like any of the perfumes that you tried at the department stores? Too synthetic? Problem solved! Treat yourself and your Valentine to a natural perfume making workshop at gather. The instructor discusses the different notes that are put into natural perfumes and you get to decide what combinations you want in your perfume! Each student leaves with a bottle of their own creation.

Jewelry is always a hit on the 14th. We have lots of locally and independently made gems in our cases but our current favorite is our ear climbers from our recent collaboration with Silver Sheep Jewelry. Classic but still cool. 

We love the idea of a bunch of little things to create on great gift. Why not pamper her with one of our Relaxation Gift Boxes? This is sure to be a hit!

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Don't forget the little ones. It's almost more fun to celebrate with our kids on Valentine's Day. We love these make your own nail polish kits crafted right here in the bay area. What a fun project to do together!

The finishing touch? The perfect card of course! We love these gold foiled beauties from Sycamore Press. 

Holiday Gift Guide for Her

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Last week we published our annual gift guide for him. Now it's time to focus on the ladies in your life. Here is our holiday gift guide for her:

Give your main squeeze one of the new jewelry pieces we collaborated with Silver Sheep Jewelry to design. Pick from the ring, necklace, and ear climbers, all plated in 14K gold vermeil. The laurel designs is perfect to wear everyday alone or layered with other pieces. These will surely bring a smile to her face!

Spoil your family something warm and cozy. Our Bodhi Swag cocoons are our most popular holiday gift year after year. We love this season's colors and prints. Because these wraps are reversible, you are actually giving her two gifts! Also a bonus - they are one size fits all so you don't need to worry about figuring out the perfect size. And every generation loves these - our teenage cousin, our mom, and even our grandmother! Combine this with a hand crocheted beanie and knitted cowl by Mary Marie Knits (available in a variety of colors) and you will fully prepare you family for the winter ahead.

Not only are best friends given that label because they are the best, but because they deserve the best! Give her the gift of rejuvenation with this Relaxation Gift Box. Each gift box is carefully curated in our shop and includes a luxurious handmade jar of bath salt soak by Lighten Up Shoppe, a candle by JaxKelly complete with hidden crystal inside, a large pouch of tea from Steep Tea, Co., and a calming roll-on essential oil by Let’s Put a Bird On It. 

What about the stockings? Grab one of our vintage fabric stockings from the shop and fill it with goodies from our local artists. Start with a Lady Alamo Zip, add a nail polish by Floss Gloss, toss in a Chai Tea Soap by Etta+Billie, grab a natural deodorant by Fat and the Moon, and finish it off with calming balm by Peachy Brand. O and don't forget the chocolate!

Why not give an experience gift? Choose from one of our workshops coming up in the new year. It's the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill. Or give them a gift card so they can choose their own gift. Need more ideas? Stop by the shop and let us help you put together the perfect gift! Also enjoy FREE shipping on any order in our online shop through Monday by using the code "FREESHIP2016". Remember to place your order by Monday December 19th to get it in time for Christmas! 

by Sharon Leung
 

New Jewelry at gather

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I don't know about you, but this year has flown by! In a blink of an eye, gift giving season is already here. Allow us to help you navigate through your gift list with ease with a few simple suggestions. Can't go wrong with something shiny!

California Necklace by Honeycat

Based out of California, Honeycat designers Julie and Jo wanted to create an accessory line that was trendy, classic, and high quality without having their customers break the bank. This California Necklace is the perfect gift for someone who has moved away or a gift to yourself to show off your local pride. This necklace comes in 24K gold plate, 18K rose gold plate, or rhodium plate and measures at 17.5".

Enamel Tear Drop Studs by Tilly Doro 

Tilly Doro is the vision of jewelry artist Nogah Rotstein. Inspired by her grandmother, Tilly, a Holocaust survivor, she taught Nogah that nothing should be taken for granted or wasted. With that in mind, Nogah collected antique pieces and paired them with new materials and new techniques to create a collection with an organic touch. These tear drop earrings are the perfect gift for someone who just wants to wear a just a splash of color and loves a minimal look. Comes in Black, Cream, Coral, or Turquoise enamel with gold plate. Made in Brooklyn, New York.

Ginko Leaf Necklace by Beijo Brasil

Inspired by patterns, nature, and world travel, designer Misty Darling created a collection that is light weight and easy to wear. Made with laser cut raw brass, this Ginko Leaf Necklace is sure to be a perfect addition to a flowy dress or blouse.  There are even matching earrings to go with it! Necklace is 19" long with a 3 " extender. Made in Sonoma, CA.

Copper Cowel Necklace by Melting Sun Apparel

For the modern Bohemian, artist Lauren Visconti-Beckett created a jewelry line that is simplistic and elegant, yet primal. Her pieces are intended for the free spirit and friends of the earth. This copper cowel necklace is sure to make a statement with any outfit. In fact, it would make a great addition to that tank dress you may be wearing during your holiday trip to Mexico! This piece is made with cotton rope and copper piping and measures 38". Handmade in Atlanta, GA. 

Lady of the Mountain Cuff by Kate Taylor Design 

Lover of adventure and the geometry of nature, Kate Taylor created a collection for the explorer at heart. As an avid visitor of museums, Kate soaks in her inspiration from ancient and tribal jewelry, ceramics, and textiles. If you would like to celebrate your inner dreamer and doer, wear this Lady of the Mountain Cuff and feel empowered. It's perfect for layering with other bracelets, too! The cut out pattern is reminiscent of mountain peaks and is made with brass and oxidized details with a satin finish. Cuff is about 1/4" wide and is adjustable if treated gently. Each piece is handmade in her studio in Brooklyn, NY.

 

By Sharon Lacayo

Kate Taylor Jewelry

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We are so excited to have Kate Taylor's jewelry in the shop. Daisy met Kate at Renegade earlier this summer and immediately fell in love with her unique designs. We strive to have jewelry in the shop that you don't see everywhere else and Kate's designs are so lovely. She hand makes each piece in her Brooklyn studio. Visit the store to try on these delights or shop everything in our online store

Valentine's Gift Guide: For Her

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Have you checked out our Valentine's Gift Guide for him? We're just getting started! Here's a gift guide for the lady in your life:

This Nooworks dress will look so cute on your girl! The perfect dress to see her through the seasons, it's easy to dress up or down and the skirt even has pockets (trust us, guys, we love things with pockets). $109. Available in store.

If she's a bit of a stargazer or enjoys being out in nature, she'll love our beautiful constellation necklaces by Krista Tranquilla. We'll find the perfect piece to complement her style as they're available in different sizes, lengths, and metals. $64-$78. Available online and in store. 

How about a sweet smelling soy candle from Jax Kelly? We think your lady will love the fig and watermelon scent, and there's a piece of rose quartz waiting for her inside (that's the love stone, FYI!). $22. Available in store. 

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This lovely card from Yellow House Handmade is the finishing touch. $5. Available in store. 


Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

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Need a hostess gift for your Thanksgiving celebrations this Thursday? Below are our top picks all currently available in the shop! From the top to bottom: Wishbone Necklace or Bracelet on a Card by Yellow House Handmade, San Francisco Dish Towels from The Heated, Kumquats with Dark Chocolate and Coffee Jam by Lemon Bird, California State Pint Glasses from Vital Industries, and Hot Chocolate from Flying Bird Botanicals. 

Hope everyone has a great holiday! The shop will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will re-open the next day just in time for Black Friday/Small Business Saturday weekend. Stay tuned for special sales, events, and giveaways. 


Raw Elements Jewelry Sale!

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We are having a special sale on ALL Raw Elements jewelry. You can take 20% off all of her bohemian pieces now thru the end of the month (stock up on holiday gifts early y'all!) We've even added a few select pieces to our website, so if you can't make it to the shop you can purchase online and have it arrive right at your door step. We love her Moon Phase Earrings pictured above and Daisy wears her beloved Flower of Life Cuff pratically everyday. Her pieces are the perfect accessory to finish off you outfit. Pair one with one of our new fall arrivals: nothing complements Rachel's rich hammered brass pieces like a warm sweater!