Ten years ago, Karen left her native Boston, Massachusetts home and moved to Marin County. In 2012, when she was looking for a location for her store, she chose San Anselmo for its charming, village vibe. She wanted to be part of a community where independently-owned, brick-and-mortar businesses thrive because they are valued and preferred over department stores and point-and-click shopping; where people seek out the relaxed, café culture to shop, stroll, and dine.
Karen’s background is in textile design. Earlier in her career, she designed and manufactured sweaters out of one of those old granite mills in New England. In fact, her sweaters were sold in San Anselmo!
My style in 3 words: relaxed, timeless, breezy
I never leave the house without: lipstick
My absolute footwear must have: my shimmery Italian moto boots
My guilty pleasure: triple spa treatments in Calistoga
Favorite travel destination: anywhere with turquoise waters where I can swim with dolphins
When I am not at the store: you will find me on a picnic on the Sonoma coast
Favorite splurge item: weekend flights back East
Biggest fashion regret: oversized man’s thrift store coat worn with legwarmers in college
Currently lusting over: Esse’s necklace from Uno de 50
Favorite music genre: 70s Hippie music