You lucky duck. You're in Santa Barbara and you've got the whole day to go shopping. Not a care in the world; just a credit card, a reusable bag or two and your favorite walking around shoes.
But where, exactly, are you planning to go? You want, of course, to make purchases that will make your friends back home ooh and ahh. Or, if you already live in Santa Barbara, you want to stump your fellow shoppers.
"But wherever did she get that?"
"Have you ever seen such a lovely thing in the shops here?"
(It's a small town, after all.)
Enter Adesso Atelier. If you like jewelry, home goods, stationery, gifts or, well, just about anything, this is the place for you. Opened in the summer of 2012, this small downtown boutique is just slightly off the beaten path and filled the the brim with all kinds of stylish, unique goodies in every price range.
What an inviting storefront! — Photo courtesy of Adesso Atelier
Better still, it's a working atelier. That means that wonderful artists work in the building to create many of the splendid things for sale. The founder of Adesso herself, the fabulous Samantha Goldstone, lovingly handcrafts her highly regarded jewelry line right on site.
The Atelier is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm. Stop by during business hours or attend one of their exclusive shopping events to find something special that makes your heart sing. Can't decide? Never fear, Adesso collection pieces are sold in over 100 boutiques nationwide - but the very best selection is right here in Santa Barbara.
In addition to beautiful, handcrafted jewelry, Adesso Atelier sells home goods, stationery and gifts. — Photo courtesy of Adesso Atelier