Great Selection of Capitola Gifts at Charley & Co. June 23 2014, 0 Comments
When planning a trip to a lovely coastal town such as Capitola, you'll want to dive into the local experience. Locals always know the best places in town...and they avoid the tourist "traps" because they tend to be busier and more commercial. The same can be said for gift shops. Sometimes it just makes more sense to go slightly off the beaten track to find the places locals shop for authentic Capitola gifts. Luckily, in this instance, you won't have to go far. Just beyond the train trestle on Capitola Ave., you'll find Charley & Co. -- a rare shop that will provide a truly unique experience as well as unique gifts, home decor and custom items that aren't carried everywhere else.
At Charley & Co., owner and artist Starley Bullard-Moore offers one-of-a-kind, high-quality gift items that she hand crafts using locally sourced reclaimed wood and metal. Starley infuses elements of whimsy with insightful commentary on the coast and all the beauty and inspiration that comes with it. You will discover a number of Capitola gifts that will act as reminders of the cleverness of the Capitola spirit where stunning views, endless beaches and a connectivity to nature all merge in this charming coastal town. California-inspired materials -- such as wine barrels from local vineyards -- are cleverly reinvented to create items like cheese boards, appetizer trays and Lazy Susans. Regularly stocked items include mason jar cocktail shakers and rustic wooden muddlers, which embrace and add flair to the art of entertaining.
Something for Everyone
Starley has considered the potential recipient when sourcing or designing items for her Capitola store; she has done an excellent job of capturing something for everyone in her shop. You will find delightfully hand-crafted toys, lovely wall art and home embellishments, and funky items such as cocktail totes and matching enamel cocktail tumblers. You will also be tempted to fit a piece of her hand crafted reclaimed wood furniture into your car as a gift for yourself.
Starley refers to her style as "urban rust" and when she finds a material she falls in love with, she is inspired to create art in the style that will best suit its character. This leads to many "differently influenced" items from rustic charm to industrial edge to Steampunk.
Fresh, newly inspired inventory and ever knowing what one might find from week to week is another reason why locals return to Charley & Co. to purchase unique items for their homes. This makes shopping at Charley & Co. all the more fun and a great reason to return to time and time again.
You can visit Starley's website www.charleynco.com or visit her Capitola shop located at 515 Capitola Ave.