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10 Favorite Finds for Spring 2019

February 20, 2019

Our buyers have recently returned from market. Here are some of their favorite discoveries of the season:

DefineMe Fragrances (in the Bath Shop)

Find your perfect scent. Are you a graceful Clara, a creative Delphine, or a fresh Audry? DefineMe understands the connection between scent and emotion, so they’ve created fragrance mists, hair mists, and fragrance oils that deliver positive affirmations throughout the day. For every bottle purchased, $1 goes to She’s the First, a non-profit supporting girls who’ll be the first in their families to graduate high school. Oh, and one more thing to love about the brand—it’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery

Set in the rolling hills of Paso Robles on California’s central coast, the Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery dates back eight generations. All wines produced are exclusively farmed by the Merrill family, which maintains quality control from planting and pruning through harvest, fermentation, and cellaring. Every step in the process is mindful of environmental sustainability.

Our Wine Room carries two new selections from Pomar Junction: Picnic Chardonnay is fresh and crisp with bright citrus and apple flavors. Made in the “naked” (nonoaked) style. It’s a quintessential selection for an outdoor picnic on a sunny day. Brooster Red has a medium body and spicy accents in homage to traditional Paso Robles table wines. It’s sure to give you something to crow about.

CBD: The New Wave in Wellness

More and more people are seeking CBD, or cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic compound in cannabis, for its restorative and healing properties. Reported benefits include easing of inflammation and reduced anxiety.

CBD for Life uses 99% pure cannabidiol extract derived from stems and stalks of industrial hemp and combines it with nourishing essential oils to produce natural pain management and beauty products. Our Bath Shop now carries CBD pain relief spray, rejuvenating lip balm, tension-relieving rub, moisturizing face cream, foot cream & body lotion, and a fast-acting ingestible tincture.

Buddha Teas has combined water soluble CBD with its 4 best-selling teas to create the perfect cup of bliss. Artfully crafted tea blends add even more healing potential.

All of the CBD products we carry contain less than the legal limit of 0.3% THC.

The statements regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results will vary. This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications.

Bella Tunno Kidware (in Housewares)

Who knew kids’ dinnerware could have so much personality? Bella Tunno divided plates, bowls, bibs, and spoon sets for babies and toddlers come with sayings like “Stud Muffin” and “Hangry” to make mealtime a good time. How clever is this—the bowls and plates suction right onto the highchair tray!

All products are made with 100% food-grade silicone that’s BPA-free and microwave & dishwasher safe (yes, even the bibs). Even better: for each piece purchased, Bella Tunno donates a meal to a hungry child.


It’s difficult to choose a favorite thing in our Baby Room because this spring, there are SO many adorable new outfits and plush animals for babies and toddlers. But if we h a v e to choose just one item, it’s these Twin Bears. With “Born Together, Friends Forever" tags, they make the perfect welcome for new twins.

Stony Creek Illuminated Glass (in the Gift Gallery)

Lighted candle vases by Stony Creek have an heirloom quality. They’re hand painted with beautiful springtime images of florals and birds. 

Floss & Rock Happy Toys

Originating in the land of candy floss and sticks of rock candy (a/k/a Blackpool, England), toys by Floss & Rock are inspired by the creative, joyful vibes of this seaside resort. Colorful and clever puzzles, tea sets, and more will keep children 10 and under busy creating and having fun. We’re excited to welcome this whimsical & playful line to our Toy Room.

Papaya Stationery & Accessories

Add a touch of fun & femininity to your office supplies with Papaya, a new line in our Stationery Dept. Tassel Clips give a dash of charm to your house keys, handbag, or whatever you clip them onto. Full sized and “Little” Legal Pads are pretty & perfect for keeping track of to-dos, grocery lists, or your next big idea. We also carry Papaya weekly planners, luggage tags, and tassel pouches.

Step Up Your Spring Style

We’re always on the lookout for great shoe brands that match comfort with style. You already love the Naot, Taos, Birkenstock, Dansko, Cougar, and L’Artiste collections in our Shoe Room; now meet two more fabulous brands to fall in love with.

With over 30 years of research and development behind their technology, Vionic shoes and sandals hug your arches like a natural footprint and promote alignment from the ground up.

Footwear by The Flexx features incredibly flexible air pocket soles with shock absorbing technology to give relief to both spine and knees, designed in Tuscany, Italy and 100% handmade in California.

New from Vera Bradley

This favorite brand stays new every season with updated styling and the introduction of freshly designed fabrics. Here’s a sneak peek at one of our favorite upcoming patterns (releasing on March 7): Kaleidoscope, influenced by traditional ceramics motifs with a floral twist. It’s bright & feminine with bold pink, purple, and teal splashes.

Coming in April: Lavender Meadow, a feminine print of densely arranged blooms and foliage—plus ladybugs & bees!

Meet The Little Traveler's Buyers

Pictured left to right: Pat Bokina (Gift Gallery), Heidi Brothers (Gourmet), Nancy Jones (Housewares), Leslie Waterson (Apparel, Accessories, Shoes), Kay Weir (Babies).

Annette Shamloo (Fair Trade, Christmas)

Marcia Hardin (Linens, Decor, Bath, Toys, Conservatory, Paper)

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