a visit to the barlow.
by victoria comment

6/6/19

the shops at the barlow in sebastopol. / sfgirlbybay

as you might have seen on instagram last week, i made a visit to the barlow in the very charming town of Sebastopol, in northern california, just a short drive from san francisco. the barlow has been reinvented from a bygone apple canary, into a 12-acre Bay Area industrial-chic, outdoor market featuring locally made food, wine, beer, spirits, homewares and crafts — many of them made onsite by Sonoma County artisans.

exterior of the barlow shopping center in sebastopol. / sfgirlbybay

it’s the home to some wonderful shops and loads of delicious food + drink, like barrio, the nectary, woodfour brewery and delicious wine tasting at pax — all in a dog-friendly, organic edible landscaping — a nod to the rich agricultural history that surrounds The Barlow. i thought i’d share a few of my favorite spots with you — next time you’re headed up north i highly recommend a visit! the barlow underwent a pretty tough year from all the northern california rains and flooding, so i’m all for showing them a lot of support! for a full list of all the shops and cafes, visit the barlow and check the links below to shop their wares online.

exterior walking path at the barlow in sebastopol, california. / sfgirlbybay

inside elsie green at the barlow. / sfgirlbybay

elsie green — what a beautiful place to shop!  meet my wonderful partners at super marché — the team has really outdone themselves in the design of their barlow shop (you can also visit them in their original concord shop as well as online) and the vast inventory of predominantly french vintage homewares. elsie green is a small sustainable (vintage is the ultimate way to recycle!), friends & family-run company, traveling the world to bring you beautiful, mostly vintage home decor and furnishings, plus a whole lot of design and styling inspiration for your home.

elsie green at the barlow in sebastopol. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of elsie green's shop at the barlow. / sfgirlbybay

interior of elsie green's shop at the barlow in sebastopol. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of scout west county store at the barlow. / sfgirlbybay

scout west county — i think of it as a modern mom & pop general store, and it’s quite possibly my new favorite store for clothing and homewares. i could have run off with most of what they sell here (thank goodness i can find them online, too) — Focused on aesthetic sustainability and craftsmanship, Scout features a global to local collection of makers creating home decor, women’s men’s and beautiful children’s wares. stop in and say hi to proprietors Grace and Oliver Estrada and the store namesake, scout their beautiful furry pup.

inspiring interior and goods for sale at scout west county store at the barlow. / sfgirlbybay

scout west county store at the barlow in sebastopol. / sfgirlbybay

california sisters floral and plant shop at the barlow. / sfgirlbybay

california sisters — amazing floral designers nichole and kathrin offer up any-occasion floral delivery throughout Sonoma County, and specialize in weddings and events. Their gorgeous plant & floral filled shop offers flower and plant-based gifts, gardening supplies, handmade items from local artists all over sonoma, and locally grown flowers, all informed by the seasons and what makes them swoon while foraging out in the fields — their designs are beautiful, thoughtful and dramatic. be sure and check out that beautiful mural in person when you stop in (it’s quite instagrammable!) — california sisters aka ADELPHA CALIFORNICA is THE CALIFORNIA SISTER BUTTERFLY and A NATIVE TO THE WEST COAST AND just happens to be the store NAMESAKE.

california sisters plant and floral shop at the barlow in sebastopol. / sfgirlbybay

california sisters floral shop in sebastopol at the barlow. / sfgirlbybay

mattress springs up-cycled at succulent display at california sisters plant shop. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring sights at the barlow in sebastopol, california. / sfgirlbybay

 

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