This month we're proudly featuring Los Olivos General Store. If you head to the Santa Ynez Valley to wine taste, you must stop by this adorable shop in the heart of downtown Los Olivos. We caught up with owner, Christina Larner, to learn more about her business.
1. Tell us a bit about Los Olivos General Store...
Our store is located in the center of Los Olivos in a historic building that was built as a gas station in 1901. Our theme is “wine-art-home” and great effort is made to source locally produced items that celebrate the lifestyle of the Santa Ynez Valley. We carry a variety of unique gifts, home décor, jewelry, books, handbags, scarves, wine accessories, gourmet foods, olive oil, skin care products, garden goods and barrel stave furniture.2. What makes your store unique/different?
We are also an art gallery. We feature paintings by local artists and rotate the exhibits every quarter. Currently we are exhibiting the art of Santa Barbara painter Jeremy Harper. He paints local landscapes and his work is striking.
3. How have you taken initiative to become a greener business?
We always strive to be a 'greener' business. We carry local products which help support local farmers and artisans. Many of our products are re-purposed such as a variety of items made from wine barrels and wine bottles- from lighting to drink ware. We also use 100% recycled paper bags and packaging.
4. What is your best selling Grapeseed product?
The Summer Crisp Chardonnay Wine Bar Soap is our best selling product from The Grapeseed Company. In fact, all of the wine bar soaps are popular. Our customers love that the soap is made with wine, the fragrance is delightful, and the packaging makes it a great gift!
5. What is your personal favorite Grapeseed product?
My personal favorite product is Sweet Lips. I use it every night before bed. It is so moisturizing and I never have chapped lips!
How to reach them:
2900 Grand Ave
Los Olivos, CA
email: info (at) losolivosgeneralstore (dot) com