Piedmont Ring Holiday Gift Guide 2016

We’re lucky to be in a community with magical friends and clients who we care dearly about. With the holidays coming up, we decided to go shopping in each others stores and share some of our dream gifts with you all.  Hopefully this will help inspire the fun of gift giving to the people you hold dear, even the ones who are harder to shop for.

Karen Fort - Owner Mercy Vintage & Neighbor

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Make-up by Oloorea: Mickey is a magical creature. Her work is informed by her big heart, generosity and commitment. Mickey does the make-up for Mercy photo shoots and no one does it better. XO

Handmade Scissors and Kaweco Pen (Neighbor): My love of all things related to paper has grown since opening Neighbor. There is something about using things that are beautifully made to elevate the experience of something as simple as writing.

Arielle De Pinto Necklaces (Good Stock): Or as we call her, ADP, is a long time love of mine. The weight and movement of her work is grounding. The organic nature of it leaves me breathless.

Iosselliani Earrings (Good Stock): I have circled these earrings for a minute. I just want to wear one and I want to wear it everyday! It is truly art for your ears.

Vintage Faux pearl bracelet (Mercy): My love for Chanel is long and deep. And although this bracelet is not Chanel, oversized costume pearl anything makes my heart skip a beat...more is more!

 

Michaela Thyberg - Owner Oloorea Beauty

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Jess Feury Pillows (Neighbor): These will look great in my new apartment!

Rhonda Allison Purifying Lotion (Oloorea): This facial toner is lightly exfoliating so it can be used every night.  It’ll keep my skin clear during holiday stress.

Le Feu de L’eau Candle (Good Stock): The fist Le Feu candle I bought was a splurge, now I own three.  They burn for months and add amazing energy to my nightly routine.  When the wick is gone, I use the hand dipped casings as pots for succulents.  They’re all so fantastic, it’s hard to choose a favorite scent!

BTW Hand Painted Mug, Steep Tea “Mate Drank” & Tea Leaf Reading Kit (Neighbor):

I LOVE tea and this set has it all.  The hand painted mug reminds me of a dear friend (the cute Australian you may have seen in Neighbor) and it will bring me joy every morning.

Steep tea is an Oakland based company and the girls who run it make thoughtful blends.  I chose the “Mate Drank” because it’s not as aggressive as caffeine but still has a kick to it.

I’ve always wanted to have a tea reading!  How awesome is it to learn how to do it and share with your friends.

Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace (Mercy): Just take a look at this squash blossom.  Seriously.

Dana Olson - Owner Good Stock & Neighbor

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Black Sheep White Light Sheep Skins & Leah Sing pillows and throws (Neighbor): The textiles at Neighbor are ethically sourced and produced, they make magic in any home, in any room.  These skins, pillows and throws are the perfect gift for anyone, simply beautiful.

Vintage Levis, Bonne Maison Socks, Vintage Workwear & Hat (Mercy): Mercy Vintage has a new denim wall dedicated to their amazing stock of vintage Levis. All the work has been done and you reap the benefit of incredible fit and wash.  

Bonne Maison socks (I am wearing and holding them) they have the best colors and print, a perfect stocking stuffer.

Vintage jewelry, bags scarves and hats are one of a kind, which makes them an incredibly special gift.

Clare Vivier Clutches (Good Stock): Gorgeous Italian leather, made in Los Angeles, a functional, luxurious gift.  Not easy to put those two words in a sentence

Signature Facial (Oloorea): A truly pampering experience.  Michaela has an incredible touch and robust knowledge of skincare, a special gift.
 

Rachel Cubra - Owner Mercy Vintage

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Pearl and Gold Ring by Variance Objects (Good Stock): I’m always drawn to the rough and natural aesthetic of Variance Objects’ jewelry.  They maintain femininity in their pieces without being precious.  This ring is a crazy showstopper, the way it reflects light is mesmerizing.

Spalted Maple Bowls & Salad Servers (Neighbor):  Not just for food, these gorgeous bowls can be used as decoration around the house as well as looking stunning at the dinner table.  Use them to keep your fruit in the kitchen, or (if you’re like me) to hold all of your bracelets in the bedroom.

Eyebrow Tint (Oloorea):  This little luxury always leaves me feeling so great!  It’s a quick and easy way to perk up your look.  So much fun to do with friends and Michaela is a dream boat with a magical touch.

Vintage Statement Earrings (Mercy): No matter how sloppy my outfit, I always want to be decked out in jewelry.  These earrings are easy outfit elevators and make great gifts for friends & family.  

Another Feather Bracelets (Good Stock): Did I mention I’m into jewelry?  These cuffs are so good stacked!! They also look stunning on their own. Interesting details and thoughtful silhouettes integrate easily with other jewelry and are appealing to all aesthetics.

 

WORKSHOP: Pom Pom Hangings with Dana Haim @ Neighbor

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Brooklyn based textile artist and designer Dana Haim is coming to Oakland for the first time to share how to make unique and colorful pom-poms! Students and DIY lovers will learn various techniques Dana uses in her work, such as setting up templates, marbling, speckling, colorblocking, and shape trimming, as well as explore different methods for stranding and hanging your creations into garlands, mobiles, or wall-hangings.

Dana has been featured in ABC Carpet and Home, BIRD NY, Stone Fox Bride, One Kings Lane, Spring, Sight Unseen, The New York Times, and more.

Tickets are $75 and includes all materials, some light snacks and a whole heap of fun! You can purchase tickets online from Eventbrite or in person at Neighbor.

The class will run on Friday 4th March from 12pm to 2:30pm.

You can see more of Dana's amazingly fun work on her website and Instagram


The Good Karma Sale - Friday 27th to Sunday 29th November

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Good Karma Sale

Spend over $150 - take 15% off
Spend over $250 - take 20% off
Spend over $500 - take 30% off
#goodkarmasale

Happy Holidays everyone!

We have decided to participate in an event created by Kim Krans of The Wild Unknown named aptly Good Karma Sale from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th November. There seems to be a shift amongst some in our world wanting to slow down, breath and think about our actions and the consequences of them.  The concept is to pay it forward. Participating retailers will donate a portion of their proceeds from the holiday weekend sales to a charitable organization of their choice. This resonated with us and we are participating filled with hope for a change. 

Neighbor is supporting Prospera: Inequality and a lack of economic mobility define today’s economy, putting the American Dream out of reach for the vast majority of low-wage workers. This is particularly true for the many immigrants employed in the U.S. service sector, who, despite their determination and tenacity, often struggle to make ends meet. Some of the hardest hit are the women and mothers striving to not only earn a livelihood, but also to support their families and ensure a quality education and bright future for their children. Prospera partners with low-income Latina women so they can achieve economic prosperity through cooperative business ownership.

Good Stock is supporting The Sold Project: Many organizations focus on rescue. and rehabilitation, at The SOLD Project, the focus is on prevention to help ensure that children are never exploited to begin with. Over time, SOLD has identified key factors that place a child at risk—like poverty, lack of education, and the absence of positive role models—and has developed a holistic prevention model to address those risk factors, the Freedom Project. The Freedom Project is focused in northern Thailand where they offer educational scholarships to children who couldn't otherwise afford to stay in school. And every weekday, their local Thai staff provides after-school programs, classes, mentorship, and other tools the kids need to succeed in life and avoid the path to exploitation.

By partnering with and investing in local communities, we're helping these kids break the cycle of poverty and achieve things they'd never previously dared to dream. It's incredible to see the hope within them begin to emerge.

We hope everyone has amazing holiday season filled with the spirit of giving.

Hope to see you soon

Love Good Stock & Neighbor