My husband and I took Wednesday off and drove to the
mall coast to finish our Christmas shopping.
This is my kind of shopping … local, handmade products lovingly displayed in a vintage Airstream trailer, with a view of the ocean, on California’s beautiful SLOWCOAST.
This is how the boutique looked over the summer (below) … oddly enough, it was sunnier in December than it was in August.
After picking up some CauseBars and handmade ceramic mugs, we popped into the Farm Stand at Swanton Berry Farm for half a dozen jars of their delicious jam.
Mid-week, we had the place all to ourselves.
Afterwards, we shared a slice of their sinfully delicious homemade cheesecake and a cup coffee. Outside. With a view of the ocean.
Then we visited the town of Pescadero to do a little more shopping (cheese! bread!) …
and finally, we took a nice long walk on the beach before driving home.
Christmas shopping doesn’t get much better than this.