Check it out - a couple weeks ago I was roaming Central Cali and made it a point to stop at the Adesso Atelier in Santa Barbara.First of all this boutique is amazing - it's so well curated. The woman behind it all is jewelry designer Samantha Goldstone. She began designing for her line Adesso a few years ago and as has since grown into this beautiful storefront and workspace.
This vintage doorknocker is just one example of the attention to detail that is shown throughout their flagship store. It has been customized and adorned with matching jewels to resemble a ring that Samantha wears.
In addition to her own line of handmade women's and men's jewelry, Adesso also carries a great collection of curated gifts and crafts as well as vintage home decor items. Samantha handpicks all the items for the store on her various travels around the world - including places like Italy and Mexico City. From what I've seen, everything she comes back with is unique and visually inspiring and I basically wanted to take it all home with me. I really liked hearing the stories behind all of her great finds - that's always the best part about buying vintage pieces.
The Adesso workspace is in the back of shop and all of the accessories are handmade there by Samantha and her team. All of the collections are very well thought out and carefully put together based on a specific inspiration or theme. Samantha designs her pieces using a mixture of materials, like eco-leather and silk threads, then combines that with assorted vintage beads that she also gathers during her travels.
Samantha and I sat down and chatted for a while about the philosophy behind everything she is doing. It was really obvious to me that she has a true creative vision for the brand which is clearly utilized in such a cohesive way. Also, giving back and actively supporting charities is a large component of the Adesso culture which I think is pretty cool.
When I first saw the Adesso line at PROJECT, the jewelry stood out and was unique and different, but when I visited the store I really began to have a greater connection with the product and the brand story. The Adesso Atelier is honestly so well curated, decorated, and filled with amazing one-off artisan type pieces. When you step foot in this store you immediately get the sense that this brand sticks to their guns and is definitely one of a kind. There are so many little treasures hidden throughout the store, you should just be prepared to spend most of your day there.
Stop by and visit my girl Samantha - The Adesso Atelier is at: 1209 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA and also check them out at their site: adessoshop.com