Monday, January 27, 2014


SCENTS AND FEEL at the Atlanta show
made you forget what the weather was like outside. 
 Their new nautical/beach poolside collection
 transported  you forward to spring and summer.
The Nautical Collection has a fouta towel
 hand loomed in a rich fluffy honeycomb weave
with a nautical embroidery to use as 
your beach towel.
Also available is the canvas fouta to be used as
a summer tablecloth, picnic blanket and pair
it with a matching tote.  Everything you need
for the beach, pool or boat.

The Bayadere Canvas multi stripe collection
is another great summer choice with 
beautiful eye popping color choices.

No matter what your design taste are
 you are certain to find 
the right fouta for your bath.
This newly designed asymmetrical stripe
is rich and intricately designed.

The Weavy is in a soft honeycomb weave, with
thin weavy stripes gives this collection a little
more casual look.

The Fouta Positive /Negative thin stripe
is a classic favorite for SCENTS AND FEEL.
Last season it had been revised and modernized
to keep it fresh and unique.  There are 34
color combinations to choose from.
Polka dots never go out of style.

To use by themselves or to coordinate with
any of the styles above there are 30 solid
colors to mix and match.

All of the styles I have shown are also
available in a guest towel.  This was
voted by the media as "the perfect
hostess gift."  They have the
optimum absorbency that allows them
to be used all over your home.

There are so many uses for the Foutas from
SCENTS AND FEELOnce you start
using them you find what a versatile item
they are.  I never travel without one.  Great
as blanket on the airplane and a wrap
at night.  Always keep in your car for
the spur of the moment picnic.
My little Zoe would not think of having
a bath without her fouta.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


A long time friend and customer of mine,
Billie Vrtiak is the owner of

There are two of these charming, unique and
really one of a kind stores.  One in
Santa Barbara, Ca. and the other
the very quaint community of Montecito.
This blog focuses on the Montecito store.

The store was aglow in holiday spirit on
my visit right before Christmas.

Billie is an impeccable buyer, always
searching for something different.
After she finds these gems her
display abilities are top notch.
It doesn't matter who you are trying
to buy for, Man, Women, young or old you
will be sure to find something to surprise.

I think you would want to take
home this entire ensemble, it is
put together so well.

It is impossible to put this store in
any one category because it is so
many things rolled into one.
This goes into the category of
                   Art Things
1470 East Valley Road
Montecito, Ca. 93108
805 695 0220
11 W. Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101
805 899 3700