for the girl in your group who lights up every zoom and keeps her bar-cart incredibly well-stocked, over-the-top statement-pieces that are almost as fun as she is.
make gift-giving sweeter — pair your scarpa picks with unique items from charlottesville’s favorite women-owned boutiques and donations to local charities we love.
be just: belmont’s homeware heaven, be just boasts a serene, dream-worthy aesthetic that’ll leave you raring to redecorate. their hand-made glassware and bar-cart essentials are the perfect presents for any pod-party hostess.
live arts: because the life of the pod party is always wanting to entertain and be entertained.
q&a with be just owner shawn cossette
what’s the best part of working in retail during the holiday season?
we love the joy, as well as the hustle and bustle of the season. we love meeting so many new folks and reconnecting with our steady posse.
what items are you giving, and hoping to receive, from scarpa?
oh man, i am drooling over the gorgeous jewelry selection, especially these rosanne pugliese topaz earrings. i am putting a bug in my husband's ear.
what are you taking home from your own store this year?
we have these new ceramic to-go cups that are handmade in australia by a barista/ceramicist. the colors are fun, they feel just right to hold, and they come with a silicon band so that your hand doesn't get too hot. they’re perfect for holding that first cup in the AM while walking the dog. i plan to give one to everyone in the family.
what’s your favorite way to unwind at the end of a busy day in the shop?
my big dog axl is always outside waiting to greet me. one kiss and a pet is all i need to start the unwind, always followed by seeing my husband's smiling face and my senior dog’s wagging tail.
isabel marant etoile
zero maria cornejo