We were lucky enough to catch up with brilliant, visual storyteller Hunter Lawrence as he shared his Top 5 Favorite Shops for holiday shopping with us:
"When I lived in Austin, this was the store that I would go in to pretty frequently to just look and get good ideas on style and such for clothing and the home. The prices are pretty high for the clothing, but I will say that what I have bought there has out lasted most of my other garments. The whole aesthetic in there is just super inspiring in general, and it sure didn't hurt that when you walk in they are there to greet you with a Shiner or Lone Star to drink while you shop."
"Again, another store in the great state of Texas. My wife and I frequently visited this shop on our Saturdays in Austin as it was so filling to be in. The stores overall aesthetic draws you in as soon as you enter the store, even for a man. Good prices, great quality and tons of really solid variety make this shop a must visit for gifts and inspiration for the home."
"Quality, quality and more quality. I've never been in store that prides itself more of providing some of the highest quality boots for both men and women. Not only are their boots my every day wear for the past year and 1/2, they have great little section of American made products from local artisans (belts, socks, bags, candles etc) that are super unique and beautiful."
"Their tagline says it all "Mountains in Bottle." There is just something so real about the product that these wilderness perfumers create. I've spent a few days with them out on the trail and I can tell you first hand, the products they create are seriously the scents of a particular region captured in fragrance that you can use on just about anything. When it comes to holiday gifts for my dad, grandfather and friends I always turn to something from Juniper Ridge; its just that good."
"My wife and I love floral design. We love the feeling that it brings to our home and the culture that surrounds it. Our all time favorite is Pistils Nursery in Portland, Oregon. Not only do they have a super great selection of succulents and other plants, but they have a great little mercantile of incense, books and home goods."