A new online store has come to life with a physical pop-up shop located in the OC, just in time for the holidays. Shop proprietor Carrie Caillouette has a style that is all about bringing opposites together for a timeless look. Mixing a clean, organic style with an old heirloom look is her signature look for the shop and carries over to all of the products that she stocks.
Hitting the road in her VW Vanogan Doka Truck, Carrie has traveled across the U.S. to source products for their high quality and fine craftsmanship. Carrie takes pride in the fact that her selection of items is of heirloom quality and each item has a lasting presence in one's life. A few favorites sourced locally from California include Dandelion Chocolate handmade in San Francisco, vintage Heath ceramics, and Wild Sage Honey from Jalama Road in Lompoc.
Although there is a great emphasis on gifting at this time of year, gifting is an age-old practice that represents two characteristics that serve as the inspiration behind the shop: human kindness and thoughtfulness. Half Hitch Goods believes that the pursuit of a gift should be based on knowledge of a person and what might delight them. Each item in the shop has a story behind it, which makes a gift purchased from Half Hitch Goods all the more special. For the stories behind the products, the Half Hitch Journal is a must read.
(Images: Zachary Haskell)