With winter in full swing, it’s time to get rid of the “Brrrr!” and bring on the bling.
Beating the wintertime blues without breaking the bank is simple with these local delights.
Cashmere and cuddles
In Reno, Larkellen offers a recycled cashmere scarf made from sweater remnants with fanciful details like button holes, quirky seams and random pockets. For the ultimate snuggle session, their selection of blankets feature camping themes and wilderness patterns that inspire thoughts of nights by the fire and dreams of s’mores. A few minutes away, The Niche provides a plentiful selection of cuddly, brushed wool cardigans, hoodies with fabulous contrasting fabrics and a plethora of sweaters that will definitely keep the cold at bay. larkellenreno.com; shoptheniche.com
Searching for a new statement piece with the perfect fall patina? Head to South Lake Tahoe and visit Melissa Gisele. Her stunning Cascade Drops collection centers around teardrop shaped pieces of copper, treated with a green patina and an environmentally friendly lacquer that guards against the elements. For the necklace, a collection of the teardrops dangle off a handmade sterling silver chain. The matching earrings showcase a single teardrop, swinging from a silver drop. Looking for stylish jewelry options for men? Located in the same space, Tahoe Vision has innovative ring designs that deliver cutting edge colors and styles. Designer Dean Pranin creates custom pieces from a multitude of materials, including treasured coins, rich woods, marble and even recycled goods. melissagisele.com
Sometimes treating yourself to something special is the perfect answer to making the cold winter months a little more wonderful.
Tackle the chilly temperatures with some new additions to your winter wardrobe at South Lake Tahoe’s own Sidestreet Boutique. Their collection of cardigans from Johnny Was come in a variety of lengths and feature Native American inspired patterns and breathable fabrics. With options that range from jeans to tuxes and sequined gowns to comfy kimonos, Sidestreet offers a variety of selections for the entire family. A few blocks away, Leffler Shoes offers supremely crafted, custom-made footwear. Owner, Kevin Leffler, creates timeless designs that are stylish and functional. In addition to commissioned shoes, Leffler also offers ready-made items such as belts, wallets and leather bound journals. sidestreetboutique.com
Dreaming of a closet filled with Chanel and Jimmy Choo? Labels Consignment Boutique can turn your dreams into a reality. Their Reno location features over 3,000 square feet of upscale finds from the world’s most popular high-end designers. labelsreno.com
In South Lake Tahoe, JD Grays Designer Jewelry offers a wide selection of sparkling gems, artfully set in intricate designs. Whether you’re looking for tantalizing tanzanite, gleaming emeralds, dazzling diamonds or inspiration for a commissioned design, you’re sure to find a signature piece you’ll enjoy for years to come. @jdgraysjewelrydesign
From sensible splurges to spectacular spoils, the Reno/Tahoe region is filled with fabulous finds that will keep you toasty and tasteful throughout the winter season.
By: Emily Skyle