Cozy up to fall with these products and fashion finds from local shops and brands.
Vienna Throw Blanket; $399
Bella Notte, Novato
Curl up on the couch with this elegant yet supremely soft chenille jacquard throw trimmed in silk velvet. The reversible blanket can be dyed in any of Bella Notte’s custom 18 shades.
Arabica Whole Bean Coffee; $21
Coffee on Mars, San Rafael
Warm up with a cup of coffee made from this locally owned company’s custom-roasted arabica beans, which are imported from a single, woman-owned farm in Peru.
Soothing Florals Bath Soak; $55
Savor a mindful moment in the tub with these calming bath salts infused with Northern California calendula flower, rose geranium oil, eucalyptus and 300mg of CBD. Even Oprah is a fan of Vertly’s locally made products!
Mirth Arosa Pullover; $330
Feel good — inside and out — wearing this sweater that is handloomed by ethically employed artisans in Peru using baby alpaca-blend wool; a percentage of proceeds is donated to Awamaki, a charity supporting female artisans in Peru.
Women’s Mediterranean Organic Room Shoes; $58
Coyuchi, Point Reyes Station
Inspired by Japanese Uwabaki house slippers, these comfy “room shoes” feature a flat-woven exterior, plush terry interior and a heel that folds down for slip-on convenience.
Lotus Abrams has covered everything from beauty to business to tech in her editorial career, but it might be writing about her native Bay Area that inspires her most. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the San Francisco Peninsula, where they enjoy spending time outdoors at the area’s many open spaces protected and preserved by her favorite local nonprofit, the Peninsula Open Space Trust.