You may have bought a bottle of wine from Whitney Adams at DomaineLA, where she's worked part time for the last four years. But did you know she's also a sommelier, wine blogger and entrepreneur, who sells clever wine accessories at her online shop Bottle Stock and at DomaineLA, Arroyo General in Highland Park and the new Esters Wine Bar & Shop in Santa Monica?
Adams sells items for your wine lifestyle that are original, often handmade and/or limited editions.
If you don't check the site often enough you may find the lovely little notebook splashed with watercolor and the words "Wines I want to remember" is sold out. Same goes for the leather tie-dyed coasters you never got around to putting in your basket. Bummer.
No worries. You can still find endearing gift tags ($5) or cards with a corkscrew on the front and the sentiment "Thanks for the good time," or one with a wine glass that reads "I love you more than wine" ($6) designed by Ashkahn. Another favorite, written by Adams, reads, "It's your birthday and we're alive and wine exists."
Also to covet: a discreet and elegant black leather wine tote (on sale for $58) or a canvas one dyed with cochineal and indigo ($68). Both hold a single bottle, preferably the one you're taking to a swell dinner party. You may need cocktail napkins or coasters, too ($18 to $48). Or festive wine wraps (from $6).
With the exception of the corkscrews, which are made in China but hand-painted in Inglewood, everything Adams sells is pretty much made locally. She usually comes up with a concept for an item and then works with a designer, often one who is already a friend, to create it. "Sometimes I find people on Instagram and contact them and say, 'I'd love to collab on Bottle Stock,' " Adams explains.
"All of my cards are printed here in L.A.," said Adams. "Leather items are made by Los Angeles Leathercraft, a leather goods company in Bell. Some of my hand-dyed items are made with fabrics dyed by textile artist Jennifer Parry Dodge of Ermie."
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