Cast Jewelry opens a Palo Alto boutique + more local style news
Cast cofounder Rachely Skelly in her new Palo Alto shop. (Drew Alitzer)

Cast Jewelry opens a Palo Alto boutique + more local style news


With its third brick-and-mortar, a host of mini stores within select Nordstrom locations, and lots of cool collaborations, San Francisco jewelry brand Cast is shining bright right now.

Plus, Fillmore Street’s The Finerie is hosting an entrepreneur speaker series, Cow Hollow's Unveiled Bridal gets a gorgeous new makeover, and Birkenstock x The Great just dropped refreshingly spring-y shoes.

And Stanford Shopping Center makes three…Cast Jewelry brick-and-mortars.

(Drew Alitzer)

San Francisco-based fine jeweler Cast continues its retail expansion with a new boutique at Stanford Shopping Center, joining older siblings in Village at Corte Madera and Santana Row. Friends and cofounders Rachel Skelly and Eric Ryan launched their company two-and-half-years ago with a simple mission: to make jewelry and jewelry shopping fun, full stop.

Cast’s signature colorful and whimsical store design begs shoppers to touch, try, and layer on the bling. The joyful vibe of the interior is only overshadowed by the brilliant pieces themselves. Each collection is a collaboration with eclectic and talented designers and guest artists. From the iconic Flip ring (worn by Jennifer Coolidge’s character on season two of White Lotus) to Windy Chien’s Circuit collection to all sorts of deliciously decadent gems, the gang’s all here.

You can also shop curated Cast StyleBars in select Nordstrom locations including Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza and San Jose’s Valley Fair. // 136A Stanford Shopping Center (Palo Alto),

The new Birkenstock by The Great collection will knock your socks off.

(Courtesy of The Great)

Florals for spring are usually meh. But the second release of the Birkenstock x The Great will have you kicking up your heels (no backs, no matter). Like the first collaboration which sold out in a blink last year, this limited-edition collection features Birks’ signature Arizona and Boston shoe styles customized by Cali-cool lifestyle brand The Great.

For each of the five designs, a special tooling technique is used to create a wildflower motif. Then, each pair ($325 to $345) is hand-painted by local artisans.

The partnership between the two brands is a natural one, as The Great designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott have been incorporating Birkenstocks into their photoshoots for decades, becoming a regular part of their visual storytelling.

“We have been good friends with Emily and Meritt for years. Their philosophy at The Great naturally connects with the Birkenstock attitude of being comfortable and loving what you dress in, regardless of where you are going,” says David Kahan, president of Birkenstock Americas, based in Novato.

On second thought, forget what we said about the socks—keep ‘em on, they’re hot.

// The collection is available at The Great boutique at Marin Country Mart, 1011 Larkspur Landing Circle, (Larkspur)and at

Ramona wine founder Jordan Salcito spills her story at SF’s The Finerie tomorrow.

Ramona founder Jordan Salcito enjoying her can o' wine in Venice. (Kinga Leftska)

Cheers to International Women’s Month! What perfect timing to have a conversation with Jordan Salcito, award-winning sommelier and founder of organic canned wine label Ramona. She'll be at The Finerie in Pacific Heights this week.

When the indie clothing boutique opened 18 months ago, becoming a local gathering spot for women and other folx was tops on its list. No doubt, the Friend of The Finerie speaker series, which kicked off last month, ups its “fun-hang” game…as does the shop’s cozy-chic vibes (and comfy couches).

Up to 50 guests (make sure to RSVP) will learn how NY/Paris-based Salcito went from renowned somm working in top restaurants around the world to becoming the founder of a premium organic wine spritz label. Ramona is made in Italy with organic grapes and Sicilian citrus fruit—with no harmful hidden chemicals, ingredients, or preservatives.

Yes, there will be shopping. //6pm to 8pm Thursday, March 7 at The Finerie, 1909 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights),

Unveiled Bridal recently expanded its Cow Hollow space—c’est chic.

(Courtesy of Amanda Pool/Unveiled)

The Big Day calls for a major lewk, right? Let the ladies at Cow Hollow’s Unveiled Bridal sherpa you through the entire wedding dress shopping experience, from first browse to last dance. Cofounders and sisters Sarah and Claire have a no rules philosophy when it comes to bridal fashion. Providing personalized and fun service in intimate surroundings is their jam.

With a recent makeover and expansion, the two-story Union Street salon is a breathtaking 2,400-square-foot space. Brides-to-be will find one-of-a-kind, fashion-forward styles from minis to gowns, from a curated group of global designers not seen everywhere. Just a few include Georgia Young Couture, Varca Bridal, Chosen by Kyha, J.Andreatta, Hera Couture, and Tara Lauren.

Mazel tov! // 770 Union St. (Cow Hollow); book a private appointment,

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