Fourth of July Retail Trunk Shows at Santa Barbara’s Bacara Resort & Spa

Santa Barbara, CA, June 17, 2009 --( There’s no need to venture off-property for one’s high-end apparel and accessory needs at the Bacara Resort & Spa. “Sea, sun and shopping. Guests are delighted to discover premium shopping in a resort at Bacara,” says Vice President of Retail Wendy Easterday. “Over holiday weekends in the summer, we offer designer trunk shows as a special treat. Our guests view them as entertainment.”

Guests who didn’t have time to purchase this season’s swimsuit before heading out for the Fourth of July weekend, needn’t fret. The So De Mel trunk show will be held at Bacara’s Spa Shop on Saturday, July 4, 2009, 10AM-4PM. “Sonia De Mello will help you select the ideal bikini or one piece from her classically sexy swimwear collection. There’s something to be said for having the designer’s assistance in the dressing room. Sonia knows which of her pieces will work on your body,” says Easterday. “It’s also nice to support local talent. Sonia hails from Brazil, but she calls Santa Barbara home now.”

The Safia Jewelry Trunk Show will also take place on Saturday, July 4, 2009, only in Bacara’s Luxury Boutique, 10:00AM-6:00PM. Safia’s slightly ethnic creations, made from precious and semi-precious stones, are often seen in fashion magazines and on the red carpet. Pointing out the benefits of having the designer present when shopping, Easterday says, “If a guest loves a piece, but it’s too long, Safia will graciously alter it.”

Shopping for something other than swimwear or jewelry? The Luxury Boutique offers everything from day-casual jeans and tops to more glamorous evening styles. The Boutique’s look can best be described as New York City chic meets California beach bohemian. It’s sophisticated yet sexy, edgy but not over the top. Though, depending on a woman’s mood, it can also be romantic and relaxed. “Rather than buying an entire collection, I handpick the best pieces. I’m always looking for new and better items. Things you don’t find everywhere,” says Easterday, who travels the world in her quest. There are buttery leather handbags, as well as sunglasses and bejeweled sandals perfect for poolside. The Boutique also has something to offer the man at every stylish woman’s side: Robert Graham collectible dress shirts are a guest favorite.


Bacara Luxury Boutique: 805.571.3318.
Bacara Spa Shop: 805.571.4208.
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Bacara Resort & Spa
Wendy Jenson