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Permanently closing our Barlow location.

Permanently closing our Barlow location.

Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we are notifying you of our Barlow store closure. As of now our Scout West County store in Sebastopol will be permanently closed. This comes at a time where the climate of country, community and future is heavy with uncertainty. Notifying you that our store is closing seems almost…. irrelevant in the scope of what is happening at large, but also I believe it is important to acknowledge how immensely grateful we are for support we have had up until this moment.

 

We have survived fires, floods, and now we are faced with the longterm adjustment of a pandemic and how that will on a larger scale affect retail.

 

We thank you for the loyalty and patronage you have given us at our beautiful store for the past two years. My family and I set out on a journey to offer our community fine products from around the world with a large emphasis on a few good things.

 

Though we did not anticipate the outcome of how ultimately our store would be received , our vision was to provide our community with something that was not yet here. We felt this town would be a good home for our vision. We were blown away at the response of our repeat customers - suddenly entire families were shopping with us , and in turn bringing their friends who happened to be visiting. We were blown away by the loyalty and following we established in the few years we called Sebastopol home. Some amazing customers would drive hours from as far as Sacramento just to shop with us…… this enthusiasm, loyalty and admiration from our customers kept us going through difficult circumstances in these few short years of being open. For that, we cannot say enough.  We wholeheartedly thank you for supporting our vision. We could not have done this without you. Our dream was to bring the big-city-experience to our small community, and our loyal customers  secured our vision by supporting us rain or shine.

 

Many of you are aware that in the midst of all of this our dog Scout, the namesake of our two stores, was diagnosed with advanced cancer- we put in a call to action for help with his treatment to stop the cancer and send him into remission- we were blown away by the outpour of support we have received from our community and customers. So many people that we have met through the store that were touched by our dog Scout showed up in ways we could not imagine possible. We are thrilled to announce that because of your donations and support, Scout is receiving treatment.

 

We have no idea what our future holds. That is the honest truth. People have asked where we will go, will re-locate? Will we stay in Sonoma County? Will we keep our online store? Will we keep our Healdsburg location? Well, I will try to answer these questions as best I can!

 

And with that you should know we are not entirely gone! We are still here and below are our current updates.

 

  • Yes, we still have our Healdsburg location.

 

  • Our Healdsburg location is not yet open to the public. We aim to open mid-to-late June with limited hours and will adapt with all safety precautions due to COVID 19

 

  • we still have our online store- almost all of our inventory is online and we are shipping as usual. This is a great way to support us through this time.

 

  • If you currently have a gift certificate with a balance you can still use this online and in person when we re-open Scout Healdsburg.

 

  • Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries regarding purchases or thoughts; our main email is hello@scoutwestcounty.com

 

Again, this is the closing of a huge chapter in our careers. It’s hard for me to find words to convey how much I believed in our vision of our Barlow location and we are extremely sad we cannot stay after all we have endured.

 

My hope is to stay flexible, participate in fighting for justice and equality on daily basis in my personal life and on a wider scale while also upholding our creative vision. This will be a long process with a future I am unclear about, but I believe change is possible, I believe in creativity and passion, I believe in this community and our future.

 

 

Thank you all for your kindness and support and I look forward to seeing you in the future, wherever that may be.

 

Grace, Oliver and Scout the dog.

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we need your help.

we need your help.

Scout West County and Scout Healdsburg were named after our pup, Scout. Not sure if you knew that, and if you didn't, it's okay, but he's actually our most favorite creature we've ever encountered- so majestic, silly, stubborn, kind, loving and effortlessly magical - he is why we embarked on this journey of offering a few good things, and in turn naming our business after this guy. 

Happy we did that intro, but in all seriousness, we need help. Scout was just diagnosed with cancer and we are seeking help to fund his chemo treatments. Please visit his gofundme page for all information. Thank you.

Grace

 

see our story here

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on film

on film
can't get enough of these photos shot by oliver estrada in west county california on our friends property. photos of aja wearing pieces by sugar candy mountain and lauren manoogian. a warm soft glow of spring light mixed with natural fibers and soft hues make these images dear to our hearts.
 
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Soap and Gratitude

Soap and Gratitude

Cleanliness is a duty of one's self for the sake of health, in the these times of heightened awareness around sanitized hands and surfaces, I can’t imagine a world without soap.  It is a simple staple in my household, a simple daily practice.  A bit of clean water and a bar of soap can bring a sense of relief and comfort! 

I have to say, I’ve always been a big fan of soap!  No, I’m not kidding.  My wife will tell you.  I’ll stop in any boutique or grocery store and smell all the soaps.  I feel the paper it’s wrapped in, look at the typography on the label and if it’s just a bar in a bin, I’ll pick up the bar and feel the waxiness, flip it around and look at all the details one would normally overlook.  I look at the way it’s cut or molded, the brand stamp impressions.  I can go on.  It’s a friggin’ bar of soap, yes, but there’s more to it! 

The ingredients, the company values, the way it’s made, and at a macrocosmic level, who made it! These are some of the things I take into consideration when buying a bar of soap.

I personally find that it’s a true joy when I’m taking a new soap bar home.  I find joy in the lather on my favorite scrubber. It’s a tactile and olfactory sense of cleanliness.  I don’t ever take it for granted.  I say it’s a joy, but what I really mean is that I find the experience just simple and straight forward.  I’m into simplicity and everyday rituals, after all.  Soap on a rope; come on, how's that not genius and practical?! 

More than ever, I’m just happy to have a clean space to call home, to have peace of mind knowing that I can keep my home, hands and body clean.  To me, soap is a privilege and a treat. So, this morning when I showered and the previous mornings leading to today, I’ve been extra grateful to have a “simple” bar of soap, and in this everyday practice of awareness, I’m grateful for everything I have and that follows me throughout my day. 

My health and cleanliness, thats’s something I actually have control over.

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soap of your dreams

soap of your dreams
staying in? hanging around? organizing? do it well, do it with care, do it with a few good things. pictured here is our favorite soap ever in the history of soap. beautiful packaging and soothing scents. YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU. make washing up a breeze. made in the USA
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SCOUT GIFT GUIDE 2019

Holiday Guide for Gifting and Hosting

Whatever your holidays looks like, we have some brilliant items to make the season bright. Find each item in our brick and mortar stores or use the links next to each product to take you to our site.  

For the Kitchen Maven

Hasami Sugar pot w/ lid $35, and Creamer $40. 

The act of doctoring up coffee and tea is one of our greatest comforts. Always sleek and handsome, you can purchase these sweet pieces as a set or individually. Comes in gloss gray, matte black, and natural clay. Stackable. Keep the ritual alive for friends and family. Find in our Barlow location or at our online store.

Sugar Pot here

Creamer here

 

Kaico Enamel Tea Pot $160

Impress guests in your dining room with this gorgeous tea pot or gift this simple necessity to your favorite tea lover. Create a moment of relaxation for the ones you love. What gift could be better? Find in our Barlow location or at our online store, here.

 

 

Libco Linen Apron $190

We love when someone gifts us the items that help us create. Inspire your favorite baker by wrapping them in the comfort and sturdiness of high quality Belgian linen, then reap a lifetime of fresh baked cookies. Find in our Barlow location or online, here.



For the Ever-Nester

Hillery Sproat Blankets, price starting at $88

Made of recycled cotton, these hefty blankets offer warmth and style. Each blanket replicates an original painting by artist, Hillery Sproat. Unique, artistic, functional, machine washable. What’s not to love? Find a wide selection of prints at our Healdsburg store and at our Barlow location.

 


Na Nin Candles, starting at $20

The easiest way to freshen up a space for the holidays, these affordable candles come in a variety of fragrant aromas that uplift the hearth and home. Find the perfect scent at our Healdsburg store or at our Barlow location.

 


Na Nin Frankincense and Lavender Handsoap $18

The relaxing scent of lavender and frankincense linger on hands long after washing. A lovely treat for holiday guests, or secret aroma therapy for the host, this Na Nin handsoap has you covered. Find at our Barlow location or online, here.

 

 

Nightspace Candles $65

Ever love a scent so much, you wished it’d last forever? These large candles burn for hours upon hours and smell delightfully fresh. Always cruelty free and made of soy and coconut wax. Find these at our Barlow location. 

 


Sin Taper Holder, starting at $42

All made by hand in tones of earth, each candle holder is special and unique. A useful sculpture that can be easily moved when the mood strikes to rearrange the living room. Find these in our Healdsburg store, at our Barlow location and online, here



For the Cozy-Upper

Tsuyumi Baby Alpaca Beanie $132

The gift of warmth and softness is as timeless as this cozy hat. Adorn the crown with this impossibly soft and lightweight beanie, whose fibers will remain fluffy forever. Find it at our Barlow location. 

 


Tsuyumi Cashmere Stole $345

It’s cashmere! Give the gift of ultimate luxury to your dearest. Heck, we recommend gifting it to yourself, too! Find it at our Barlow location.

 


Wol Hide Alpaca Socks $78

We live our lives on our feet. Show them some love with these socks. Alpaca is known for its warmth, lightness of weight, silkiness and its quality of being hypoallergenic. Treat your feet to luxury. Find them at our Barlow location. 

 


Evam Eva Cashmere and Cotton Leggings $175

What could be cozier than soft leggings. They’re the ideal piece to dress up or down; you could live in them all winter! Gift the loves in your life a new favorite garment. Find them at our Barlow location.

 

 

 

Domi Pajama Set $195

No list of coziness would be complete without 100% cotton pajamas. Available in three colors, we love the drawstring waist, breathable fabric, and functioning pockets. A longstanding holiday favorite, watch out wrapping paper, have pajamas, will tear.



For the Utilitarian

Higonokami Folding Knife, starting at $45

A pocket knife with a rich Japanese history, these steel blades are the perfect gift for the lover of beauty, culture, and usefulness. Find in our Healdsburg store and at our Barlow location.

 


The Horse Wrist Watch $129

Classic and minimal, these watches were designed to suit every style. One could even say they are “timeless.” A fantastic piece at an excellent price point, perfect for the utilitarian in all of us. See all our options in our Healdsburg store and at our Barlow location.

 


Tanner Goods Dopp Kit in Waxed Canvas $85

Most often the holidays demands a certain amount of travel. Treat your practical pals with a quality dopp kit they can keep their essentials in. Long enough for a tooth brush, spacious enough to accommodate any care routine, confined enough to throw into a weekend bag. Find at our Barlow location.

 

 

Joshu + Vela Billfold $88

This slim, hand stitched leather billfold is sleek and low profile, and only meant to hold the essentials. Your mates will thank you for sitting flatter in their seat. Available in black, tan, and natural. Find it at our Barlow location. 



For the Sparkle in Your Life

Cyril Studios Jewelry, starting at $200

These stunning pieces reflect the pure beauty of the one you love. Using mother of pearl, crystal quartz, and precious metals, these designs will make anyone light up with joy! Find in our Healdsburg store, at our Barlow location, or online, here

 

 

Keane Jewelry, starting at $100

Hand blown glass and gold vermeil make these pieces special. For the gal with a flair for vintage style, these affordable baubles are sure to kick her heels up. Find out our Barlow location or here at our online store. 





Classic Stocking Stuffers

 

Hiba Wood Bath Salt $13

Nothing is more restorative than a good soak in these salts infused with ancient Hiba Wood essential oils. Find at our Barlow location and online, here.

 

 

Hibi 10 Minutes Aroma Matches $12

Fresh and herbal incense sticks you can strike like matches! Portable and they come with their own burn dish. Just light, set and enjoy the aroma. Find the right scent in our Healdsburg store and at our Barlow location.

 

 

Ula Protectress Mist $26

Developed on Orcas Island, Washington, this spray wraps you in therapeutic coriander and vetiver. Set an intention, spray, and feel protected throughout your day. Find at our Barlow location or online, here.

 

 

Saikai Toki Spinning Wooden Top $10

These gorgeous, carved tops are fun to spin and display. A sweet window into childhood and yesteryear. Gift the reminder to play. Find in our Barlow store.

 

 

 Tlab Pole Pole Hand Carved Animals $16

These little pets are lovingly made from start to finish in Indonesia. Hand carved, smoothed, painted and loved. These light-as-air little animals make fantastic buddies for tiny hands. Find in our Healdsburg store, at our Barlow location, and online, here.

 

 

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