We are big fans of the amazing Stripe store in Santa Cruz, California.
Owners Suna Lock and Dana Rader founded Stripe together bringing Dana's love of classic minimalist design and Suna's classic French style together. They have created a truly unique and exciting shopping experience with a little touch of vintage flavour. They love to support small design houses like Elk to offer their customers a unique retail experience!
We grabbed a minute with Dana recently and asked her to answer some very serious questions for us.
Favourite travel item? A baseball cap
Favourite chip flavour? Salt & Vinegar Potato chips
Favourite TV Show or Movie? A Beautiful Life
Favourite TV show or Movie (when you’re home alone)? The Bachelorette & 27 Dresses
Biggest childhood crush? Tiger Woods.
Describe in five words or less your ideal day: Long walk and a big salad!
Beach holiday or Mountain holiday? Both. :)
When nobody's watching I... Dance
What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A marine biologist / a trapeze artist.
What's on the very top of your travel bucket list?
Peru and New Zealand.
If you were stranded on an island and could only take one item with you, what would it be?
A chapstick with SPF
If you could have any 5 people in the world over for dinner, who would they be?
Sally Ride, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Chan, Jeffrey Dahmer, Billy Joel
If I were a Disney character, I’d be.... Look, I've been told I'm Alice in Wonderland. But truthfully I want to be Pocahontas!
Favourite Elk item this season? The loose fit shirt dress in black.
Stripe have recently taken on the Elk summer range of women’s apparel, leather goods and accessories. If you’re around Santa Cruz, drop by their shop at 107 Walnut Avenue, and say ‘hello’ to the lovely Suna and Dana in person.
Perhaps you can even ask Dana what happened on the latest episode of the Bachelorette!