Release Date: December 16,2019
Miracle on State Street is open in Santa Barbara. (Lisa Green photo)
By Lisa Green | December 16, 2019 | 9:07 a.m.
Blissful Boutiques President/CEO Lisa Green has opened up a storefront at 1021 State St. The store, Miracle on State Street is a holiday store for local artisans to sell their wares.
Green invites everyone to come and shop for you and your loved ones. There is something for everyone.
Miracle on State Street runs through Christmas Eve. The hours of operation are Thursday-Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., and Christmas Eve 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Green, a local resident of 45 years. vision started in the front yard of her house four years ago when she held a “Holiday Boutique.” She then sought out different locations to create an outdoor market to provide local artisans a platform to display and sell their wares.
That is when met with Paseo Nuevo’s management team and the Makers Market was created. The market is held every weekend on De la Guerra Place courtyard of Paseo Nuevo from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The market has a European style and look.
By utilizing umbrella’s vs canopies, it gives the market a very unique and welcoming presence.
The Makers Market and Miracle on State Street also gives the customers the opportunity to meet and talk with the artisans.
Green states the reason her market and storefront are so unique is they allow the consumers to touch, taste and see the variety of products that are made locally. She states if you see something you like but wanted to add a special touch to it, the artisans are more than willing to create a special order for your likings.
Green says she took a chance by opening a storefront and has no regrets. The artisans are doing very well, and she may even consider extending her lease at this location to offer artisans and small business owners an opportunity to rent a space on a monthly basis to sell their wares.
In addition to these two locations, Green manages a similar Makers Market at the Collection@RiverPark in Oxnard, and is happy to announce that Blissful Boutiques has now become the proprietor of the annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival held the last Saturday of June each year in Ojai Valley.
Blissful Boutiques is also going to offer an online service launching spring of 2020. Green states her husband, Bryant, is her logistics manager, and they are very excited for what the future holds for them.