Travelogue: Cape Town

Travelogue: Cape Town

We've done our share of eating and exploring in and around Cape Town. While we haven’t been home recently, these are some of our not-to-be-missed experiences. Let us know if you’re heading to the area, we’d love to chat!
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Poet and the Bench Valentine

Celebration! First Birthday and It's All About Love.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11 
1-4 PM 
10e LOCUST AVE, MILL VALLEY

Poet and/the Bench is celebrating our first year and love. With special guests, including artist Adele Crawford and calligraphy and lettering designer Sarah Hanna. Stop by from 1-4pm for good times!

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Sarah Hanna - Third Generation Calligraphy Artist

Sarah Hanna - Third Generation Calligraphy Artist

The gorgeous, spunky and very talented Sarah Hanna is a third-generation lettering artist. Sarah will be in the shop at Poet and/the Bench on Saturday February 11 from 1-4pm to address Valentine's envelopes in celebration of our 1 year birthday and of love. And other fabulous fun.

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Conversations with an Artist: Judith Lemmens

Conversations with an Artist: Judith Lemmens

Jeffrey was a judge last year for the annual Mill Valley Arts Festival where Judith Lemmens was exhibiting her handmade ceramics. All three judges on the panel unanimously honored Judith a Best in Show. It was only natural we would then visit her studio—and get to know more about the Julems collection, her strong sense of object and her decorative approach. We're excited to carry a full range for your enjoyment!
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Conversations with an Artist: Ineke Ruhland

Conversations with an Artist: Ineke Ruhland

Ineke is a classically trained perfumer, crafting scents that are complex, sophisticated and nuanced. Come check out Ineke's scents in the shop...they're layered with amazing top, middle and base notes of 30-60+ ingredients each. 
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Poet and the Bench Dreammaker Candle

Introducing Stargazer and Dreammaker, our Poet and/the Bench Candles

We created our own line of candles! Stargazer and Dreammaker are sophisticated, compelling scents made of soy wax, with a wood wick and reusable porcelain bowl.
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I AM A WOMAN WHO. A different kind of self portrait.

I AM A WOMAN WHO. A different kind of self portrait.

We are excited to present a project for women-only on Dec 10 and 11 by artist and educator Jill Valle called I AM A WOMAN WHO. A different kind of self portrait.
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Block Party!

Block Party!

Join Poet and/the Bench, 7 on Locust, Elena Calabrese, Kress Jack at Home and Salvage as we welcome Freda Salvador shoes and Ineke Parfum.
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Conversations with an Artist: Melissa Holden

Conversations with an Artist: Melissa Holden

We love the graphic prints that Melissa creates. Each collection offers something different. Shape, texture and form. A little bit of whimsy. Easily sophisticated or brighten up a kid's room. Her technique is special and these limited edition block prints are sure to find a happy place in your home.
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First Tuesday Art Walk Oct 4 5-8pm

First Tuesday Art Walk Oct 4 5-8pm

First Tuesday Art Walk with Whitney Sharpe in person with her stunning mid-century inspired wall hangings that we think are beautiful jewels for your walls.
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Conversations with an Artist: Whitney Sharpe

Conversations with an Artist: Whitney Sharpe

Whitney's wall hangings are like jewels for your home. The metallics, forms, and mid century modern inspired one-of-a-kind ceramic gems are just stunning!
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Conversations with an Artist: Adele Crawford

Conversations with an Artist: Adele Crawford

We met Adele at the de Young Museum when she was an artist in residence in 2014. We were captivated by her thoughtful, reflective process and her use of old materials — photographs, books, postcards — which she alters to reconfigure them and activate a new story.
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