Taking the Slow Road North

Rivaling Big Sur for its beauty—if not its popularity—the Santa Cruz County coast combines rolling ranchland, pocket-beach coves, and the occasional lost-in-time town, like Davenport. Which is where you’ll find Slowcoast, a rehabbed-Airstream-turned-gift shop that evangelizes for the locally made with hand-glazed tiles and organic perfumes and puma-print key fobs. Actually, it’s less of a boutique than a movement, to which resistance, we’re happy to say, will be futile.

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Photos Courtesy of Libby Patterson

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