Each month we at Stripe and Stripe Men host a local artist through Santa Cruz's First Friday Art Tour. If you don't know what that is, it's an event that is held on the first Friday of every month. On this night, local businesses display an array of art, as they open the doors to the public to shop, drink, and mingle with the artist.
We are known for hosting some amazing artistic talent, but we are also known for what has been dubbed the "stripe-tini." At both stores a cocktail is created and passed out to 21 and over customers to sip on while they shop. The stripe-tini changes out with a different recipe for each month. The gin/ vodka drinks tend to be found being served at the women's store, while the whisky/ bourbon drinks are served at the men's. With the love we have received for our cocktails, we now look forward to sharing it with you. So if you missed our most resent First Friday, no need to fret! You can now follow us for recipes, along with delicious food recipes  to pair with it from cookbooks for sale at Stripe.

  • Ginger Beer 1/2 cup
  • Vodka 1/2 cup
  • fresh squeezed lemon juice 3/4 cup (about 4 lemons)
  • lemonade 3 cups
  • rosemary 2 fresh sprigs
  • blackberries 2 cups
Prepare the cocktail in a large pitcher by adding the lemonade, fresh squeezed or store bought lemon juice, ginger beer, and vodka.
Separately, muddle the blackberries. Siphon the juice from the blackberries into the cocktail mixture, or add the muddled berries for added texture. Top it off with the sprigs of rosemary for garnish.
If you are looking for a great appetizer to pair with this cocktail, try:

Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 3/4 ups mayonnaise (homemade or purchased)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
"You can grill or broil broccoli, just as is, but it tends to get a burned flavor, which is unpleasant. Mayonnaise has a really high smoke point and is great to grill or broil with. All the mayonnaise will burn off in the process, so you will not even know it was there, but it will protect the broccoli from tasting burned. All you need to do is toss your vegetable of choice with mayo and a little olive oil. Broil or grill your vegetables until it is charred all over, sprinkle with salt, and add a squeeze or lemon and fresh rosemary." -Henderson, Malibu Farm Cookbook
You can find this recipe and more from Malibu Farm Cookbook, by Helene Henderson,
the World Buyers teak coasters, and Borosil US Vision Deco Bevel 10 oz. tumbler (set of 6) here for purchase at Stripe.

Stacy Frank at Stripe

Since taking her first printmaking class at Cabrillo College in 1994 Stacy has been exploring the techniques of pushing ink into paper. The series of  Stripes monoprints featured in this one-month show are created using various printmaking techniques including collagraphy, drypoint, carborundum, offset and ghost printing. Once the prints dry they are mounted on cradled wood panels and sealed with layers of polyurethane.

Visit her website at www.stacyfrank.com to learn more about printing techniques and to see a selection of her artwork including traditional intaglio etchings, monoprints, drawings and paintings.


Shannon Belardi at Stripe MEN

My work is an exploration of mark making across three mediums – drawing, etching and oil paint on canvas. In these recent drawings and etchings, I investigate different ways of organizing accumulated marks on paper by abstracting them into a harmony of grids and spectrums. These works are spawned from my growing interest in the practice of collecting and archiving, specifically historical objects and their relationship to landscape history.

I currently live and work in the Santa Cruz Mountains and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from San Jose State University in 2015.


Prints by Lili Arnold at Stripe MEN

New Works by Taylor Wordell at Stripe





Holiday Store Hours

Sip & Shop Holiday Party

First Friday December: Art, Cocktails & Local Vendor Trunk Shows

Serpentine and Fair at Stripe

Eva Bernstein at Stripe

Eva Bernstein: Works On Paper  A collection of recent abstract monotypes and pastel drawings inspired by the natural world. 

Though primarily a monotype printmaker, I draw and paint as well. Each medium presents different challenges, both technically and conceptually. Monotype printmaking demands that a piece be fully realized within a single art making session. Drawing and painting allows me to develop work over an extended period.

Whatever the medium, all my work is process driven – each piece evolves as I react to the mark that went before. Nothing is predetermined. My longtime practice of figure drawing and years living in a rural setting sometimes leads to unintentional references to the figure or landscape in my work.

Whether printmaking, drawing or painting, each session in the studio is an exploration of technique and imagery. For me, the magic of art-making continues unabated.


Join us Friday November 4th from 5-9 for an opening reception as well as cocktails and a trunk show with Serpentine and Fair jewelry.