The Soulstruck Vintage Story
I’m Bryan’s wife Lisa, among many other things. I’m the quirky mind behind the labels, the furnishings, and tchotchke laden landscape of Babcock Winery. If you like it, great! Please keep coming for more, as it is constantly evolving.
Four years after the development of our new tasting room, I am finally introducing myself to you and telling you a bit of my story….
My father flew commercial planes as a flight engineer for many years. Both of my parents were spirited, adventurous, and open minded. I grew up traveling the world with them, living overseas during my formative years. We traveled a ton, and I learned to appreciate other cultures, art, music and design from a young age.
My parents valued the variety and spice of other cultures, so we went to many museums, iconic sites, and open markets all over the world, appreciating beauty in so many things, and so many people. As a result, I have grown to love open markets and the search for one of a kind items that inspire. Not only do I relish the quest in these often quirky and colorful environments, but I absolutely love the personal, and equally colorful connections made with others in the process.
I’ve been fortunate to have a wonderful career in the fashion industry for more than 30 years, learning and growing as a merchant, mentor and manager. A few years ago, I decided to help Bryan with the winery with more than just our packaging. I had a brainstorm to turn our warehouse into a tasting room, and began a journey of picking up an eclectic array of vintage items to serve as a backdrop for my husband's incredible wine. I wanted an inviting and casual environment that was one of a kind, something that would draw people in, encourage them to slow down, and stop and smell the roses.
Years later, I continue to build upon the theme with a vast array of vintage to amuse, entertain, and stimulate curiosity. I hope to inspire people to think about the beauty of design, literature, & music, the endless work, and labors of love of so many that came before us. Within our walls you will find treasures, and unusual finds, that may transport you back in time to recall memories and fabulous moments and trends from years ago. If you're on the younger side, you have the opportunity to scan the beauty, charm, and vibrancy of decades past.
In the end, my message that hopefully resonates throughout, is to
savor the past
live in the present.
I encourage you to look at the bright side and appreciate who and what is around you.