Welcome to Lark!
My name is Starr Hall, I’m the founder of Lark Trading Company. I’m so excited to bring Lark to my community in Santa Ynez, California and online for my friends around the globe.
I chose the name Lark for several reasons. 1) It is a lovely bird known for its beautiful song, 2) It also means “a spirited adventure” (I’m all about that!), and 3) The Lark bird always seems to show up in my life in the form of art, through brands that I love, in my travel or in a great book. This has to mean something! Right?
My passion for curating came from designing and building large and small brands from all over the world. As a Publicist and Brand Designer for 28 years, I learned all about design, the emotions that come about with the use of colors, the visual balance and ultimately, the story. In my heart and soul, I am, always have been and will be, a storyteller. This is one of the reasons that my store is constantly changing because the chapter ends, a new one begins and I want to tell another story. I love this quote- “If there is an overarching story for each home, there is a narrative for each room.” – Unknown.
I also believe this in our own lives. We are our stories, we each have chapters, volumes, a beginning and at some point an end. So how are you going to tell and share your story both through your self and your home? Let me help!
I collect, import and sell unique goods for self and home from around the world. I’ve traveled the globe to visit flea markets, shop at antique and one-of-a-kind stores as well as eat the cuisine. Over the years, I have kept a list of all the delicious foods and provisions that I loved and I now carry most of them in Lark’s Pantry.
Whether it is a one-of-a-kind lamp from Croatia or a thoughtful painting from an artist in Italy, or imported Danish Viking Sea Salt, there is a story to be told for each piece and provision in my shop. I have carefully curated a selection of books as well. In my shop, you just might find a book that you didn’t even know was written. I believe that a great book can change your perspective in life. A fresh and rare spice or provision can change a dish and ignite tastebuds as well as conversations. A unique libation can be a sweet or savory offering and a one-of-a-kind item can create lifetimes of memories.