Scenes from the Poet and/the Bench shop of Jeffrey Levin and Bonnie Powers, at right, at 11 Throckmorton Avenue.

Jeffrey Levin and Bonnie Powers moved their nearly four-year-old Poet and/the Bench lifestyle store and jewelry atelier space from Locust Ave., where they’d been since late 2015, to downtown Mill Valley. They did so as the next step of a journey that is as personal as it is commercial. 

They opened in their new space at 11 Throckmorton Ave., in the space formerly occupied by Bossa Nova Clothing. the Throckmorton end of El Paseo Lane, on Feb. 13. On Saturday, March 30, they’ll toast that latest step in their journey with a party featuring refreshments and live calligraphy from Sarah Hanna, from 3-7pm. 

​”Mill Valley has welcomed us, made us feel part of the community and we’ve established a deep following here,” Powers says. “We’ve lovingly called Locust Ave. a “discovery” street and embraced that. Customers told us time and again how much they loved finding our beautifully curated shop.”

“After more then 3 years building our brand, we really desired an area with high foot traffic to share the narrative of our emerging and independent designers with more people. We know we have something unique going on at Poet and/the Bench and it’s our continued intention to make this a place people always feel welcomed, where you can find gifts for self and others not otherwise readily around and share in interesting dialogue,” Powers adds.

The new space “has amazing light, energy and flow,” and “home goods, jewelry, scent, Poet and/the Bench exclusive atmosphere collection, found objects and art greet you” in the space.

“We’re super excited to be part of the downtown Mill Valley community,” she says. “Come celebrate with us.”

The 411: Poet and/the Bench is at 11 Throckmorton Avenue. MORE INFO.

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