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C California Style

Bianca Roe. PHOTO: Nancy Neil.
In the Field. PHOTO: Nancy Neil.

Shop Talk

by C California Style

Tastemaker and former model Bianca Roe, who co-owns Ojai lifestyle boutique In the Field with her husband, Channon, lets us in on her design staples, sartorial secrets and go-to weekend escape.

Style icon My namesake, Bianca Jagger, circa 1971. I like to wear one statement piece, and then relax the remainder of my outfit. It can be a 1960s Josefa caftan, or a torn-up pair of vintage men’s overalls.

Most-wanted items in the store A leather notebook by LCK (La Compagnie du Kraft), a bowl by Materia Lumina, The Clerk Pour Over Stand by The Coffee Registry and Creative Women towels.

Room scent of choice For Spring/Summer, it’s the Petit Grain 21 candle by Le Labo. At In the Field, we like to use copal incense from Mexico. A friend gifted us this on opening night, and we burn one daily.

Design staple A vintage Moroccan rug. It goes with everything, but is always a standout.

Entertaining style Beggar’s banquet. Usually we’re outside in the garden (with adults at the 20-foot live-edge table, and a clan of children running around in the tepee). There is one rule in the Roe casa: Nobody is ever to touch the dishes. That’s for the elves.

Favorite design sources Rachel Craven for textiles, April Napier Pottery for vases and Irving Place Studio for ceramics.

Local staples For shopping, Modern Folk Living and Dekor & Co. For food, Knead Baking Company. The breakfast sandwich with brioche, egg, arugula, cheese and roasted tomato will change your life.

Road trip From Ojai, we take Highway 1 to Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, have dinner at Full of Life Flatbread in Los Alamos, and visit our friends at the Alamo Motel. I have yet to make it to Sea Ranch. That’s at the top of my bucket list.

To-do list Ojai Sunday Farmers’ Market, Meditation Mount, a Shelf Road hike, and swimming holes in Murrieta Canyon along Highway 33.

730 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 320-403-4292; inthefieldojai.com.

Written by Jennie Nunn.