Elisa & Stephen Summers
If anyone is suited to open a boutique in Highland Park Village stocked with the necessary accouterments for a fashionable life, it is Elisa Summers. After all, she’s married to Highland Park Village co-owner Stephen Summers; her sister is Heather Washburn, the wife of HP Village co-owner, Ray Washburn; and she is the daughter-in-law of interior designer Emily Summers.
This month, Elisa opens Market, a nearly 3,000-square-foot boutique carrying a well-edited selection of clothing, accessories, jewelry, home decor and gifts.
“Market was inspired by a trip to the Four Seasons Hualalai,” says Elisa, who worked closely with Seaside Luxe founder and CEO LeeAnn Sauter on Market’s design and product list. A Santa Monica–based retail design and development firm, Seaside Luxe has created myriad hotel and resort retail spots, including boutiques at the Viceroy Anguilla, the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and the aforementioned Four Season Resort Hualalai.
What’s in store at Market? Three salon spaces with a revolving roster of collections from emerging designers; a sophisticated candy shop dedicated to Sugarfina sweet treats (champagne gummy bears, martini olive almonds, maple bourbon caramels); plus clothing and accessories from Jenni Kayne, Yves Salomon, Hoorsenbuhs, Aquazzura and more.
For Elisa, having her own store in HP Village goes beyond the beautiful things Market will carry — it packs sentimental punch.
“Highland Park Village is where I grew up,” she says. “It’s where my kids are growing up. It’s so much more than shopping. It is an extremely special place to me and my family.”