Los Gatos (The Cats in Spanish) is nestled at the foot of the Santa Cruz Mountains, just south of San Jose. Illustrator Nina Kulick knows it well, having lived there since 2013 and growing up in the adjoining town of Saratoga. She recently moved her design studio into a combined retail/studio space in the bustling Santa Cruz Avenue shopping district. Nina loves Los Gatos small town feel combined with its great business community and proximity to nature – filled with parks and open spaces, you can walk everywhere and are always surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers. Here, she shares a neighborhood guide map she created and some photos of the place she calls home.
Top: The entry to Old Town, and Nina’s dog Kricket appreciating the flowers outside a row of beautiful Historic Houses.
Bottom: The historic Beckwith Block Building on Main Street, and the entry to the Los Gatos Creek Trail, which you can walk up into the mountains to Lexington Reservoir (towards Santa Cruz) or in the other direction through Campbell and onto San Jose.
Top: The Town Park Plaza, where the Farmers’ Market is held on Sundays.
Top: The Art Deco style Los Gatos Theater, and a bell marking El Camino Real (Spanish for The Royal Road, also known as The Kings Highway), the historic 600-mile road connecting the Spanish Missions in California.
Bottom: The location of Gooseberry Designs Studio + Shop on South Santa Cruz Avenue.
Gooseberry Designs Studio + Shop
20 South Santa Cruz Avenue, Suite 105