About CP Coastal
Christine (Parrish) Barker started CP Coastal out of a love for coastal living.
In the mid 90s, with two suitcases and a cat, Christine moved from Indiana to Los Angeles to work in accounting and later get her Master's Degree in Business.
Not until several years down the road did she realize she was destined to live in Southern California and become submerged in the beach lifestyle.
She was voted 'most artistic' in high school, dabbling in sketching and painting. What she didn't know then was that that hobby would follow her to LA.
After taking a course in Art Licensing at Otis College of Art and Design, something clicked and she decided to blend her love of the beach, business and art.
Christine's designs originate from two primary sources. One is from the natural beauty of a beach, and the other is from listening to inspirational music about coastal life.
Among her favorite musical artists creating those good vibrations are The Beach Boys, Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett.
The brand is described as "coastal with an adventurous spirit and laid-back attitude."
CP Coastal produces designs for many different products including apparel, lifestyle, housewares, home decor, stationery, and gift.
"Life is better in a beach state of mind."