Want a piece of Paradise in your home? Head straight to Nothing But Love. This cozy gift shop truly lives up to its name, with an assortment of locally made items that show, “nothing but love” for Paradise.
Owner, Iris Natividad, a longtime Paradise resident, opened Nothing But Love after the Camp Fire after noticing how interested people were in purchasing Paradise souvenirs. She came to understand that individuals were seeking a means to honor their hometown, whether it was in Paradise itself or after they had relocated elsewhere.
And she wanted to help.
A new store for Paradise: Nothing But Love
The idea for her new shop was born, and she named it “Nothing But Love” to honor her late boyfriend, Andrew, who passed away in the Camp Fire. When saying goodbye to loved ones, Andrew would skip the “see ya laters” and “goodbyes,” instead saying “Nothing but love” for his farewell.
It turns out this was the perfect way for Iris to show nothing but love for Paradise and the community, too.
Iris first moved to Paradise in 1999 after falling in love with the area on a trip to visit friends, and she’s called it home ever since. She adored the antique shops all over town and enjoyed the slower pace of life. Little did she know that she’d eventually open a shop of her own.
A local artisan Paradise
Today, shoppers (you!) can take home books, t-shirts, pillows, and soaps with Paradise motifs and designs. Local art also makes up a large portion of products, like pottery, woodworking, jewelry, and photographs.
And if you’re hungry, Nothing But Love sells an assortment of local and specialty treats and foods from places like Sohnrey Family Foods, a 5th-generation family farm in Oroville.
And don’t forget to stop by the courtyard for one-of-a-kind garden items!
Nothing But Love is a piece of rebuilding Paradise
Iris’ favorite part of Paradise? “It’s definitely the community,” she said. “Our community is so tight-knit. At my grand opening, it felt like everyone supported me, and seemed like the whole town was there.”
Iris hopes Nothing But Love will help bring the community together and provide a place of healing for herself and others. And while it’s safe to say Nothing But Love is doing just that, Iris’ dreams don’t end there. She wants to see other stores succeed in Paradise, too, and knows the community will help them just like they did for her.
“The Town and Chamber are both there for you,” she said. “You can reach out to local resources, and they will be very supportive.”
Iris is also excited about the progress made in the rebuild process and hopeful for the future. “We still need more businesses,” she said,” but one day we can be a destination.”
Stop by Nothing But Love at 6393 Skyway and pick up a gift for loved ones or your own home! Or contact Iris if you’d like to become a featured artist at (530) 353-8445.