Another treat I gave myself on my birthday last week was an appointment to the Occulter boutique. Conceived by Derrick R. Cruz of Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons, Occulter is a collective that includes his incredible line of "Dark and Uncommon Goods," and work by fellow jewelers and artists with a shared aesthetic. In the small space that doubles as a studio, one finds gothique baubles, fine teas, black honey, alchemical books, and wax Morrisey effigies. It's impeccably curated, and each item is designed with an eye toward deluxe mystery. I look forward to visiting again soon.