Monday, October 7, 2013

Boutique Freak: California Dreaming

Hello Boutique Freak! How have you been?? Well I've been busy! With a full time job, an internship, graduate school, and adjusting to having a long term relationship with a 3 hour time difference, I have to say I've been doing a weird balancing act! But it's actually been kind of great! I recently, recently being a month ago, visited my boyfriend in California. He's attending graduate school at the University of San Diego. But before he started class we took a little vacation before things got hectic and I got to see, feel, and taste the west coast. If you've visited my YouTube channel House of Cramel, you've already seen a video from my trip but if you haven't already here's the link ~~>
Of course while I was there I did one of my favorite things I love to do when I travel and that is check out the boutiques! I walked the famous Gas Lamp district and found some great spots!


When I tell you I met the were the sweetest people, I thought I might have been in the south. But these wonderful at Bubbles Boutique.

This funny sign greeted me at the door. I met Ms. Gaylenne "Bubbles" Nichols, the owner of the boutique. She is an A+ merchandiser and she was wonderful to me when I came in. She showed me all around the store and even showed me pieces from some of San Diego's local designers, like these cool rings by Suki Bijoux. She takes everyday items like maps and music and creates jewelry. It's very unique!

SECOND STOP - Bettie Page

Bettie Page is a "Pin Up Girl" themed boutique affectionately named after the Queen of Pinups. I probably wouldn't wear any of the clothes but they were awfully cute. I'm just too short, and a little light on curves. But if your not like me and love the pin up girl style, this is the place for you. I felt like I was in a museum.

THIRD STOP - So Good Jewelry

This place is the ultimate in accessories, while I recommend it for a VARIETY of reasons (CLEARLY) I was extremely overwhelmed and couldn't stay long because of the sheer tidal wave of accessories that were approaching me.

FOURTH STOP - Eden Boutique

I was pulled into Eden by the design of the boutique. It's decorated as if your sitting in the middle of a beautiful plant garden. Awesome right?

LAST STOP aka MY FAVORITE -  Dolcetti Boutique

Dolcetti is Italian for SWEETS! And boy was it. At Dolcetti you can get your entire look together, I mean literally hooked up from head to toe. Downstairs and is an amazing clothing boutique for both men and women, and upstairs and an amazing hair salon upstairs called the Style Concierge. I thought this was an extremely cool concept.

Hope you enjoyed touring these amazing boutiques with me in San Diego! Next stop? Who knows! Where would you like to see me go? XOXO