Oh how I love to head to the crazy little neighborhood of Ocean Beach in San Diego to browse through the stores and search for vintage treasures. There are a number of stores along the main street of Newport Avenue. I even love the name "Newport Avenue"! Many of the east-west streets in Ocean Beach are named for beach resorts around the world such as Brighton, Santa Monica, Santa Cruz and Bermuda to name a few. These names were chosen by a developer in the late 1800s. Isn't that a cute part of their history?
My favorite store is called Vignettes. The owner of this amazing shop was inspired by trips to Paris that she made with her mother. As their website says, "Step inside this exclusive shop and experience the alluring beauty and faded grandeur of Old Paris." While soft French music is playing, you can peruse the many rooms full of such lovely things; stunning vintage mirrors and chandeliers, beautiful furniture, wall art and trinkets. So much eye candy that you don't know where to look next! At Vignettes their motto is the French saying “Entourez-vous avec ce que vous aimez”… Surround yourself with that which you love, and everyone is bound to find something they love at this beautiful store.
Pink Saturday visitors will just love this dress.
Well I know that this post sounds a little like it might be from the San Diego tourism board, but can I help it if I love my little corner of the U.S.? I have lived here about 25 years and love it more every year. It was sunny and 70 degrees yesterday. If any of you would like to come for a visit I would love to meet you in Ocean Beach and offer you a tour of my favorite places!