The second installation of where to Shop Local (for the first one click here). Create your own list I’d be happy to repost or tweet your blogpost!
OCCUPY BLACK FRIDAY!
Glimpse Living has the motto of Mindful Products for the Home, Gift and Body. Committed to bringing products that are made by people and for people, they carry hand crafted items, candles made from soy, bags and oh, most importantly, some beautiful one of a kind hand made journals from an artist in Colorado. Located on Ray Street in North Park, she has an event coming up on November 19th, featuring the edible art created by Jennifer McHugh. May not be the event to shop at for some of the other items as she moves her store items out but definitely one to attend for a unique experience.
(Reminder, my friend Cathleene has an artist reception the night before at Mystic Water Kava Bar, you could pop over to Glimpse then!)
San Diego Writers Ink offers a variety of classes and opportunities for writers. From an ongoing meetup to writers meetup at Lestats (buy the punchcard as your gift) or more intensive workshops from Poetry writing to Novel writing, there’s something for everyone.
Feng Shui? Offer someone the gift of being able to literally change their life by moving their stuff. Amanda Collins is a Feng Shui consultant and teacher and offers in home consultations as well as classes.
*Have a friend with pooches? How often do you hear them talk about taking them to the groomers? Take them to South Bark in South Park or buy some goodies online!
*Pet People in La Jolla started their business in San Diego in the 90’s and now have locations across Southern California. Each time I go, they are helpful, friendly and often give samples of the products they carry. And their pricing is very competitive compared to other chain stores.
I have it on good authority that Cygnet Theatre is running a Black Friday special and it’s your great opportunity to get tickets at an amazing discount. This is the last year they are doing their holiday show “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Tea anyone? Try Halcyon Tea in South Park for the tea lover on your list.
Coffee Lovers? Caffe Calabria in North Park roasts their own as well as Bird Rock Coffee Roasters in La Jolla. Better Buzz coffee has drive through locations throughout San Diego. Your Mamas Mug in Ocean Beach is another great stop for coffee and goodies.
Mariposa Ice Cream in Normal Heights is like Ben & Jerry’s only Ben & Jerry just setup shop and never went global.
Niederfranks in National City is another old fashioned ice creamery locally owned since 1948.
The Grove in South Park has a selection of yarn, books and other delightful things.
November 26th is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY and a friend is participating in a Holiday Craft Show from 10 am to 4 pm at 10328 Julio Place, Santee, cash only no credit cards.
Claytime Ceramics in Ocean Beach gives you the opportunity to create your own ceramic sensation or get a gift certificate for someone else to create their own.
East County Brake & Tire (619) 442-9666 buy a college student a brake job and they will THANK YOU for it!
Places to Shop:
South Park – Listing of businesses and types can be found here http://southparkscene.com/businesses.html
Ocean Beach – Each Wednesday there is a fabulous Farmer’s Market but so many shops to find interesting things. December 3rd is their annual Christmas Parade, a great time for kids and adults alike.