Clarion Inn Del Mar Inn
720 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone: (858) 755-9765
Fax: (858) 792-8196
While visiting the less frantic beauty of San Diego's North County, be sure to stop by this stylish mall; but don't expect to find the majors here. All 24 shops at this location are small, trendy specialty shops. Leisurely browse though Moonbeams for whimsical children's clothing, The White House or The Black Market for upscale women's fashion, and Medici Fine Arts for unique home furnishings. Parking is underground. There is no fast food in the mall, but plenty of bistros are within easy walking distance.
Located to the north of Del Mar, Flower Hill Promenade is a haven for the shopaholic. It is not an enclosed mall, but an open-air space that is home to variety of stores, restaurants and entertainment spots. Women can purchase the latest styles at boutiques like Melero, Bon Bijoux, Van De Vort and Tre, while stores like Lone Flag, Mister B and Patrick James are sure to pique the fancy of men. Pangaea Outpost, showcasing home adornments from across the globe, is a must visit. Satiate those hunger pangs with a light fare from Milton's Deli or Burger Lounger, or indulge in an elegant meal at Sea & Smoke or Taste of Thai.
For years, tourists have flocked to the artistic district in La Jolla. Meanwhile, Solana Beach has remained a relatively less-crowded venue for those interested in design. It's located on Cedros Street, just south of Lomas Santa Fe Drive. The overhead signs welcome discriminating clientele into the area, which features scores of art galleries and custom-designed furniture stores.
Solo's 4,000 square foot space is located in Solana Beach, California. They offer beautiful vintage furniture and home decor items, as well as coffee table books, stationery, and enchanting toys for kids. Whether you're looking to decorate your home or find a great gift for someone, you'll love what Solo has to offer!
Visitors from around the world find their way to Antique Warehouse in the seaside town of Solano Beach, just 45 minutes from downtown San Diego. Treasures are selected by 101 vendors and range in objects from art, books, bottles, jewelry, glass, pottery, stamps, trains and vintage clothing. With such an array of antiques, collectors can spend an entire day here. There is ample parking. A layaway plan is available and dealers are welcome.
Not the same kind of bikes that require wearing black leather and studded gloves, this cycle shop is for the slightly more tame type who take their bicycle riding seriously. On staff are dedicated experts who will spend all the time it takes to fit you for anything from the proper togs to a high performance-racing bike. This shop sponsors a number of recreational and racing teams in San Diego, but never neglects the family just starting out in this sport.
This huge toy emporium is the brainchild of former schoolteacher Jane Naisbitt, and her son John. The friendly, well-trained staff will gladly show you the latest toys and suggest a perfect gift. From Playmobil action figures to life-like French dolls or Brio wooden trains, you will feel like a kid again yourself as you browse through the toy selection at Thinker Things. Worldwide shipping is available, as is complimentary gift wrapping.
Since 1968, the Mettee family has owned and operated VG Donuts & Bakery, which is wildly popular among San Diego locals. The third generation is now at the helm of VG's, an abbreviation for "Very Good". Enjoy homemade donuts, pastries, cookies, muffins, breads and rolls. To ensure fresh quality, donuts are baked twice each day. Special orders are also welcome, particularly for custom designed cakes. As an added bonus, this bakery is open for unusually long hours and offers delivery services for large orders.
If you enjoy shopping for antiques, visit this establishment in North County. The store offers both large furniture and small collectible pieces. Most of the 18th and 19th century furnishings here are in excellent condition. Since the store handles many estate sales, the collection can change almost daily, with beautiful pieces of sterling silver frequently available. Paintings and other artwork and a limited amount of antique jewelry are also often on display.
Serving the San Diego community for over 17 years, this establishment is an ideal shop to find an upscale gift. The store is a long-established gift gallery for collectors of hand-crafted precious gifts in china, porcelain and crystal from such well known names as Lladro, Swarovski, Lalique, Warner Brothers, LooneyToons, Walt Disney collectibles and Matt Johansson. Limited edition items from all the top studios are available here. Gifts may also be purchased via the gallery Web site.
Just outdoors the Swirl Boutique is a flowing fountain. Step inside to find a fragrance-filled room, featuring fine designs for both fashion and home decor. Designer bags, cashmere and lingerie are available for women, accompanied by a wooden bureau full of accessories. Dresses for younger girls are offered as well. If the fashion you envision is not on the rack, ask about the boutique's design services. For your cosmetic needs, a tabletop is chock-full of testers from Valerie of Beverly Hills. And home decor is not neglected. View the needlepoint throw pillows, fine flatware, platters and vases.
Need to pack a picnic or prepare a seven-course gourmet meal? Either way, the place to shop is at this trendy store where hungry shoppers can find everything. From organic meats to scrumptious desserts or microbrews to fine wines, some discerning San Diegans simply refuse to shop anywhere else. Imported foods are also in stock. In addition to this La Jolla Village establishment, store locations are also found in Pacific Beach and Hillcrest.