From mandolins and banjos to ukuleles and handmade boutique guitars, the deep-blue walls of Riffs Acoustic Music always stay well stocked with strings. Inside comfy instruction rooms, the store’s teachers walk students of all skill sets through music theory, the fundamentals of their instruments, and tips for songwriting, performing, and demanding that roadies feed them grapes after each gig. Learning continues in another medium as yoga teachers lead students through outdoor meditative poses and series and on the colder days classes are conducted indoors, often while musicians set the mood with live music.
Blue Apparel harnesses the effortlessly stylish beach aesthetic of its surroundings and channels those easygoing vibes into a collection of casual clothing and accessories. La Jolla pride infuses much of the clothing line, as the town's name is scribbled across many of the store's cotton-blended articles, from sweatpants to hoodies and long-sleeve T-shirts. Baseball hats, fedoras, and sun hats keep harmful rays off faces and out of eyes, and the store's collection of snow globes, shot glasses, and key chains makes for great stocking stuffers and even better 150th-anniversary presents.
Just Lov3 Bowtique’s trio of style-minded owners tailors the store’s selection of clothing, shoes, and accessories to their own distinctive sense of style, providing tasteful options for curious fashionistas. Warm winter scarves ($10) provide a chic alternative to neck-hugging koalas, combatting the frosty gusts of winter with textured fringe blouses ($22) and retina-grabbing tops from Lush ($16). Shoppers can deck lonely lobes in a pair of fashionable feather earrings ($4), which complement trendy Solemio dresses ($32) and festive holiday leggings ($8) ideal for wearing to yuletide shindigs and pushing through a crowd of waist-tall elves. Sunlight cascades through Just Lov3 Bowtique's second-floor windows, pouring across an intimate interior swathed in bright-purple walls, full-length mirrors, and a stylish shag rug.
The family-run La Jolla Custom Jewelry & Gifts specializes in unique classic and modern European and international designs. Our family has had a long history of making designs and collecting exclusive one-of-a-kind styles and items from Europe and around the world. Please visit us in the heart of the historic La Jolla.
A kaleidoscopic array of diamonds and colored gemstones adorns bands of gold, silver, and copper at Jewels by the Sea, a charming boutique that boasts a selection handpicked by owner and graduate gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America Linda Ronelle Jalving. Sparkling light emanates from shelves staggered by the weight of hundreds of earrings ($12+/pair), luring passersby into the dazzling shop. Shimmering cubic zirconias set in sterling-silver earrings ($20) temporarily blind intrusive over-the-shoulder readers, and a funky, oversize crystal ring ($29) beautifies fingers by toning their muscles in an all-day workout. The festive reds of a coral necklace ($79) warm up chilly clavicles just in time for the holidays, and amulets culled from local artists and vintage collections look ravishing when wrapped and placed under the tree.