Pacific Beach Surf Shop opened in 1962 and is the oldest of its kind in San Diego, making it the ideal place to learn how to conquer the motion of the ocean. Whether you are a true beginner or a modest dolphin, the 90-minute lesson will have surfers of all rank take to the waves with the confidence of a pro under the nearly gilled guidance of Pacific Beach's surf instructors. Highly trained and experienced, the instructors work closely with students to help them realize their deep-downest aquatic ambitions by passing along time-honored tricks of the trade. Classes are kept small—limited to three to five students—ensuring said individualized attention and reducing the chance that someone else with your initials will be there to falsely claim your monogrammed beach towel.
After studying metalsmithing and design at San Diego State University, certified goldsmith Julie Simpson journeyed to distant corners of the globe to capture nuggets of inspiration, from learning yoga in Croatia, to living in Italy, or surfing the shores of Bali. She breathes her life experiences into her artwork, drawing from her travels and studies to create inventive rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets glittering with silver, gold wire, and precious crystal. A team of skilled artisans craft each piece in the studio adjoining the show room, breathing life into designs that fuse a rustic, earthy sensibility with chic urban style. Many of the handmade adornments in the shop are culled from recycled metals, such as the signature constellation series, a collection of silver pendants studded with conflict-free diamonds depicting the wearer's favorite astrological sign or connect-the-dots puzzle.
The cliche says that diamonds are forever, and the same might be true for The Diamond Connection. The family-run business dates back to 1924, and has been passed down from generation to generation ever since.
The Diamond Connection's gemologists create custom jewelry—including the exclusive house brand, L'Orell et Cie—and tailor bridal rings to individual specifications. The sparkling, eye-catching collection also includes earrings, pendants, and rings from Tacori, Verragio, and Coast Diamond.
We are Southern California's leading European Comfort Footwear company with locations scattered around the southland. We offer a great selection of handmade and high-quality shoes and handbags designed for the sophisticated career woman on the go. As a family owned business, our commitment to excellence is deeply rooted.