Tucked inside the newly renovated Westfield UTC mall in University City, Brookstone has been a reliable supplier of high-quality consumer products for years. It’s the perfect store to pop in and find an unexpected gift idea or specialty gadget to use around the house. The service here is top notch, with highly knowledgeable staff eager to answer any questions or steer patrons in the right direction. The products range from electronics such as iPads accessories and innovative chargers to bedroom items such as massage pillows. Rest assured the line of products here are top-quality and often provide unique items for personal hobbies or electronic desires.
This Crate & Barrel is located on the corner of Towne Center and La Jolla Village Drive in University City at the newly renovated Westfield UTC mall. The exterior has a clean and modern facade and sets the tone for what customers can expect inside, as their minimalist store design works to emphasize the merchandise. An industry standard for decades, Crate & Barrel has an extensive selection of styles and prices for their home goods and furniture. The space is large and the merchandise is carefully segregated, creating an inspiring setting to peruse through their popular housewares and furniture collections. Though they are known for their high-end name brands, they still offer an array of quality affordable items. A specialized focus in curating the top designs makes them a nationally recognized homestore of choice. The staff is friendly and well-informed, and the atmosphere is casual, making for comfortable browsing.
Sleek design and lush comfort intersect inside of Divine Interiors, where high-end furnishings, from hand-knotted rugs to chandeliers, come bearing the signature of vendors such as Paul Robert and Modern Traditions. With the help of the design team and their stock of fabrics and finishes, many of the American-manufactured pieces may be customized to the clients’ preferences. Interior designers are also available to lend their aesthetic savvy to customers looking to synchronize colors and motifs.
Backyard X-Scapes stocks a wide array of outdoor accouterments to help pretty up patios and accessorize barren backyards. The six-piece bamboo outdoor-furniture set enshrines sitters in nature's most beautiful and panda-friendly plant. Enjoy an afternoon of reclined revelry upon the sturdy frames of two chairs and a sofa while simultaneously resting yard-work-weary limbs. The included coffee table and two end tables/ottomans can be used as a depository for summertime snacks and drinks or as a makeshift soapbox during backyard mayoral debates.
The cooks at Bombay Coast craft authentic Indian food, recreating the flavors they grew up with. Drawing on more than 20 years spent mastering Indian cuisine in Bombay and the U.S., the culinary team creates dishes entirely from their own recipes. Chicken can be cooked in creamy spinach curry or marinated in honey, then baked in a tandoor clay pot oven. Cooks stuff naan with ground turkey, simmer shrimp in creamy tomato sauce, and stir boneless Australian lamb into spicy curry. They cater to vegetarians and vegans with meatless and dairy-less eats such as yellow split lentils or garbanzo beans dusted with special spice blends. Complement feasts with mango lassis or imported Indian beers including King Fisher, named for the first person to bait fish with a cold brew.