Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Things to Do + Good Eats: shopping + Zinc Café (CLOSED), Solana Beach, California


Cedros Design District  100-300 blocks of Cedros Ave., 14 miles from La Jolla, Lomas Santa Fe Drive exit off I-5, (858) 755-0444.


Cedros Design District in Solana Beach, California
Home to many architects, builders, designers, and interior decorators, these three strollable blocks more than 85 unique boutiques and galleries.



jewelery at Antique Warehouse in Cedros Design District in Solana Beach, California
Antique Warehouse
Antiques on Cedros  118 S. Cedros Ave., (858)704-4900.  This collective has more than 50 dealers.  A specialty is fine estate jewelry.

Antique Warehouse  212 S. Cedros Ave., (858) 755-5156.  W-M 10-5.  There is space for 101 dealers to display their finds in this uncluttered, multi-dealer antique warehouse.  The cleanly curated selection of antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia includes an excellent selection of gemstone rings, record albums, china, and more. 

Chic Weed  240 S. Cedros Ave., (858) 205-8083.  This mostly outdoor garden shop is a pleasant browse.

Cut Loose  142 S. Cedros Ave. #K, (858) 509-0386.  14 M-Sat 10-5:30, Sun 11-5.  Made in San Francisco, this brand is designed for larger women.  It uses fabulous colors and fabrics, especially linen. 


Leaping Lotus in Cedros Design District in Solana Beach, California
Leaping Lotus  240 S. Cedros Ave., (858) 720-8283.  M-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-6.  More than 100 vendors display a stunning variety of goods in a gigantic two-floor warehouse space.  Items include clothing, house and garden goods, and unusual gifts. 


SoLo shop in Cedros Design District in Solana Beach, California
SoLo  309 S. Cedros Ave., (858) 794-9016.  This upscale collective displays  creative and stylish collections of gifts and home accessories from eight different vendors in a dramatic restored warehouse.


egg salad sandwich and chili at Zinc Cafe in Cedros Design District in Solana Beach, California


sparrows at Zinc Cafe in Cedros Design District in Solana Beach, California
CLOSEDZinc Café  132 S. Cedros Ave., (858) 793-5436.  My favorite lunch here is a half egg-salad sandwich with a bowl of chili and a lemon-frosted pecan cookieMore description.

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