Cedros Design District 100-300 blocks of Cedros Ave., 14 miles north of La Jolla, Lomas Santa Fe Drive exit off I-5, (858) 755-0444.
Home to many architects, builders, designers, and interior decorators, these three strollable blocks more than 85 unique boutiques and galleries.
●Antique Warehouse CLOSED 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 MOVED 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 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 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.
Zinc Café CLOSED 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 cookie. More description.
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