I am impressed whenever I see a target that has a frozen section with great ice cream in it, and the aisles aren't cluttered with fallen product that was placed there by over eager children!
This target was clean, well stocked and HUGE! Sometimes you have to go out of your neighborhood to find good bargains and prices. My favorite lotion was a full $2.99 cheaper at this Target!! And I must say that it is the first Starbuck's I have ever seen inside of a Target! Shop, sip eat! Why, you could spend a whole day at this Target, and never get hungry.
It's worth the trip, if you live on the Westside, to visit Camarillo and get the bargains and the deals they have there.
I think I have found my newest shoe heaven!
Ladies...for months, I have been trying to find flats that don't look like men's shoes to wear with my suits and sometimes longer skirts, etc. Well...I have found the place. Etienne Aigner. When I went to visit, they were having a BOGO sale!!! w00t! Selected shoes, BOGO @ 50%...and they weren't ugly man looking shoes either! They were very tasteful, sleek and professional looking. They had many colors and sizes...for my size 11 sisters...they have them!! They can hook you up for sure!
On top of that, they had some really cute pumps and sandals too, also part of the BOGO sale. And what would a good shoe store be without PURSES and WALLETS! Just reminiscing over this find is lifting my spirits. Yours will be too...if you like the shoes and purses there. I saw shoes for as low as $29.90!
As compared to the other fine china stores in Camarillo Factory outlet, Villeroy & Boch was empty, boring, and way overpriced.
Their china wasn't all that great looking either. They are known for having luxurious bone china, but they truly sent their "B" and "C" stock over to Camarillo and jacked up the proce to make folks think they're buying something wonderful. My advice? Dump all the current stock, and come with some fresh and exciting choices for today's discriminating buyer...like Royal Doulton!
Well, what can I say. When I saw the majestic edifice of Polo Ralph Lauren as I strolled in the Camarillo Factory Outlet last Saturday (after attending a pretty cool Strawberry Festival) I couldn't wait to see what delectible delights the store had for me to try on and perhaps purchase. I was surprised by the lack of really great choices they had. Usually, Polo Ralph Lauren stores are LOADED with clothing diversity...I really like the one in Cabazon. Now THAT's an outlet store! There were clothes on top of clothes, all neatly stacked and waiting for you to part with your hard earned dough. But this one had but a fraction of the choices. After only 10 monutes of browsing, I left the store WITHOUT a purchase. Mr. Lauren...this store needs your attention!
I bought a pen for my dear sister here, after being drawn in by all of the beautiful pens and stationery at this very cool store. I mean they have pens for every persuasion, every pocket book and every mood!
I got a gold and silver Cross Pen set, complete with a very nice pen holder for a lot less than you'd think pens like that would cost. True, I caught a fantastic sale, but still...the price was most definitely right!
Please take a day and visit Westwood, and stop in to look at this wonderful pen shop. The most lovely part is that they don't treat you like you're a thief or something. You get respect in there and the freedom to browse and ask questions about the beautiful pens in there. I mean Gorgeous! See for yourself. Pens make excellent gifts for any occasion.
I absolutely love the products of Williams-Sonoma, but sometimes the sales staff can be utterly snooty. It takes away from the magic of the store, and it is very disappointing. The sales people can ruin an otherwose enjoyable shopping experience.
Hey, Salespeople at Williams-Sonoma Manattan Beach...stop treating people like they're gonna steal stuff! We're honest, hardworking people that like the finer things of life, JUST LIKE YOU! IF you're not careful, you will run all of the business away! Why? BEcause people like me will tell the world that the Williams-Sonoma in Manhattan Village has snooty unkind people working in it...DON'T SHOP THERE...go to Sur La Table instead!
PROS: Great Merch
CONS: Salespeople much too snooty.
I love this particular branch of "BBW." THis store is so neat, and the reason is not because of the products, again, it is because of the Service! The Ladies in this BBW understand that to get you to buy something, you must feel the merchandise, smell the merchandise and experience what it can do for you. They know their product, and they are not afraid to show you how it is to be used, and the verious curative properties each product has.
Some of thepersonnel have their favorite products, and they're not afraid to gush over theor favorite lotion or soap. They prepare a very soothing environment by always having candles lit. Not every BBW does this. So for the total experience, not just as a store to run in and get something and run out, go to the BBW in Marina Del Rey. Be prepared to hang out a while...they really don't mind if you do...because they understand that the more you're able to become familiar with their products, the faster you'll find that scent you'll love...that is uniquely you!
I believe myself to ba the consummate seasonal Nordstrom Shopper...and the first time I went to this particular Nordies was last year at the Anniversary Sale. I was very impressed by the camaraderie among sales personnel, and the extreme friendliness. I loved the way they really let you be a customer and browsw to your heart's content, and I especially loved the vouchers for a free hot drink (very classy).
But what warms me about this Nordstrom's is the overall feel of the store. They haven't forgotten what a department store should look like, sound like, smell like and feel like. Sometimes, when you're short on cash, or you may not look like you have anything going for you because you make a mad dash into the Nordstrom's to pick up, say, some trouser socks, they never make you feel like you're worthless, like some other department stores I have (but no longer) frequented in the past.
While some Nordstrom's appear to be going down for lack of care or rising apathy from the management, this one is
I will buy all of my cars from these people, not because of the salesmen, but because of the SERVICE DEPARTMENT. They really know how to hook you up.
They are efficient, courteous and knowledgeable about your Honda Car. The service manager Stuart is very professional, and always willing to help. Now, mind you, going to the dealer to get your car taken care of might cost a bit more than going to Joe's auto garage or something, but for me, it is worth it, because I know that my car is going to be properly maintained.
My only beef? They're just too dang busy...but that's a good thing!
The pork and rice at King's is really great! I enjoyed it very much. The restaurant was all abuzz with large families and lots of kids (teenagers) that looked as if they gather there often. As I sat down for my meal, and looked at the menu, It brought back fond memories of high school...the hibachi teriyaki skewers, steamed rice and hunks of King's Hawaiian bread and squeeze parkay they'd serve on special events...aaahhh! I thought that was great eatin back in the day!
The thing that got me all crazy, though, was the pastry with almond slivers...I wish I could remember the name of it. I bought a tin of it, took it home, heated it up in the oven and ate pretty near the whole thing...BY MYSELF! I was out of control! Needless to say, I have to watch myself whenever I visit. Now, I just cast a wary eye on the desserts as I sulk by.