The Hallmark in Fallbrook is tucked into a back corner of a shopping center next to a large grocery store. They carry everything expected of a Hallmark store: cards for all occasions, stuffed animals, items with cute sayings and big eyes. If this is what youre looking for, then this is a great place to head to. The prices are reasonable, the staff is helpful, and you can always buy yourself an organizer for all of the cards that you purchase.
The Victorias Secret in the Promenade Mall is split into two general sections: bath and body where you can find numerous scents and fantastic lotions; and lingerie. The lingerie is good quality, and the prices reflect that. They do have ongoing sales and promotions for people who use their card. This is a wonderful place to go to pamper yourself a little.
The Disney Store is located in the Promenade Mall in Temecula. They carry the whole array of Disney items; DVDs, clothing, toys. Its a bit of Disney without the prices at the park. Its well decorated as would be expected and well staffed. The prices are not outrageous, and they do have good sales. This is great place to head to when needing a Disney fix or for the new child in your life.
The Vista Library is a relatively new building with a nice open floor plan. Its not so stuffy as to be uncomfortable, but theres still that feeling of absolute need for silence. The staff here keeps themselves up to date and available for answering any questions patrons might have. There is a nice selection of both media (CDs and the like) and books available. They also have an exchange program with all other San Diego County Libraries if you dont find exactly what youre searching for.
I Love Books is a used bookstore that carries every genre imaginable at very good prices. The store is kept tidy, which is really saying something for a used bookstore. The staff is very conversant with books, and can help point you in the right direction. If for some reason they dont have the book in stock, they have an excellent search program and so far theyve found everything Ive ever asked for.
Earth and Fire is located on the upper level of a shopping center in Idyllwild. Its a wonderful place to spend a few hours painting pottery. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you find yourself unsure of a technique, they are able to step in and help. The prices are quite reasonable as well.
The Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum is looking forward to opening up new spaces in their building in the future. Currently, they have the front room where you can purchase or view items. All pieces are labeled with names and locations. There is a dark room available with special lighting so that you can see the phosphorescent items. The staff is very knowledgeable and can answer any questions you might have.
Fallbrooks library is a nice spot to head to when wanting to be surrounded by books. Some libraries make you feel as if youve entered a tomb; but this is not the case here. Its got a cozy lived-in feeling that welcomes readers of all ages. The childrens section is in an enclosed room. They have a selection of media available, and a fair sized reference section. As with all San Diego County Libraries, you can make requests and have items sent here for your perusal. The staff is very helpful and, should they find themselves without an immediate answer, they are very good at following up and getting the appropriate information in a timely manner.
The Furniture Planet is near the freeway so its easy to get to. They occasionally have parking lot sales where their already reasonable prices drop even further. They have a very nice selection of pieces covering a wide range of styles, textures and colors. The staff is helpful and available for answering any questions you might have.
This relatively new location for Holy Cow Creamery is a combination ice cream parlor and deli. Their ice cream, which is incredibly delicious, can be mixed with various toppings. They use a cold slab to mix on, similar to another chain parlor, but the ice cream here is fresh tasting and the toppings dont ever feel dried out. The deli offers a variety of sandwiches, sodas, salads and even a selection of kids items. The prices are very reasonable and the staff is outgoing. This is a definite must-stop-at location for the summer.