Located in Bergamot Station amidst many other galleries, BGH has had some really good gallery shows in the past. The owners are quite friendly, and will remember you by name, however I didn't really trust purchasing from them. I was on their waiting list but never heard from them so I called myself. Unfortunately most of the pieces I wanted were sold but I was still able to get something I liked. If I hadn't of called myself, I probably never would've received a call from them.
Tiki Farm is the best tiki mug maker around with prices that won't break the bank. The owner, Holden, started out small and has grown quite large. You can find his mugs in many locations including Sea World of San Diego.
Tiki Farm is a place you can visit when you're in the area, but it mostly does mail order. Tiki Farm has excellent customer service and will treat you right. I had a problem with a couple of my mugs purchased from them. I called and I shipped it back no problem and a new mug was sent out pronto.
New designs come out throughout the year and you'll find a liquidation sale yearly. Check out their website. www.tikifarm.com
If you're a collector of tiki mugs then this is the place for you. Outstanding quality and superb craftsmanship, Munktiki makes the best limited edition mugs out there. Their mugs are so popluar that some of the lower editions will sell out within days.
Whenever I've called to order I've always had great customer service by the owner and my shipment get mailed out the next day. The packing is incredible. Definitely a store to check out.
This drug store is so quaint. Upon entering, you're introduced to many little sundry items to browse through and look at. The furthur you get into the store you'll notice there is also a sit down soda fountain where you can order your favorite ice cream sundae along with waiting for your prescription to be filled.
What else would you expect from the historic site of Julian? It's certainly a popular store and during the busy season people will be waiting in lines out the door.
If you've made the trek to Julian, then you already know that this historic town is known for their apples. The cider mill is a cute little shop that gets overly crowded when it's the busy times in Julian. The Cider Mill has wonderful, fresh tasting cider that's, of course, homemade! Sample cider in the store or take home some to enjoy later. Once you taste this cider you'll want to visit Julian often!
R. John Wright is an outstanding doll and teddy bear artist that does the most beautiful work. Anything and everything that this man produces is an instant hit and worth many dollars. He does signature pieces for many doll club conventions for their souvenirs and they're always a huge hit.
R. John Wright offers his owner membership where you can have access to exclusive membership info and specials. Check out the website www.rjohnwright.com
Last Gasp is a great publisher of odd and different books. You can just about any art book that you're looking for from them. You can order directly off their site and the books come immediately.
Last Gasp sends out periodicals showing new books that are debuting and also books that are retiring. Definitely a must for any art collector.
This gallery is located in a difficult location in SF. Although I've never been to the gallery, I've been in contact with them numerous times. Each contact I've had great service and they've been able to answer my questions. I bought some items and they were shipped quickly and well packaged.
Check out their website www.whitewallssf.com if you have any questions or want to check out their art. They answer questions via email rather quickly.
I always have good experiences with Cox services and that's no different at this location. I was renting a modem from Cox for many years and finally took the plunge and bought my own modem so I returned the one I've been renting. I called Cox on the phone and it wasn't a problem. They gave me the location of this store and I was able to return the modem with no problems. No questions asked.
This San Diego local newpaper is definitely the best you'll find in the county. They've been around for many years and will continue to be as long as they keep providing excellent news and papers.
I've always had a good experience with any of my customer service needs and my paper is always delivered before the crack of dawn.