Bella Moda Boutiques. More shopping in beautiful Encinitas


Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!  A few weeks ago I visited Bella Moda Boutique is Encinitas– I know, I’m a little late getting this post out. As you can see, lots of great clothes in a cozy location.  I actually visited this particular shop with my 17-year old son in tow.  While I was gushing over the scarves, earrings and handbags– my son was looking for the exit.  (I did my best to make it a quick trip…)


I like the flowers- pictured above– and especially this bright scarf pictured below.  (I’m trying to stop myself from wearing so much black)

I didn’t end up buying anything but will likely go back for a repeat visit– this time for some serious shopping and trying-on.


Located in The Lumberyard Shopping Center in Encinitas,  Bella Moda offers the latest trends from dozens of designer brands, many exclusively from Los Angeles, including Hudson, Joe’s Jeans, Tag, Ed Hardy and True Religion. You can schedule an after-hours appointment and gift certificates are available.

  • Bella Moda Boutiques
  • 967 S. Coast Highway 101
  • Encinitas, CA  92024
  • Phone: (760) 479-9879
  • Web:


Here’s a picture of all the scarves I was talking about. Lots of different styles for sure.

deepFling. Scandinavian Jewelry & Design


“Keep Leucadia Funky”— I saw this on a bumper sticker recently and it reminded me of a recent jaunt up to Encinitas. For some reason I always end up near The Lumberyard. Originally in search of an iced coffee drink I somehow found myself in deepFling browsing the jewelry.  This shop has roots in Sweden which has special meaning for me since my son is now living in Sweden.  I can definitely appreciate the quality of the pieces I found.  Ah, the handbags…. divine!


I found the quote below on the deepFLING website and couldn’t resist sharing it because it truly captures the essence of this shop. The shop exudes peace and tranquility (I got “lost” searching for jewelry and completely forgot about getting an iced coffee– this is not like me!).

About deepFLING

(dēp) To a great depth; deeply (fling) a brief period of indulging one’s impulses.
“That’s what we want each customer to feel as they visit our store; to browse the most exciting and desirable brands from Scandinavia and with our low pressure approach, they can take as long as they want to touch and try on all the different styles.” -Malin Lövqvist Doyle

Oh, and the jewelry…. wow.  I have blue eyes and love wearing blues in scarves and necklaces– so naturally I was drawn to the pieces pictured here.


I took quite a lot of photos so it was a difficult choice which ones to post tonite!  I really liked the handbag pictured below as well. (Do you notice a pattern here–ha– me and handbags…. you can never have enough….)


Grounded- one of my favorite stops in Encinitas


Hello Friends. Hope everyone got a great start to the week. One day down, four to go until Friday (did I really just say that?).  Just wanted to share one of my favorite shops in Encinitas. I love Grounded for the pretty displays and welcoming atmosphere. Last year I got my sister a tin spinny thing for her garden– you know, one of those things that kinda looks like a pin wheel?


This past weekend I visited the shop and found colorful patio stuff and the bright lunch box pictured above. What a fun way to make lunch from home exciting! If I remember right this was priced in the $21 range.


More displays– obviously I couldn’t stop myself from taking pictures. If you want to see for yourself:

  • Grounded
  • 897S. Coast Highway #105
  • Encinitas, CA  92024
  • Phone: (760)230-1563
  • Web: