Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bella Che Bella - Little Italy

A couple of months ago, I stumbled into this little shop while looking for a birthday present for my mother, and felt like I'd hit the motherlode. Among the amazing flowers and gift items are some unique items such as serveware and dishes from Heath Ceramics, Laguiole knives, beautiful handcrafted wood cutting boards, handmade jewelry, and some particularly elegant bath and body products. I've stopped in a few times since I started frequenting the Saturday morning Farmers Market in Little Italy, and even did some Christmas shopping in September - so lucky did I feel to find the particular items I purchased.
Che Bella
The shop is located on a tiny alley on Fir just East of India - both indoors and out - and provides a lovely source of inspiration for garden decoration ideas in addition to a place to shop. To make it even more worth your while, there are several other boutiques on the same block, including Sorella, Niche and Cathedral Home - and one of my very favorites, Station, is just a few blocks away. (If you need further convincing, Pappalecco, a great gelateria staffed almost entirely by cute Italian men, is just around the corner from Station!)

On my last visit I learned that they are doing the flowers for a new CBS TV show, The Ex List, about a flower shop owner who lives in Ocean Beach. I'm really happy for them - it should be a nice little boost for their business!

Che Bella
6211/2 West Fir Street
San Diego, CA 92101

1 comment:

Chavo said...

Thanks for the plug!!! We appreciate it.

Che Bella

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