A Place To Call Home

Meet new business owners in Cardiff

Bright, shining, warm and friendly — that’s 111 Chesterfield in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, the home of Artists by the Sea, Stems and Co., Azzaria Boutique and Felicity Beauty Studio.
Felicity Hair Studio has been in Cardiff-by-the-Sea for seven years. Owner Trina Dutcher and Faye Shore, a stylist for more than 20 years, were soon joined by Bella Junior, a 14-year stylist, and recently by Michelle Barrett, who boasts 22 years as a stylist. All are color specialists and/or master cutters with friendly smiles and excitement to serve clients. Between them they have nine children. Stop in, say hello and make an appointment soon.
Tammy Neihart’s Azzaria Boutique carries designers Jay Godfrey, Lauren Conrad, Alvin Valley and more and is a shop that needs to be visited to be appreciated. The Web site is www.azzariaboutique.com.
The hall to the Artists by the Sea Gallery invites you with beautiful paintings and then you enter the fairyland of beauty and you are greeted with Wendy’s cheerful smile. The candles, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more keep you fascinated and we are pleased that owner Anne Latham brought this little piece of heaven to us. Visit www.artistsbytheseagallery.com and then stop in and browse.
Artists Ahn Le, Karen Real-Athens, Wendy Rodriguez, Alex Toporovsky are all showing at the Artists by the Sea Gallery. They are four of the 22 Cardiff-by-the-Sea artists for a total of 101 Alive Banner Artists in the 2009 exhibit which is in the 10th year. The banner unveiling is scheduled for Feb. 7. Watch for details.
John Moseley’s art studio occupies a small section overlooking the blue Pacific. His work is on display and his site is www.moseleyart.com. He also holds classes so be sure to get a calendar of events when you visit.
Completing this delightful complex is Stems & Co. Here, Eric’s warm greeting invites you to a comfortable setting where he will help you select the perfect arrangement that suits your needs. Visit www.stemsandcompany.com. for details. Remember, we need fresh flowers in our lives always.
We welcome these beautiful new shops and their friendly shopkeepers and we are glad they have selected Cardiff-by-the-Sea as the place their business will call home.
May 2009 be a great year for all of Cardiff-by-the-Sea and do make it a point to visit 111 Chesterfield soon.

Irene, a Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident since 1982 is a founding and life member, a past president and a current board member of the Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library. She has been a volunteer @ Scripps Clinic/LaJolla for 25 years and can be reached @ camillebythesea@cox.net.