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PONS Avarcas shoes


Patriotic Kicks with Spanish Soles

When Noelia Pahissa moved from Barcelona to San Diego, she brought her love of these traditional Spanish sandals with her. Originally created on the island of Menorca for its workers, Avarcas have since become de rigueur. We love their soft leather and go-with-anything look. Pahissa’s U.S. label, PONS Avarcas, are handmade in Spain. They come in flat and platform styles and a variety of bright summer colors, but these red, white, and blue hues are perfect for July’s patriotic parties. Available locally at Hunt & Gather, Zazen, Elos Shoes, Progress, and Crow Thief.

Westfield UTC Mall

MALL news

This Just In: More UTC Upgrades

SF-based children’s clothing company Peek recently opened next to Gap, in the Sears wing. Hanna Andersson, also for babies and kids, will open in mid-July. White House | Black Market opens June 20, and is offering $20 off full-price purchases of $80 or more through July 21. Laid-back, boho denim company Madewell will make its UTC debut on July 23. And coming this August or September: Lululemon. Namaste! westfield.com/utc


Make it Fabulous

book launch

Fabulous in La Jolla

La Jolla homeowner Bill Georgis just published a book of his work, called Make it Fabulous. The architect and designer is known for his provocative juxtapositions—a disco ball spinning above a Roman torso, or a powder room with bullet riddled mirror walls. To celebrate the book’s debut, MCASD is hosting a members-only cocktail reception on July 16 in his honor. We think that’s just “fabulous!”

RAISCASEbags clutch

From Cases to Clutches

Local designer Julie Rais of RAISCASEbags has recently started making super-chic clutches of genuine Pendleton wool. This design features a boho fringe border and fits an iPad mini ($115). More styles available at etsy.com.



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