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October 11, 2013

Shopping for Mother?s Day

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Mother’s Day is just a couple of days away, and I thought I would make shopping easy with the stores we are writing about in this article. They have special items for Mother’s Day purchases for all of us. What I love most about producing my column is the opportunity to meet the owners of these fine establishments and enjoy hearing about them including their past , and how they arrived here in the Desert. The amazing thing is how they all have exquisite taste and do such a good job to bring unusual and classy merchandise to their stores. They all make the same claim that they have something for everyone, and they have items to fit every budget. They too, enjoy meeting customers old and new, and that is what makes shopping in our Desert so pleasant and special. Check out these special features pictured and find a new place to shop. Discover the treasures of the Coachella Valley.

Palm Desert:

Synergy Wellness Clinic and Rejuvenation Spa; 74-133 El Paseo, at Lantana in the HMS Plaza, Suite 6, Palm Desert. (760) 776-5001. Spectacular gifts are a source of excitement for the owner, Dr. Steve Nelson, to offer. Some are featured in pictures with this article. The gifts are given in feather-trimmed bags with flowers and ribbon adorns a gift certificate or products to give Mom for Mother’s Day. Give her a gift certificate for Lazer treatments, a Body Wrap, and many other treatments offered in gift certificate form. Stop by or call to order certificates which you can then pick up in time for the holiday.

La Quinta:

LuLu’s; 78075 Main Street, Suite 103, La Quinta. LuLu Cofer the owner has exquisite taste, which is easy to note by merchandise in her charming store. She has something for everyone, and yes, something that will be in your budget. As pictured, the purse she is holding in the picture is only $29.95. I fell in love with the silver stretch shoes, but they come in many colors by Bernie Mev and are $89.95 in sizes 5-10.

LuLu’s has been open since 2010. She comes to the Desert from Northern California where she had a store in Carmel. They carry a bit of everything from home to body: China items, gift items, belts, jewelry, purses, clothing and much more. Plan to spend some time there. This is definitely classified as a boutique store and you will find items you won’t find elsewhere, and that is what makes the store special. The trip to Old Town La Quinta is well worth the drive, as the Old Town is charming as is LuLu’s.

Indian Wells :

Kitchen Kitchen; 74-945 Highway 111, Cook and Washington, Indian Wells. Perfect name for this store, carrying everything you would ever need in a kitchen and beyond. The owner, Jan Boydstun, is known as the Queen of Gadgets. Upon my arrival at the store, there was a 24 person bridal shower going on. They have a party room/kitchen which is available for rent. Someone just recently had a getting out of debt party there. They carry every gadget known to man. The newest featured article is the suction lids that can be used on everything: storage, cooking, micro-wave and even oven, small size to large pot cover, and they come in four flowers, and four colors. They range in price from $3.05-$16.95. What an exciting and fun gift for Mom, you can mix and match for a very practical gift. They also carry food products and have gourmet hospitality gifts. Gift wrapping for your purchases is included. There are cooking classes offered in the kitchen party room. You can check the schedule at the store.

Talk about “grazing” at Costco, Kitchen Kitchen has a lot of grazing and great goodies. Their hospitality is unmatched, come by and meet Jan she is charming, and so are her employees. All are there to help you make great choices.

The Village Inscriber; 74-921 Highway 111, Cook and Washington, Indian Wells. You definitely need cards for Mom for Mother’s Day, and this very eclectic store has one of the greatest selections. They also have many gift items. They are known for having one of the largest selections of the Vera-Bradley line that comes in so many patterns and colors, of this soft pouch in every type imaginable. For Mother’s Day the shower caps in great prints and bling. They have the newest iPod and Tablet Cases, ranging from $35.00 to $89.00. Your purchases can be gift wrapped as well. You will find a large array of personalized invitations and stationery that can be custom printed. You also can acquire anything for Men and Women here in all their products for sale.

A lot of items for your gift giving pleasures can be found in the store, and their colorful displays make the store even more exciting to the eye. The owner is on hand in most cases to help you with your selections and orders.

Desert Home and Candle Gallery; 74-917 Highway 111, Cook and Washington, Indian Wells. This is definitely the “smell good” store, from the minute you walk past the door, the lure of these great odors steer you directly into the store. The selection of candles is the only one of its kind in the Coachella Valley. There is a candle for every purpose, and there is much to know about the care of candles. Owners Don and Jan are there to advise and help you with your selections. Candles have their own personalities, and have come a long way. If you need a hostess gift, especially one that has no calories, but a delightful odor, then this is where you want to do your purchasing. They even carry candles that can burn for 2,000 hours. Candles in satin boxes serve as a double gift, as the boxes turn into a jewelry box. For you travelers, they even carry a candle with a lid that travels with you, and you can freshen up those musty hotel rooms. They are running a special 20% off sale for Mother’s Day. When you think of candles you think of flames, but candles can be fragrant, and candles definitely aren’t what they used to be. So visit Desert Home and Candle Gallery, and see the décor, accessories, jewelry, fireplaces and florals. This definitely is a must see store for all your interior needs with a flare for the unusual, and for many artisans works not seen in the Desert.
 

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