Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lucky Owl - Local Loot that Gives a Hoot

Santa Ana Boutique Pique
By: April Madigan @ Boutiquing

As an OC Mom, I have made many trips to both the Discovery Science Museum and The Santa Ana Zoo (both great get out of the house outings), and each time I head to Santa Ana I longingly gaze...well glance...I AM driving...over at the incredible new development of live/work lofts across Main Street from Main Place Mall. Who doesn't dream of having a 3 story loft, complete with it's own storefront, in the most adorable and stylish up and coming center?

Lucky Owl owner, Lisa, is living that dream. She opened her Lucky Owl about a year ago, and stocks this small, yet easy to shop boutique with earth friendly accessories created by local artists. The store itself feels sleek and uncluttered, and considering the amount of jewelry on display, very personal. Among the many things that caught my eye were, intricate wire wrapped rings with charms by local designer Kara Riggs, statement making Swarovski crystal bangles by Avant Garde (designed here and manufactured in Paris), and a remarkable selection of classic bangles by Alex & Ani. Lisa also designs and sells her own line of crystal soy candles and embellished tanks. She also stocks great travel pouches and totes by Go Go Gear, and the healing aromatherapy line, Buddha Nose.

In addition to being one of the coolest spaces I've been in, they often host everything from art shows, to photo shoots, to free yoga classes on the second floor. If you, like me, long to have a peek inside these ultra hip spaces, this would be the chance. Lisa also shared that Lucky Owl hosts an open house the first Friday of every month, they offer live music, extended hours (7-10pm), and what sounds like a great time. On a side note - Lisa's daughter, Keila, sings in a band called Streetlight Affair, and she sang a bit for my 3 year old daughter, Chloe. Chloe is convinced she should be on American Idol and I must agree, and tell you - if they are playing Friday night - BE THERE!

All in all this is a perfect place to stop by after a kiddo trip to the museum or zoo - you know you deserve to have a little Mommy side trip - and they are super friendly to kids!

Lucky Owl
103 City Place Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Tue - Sat

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