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  • Fashion company makes modesty a mission

    Fashion company makes modesty a mission

    On a wind-swept oceanfront catwalk in Encinitas on Sunday afternoon, a team of models swept past rows of admiring customers at Artizara’s first independent fashion show. The women — wearing high heels, flowing calf-length dresses and long-sleeved tunics with pants — looked like any other models...

  • Company creates furniture from felled trees

    Company creates furniture from felled trees

    As San Diego’s trees fall victim to drought and development, Dan Herbst and Jessica Van Arsdale see potential in the destruction. “We’re a foster home for wood,” said Van Arsdale, who with Herbst owns Urban Timber. The company, which has a workshop in Chula Vista, mills and creates furniture and...

  • Clean routine: Shop Good

    Clean routine: Shop Good

    Founder of Good Life and Shop Good ditches conventional beauty products for a healthier life.

  • Buy, buy love: Gifts to woo your Valentine

    Buy, buy love: Gifts to woo your Valentine

    Romance doesn't come with a price tag, but these gifts may help put you in good standing.

  • Mom and son lighting up the fashion world

    Mom and son lighting up the fashion world

    What do you get when you combine a mom with a passion for fashion design with a son who’s a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at UC San Diego? In the case of family entrepreneurs Rachel Merrill and Devon Merrill of San Diego, you get Lighted Clothing, a new company that is pushing boundaries...

  • cOMfort + Joy: PIYOGA brings unique apparel from Bali stateside

    cOMfort + Joy: PIYOGA brings unique apparel from Bali stateside

    During a yearlong trip through Asia, San Diegan Larissa Miller was struck by the beautiful textiles in Bali. The inspiration turned into PIYOGA, a yoga and athleisure apparel company, which believes in comfort, as well as helping to save sea turtles through ocean conservation. Larissa Miller, founder...

  • Nixon opens first local retail shop

    Nixon opens first local retail shop

    In retailing, location is everything. So it’s hard to understand why the first Nixon Custom Shop in Southern California is nearly impossible to find. But the more you know about the action sports lifestyle brand Nixon, the more the 1-month-old hidden shop in Encinitas makes sense. Founded in Encinitas...

  • Young designer creates furniture line

    Young designer creates furniture line

    As a junior designer at Delawie architecture and interior design firm, Lauren Bencivengo has a chance to help on everything from construction plans to picking out wallpaper while also preparing to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam. The 23-year-old, who hails...

  • How 2 friends turned ugly Christmas sweaters into a clothing phenomenon

    How 2 friends turned ugly Christmas sweaters into a clothing phenomenon

    All eyes are pretty much guaranteed to fixate on anyone wearing Tipsy Elves attire — and that’s exactly by design. The irreverent apparel brand, most famous for its ugly Christmas sweaters, was created to be the polar opposite of understated. Those who don Tipsy Elves’ loud sweaters, tees and ski...

  • From successful juice line to juicy lipstick

    From successful juice line to juicy lipstick

    Annie Lawless launches seductive line of cosmetics with eight liquid lipsticks to start and more products to follow in 2018.

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