Today as we celebrate this special day that Christ was born I am reminded that today is actually a birthday party of sorts. With all of the hectic business of trying to get everything done for Christmas and all of the commercialism of the holiday it was probably the first year that I didn't really feel the spirit of Christmas until today. I was enlightened this morning that we should have gifts to offer for this birthday party, especially to those less fortunate than ourselves. So, today in the true spirit of Christmas I give the gift of gratitute for the rich life I am blessed with. I also give the gift of peace to all of you and your families this special time of the year. Merry Christmas and may we all take time to remember the true meaning of this special day.
Thursday, December 20th - Don't miss our 1st Annual Men's Shopping Night from 6-9pm This is perfect opportunity for all of you MEN who have not started your Holiday shopping! Get ALL of your shopping done in ONE night and enjoy holiday refreshments and snacks while checking off your list. You don't even need to worry about wrapping any of your purchases as we will wrap ALL of them for you FREE of charged. We can even ship your packages too!
Saturday, December 22nd - Join us for an encore trunk show of local artisan Jean Ryan's work 'Madonna Arts' from 10a-2pm. This gorgeous collection of Madonnas are all hand-crafted by Jean herself. Please come join us to see this one of a kind collection.
Last year Charles took me to this funny, light-hearted play at The San Diego Rep written by local playwright and Latino actor Rick Najera. Charles and I enjoyed it so much that we wanted to let all of you know about it as it is only running through this weekend, the last show is on December 16th! Visit www.sandiegorep.com or call for tickets (619) 544-1000.
Thursday, December 13th - LATE NIGHT Shopping Event We will be open this Thursday and every Thursday night during the holidays until 9pm so that you can stop by after work and shop at your convenience while enjoying a warm beverage and some tasty treats.
Saturday, December 15th - MANO Imports Trunk Show Shop this ONE DAY ONLY from this amazing selection of beautiful textiles and 'Santos' hand-crafted in Guatemala. We will have Cafecito's famous 'Chocolate Mexicano' and Mexican Wedding Cookies on hand to enjoy while shopping.
Please come by tonight between 6-9pm for some festive Holiday Cheer, refreshments, music and fun-filled shopping! We will host our 2nd Holiday Open House tonight at our store and throughout our Gold Coast Center, the other stores in the center will also be open until 9pm. We will also host a very special trunk show of MADONNA ARTS by local artisan Jean York. You can view Jean's work on her website www.madonnaarts.com. Also, if you would like to help local families in need this holiday please bring a non-perishable food item to donate for the Encinitas Community Resource Center's 25th Annual Holiday Baskets Drive. We will also have a special gift with purchases of $10 or more of a charming hand-painted Christmas tree ornament from Oaxaca. See you tonight!