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Photo by Gray Malin of dogs sitting on beach chairs at Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego
Photo Credit: Gray Malin

Gray Hounds

Gray Malin Photography Prints

Celebrity-beloved photographer Gray Malin, best known for his fine art shoreline snaps, captured the Hotel del Coronado in a retro-fabulous shoot last year. Original prints (including exclusives unavailable online) are for sale at the Del. Would-be collectors can browse shots of the beach, the pool, and—our favorite—some stylish pups, with prices ranging from $329 to $1499.

Jewelry from San Diego brand Gorjana featuring several diamond necklaces and earrings
Courtesy of Gorjana

Not-So-Heavy Metals

Gorjana Jewelry

Laguna Beach–based jewelry brand Gorjana arrives at Fashion Valley with a bright, airy storefront (the company’s second in SD County), where you can shop for gold and silver baubles amid blush terrazzo, plush seating, custom artwork, and open spaces with plenty of natural light.

Interior of Mood Indigo interior decor shop in La Jolla, San Diego
Photo Credit: Andrew Petrich

In the Mood

Interior Décor from Mood Indigo

Fashion and home retail veterans Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade, credited with helping launch and transform brands like J. Crew, Coach, Lucky Brand, West Elm, and Williams-Sonoma Home, have a new bullet point on their resume: Mood Indigo, their Jolla home boutique. In addition to décor and gifts from coveted brands and artisans, the shop boasts an impressive selection of vintage art and furniture.

Movie poster featuring aliens and lambs made in collaboration with Chicago's Deadley Prey art gallery  from Trash Lamb Gallery in South Park, San Diego
Courtesy of Trash Lamb Gallery

And… Action!

Film Posters from Trash Lamb Gallery

If you don’t remember a shootout scene in Ferris Bueller, you’re not alone—but you might find one depicted on a film poster hanging at South Park’s Trash Lamb Gallery. Presented in collaboration with Chicago gallery Deadly Prey, the exhibition, opening April 5, highlights the lurid technicolor world of handpainted Ghanian movie posters, a genre that sprung up in conjunction with the country’s traveling cinema industry.

San Diego brand Sofiest Design featuring 3D printed disco balls in the shape of various fruits and veggies
Courtesy of Sofiest Designs

Disco Inferno

Fruit Disco Balls from Sofiest Designs

Sofiest Designs founder and SD hometowner Sofie Berarducci and a little squad of family and friends 3D-print and hand-tile fruit, cocktail glasses, cowboy boots, mushrooms, and more in 7 a small warehouse in San Marcos, crafting sparkly, ’70s-inspired décor with Gen-Z flair for online shoppers and celebs like Kourtney Kardashian and Shania Twain.

Kumeyaay Native Americans from San Diego in traditional outfits featured in Megan Groth's book Places We Love: San Diego Tijuana
Photo Credit: Joe Orellana

Where the Heart Is

Places We Love: San Diego Tijuana by Megan Groth

Author and designer Megan Groth and her local team compiled a beautiful (and deeply giftable) ode to our binational home with Places We Love: San Diego Tijuana, a bilingual, 272-page guide packed with full-bleed photos celebrating the diverse beauty of SD and TJ. Even lifelong residents will learn something from the descriptions of each adored locale.

Two women in San Diego Wave Futbol Club's new 2024 jerseys
Courtesy of San Diego Wave FC

New Wave

2024 San Diego Wave Jerseys

The San Diego Wave FC kicked off the 2024 season with fresh jerseys inspired by the team’s coastal environs: the primary Del Sol shirt, bedecked in wiggly swaths of sunset colors; a magenta secondary jersey; and a warm-up kit painted in oceanic shades of blue. Cop a top to match the team at the Wave’s online shop.

By Jackie Bryant

Jackie is San Diego Magazine's content strategist. Prior to that, she was its managing editor. Before her SDM career, she was a long-time freelance journalist covering cannabis, food/restaurants, travel, labor, wine, spirits, arts & culture, design, and other topics. Her work has been selected twice for Best American Travel Writing, and she has won a variety of national and local awards for her writing and reporting.

By Amelia Rodriguez

Amelia Rodriguez is San Diego Magazine’s Associate Editor. The 2023 winner of the San Diego Press Club's Rising Star Award, she’s covered music, food, arts & culture, fashion, and design for Rolling Stone, Palm Springs Life, and other national and regional publications. After work, you can find her hunting down San Diego’s best pastries and maintaining her three-year Duolingo streak.

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