Gardening is not just about soil, seeds and sun and these local shops have just what you need to jazz up your gardening style.
1. Round Trip Collective
We love Round Trip Collective's Mission Statement: Busy Being Free ... the three words we ground ourselves in. Living our dreams, taking risks, expanding others, all while being authentic We don't let life pass us by, we watch sunsets, we love loudly, we read old books, we wear what makes us feel good, sometimes we don't brush our hair ... We are busy being free.
Check out the gorgeous Caramel Rancher vintage style fedora hat! You will look absolutely stunning in your garden wearing this but this hat is not just for looks, it is a Grade A working hat! Made with 100% Australian wool, it has an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 50, blocking 98 percent of the sun's rays while only allowing two percent (1/50th) to penetrate, thus reducing your exposure risk significantly. $129.
Shop in the store or order on-line with free shipping on orders over $100. roundtripcollective.com. 617 S. Meza Street, San Pedro, 90731.
3. Rustic Charm & Petals
We just love supporting family businesses and Rustic Charm & Petals' owner, Sandy De Jesus and her three teenage daughters are absolutely adorable and their store is equally impressive. They have lots of fun casual women's clothing, jewelry, gifts, home decor and bath goods. Plus, their custom floral arrangements are amazing, using fresh cut flowers for a "beautiful and one of a kind with a little rustic charm from farm to home style".
We spotted these colorful San Pedro t-shirts and knew they were the perfect addition to our gardening attire. $30. They also have San Pedro long sleeves and sweaters. So cute!
Shop on-line at rusticcharmandpetals.com or in person at 251 W 7th Street, San Pedro 90731.
3. House 1002
This place is a treasure trove for vintage house and garden goodies. Plan on spending some time shopping ... there is lots to explore here, both indoors in The Shop or outdoors in The Yard. Check out their Instagram page for new arrivals @house1002sanpedro or sign up to receive their "new nines" catalogue that comes out each week at www.House1002.com. If you see something you like, you have to act fast because there is always something different going in and out of the store ... here today, gone tomorrow!
Check out this vintage planter grate we found! With a little fresh paint, you will have the perfect vessel for a window herb garden or how about a planter full of colorful peppers since it's pepper season?
House 1002 is located at 1002 S. Pacific Ave, San Pedro 90731.
4. Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
We can't say enough great things about Crafted and all its wonders. Crafted is located in a huge warehouse and boasts over 100 local artists and craftspeople showcasing their works from fine art, painting, photography, jewelry, furniture, leather goods, carvings and gift items all available to purchase. Crafted is open Friday to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
We are in love with Adewole Arts Clay Kitchen handmade pottery to show off all our freshly harvested garden goodies. Inspired by the traditional clay work of African women, heavily influenced by California beaches, fabric and an undying love of color ... these vessels are just beautiful.
112 E. 22nd St. San Pedro, 90731
5. Brouwerij West
You are sure to work up a thirst at Crafted and lucky for you, right next door is San Pedro's own craft brewery, On the weekends there is a food truck for some tasty grub and like Crafted, it is very spacious both inside and outside. Perfect for social distancing socializing. Check out their Instagram page for the weekly Food Truck Schedule @brouwerijwest. Don't forget to pick up some cans to enjoy some bevys at home! After all, nothing is better than a crisp cold brew (they have seltzer too!) after a day working in the garden!
110 East 22nd Street Warehouse 9
San Pedro, 90731
Have fun finding your gardening style San Pedro!