Costa Mesa, CA and online
Fleur de Lys Mercantile & Culinary Notions is the neighborhood general store with an urban twist. The 3,000 square foot store features a fully functional state of the art kitchen to host cooking demonstrations. The store offers a thoughtful and eclectic selection of gifts, apothecary goods, home essentials, table top, culinary gadgets, and so much more!
Fleur De Lys is a boutique where you are bound to find a perfect gift for someone and it is hard to leave without a gift for yourself too! Founded in 2004, the shop is filled with unique finds ranging from modern to traditional. While curating the shop collection, the owners don't believe in having set rules on style but simply select items that inspire them. Their goal is for customers to fill their home with the things they love.The shop carries items for every room in the house ranging from the living room to the home office and even the laundry room. The shop expanded in 2008 to feature a full kitchen for cooking demonstrations and added to their vast inventory of kitchenware including brands such as Joseph Joseph, La Cucina, and Koziol as well as specialty food items to round out your cooking needs.
The owners are heavily involved in their community and the most recent edition to their store is a monthly window display featuring a new local charity. The program is called Windows to the World and the store brings awareness to the cause with one window display, as well as hosts special events in store to raise funds for the charitable oraganization.
Fleur De Lys also features a wedding and gift registry which can be filled with their wide range of gorgeous table settings. Vietri and Juliska feature prominently for their beauty and everyday practicality. You can round out your registry with one of a kind pieces from Rae Dunn Pottery or something quirky from Jonathan Adler. The shop's amazing collection of soaps and scented candles make this place a frequent stop on my shopping route when in the OC and for anyone not local they have a great online shop.
(Images: Claire Bock)