You’re 20, and your “Say Anything” hunky (you realize now) boyfriend is down on one knee (shoulder laden with required boombox) speechless with fright and passion, giving you your very first diamond, albeit a TINY diamond, but a diamond nonetheless and you thought the world would end with such happiness. That’s what this gem of a store is, nestled on PCH in Laguna Beach across the Surf and Sand, Taryn Michelle Boutique is a teeny-tiny beautiful little cottage of sexy happiness, and you will think the world will end with happiness when you enter. Never mind the super-cute gift items: Local brand Makana candles in the delectable heaven-scented Coconut milk vanilla (two sizes at $12 and $26), or the feminine with a bit of edge bracelets from Marit Rae at $64, or Kithi brand “river beads” from South Africa adorned words so beachy and sweet at $28. There’s some serious fashion here, simple but flattering, and some of the luscious brands are exclusive to the area: Lanston drapey pieces with prices within the $80-170 range and Krisa (sister brand to Lanston) with beach staple linen drawstring pant at $110.
Also exclusive are Susan Monaco dresses and tops, beautiful with simplicity in supplex which is an amazingly flattering fabric while being “sturdy” enough to hide figure flaws. The bonus is these pieces are great for travel – if you lose your luggage and wake up the next morning still wearing your comfy but cute Susan Monaco you’ll STILL look fresh as a daisy!
360 Cashmere is another exclusive brand to Taryn Michelle Boutique, with its feather-light simply fashion forward must-have pieces in the $200-300 range.
Also featured at Taryn Michelle Boutique is Only Hearts lingerie, very simple but lacey underwear basics – way cuter than comfy granny panties and much more comfortable! Also find the elusive top-of-the trend Tkee flip flops at $48.
Taryn Freeman, owner of Taryn Michelle Boutique describes the store as “luxury basics for life at the beach”. Very simple in design and color, no trendy prints, just basics that will make you feel pretty, young and fit! Open for 7 months, they’re going to be a part of the “December Art Walk in Laguna” on December 1, between 6-9pm, serving food, drink and fun! Drop by and check out this gem from Laguna…
Taryn Michelle Boutique, 1500 South Coast Highway (and Calliope), Laguna Beach, across from the Surf and Sand. 949-354-3735, www.tarynmichelleboutique.com . Like them on Facebook!