We LOVE Riverside’s Local Shops!

Heart RaincrossHappy Valentine’s Day!  If you’re looking for a last minute Valentine’s gift, fear not.  Another LOVE we have for Riverside are all of the great local shops in town.  We, along with the City, like to Shop Riverside and keep our spending local.  There are some wonderful local shops that we always look forward to visiting.

Downtown on Main Street is always a fabulous place to go when you’re looking for gifts of any kind.  One of our favorites along Main is Mrs. Tiggy Winkles.  Just peeking in the window gives you a great idea as to all the wonderful treasures that are inside.  The proprietress,  Cee Ann Thiel, always has the BEST Valentine trinkets and gifts.

A wonderful selection of Valentine cards, gifts, and trinkets!

A wonderful selection of Valentine cards, gifts, and trinkets!

The store is on Main street between 6th Street and Mission Inn.

Raincross Pendant

Mardon’s is the best place to find Riverside Raincross Jewelery.

While you’re on Main Street, and you still haven’t found that wonderful gift, try Mardon Jewelers.  They are a family owned fine jewelery store on the Mission Inn of Main Street.  Originally opened in 1961 by Marilyn & Don Harris (see the name there?), this store has been a staple for fabulous jewelry in Riverside ever since.  The current owners,  Jim & Kaye Sweaney have owned the business since 1999 and have kept this local treasure a family owned business.

Our next favorite hang out is the newly opened, Cellar Door Books in the Canyon Crest Town Center.

We welcome a local bookseller to the Canyon Crest Towncenter!

We welcome a local bookseller to the Canyon Crest Towncenter!

We are sooooo excited to see this new bookseller join the Canyon Crest location!  We were faithful customers at Imagine That! and have missed them dearly.  The Cellar Door Books store, is Imagine that plus. They have adult selections as well as fiction and have just started some great programs for youth and adult reading groups.  We featured them in our recent newsletter focusing on some of the Gluck Fellowship events they are hosting.  Stop by when you have a chance!

Simple Simon's, delicious cakes, bread & sandwiches.

Simple Simon’s,  cakes, bread & sandwiches.

Jammin' Bread's eclectic interior is just part of it's charm!

Jammin’ Bread’s eclectic interior is just part of it’s charm!

Last but not least, if you need some sweets from a local shop, we have two favorites in town.  One in Downtown, and one in Canyon Crest.  Our Downtown bakery is Simple Simon’s on the Main street mall.  They are the best place for everything baked downtown.   When you’re done shopping at Mrs. Tiggy Winkles stop by for their famous shortbread jam filled hearts, or the infamous espresso chocolate hearts.  If you’re up by the Cellar Door Bookstore, head into Jammn’ Bread for their great lemon bars and cupcakes.  Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day shopping local!


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