Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shopping in San Luis Obispo


I have been very late in getting through all of the photos from our little jaunt to the Central California Coast over Spring Break, but I am determined to let you all in on the fun.

San Luis Obispo, home of my Alma mater California Polytechnic University, is known for its weekly Thursday Night Farmers Market. We decided to partake of the festivities, do a little shopping, and eating! The girls were all about the shopping, and poor Tim, our very patient escort, was happy when he realized food was involved all along the way.

We stopped first at Urban Outfitters.... what better way to let our college bound teens know there is shopping outside the big city? Forget the clothes.......I had fun looking at the way this particular store was put together. The lighting on the second floor was stellar, and the stairs were a plywood phenom.....


Honestly, the rest of the boutiques were so great, I kind of forgot to take pictures. There are a LOT of great women's clothing shops in SLO town y'all!

I did stop to click a few at two very fun shops that surpassed the touristy type establishments one might expect to see. Powell's Sweet Shoppe was amazing.....


 EVERY candy known to man or woman must be in here. All of the oldies and goldies.... bubblegum cigars and cigarettes, Black Cow, Charleston Chews.....


Gelato heaven......Mascarapone Lemon Zest, Blackberry Cabernet, Honey Lavender..... 


And everything is better with bacon....Bacon Mints, Bacon Toothpicks, Bacon Drink Tabs, Bacon Lip Balm, Bacon Lolly Pops...did I forget anything?....


And then we have the Movie Candy Department....yes there are "departments" in this place.....Mike n' Ikes, Good n' Plenty, Jujubees, Dots, Milk Duds, Twizzlers...you name it. And what is playing on the Movie Screen? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory of course!....


 I am pretty sure I have never seen so many types of candy....ever.

And then we discovered Rocket Fizz Soda. Think you are the soda aficionado? Not until you have stepped into this place. It is the Smithsonian of soda......



...I had to share a few of my favorites.....Snookie's Wild Cherry, Judge Wapner Cola, and the Always "Ask for Averys" collection......


There was Pete's Pumpkin Patch Soda, Sweet Corn Soda, Nuclear Orange Bomb, Cream My People Soda....Shake real hard and open....


Lots of Blue colored pop: Goody Blue Pop, Jic Jac Blue Rasberry, Blueberry Breese, and don't forget the Toxic Slime.....


Citrus was popular....


And what life would be complete without a shot of Buffalo Wing Soda washed down with Coffee Soda, or Peanut Butter and Jelly with a Rocket Fuel chaser......


And you thought the choice was between Coke and Pepsi.....

(I did walk away with a wonderful Ginger Beer with Jasmine Tea Soda that was delicious!)

More later on the gems to be found on the Central Coast!

7 comments:

Karena said...

Katie what a great getaway!! I am after all of that yummy gelato!!

....I wanted you to know...I am featuring Anita Rivera, our Friend, Designer and Paper Artist with Castles Crowns & Cottages, & her Giveaway on my site!

xoxo
Karena
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Cara @ Live the Home Life said...

What a precious little candy store. I can't help but transform into a 12 year old version of myself every single time I step into a shop like this--minus the glasses and braces.

Thanks for sharing!

Cara

Peggy and Fritz said...

How funny - I just got back from Paso wine tasting and I'm in the process of doing my write up on the place we stayed, wineries, and a cute coffee shop we found in Templeton. We wanted to get over to SLO but didn't have time - but dying to drive over. Love the candy store. Paso has a similar one on the square. Cant wait to see what else you post.

Curtains in My Tree said...

how fun i would love to go there

Storage Sheds said...

Wow! I love the place already! Nice photos.

Desire Empire said...

This post is mouth watering
Carolyn

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