Where to find new inspiration on home and garden furnishings? Encinitas-based Gardenology recently opened its second location at Westcliff Court in Newport Beach in the former Les Interieurs spot. It's all about bringing the inside out and the outside in.
The comfortable and relaxed store is owned by Lili McIntire, who revels in finding unique vendors (mostly from California) and always in the U.S. She sources out small creative artisans who make vintage tile picture frames, hand-poured custom scented candles, vintage brick molds and hard-to-find lighting.
At Gardenology, you can stop in for great gifts: a vintage pot, a faux plant, a diffuser bottle and scent that suits your style from the Archipelago Fragrance Bar, or a humorous "Everything You Can Do in the Garden Without Actually Gardening" book. Or you can choose from custom furniture, Italian dishes, original art and linens. There's also design services, and Gardenology is open to the trade.