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The Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon

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 The Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon

 

The Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon appeared on October 29, 1966. The pink lady was 60 feet tall and she was painted on the cliff above the Los Angels, California highway over night. The pink lady attracted crowds and fans from all over. It took a week and tons of paint to cover her up.

The Pink Lady was painted by Lynne Seemayer. She was a 31 year old paralegal and an artist. Seemayer, after the dust settled about her Pink Lady became a well known artist in the Los Angeles area.

Local artist Alan Casagrande has created this beautiful painting (see above) depicting the Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon. Alan’s other local artwork can be found at Coast Hwy Traders.

 

 

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Flaming Heart Sacred Heart Milagros

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Flaming Heart Sacred Heart Milagros

Traditionally Milagros are used by people to petition saints for help or protection. In many churches in Mexico , you see statues of the Virgin Mary or other saints. People pin their Milagros or miracle on these saints .

 

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Each Milagros is made for a specific purpose so their is a lot of variety. Sometimes you come across an unexpected Milagros like a car.
I think of Milagros as having dual or triple meanings, for example a car could mean you need or want a new car or your car is acting funny and you are praying for it not to break down.

The heart, flaming heart (sacred heart) could be a prayer to find love, announcing love or to heal a defective heart.

Milagros are now put on crosses, hands and Hearts for ornamental use.

Visit Coast Hwy Trader for individual Milagros and Milagros art pieces.

 

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Shop Local this Holiday Season

Shop Outside the Box this Holiday Season and support local small business!!!

 

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Coast Hwy Traders will be serving Wine and cookies daily until Christmas.

While you do your holiday shopping enjoy the goodies and festive atmosphere! Coast Hwy Traders is packed full of one of kind gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Below is just a small sampling of what you can fine. If you have any questions please feel free to call 760-944-1381

Holiday Gift Ideas from Coast Hwy Traders

 

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Great stocking Stuffers…

puzzles $5.95 and coloring books $5.00 (above)

and plush toys $8 and up (below)

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Local handmade signs of favorite surf spots….$25

 

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Handmade driftwood sign by local artist Debi….$35.00

 

 

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Charming Talismans

Fish and Coins are for prosperity
Heart of for love
Flower is for happiness
Elephant is for long life
Sun is for Health

 

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Embroidered children’s dresses from Oaxaca… $25.00

All sizes available…. So cute for holiday photos

 

 

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Inspiring signs handmade by local artist Carolyn…$42

 

 

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530 S Coast Hwy 101

Encinitas Ca

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Local Business Coast Hwy Traders is Turning 21!

 

An Iconic Downtown Business Celebrates 21 Years.

Local business Coast Hwy Traders Supports local Artists/Fair Trade

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Coast Hwy Traders is thrilled to be celebrating their 21 first birthday on Saturday, October 22 2016 at noon. We will be celebrating with Mexican Food, Music and door prizes.

Coast Hwy Traders was founded in October 1996 by owner Beverly Goodman as a venue for local artists,fun imports,and unique items. Coast Hwy Traders supports Fair trade buying and they support local charities like an orphanage in Mexico and a children’s foundation in Nepal.

Owner Beverly Goodman has been traveling to Mexico for over twenty years meeting local artists and importing their goods. She first met Moises Rodriquez when he was a young father with two small children. He was living and working in a small village outside TONALA,Mexico. Moises family counted on Bev’s visits to help support him and his family. Moises is now a well known artist. Buying from him was easy as his work is beautiful. Today his children are grown and married. Their room is now a gallery for his art. This is a story repeated many times by the unique art at Coast Hwy Traders.

Coast Hwy Traders also has the largest collection of Day of the Dead merchandise in Southern California.

 

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Artist Moises Rodriquez and his handmade pottery

 

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Importing from Mexico

Shopping in TONALA today

 

People often come in with items they bought on a trip and want to import. Well my items from my last trip are still in TJ where they have been for four weeks. What makes delays. Well there is a lot of paperwork to do. You have to have receipts for everything you buy. So all those fun one of a kind items I buy at the market in Tonala they need their own receipt. All this information then goes to a broker.

My conversation today with broker….Broker, “we need a copy of your signature.” Okay.

Second call, “You signed your name, we need it printed too”…and so it goes.

The good news is that the items will arrive this week.

 

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Keep Encinitas Cool..Shop Downtown Encinitas

 

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December started out so slow we were really worried, but by the end of the month you all came out in droves. Coast Hwy Traders will be twenty years old this October 2016. Expect a big store wide sale and party! We will keep you posted on the date and information.

For those who do not know, I am on the Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Board. We are doing our best to keep small independent retailers Downtown. We have been losing businesses due to high rent increases. We are trying to keep ahead and find new retailers. Let me know if you know anyone.

As always shop local. Keep Encinitas cool.!!

 

Bev

 

 

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Holiday Trunk Show at Coast Hwy Traders

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One Day Trunk Show at Coast Hwy Traders

December 12, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Linda Jewelry Dec 12

Come admire and shop this one-of-a-kind collection of handmade Native American-Inspired Jewelry by local artist Linda Deremo. Also showcased for this special trunk show will be a beautiful collection of Pueblo and Navajo collectible jewelry pieces just perfect for this seasons style and being on trend!

Shop local this holiday season and support small business, like Coast Hwy Traders, and support local artists!!

 

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Bracelet New Dec 12

 

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Day of the Dead Mural at Coast Hwy Traders

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On Sunday November 1st 2015 at 5:15 pm at  Coast Hwy Traders in Encinitas Ca. there will be an unveiling of a new Day of the Dead mural!!! This is the first mural of the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association’s Alley Activation Program.

We are inviting the public to come directly from the Day of the Dead Celebration held at the Encinitas Community Center to the unveiling. There will be Aztec Dancers to bless the mural, refreshments as well as a costume contests with prizes for those who come dressed in Day of the Dead dress….. including pet costumes!!!.

Bev chose artists Debi Winger and Mayra Navarro from among several artists who applied to paint a Day of the Dead mural on the back  of Coast Hwy Traders as part of the Alley Activation Program organized by the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association (formerly DEMA). The program is designed to bring more foot traffic to downtown alleys and eliminate the criminal activity that the alleys have attracted for many years. Plans include additional murals, landscaping, lighting, and improvements to the dumpster location, possibly even dumpster sharing and customized enclosures.

Volunteers helped prepared Coast Hwy Traders for the mural. Professional landscape architects Joy Lyndes and Jim Benedetti have donated design services to the project.

After the unveiling, for those of you over 21 years old, come continue the celebration at the Daley Double Saloon with specially-priced drinks.

Here is a sneak peak of the Mural…..it is going to be incredible!!!

 

 

CHT Mural

 

 

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Blue and White Mexican Pottery

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Blue and white pottery is so colorful. It is sold in markets and street stands in Mexico. Unlike Talavera, Blue and White pottery is made of porcelain. It is dishwasher and microwave safe. It costs a lot less then Talavera pottery, but I have only seen it done in the traditional blue and white. It is great for everyday use.

At Coast Hwy Traders we always have a this beautiful Blue and White Pottery. Come shop us and support local businesses!!

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Support Nepal

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Nepal had a major devastating earthquake last Saturday. You may not know that one of our vendors Deep is from Nepal. We are happy to report that is family is safe. Nepal is a very poor country , with many people struggling to survive .

Deep has a foundation (learn more here) where part of all his sales ( including those at Coast Hwy Traders ) are donated to provide pack backs filled with school supplies for needy children. If you are traveling to a third world country always bring pens and pencils for the children. I plan to give out many when I am hiking in the Atlas mountains in May.

I hope you will all donate to Nepal.

 

To donate to help the people of Nepal, please visit Deep’s charity and use the Earthquake Relief button on the top Right

 

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