Thursday, July 15, 2010


That is the english translation for PERGOLINA,

it might be small in scale but it is big in soul! 

 In Toulca Lake, Ca. there has been a family store

in this location for 48 years.  It started as


a husband and wife team who carved out

a nice loyal flower business.  Twenty-eight years

into it their daughtet Paulana decided to join the

team and spice it up a bit with the things she loved.

Anthony and Rose retired along the way and  the

name changed and the look was totally Paulana.

A gift and garden boutique that boasts a delicious range of

international products A hidden gem that redefines gift store

chic with a modern European flare.  I will take you for a tour

She excells at unique and different ways to display

and always changing.  One week these

pajamas and a week later she had

changed it to SCENTS AND FEEL towels and tablecloth

A ordinary ladder does not look ordinary here.

There is a large wood and glass jewelry case that I

should have taken a picture of, but I guess I

was more focused at what was in it.


Now everything is displayed on old books, next

time it might be old maps

I love when someone can take something

and use it fo something entirely different than it

was intended like this vintage bottle holder.

At Christmas she dressed these beautiful ladies

in fabulous customs

Beautiful hand painted masks from Italy

A small select collection of French linen dresses, tops

and sweaters.  That navy and white stripe piece in the

middle of the rack came home with me.

The talent does not stop with Paulana, her husband

STEVE CUCCINELLO is a designer and contractor

of fabulous kitchens


  1. I love PERGOLINA! Just when you think that it's all been said in L.A. you find a jewel that is new like this one. Can't wait to explore and find something wonderful to bring home. Thanks for the review. This place is a treasure. Valeria

  2. This is a beautiful store! The displays are so unique. Great post Sally!

  3. What a FABULOUS little shop!!! J'adore little shops!!!