Hey, Day Trippers! Don’t take the easy way out and run to the mall or nearest chain store conglomerate. Let’s continue discovering the best of Temecula’s treasures…places to go, people to see, things to do…without leaving the area.
First stop on today’s tour – Korrie’s Pilates Place, just off Baxter Road in Wildomar. This month, you can get in shape and save money! The February special is a BOGO! Purchase one month of Yoga/Pilates classes and get a full month free. This is an enchanting place to get your healthy on. When you finish your class, you must experience a one-of-a-kind massage from an incredible lady and long time friend, Laurie Reynolds. Laurie is a master massage therapist specializing in the healing art of massage and essential oils. She will help soothe your cares and muscles as you find your way to a better body, mind, and spirit.
After a visit to this healthy retreat, continue to treat yourself to a little shopping. While researching an upcoming article on spring fashion, I was thrilled to find an amazing line-up of independent boutiques in the most unexpected, unassuming places around town. Let me highlight a couple of must-see shops for you! Just off Murrieta Hot Springs next to Fresh & Easy, you will find Belle Handbags & Accessories. Wow. What a darling, hidden boutique. With unique, one-of-a-kind items, don’t be fooled by the name and think that it’s just about handbags! Cute jeans, funky jewelry from local artisans or straight from Paris, a signature perfume, darling tops, AND a distinctive array of purses, clutches, and bags! Run, do not pass go, and head straight to visit Cecilia at her shop where new items arrive weekly. Another favorite little shop of mine is located on the south side of Old Town, Ritzy Ragz. Yes, a consignment store….but what a store! Prada, Chloe, and Louis Vuitton…in Temecula?!? Yep! Cute displays that are well planned out, easy to find items, and shoes galore. Find designer items that you won’t find anywhere else in town at a fraction of the cost. Plus, you can start your own account and ease your shopping guilt by making some moolah back on your gently loved items.
Last stop on our tour is The Gambling Cowboy, also located in Old Town. My husband and I recently spent a romantic evening enjoying this local, family-owned steakhouse. He had a tender filet while I enjoyed a scrumptious steak Oscar style. Here are the deals we discovered…stop in Sunday after 3pm and you can dine on prime rib for $1.00 an ounce. Unbeatable! Plus, they boast an incredible local wine menu, which always endears me and will find a special place in my heart. But, wait! There’s more. If you take in your own bottle of a local wine, NO CORKAGE FEE! Now that’s right neighborly of them.
This ends my series on discovering sparkling jewels and things to do in and around Temecula. However, this should just be the beginning of your own search for a better you, a more zenful year, and a fun-packed adventure right here at home. Get out of your routine and patronize our locally owned and operated boutiques, restaurants, spas, and wineries. It will be good for you and our community! Remember, only you can help prevent Temecula from becoming another ho-hum, cookie-cutter community.