Artelexia: Delightful Mexican Gift Shop in North Park

Artelexia 2

I started following Artelexia on instagram a couple of months ago when searching the social media site for cool murals in San Diego. At the time, what is now a large, beautiful, inspiring mural on their south exterior wall was being painted. I loved seeing updates over the course of the week, and hurried to go visit the shop in person after it was done.

Artelexia 3

I could not have been more impressed with the design of the shop, variety and quantity of items for sale, and friendliness of the owner, Elexia. In addition to home goods sourced throughout Mexico, gifts, toys, and books, there is also a freezer filled with paletas (so much better than a regular popsicle) and a DIY piñata station you can book ahead of time. I wanted to take one of everything home—especially ceramic planters to redo my patio and this book (below), Casa Mexico… would make a great gift for a design-minded travel blogger in your life. Wink.

Artelexia 5

Channin Fulton, the artist of the mural outside, also painted the “Love Yourself” mural of Frida Kahlo inside. This photo does not do it justice—the color vibrancy or the sheer size. This shop is a must-visit if you are visiting San Diego (or especially if you live here). It is located one block south of University in the heart of North Park.

Artelexia 1

Artelexia | facebook | instagram
3803 Ray Street, San Diego, CA 92101


4 thoughts on “Artelexia: Delightful Mexican Gift Shop in North Park


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s