Monthly Newsletter

October 2022

Life is gourd!

Check out the latest and see our pick of the patch.


October Spotlight

Featured Artist

Susan Marino

Attending art school from a young age, Susan Marino has always had a flair for artistic expression. While managing a restaurant in Kansas City, Marino began making jewelry and explored photography. Once the pandemic hit in 2020 she shifted her focus to painting. Her paintings feature psychedelic colors portrayed through dots or pointillism that draw your attention and catch the eye. Marino’s painting extends to furniture pieces where she uses Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® from The Abode. You can see some of these pieces in our shop and don’t miss her vibrant dot paintings next time you come by.

Featured Product

burton + BURTON®

Come see the fully stocked harvest and fall decorations from burton + BURTON®! What once started in the backroom of a wholesale florist shop has now grown to incorporate gifts and home décor available now at The Abode. With Halloween soon approaching you can decorate and stay spooky with these cutely adorned home décor and supplies. Bring the warm, cozy sensations home this fall with pumpkins, gnomes, scarecrows, and much more. Start the festivities with these exclusive seasonal products!

Featured Showroom

The Bathroom

Another original room of The Abode’s historical architecture, this room still has the same shower, bathtub, and tile since construction! We carry products commonly found in bathrooms, such as lotions, room sprays, facial oils and moisturizers, soaps, and hairbrushes. Adorned with art from some of our featured artists hangs on the walls. Treat yourself, or a loved one, to a spa-like experience with specially curated products from this room. Come by and sample some of the products and even create a personalized spa package.

Abode Favorites

Flatyz Candles

An elegant take on decorative candles, these handmade vertical flat candles feature beautiful hand-painted works of art crafted with love. These scentless, dripless, and smokeless two-wick candles brighten up any room. Each comes with an easy-to-assemble stand to display your piece of art. Perfect as a gift or for embellishing your home.

Quilling Cards

Unique, handmade greeting cards adorned with curled paper shaped into lovely images that exude a statement. Each card is masterfully made by an artisan in Vietnam. Some moments deserve an artistic expression that invokes a feeling. Come by The Abode and check out these elaborately made greeting cards suitable for all occasions.

Design Design

Add to your guest’s entertainment with these humorous cocktail napkins! These napkins showcase vintage images adding to the quip and humor. Make your next happy hour lively and amusing by adding these cocktail napkins to the mix. Give yourself a laugh by checking them out the next time you stop by The Abode.

What's Happening?

Help us win Best of SC!

Are you a fan of The Abode? Then vote for us in the 17th Annual Best of San Clemente People’s Choice Ole Awards! We appreciate our loyal customers and need your help to win the Best of SC. Thank you San Clemente!

TO VOTE: Click the "Vote Note" button below, select “At the Shops” then choose the “Best Store to Buy the Perfect Gift” category. Type in “The Abode” to vote for our store!

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Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Take part in our mini pumpkin decorating contest! To enter, decorate a mini pumpkin and bring it to The Abode by October 14th. You may purchase your own mini pumpkin or get one for free with a purchase at The Abode, while supplies last. Paint, draw, or embellish your mini pumpkin. Please no carving or puncturing. Small-sized pumpkins only, under 6 pounds. Voting will be open from October 15th-30th so stop by and vote for your favorite one!

Learn More

Annie Sloan Workshop on 10/15

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is a praised and specialized product we proudly carry at The Abode. Join us as we teach some of the basic to advanced techniques of painting furniture using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® on Saturday, October 15th from 1-4 p.m. Come learn all the best furniture painting techniques!

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Costume Party on 10/27

Dying to have fun? Come eat, drink, and be scary with us! Let your inner child dominate and dress up in your favorite costume. It’s a chance to turn the clock back a few decades and have a fun fright. We’ll have giveaways, costume contests, and treats to win! The party starts on October 27th at 6 p.m. here at The Abode!


The Art of Letting Go

To dwell and obsess over certain thoughts and behaviors is common in life. To stop the cycle and let go is often more difficult than said. Instead of resisting the negative, allow yourself to embody the season of change; let the emotions flow. Honor your body and mind and invite some nurturing love into your life. Be gentle and shift the stories you tell yourself in your mind to that of gratitude, love, and safety. The tough cycles we experience, much like in nature, are meant to be felt and respected as valid in order to restore and rejuvenate ourselves!

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The Abode

228 Avenida Del Mar

San Clemente, CA 92672

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Designed by Anne Frohlich. Written by Carly Lake.