One year ago Dolcetti Boutique opened their doors in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter on 5th Avenue. Created by native San Diegan sisters Minet and Natalie Taylor, the boutique offers unique men and women’s clothing, accessories, and gifts. The name Dolcetti means “sweet little things”, a very obvious description once you step foot into this eclectic shopping destination. Dolcetti shares their location with A Style Concierge, a salon providing the latest services in hair, cosmetics, and lifestyle. Co-founders of A Style Concierge Michael Lee and Jeremy Harris complement the Taylor sisters with their endless energy. Together they have established the center of San Diego style and fashion in their bustling store, a renovated Victorian building that welcomes over 4 million Gaslamp Quarter visitors a year.
On April 8, Dolcetti celebrated their first anniversary with a fashion show and party at their beautiful building. Assisting in the gala were next-door neighbors Goorin Brothers Hat Company, Dining on 5th with Chef Marco, and U4IK Vodka and Tequila. Tunes were provided by DJ Tony Mora, and live performances were given by The Blues Wizard and his all-girl trio.
A veteran of producing fashion shows over the years, Michael Lee helped to orchestrate one of the largest shows in which he has been involved. The styling team at A Style Concierge prepared a record 20 male and female models before the night was over. The army of stylists buzzed over the models since the 4:30 call time to make sure they were ready for the 8:00 event. Another army of media coverage descended on the site at 6:30. Lights and backdrops filled the available area on the boutique’s unique rooftop space where photo shoots were conducted.
Guests arrived to an immense spread of catered food, fashionable cocktails, and trendy music — live and via DJ. The fashion show started, and the models descended the impressive dark wooden staircase in the center of the store. The models’ pink carpet route lead them through Dolcetti, out onto the 5th Avenue sidewalk, into Goorin Brothers Hat Company next door, and back. Guests and sidewalk gawkers alike were treated to Dolcetti’s latest Spring fashion offerings.
Dolcetti, congratulations on your first remarkable year. May you have continued success. Remember, sometimes it is the little things that count — the sweet little things.
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