New Gift Shop ‘Hi Sweetheart’ Pops Into La Jolla

hisweets1Find the perfect souvenir, unique birthday present and even something for yourself at a new gift shop in La Jolla. Hi Sweetheart offers unique and modern gifts for special events, holidays, home decor and just because! Located on Ivanhoe Street and next door to Mary’s English Kitchen. Hi Sweetheart will open its doors for a soft opening just in time St. Patrick’s Day. Keep reading for a chance to win a La Jolla novelty coffee cup!

hisweets4Owner Molly Cygan Rossettie is a southern California native. She grew up in Orange County then moved to New York and ended up in Philadelphia where she owned her first gift shop. After being a little homesick, the timing was just right when her husband gained his first year residency at UC San Diego. She packed up her things, moved across the country and now calls La Jolla home.

hisweets2Molly was an art history major in college and explained why she opened her first store, “It taps into my creative side and also my organizational side. It sort of fulfills different parts of my life.” After she decided to make the move to San Diego, she was wondering about a store name and turned to her parents and cellphone for inspiration. “I was deleting messages from my phone and it was my mom saying ‘oh hi sweetheart.’ After every few seconds it was another message saying ‘hi sweetheart,'” said Molly. Then the name of her store just clicked and said, “It’s like paying homage to her parents.”

SDbeachbagHi Sweetheart carries stationery, jewelry, home decor, tabletop, books, kitchen goodies, children’s items and more featuring brands from Los Angeles and Newport Beach.Come support this local business starting at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 17. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on most days with an occasional closed day on Sunday or Monday. A grand opening will be scheduled in the late spring. La Jolla Blue Book will have all of the details so stay tuned!

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Christine Domingo
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