I’m a little bit obsessed with the arcade on South Lake Ave., mostly because it feels very European, but also because it features some adorable boutiques. Like? Tiny Universe. Guys, I just recently stumbled across this store, and let me tell you. I’m a fan. The name alone intrigues me. But the inventory, gets me the most. The small boutique is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm and sells greeting cards, various small gifts, jewelry, even food items. The shop’s window display is modern with a hipster vibe—large white letters spell out T I N Y U N I V E R S E; and displays are minimalistic, which allows the colorful goodies to speak for themselves.
There’s a lot to love about Tiny Universe. First? Their jewelry selection. Whimsical and dainty, these pieces are perfect additions to any gal’s collection. Like their confetti ring—a thin golden band with a petite “confetti” piece in the center runs for just $26; or their petal hoop earrings for $46—graceful, thin, golden hoop earrings; plus, they feature various artists, so you’ll be purchasing one-of-a-kind pieces at decent prices.
Next is their gift card collection. Bold and colorful designs with fun sayings—like, “Lucky to be Your Daughter” in golden cursive; “Go Get ‘em Tiger” with a rawring tiger illustration; and, “You’re Cray Cray But I Still Love You” in a graphic font. (Let’s be honest, we all know someone we could give that card to.)
And there’s more. Ceramic pieces; mugs; vases; prints; you name it. It’s the shop to linger in, with coffee and time to spare.
Stop by today at 380 S Lake Ave. #105 in Pasadena. http://www.tinyuniverse.com