best of san joaquin 2011
Locally-owned shops in San Joaquin bring the ﬁnest in unique and specialty goods.
C.R. PORTER HOME DÉCOR
357 Lincoln Center, Stockton, (209) 956-9250 www.crporterhome.com
For robust, well-built, Tuscan-inspired furniture, C.R. Porter is the place. The Lincoln Center store is filled with truly beautiful home finds like Jan Barboglio wrought-iron plates and candle holders, and Sid Dickens painted wall tiles, but the furniture is the real standout. Hand-carved
wood dining tables, armoires, and bed frames are complemented by plush, luxurious couches and chaises in rich hues (think golden, plum, and evergreen). The best part is that C.R. Porter has vignettes set up with their furniture all over the store, so you can picture just what it would look like in an actual home, or get ideas for you own interior design project.
PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO FRITZ CHIN PHOTOGRAPHY
2014 Paciﬁc Ave., Stockton, (209) 943-2446 www.fritzchin.com
For any type of studio or outdoor portrait photography—families, children, pregnancy and newborns, senior portraits —Fritz Chin Photography is the go-to photographer in San Joaquin. Started in the ‘60s (they’ve been taking pictures for over forty years), Liza and Fritz Chin first operated from their Stockton home before they opened shop on the Miracle Mile. Son Arnold is now in charge, and with all digital photography, Fritz Chin also offers a mock “living room” with a large projection screen so clients can see what their images will look like on the wall before they purchase prints.
P.J. SALVAGE JAMMIES AT THEADORA
270 Lincoln Center, Stockton, (209) 474-7407 www.theadoraboutique.com
SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE
Fashionistas will find plenty to buzz about when browsing the shelves and racks of Lincoln Center’s lovely boutique, Theadora. While boasting some seriously cute accessories and clothing, it’s the specialty lingerie and loungewear that gave Theadora its start. We simply love their collection of PJ Salvage pajamas and robes. The oh-so-soft fabrics, fun prints, and meant-for-comfort designs will have you begging the question, “Is it bedtime yet?”