‘Tis the Season for Holiday Fun at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops & Restaurants

| December 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

For nearly 50 years, local business icon Diane Powers has been helping locals and visitors alike celebrate the holidays with her unique brand of festive flair.

A lively and colorful entry to San Diego’s Old Town community, Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops, located at 4133 Taylor Street in Old Town San Diego, have been one of San Diego’s favorite locally owned shopping destinations for decades, especially for holiday gifts. These vibrant shops overflow with treasures and fashions from around the globe.

Delicious Cooking Supplies

These days we all find ourselves spending most of our time at home – with lots of that time spent in the kitchen. When shopping at Bazaar del Mundo, you’ll find a fabulous selection of cookbooks dedicated to recipes for vegans, all things meat, vegetarians, breakfast foods and more. Alongside an array of cookbooks is an assortment of traditional Mexican spices, soup and bread mixes, sauces, salsas, preserves, jellies, dressings, and vinegars – all beautifully packaged and ready to be gifted.

Global Décor

Step into Bazaar del Mundo’s Guatemala Shop to catch a glimpse into the most vibrant of Guatemalan markets, as well as art and accessories from Central and South America. This shop also presents traditional Latin American crafts and textiles, with handmade and one-of-a-kind collectibles. In the Artes de Mexico Shop, you’ll find the best of what Mexico has to offer without leaving San Diego – including a wide selection of regional folk art, ceramics, ornaments, traditional Mexican clothing and authentic Mata Ortiz pottery. Customers can also find colorful and festive decorations such as piñatas, paper flowers and sombreros for any “fiesta!” themed celebration.

Fashion Finds

Looking for unique and colorful fashion pieces you can’t find anywhere else? This holiday season, the Bazaar del Mundo Shops are filled with new finds including women’s clothing, purses, belts, jewelry and more in the Ariana Shop. Or head to The Gallery to find exceptional pieces made by Native American and Southwestern artists, including decorated glass, wall art, and a large collection of authentic sterling silver jewelry featuring turquoise, corral, lapis and more.

Those wishing to shop from home this season may also purchase fabulous, one-of-a-kind items via Bazaar del Mundo’s Online Shop at bazaardelmundoshops.com.

Powers’ award-winning restaurant, Casa Guadalajara, located next to Bazaar del Mundo at 4105 Taylor Street, is also getting into the spirit of the season with delicious dishes that infuse traditional holiday flavors into its authentic Mexican offerings. Now available for both dine-in and take-out orders: turkey mole tamales, two handmade tamales filled with turkey, raisins, chopped pecans and apples, all topped with a mole sauce and sesame seeds.

With vibrant and spacious courtyards, the restaurant patios overflow with festive and colorful décor providing a visual feast for all, as well as ample outdoor heating and increased seating. In compliance with State guidelines, San Diego County has moved into the purple tier, limiting services to outdoor dining only and Powers is following a strict plan to provide a safe environment for her customers.

Casa Guadalajara’s holiday menu is available through the New Year. Additional dishes include green chile and cheese tamales, two handmade special casa tamales filled with Monterey jack cheese, California chiles and corn, topped with salsa verde and cheese and served with an arroz poblano and beans; and a moist chocolate lava cake filled with warm bittersweet chocolate lava, topped with Mexican chocolate ice cream and fresh whipped cream.  

Visit these two iconic San Diego small businesses for a safe and fiesta-worthy holiday experience!

Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops have been one of San Diego’s favorite locally owned shopping destinations for decades, especially for holiday gifts.

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