1. For Real Surreal Club Candles on sale!

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    For Real Surreal Club is moving  to the Pacific Northwest!

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    We are sad to see them go but excited for their new life on the left coast!


    Black Cedar Obelisk Crystal Candle


    To celebrate their transition we are having a sale on crystal candles. Marked down from $13.00 to $11.00!


    Purple Pyramid Lavender Candle


    Perfect for those late night invocations, yoga meditations, or to set an esoteric ambiance, For Real Surreal Club has produced a dazzling spectrum of candles.


    Peppermint selenite crystal candle

    Cast from molds produced from genuine crystals such as selenite and quartz and gently scented with quality essential oils, these are an excellent embellishment to any space.

    They may be found at the Artisan Boutique.

  2. Step into the Surreal Clubhouse

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    Artisan Boutique is home to a mysterious phenomenon from another dimension: Candles simultaneously real and surreal which invigorate the senses with transformative energies.


     Aurora Falls Candle, naturally colored and infused with peppermint essential oil

    For Real Surreal Club was founded by Masha Fikhman and Michael Koehler. Together they specialize in astral archeology. Ever on the search for elusive relics and mysterious fossils, they travel far and wide across the multiverse on their mystic quest.


    Black Magic Mountain Candle, naturally colored and infused with Cedarwood essential oil

    Through these relics they hope to give others a glimpse into the eye of the cosmos and its myriad manifestations. Join us on a dreamlike expedition into the unknown, the strange, and the surreal.


     Full Moon Lagoon candle, naturally whitened and infused with Lemongrass essential oil

    All of the candles are made of pure beeswax and fragrant essential oils. Bees are sacred creatures of the sun, who produce incorruptible honey, the food of the gods. Honey is used for many things including the making of mead, the sacrament of elder deities. Beeswax also contains these mystic properties, and is considered a most pure substance for the creation of candles for this reason. Essential oils are often used for their healing, therapeutic effects as well as for their applications in spellcraft of witches.


     Lava Labyrinth candle, naturally reddened and infused with Geranium essential oil

    These candles are cast from molds created from genuine crystals, and come in a rainbow spectrum, perfect for late night magical rites. Artisan Gallery has a variety of them available for perusal while you imbibe the deep dark forces of gourmet coffee.tumblr_o18337SaoO1uqg7cuo1_1280







  3. Tatiana’s Threads

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    Artisan Boutique is elated to have another installment of gorgeous lingerie from Tatiana’s threads on our shelves. From a small workshop in San Diego all the way to the Steel City comes a touch of eros to brighten our days


    Tatiana was born and raised in Novosibirsk, Russia in a family of scientists. Unlike her parents and siblings, she was drawn to the arts since early childhood. As she grew, she studied music, theater and dance. Her interest in fashion began as she watched her mother design and sew clothes for her family with a personal, creative touch.
    She started making lingerie out of curiosity and a desire to make beautiful little things for women. Now her pastime has become her passion, a full time job which allows her to support herself and her adorable 4 month old daughter.
    After graduating from Novosibirsk State University, Tatiana moved to San Diego to continue her education. Enthusiastic about her studies, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design. In 2012, Tatiana’s Threads was launched. A clothing line of lingerie and lingerie inspired apparel, Tatiana works with delicate materials to create elegant garments for women to celebrate their beauty in.
    She loves to combine textures and patterns and experiments regularly with shapes and silhouettes.
    Her lingerie is feminine and aesthetically pleasing, with great attention to detail and a gentle breath of european refinement.
     “I care a lot about women. Being one myself, I know how important it is to light our lives with little trifles for ourselves which make our lives a little happier every day.”
    Tatiana’s pieces are truly elegant and very comfortable as well, in a timeless style with nods to vintage sensibilities.
    Her skillfully made underthings have proven to be very popular at the boutique! We can barely keep them on the shelves. We are proud to have her delightful creations on hand for women in sizes ranging from prettily petite to deliciously voluptuous.
    Please do feel free to come to Artisan Boutique at your leisure to peruse these sensuous offerings. We look forward to seeing you soon.