Teeter is not just a store, it is a lifestyle

by Red Lotus Mama on October 30, 2014 · 0 comments

in San Diego, Shopping

I used to have a job at a corporate company before I made the decision to pursue my dream career as a yoga teacher. It isn’t as financially lucrative (yet!), but my work hours are flexible, there is a lot less stress and I am physically healthier. Overall, I am a much happier person which makes me a much better mom.

More and more of my friends are making the change of leaving their corporate jobs to follow their dreams. It is scary, but incredibly rewarding. My friend Keely made the choice to leave her job in the fashion industry to open up her own lifestyle shop called Teeter.


In July this year, Keely opened her lifestyle shop on Niagara Avenue in Ocean Beach. Located only a few blocks from the beach and close to the bars, restaurants and shops. I love the space and feel of the store from the art hanging on the walls to the open truss ceiling.

A photo posted by Nicole Kempka (@redlotusmama) on

The store features modern home furnishings, art, paper goods, and jewelry. You can also find great gifts for everyone in your life like plants, children’s toys, candles and more. What is really special about the products is most of them are handmade by local artists. There are so many things I wanted to get, but here are some of my favorites …

Pied Piper Crafting Kits
Last summer my daughter went to the Carlsbad Art Farm. One of the crafts the older kids did was make fairy houses out of sticks, leaves and whatever else they could find then left them in the woods for the fairies to find. It was so charming! These Pied Piper Crafting Kits reminds me of that. There is a Fairy House Making Kit and a Pocket Fairy Kit. If you have kids who are not into fairies, there is also a Pirate Map Making Kit and a Sail Boat Building Kit.

Kids toys at Teeter

My parents recently started collecting air plants. They have been creative by putting them in large shells and glass containers, but we have only so much shelf space. At first the Airplantman Frame didn’t look like much, but once the plants were mounted it became living art! The frames are made of 100% recyclable materials and an eco-friendly powder coat finish. Additionally, a portion of profits gets donated to airplant eco-system protection.

Airplantman frame from Teeter

Modernist earrings
I prefer simple, but unique jewelry. Keely was wearing these sterling silver horseshoe earrings by Modernist when I visited her store and I fell in love with them! All Modernist earrings are handmade or curated by Desi McKinnon in San Diego.

Modernist earrings at Teeter

Keely wants her shop to become a place for people to enjoy spending time in along with finding that perfect item for themselves or a friend. Recently in the store she hosted a evening of yoga and sound healing, a candle making workshop and an art showing. You can like the Teeter Facebook page to find out what other in store events will be coming up.

Visit Teeter at 5032 Niagra Ave., San Diego, CA 92107. You can also follow the store on Instagram and Pinterest.


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