It looks like I'm sitting in someones cozy beautiful bohemian home, but I promise you it is a store, and it is even more beautiful and cozy in person.....
Surprised? I know I was when I stumbled into this cute shop called The Souk right on the corner in Manhattan beach. Sundays are perfect for afternoon strolls around this tight knit city and the surrounding shops are all within walking distance of each other but are pretty ordinary in comparison to The Souk ,which is a super bright spot in the midst of all the repetitive and obvious beach shops!
Inside, it's bright and cozy, the walls and ceilings are strewn with beautiful items for mostly your home, but also eye catching jewelry and body products. I would have to say upon walking in, what really caught my eye was the ceramic Tangine Cooking Clay Pots. They are so unusual and beautiful, I was dying for one but I literally have zero time to cook with a new baby, so I promised myself I would in 6 months! We will see! It is literally their best selling item and I can definitely see why!
Almost every one of the items in the shop is sourced from Tunisia ( A State In North Africa), The owner and her husband (who is from Tunisia) source all of their beautiful textiles and ceramics from there and honestly, they couldn't have curated a more beautiful selection of products.
I shopped around, and decided to buy The Souks Signature Line of Body Shea Butter in Sandalwood. Holy holy Shea, I could not have made a better choice, this stuff is like perfection, it goes on so smooth and smells SOOO good! You seriously have to experience it for yourself! Which is why we are stocking a limited edition of these babies in the CHNO Store! Best and easiest $19 bucks I have yet to spend! I can't stop rubbing it on my skin, and the best part is, you guessed it, it's Black owned of course and all the ingredients are natural and on point!
We snagged a limited stock of Sandalwood scents just for CHNO! If you are serious about getting your skin summer ready, this is the butter that's going to take you there. Put it on your face and body!
So if you are headed to the beach and not sure which one to choose, Manhattan beach is fantastic, not only is it a super clean beach with great surf, but you can pop into The Souk and get your house decorated beautifully! Our little CCO (Chief Cuteness Officer) loved this space, and I am so excited to grab her one of the many adorable Tunisian children's outfits when she gets a wee bit bigger! You can tell she wanted something too!
Visit them this weekend! 1201 Manhattan Ave. Manhattan Beach CA 90266
THE SOUK SHOP MANHATTAN BEACH HAS EARNED THE CHNO CERTIFICATION BADGE FOR TOP NOTCH SERVICE, PRODUCTS AND QUALITY WITH 50% OR MORE OF ITS PRODUCT FOR SALE BEING BLACK OWNED.