Our Story

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Aurelia and her poodle Baby

Aurelia's Boutique is lovingly curated by owner and founder Aurelia Vrandecic. As a young girl she loved to watch her mother sewing beautiful handmade women’s clothing and accessories. After a 22-year career as a university professor, Aurelia returned to her love of fashion. She showed two collections in Paris that were met with great success.

Today, Aurelia lives and works in one of California's most unique artists' colonies, Pacific Grove, and she is absolutely enchanted by all the incredible talent to be found in the quaint town.  Aurelia offers this website and the brick-and-mortar store to give these talented artists a place to sell their work along side her own unique creations. 

Aurelia hosts an inspirational selection of California artists and craftspeople. Here are some of their stories:

Paulette Etchart

is an artist with a special attraction to the beauty of the California coast. Pacific Grove and Monterey are two of her favorite places to be and to paint! These areas afford a stunning backdrop for much of her work. With an eye for both the stark beauty of the west and the lush wonders of the California coast, Paulette’s use of color is both stunning and unique.

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Lily Campos

is a Glass Artist who is inspired by the beauty of Monterey County.  Her use of dynamic colors and shapes, cut from iridescent, transparent, and opaque glass reflect the essence of Monterey Bay Area—from the mysteries of the bay to the busy streets—using layering techniques to create 3d effects in her glass sculptures and jewelry.