CATALINAEXPRESS.COM 39 D iscover the sights, sounds and flavors of the Island’s history and culture during a lazy, sun-filled day of shopping in Catalina, where you’ll find unique gifts, home decor and clothing, many created by local artists and crafters. Here’s a sampling of the boutiques and shops you’ll see as you walk from the Avalon ferry terminal to the Casino. CIAO BACI Original artwork and handmade ceramics are among the treasures you’ll find in this small, upscale gift shop located one block from the ferry dock. Ciao Baci has a Mediterranean feel and also features specialty gifts, gourmet foods and accessories. 107 Pebbly Beach Rd. 310.510.9089 DEL SOL Brighten up your day and have fun in the sun with Del Sol’s color-changing shirts, nail polish, sunglasses, hats and jewelry. Del Sol’s color-changing products transform to vivid colors with sun exposure and return to their original color indoors. 621 Crescent Ave. 562.361.7843 Catalina-Island THE STEAMER TRUNK Island favorites, including decorated tiles and home decor, are popular finds at this upscale gift shop. The name Steamer Trunk comes from the SS Catalina, known as the Great White Steamer, which brought tourists to Catalina from 1924–1975. 605 Crescent Ave. 310.510.2600 ISLAND THREADZ Shirts, cards and souvenirs with an island flair can be found at Island Threadz. In addition to Catalina Ts, you’ll find clothing in heavier- weight cotton and other fabrics. Also, a large selection of hats, and if you’re a Cubs fan, this is a stop to pick up all your Cubs gear. 601 Crescent Ave. 310.510.2433 Shopping FOR CULTURAL TREASURES Shop Avalon Catalina Gear