“Shopping at Jacqueline Kanawati’s shop is like a quickie visit to Paris. No wonder. Born in Lebanon, Kanawati moved to the City of Light at 15, and later opened a high-fashion boutique on Rue des Saints-Peres, across from Muad Frizon shoes and designer Sonia Rykiel. 

She still spends time in Paris, including five buying trips a year for reasonably prices French and Italian labels she sells at her Seal Beach store. Along with the chic little dresses she’s known for, Kanawati carries sweaters, fitted and flawy tops, slim legging and pants, and a tasteful selection of accessories - she’ll nonchalantly fashion a scarf around you like a work of art. On your way out, you’ll want to kiss her on the cheeks for working her magic on you."

-Astgik Khatchatryan,  O.C. Magazine