Local's Guide to St. Martin

Posted on August 08, 2014 by Cyndi Berglund

The following is a list of some fun things to do in St. Martin from a local, himself. That local is perfumer and Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique owner, John Berglund. Berglund left corporate America to open a parfumerie on the beautiful island of St. Martin with his wife, Cyndi, in 2007.

While you’re on a tropical island and it’s hard not to enjoy yourself, these activities can push your enjoyment on St. Martin to a whole new level.

Fun Things to do in St. Martin

1) Take a bottle of wine and climb up to Fort St. Louis at sunset


2) Take a day sail around the island, stopping to snorkel along the way


3) People watching at Orient Beach


4) Be a tourist and shop Front Street in Philipsburg


5) Spend an evening in Maho eating and listening to entertainment


6) Dining anywhere in Grand Case


7) Watching planes land at Maho


8) Walking out to the dock in Grand Case to check on the local fishermen


9) Making a custom fragrance at Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique

If you're in St. Martin, you must stop at Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique for an unbelievable and unique experience!   Visit www.tijon.com for more information.

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Shop 'till you drop

Posted on December 15, 2013 by Rachelle Crumrine

Still trying to finishing your Christmas shopping before the holiday sneaks up on you? Why not skip the crowds at the mall for a more personal shopping experience here in La Jolla? With numerous boutiques that offer everything from clothing to toys to home goods, the streets of La Jolla make for a perfect shopping destination.


There’s something for everyone here, with options for a wide range of budgets and demographics. For fine women’s apparel, visit Sigi’s on Girard Ave. or grab a memento at La Jolla Cove Gifts, also on Girard Ave. National brands are also readily available for shoppers, including designer powerhouses such as Banana Republic, Kate Spade and Lululemon.


For those looking for something in particular, there are plenty of specialty stores scattered throughout La Jolla. Warwick’s is the top stationary and bookstore in the area, The Ascot Shop is a perfect stop for fashionable men, and Tijon has everything covered when it comes to unique local gifts and smelling good.


Tijon’s boutique, located at 7853 Herschel Ave., offers perfumes, lotions, oils, candles, accessories and more made in its on-site labratory. Made with only the best ingredients, the soaps, lotions and oils not only give off an outstanding aroma but also are aesthetically pleasing with simple contemporary bottle designs that won’t break your budget.  With their 18 signature fragrances, only blocks from the famous La Jolla cove, Tijon makes for a perfect stop for your holiday gifts. 

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