Aloha! Welcome to the Aloha Bungalow!
We are Emily + Brian Poage and we are the proud owners of The Aloha Bungalow.
Aloha means so much more than "hello" and "goodbye." Aloha is a feeling, a way of life. It means love, compassion, kindness and welcoming. We hope this is how you feel when you step into The Aloha Bungalow. Our goal is to make every customer feel like family when they come through our doors. We want them to be part of the bungalow o'hana.
Our little shop by the beach was originally built in the Summer of 1966 as an information booth for the city of Redondo Beach to promote the Hollywood Riviera. It was a wonderful summer but in 1967 the city did not know what to do with the structure. It was too beautiful to be torn down so it sat vacant for nearly thirty years before embarking on a new adventure.
A young couple named Chad and Tana Sonders approached the city in the late 1990s to open a flower shop in the little beachside shack. They created Soil Home & Garden and brought life back to the little hut in the Riviera Village. Emily's cousin, Maria Saucedo took over Soil in 2008 and continued to own and operate the little flower shop for the next ten years. After she and her husband decided to relocate to the central coast, Maria sold the business to Emily + Brian and The Aloha Bungalow was born.
The Aloha Bungalow was founded in 2018 and focuses on working with local artists and creatives in the community to showcase their amazing products in a relaxed beachy, bohemian environment. At the end of 2020, Emily + Brian expanded their little business and opened The Aloha Bungalow Leucadia in North County San Diego. This location is a unique concept with both retail and coffee in the heart of the funky beach town in Encinitas. We currently live in Carlsbad and operate both their little beach shops with gratitude and hope to continue spreading aloha throughout Southern California.
Mahalo for your support!