I’m Going Back to Cali, in Carlsbad CA

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

I’m Going Back to Cali, in Carlsbad CA


Back to Cali store in Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad CABack to Cali is a very cool shop in the Village Faire Shopping Center in the heart of Carlsbad Village, at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and the Coast Road/101/Carlsbad Boulevard.


I had a chance to visit today and spent some time talking with the very charming owner, David Addy, who reflects on his sentiment, and that of many others who have visited our area, of wanting to go back to Cali. Thus a dream became a reality.


David Addy, who hails from Germany originally, enthusiastically shares his story about getting started with this wonderful store featuring apparel, collectibles, souvenirs and so much more reflecting the California and Carlsbad life style – surfing, swimming, biking and more. The original, a Back to Cali kiosk at the Premium Outlets Mall, was hugely successfully, prompting him to open the Carlsbad Village Back to Cali store.


David Addy, Owner of Back to Cali in Carlsbad CALocals and visitors alike will readily find something here to enjoy or share - a reminder of a memorable visit, a desire to go Back to Cali, or as a keepsake representing the wonderful community in which they live.


You’ll get a more complete picture of all that Back to Cali offers in the slide show below.


Be sure to check out the Back to Cali Facebook page and stop by their website which is still under development.


You will soon be able to order from the Back to Cali website, but the EBAY Back to Cali store offers a nice range of their popular sweatshirts (both California and Back to Cali-themed).


Next time you are in town, stop by Back to Cali and take home a memory of Carlsbad CA!


Back to Cali

Village Faire Shopping Center

300 Carlsbad Village Drive #107 (by the Mediterranean Café)

(858) 848-5509


Comments (11)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff what a great shout out, next time Diane and I are in the area we will have to stop in to Back to Cali, and to boot he is from Germany: Schprechen Sie Deutsch?:))Endre

Dec 11, 2014 02:44 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I suspect he does! He is very charming and it's a cool store with a great theme!


Dec 11, 2014 02:54 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Jeff,

I love your introduction to David Addy and his store "Back to Cali" to those of us who don't know about it and a reminder to those who do to stop by!  I agree Jeff Dowler CRS it looks like a cool store with a great theme!

Dec 11, 2014 08:45 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Jeff. What a terrific shout out for your local shop, Back to Cali.

Dec 11, 2014 10:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks, Dorie. He called me, having seen my blog, and asked about how he could get featured, too. Very cool. Plus it's a neat story and a cool store.

Sheila - and it is well worth a visit.


Dec 11, 2014 11:07 PM
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

We should support local businesses. He looks like a good guy. Thanks for sharing Jeff.

Dec 12, 2014 12:12 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

What a cool local shop!  And now I can't get L.L. Cool J out of my head.

Dec 12, 2014 03:00 AM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Jeff,

Great name for a store, the sentiment behind it is wished by many, I'm sure. I feel It's important to support your local shopkeepers by featuring them in a thoughtful post, especially the smaller mom and pop varieties. Thanks for sharing.

a hui hou,

Dec 12, 2014 05:13 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank YOU, Kimo. I have done this a number of times and in addition to getting to know people in the community and resources for buyers and sellers, it helps out small businesses with free publicity. Sometimes I also do a video


Dec 12, 2014 08:02 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks, Patty. I had a great visit and enjoyed getting some ideas for gifts, too! And yes I bought something!

Chris Ann - ha ha. I get that. For anyone who likes California and Carlsbad in particular, this is the shop for them


Dec 12, 2014 08:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff Dowler CRS what a great sounding shop, and will need to look it up when there next year!  

Dec 12, 2014 10:17 PM

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