There is just
something special about a craftsman’s pride in building his product that makes
it an important part of your home.
Randy Taylor, owner,
Escondido Mattress Company
watching an artist at his work is a special treat.Raul Villapando is
such an artist.He builds mattresses
from start to finish for the Escondido Mattress Company.He and owner, Randy Taylor, take great pride
in their work and in the finished product.
The Escondido Mattress Company is the type of family operation that still takes
pride in their work.Raul Villapando has been making mattresses for over 40
years.He’s been with Randy Taylor and
the Escondido Mattress Company for the past eight years.
“family.”They work closely together and
have the same dedication to fine workmanship that you expect of skilled
craftsmen.Still, they can supply
quality mattresses for most any budget, from the young married couple on a
tight budget, to those who have acquired a taste for the top of the line
mattress with the finest in quality and materials.In truth, it is said that ‘a lot of people sleep better tonight,
because of Randy Taylor and The Escondido Mattress Company.’
Company is a manufacturer of fine spring and latex mattresses. From their
small, family owned mattress factory in Escondido they produce
elegant pocket-coil and latex mattresses, -but at a fraction of the cost - and
often, of finer-quality.
and pocket-coil mattresses, provide the ultimate sleep
and are the "best sellers" from well known makers.
elegant reproductions of the same great mattresses you already know and trust,
but at a savings that will let you sleep at night.
Buying direct from
the maker gives you - the consumer, a tremendous savings advantage. You save a
bundle by avoiding costly middle-men, big store markups, and fat sales
commissions.Call The Escondido Mattress
Flying Dragon Imports
she travels around the world at least three times every year, she has a career
most of us would give our right arm for . . . and she’s got a fascinating store
with an inventory that entices the imagination.
Whether it’s totem
poles, tropical, South
clothing, unique and exotic gifts or party decorations for theme parties, Lin
Lloyd has them waiting for you at her beautiful San Marcos location, 1285 Stone Avenue.
Everytime she flies off to Bali
she returns with something different . . . unusually fine quality, hand picked
by her, not by some agent.It’s a long,
long flight each way, but it’s important to Lin that she see the merchandise
personally, that she knows the vendors, that she hand selects her items.Recently, she added women’s clothing . . .sarongs, skirts, tops . . . jewelry . . . and all she
personally selects based on style, color, and the craftsmanship of her known
and trusted vendors.
While she has some
high-end items in stock, most of her merchandise is moderately priced.In fact, she’s closing out her collection of
Balinese silver jewelry.If you hurry,
you can still take advantage of silver sale prices offered at 50% off!
Also, look for
lovely exotic wood carvings and other beautiful art.
How does someone
get into such an exotic lifestyle and business?
Lin laughs and
says, “I’ve always loved shopping and
I’ve always loved traveling.It just
seemed a natural.I started out with an
art gallery on the central coast in Oregon.We started with art imported from Peru and Mexico.The opportunity came up for me to buy out an
existing Balinese Import Store.At first
I used agents and brokers but it was important to me to get to know the vendors
. . . develop my own contacts . . . so I began to travel to Bali
myself.I now go three times a year,
February, June and September.The
vendors know me, I know them.We have a
wonderful working relationship and they will go out of their way to let me know
when they have some particularly attractive buys.”
Lin goes on to say
. . . “we’ve developed such a large
network in Bali.A number of families depend upon me for their
I ever decided to retire it would be hard because a lot of Balinese and their
families might well be out of a job.We
have that close of a relationship.We’ve
made a lot of business contacts, but those business contacts have also become
close, reliable friends.”
From totem poles to animals to birds, you’ll find it at Bali Imports!
travel, particularly the lengthy plane trips to Bali,
does.But once I get in Bali I fall in
love all over again with the country and its people. I’ve kinda
learned how to balance my life in both the East and the West.It’s a very inexpensive place to live in Bali.The weather and beaches are lovely.Still, people who think all I do is lie out
on a beach and relax are misinformed.Typically, may car picks me up at 8am . . . we travel all day visiting
vendors, families, merchandise centers, the people who have products to
offer.In the evening I have a nice meal
and then try to relax.So, I have no
complaints.I love what I do.And it pleases me so much to see our
customers who fall in love with our merchandise.It’s a labor of love.”
Bali Imports accepts Visa, Mastercard
and American Express.They are open
Tues-Saturday .Call 510.1570.Call them.Better yet, go by for a visit!