Locals Only: Laura Cunningham-Goodrow

Local artist whips up "sweet and sour" creations.

Unable to find the right decorative accents for her daughter’s room, artist Laura Cunningham-Goodrow simply designed her own. Her cheery, whimsical, personalized artwork is now produced under the Sweet and Sour Handmade Creations banner (mysweetandsour.com). With a unique visual style and several themes to choose from for children of all ages, the line goes way beyond anything you’d find in a Pottery Barn Kids catalogue.     

Places in Encinitas where she finds artistic inspiration: Anywhere along the coast, Lux Art Institute.

Favorite meal at a local restaurant: Chicken Soup Texcoco style from .

Last purchase made in Encinitas: Mini cupcakes at

Ideal Encinitas day: Start with a latte and scone at , visit with my kid, and then go watch the sunset at the beach.

Favorite civic organizations: , .

Favorite local business: .

Favorite Encinitas event:

Best thing about living in Encinitas: The relaxed atmosphere.

The one thing you’d like to change about the city: Keep it the way it is.

A place in Encinitas more locals should visit: The meditation gardens at

How would you dress up the Cardiff Kook: As the .

Best place in the city to watch the sunset:



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