Kudos: to Kerut for polishing our Jewel:

In redesigning her stunning new boutique on Girard, La Jollan Lauren Turek (Kerut is her name spelled backward) preserved the dazzling shell mosaic at the entrance to her shop. The new distressed hardwood floors showcase the mosaic that was often undetected in the former marble floor design. Kudos to Lauren for preserving her gorgeous welcome mat at Kerut.

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