Happy Earth Day Babes

Happy Earth Day Babes


So heres the deal babes , here at TPB we have  decided we have to do more. We’ve decided we want to give back, but we neeeeed your HELP. 

Photo taken in Armenia — Nature is the best accessory! 

Your Sisters Closet

Your Sisters Closet

Last week my sister-in-law Lidiya texted me, "Hey girl, random question...lol...you guys don't happen to have any white dresses do you?"
I responded, "Yes, of course, but only 2". After I sent her photos of the two dresses she chose one of them to wear to her last minute event. She did not need to go shopping at several location, she did not even need to try it on when she picked it up. I was a little nervous, I thought she really needed to try it on. Her words were that she trusts us and knows it will fit perfectly. After this exchange with Liydia, we realized that this is the kind of boutique we've wanted, but did not ahve the words to describe it. The best way we can describe it is in the phrase  "Your Sisters Closet".
Imagine your sisters closet being so big, filled with comfortable, sexy, unique, sexy, and many other styles and the best part being, these clothes come in ALL sizes (0-XXX) not only the 0-4 that we are all so used to seeing in every store. They are garments that are good for all occassions and seasons. These cloths are affortable and only a text message away!
So next time you wish your sisters closet was this amazing know that you can think of The Pomegranate Boutique as "Your Sisters Closet".
October 27, 2017 — Araxia Manukyan
Shop Local

Shop Local

Why shop local?

Lessons I have learned int he last few years.

In 2010 I had the privilege of interning for Susan Eggman, my professor and Stockton City Councilwoman. Susan taught me many great lessons, but one lesson I think about daily is the idea of supporting local business. She was avid local shopper and would even make sure she got gas in her neighborhood so she could support the local business. This supports not only the local business but the neighboring area because the taxes paid. She would encourage us to do the same.

Since 2010 I am I more mindful every time I am buying groceries, clothes, gas, crafts, coffee etc.In a sense by going to my neighborhood stores I feel like I am going to my neighbor. Now I see this value as being in line with the golden rule of  "loving my neighbor as myself". I used to think if I had a business I would want my neighbors to buy from me rather than a big box store…

Now, since my sister and I have started The Pomegranate Boutique this idea is coming full circle. So often we are told, you will reap what you sow… Hopefully I reap my neighbors support. I now have been supporting local, shopping local in attempts to grow local economy. This is a growing concept, but for some this concept is their livelihood. I hope to remain in my mindfulness and become more aware of my surroundings so I can support locally. This applies to all the things I love around me so they can continue to flourish. We believe in blooming where you’re planted and that is exactly what we are trying to do.

October 13, 2017 — Araxia Manukyan
Women Supporting Women

Women Supporting Women

During our Pomegranate journey we have talked about supporting other women. We've tried to think outside the box and come up with ways to help and be supportive of others. Giving back is definitely. something we like to do. We keep asking ourselves, "How? What's the best way?"
Well werecently decided that one way we can is through giving back to women in need.
Who are these women? Well we decided that there are women all around us who need support themselves or on the other hand there are women who try to fundraise and give back to a cause. So here are our three propsals.

1. Individual women who would like to make some extra cash can schedule a "party" time with us to bring their sisters, cousins, and friends to shop. We would donate 15% of the proceeds that their invites had spent to them.

2. Women who are looking for ways to fund raise for anWomen who are looking for ways to fund raise for an organization can alsoWomen who are looking for ways to fundraise for an organization can also organize a shopping event with their family and friends at the boutique and we will donate 20% of the proceeds to the organization.

3. Finally we all know someone who is struggling in her life if you would like to get women who may want to support this individual and bring them shopping in the pomegranate boutique we will give 20% to this struggling individual.

(Please share this we would love to get the word out to everyone!!)

We are so excited to create a space for beauty that is more than just skin deep!

October 04, 2017 — Araxia Manukyan
I Deserve It (Pt 2)

I Deserve It (Pt 2)

See my problem is when I'm taking care of my basic needs, I feel like I am not taking care of my childrens needs. This is the hardest mind shift for me... Now I do a lot of self-talk. I wont bore you wiht the dialouge I have with myself, to keep it short and sweet, I just tell myself "I DESERVE IT".
September 23, 2017 — Araxia Manukyan
I Deserve It (pt. 1)

I Deserve It (pt. 1)

I have a license plate that says,
"I deserve it." Given to me for my 34th birthday by my dear friend and cousin, Sara and her lovely family.
Now, for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Araxia. I am 34 years old. My partner in life is Raphael, whom I have known for more than half my life. Raph and I have a two beautiful children. George William who is 6 years old and Ani Grace who is 15 months old. I'm a 24 hour mommy and 8 hour hospice employee. So ... when do I have time to deserve anything? The answer is usually never, but for 6 years I've been on this "I deserve it" journey.
What am I deserving of?
This is the question I started asking myself after writing my masters thesis on Self Care. What is Self Care? I believe 'self care' and 'deserving' are concepts that may look different to each of us. We all deserve to take care of ourselves, to do small and big things to satisfy our hearts desires. Now the question is what are our hearts desires? The thing is in our culture we are so busy doing, working, going, studying, that we are not being. When we slow down and practice the art of being--which we all deserve to do--we then discover our hearts desires. After we have made this discovery we can then bring it into reality. Once a reality we are now taking care of our inner most being--our heart, which we all deserve to do. (FYI we are only now discovering that the heart has its own central nervous system and is not simply under the rule of the brain!)
I deserve it is the short phrase I use when I listen and discover my hearts desires. (And allow myself to take care of my self, my heart, and my desires).

Wishing you all A BLESSED day, 

Araxia Manukyan 


September 19, 2017 — Astghik Stella Manukyan
When Venice Calls

When Venice Calls

Hey PomeBombs!

The last month has been a blur.  I came back to California after years in Paris, with a dream. A dream Araxia and I had been conjuring up over the last months. We started day dreaming of a boutique.

Last month, the day before my birthday I decided LET’S DO THIS. What are we waiting for? Me? Timing? Her? The kids to grow up? A location to show up?


We decided to follow the theme of taking a step and letting the path show up. We would move one step at a time letting the signs direct our way.

Its now been three weeks and we have so many exciting things to share with you all!

We took a ‘work-ation’ (a word I am sure I did not coin, though I would like to think I did) and found ourselves having meetings with ALL the right people, in all the right places, and at the right times. We definitely believe in DIVINE timing.

Stay tuned for our launch, for fun photos for one of a kind garments and for a new kind of family. We Love each and every one of you and are SOOO GRATEFUL for all the support.

We are here to boldly love one another.


of The Pomegranate Boutique

PS thank you Cape Robbin for the most amazing shoes.

September 12, 2017 — Astghik Stella Manukyan
Open House

Open House

Hey Pomebombs!

    We’ve had so many people reach out to us and ask where are we located and when are we opening.  ❤️
We are BRAND NEW and still organizing our invetory.
We have slowly been posting a few photos showing some of the amazing garments we have. This is barely a preview. We have so many beauties to show and share with you! I love so many of them so much I want to keep all the styles 😹.
Just last week I had the pleasure of styling for a dear friend. Outfit, make-up and hair in under 45 minutes! She picked out some lovely items and saw a preview of the garmets which we can all agree are GORGEOUS.
And dont forget we are also online and ship worlwide 💌.

DRUMROLL though, because this moment is the true reason for this post:
We are excited to announce an OPEN HOUSE that will take place on August 26th from 11-5.  There will be MANY MANY fun reasons to be there, sangria and mimosas being only one 😜.

Stay tuned for our special giveaway campaign that will be happening the one week prior to the OPEN HOUSE.

We Love you ALL because we dare to.


of The Pomegranate Boutique

September 12, 2017 — Astghik Stella Manukyan