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