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Melissa Ann Torres, a 25-year resident of San Diego, first began crafting soap in 2004. She began selling her soaps and other gifts at craft shows and San Diego farmers markets in Ocean Beach, Chula Vista, downtown, Eastlake, Scripps Ranch, and later in Hillcrest. It was in 2011 that she realized that there was a need for more locally handcrafted souvenirs. That's when Melissa had the idea to create “essences” of San Diego and came up with the themed soaps named after various areas of the city. She decided on the name Ann San Diego, and began selling wholesale to gift shops and has continued to do so while making and packaging all of her soaps at home.
For questions or wholesale information, send email to melissa@annsandiego.com

Ann San Diego soaps can also be found at the following locations, although not all stores carry the whole line of soaps.

Destination City Gifts
857 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (Seaport Village location #53)
Captain's Cove 851 West Harbor Drive, suite C, San Diego CA 92101 (Seaport Village)
Balboa Park Visitor Center Gift Shop 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Toby's Candle and Soap Shop
2645 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA 92110 (Old Town State Historic Park)
Ace Hardware Hillcrest 1003 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
The Library Shop 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 (downtown central library)

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