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The Basket Corner Will Be Exhibiting at the Fall Bridal Bazaar—Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center, Hall H

September 2019

It’s wedding season and The Basket Corner is excited to be exhibiting at San Diego’s Fall Bridal Bazaar on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The Fall Bridal Bazaar will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, Hall H, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us to learn more about our favorite items for wedding centerpieces, party favors, gift ideas and more. We will be offering samples at our booth and one lucky participant will receive a Bridal Bazaar event giveaway!

For free tickets to the event, visit www.bridalbazaar.com. Go to, “purchase tickets” and fill out the form. Enter the promo code BBBasket when prompted.

Book your free consultation at the event to receive a special wedding day promotion. Every wedding order can be customized to your event colors, theme and preferences. We also offer custom ribbon printing. 

The Basket Corner is committed to using locally sourced products and to supporting small business organizations in the San Diego community and beyond. This family owned-and-operated factory boutique—located at 1181 Pioneer Way, El Cajon, CA 92020—gives back to the community by donating a portion of their proceeds to the Autism Tree Project Foundation. 

“Visit our booth at the Fall Bridal Bazaar to learn more about how we can help you celebrate your wedding day. We offer many modern and elegant centerpiece and gift ideas. Plus, we can customize any order to your wedding theme and colors. Every wedding basket is crafted like our first one—with care and with quality ingredients. It’s how we have become known as the ‘Wedding Basket Crafter for Your Happily Ever After’.” Christen Kugener, co-owner of Le The Basket Corner and Le Caramel.

Free wedding consultations can be booked directly at the Fall Bridal Bazaar’s event booth, or by contacting Christen and Vincent Kugener at gifts@thebasketcorner.com; phone: 619.562.0713.

Event information appears on The Basket Corner’s website: www.thebasketcorner.com. Whether this is your first bridal show or one of many, we look forward to welcoming you at The Basket Corner’s booth for the upcoming Fall Bridal Bazaar, being held at the San Diego Convention Center, Hall H, on Sunday, September 15, 2019 in San Diego, C.A.

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Le Caramel and the 20th Anniversary of The Basket Corner—Two Local San Diego Businesses

May 2019

Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Le Caramel and the 20th anniversary of The Basket Corner on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 12:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. The factory boutique is located at 1181 Pioneer Way, El Cajon, C.A. 92020.


“My husband and I, along with our two children, attended one of their open days. It was A-mazing! The owners and their employees were all so friendly and knowledgeable. We tasted some caramel… and then bought way more than I care to admit. I now have a small stock of caramel bags in our home to give as a token thank-you or as a part of a larger gift. Highly recommended!” Elissa S.


At its inception ten years ago, Le Caramel was a novel, small San Diego business operating with one product— traditional French sea salt caramel cream. Husband and wife team, Vincent and Christen Kugener, brought their awarding-winning caramel recipe to San Diego from France. They spent a year of studying, training and producing caramel under the renowned caramel-maker, Daniel Palix. Ten years later, they have 18 different products (in seven different delicious flavors) and have added six staff members. They also purchased a local gift company, The Basket Corner, in 2018.


Committed to using locally sourced products, and supporting organizations in the San Diego community, Le Caramel and The Basket Corner give a portion of their proceeds on each sale of Autism Awareness sea salt caramel candies to the Autism Tree Partnership Foundation.


“Come and celebrate the first decade of Le Caramel with our team. These past ten years have been fantastic. We have grown from a tiny ‘mom and pop’ local San Diego business selling to street fairs, to a familyowned factory, producing and selling 400 tons of caramel a year. We still craft every batch like our first one—with care and with quality ingredients. We would like to sincerely thank the community that has supported us for all of these years.” Christen Kugener, co-owner of Le Caramel and The Basket Corner.

Tours of the factory and caramel-making classes are available to larger groups. Contact Christen and Vincent Kugener at info@le-caramel.com; 619.562.0713 to learn more.


Event information appears on Le Caramel’s website: www.le-caramel.com and can be shared by contacting Christen and Vincent Kugener: info@le-caramel.com; 619.562.0713. Whether this is your first, 10th or 20th year celebrating, we look forward to welcoming you at Le Caramel’s and The Basket Corner’s anniversary celebrations being held May 17, 2019 in El Cajon, C.A