Mid-Century Furny/Design If you’re looking to stock up on vintage furniture and a dash o’ fash, then you’ll love this itin. Avoid Sun and begin at the cnr of Beverly Blvd and N Orlando Ave, driving east away from the monstrous Beverly Center. Make like an Angeleno and down a wheatgrass shot at Beverly Hills Juice / 8382 Beverly Blvd / 323 655 8300 / beverlyhillsjuice.com / next to The Detox
Market’s / thedetoxmarket.com / eco-luxe bath and beauty loot, with organic perfumes from Paris’ Honoré des Prés and Japanese matcha green tea. Back in the car, zip past Edinburgh to Modern One at #7956 / 323 651 5082 / modern1.com / for C.20th high-style interiors, then nip along to Twenty Gauge’s flagship Style de Vie at #7926 / 323 692 1400 / twentygauge. com / with upcycled restor-ation projects. Hop a few doors further to #7918 Empiric / 323 634 7323 / empiricstudio.com / filled with eclectic home objects. Whizz up, passing Fairfax to
Eccola at #7408 / 323 932 9922 / eccolaimports.com / home of outstanding Italian repro and contempo decor by the likes of Gio Ponti, next door to Twentieth at #7470 / 323 904 1200 / twentieth.net / a sharply-curated design gallery. Modernica at #7366 / 323 933 0383 / modernica.net / has Nelson lamps and custom Eames repros, while Gibson at #7350 (cnr Fuller) / 323 934 4248 / garygibson.com / is a mod trove of curiosities. If you’re hot, cool down with some creamy balls at ice-cream shop #7290 Milk / 323 939 6455 / themilkshop.com / before continuing to #7282, where pooch-kitsch Fifi & Romeo / 323 859 7215 / fifiandromeo.com / will have Lulu red carpet-ready for the Canines Film Festival. Bow wow. Don’t miss the loft-chic #7266
Bourgeois Boheme / 323 936 7507 / bobointeriors.com / and Mister Freedom ahead at #7161 / 323 653 2014 / misterfreedom. com / if Steinbeck country luxury and repurposed fabrics tug on your heartstrings. Otherwise, push up to Alta Vista, u-turn, and get your teeth into the other side of Beverly. First, you’ll pass lip-smacking Angelini Osteria at #7313 (see Rest/Smart), before Alexander Ferucci’s objets d’art and design at #7385 / 323 927 4529. Continue, and Lucky Scent Bar at #7405 / 323 782 8300 / luckyscent.com / has a cornucopia of whiffs both cult and classic, with harder-to-find labels like Florence’s Santa Maria Novella and sultry French fragrance king Serge Lutens. Find the earthy, made-in-Cali Heath Ceramics (see Adv. Shopping) at #7525, and Re-Mix Vintage Shoes at #7607 / 323 936 6210 / remixvintageshoes.com / for kicks. Note the
Cocktail Lab at #7605½ / 323 591 1664 / thecocktaillabla. com / with its extensive bottle library, and super-hip taco spot
Escuela Taqueria at #7615 (see Rest/Relaxed). About seven blocks on, past Hayworth, is Sam Kaufman at #7965 / 323 857 1965 / with a trove of rare C.20th decorative arts and design. Then, Inheritance at #8055 / 323 658 6756 / inheritanceshop. com / has quirky, nostalgic decor n’ gifts, and Emmerson
Troop at #8111 / 323 653 9763 / emmersontroop.com / has period furny plus in-house creations. Jump back in the car and on to the massive International Silks & Woolens warehouse at #8347 / 323 653 6453 / internationalsilks.com / with 14,000 sq ft of dress fabrics. Whatta whopper! Finally, exit right and scamper on to King’s Road Café at #8361 (see Lunch) for a mighty cuppa java in the sunshine. Didn’t you do well?