Ab­bot Kin­ney – Venice

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Fash­ion/Art/Home Start mid-morn­ing and in­hale some sea air on this breezy walk­ing itin, about half an hour’s drive from Hol­ly­wood. Kick off at quin­tes­sen­tial Venice hotspot Gjelina at 1429 Ab­bot Kin­ney Blvd (A.K.) (see Rest/Re­laxed) for del­ish Cali eats; you’ll likely have to wait, so put your name down and take a de­tour. The Steven

Alan An­nex is at #1601 / 310 452 3413 / steve­nalan.com / for m/w ba­sics; The Mod­ern Dog at #1611 / 310 450 2275 / come-sit-stay. com / to out­fit Fido; and #1625 The Strong­hold / 310 399 7200 / to ogle jeans ga­lore. Note The Tast­ing Kitchen at #1633 (see Rest/Smart), then trace back to Gjelina and be­yond, tack­ling the east side of A.K. first. Fin­ger the trin­kets at life­style em­po­rium #1413 Milk­made / 310 581 8890 / milk­made.us / then skip down the walk­way to #1413½ Li­nus / 310 857 7777 / li­nus­bike.com / with crayon-coloured snazzy retro bikes. Burro at #1409 / 310 450 6288 / bur­rostyle.com / is a haven of style books, art prints, can­dles, jew­ellery and gifts, plus toys for tots. Cross Cal­i­for­nia and on the cor­ner is ice cream dream #1357 Salt + Straw (see Cof­fee, Cake and Sweets), then keep go­ing to #1323 Principessa / 310 450 6696 / principes­savenice.com / for girly, glo­be­trot­ter in­spired w/wear. On­wards, and spy the con­nois­seur’s java shrine In­tel­li­gentsia (see Cof­fee) at #1311, as well as hip

The Othe­room (see Bars) at #1201, handy for a crafty gar­gle later. A+R at #1121 / 800 913 0071 / aplusr­store.com / stocks witty, con­tem­po­rary house­ware, and a few shops up at #1103 is the painfully cool Blue Bot­tle Cof­fee / blue­bot­tle­cof­fee.com / try their sig­na­ture New Or­leans chicory iced blend. Oth­er­wise, u-turn at West­min­ster for the other side of the street. Ladies sashay into Heist at #1100 / 310 450 6531 / shopheist.com / to ex­change some bucks for some Euro-cen­tric bang, then pop a few doors down to #1114 Salt / 310 452 1154 / for ace, un­der­stated femme-wear. Sniff unique Strange In­vis­i­ble Per­fumes at #1138 (see Ad­vanced Shop­ping), shar­ing an ad­dress with the equally redo­lent Le Labo / 310 581 2233 / lelabofra­grances. com / then can­ter on to Per­fect Piece at #1216 / 310 581 1002 / per­fect­piece.com / crammed with old film set-wor­thy decor and bric-à-brac. A few stops up, Tor­toise and TGS at #1208 / 310 314 8448 / tor­toiselife.com / both carry cov­etable ceramics and other zen wares. Gain in­ner peace by sip­ping an or­ganic, cold-pressed elixir from #1202 Kreation Juicery / 310 314 7778. At #1316½ Huset / 424 268 4213 / huset-shop.com / has Scandi de­signer goods, and at #1342 Char­i­ots on Fire / 310 450 3088 / char­i­ot­son­fire.com / shelves cu­rated home­ware. Lo­cal shoe-ni­former TOMS is at #1334 / tomsshoes.com / and #1360

Will Leather Goods / 310 399 8700 / will­leather­goods.com / does a nice line of rus­tic made-in-Amer­ica bags and belts. Now, who needs a pam­per? Cau­dalie at #1416 / 310 450 3560 / is the leader in vinother­apy (as in vine, not vin). Or, if you’re seek­ing re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of a swim­mier sort, park at sushi spot #1432 Shima / 310 314 0882. The geek-chic Warby Parker is at #1422 / 310 280 2055 / war­by­parker.com / with fab face furny. Near­ing the end now, but power on for bio­dy­namic ca­cao lair #1629 Zen­bunni (see Stand­out Stores), #1644 Ur­banic / 310 401 0427 / ur­banic paper.com / charm­ing sta­tion­ers, and #1650 Ilan Dei / 310 729 2713 / ilan­deivenice.com / out­door life­style den. And the tro­phy for Best Shop­per goes to you, su­per­star... Now zip back to The Othe­room quick­sticks for a sun­set sip.

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