Abbot Kinney / Venice
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 sizzling Venice hotspot / 320 Sunset Ave / 310 314 0320 / gjsuta.com / or quintessential Cali sib / 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd (A.K.) (see Rest/Relaxed); you'll likely have to wait, so put your name down and take a detour. The
is at #1601 / 310 452 3413 / stevenalan.com / for m/w basics and #1625 / 310 399 7200 / to try out trig jeans galore. Note #1633 (see Rest/ Smart), then trace back to Gjelina and beyond, tackling the east side of A.K. first. Skip down the walkway to #1413½ / 310 857 7777 / linusbike.com / with snazz crayon-hued retro rides;
at #1409 / 310 450 6288 / burrostyle.com / is a haven of toys for tots plus style books, art prints, jewellery et al. Cross California and on the corner is ice-cream dream #1357
(see Coffee), or join the tribe grazing at on-trend Japanese / #1305 / 424 465 3313 / mtnvenice.com. Next up is #1323, / 310 450 6696 / principessavenice.com / for girly, globetrotter garb. Onwards, and spy the connoisseur's java shrine (see Coffee) at #1311 and veggie queen at #1205 (see lunch), and hip
(see Bars) at #1201, handy for a crafty gargle later. Ultra-luxe, handcrafted specs await at / #1121/ 424 268 4236 / ahlemeyewear.com / while at #1121 / 800 913 0071 / aplusrstore.com / stocks witty houseware à la mode. A few shops up at #1103 is the painfully cool / bluebottlecoffee.com; try their signature New Orleans chicory iced blend. But wait, there's more – if not for now, then later. At #1023 sits / 424 387 8622 / felixla.com / mixing negronis and fresco pasta, then #1009, / 310 450 1009 / matthewkenneycuisine.com / is a devout vegan temple with pretty patio. Otherwise, about turn at Westminster for the other side of the street. Ladies sashay into at #1100 / 310 450 6531 / shopheist.com / to exchange some bucks for some Euro-centric bang; sniff out at #1138 (see Adv. Shop), sharing an address with the equally redolent / 310 581 2233 / lelabofragrances.com / then canter on to less is more leather lovely / #1140 / 310 450 7239 / cuyana.com.
at #1216 / 310 581 1002 / perfectpiece.com / is crammed with old film set-worthy decor and bric-à-brac. A few stops up, and at #1208 / 310 314 8448 / tortoise life.com / both carry covetable ceramics and other zen wares. Gain inner peace by sipping an organic, cold-pressed elixir from #1202 / 310 314 7778. At #1316½ / 424 268 4213 / huset-shop.com / has Scandi designer goods, and at #1342 / 310 450 3088 / chariotsonfire.com / shelves curated homeware. Local shoe-niformer is up next / #1334 / tomsshoes.com / and #1360 / 310 399 8700 / willleathergoods.com / does a nice line of rustic madein-America bags n' belts. Now, who needs a pamper? at #1416 / 310 450 3560 / is the lush leader in vinotherapy; or, if you're seeking inner nourishment, park your bot at sushi spot
/ #1432 / 310 314 0882. Geek-chic is at #1422 / 310 280 2055 / warbyparker.com / with fab face furny. Power on a little further for #1650 / 310 729 2713 / ilandeivenice.com / outdoor decor den. And you're done! Now scooter back to The Otheroom quicksticks for a sunset sip.
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