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Burning Torch on Abbot Kinney

Burning Torch on Abbot Kinney

Carrying the Torch 

A destination for the creative and compassionate alike, the Burning Torch boutique champions upcycled clothing, eco-conscious values, and global inspiration. Owner Karyn Craven welcomes visitors with her distinctively organic Californian lifestyle and design sensibilities (and a glass of champagne). The flagship shop presents a thoughtful blend of Burning Torch–branded sportswear, vintage collectibles, home décor, her own line of Craven Iteri fine jewelry, Henry Beguelin leather goods, and accessories for men, women, and children. Craven encourages clients to transform...

Flexible Fashion 

Flexible Fashion 

 

New York designer Gail Travis expanded New Form Perspective (NFP to those in the know), her iconoclastic label, to Los Angeles with a boutique on Third Street in WeHo, one of the most heavily trafficked shopping districts in the City of Angels. The store showcases her luxurious convertible sweaters, gowns, jersey dresses, and tops. Inspired by architecture, sculpture, and movement, Travis’s designs are cleverly constructed of complex geometric shapes in all-natural fibers. The sophisticated wearable art pieces can link, layer, fold, snap, or shift, creating a versatile wardrobe for forward-thinking personal expression in monochromatic colorways. NFP discourages the disposable fashion mindset while encouraging awareness...

Shop Like Locals on Montana Avenue

Shop Like Locals on Montana Avenue

This Holiday Season Shop Local Enda King 

 

Enda King an Irishman from Dublin with a keen sense of fashion, brought his stylish duds to Abbot Kinney Boulevard when he opened his flagship Enda King Men in 2005. The boutique became an instant success, frequented by celebrities, locals, and travelers, so King expanded with an eponymous new boutique last summer on Santa Monica’s happening Montana Avenue. Enda King is an inviting space...

Mr Marcel celebrates 25 years in Los Angeles.

Mr Marcel celebrates 25 years in Los Angeles.

Mr Marcel, La Vie Est Belle.

Step inside Monsieur Marcel and you’ll be greeted by employees wearing black shirts and aprons with the phrase, “La vie est belle chez Monsieur Marcel,” a motto the popular gourmet market and eatery has lived by for 25 years. A destination for European transplants, neighborhood locals, famous chefs, and tourists, this “Disneyland for foodies,” as...

Escape to La Valencia Hotel

Escape to La Valencia Hotel

Hospitality at La Valencia, La Jolla. La Valencia Hotel,

Perched above the sun-drenched beaches of La Jolla, La Valencia Hotel has been a neighborhood institution for nearly a century. Known as the “Pink Lady” for its distinctively rosy stucco facade and red roof tiles, the hotel holds a soft spot in the hearts of locals and vacationers alike. The rooms, available in four varieties—the Vintage, Classic, Villa, and...

Unplug Meditation Retreat

Unplug Meditation Retreat

Unplug yourself with this amazing workshop from our favorite meditation studio

 

COMING UP!

REJUVENATION RETREAT
at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa Unplung meditation retreat with Camilla Sacre-Dallerup
Is there any area of your life that could use a little invigoration? Are you ready to wake up with more energy, passion, and excitement than ever before?Join bestselling author, celebrity coach & hypnotherapist Camilla...

Bedhead 12 Days of Christmas

Bedhead 12 Days of Christmas

Bedhead 12 Days of Christmas 

Made in California, we love this brand for it’s sophistication and luxury. Now discover bedhead special 12 days of Christmas, featuring 12 pairs of PJ’s (one a day) selling at $99!

Available online and in store.

8336 west 3rd street,

Los Angeles, Ca 90048

www.bedheadpjs.com

Bedhead Pajamas

 

Bedhead Flagship Store in Los Angeles

If you’ve spotted fun fancy...

HÄNGAR HOLIDAY SIP N’SHOP FOR A CAUSE

HÄNGAR HOLIDAY SIP N’SHOP FOR A CAUSE

HÄNGAR HOLIDAY SIP N’SHOP

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, NOON – 5PM

thehangarla Join our Sip n’Shop vendor event this Sunday and help donate 15% of the sales to the Thomas Fire Fund❤️
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Bring a donation for the ?Humane Society of Ventura County? and receive an extra raffle ticket to win one of two $100 gift certificates to the...

Marche de Noel, a Taste of France in Venice

Marche de Noel, a Taste of France in Venice

The Marche de Noel in Venice

On the Menu for the 3rd Edition of Marche de Noel at the French Market in Venice: French Delicatessen, Chocolate, customs gift baskets, Jewelry, degustation de Raclette (miam miam) and much more…see you there!

Marche De Noel at the French Market, Venice

The French Market Café is a charming al fresco bistro serving Venice denizens since 1993. Originally from the...

Great Gift Ideas, Pop-up Stores and Local Finds

Great Gift Ideas, Pop-up Stores and Local Finds

Exalting Exir , Home Haven

Nestled in the heart of Santa Monica’s beachy, bustling Montana Avenue is a charming little shop called Exir. The store has been selling home goods and tableware since 2015 and has become a neighborhood go-to gift resource, with a rotating stock of beautiful one-of-a-kind items from artisans around the globe. Reza and Maryam Torab, the gregarious and knowledgeable owners, are longtime Santa Monica residents who travel the world to visit craftsmen and artists’ studios to handpick Exir’s merch. Mother-of-pearl champagne saucers, sculpted concrete wine chillers, elegant serving dishes, nubby linens, and fine fragrant candles are...

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