article / October 2012 (14)

Local's Guide to Venice Ocean Front Walk

10/24/2012

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No visit to LA is complete until you’ve had a chance to stroll the bizarre boardwalk known as Ocean Front Walk. Home to palm and tarot card readers, sand sculptors and collage artists, performance artists, street hustlers, buskers and bodybuilders, it’s one of the best places in Los Angeles for people watching.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard Shopping: Boutique Stores, Bookshops and Galleries

10/19/2012

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Abbot Kinney Boulevard is one of LA's hippest areas for unique shopping, featuring home-grown artists and designers in a mix of modern chic and old-school vintage. The shops lining the street — many of which eat, sleep and breathe the Abbot Kinney vibe — sell top-of-the-line artwork, furniture, jewelry and clothing. If you're looking for the top stores to shop on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, search no more. Here are a few stores that you won't want to miss.

Antiquing in Los Angeles

10/19/2012

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As home to the rich and famous and with more museums than most cities, it’s no surprise that Los Angeles is an antique-lover’s paradise. Plus, with all the Hollywood movie set designers on the prowl for period pieces there has to be collectible shops galore.

Haut couture antiques from Marie Antoinette’s Paris to mid-century marvels and vintage comic books to aged costume jewelry, LA is packed with irresistible treasures – if you know where to look. So, here’s the scoop on some of the best antiquing spots in town.  

Los Angeles Shopping for Teenagers: Top Shops for Teens

10/19/2012

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Few cities cater to the teenage shopper better than Los Angeles, especially when it comes to teens who know truly cool styles are hard to come by. Luckily, LA makes teen shopping easy. These stores and boutiques cater to fashions ranging from funky to vintage, perfect for the teen visitor who wants to go home with a look that’s uniquely LA, especially since pop culture icons like Miley Cyrus and Lauren Conrad have been spotted at many of these stores.

Favorite Local Shops in Los Angeles

10/19/2012

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One of the greatest things about Los Angles are the natives — we’re hip, we’re diverse and we’re totally in love with LA. So when we decided to put together a list of favorite local shops, we went straight to the source: our Facebook fan page. Here’s a collection of responses from Angelenos, gathered with pride. We’ve even included brief descriptions of each pick. Have something you want to add? Check out the rest of the comments and leave your own.

Neighboring Regions of Los Angeles

10/17/2012

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From the desert to the sea, and the mountains to the valleys, the diversity of the Greater Los Angeles area is just one more reason to visit. For day trips, the surrounding four counties — Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura — offer added opportunities for adventure.

West Third Street Shopping

10/17/2012

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West Third Street shopping has taken on international flair, becoming the favorite shopping spot for LA’s most fashion savvy visitors and locals. If Rodeo Drive is the Sophia Loren of shopping in Los Angeles, West Third Street represents Julia Roberts and the generation that follows — still classy but flaunting stylistic freedom. Step inside one of these colorful, independent boutiques to experience West Third Street shopping at its best.

Celebrity Shopping in Los Angeles

10/16/2012

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Many of Los Angeles’ most famous — and notorious — denizens are wealthy enough to have personal assistants do the rudimentary shopping for them, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t enough celebrities doing their own shopping to make spotting them as much as a spectator sport as watching the Lakers at STAPLES Center.

 

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