Venice Beach

Abbot Kinney Boulevard, LA

Los Angeles is like a series of interconnecting towns and villages each with its own unique vibe. I love that you can walk down a street which looks run down and uninteresting and suddenly come across an amazing coffee shop or a cluster of eclectic boutiques and fab restaurants. We stayed in Venice and totally loved Abbot Kinney Boulevard. This stretch is a few blocks back from famous Venice Beach and is packed with great boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. You will find well known names such as Toms, Rag & Bone and Vince alongside cool independent stores. Check out scandi store Huset (, Heist (a great boutique with an excellent Isabel Marant collection) ( and the homeware store Ilan Dei Venice ( If you are looking for an amazing brew then head to Intelligentista which is a veritable coffee works. Visit Gjelina ( for delicious pizza.