Venice Beach

Venice Beach is the epitome of a Californian oceanside paradise. You got your cloudless clear blue skies, vast ocean, palm trees swaying in the wind, colorful graffiti walls (and palm trunks!), the quirky souvenir shops along the Boardwalk, cafes and clothing boutiques on Abbot Kinney… and the list goes on. My friend Tina introduced me … Continue Reading

Friday night on Abbot Kinney

I didn’t think I would return to Abbot Kinney so soon, but I was eager to see what Abbot Kinney First Fridays was all about. One shop that caught my eye: Zingara. They sell handcrafted and authentic pieces. The interior atmosphere was so cozy – I loved it! In the back of the boutique, we … Continue Reading

Abbot Kinney

This morning, I stopped by Jin Patisserie on Abbot Kinney for exquisite tea & cake.  I was also delighted to find a cute Japanese goods store called Tortoise General Store, located a few shops away.  They have some unique kitchenware and other supplies, some which are handmade! Some of their items were reminiscent of my childhood … Continue Reading