Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
– Frank Lloyd Wright
Cruise aisle after aisle of pre-loved page-turners and vinyl. An LA institution, it's a destination for art book lovers, rare records, and all things Jack Kerouac and beat.
A friendly block of shops where you can fill both wants (botany florist, sugar paper, broken English jewelry) and needs (Caffe Luxxe coffee, Farmshop restaurant, Sweet Rose Creamery). Hang out with the locals on weekend afternoons.
An old world general store for a modern world. Order a latte, then peruse the satisfyingly stuffed shelves of all-natural beauty and grooming lines, oh-so-specific kitchen tool (berry baskets, tea strainers), indie gourmet ingredients, and organic household needs, or find a seat in the shade on the patio outside.
Fresh produce from local farmers, a counter of take-away foods, and a thoughtfully stocked fridge make this neighborhood market the perfect a pit stop en route to picnic in Elysian Park.
The bohemian modern table is always set with iconic studio potter Edith Heath's collection of dinnerware. Small-batch granola, Scandinavian flatware, and Commune linens and other bo-mo musts like farm-to-table cookbooks.
Pick up organic blooms by the box and plan ahead for an arrangement designed around a vintage vessel from the expansive but well edited collection that is peppered with Rosenthal, Raymor, and Alain Le Foll.
Japanese kitchen tools and housewares for better looking everyday living. Stroll a few doors down to the Zen studio for fine art, ceramics, sculpture, and new takes on traditional crafts from old-world artisans and new era counterparts.
Sunny craftsman-style storefront brimming with cheery stationery, greeting cards, and gifts for would-be pen pals. Equally charming wrapping paper by the sheet.
A world tour disguised as a pint-sized apothecary. Swedish shampoo, French candles, German cosmetics, and more all natural cult favorites from Iceland, Japan, the States, and the far flung corners of international beauty counters. Mull over your options during a mini facial or while having your makeup done.