Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oh, The Places You'll Go!

I've been building this particular list for a while now. Adding to it bit by bit, as I find things online, on blogs, or now, on the streets. If you have any more suggestions please add them in the comments!

Places to visit in LA

1. Rose Bowl Flea Market

I saw this one featured on designlovefest, and it looks incredible. Yes please to pretty trinkets, art deco furniture and super sweet brooches.
1001 Rose Bowl Drive  Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-3100

2. Laurel Hardware
This one might sound a little weird. I mean, who puts a hardware store on a wish list of must-see places? (Someone who does art department, that's who.) But this hardware-turned-restaurant spot keeps popping up in the blogosphere. And it sounds good. First spotted here.
Laurel Hardware, 7984 Santa Monica Boulevard, at North Laurel Avenue, West Hollywood 
3.  Poketo
Another one from designlovefest, this store sells beautiful interesting designer goodies. I love the plywood finishings and the big glass windows. More than anything I would love to own my own designer store, and fill it with all the beautiful objects I find around the world. Yes please.
4. Baco Mercat
Another restaurant. Surprised? Apparently this is one place that you keep wanting to go back to. I'm in.
408 S Main St, Los Angeles 90013
 5. The Cheese Store of Silverlake
The ultimate one stop - wine, jam, cheese and a baguette. And then some face smashing.
3926 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029
6. The Edison
This place looks swank - steampunk design, waitresses in cocktail dresses, live shows and more absinthe than you could ever manage to drink. Thank you to my brother for sending me this one.
108 West 2nd Street #101  Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 613-0000

7. The Sycamore Kitchen
Oh my gosh, this place makes me hungry. I'm beginning to get a bit worried as to how many of these are related to food. Oh well.
143 South La Brea Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-0151
8. The Melrose Trading Post
Known as LA's marketplace, this sounds like another interesting market - just like number one on this list. Any moment now we're going to be done with all the massive piles of admin we're drowning under, and are going to be able to enjoy some of these things, eeeeek! So excited. Sundays 9am - 5pm.
7850 Melrose Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-7679

9. Handsome Coffee Roasters
What, coffee? Handsome coffee? Handsome coffee roasters? Hmmm...
I don't see a single downside here.
582 Mateo Street  Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 621-4194

10. Proof Bakery
The proof truly is in the pie. Now, I'm STARVING. I'm off to make a snack, and then to run this town.
3156 Glendale Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-8633

[Photos from: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

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