Welcome to Venice! While this neighborhood is most famous for its laid-back beach culture,
we encourage you to visit Abott Kinney – the most stylish street that brings you the city’s best boutiques, galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and bars. Abbot Kinney offers you a day of beach-adjacent exploration of one of LA’s must-visit neighborhoods. Here is your guide to the best spots along Abbot Kinney:
WHERE TO SHOP
Head to Hesit for a great range of women’s designer brands! Owner Nilou Ghodsi brings together such brands as Golden Goose riding boots, Henry Cuir distressed leather weekender bags and Raquel Allegra knits. Everything in Heist is filled with a spirit of comfy chic.
2. Burro by Firefly
This charming shop on Abbot Kinney offers a great selection of gifts: clothes, books, homeware and letterpress cards. If you’re in need of a gift or housewarming present – it’s a perfect place for you to go! Or just do some casual browsing – you never know if you might just find that little something you didn’t know you needed.
WHERE TO EAT
1. Felix Trattoria
Come in for some handmade pasta brought to you by a chef who has previously worked at Spago, Rustic Canyon and Bucato – Chef Evan Funke. Felix’s guests are raving about everything this Italian fare has to offer: the oxtail ragu that goes well with a Haitian Divorce (mezcal and aged rum, cherry and Pedro Ximenez). We recommend making your reservations ahead of time: http://felixla.com/hours-and-reservations
There’s always a wait at this Abbot Kinney hot spot – but it’s deifnitely worth it! The scene is buzzing and the food is excellent. Order seasonal vegetables and pizzas baked in the wood-burning oven. Gjelina is a perfect place for both Saturday night dinner and the Sunday brunch. http://www.gjelina.com/
This cute little spa has a laid-back, beachy bohemian vibe. Here you can browse a rack of vintage beach wear or get your tarot cards read while you wait for your treatment, sipping on a drink of your choice. Check out their choice of treatments here: http://nitespa.com/