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    Neighborhood Love: LA’s Abbot Kinney
    Scented City: Le Labo Fragrances

    Le Labo is a true luxury brand: their crush-worthy fragrances might be expensive, but it's not just a name or label that makes it so. Le Labo's fragrances are made with all-natural oils in a custom, made-by-hand process. The somewhat steep prices (a worthy splurge if you ask us!) are reflective of the handmade quality that is so rare to find in the personality driven perfume world. If you ask us, that's a Venice kind of luxury.

    For a limited time, Le Labo is selling city-specific fragrances available only in the locales for which they're named. Musc 25 is the LA-inspired scent – a unisex mix of heavenly scents for the City of Angels with just a hint of deviousness.

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    The Abbot-Kinney neighborhood has always been a hipster hotbed, but over the past couple of years it has attracted the attention of some of our favorite retailers and restauranteurs. Pressed Juicery planted its local footstep here inside TOM’s flagship store just last year.

    What makes this street so special, beyond the great architecture and local street art, is its mix of world-class retailers and homegrown shops – a delicate balance that is difficult to maintain and one we, along with with all of Venice, hope remains for a long time to come! Here are our 6 favorite spots along the boulevard…what are yours?

    From our friends


    1. Who else do you love on Abbott Kinney? We could’ve listed so many loves! Tortoise General Store, FEED…who do you love?

      The Chalkboard | 10.15.2013 | Reply
    2. I used to LOVE Vert, which was the first luxury natural boutique store in the country and I miss it on Abbot Kinney, wish someone would open something similar on that stretch. So glad you included Gjelina, my always must stop. I also really love, The Tasting Kitchen, AXE and Nice Cream. For a nice spa treatment Nite Spa is a sweet place to stop, the staff is just awesome. And the Mystic Journey bookstore is an Abbott Kinney classic!

      Victoria | 10.16.2013 | Reply
      • Love these recommendations, Victoria!

        The Chalkboard | 10.17.2013 | Reply
    3. Don’t forget that awesome Scandi gift store Huset, a lot of the items that come out of Scandinavia are very earth friendly, eco-organic materials and most of the manufactures that do produce their wares outside of Scandinavia are fair trade. I love the selection they have, they have great gifts for everyone on my list

      Heidi | 10.17.2013 | Reply

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