Even one trip to skin guru Kat Rudu’s sleek Venice studio can change your skin.
Firestone Walker Brewery
3205 Washington Blvd., Venice
California’s big craft beer brand Firestone went south to open up a casual restaurant, bar, and brewhouse in Venice. The original, much bigger brewery is still in Paso Robles, but here, they brew on-site, testing out the beers they plan to keep in Venice only. At the bar, Firestone fans will find all the classics (from the 805 to the DBA and Union Jack IPA) in addition to a rotating on-tap selection.
1733 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice
Sadie Adams’s unique therapeutic approach is designed to help clients tease out energy and vitality from within. Her technique stems from her studies in anatomy at the School for Body-Mind Centering, and in Ayurveda and yoga therapy at the Ayurvedic Institute. After founding Take Care Face & Body in New York City, she has opened a second location, Take Care Center for Body Mind Regeneration, in Venice. Adams combines science, ancient wisdom, and intuitive awareness to support physical and spiritual healing. Her therapies include microcurrent facials, a restorative therapy that stimulates marma points in your face, promoting deep relaxation and healing throughout your entire body.
Night + Market Sahm
2533 Lincoln Blvd., Venice
Thirtysomething chef Kris Yenbamroong learned how to cook in Bangkok and in the kitchen of his parents’ long-standing Thai mainstay Talésai. The Venice location is Yenbamroong's third (“sahm” means three in Thai) in LA and is aesthetically very similar to the tropical explosion that is the Silver Lake restaurant (with the addition of a massive fish tank). The communal tables are low-slung and crowded with plastic tablecloths—the perfect, slightly trippy setting to dig into some spicy, flavor-packed Thai street food. We’re partial to pad thai, grilled fatty pork collar, and crab fried rice. The wine list is all organic and biodynamic labels and the beer options vast.
Apiece Apart (Closed)
1817 Lincoln Blvd., Venice
Run your hands across the rack of light-as-air linen dresses or super soft high-waisted Merida trousers at Apiece Apart's newest LA home and you'll wonder why the brand hasn't had a storefront on the West Coast all along. (Its first retail location opened last year in New York City, near SoHo, where Laura Cramer and Starr Hout design the collection.) Here, the duo brings their love of the American Southwest to life, creating a dreamy space where a thoughtful edit of clothing in the prettiest blush, tan, and lilac palette is rounded out by Peruvian handwoven straw hats, espadrilles, and French market bags. Also of note: the Woman fragrance, a scent for women who don't really wear scents, designed by LA-based Bodha Modern Wellness. The pop-up boutique is open through September 2018. Photos: Tim Hout for Apiece Apart.
609 Rose Ave, Venice
Tucked away on Rose, Wallflower specializes in Southeast Asian and Vietnamese cuisine.
Neighborhood Bru (Closed)
52 Brooks Ave., Venice
This fully modernized airstream—parked on a lot where Pacific meets Brooks—brews some of the best coffee in Venice, with beans from Michigan's renowned Mad Cap roasters, served with smoothies and acai bowls boosted with hemp protein to keep you full. There's a pretty quick order turnaround, but they always have a few tables set up nearby if you want to hang around or meet someone here.
1604 Pacific Ave., Venice
Another solid addition to Venice’s ever-increasing, Australian-style café offering, Great White serves up health-focused food all day long.
542 Rose Ave., Venice
Inspired by the Italian linens she encountered on a trip to Amalfi several years ago, Parachute founder Ariel Kaye wanted to bring the same luxurious bedding experience to the American market, without compromising on quality. While the line started with bedding (the linen sheets are the only thing you'll want to sleep in—trust), Parachute has rounded out its offerings to include waffle bathrobes, Turkish towels, table linens, and throws. Recent collaborations have included bedding with Jenni Kayne, decorative throw pillows with Caroline Cecil, and, most recently, ceramics with Kat & Roger. The storefront boutique is chock-full of design inspiration, too (a rose gold-colored mirror, potted cacti, and leather-and-copper chairs from Eric Trine). Bonus: Upstairs, Parachute Hotel, which is available for overnight stays, regularly hosts special events, like a seasonal wreath-making workshop, throughout the year.
1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
Four Sigmatic founder and former forager Tero Isokauppila (who grew up in Finland on his family's farm) is all about bringing mushrooms and their incredible health benefits to the mainstream. (Read our Q&A with him here.) Shroom Room on Abbot Kinney sells dozens of inventive, adaptogen-spiked products like lion's mane matcha, reishi hot chocolate, and even mushroom coffee pods suitable for your morning coffee-machine fix. If consuming mushrooms in their natural or powdered form is new to you, don't stress—the (very) knowledgeable staff will happily whip you up a shroom-spiked elixir or offer a nibble of chocolate to try and point you in the right direction.
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