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.
2570 Lincoln Blvd., Venice
We've quickly grown to love this bright, clean, chic studio, which is the newest addition to the Modo Yoga chain (there are locations throughout the country). Specializing in hot yoga, the schedule offers a good mix to keep your practice interesting (the music flow is our go-to). Bonus: A clean locker room with ample showers makes an early morning workout that much easier.
1305 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
Given this new Venice Izakaya is the brainchild of Travis Lett, the restauranteur behind west side institutions Gjelina and Gjusta, we know it's bound to be a hit–and likely just as mobbed. Open to walk-ins only (no reservations), it's serving up incredible Japanese dishes from ramen to miso-heavy vegetables.
585 Venice Blvd., Venice
From organic produce to the juice bar, prepared foods, wheat, gluten and dairy-free treats, a salad bar, sushi and so much more, this market is a wonderful place for groceries or to have a healthy lunch or dinner. Seating consists of wooden tables outside, so go on a nice day if you’re eating in. (There’s a new location in Santa Monica, plus outposts in West Hollywood and Calabasas.)
540 Rose Ave., Venice
Not new to LA, but new to the West Side, Jeni’s new outpost on Rose is conviently adjacent to some of our favorite things: StretchLab, Moon Juice, and Café Gratitude, to name a few. If you haven’t already been, know that this ice cream shop excels at decadent and out-of-the-ordinary flavors: brambleberry crisp, churro, ylang ylang and fennel, Riesling poached pear sorbet, etc. Jeni’s started in Ohio, founded by Jeni Britton Bauer—James Beard award-winning author of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, and has since expanded to other cities. Photo: Caroline Juen
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