Eclectic, fun and stylish, if you're looking for a great shopping and dining spot, Abbot Kinney is definitely on of my favorite walkable neighborhoods in LA. Aside from the fact that you can shop while enjoying warm Cali sun, what I like about Abbot Kinney the most, is the great variety of shops you can find here. Unique clothing and accessories boutiques, flower shops, furniture and home goods stores, art galleries and chic restaurants, all conveniently located within a few blocks.
A Few Personal Favorites:
Though there are certainly a few cute coffee shops on Abbot Kinney, since I was pretty much born with a coffee cup in my hand, I like to enjoy it on the go. Normally, I head over to TOMS Roasting Co. Coffee to get my caffeine fix. The rustic decor is beyond cute and the coffee is great, I mean, what else can a girl ask for?:)
One of my go-to places to get great basics like jeans and tees is Rag & Bone, and the Abbot Kinney location is definitely a favorite by far. This loft-style boutique also features the cutest back-yard garden patio, where you can lounge around while basking in warm California sun.
I've never been much of a dessert addict. Pasta and pizza, YES! But as far as desserts are concerned, Emil definitely has much more of a sweet tooth than I do. Having said that, whenever we find ourselves on Abbot Kinney, I can never resist getting ice cream at Salt & Straw! The ice cream is absolutely delicious and selection of flavors is seriously amazing. BTW, if you happen to stop by, I seriously suggest trying Honey Lavender! :)
As I mentioned before, there are a few really cool restaurants on Abbot Kinney, but the one place Emil and I are completely obsessed with is Gjelina. The food is just insanely good, and rustic chic decor makes this place one of our favorite spots to grab dinner. If you happen to stop by, I suggest trying any of their pizzas or a smoked trout salad, which is absolutely yummy! One thing I would recommend is making a reservation, because they do tend to get quite busy for dinner.
MARISSA WEBB Ilsa dress | ELIZABETH COLE geometric earrings | TABITHA SIMMONS Blaze embellished suede sandals | CHLOE small Hudson studded cross body bag | OLIVER PEOPLES x ISABEL MARANT Daria sunglasses | RACHEL ZOE Set of 5 rings |