*All Stars hanging from a lamp post!*
This post could be the continuation of "vintage and arty LA" (previously seen here) however Venice beach is more than that... The colors and the people are so vibrant and full of energy & creativity that only once you are there it is possible to understand what it is all about. This is a place where graffiti is art and the word cool is in almost everything you want to describe. As my final post on my holiday in L.A, here is my guide to the one & only Venice California:
One of the top 10 streets in America (USA Today)
Vintage shops, surf shops, concept stores, vintage baking shops, spiritual bookstores, modern art galleries, cool dining&brunch places, modern interior design & Shabby Chic style boutiques... and many more.
Avoid on weekends, this is probably the best advice I can give you!
You can cycle, run, jump, walk, hop, dance or skate your way towards Malibu from Venice. Everything happens on the boardwalk, you might think I'm crazy when I say "dance" but yes.. I often spot a lady dancing her way along the boardwalk ;)
Another side to Venice beach. A quiet little neighborhood that has some similarities with the same Italian city, a must see.
4 THINGS YOU CAN"T MISS OUT IN VENICE
Gjelina: unless you book weeks in advance it's most likely that you won't find a place, so go there but be prepared to wait a while before you are seated... it is SO worth it.
The Stronghold: The custom made jeans of your dreams.
As I told you before, in venice graffiti is art and some of them are truly amazing; it is fun to walk around and spot them as a lot are not always made in obvious places.
Grab a surf board and adventure yourself on the pacific waves... Californian style.
*Those are some long dreadlocks!*
*The coolest cake stand shop on Abbot Kinney*
*Sculpture hanging from a rooftop*
*Sunset in Venice Beach*