May 21, 2007

Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, California

We like to go places, and on Saturday we took a day trip to Santa Monica with our good friends Jenna & Trevor. Montana Ave. holds their "May Sale" every year which is basically a really really long sidewalk sale. I picked up some fancy new yoga pants from Lucy, which just might actually make me start going to yoga again.

My favorite part of the trip, though, was when we drove over to Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice. I worked in LA for a year, and have friends who live there, but for some reason I have never walked or shopped on this street. Apparently I've been missing a lot, as the photos will show. I haven't had this much fun photographing "a place" in a while. Head on over to my flickr site to see them all, but here's a sneak peek:

click on the image to see all the pics

Most of these are from Bountiful, which calls "10,000 sq. feet of lovely French chaos" (via and it couldn't be said better. There is barely room to walk, but every corner you turn comes with more awe-inspiring goodness. I may never be able to actually afford anything in this place, but it wouldn't stop me from dropping by any chance I get. You can tell the proprietors live and breathe to make Bountiful what it is. I happened upon one of them sunning on the patio amidst the rusty lawn chairs and crackled armoirs...just another Saturday to her, but a dream to most of us.

Great title for a store, because when your read it you know you have to go there.


nice-etc said...

haha i should have added on my flickr comment that it was closed when we got to see it, but my parents still took photos hehe..sigh and yes, $$!

Gypsy Purple said...

Lovely post....wish I can go and visit there.....