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It’s been a little over a month since Charlotte Reiss came into our store on Abbot Kinney Blvd. and erected the pop-up shop for her company Vivi et Margot, a traditional French homeware brand she created in 2016, and we couldn’t be happier with the way things are turning out.
Continue reading “A Slice of the French Countryside”
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I used to keep all of my knives out in the open and stuck to the wall on one of those magnetic strips they use in restaurants until my ex-girlfriend used them to fillet 85% of my throw pillows with extreme prejudice.
Continue reading “Life as a Straight Male Who Loves Pillows”
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Every year in mid-September the merchants of our beloved Abbot Kinney Blvd creep out of our shops that line the street and onto the sidewalks for a day to celebrate Venice Beach and its founder, Abbot Kinney.
Continue reading “Abbot Kinney Festival!”
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If you’re at all privy to the ever-changing universe of home decor then you’re well aware of the recent influx/bombardment of mud cloths on the scene. We’re the only home decor shop on Abbot Kinney Blvd. and we still can’t take 15 steps down the block without seeing an indigo striped African pillow in every store window whether it be a knick-knack shop or paper store (I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the pizza joint was moving handstitched mud cloth pillows out of the back).
Continue reading “Fermented Mud = Style”
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We’ve been making candles for nearly ten years now and they quickly became the top seller in the shop. They’re made with essential oils and soy wax and all that good stuff. Over time we expanded into making new scents and about three years ago we launched a sub-brand of candles called “Stinky Dog”.
Continue reading “Why We Love Stinky Dogs”
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When I was in the second grade, my teacher gave me a progress report that said “Lizzie, doesn’t utilize her time well.” I have been annoyed by that assumption ever since.
Continue reading “The Art of Doing Nothing”