Posts Tagged ‘Venice’

Curbed – On The Racked : Skingraft’s New Store, Holiday Pop-Up in Venice, Global Fashion Swap Market in Hollywood

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

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[Photo by Elizabeth Daniels]

DOWNTOWN: Take a tour of Skingraft’s new DTLA flagship store. Founder Jonny Cota has dreamed up a space that is heavy on black, leather, and gold.

VENICE: Westside blog Lincoln & Rose has scored a holiday pop-up at the corner of Lincoln and Rose. The space runs now through December 31st and features giftables by more than 20 Venice-based designers.

HOLLYWOOD: The world’s coolest fashion swap market hits LA next Thursday. Copenhagen-founded Global Fashion Exchange’s West Side debut will take place at Hollywood & Highland’s Dolby Theatre.

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Curbed – On the Racked: Wildfox Arrives in WeHo, LA’s Best Yoga, Glasses in Venice

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

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[Photo by Elizabeth Daniels]

WEST HOLLYWOOD: Explore Wildfox’s first-ever flagship at Sunset Plaza. In addition to hosting all of the LA label’s best-selling knitwear, sunwear, and denim, the space also includes a jewelry bar and a terrace inspired by both the Chateau Marmont and Beverly Hills Hotel.

CITYWIDE: Here’s a handy guide to LA’s best yoga studios. Highlights include Golden Bridge in Santa Monica, One Down Dog in Silver Lake, and Peace Yoga Gallery in DTLA.

VENICE: Warby Parker’s third LA location opens on Abbot Kinney tomorrow. Equipped with a wide selection of the eyewear brand’s covetable frames, the facade on the 1,020-square-foot boutique also boasts a massive mural by artist Geoff McFetridge.
· Racked LA [Official Site]

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Curbed – Eatertastings: Vegan Palace in AD, La Brea Vietnamese, Desserts For Venice

Friday, August 15th, 2014

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ARTS DISTRICT: Oh no, more parking woes for the AD when “holistic megaplex” The Springs soft-opens later this month. Eater has pictures of the raw, vegan palace that occupies a prime spot on Mateo Street.

FAIRFAX: NongLA, delicious Vietnamese spot in Little Osaka, is expanding to a pretty space near Beverly Boulevard and La Brea. Design, Bitches is working on the interior, with a late 2014 opening planned.

VENICE: There are usually food trucks galore on Abbot Kinney, but not many offer sweet treats. Chocolatier Blue is now filling that niche with their brick and mortar shop, and is especially packed on First Fridays. Try the banana split with dark chocolate shell, Madagascar vanilla beans, caramelized banana, and tart cherries.
· Eater LA [Official Site]

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Curbed – The Internet: Venice Beach, Echo Park Lake, Pershing Square, and More LA Parks Getting Free WiFi Starting This Week

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

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[Inset via Adam Fagen]

While LA’s still working on that free, citywide internet plan, the LA Department of Recreation and Parks has gotten busy launching a pilot program that will bring free WiFi to six parks scattered across the city: Cabrillo Beach, Echo Park Lake, Griffith Observatory, Pershing Square, Reseda Park, and Venice Beach. The service, officially and charmingly called Oh, Ranger! Wi-Fi™, will not only allow park visitors to shop for shoes in a public park, but also let them “submit service requests directly to the Department’s construction and maintenance division,” which is definitely what most people are going to use it for. The WiFi program is set to launch Thursday, according to a release from Councilmember Tom LaBonge.
· Here’s How LA’s Citywide Free Internet Plan Would Work [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – New to Market: Buy Hit Songwriter Jerry Leiber’s Venice Cottage For $10.85MM

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Jerry Leiber, the “words half” of the songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, helped write a good deal of the most memorable songs from the 1950s and ’60s, including Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog” (their first number-one hit), Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me,” and hit after hit for the Coasters (“Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown”). The man’s style was solid, and that brings us to his home. Leiber, who died in 2001, bought this 1935 Venice beach house in the early 1990s and set to renovating the 4,000-square-foot space, incorporating elements inspired by Arts & Crafts masters Greene & Greene and stained glass by Frank Lloyd Wright, says the Wall Street Journal. The three-story residence includes a third-floor study, three bedrooms, a lovely garden, and multiple ocean-view decks. It’s asking $ 10.85 million.

· 4 26th Avenue, Venice CA [Redfin]
· Jerry Leiber’s House in Venice, Calif., Hits the Market [WSJ]

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Curbed – Local Landmarks: A Brief History of the Venice Canals, By the Numbers

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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[Image via Jonathan Alcorn / Curbed LA flickr pool]

The Venice canals: historic, picturesque, slightly shark-inhabited. They’re one of Los Angeles’s most unique features, and they’ve been through a lot in the 100-plus years they’ve been around. For this, our last day of Outdoors Week, we’ve distilled the long history of this landmark down to some of the most important numbers, and thrown in a couple of glamour shots of the neighborhood (and one from Nightmare on Elm Street) for good measure:

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[Image via Steve Willard/Curbed LA flickr pool]

2 million: Dollars (approximately) that Abbot Kinney spent building his Venice of America project, as reported by the LA Times in a March 1907 article
20,000: Revelers estimated by the LA Times to have attended the official 1905 opening of Venice of America
7: Canals in Kinney’s original development
6: Copy-cat canals that cropped up in a second, nearby tract, created by other developers around the time Kinney’s original Venice of America opened
6: Canals existing today (that’s right—only the imitators survived!)

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[Image via The Hollywood Hills / Curbed LA flickr pool]

4: Leopard sharks seen in the canals this year
9: Total pedestrian bridges built to cross the canals
1: Bridges that have appeared in Nightmare on Elm Street (the one at Court C and Linnie Avenue; see below)

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[Image via Filmed in Los Angeles]

1929: Year that Abbott Kinney’s original canals began to be filled in with cement
1982: Year the extant canals were added to the National Register of Historic Places
1993: Year the canals completed a $ 6-million renovation that drained them to remove “80 years of muck” from the waters and restored public walkways like sidewalks and those pedestrian bridges
· Outdoors Week 2014 [Curbed LA]

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Curbed – On the Racked: Beer & Menswear in Venice, LA’s Best Eyewear, Uniqlo Pops Up

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

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VENICE: Racked has a look at Charlie’s Los Angeles, a new made-in-the-USA shop on Pacific Avenue. Founded by seasoned craftsman/motorcycle enthusiast Charlie Farago, the menswear boutique offers man cave vibes by way of an in-store pool table, record player, and beer.

CITYWIDE: Here’s a handy guide to LA’s best eyewear shops. Highlights include Retrospecs on Robertson, LA Eyeworks on Melrose, and Gogosha Optique on Sunset.

COSTA MESA: Uniqlo’s first-ever LA pop-up shop has arrived at South Coast Plaza. The teaser shop will hold court until August 10, about a month before Uniqlo’s permanent store officially opens there in September.
· Racked LA [Official Site]

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