When my grammy died, I had Ruzanna's Flower Boutique do the arrangement. I gave her carte blanche as far as design and as always with any of her arrangements, she did a very tasteful, amazing piece. Everyone at the funeral commented what a beautiful piece it was. I've used Ruzanna for many, many occasions and she's never let me down.
I like to think of myself as fashion forward, so when friends told me about the Scandalo Boutique, I had to see what was what. This certainly is fashion forward. Maybe a little too forward for me. Interesting clothes for sure; I can easily see their stuff on the runway, but for most people, no. I appreciate their aesthetic though!
Mesh & Lace is a teeny, tiny little shop dedicated to girly couture. Their selection may be small, but it's mighty. Their shoe salon is my favorite, although I've gotten a corset dress to die for there as well. You won't go wrong here....they even have a waiting area for your man while you shop. Who does that!
My friends and I love, love, love Lamill. How can you not? The decor is amazing, the coffee perfectly blended and the atmosphere has good energy. I like going to Lamill's for a break after a long day. Even if I go alone, it's a fun place to people watch. The staff is super nice and they don't mind at all.
I had a very pleasant experience at the Healthy Skincare Boutique. I needed some help with a blemish that unceremoniously popped up a few days before a shoot. Moritifed, I went to Healthy Skincare and they were able to zap that zit into oblivian, restoring balance back to my skin.
Sage Jewelry is going to make me a candidate for the poor house. Their jewelry is to die for! I've never seen such unique, feminine and artistic pieces and trust me, I'm a jewelry fanatic. I'm also a BIG fan of their sample sales where you can save a ton of money on their designs. One bit of advice; if you see something and you like it, grab it while you can.
If you're looking for some fabulous leather items, the Hide Out is the spot. I'm an accessories girl and I've never had a problem finding just the right item here. The people who work there are very fashion forward and always provide great advice on what's in and what's not. They are honest and appreciate their customers.
When I'm having a bad day and I'm nearby, I'll go to the Nanette Lepore Boutique and just look at all of the beautiful clothes there. I love Nanette's designs and have several pictures on my wish board of her clothes. She designs for women who want to be feminine and flirty and classy all at the same time. The ladies in the boutique are very friendly and are happy to show me the latest collection pieces.
I've a true believer in a holistic way of life, including energy. Creations By Krys has the most amazing amber jewelry pieces you'll find around LA. What makes Krys' jewelry so amazing is that she takes great lengths to educate her customers on the healing and protecting properties of amber. Nevermid that her pieces are true figures of art. Krys is a rarity in LA; she takes the time to get to know her customers and appreciates them.
I've been able to find some fabulous leather pieces at the Blowout Men for my man. Their clothing is trendy and hip and I can always find something for the men in my life. Their salespeople are always helpful and more than willing to give you as much help as you need.