It’s not the burning incense or the hundreds of hand-carved stone statues of Buddha and Ganesh that imbue this place with a spiritual essence.
Look for the valet outside Howard Hughes’s former headquarters, where the guard will escort you into a tony, clandestine complex that’s equal parts boutique and art gallery.
From storage bunks to princess dressers to racecar beds, most of them built by local carpenters using nontoxic materials
Whether we’re looking for a $12 Red Flower votive the size of a Nyquil cap or a 27-inch lavender Cerunavolta for $350, the Malibu Colony Co.…
L.A.-based artists account for most of the gifts and trinkets carried at this corner store. Diane Jackson and Amanda Vernon set up shop here in 2009, later adding a Santa Monica location. You can smell fruity lotions being concocted in a lab out back for their Klean-spa line.
For more than 50 years the tiki artisans at Oceanic Arts have been creating restaurant and theme park decor, and those same Polynesian pop pieces crafted for Trader Vic’s and Disneyland are available for your backyard luau.
No place has a stronger connection to the Pacific, from the linens with jellyfish embroidery to the starfish-encrusted dinnerware to the glasses engraved with hovering seabirds.
The broadest selection, though, is at the county’s three Sears Outlet Stores, where minor imperfections can shave a couple hundred bucks off the price…
Davide Berruto advocates an outdoorsy, responsible lifestyle. His line of furniture is upholstered in recycled WWII army tents, and almost everything is American made.
Floral patterns that are reminiscent of watercolor paintings, jacquard tablecloths in deep fiery shades, and keepsake linens with delicate cross-stitching and embroidery
Known for its rare and antique prints from Besler and Merian, the store has a large following of collectors who come to browse the finest of everything.
Neighborhood: San Marino
Simple prepackaged wood frames are a dime a dozen, but at U-Frame-It Gallery there’s a huge stock of ready-to-hang merchandise in a giant warehouse space.
Neighborhood: Van Nuys