Thursday, June 18, 2009

shopping in venice




I got to do a little shopping while in L.A. Imke of Stylemaedchen recommended I go to Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. I took her up on it and discovered a street filled with amazing little shops and restaurants. I was so greatful for this bit of advice and was in heaven when I discovered the Steven Alan shop. I couldn't leave without this Liberty print blouse (thankfully it was on sale). I love how it looks with my little plain white canvas bag.

While walking on Abbot Kinney, I also wandered into Tortoise General Store. Everything they have is imported from Japan: all simple, beautiful, and useful. There was a bag there that I wanted so badly. But since I make them myself, I couldn't justify it in the moment. I'm still thinking about it though.

10 comments:

littlebyrd said...

When I visited my friend in LA we went shopping over there and had a grand time! I love the blouse you got ~ Liberty is a favorite of mine. Sounds like a good time you had :)

raining sheep said...

These items do look wonderful. I love the pretty print on the blouse.

artycho said...

Shopping in LA sounds good to me! Hope you had a great time too! thanks for poping by today!

Lisa said...

I LOVE Abbot Kinney Blvd. Did you get to Bountiful? Lovely French antiques, that are piled high all the way to the back!

AnnaVallance said...

Your bag is so simple and so simple.
I make bags but I think I'm overdoing them - going to try simple.

Esti said...

If you are still thinking about that bag, you should have bought it ;)
The blouse is really nice!

sinnlighet said...

What a nice nice blogg!!

Agneta from Sweden

Mrs.French said...

I can't believe you didn't take me with you...hehe...such lovely finds...xo t

Jill said...

thanks for stopping by and commenting you all! i'm a bit behind in replying, kids out of school and all :)

esti, i know, shoulda bought the bag.

lisa, sadly, bountiful was closed that day, but i peeked through the windows longingly!

blue moss said...

love your steven alan top (and i admit to being a little jealous :)
perfect with the bag!