Friday, April 20, 2012

The one & only Venice Beach

*All Stars hanging from a lamp post!*

This post could be the continuation of "vintage and arty LA" (previously seen here) however Venice beach is more than that... The colors and the people are so vibrant and full of energy & creativity that only once you are there it is possible to understand what it is all about. This is a place where graffiti is art and the word cool is in almost everything you want to describe. As my final post on my holiday in L.A, here is my guide to the one & only Venice California:

ABBOT KINNEY
One of the top 10 streets in America (USA Today)
Vintage shops, surf shops, concept stores, vintage baking shops, spiritual bookstores, modern art galleries, cool dining&brunch places, modern interior design & Shabby Chic style boutiques... and many more.

THE BOARDWALK
Avoid on weekends, this is probably the best advice I can give you!
You can cycle, run, jump, walk, hop, dance or skate your way towards Malibu from Venice. Everything happens on the boardwalk, you might think I'm crazy when I say "dance" but yes.. I often spot a lady dancing her way along the boardwalk ;)

VENICE CANALS
Another side to Venice beach. A quiet little neighborhood that has some similarities with the same Italian city, a must see.

4 THINGS YOU CAN"T MISS OUT IN VENICE

For dinner: 
Gjelina: unless you book weeks in advance it's most likely that you won't find a place, so go there but be prepared to wait a while before you are seated... it is SO worth it.

Unique:
The Stronghold: The custom made jeans of your dreams.

Art:
As I told you before, in venice graffiti is art and some of them are truly amazing; it is fun to walk around and spot them as a lot are not always made in obvious places.

Sports:
Grab a surf board and adventure yourself on the pacific waves... Californian style.



*Gjelina restaurant*


*Those are some long dreadlocks!*

*Vintage Coca-Cola*


*The coolest cake stand shop on Abbot Kinney* 

*Venice Canals*

*Sculpture hanging from a rooftop*


*Sunset in Venice Beach*



36 comments:

  1. Thank you fos sharing this beautiful images full of emotion

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  2. I am really enjoying this post and the one before! The pictures are great, so much unique personality every you look.

    xoxo
    Lizzo

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  3. Well, I just fell in love with Venice Beach!! I'd skip the Anna Dello Russo wardrobe, but Gordon Ramsay's kitchen? Woohoo, I'm there! I'm your new follower, follow me back?

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  4. i'm already following you dear,so hope you'll follow me back>:D<
    kisses teo

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  5. Venice Beach is a fabulous place. Love these photos. They are so great.

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  6. That blue thing is a cake ?? THAT´S WHAT I CALL ORGINAL !
    I do like so much Venice beach!! your picture as allways are great dear !! bet you having so much fun !! ;)


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  7. I've never been but I would love to visit Venice Beach. Looks like there's alot to see and do.
    Thanks for the encouragement! Chinese medicine has worked for me before and I'm hoping it will do so again.
    Happy weekend!
    rolala loves

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  8. I have really enjoyed your LA posts and your great photographs

    Have a nice weekend
    Joanne

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    x

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  9. Love the pictures! Cute blog!
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  10. Lovely photos!I'm following you! Maybe you could visit my blog and follow if you like! It's new! :)

    xxx

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  11. Cann't wait to make another trip to LA! Venice is my husband's favourite spot and I'll be bringing this list next time we're passing through!

    Such a pleasure to *meet* your blog!

    Catherine @ The Spring (in Sydney, Australia)
    http://www.thespringblog.com/

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  12. wow lucky you ! This seems like an amazing trip

    Besos Storm

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  13. nice photos :):) i'm following you, visit my blog if you want :)

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  14. cute!!!

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  15. Oh that sunset on the beach! I wish I was there right now and I also wish I could surf :D!
    Such great photos :)

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  16. looks so fun..i remember venice beach is especially fun to people watch,too!

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  17. Venice Beach looks amazing, such a gorgeous sunset <3
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  18. cute!!!

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  19. Oh this pictures are so beautiful. I like Venice. It is really special, colorful and a little bit crazy but thats cool :)
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  20. This is pretty amazing. I love it. Thank you for your following my blog!
    -I started following your blog too-!

    Stay Luxury
    xx
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  21. Great photos!! The last photo is stunning!!

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  22. I really love your blog dear!
    Keep posting!!

    XO

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  23. Amazing pictures!
    Kisses
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  24. I love the pictures. I wish I could go there.

    I hope you are having a great weekend.

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  25. amazing pics¡¡ nice graffities on the walls and peaceful and great the last pic¡¡¡

    kisses

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  26. Love your photos! Love all the quirkiness that's venice.

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  27. wow it really looks like an amazing place! love your pictures

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  28. wow those cake stands are so cool!

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  29. Great photos! Venice is a gem to Southern California xx

    Aisha
    www.themiddleofhere.com

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