Thursday, November 17, 2011

Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Abbot Kinney Blvd is my favourite street in Venice
- unique, independent boutiques, cafes, restaurants,
hair dressers, art galleries... simply everything 
Some facts of Abbot Kinney's (1870-1920) work:
The Venice recreation area opened on July 4, 1905. 
Unfortunately for Kinney, the majority of the inhabitants of Venice of America 
did not share his interest in art and culture. 
By December 1905, Kinney knew his dream of creating 
a great cultural mecca had failed.  
The character of Venice succumbed to the beach-goers and 
summer holiday guests who frequented the community's many amusement attractions. 
Venice came to be known as the "Coney Island of the Pacific." 
By mid-January 1906, an area was built along the edge 
of the Grand Lagoon patterned after the amusement thoroughfares 
of the great 19th and 20th century expositions. 
It featured foreign exhibits, amusements, and freak shows. 
Trolley service was available from Downtown Los Angeles and nearby Santa Monica. 
Visitors were dazzled by the system of canals complete with gondolas 
and gondoliers brought in from Venice, Italy. 
Funny face!
Interesting looking roots of a palm tree
Hair dresser salon on Abbot Kinney
Lovely paper shop with a huge variety of cards
- bought there a cute extra small notebook
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Alexis Bittar is on Abbot Kinney
(already mentioned that on the previous blogging)
Viennese espresso by Julius Meinl
Something for a beach house
Cushion with NY flavour
Scandinavian interior decoration from Huset
The art gallery where saw that picture of funny face
Joe's on Abbot Kinney
- best restaurant in Venice and probably in whole LA!
- the food is gorgeous, imaginative but yet simple
Tasting Kitchen's also good 
The door to Tasting Kitchen
Famous Gjelina restaurant 

1 comment:

  1. I know that little hair salon! I'm hoping to get over to LA this summer.


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