September 20, 2013
Venice Beach Canals - California
Vogue magazine recently did a feature on jewelry designer, Irene Neuwirth's beautiful home (top pic) situated on the Venice Canals – it took me back to our own Californian adventure...we spent a day hanging around the Venice area.
Everyone flocks to the
famous Venice beach but we started our morning with breakfast and good coffee at Abbot’s Habit, a café popular with the locals and then a
long stroll around
Abbott Kienny Blvd.
I really enjoyed the area's laid back boho vibe, creative types everywhere and interesting shops selling unique finds ...I knew I wanted to explore the canals having read about them.
We actually came a little unprepared without a map but stumbled on them having noticed a few 'No through roads' so a little bit of investigating, we found the path!
What a delightful little neighborhood tucked away and not far from the famous beach.
Beautiful homes and lovely gardens!
We walked around enjoying the tranquil canal area - a little hidden gem in Los Angeles and off the tourist path - we waved to a baby and his dad (or babysitter?) having breakfast on their porch, we said hello to others in their garden catching the morning sun...had a bit of a sticky-beek into the lovely homes on display...
* to see more of Irene's home in Venice - The Local Rose did a gorgeous feature on her blog
* Glitter Guide: Shop the Street - Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice
* Moon Juice shop - Rose Ave, Venice
* another blog post about the Venice Canals via California Through my Lens