We love a visit to Venice Beach mainly for three reasons: food, food and food. OK, fine, there's a really nice ocean and everything, and some great shopping, but places like Gjelina, The Tasting Kitchen and Axe are really the key to our happiness. But suddenly, a jewelry oasis appeared last fall: the newest outpost of Todd Reed's raw diamond empire arrived on Abbott Kinney like a shot to our heart. Seriously, people, this place is heaven in the form of handcrafted wearable art. THIS CUFF FOR REAL THOUGH:
The massive three-floor space is magic. (So much so that Todd even built himself an apartment at the top. Hey, Todd, we are totally around if you need someone to dust and get your mail while you're back in Boulder. Call us!) Think living plant walls, feather decorations, incredible sculptures by Jeff Wise and a nicer than nice staff who tolerates us coming in at odd hours and trying on every piece of jewelry in the store (thank you again, Lily, Sarah and Anjanette).
Aren't on the West Coast? Take our virtual tour and just try not to literally rip every piece out of your screen. We dare you.
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We know you want to go there. Here's the details, lovers:
1511 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
310 450 7840