Gjelina Take Away aka GTA (1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd): If you’re not in the mood to deal with the massive lines (and steep prices) at Gjelina, GTA next door is the perfect place to get your fix of rich seasonal fare. We always have trouble deciding between the roasted butternut squash farro, the chopped kale salad, and the thin, crispy pizza with fontina and bitter greens. Even a simple turkey sandwich — served with dijon aioli, oregano dressing, and avocado — somehow provides a gourmet experience!
(1624 Abbot Kinney): The owners of this store, Wayne and Donna Gunther, are former fashion photographers, which is no surprise given their impeccable taste. At Surfing Cowboys, they have collected a charming and unique assortment of goods that make great gifts, as well as reasonably-priced, mid-century furniture that sparks our wildest design fantasies.
(1617 Abbot Kinney Blvd): This boutique floral studio is one of the most charming flower shops we’ve ever seen. Between the quaint old bird cages, romantic bouquets, and potted succulents, we are pretty much in love.