RADISH in LA - Part 2
Next up on the LA tour of our happy places, we are heading eastwards from the coast to Los Feliz, Silver Lake and beyond.
Start your day at Dinosaur Coffee , even if it's just for the cups featuring dancing dinosaurs wearing top hats and tails. They do good holiday decorations and you get a peep of The Hollywood Sign from outside.
There are lots of lovely independent shops around here, but favourites include Mollusk Surf Shop . We first visited their store in Venice Beach, after our friend Melly told us about these two brothers she'd met on shoot in Malibu who had started a surf brand. This Silverlake shop is also full of gems - obviously all your surfing supplies, but also beautiful printed tees, and prints… When we first visited LA this shop really stuck a chord, and partly inspired us starting Radish.
I love a stationary, even a Staples will do it. But Social Type is next level, a curated store of printed goodies . It is where we purchased these wonderful matches (pictured) and replenished our card supplies.
Nice for an evening browse is Silver Lake Farmer’s Market . A local produce market with added bonus of vintage stalls and independent brands. And with bonus bouncy castle when we last went.
If you are so lucky to visit on the second Sunday of the month, visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market . The biggest and best flea I ever did see, out in Pasadena, and I try and base my trips around it. Take lots of dollar, water and good shoes.
Lastly, of course, see a film. There are many original art deco cinemas around, especially Downtown. Try the Los Feliz 3 theatre, which has the most wonderful 30s decor.