If you are searching for a truly eclectic shopping experience, look no further than Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. This bustling district, which stretches from Venice Boulevard to Pacific Avenue, is a popular destination for Boho chic shoppers. Dubbed "the coolest block in America" by GQ, Abbot Kinney is home to one-of-kind local goods as well as internationally recognized brands. Shoppers in the know come to Abbot Kinney on the first Friday night of each month for a unique shopping experience. During Abbot Kinney First Fridays, the boulevard becomes a street festival filled with live music, food trucks and more. But you can visit Abbot Kinney any day for a memorable shopping experience.
Lubov Azria is the Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP. Established in 1989 in Los Angeles by Founder and CEO Max Azria, BCBGMAXAZRIA is recognized globally for its high-quality, chic and sophisticated offerings. Lubov joined the company as a designer in 1991 and was named Creative Director in 1996. During Lubov’s tenure, the BCBGMAXAZRIA brand has evolved from an emerging contemporary line to one of America's leading design houses, with collections that include evening dresses, denim, outerwear, footwear, swimwear, handbags and small leather goods. In recognition of her accomplishments as a designer and creative leader, Lubov was inducted into the CFDA in 2010.
Read on for Lubov Azria's favorite places in L.A., from shopping and museums to great dining spots for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, the City of Beverly Hills turns 100 years old. The entire community is invited to a year-long celebration that includes exclusive offers, local events and community activities that pay tribute to the past, present and future of Beverly Hills. Commemorative items include a centennial pin; a centennial coffee mug; cookbook featuring Beverly Hills chefs; and In the Spirit of Beverly Hills, a look back at 100 years of the city’s history. Events and activities include the Arts of Palm installation, photography exhibit, tree planting, time capsule and much more.
As part of the centennial celebration, several Beverly Hills hotels are participating in the Suite 100 program. Each hotel is featuring a redesigned suite that captures a time period from the last 100 years, with inspiration from celebrities, fashion and lifestyle trends. Rooms in the Suite 100 program are available for booking starting on Jan. 28, for stays from March 7 through December 2014.
For more information on the Beverly Hills Centennial, call 310.285.1080. A complete schedule of events is available online: www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/centennialcelebration.
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The holiday shopping season has begun in earnest, and retail centers across Los Angeles are bustling with activity. To help shoppers take a break or refuel, there are numerous restaurants conveniently located inside and nearby L.A.’s top shopping destinations. From world-famous Chinese dumplings to the flagship restaurant of a legendary chef, here are some of the best restaurants to get you through your gift buying list.