Contributing editor Carolynn Carreño takes us on a low-key “daycation” of strolling canals, bohemian shops, and gourmet cafés in her favorite neighborhood, Venice Beach.
Photographer Thomas J. Story
No matter where else I’m headed on the boulevard, I try to make time to scan the shelves at Equator Books (1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd.; 310/399-5544 or equatorbooks.com). I also love the bright, fresh atmosphere of Vert (1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd.; 310/581-6126 or vertla.com), a sunlit shop showcasing natural products from perfumes and lotions to makeup, baby products, and candles―all chosen for being organic, environmentally friendly, or otherwise qualifying as, well, vert
Left: One of the city’s Technicolor murals