A boutique-hopping spree with renowned design star Kathryn M. Ireland yields bright discoveries in her sunny California hometown.
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A Day in Venice
"My shopping strategy? I go to whatever my eye is drawn to when I walk into a shop, and work my way around. I don't have any rules; I just go with what my gut feels." – Kathryn M. Ireland
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10:35 A.M.: The Mart Collective
"These red chairs would be great for a house I'm doing in the Hamptons near the water—a splash of color in the kitchen." The Mart Collective; 1600 Lincoln Blvd.
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11:24 A.M.: General Store
"This shop has great ceramics, really good Japanese textiles, and interesting books, which are a big draw for me." General Store; 1801 Lincoln Blvd.
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12:08 P.M.: Late Sunday Afternoon
"I'm always looking for things for my godchildren. When I see something I like, I like to buy it. I'm giving this adorable Bear's Sea Escape book to my godson, who is 7; I've never seen this book before." Late Sunday Afternoon; 1920 Lincoln Blvd.
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12:40 P.M.: Superba Food + Bread
"This bakery and pastry counter is incredible. They do really good croissants for breakfast. And the cakes! I don't have just one here that I like; I like them all." Superba Food + Bread; 1900 S. Lincoln Blvd.
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1:15 P.M.: Lily Ashwell
"I bought some nice, off-white, Chinese-inspired mugs and bowls for breakfast. I never seem to have enough bowls. They're simple, not fussy— fitting for a beach house." Lily Ashwell; 566 Rose Ave.
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1:35 P.M.: Gjusta
"I got a salami sandwich on the run. On any given day you hear French, Italian, English with a British accent here—it's like you're on holiday." Gjusta; 320 Sunset Ave.
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2:15 P.M. Surfing Cowboys
"It's retro Venice chic. I always find something. The surfboards! Love! It's the equivalent of hanging art." Surfing Cowboys; 12553 Venice Blvd.