Inspiring Lives Magazine Spring 2017: Issue 4 - Page 61

cottages to modern multi-million-dollar, multi-level abodes. Curious about Albert Kinney, I headed to Albert Kinney Blvd., the mecca of upscale dining and shop- ping in Venice Beach. This busy street is lined with interesting and varied boutiques selling antiques, designer clothing, consignment wares, fine arts and crafts and one-of-a-kind items for the home. One of my favorite little shops was the Happy Socks store filled with the most diverse and colorful collection of high-quality socks made in Sweden. After much de- liberation, I decided on a pair covered in hot air bal- loons as my perfect souvenir! Amidst the shops on Albert Kinney Blvd. are a variety of unique bars and eateries offering delicious treats. I sampled a blueberry bourbon basil donut at Blue Star Donuts and Coffee. Made from a classic French recipe, the donut dough takes 18 hours to pre- pare and is made by hand daily. These are truly β€œdo- nuts for grownups.” What better way to follow a gour- met donut than with a scoop of sea salt with caramel ribbons gourmet ice cream at the popular Straw and Salt Ice Cream Shop? This charming ice cream store uses all local organic ingredients to make their unique small batch varieties. While walking back to my ho- tel, Eggslut caught my attention as I needed a little protein. This eggs-only cafe makes eggs appetizing all day, every day. They offer cage-free organic egg sand- wiches on homemade brioche rolls and ample glasses of fresh-squeezed California orange juice. As the afternoon waned, I knew I did not want to miss the sunset. Sunset is an event in Venice Beach. People line the boardwalk and sit on the sand daily to watch the free show as Mother Nature paints the sky with light and color. I opted to watch the sunset from the posh High Rooftop Lounge. This beautiful cocktail lounge on the roof of the Hotel Erwin was packed with people on comfy pillowed sofas. There are multiple space heaters and cozy bl …Ή­•Ρ́ΥΑ½Έ)Ι•ΕΥ•ΝΠΈQ‘•Ι”₯́9<•ΡΡ₯Ήœ½±έ‘₯±”έ…э‘₯ΉœΡ‘”)ΝΥΈΌ‘½έΈ…Ё!₯ °…ΉΡ‘”Ω₯•ά₯́ΝΑ•Ρ…Υ±…Θ„ ”)ΝΥΙ”ΡΌ΅…­”„Ι•Ν•ΙΩ…Ρ₯½ΈΝΌε½ΧŠeΙ”Ή½Π‘₯Ν…ΑΑ½₯ΉΠ΄)•°…́ё”‰…ȁ‘…́„ΝΡΙ₯Π½ΥΑ…Ήδ±₯΅₯ΠΈ]₯Ρ 1½Μ)Ή•±•Μ…Ή₯Ρ́Ρέ₯Ή­±₯Ήœ±₯‘Ρ́ѼΡ‘”•…ΝЁ…ΉΡ‘”)A…₯™₯Œ=•…Έ…ΉΡ‘”Ν₯Ή­₯ΉœΝΥΈΡΌΡ‘”έ•ΝΠ°$έ…Μ)ΝΥΙΙ½ΥΉ‘•₯ΈΝ•ΉΝ½Ι䁑•±₯‘ΠΈ$Ν±½έ±δΝ₯ΑΑ•΅δ•ΰ΄)Α•ΉΝ₯Ω”±…Ν́½˜έ₯Ή”…ΉΝ…Ω½Ι••Ω•Ι䁡½΅•ΉΠΈ)́΅δ‘…䁍…΅”ΡΌ…Έ•Ή°$ΡΙ₯•ΡΌΡ‘₯Ή¬½˜‘½ά$)έ½Υ±‘•ΝΙ₯‰”΅δΡΙ…Ω•°•αΑ•Ι₯•Ή”₯ΈY•Ή₯” •… Έ) ΥЁΡΙձ䰁΅δ‘…δ₯ΈY•Ή₯” •… …ΉΉ½Π‰”±…‰•±•°)™½Θ₯Ё݅́Ή½Π„ΝΡ•Ι•½ΡεΑ₯…°ƒŠq‰•…£Št‘…δ₯Έ…ΉδΝ•ΉΝ”)½˜Ρ‘”έ½ΙΈ=ΈΡ‘”½ΉΡΙ…Ι䰁₯Ρ́‘₯Ω•ΙΝ₯Ρ䁅Ή•Ή•Ιδ)ΝΌΑ±•…Ν…ΉΡ±δΝΥΙΑΙ₯Ν•΅”ΈQ‘•Ι”₯́ΉΌ‘½Υ‰Π₯Έ΅δ)΅₯ΉΡ‘…Ёё”ƒŠq΅Υ±Ρ₯Α±”Α•ΙΝ½Ή…±₯Ρ₯•ΟŠt½˜Ρ‘₯́‘…Ι΄΄)₯Ήœ‰•… Ρ½έΈέ₯±°•΅‰Ι…”•Ω•Ιε½Ή”έ‘ΌΩ₯Ν₯Ρϊ˜)Ρ‘•δ•ΙΡ…₯Ή±δ‘₯΅”ΈΈ)-₯΄‘±•δ₯́ё”½έΉ•Θ…ΉΡ½Υȁ‘•Ν₯Ή•Θ½˜A…ΝΝΑ½ΙЁѼ)A₯ΡΡΝ‰Υɝ °11 °„ΥΝΡ½΄Ρ½Υȁ‘•Ν₯Έ½΅Α…Ήδ™½ΘA₯ΡΡΜ΄)‰Υɝ …Ή‰•ε½Ή€‘έέάΉΑ…ΝΝΑ½ΙΡΡ½Α₯ΡΡΝ‰Υɝ Ή½΄€ΈM‘”)₯́…±ΝΌΡ‘”€Θȡ啅ȁͽ±”ΑΙ½ΑΙ₯•Ρ½Θ½˜ ‘…Ι…Ρ•Ί δ-₯΄°„)ΑΙ½™•ΝΝ₯½Ή…°ΝΡ½ΙεΡ•±±₯Ήœ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́₯Έέ•ΝΡ•ΙΈA•ΉΉΝε±Ω…Ή₯„(‘έέάΉ‘…Ι…Ρ•ΙΝ‰ε­₯΄Ή½΄€Έ)MAI%9€ΘΐΔά)%9MA%I%91%YL(ΨΔ