1. Roseark is a hidden jewel, literally. They are purveyors of luxurious fashion themed fine jewelry and curated vintage jewelry pieces, along with exclusively represented artworks and specialty gifts, all located in an old charming Californian bungalow in the heart of West Hollywood. They have a great selection of men’s and unisex jewelry as well, making this a truly unique experience. They also carry pieces from my own jewelry collection, including my pave diamond ‘barrel vault' necklace that also works great for men looking super cool wound twice around the wrist.
2. The gift shop in Ron Robinson on Melrose Avenue always has the chicest little gifts along with a wonderful selection of coffee table books. They curate the pieces with both high design and humor in mind, always a little edgy which makes it interesting. Price points fit all pockets from $20 to $2000. I love their vintage art posters, especially the Chanel ones. Makes for the perfect gift for any lady in your life.
3. John Kelley is LA’s own couture chocolatier. They create the most delicious chocolates in their own atelier located in West Hollywood and will package custom boxes for your gifting delights. Their truffles are to die for and the semi-sweet walnut truffle fudge bar is my ultimate indulgence and a major gifting favorite.
4. Just One Eye is an exquisitely curated concept store located in a spectacular Art Deco building that was once home to Howard Hughes. The store has runway fashions, the latest designer sneakers, accessories and my favorite array of cool vintage items including many Hermès and Gucci pieces. The Valentino sneakers along with the vintage Hermès desk accessories are high on my own wish list!
5. Blackman Cruz is a very special design store, with collections of the mad and marvelous, from eccentric 18th-century cardinals chairs to wild spiked leather bean bags. Along with their decorative treasures and oddities, they have a wonderful selection of gift items, ranging from 1000-year-old Roman fertility tokens to polished Bronze candlesticks, a personal favorite of mine, from their eponymous collection.