The rolling hillside bungalows dotting the landscape between Downtown L.A. and Pasadena belong to the quiet community of Highland Park.
This artist’s colony hearkens back to the spirit of a 1960s Venice, or the Silverlake of the 1970s. Find a spot on York Boulevard and explore the family-owned boutiques, the midcentury treasure troves and the countless neighborhood charms. • Ba Cal-French cuisine from chef James Graham, who previously worked with Anthony Bourdain in New York. 323-739-6243. • Shopclass A vintage furniture outpost from the founder of Mohawk General Store, an interior decorator and a collector. 323-258-2500. • Pop-Hop Books & Print A delightful consignment shop with a well-edited ’zine wall. 323-259-2490. • Matters of Space A design team displays custom work alongside home accents from other international artisans. 323-743-3267. • Galco’s Make your own or choose from a staggering variety at this 117-year-old soda pop shop. 323-255-7115. • Slow Culture Previously THIS gallery, the art and retail space showcases top local talent. slowculture.com. • Sunbeam Vintage All the Eames, Knoll and Baughman you could ask for. 323-908-9743.
Written by Kelsey McKinnon and Megan Meyer.