C California Style

A large box of assorted signature bonbons.
Shelves lined with tubes of candied nuts and orange chips.
Inside the new Milla Chocolates.
Chocolate-covered caramelized almonds with bourbon sea salt in Weck jars.

Haute Chocolate

by C California Style

A modern sweets boutique in Culver City offers eye candy and more

It feels like a vast understatement to call Milla Chocolates’ first brick-and-mortar boutique a candy shop: After all, it’s envisioned by a Whitney Museum of American Art and Sotheby’s alum, and features an elegantly stark design scheme comprising black walnut, brass and marble. Here, artisan chocolatier and former art world maven Christine Sull Sarioz sells meticulously crafted confections (think impossibly shiny geometric chocolate bars filled with house-made praline). Sull Sarioz and her husband, Goktug Sarioz, the brand’s creative director, have also partnered with Coffee Manufactory to serve up espressos and the like—another elevated touch at this sweet spot. 9414 Venice Blvd., Culver City, 310-876-1021; millachocolates.com.

Written by KAREN PALMER.
Photography by ALI GOKAY SARIOZ.