When you go to Venice, you stroll Abbot Kinney; it’s what you do. It’s the neighborhood’s main drag, packed with boutiques and cafés. We spent a couple hours walking up and down the street, popping into stores here and there. I’m not big on clothes shopping, especially if I’m with other people so I wasn’t really trying on dresses while my beau stood by, waiting. I did, however, love roaming the nooks at Tumbleweed & Dandelion, a home furnishings and goods store.
I was drawn to the store because the porch area was so inviting. It looked like a cute beach house – like it had been dropped here from the Hamptons – and the shabby chic vibes and intoxicating candle aroma pulled me in.
The bones are that of an actual home…which I think it once was. And apparently they do custom furniture too – a very cool service – so you can really live that Tumbleweed & Dandelion life if you want.
I loved all the vintage goods – there was a seaglass garland, a wall of vintage green glass bottles, and framed illustrations. The owner had just come back from a trip to Paris and brought some vintage street signs back with her. I, in turn, brought one back with me. I can’t wait to hang it on the gallery wall I’m building out.
There’s a lot of green juice in Venice and everything seems to take on that feel after a while. It was nice to have this French countryside/beachy retreat.