Snake Oil Provisions | Long Beach, California

It’s been a while since I’ve featured a Long Beach shop here on the blog, but I am excited to share with you one of LB’s newest editions – Snake Oil Provisions. SOP is a men’s shop with high quality, domestically sourced menswear and dry goods. The shop is small but filled with beautifully crafted menswear, some of which can only be found in their stores right here in Long Beach. I had the pleasure of meeting Miranda
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Orn Hansen | Long Beach

It’s been a while since I’ve done a local small shop. Quite frankly I sort of ran out of local shop ideas, so if you’re a reader and have some long beach favorites please let me know! Anyhow, last fall Orn Hansen popped into town, right next to Lord Windsors. It’s a welcoming addition to this Long Beach corner and it excites me to see shops like these pop up in town. Orn Hansen caters to both men
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Makai Coffee | Long Beach

yay! long beach’s got a new coffee shop – makai coffee the owner david and barista nick are very friendly and passionate about their coffee. the space is modern and clean filled with elementary type school chairs. they use all local roasters like rose park, true beans and lord windsor. they are the new kid in town but i think they will be here to stay, looking forward to seeing how they will grow and update their shop.
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Blu Button Boutique | Long Beach

while i still think it’s hard to find great eats in long beach there is one thing i know you can find in lb and that’s unique vintage and retro items. blu button boutique is a women’s fashion and accessories shop on 4th street. they carries an assortment of retro inspired clothing with a mix of vintage goods. if you could imagine modcloth.com‘s brick and mortar store this would be it. the owner esther kim is one of
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Flea Espresso | Long Beach

a few weeks ago i stopped by flea espresso a newish coffee bar in long beach and had one of the prettiest drinks ever. the lavender steamer – made with a home made lavender syrup and some milk topped with an edible lavender spring! it was the first time i had ever heard of the lavender steamer, what other drinks have you guys tried that are out of the norm? PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG
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Make Collectives + La Femme Vintage | Long Beach

have you guys seen this shop small commercial? it was actually filmed in long beach! while i drive past this area all the time i never took the time to stop by in any of the shops, but after i saw the commercial i decided to take a peak! this space houses two family shops – make collectives, a vintage home and records/vinyl shop and la femme vintage, vintage clothing and accessories. while i was there i met
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The Little Shop

i stopped by canvas shop over the holidays and spotted a new shop had opened up next door, appropriately titled “the little shop”. what a little gem, despite the size they carry some wonderful unique home items. they have handmade goods from local artist and vintage finds at reasonable prices. one of my all time favorite things they carry are these amazing dinosaur planters that the owner taylor sell created, seriously how do you not love them? they
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Explore Long Beach + Port LB

i can’t believe that in a week it will mark my forth year living in long beach. still after living here four years, if i am not working or traveling i usually spend by days at the beach so there is still a lot of uncovered territory i haven’t explored in long beach. today i bring to you port long beach – it’s a womens/men’s apparel shop that is skate/surf inspired. while i don’t consider myself a skate/surf
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Shop Small + Twig and Willow

last year american express asked me to document some of my favorite places to shop/eat small in collaboration with small business saturday, i was thrilled about the opportunity. there are lots of places i love in los angeles and i thought it would be fun to share a few photos from my shoot. i hope you’ll pay a visit to all of these unique shops. i first learned about twig and willow on design*sponge’s long beach city guide,
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Explore Long Beach + Canvas Shop // Seal Beach

well technically canvas shop is located in seal beach not long beach, but i am in love with this store. i stumbled upon this gem a few weeks ago while i was shopping at the adjacent floral shop. at first the name and surf boards in the front of the store threw me off – but once i was inside i was so thrilled to find so many of my favorite things. they carry clothes, home goods, magazines,
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