i'm not terribly inclined to write about places in los angeles; i'm more determined to leave than I am to stay. but one of my favorite places within the city is venice. not the sweltering sidewalks in venice beach—but the ever-changing scene surrounding abbot kinney. everything in this area is perfectly curated: from the restaurant patios to storefront signs. crowds of LA's best dressed and savvy tourists are drawn here for a reason; the shops are irritatingly inviting and the food—on abbot kinney especially—is some of the best in the city.