Eve and I decided to make a journey to Venice Beach yesterday. One of our all time favorite places to visit is there on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. It is a store named Bountiful, owned by interior designer Sue Balmforth.
And of course what is a day to Venice without Jin Patisse!
Bountiful was inspiring, as we suspected. Soon our little wooded house will begin looking like this. That is our intention, a cross between Anthropology and Bountiful. I found this article to get us started. We will also be creating an inspiration board in the kitchen to keep our idea fresh in our minds eye.
The beeswax candles smelled amazing. These were the only botanical aromas in the store. All the perfumes and scented candles were created with synthetic aroma chemicals. Botanical perfume has not yet arrived at Bountiful.
Between the fluffy pillows and the crystal chandeliers I am reminded of my grandmother’s apartment on Avenida Libertador in Buenos Aires. Wonder what happened to those chandeliers? I sure do miss that apartment and my grandmother.
Next time you need to go on an Artist’s Date I recommend Abbot Kinney in Venice, lots of inspiration to be found.