LADY GUIDE: Los Angeles, CA

 PALM-LINED STREETS OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

PALM-LINED STREETS OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

 
 
 

CHOCOLATIERS:

 

Teuscher

9548 Brighton Way

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

(310) 276-2776

A wonderland of fish, cats, butterflies, and airplanes, Teuscher has a Swiss chocolate to suit every mood. Their whimsical truffle boxes (rosy-cheeked ladybugs, grinning mice, blooming flowers), handcrafted from silk and crepe paper, are unique, unforgettable, and impossible not to keep. $$

 

Edelweiss Chocolates

444 N Canon Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

(310) 275-0341

Open since 1942 (with display placards denoting Frank Sinatra and Rita Hayworth’s favorites), Edelweiss is a glimpse into classic, small-town Beverly Hills. This in an old fashioned, family-owned operation; ideal for those experiencing Beverly Hills-induced ennui, a milk chocolate turtle or piece of dark chocolate covered honeycomb should help matters. $

 

Valerie Confections

3360 W 1st St

Los Angeles, CA 90004

(213) 739-8149

Recommended by Jacqui Getty

Housed in a Tudor style shopping structure, Valerie Confections offers up the most elegant edible gifts in Los Angeles, including seasonal truffles and delicate petit-fours flecked with crystallized rose petals, laced with cassis, and fit for a 16th century courtesan. $$

 

BOOKSTORES:

 

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd

West Hollywood, CA 90069

 

The Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St

Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

 
 
 

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