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Los Angeles has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around LA that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
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Heather Taylor does it all. She has an art gallery, has a newly-launched line of linens and manages to update her blog on the regular. How she has free time is anyone's guess, but when she does, she frequents Canyon Gourmet in Topanga Canyon for food, candles, clutches and more.
One of my favorite places to shop for chic gifts and gourmet food products is Canyon Gourmet in Topanga Canyon. Owned by stylist Danielle King and commercial director Peter Kagan, this charming shop in the middle of the canyon is a mini paradise for a foodie like me. King and Kagan have curated a feast, culling a selection of the best of what is happening in the LA food scene (and beyond). I usually fill my basket with a couple of ice cream sandwiches from Carmela, freshly baked bread from Tavern, Golden Milk from Moon Juice, and Suzanne Goin's frozen pot pies. Along with these specialty items, the market stocks high quality essentials like farmers' market produce, local honey and specialty chocolate and cheeses handpicked by the discerning couple. To accompany all this great foodstuff, Canyon Gourmet sells linens, vintage Dansk teak serving platters and Clare Vivier leather catchalls. Even for an eastsider like me, this place is worthy of a field trip.
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