visiting Venice?

If you're coming to my neck of the woods (where the trees are the tall, skinny kind as seen above), and want to know all about my favorite places, then this little write up I did for Vianza's Indie City Guide could be helpful.

Santa Monica and Venice are well known for their fantastic weather, beaches, dining and shopping. There’s certainly no shortage of shopping. Between the Third Street Promenade offering an array of chain stores in an outdoor setting and the Venice Boardwalk with its’ eclectic mix of people watching and hand made creations, there are plenty of hip places to shop. There are also a number of fantastic streets with great eateries mixed in with galleries, like Main Street, Montana Ave and Abbot Kinney Blvd. It was difficult to narrow down, but here is a list of 5 favorite independent shops.
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Thanks to all who ordered the travel kits - we are sold out and will work on putting together another batch soon.

PS - If you're interested, there's a little interview on Scrapbook & Cards Today as well as a chance to win some of my new line, Sketchbook!