Tis the season to be giving. Why not turn off your computer, stay away from the malls and support your local merchants.
FOR THE SWEET TOOTH:
Blissed Out Chocolate From their website: “Blissed Out is the brain child of friends Erika Martin and Nora Hamerman and is dedicated to bringing the purest, most bliss inducing chocolate to the world. We specialize in the highest quality organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, raw chocolates. Raw cacao, the main ingredient in all Blissed Out chocolate is one of the world’s most nutrient dense foods. Vast arrays of its nutrients are destroyed in the conventional chocolate making process. We at Blissed Out hand craft each small batch of chocolate in such a way that ensures the over 300+ antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals remain intact.“ Just visiting the Blissed Out website will get your taste buds buzzing!
FOR THE ECLECTIC:
Mount Washington Outpost in Highland Park offers vintage finds from the collection of Robert Hernandez. He sells, trades, and buys. Anyone is welcome to stop in and sell their own vintage items. Currently open on Saturdays and Sundays and some weekdays.
FOR THE BARGAIN HUNTER:
This weekend is the Last Weekend before Christmas! How about spending it at a flea market? What better place to find the perfect unique gift item than at The Flea Market at Dodger Stadium? This is the last big shopping weekend before Christmas and the perfect place to get all those last minute gifts.
FOR THE ART LOVER:
Want to learn more about artists in your neighborhood and where they work. Two great resources are right at your fingers:
Arroyo Seco Arts Collective hosts the annual North by Northwest, a self guided tour featuring more than 100 artists in homes and studios in Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glassell Park, Montecito Heights and Mount Washington and offers links to website of local artists. The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock exhibits artwork and performances by local artist.