We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, shopping in L.A. is a more than a passing fancy- it is a way of life. Shopping is the cause and cure of all that ails the City of Angels. Well, shopping and the Lakers, but you get the idea.
When the holidays roll around it all goes into high gear. A higher gear. It’s a blur, really.
We talked earlier about The Americana at Brand and the seasonal delights it offers to locals and visitors alike. It’s a great place. However, The Grove is the original in that respective mold and it still the best. Not only that, unlike The Americana, it is upscale but still affordable.
It’s a place to see and a place to be seen. Celebrities are everywhere.
The seasonal decor is very festive. There is a musical water show in the fountain, live bands and a very quaint cottage in which Santa spends his days gathering Christmas wishes from children, starlets and even canines. It snows twice nightly.
One of my favorite things about The Grove is that it is adjacent to a Farmer’s Market that houses some of the best food in the area, from crepes to BBQ. It is in this market that you will find a little bar that serves Anchor Steam’s Xmas Ale on tap, and that is the greatest gift of all.
The Grove is holiday shopping at its best, and it represents L.A. pretty well, too.
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All photos by Tricia Honea