The AOTCH Team’s Top Local Small Businesses
While this holiday season might look a little different this year, it’s more important than ever to support our local communities and business owners. This year, we’re looking forward to participating in Shop Small Saturday for our holiday shopping. These local small businesses were hand picked by the AOTCH team as some our favorite local places to shop and eat. Happy shopping!
Cult favorite Grace Eleyae’s silk and satin-lined slaps (hair bonnets) are both form and fashion. The silk and satin lining eliminates friction and helps keep hair hydrated. She has a range of products in a wide range of colors and her wool hats are featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2020 list.
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The Well Refill
The Well Refill in Topanga is a clean refill station offering low-waste essentials for home and body. Customers can bring their own or purchase containers and stock up on household cleaning supplies, beauty products and even pet products. There is also a variety of ethically sourced and second hand home accessories to help you towards a lower waste lifestyle.
Pine Tree Circle, 120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Ste 100, Topanga
Escape Day Spa
Is there a better gift than a spa treatment? Escape Day Spa offers a variety of beauty services, including but not limited to facials, light therapy, a variety of massages and reflexology. Purchase a gift card here.
11497 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City
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Mack & Myyles Jewelry
Created by LA based designer, Leslee Livingston, Mack & Myyles Jewelry are handmade, gold filled, water resistant everyday statement pieces for the fierce, confident and powerful woman. Shop the collection here.
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Number One Beauty
Family-owned Number One Beauty has been on Montana Ave in Santa Monica for 35 years and in our humble opinion, is THE best beauty supply in LA. They offer fantastic customer service and carry everything: high-end cosmetic products, hair products, perfumes and fragrances, nail products and hard-to-find and imported beauty products.
1426 Montana Ave, Santa Monica
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Lundeen’s Gift Shop
Full of cool, creative, beautiful, unusual items. No matter who you’re shopping for you can find something original and interesting at Lundeen’s. Peruse their selection in-store in downtown Culver City or you shop via DM on their Instagram page.
9726 Washington Blvd, Culver City
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Lucca West Salon
Diane Carolan owner of Lucca great colorist – she’s got a great eye, she’s reasonably priced and she’s FAST. Check out their FB page for more info and call 310-575-1566 to make an appointment.
11614 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles
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Originally a fashion boutique, Queens Boutique became a plant shop as a result of the pandemic. Owner Amorette Brooms pivoted from fashion to flowers when restrictions kicked in and her 200-square-foot shop (a favorite of Insecure’s Issa Rae,) now sells a variety of plants and beautifully painted pots. Check out the selection here.
5011 W Pico Blvd. Los Angeles
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Annie’s Soul Delicious
Soul food made fresh from scratch and cooked with lots of love. Explore their menu from their best selling oxtails to the most delicious banana pudding, there is something for everyone!
1066 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles
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Eclectic, super delicious and healthy fare. Plus they offer family meals for 4 for a great price. Explore their menu here.
5544 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles
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Famous for their breakfast burrito, the Rico Sauve, The Rooster opened its first permanent location last year. The tasty breakfast menu also includes the Bodega (breakfast sandwich), Basic B (avocado toast), DJ Squalls (brioche French toast) and more. Order here.
8809 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles
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Family owned and operated since 2018, Ronan is a key fixture on the Melrose Ave restaurant scene. Husband and wife team, Chef Daniel Cutler and his wife, Caitlin, have created a menu of seasonal share plates and Neapolitan pizza, voted one of the best in the city by Eater LA. Order takeout, delivery or a gift card here.
7315 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
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Sweet Red Peach
Sweet Red Peach is a family owned and operated bakery located in Inglewood. Whether you want an extravagant tiered wedding cake or just a pan of “homemade peach cobbler” – they can do it all.Their tasty treats are available for same day curbside pickup or for larger quantities, you can pre-order.
1035 S Prairie Ave #2, Inglewood