Two Silver Strand Resident Establishments for the Creative and the Gourmet

At least two of our Silver Strand residents have businesses worth visiting. Ermie Leonard and her daughter Shannon run Beadniks, a great source for those interested in beading and jewelry making. She has a terrific selection of beads, chains, findings and jewelry tools. The store also holds classes. Location: 203 Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica, Ca. Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12pm-6pm.

Beadniks Santa Monica, CA: photo courtesy Beadniks

Kristy Choo is the proprietress of  Jin Patisserie, a delightful place for lunch or afternoon tea in a charming outdoor patio setting. Jin serves delicious, delicate finger sandwiches, salads,  scones, a wide variety of exotic teas, and hand-crafted desserts which are works of art. Her handmade chocolates, beautifully boxed, and macaroons make great presents. Address: 1202 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (at Aragon Court), Venice, CA. Hours: Tue-Sunday 10:30am-7pm

Handmade Chocolates from Jin Patisserie, Venice, CA. Photo courtesy Jin Patisserie.

Desserts at Jin Patisserie, Venice, CA. Photo courtesy Jin Patisserie

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