Nestled in the heart of Venice Beach, Abbot Kinney Boulevard is one of Los Angele’s hippest areas for unique shopping, featuring home-grown artists and designers in a mix of modern chic and old school. We sipped the most delicious gin and tonics and spoke with Dr. Hoff of Hoff Optometry on Abbott Kinney to find out the very best in the neighborhood.
Can you please tell us a little bit about your practice? I am a 1992 Graduate of Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, CA, a 20 year Santa Monica resident, and 2 1/2 years on Abbot Kinney Boulevard – the perfect beach neighborhood, eclectic and friendly. What are you always searching for perfection in? A margarita Peace, culture, or adventure? Peace, a quiet beach bike ride in the morning or at sunset. Perfect souvenir? Shells or stones. I have a jar filled with vacation finds. Favorite Beach? Ocean Park. Family oriented, clean with great views north and south. At the end of Ocean Park Boulevard.
Ocean Park Beach, July 4th 1952, 2600 Barnard Way Santa Monica, CA 90405
Your favorite store? Tortoise – Japanese novelties
Tortoise 1342 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice CA 90291
Your favorite eatery? The Tasting Kitchen – small sharable plates, friendly staff
The Tasting Kitchen, 1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard Venice, CA 90291
Thank you Dr. Hoff!