By Mary Lynch
The Los Angeles Times has given shout outs to several shops in Northeast Los Angeles this holiday season.
The Juicy Leaf in Glassell Park has made the Times’ list of “Latino-owned small businesses in L.A. to celebrate all year long.”
Leaf and Spine and Janel Foo in Highland Park and Raina J. Lee in Mount Washington are on the Times’ list of Asian American creative businesses that are “designing a better L.A.”
Here’s why the Times fell for these shops:
Acorn, a gift store, (1611 Colorado Blvd.) won praise for its “refreshing variety of accessories that won’t break the bank.”
Folia Collective, a plant store (5052 Eagle Rock Blvd.) got high marks for its attentive staff that will help you find the “perfect plant.” (Both Acorn and Folia are women-owned businesses that are participants in Shop Small Eagle Rock.)
Prelude & Dawn, a gift store, (5627 N. Figueroa St.) was singled out for its unique handmade candles and vintage and modern clothing.
The Juicy Leaf, a plant store, (2614 Arthur St., Suite B) was applauded for its eco-minded selections and personalized instructions for designing your own plant arrangements.
Leaf & Spine, a plant store, (5440 York Blvd.) won raves for its collections of rare and specialty plants.
Artist Janel Foo (janelfoo.com) was featured for her custom made, stained glass suncatchers.
Artist Raina J. Lee (rainajlee.com) was featured for her unique and beautiful ceramics.
Remember, this holiday shopping season, let’s keep it local.