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Discovering Westwood Village, Los Angeles

When many people think about L.A., they imagine a sprawling, homogenous metropolis. In actuality, L.A. is a series of neighborhoods with distinct personalities; Westwood Village is one of these areas.

 

Given its proximity to the UCLA campus, Westwood Village is a popular place for students to hang out. However, Westwood pulls a variety of demographics thanks to its diverse shops and eateries.

 

Shops

 

Art One Gallery (1036 Broxton Avenue):

This eclectic gallery features pieces from a variety of artists working in different media— the perfect place to find a truly unique remembrance of your trip to California.

 

Flax: Pen to Paper (1078 Gayley Avenue):
This beautiful boutique features fine pens and papers, and reminds us of the importance of life’s daily luxuries. Whether you’re browsing or buying, shopping at Flax is a delightful experience.

 

Ai Wish (10920 Kinross Avenue):
An upscale clothing boutique, Ai Wish features envy-inspiring designer threads and accessories. Bring home some California style.

 

Eateries

 

Soleil Westwood
1386 Westwood Blvd
(310) 441-5384
A French and French-Canadian style bistro (yes, they serve poutine!), Soleil is known for its fresh, flavorful fare and charming ambiance. This is the perfect spot for a casual lunch.

 

Mongols
1064 Gayley Avenue
310-824-3377
Attention meat eaters, this Mongolian restaurant will satisfy your appetite and make your wallet happy at the same time (a favorite among UCLA students). This is a great place to grab some quick, filling cuisine before exploring Westwood Village.

 

Asuka Restaurant
1266 Westwood Blvd.
310-474-7412
If fresh, delicious sushi is what you crave, then look no further. Asuka serves wonderful Japanese cuisine in a clean, simple setting. Enjoy a meal here before catching a film at the historic Crest theater (adjacent).

For more ideas, see: http://www.westwoodblvd.com

 


CC Flickr photo credit: AndrewGorden

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