Day 75: Unique LA (DTLA)

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Day 58: Small Business Saturday (Wherever you are!)

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Day 18: La Vitrine Designs by Musti

I was looking for something special to give my niece for her 16th birthday.  A girlfriend recommended that I visit La Vitrine Designs by Musti, at 1119 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica.  You know when you walk in someplace and it has great energy, this store has it.  Musti designs and makes all his jewelry in-house, he also told me that he does repairs.  His eyes lit up as he talked about taking antique pieces and making them into something new.  We also shared a laugh because the paparazzi were next door snapping photos of some starlet getting her nails done that we had never heard of…

In my case, I walked out with a crochet seed pearl necklace that could also be wrapped and worn as a bracelet. A perfect, understated piece of jewelry that fits my nieces  personality and my pocketbook.  My friend made an excellent referral that I am happy to pass along…