Snake Oil Provisions | Long Beach, California

October 30, 2014


It's been a while since I've featured a Long Beach shop here on the blog, but I am excited to share with you one of LB's newest editions – Snake Oil Provisions. SOP is a men's shop with high quality, domestically sourced menswear and dry goods. The shop is small but filled with beautifully crafted menswear, some of which can only be found in their stores right here in Long Beach. I had the pleasure of meeting Miranda and Ben on one of my visits and discovered they both moved here from Atlanta and Miranda used to work at SCAD (my alma matter). It's always a nice surprise to meet others from ATL. If you're searching for a new men's shop in LB - Snake Oil Provisions is your place.


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Snake Oil Provisions
2742 East Broadway
Long Beach, California 90803

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Orn Hansen | Long Beach

February 18, 2014

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It's been a while since I've done a local small shop. Quite frankly I sort of ran out of local shop ideas, so if you're a reader and have some long beach favorites please let me know! Anyhow, last fall Orn Hansen popped into town, right next to Lord Windsors. It's a welcoming addition to this Long Beach corner and it excites me to see shops like these pop up in town. Orn Hansen caters to both men and women from clothing and jewelry to handmade soaps and leather goods. Everything in the store is made in the US and even a good handful of local LB artist are represented in the store. Be sure to check it out on your next visit to Long Beach!

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Orn Hansen / blog.jchongstudio.com
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ORN HANSEN
306 Cerritos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
714.402.8097

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Makai Coffee | Long Beach

April 10, 2013

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yay! long beach's got a new coffee shop – makai coffee the owner david and barista nick are very friendly and passionate about their coffee. the space is modern and clean filled with elementary type school chairs. they use all local roasters like rose park, true beans and lord windsor.

they are the new kid in town but i think they will be here to stay, looking forward to seeing how they will grow and update their shop. and excited to have a clean, bright place to work every now and then too!

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MAKAI COFFEE
2769 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Blu Button Boutique | Long Beach

March 27, 2013

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while i still think it's hard to find great eats in long beach there is one thing i know you can find in lb and that's unique vintage and retro items. blu button boutique is a women's fashion and accessories shop on 4th street. they carries an assortment of retro inspired clothing with a mix of vintage goods. if you could imagine modcloth.com's brick and mortar store this would be it. the owner esther kim is one of the friendliest and warmest shop owners i've met. every time i am in there she's always helpful and striking up a conversation. if you're ever in the area please do stop by and say hello!

are there any other shops you love to visit in long beach? i'd love to hear about them! i think i've covered my favorites.

BLU BUTTON BOUTIQUE
2112 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814
562.433.8780

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Flea Espresso | Long Beach

March 20, 2013

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a few weeks ago i stopped by flea espresso a newish coffee bar in long beach and had one of the prettiest drinks ever. the lavender steamer – made with a home made lavender syrup and some milk topped with an edible lavender spring! it was the first time i had ever heard of the lavender steamer, what other drinks have you guys tried that are out of the norm?

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG



Make Collectives + La Femme Vintage | Long Beach

March 13, 2013

have you guys seen this shop small commercial? it was actually filmed in long beach! while i drive past this area all the time i never took the time to stop by in any of the shops, but after i saw the commercial i decided to take a peak! this space houses two family shops – make collectives, a vintage home and records/vinyl shop and la femme vintage, vintage clothing and accessories. while i was there i met one of the owners kat engel who was so incredibly sweet. if you're ever in the area be sure to stop by to check out all their fun vintage finds!
MAKE COLLECTIVES + LA FEMME VINTAGE
430 E 1st St
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.612.0089

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

The Little Shop

March 06, 2013

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i stopped by canvas shop over the holidays and spotted a new shop had opened up next door, appropriately titled "the little shop". what a little gem, despite the size they carry some wonderful unique home items. they have handmade goods from local artist and vintage finds at reasonable prices. one of my all time favorite things they carry are these amazing dinosaur planters that the owner taylor sell created, seriously how do you not love them? they don't have an online shop yet, but looks like an etsy site might be in the works - perhaps with a little nudge she might put some up for sale online for those who aren't local.
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THE LITTLE SHOP
700 Marina Dr
Seal Beach, CA 90740
562.858.1422

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Explore Long Beach + Port LB

February 27, 2013

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i can't believe that in a week it will mark my forth year living in long beach. still after living here four years, if i am not working or traveling i usually spend by days at the beach so there is still a lot of uncovered territory i haven't explored in long beach. today i bring to you port long beach – it's a womens/men's apparel shop that is skate/surf inspired. while i don't consider myself a skate/surf girl they carry some brands i love like herschel and even have their own private label. while i think the style of some of the clothing doesn't fit my style i love coming in to browse.

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not too long ago they started carrying salud juice which i have to say is quite tasty!

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PORT LONG BEACH
3202 East Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.434.7678

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

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