must shop // Le Labo in Venice Beach

My trip recap to Venice Beach is still in the works, but I wanted to share an experience I had while wandering Abbott Kinney: the Le Labo shop. My very first job ever after college was designing packaging for candles, so I’m pretty well-versed in Le Labo’s incredible candles and fragrances. What I wasn’t prepared for, however, was the total WOW experience of being in the physical store. This boutique had all the makings of that modern day apothecary feel: amber tinted glass, black details, and gooorgeous labels. The shop itself is pretty cool: the bar in the front is a great place to customize your own scent, while the back has much more of a lounge vibe.

must shop // le labo in venice beachFor those not versed in Le Labo, they stand for ‘soulful fragrances’ and the power of the handmade. In fact, all candles are hand-poured, all of the fragrances are hand-formulated, and even the roses are hand-picked.

must shop // le labo in venice beachPlus, the store has it’s very own (and free) photobooth! My friend and I had a blast taking advantage of this find. Noodle even got a few shots.

must shop // le labo in venice beachIf you’re headed to Venice Beach, be sure to check out the shop at 1138 Abbott Kinney Blvd.

photography by Jojotastic

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  1. 8.8.14
    Nina said:

    The Venice shop sounds like so much fun! I’ve only been to the one in NYC and that was a special experience. The make it so personal. Thanks for sharing!

    • 8.10.14
      joanna said:

      i need to go to the new york one next!

  2. 8.5.14
    retrospeth said:

    Henry gave me the Figue candle as a Best Lady present back in March–it says “Best Sister Ever.” :-D

  3. 8.5.14
    elleyao said:

    No mention of the deliciously scented santal notebook I got you?? ;)

    Does it still have the scent or has it worn away?

    • 8.5.14
      joanna said:

      oh, YOU. i keep it in my underwear drawer to make them all smell good. still kind of smells :)