John Rabe checks out the grand opening of the Annette Green Perfume Museum, the only museum in the United States devoted to fragrance. The museum is at the Fashion Institution of Design and Merchandising in downtown. The the namesake of the odiferous museum is the former president of the Fragrance Foundation.
Botanicas are sort of spiritual convenience stores. They sell candles, beneficial herbs, sacred items, and services ... like fortune-telling and rituals.
Botanica El Congo Manuel
5712 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90038-3202
El Mercardito in East LA is part swap meet, part food court. And it's where you can find authentic Mexican treats. Queena Kim went for a tour with a group of foodies a few Sundays ago.
3425 East 1st St.
East Los Angeles, CA 90063
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