Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local Small Businesses in the San Fernando Valley

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BY  KAREN YOUNG Stay away from the madness of the malls and shop local, independently owned businesses. Despite the holiday rush, it’s guaranteed you’ll receive personal service and beautiful gift wrap. Here’s a list of some of my … [Read more...]

Emerald Forest: A Treasure Chest of a Gift Shop

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Bling. Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG Emerald Forest is my Cheers of gift shops. I first found it when I moved back to the San Fernando Valley in 1990. Whether I visit weekly or after a few months, there’s always a warm welcome — and when I leave, it’s always … [Read more...]

Razzle Dazzle Dazzles Shoppers of All Ages

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BY SUSAN SPILLMAN It’s not often that my eight-year-old daughter, Lily, and I get excited about shopping at the same store.  But Razzle Dazzle in Studio City is the exception.   Even though the boutique is only 1,100 square feet, it’s so … [Read more...]