A VISIT TO POKETO DOWNTOWN

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I've been wanting to go to the Poketo flagship store downtown for some time now and found the opportunity to this last weekend. Chalk full of great home wares, kid's toys, clothing, art books, bags, etc., it's a mecca for unique items that I can easily envision living happily in my home. My favorites were the Abbesses ceramic creamers and plates (delicate in their french/farmhouse simplicity), mini planters (with bold rims and cute succulents peeking out), Chapparal bottles (filled with desert ephemera), and great individual totes made by artists showcasing Los Angeles pride. It's located in a fun neighborhood just east of downtown that I recommend you give yourself time to explore after going "oooh" and "ahhh" in Poketo.