If you haven’t yet ventured downtown for shopping, now’s the time with 54 awesome retailers to discover! DTLA is where you’ll find the most unique items and have the most fun and adventure in the process. Give yourself enough time to stop along the way…maybe start the day with breakfast at Pitchoun Bakery & Cafe across from Pershing Square and be sure to ignore the sign and DO walk into Please Do Not Enter next door. Wander in and out of some of the jewelry stores in the neighborhood and if you’re looking for diamonds, my go-to guy is Mervyn at Los Angeles Diamond Factory, 607 S. Hill Street, Suite 302. Tell him Mary, the napkin ring lady, sent you. He’ll know. From Hill Street, head one block east to Broadway and south to 9th Street. In this neighborhood you’ll find fabulous shops at the intersection of 9th and Broadway. By the time you’re done in this part of town, you may be ready for lunch. Any of the restaurants in this area are good, but my favorite is L.A. Chapter at Ace Hotel. After a relaxing lunch you’ll be ready to head down to South Park. But whether you Uber it, Metro Bike it, or go on foot..be sure to walk across the street from Ace Hotel and pop into Formerly Yes for a curated selection of well-priced modern gift options . I could go on and on… but just take a look at the map below and have fun planning your own shopping adventure. And if your excursion takes you downtown after December 17th, don’t miss the new Brigade store in South Park on the street level of the Marriott Courtyard building on Olympic Blvd. They have the best selection of all your favorite brands. And you’ll most likely have to set aside another day to cover all the great shopping territory there is in the Arts District!