Kings Road

1920s apartments and hair salons with catchy names
define the neighborhood around Kings Road in Los Angeles…

But my favorite spot of all is this place…

Kings Road newsstand

The Kings Newsstand, packed with foreign magazines. I love buying copies of French Vogue and the World of Interiors before heading next door to the coffee house, where they make lattes decorated with hearts…



30 Comments on Kings Road

  1. Taboo, is my mom's salon!
    i grew up in that salon and that whole area! my mom would be so stoked that you liked the name, and the sign!
    i love you blog by the way!

    – Lily Boughtwood

  2. The muted colors in these photos are spectacular. And I'd like a heart-shaped latte now, please.

  3. I would spend every penny in my pocket at the newsstand. Well, maybe leave enough for a latte.

  4. I so agree with you…there is nothing more fabulous than a newsstand that carries Euro reads!

    Love the photos…now I'm off for a latte! Yum!

  5. I love Kings Road! One of my favorites in LA, and my friend Shannon lives right there–between Joan's and Kings Road Coffee. (She was the first entry on my blog!) Such a great spot, and your photos really capture it. Lovely!

  6. It sounds like such an amazing place to visit. I would LOVE to come out there one day.

  7. I immediately thought of Kings Road London when I read your title – Your LA KIngs Rd looks like fun too, xv.

  8. bliss is right!! what a great way to spend an afternoon…the hearts are adorable.

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    come check out my blog, i've redone it completely… hopefully its a lot better. you're amazing :) xx

  10. I love looking through all the foreign magazines. I usally go to MagNation here in Melbourne to do that. A store dedicated to magazines, bliss!!

  11. My sister lives just a few blocks from there and that is one of my favorite cups of coffee anywhere.

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  13. Magazines & coffee? HEAVEN! Now a little Southern California sunshine and some good chatting company and I'd have it made! Hmmm? Who could I possibly chat with over coffee and magazines? 😉

  14. i love foreign magazines too! its so fun to see what kind of layouts they have, how styles are different around the world, and you can sort of travel vicariously.

    theres a book store that sells used books near where i live that sells a whole bunch of foreign mags and i would always end up spending more money than i should on all these intriguing foreign magazines (which are really expensive)

    anywhoo…i love the last photo. thats so cute!