Los Angeles is full of hyphenates: actor-directors, writer-producers, server-singers. Now there's a new spot that combines two of our favorite activities: shopping and dining. Introducing Motif, the combination consignment store and café.
Motif is a sophisticated affair from two siblings. First, the shopping: Sister Elishia Bolour uses her eye for interior design by filling the shop with an eclectic collection, including a Murano chandelier ($3,500), a chinoiserie chair ($850) and cut-glass vases ($150).
In the back of the store, there are well-edited designer racks. Numerous Chanels include an orange bouclé suit ($900) and a long black cashmere coat ($1,600). Medium-weight pantsuits from Fendi and Dolce and Gabbana (from $250) are perfect for year-round wear.
Through a doorway to the left is Café Motif, the bailiwick of sister Sasha Shokrian, who sources from area family farms to make her sandwiches, salads and smoothies. In the homey, bright space (and on the adjacent patio), there's free Wi-Fi, and guests linger over organic coffees and teas.
With so much to sample in both store and café, we'll be penciling in half-days to spend at Motif L.A.
Motif, 930 S. Robertson Blvd.; 424-777-0079 or motifla.com