Miss Iris: Let’s play Eye Spy.
Mr. Pupil: Al-retina-roo.
MI: Eye spy a wee storefront on Beverly near La Brea.
MP: Is it a clothing boutique?
MI: Partially, due to an ogle-worthy selection of consignment designer threads. Scan the racks for an Yves Saint Laurent fox fur jacket, va-va-voom sheer Givenchy frock, and an Alexander McQueen wool scarf.
MP: Is the owner a looker?
MI: Yes, but former model and vintage decor virtuoso Taylor King is on a mission to give your house insightful style with objets d’art (1970s brass horse-head bookends), barware (signed Fred Press tumblers), and groovy furniture (a Sperry compass floor lamp).
MP: Are the giftables out of sight?
MI: You know it. Find The New Yorker cartoon greeting cards, Kai body lotion, TokyoMilk perfumes, and a revolving exhibition of for-sale artwork (currently, Matthew C. Miller’s dreamy photography).
MP: Is it Espionage?
MI: Indeed. When it comes to wall-to-wall vision, it scores a twenty-twenty.
Espionage, 7456 Beverly Boulevard, at North Vista Street, Mid-City (323-272-4942 or soespionage.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Espionage