The holiday season is fantastic for everyone. Except the dude known to his pals as “the guy who has everything.”
Year after year you rack your brain and end up giving him gag gifts or handing over lotto tickets and paper-bagged bottles. And season’s end, he’s wondering what do to with another Darth Vader Mr. Potato Head and fourteen fifths of Dewar’s.
If only his friends and fam shopped at the newly opened A+R in Silver Lake.
The shelves at the tiny store are packed with high-design presents you won’t find anywhere else — most of the stuff is imported from overseas. Like ultra-modern drinking glasses from Denmark’s Orskov, handy garlic cards from Sweden (only six bucks!), and silly yet stylish Pinocchio toilet brushes from Italy’s Vice Versa.
The meticulously edited inventory also includes gift cards, T-shirts, and signed photography books.
And if you want to pick up a little something for yourself, check out the felt handbags and slippers from Pia Wallen, pooling olive oil dishes, and Bling-Blink diamondy rings.
After all, you’re not the one with the already-has-everything problem.
A+R, 1716 Silver Lake Boulevard, between Effie Street and Swan Place, Silver Lake (323-913-9558).