Make the most of the inevitable long wait for Gjelina brunch by walking down the sidewalk to Firefly, a sweet little shop with a beachy vibe, filled with carefully selected clothing, art and architecture books, kitchen and home goods, cards, jewelry, gifts and other knickknacks that epitomize Abbot Kinney cool. You don't think you need a heating pad with a cozy heart sweater wrapped around it — until you do. And if it's brunch for the entire family, Kid Firefly is a few steps away, filled with unique toys, books and gadgets so your children will be occupied while you enjoy your mushroom toast and wine. 1409 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 450-6288,

—Jacy Wojcik

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