Located in DTLA's Arts District, POKETO is a one-of-a-kind boutique with a little something for everyone. I really love and want to support stores, like this one, that carry wonderfully unique and handmade pieces, that you can't find just anywhere. I especially love their perfectly put together displays -- each with its own theme, telling its own story. Founded by husband and wife team, Ted Vadakan and Angie Ayung, POKETO recently opened a second location in Koreatown's Line Hotel. Here's a look into the flagship store.

The cash register displays house jewelry, sunglasses and Mast Brothers Chocolate.

I love this camp themed display.

The colorful and lively childrens' display, in front of datebooks and greeting cards.

Beautiful pouches, clutches and jewelry are displayed next to gorgeous brass desk accessories and pens.

Another story being told with this beautiful theme. And the copper watering can is outta sight!

Lovely homewares, books, baskets and two fabulous marble clocks.

A selection of design and entertaining books and magazine.

Handmade ceramics, flatware and other special items for the home.

Genius "LA" mugs.

And I saved the best for last: golden playing cards. I'll take a deck please!

POKETO is located at:

820 E. 3rd Street 

Downtown LA, CA 90013



I have true love and appreciation for a good kitchen towel. I find them to be one of the fastest and cheapest ways to freshen up my kitchen. I love hanging new dishtowels on my oven or folded on the counter, when I'm hosting a dinner or holiday party. Now that Spring is around the corner, I'm ready to liven things up with some new linens! Here are some that I am really digging right now.

Abanja Vertical Blue Stripe Mohamed Tea Towel via Lost & Found Shop 

Lucky Fish Neon Pink Tea Towel via ABC Carpet & Home

Anna Joyce Stars & Dots Tea Towels via Brika

Mel Kadel Streams and Fields Linen Tea Towels for Poketo

Red Honeycomb Pique Kitchen Towel from Maison Midi

Thalia Dishtowels from Anthropologie

Nine Space Bali Kitchen Towel via One Kings Lane

Coral and Tusk Feather Tea Towel via Lost & Found Shop 

Fort Makers Tea Towels from West Elm

Natural Linen Tea Towels, Made in France, from Jayson Home