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Swoon! A Cult Favorite Shoe Designer Shows Us Around Her Dreamy Studio

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    Twice is luck, three times is a trend — but, what do you call it when every cute girl is wearing handmade shoes by the same designer? Investigation time! Turns out, local superstar Beatrice Valenzuela not only creates supremely comfortable and cool sandals and moccasins, she's also a master in la bella vita.

    It was love at first sight when Bea welcomed us into her treehouse-style enclave in the heart of Echo Park, freshly muddled tisane in one hand and sumptuous leather goods in the other. We’re seriously digging how she manages to seamlessly integrate her living and working spaces (And those views? We’re digging those too!). Oh, by the way, we’re keeping her address all to ourselves — we called dibs on this new BFF!

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