If you live in Los Angeles, you know that people love to visit. And, when they come for the holidays, you often know what they'll ask to do before they even arrive (and there are only so many times you can go ice-skating outside or hit up The Grove). This year, counter their suggestions with a few of your own — spots that only a local would know but anyone could love.
To help you along, we planned the perfect day in a rapidly changing neighborhood that doesn't get enough love: Downtown. And, with some help from Fossil, we found the perfect tour guide in Melissa Sonico, a born-and-bred Angeleno with awesome taste and an eye for the unique and unexpected. The result is an itinerary for the ultimate L.A. holiday shopping day in a pocket of the city most visitors never even see. From a beautiful art space to a home-goods store unlike any other, it's time to kick off your adventure. Let's go.