A Little Known Shop
Handcrafted items ranging from monster plushies and art prints to jewelry and cute cotton aprons crowd the shelves at this new boutique, which spotlights the work of local artisans. $1 to $75. 714‑982‑8584, alittleknownshop.com
Rosie Posie Baby
A colorful selection of cloth diapers ($12 to $34) dominates this store, but items such as Aden & Anais bamboo swaddle blankets ($45) and Sakura Bloom carriers ($88) make it the perfect place for baby shower gifts. 714‑817‑0998, rosieposiebaby.com
Learn the basics of the dramatic Spanish dance at a drop-in class ($15 to $35) at this studio, owned by Justine Grover, a dancer with 20 years’ experience; or call ahead to arrange a private lesson. 323‑687‑4300, naranjitaflamenco.com
Order one of the lamb specials at this restaurant in the heart of Little Arabia. Traditional favorites—including shawarma, hummus, labne, and falafel—make it worth the trip. 512 S. Brookhurst St., 714-535-2878
This article originally appeared in the January 2014 issue.