Shi Jun Ng sees The Assembly, her coffee house on Robertson Boulevard, as a part of the WeHo neighborhood.
With Zellij Gallery, Faissel Farhi and his wife Ghizlane have created what may be “the” handmade Moroccan tile outlet in the United States, right in West Hollywood.
Aaron Cordell. You have to have noticed him. He’s that guy smart-phoning (maybe smoking a cigarette) on the northeast corner of Robertson and Beverly. Perhaps the best-dressed man in WeHo, he meticulously selects unlikely fabrics (like those for interiors), designs his own patterns – then has his clothes made by Klein Epstein & Parker (KEP), the made-to-measure outfit (sorry) that he is retail director of. When we met, his three-piece ensemble splattered the blues of a Chagal painting with the effect of Spin Art. He’s from Kansas City, but don’t let his midwestern politeness fool you. Cordell is so passionate about personal expression via fashion that he may be the first sartorial social worker you ever meet. “We are advisors,” he says and his most likely question for a client may be, “How does it feel?”