Photos by Alek & Steph
So, I am not one of the many gay men on this planet who is blessed with the best of fashion senses. I often rely on my friends and loved ones to dress me appropriately. So it will not be often that I write about a clothing boutique.
Sugar on La Brea is special to me and it’s not because of the clothes that you find inside. Sure they dress Paris and Nikki Hilton, the cast of ‘High School Musical”, Scarlet Johansson, the Duff Sisters, The Desperate House-wives (to name only a few)… but the real treasure (and I am speaking only for the men in the house) is that in addition to selling high end garments, the store also provides the most delicious freakin’ cupcakes I have ever had. Ranging in flavor from blueberry pancake to peanut butter and jelly these cupcakes are pure evil in bite size form. Forget the leading cupcake stores you can find scattered all over Beverly Hills, Sugar on LaBrea is where it’s at.
This place is brilliant because it’s a clothing boutique that a young lady’s beau will actually WANT to go to.
The icing on the cake of this fabulous find is the owners of the store. Kelley West and Jeanette Chivvis (the cupcakes are hand made by Jeanette’s loving husband David) are the sweetest imports the South has ever offered. You are always greeted with a giant smile and if you are lucky enough a great big Texas hug. Being proper Southern-belles, the girls never let you leave without eating some sweets, and that my friend is the perfect shopping experience.
Sugar on LaBrea is located on La Brea Ave just south of Melrose (323-965-0359). Visit sugaronlabrea.com for you daily fix.