Weather has arrived in Los Angeles. They said it couldn't happen. They said we live in bikinis. And yet, as it does every December, the rain comes back with a howl and a gust.
If you've got a fireplace, lucky. If you got a fireplace that is actually fully stocked, with juniper kindling and a handsome screen and those little pinecone-y things that help give up pretty colors and smells, double lucky. If you don't, you might get down to a shop like Wilshire Fireplace.
There are seven around Southern California, the company has been around since the 1920s, and the last time we popped by the Beverly Hills shop -- which just happens to be conveniently located on Wilshire Boulevard -- we saw plenty of fireplace-related gewgaws.
Including fireplaces for people have no fireplace to speak of. Good browsing for the fireplace fan.