I am just home from a week away on business to Las Vegas & Los Angeles. We managed to squeeze in one day enjoying personal pursuits, and I chose to spend a little bit of time at Michael Levine Fabric in downtown Los Angeles. There is so much fabric in stock that the retailer requires two locations: Upholstery & Drapery fabric at 919 South Maple Avenue and all other fabric across the street at 920 South Maple.
It was like walking into fabric heaven as I entered a world of bolts and bolts and bolts of fabric. This is just one aisle of printed cottons:
Unfortunately I didn't find the chinoiserie fabric I was looking for, although I did see a lot of beautiful asian designs such as these colourful Japanese prints:
Browsing Michael Levine was one of several highlights I experienced during my trip to LA, and if you're a fabric lover like me, I recommend a visit if you have the opportunity.