About Genie Davis

GENIE DAVIS is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer living in Los Angeles. Her novels range from suspense to romance, mystery, and literary fiction, with titles including mystery thriller Marathon, the noir Gun to the Head, and the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse, Between the Sheets and Animal Attraction. In film, her screen work also spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy, has written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and wrote and co-produced the independent film, Losing Hope. As a journalist, you can see her work in many publications including her own diversionsLA.com.

Fantasy Lighting: Indulge Your Lighting Dreams

At Fantasy Lighting, shoppers can indulge the glow of their lighting dreams. Custom lamps and shades along with vintage lighting and furnishings are the signature pieces in this stunning store on Melrose Ave. According to owner Mark Trabulus, the shop has been around in “one form or another for fifty years. I’ve owned it now […]

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Spartina: Rustic Italian in a Sleek Space

Opened in 2015, Spartina is a modern Italian trattoria, with sophisticated food and stylish flair. The extensive menu offers everything from grilled avocado to pizzas, and the exquisite pastas are as unique as they are tasty, from the cauliflower to the Burrata Ravioli with Sea Urchin. Chef and owner Stephen Kalt is in his element […]

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If You Give a Dog a Bone, Make it OrangeBone

OrangeBone is a delightful and modern shop catering to man’s best friend. The Melrose Avenue dog grooming salon and boutique shop always makes their customers feel at home, according to assistant manager Laura Peduto. “We are open and friendly, and we always make customers feel comfortable when they come in with their dogs. It’s really […]

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The Poke Shack: Laid-Back Hawaiian Style on Melrose Ave.

Simplicity is key at the Melrose Avenue outpost of The Poke Shack. It’s simply all about poke, smoothies, and acai bowls – and its simply fresh and delicious, too. The restaurant has two locations in Venice, but their Los Angeles location brings the fresh flavors of ocean fare to the shops and fun of Melrose. […]

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Going Stag

Melrose Ave.’s chic and airy Stag Hair is a small but sleek and always fun salon known as a great spot to try a new style or revitalize an old one. Owner and stylist, Lauren Bailey-Chaidez, says she loves creating textured cuts and timeless styles. She’s also a songwriter and guitarist for the band The […]

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Healthy and Fresh: Naturewell2

Naturewell2 organic juice bar on Melrose Ave. is one of four juice and poke shops owned by Tony Zablah, who started in Silver Lake ten years ago and has been on Melrose Ave. four successful years. “Being on Melrose is a good thing for the shop, especially last year and this year, it’s getting busier […]

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Mega Fun at MegaCity One

MegaCity One is the perfect spot for comic book and graphic novel fans to buy both popular and obscure favorites, and offers events for game enthusiasts, too. Located on Melrose for a near-historic thirty years, store owner John Goddard curates a wide selection of comic books, board games, collectibles, and even in-store Magic tournaments. According […]

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Frankie’s on Melrose: New York Meets LA

“I came from New York, and I wanted to feel like I was in New York,” says Frank Competelli, owner of Frankie’s on Melrose. “So I opened a restaurant on Melrose Avenue 30 years ago, and I pretended Melrose was Broadway,” he laughs. Today, he feels like a Californian, but the warm vibe of his […]

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Blinkbar: Blink and You Won’t Miss It

Beautiful lashes are a luxury, but one that’s easy-to-get one at the sleek Blinkbar. Clients rave about the full but natural look of these long-lasting lashes, as well as the cool pink and white interior of the salon that’s perfect for Melrose Ave. And the salon offers comfortable massage beds to relax on while “lashing […]

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Melrose La Brea Animal Hospital

At the Melrose La Brea Animal Hospital, modern treatment meets old-fashioned, warm-hearted neighborhood care. Dr. Edd Jordan has been healing animal patients since 1971, offering day, night, and emergency service as well as house calls and boarding. Yes, house calls: by day, by night, and for emergencies. Pet parents hail Jordan’s encyclopedic knowledge and the […]

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