LA Lifestyles: Row DTLA

Photos courtesy of Katie Gibbs

An urban enclave for dreamers and doers alike, the Row DTLA refocuses Los Angeles’ sprawling cultural energy to the city’s historic downtown Arts District. 

Built by the Southern Pacific Railroad between 1917 and 1923, six iconic structures — repurposed into 1.5 million square feet of creative offices, retail and restaurants — stretch out between the massive parking garage and the public market space, accompanied by architecturally intriguing plazas, art displays, and abundant green space. Row DTLA offers a dynamic commercial centerpiece for the city’s progressive and visionary spirit, attracting creatives of all trades and those who appreciate their work.  

Accommodating 15 culturally diverse restaurants and 100 curated retailers, Row DTLA offers Angelenos a single, all-inclusive destination home to intrepid chefs, artists and taste-makers. Embodying L.A.’s enterprising spirit, Row DTLA provides a hub for visionaries and creators of all sorts to enhance the downtown economy further. 

An epicenter of the iconic city’s blossoming entrepreneurial population, Row DTLA connects ambitious artisans with residents and guests who appreciate nuanced style, rule-breaking flavors and fresh ideas. 

Here are a few of our favorite spots:


Founded by Rose Apodaca and Andy Griffith, A+R is a leading lifestyle and global design boutique featuring modern furniture, accessories, lighting and décor. The flagship store at Row DTLA encompasses 6,800 square feet and includes designated trade workstations, a library, kitchen for event dinners, space to host talks. The boutique also has an additional 450-square-foot patio to showcase outdoor furniture, planters and accessories.


Still Life Ceramics
Still Life Ceramics is for the existing and emerging ceramics community to see, learn, shop and create. The concept is driven by the maker movement and offers a modern and more rounded take on the “art as entertainment” business model. Still Life Ceramics offers a program of classes as well as a retail space — giving consumers the opportunity to access beautiful, functional art and how it was created. 

The Things We Do
The Things We Do is a beauty concept bar that caters to all of skin care needs while serving up the most supreme rejuvenation services in a space so beautiful, you’ll never want to leave. Join for a class, come in for a service or just stop by to sample some insider beauty products. The team knows how complicated life can get, but self-care doesn’t have to be. The Things We Do is dedicated to restoring and improving facial balance and harmony through Natural Intention Beauty Guidance. This means the team won’t make a single move unless it’s intentionally treating customers to a refreshed, natural result to the best of its abilities.


After spending two decades studying traditional Japanese culinary technique and training under Michelin-Star chefs in Japan, Chef Brandon Go makes his first mark on U.S. soil at Row DTLA. Hayato is a truly authentic kaiseki restaurant showcasing Japanese cooking. The restaurant will produce boutique bento boxes ideal for the site’s tenants during lunch, and offers an intimate kaiseki dinner experience.