Amid COVID-19, she reinvented her boutique as a houseplants shop. Business is booming

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Pico Boulevard has been quieter than usual since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, but Amorette Brooms’ Queen Boutique, a tiny storefront west of La Brea Avenue, has been busy.



a room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a plant: When Los Angeles reopened following stay-at-home orders, Amorette Brooms pivoted to houseplants. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)


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When Los Angeles reopened following stay-at-home orders, Amorette Brooms pivoted to houseplants. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

The self-proclaimed “Mid-Wilshire girl” grew up in the neighborhood and has sold fashion accessories at her boutique for more than a decade.

But when the safer-at-home order was issued in March, Brooms was forced to pack up her accessories, close her store and try to

Great Outfits in Fashion History: Tia and Tamera Mowry in Coordinating Hot-Pink Slip Skirts

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Tia and Tamera Mowry at a premiere for "Big Momma's House" in May 2000. 

Tia and Tamera Mowry at a premiere for “Big Momma’s House” in May 2000. 

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

I quarantined alone in a New York City apartment the size of an Amazon Prime box containing a bulk order of toilet paper, so most of my evenings were spent trying to imagine I was anywhere else. I mentally escaped by watching

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