A First Impression renews homes with new carpets, upholstery, and bedding and has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News for its ability to revitalize furniture. Much like a shape-shifting silver dollar, A First Impression’s custom projects vary in price, but pricing starts at $45 per hour for labor plus the cost of materials. Line foot highways in new floor fur, choosing from more than 15 brands. The cost of carpet is $19.95 per yard, which includes installation and 7-pound padding. Homeowners can also redecorate rooms with drapes ($58 for a 2’ window including installation), reupholstered dining-room chairs ($35 each), sofas ($99/ft. plus a flat labor rate of $99), or custom sheets, comforters, and pillowcases ($45/hour for labor, material costs vary).
If ever there was a dash of awkwardness in visiting an adult entertainment store, Hustler Hollywood has all but erased it. Theresa Flynt—daughter to Larry Flynt, creator of the Hustler empire—came up with the concept in the late 1990s. She envisioned a place that not only sold adult-themed products, but celebrated them. So in 1998, she established the first location on historic Sunset Blvd. Since then, Hustler Hollywood has expanded across the country, opening both urban and interstate locations that are just as bright, airy, and relaxed as the first. The chain has certainly turned heads throughout the adult entertainment industry, as well as in pop culture. Hustler Hollywood has twice won the Retail Store Chain of the Year from XBIZ, and has even appeared in such popular television series as Entourage and Sex and the City.
Flowers make people happy. It's as simple as that. That happiness and the joy of gift giving were all the inspiration the owners of Bloom2Bloom needed to make blossoms their business. They focus on creating beautiful bouquets, artfully assembled with a variety of fresh kaleidoscopically colored flowers, the likes of which include sunflowers, chocolate dahlias, and wildflowers. In order to keep costs down, they ship those bouquets without vases or accoutrements and only use seasonal flowers. And with every customer's purchase, Bloom2Bloom donates flowers to women's shelters, hospitals, community food banks, and retirement homes, earning them a mention in House Beautiful's Gifts That Give Back, so the owners are also able to take pleasure in giving.
As the closest layer of clothing to our bodies, underwear should be stylish, but more importantly, it should feel as soft and comfortable as a tender hug from a mother panda. That's where MeUndies.com comes in. The company fills underwear drawers with monthly shipments of high-quality, comfortable undergarments for men and women.
When members join, they specify their size and preferred style of underwear. On the first day of each month thereafter, an email lands in their inboxes with an array of colors and patterns to choose from. Comfy socks; soft, slim-fitting T-shirts; and other basics are also available. If members decide they don't need a new pair of underwear for any particular month, they can skip that month, they can put their membership on hold, or they can incorporate the spare pair into the family dog's superhero suit.
Open seven days a week, the Beverly Hills Bike Shop is located just west of the Rancho Park Golf Course on Pico Boulevard, selling brand name bicycles to this sprawling West Los Angeles neighborhood. Though not a city known for its cycling, L.A. kids and adults alike have taken such a shine to the shop that they recently moved into their new, larger facility, which means plenty of room for their wide array of mountain, road, hybrid and beach cruiser bicycles. A friendly and well-versed staff can help to find the bike that suits your needs best, while providing service on the same ride for years from their service department in the back. And if you’re just looking for gear to get you prepped for your next ride, Beverly Hills Bike Shop’s got that, too.
Tilth Beauty founder Anthony Vargas is a skincare guru. After years of launching new cosmetics as head of research and development at a major cosmetics company, he decided to branch out with his own line of luxury, high-performing, non-toxic skincare. All of his products are formulated with high-quality botanical, natural, and cosmeceutical ingredients, shunning the use of GMOs, gluten, parabens, sulfates, and petroleum products. From serums to anti-aging creams and peptide mists, Tilth Beauty's moisturizers and their other skincare products leave skin healthy, hydrated, and nourished.