Named No. 1 Online Florist & Choice for Flowers and Floral Design in LA County by Citysearch, It's a Blooming Business delivers bountiful buds to Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange counties 365 days a year. Peruse flora by color, occasion, and type before sending aesthetically pleasing, edible affection, such as a wild orchid ($55+), the hot-pink and orange Kimberly bouquet ($55), traditional rose bouquets ($55+), and delicate lilies($65+).
Brother-and-sister duo Glenn Treibitz and Cheryl Fox and their team love their jobs. The pianos that Hollywood Piano Company stocks unlock dreams, passions, and ambitions, and he couldn't think of a better way to spend his days. Family-owned since 1928, the store sells acoustic pianos made by some of the best manufacturers, including Estonia and Baldwin. There's also digital pianos by Roland and Kurzweil that precisely simulate the sound and feel of acoustic pianos. Glenn and his team of music lovers also tune, rent, and restore pianos. To give customers everything they need to fully appreciate their new instrument, the shop offers lessons, as well.
Hailing from Mexico's silverworking heartland near Taxco, owner Maria Alberta of Maola's Silver Imports selects craftsman-quality jewelry and adornments with a professional eye and personal passion. The store sparkles with the twinkling glow of ornaments made from shiny sterling silver and semiprecious stones and gems. Necks are artfully bedecked with one of Maola’s glimmery necklaces ($75–$500), and rings ($14–$700) grace digits with beautiful circles that, like shimmies up an ouroboros, literally never end. Cuff links ($75+) and money clips ($45–$95) make themselves useful with fashionable flair, and picture lockets ($15–$58) are ideal for carrying miniature portraits of loved ones or expansive panoramas of the inside of a locket.
Continuing a 57-year legacy, the experienced mobile-electronics technicians at Al & Ed's Autosound equip car owners with safe driving solutions during two-hour hands-free Bluetooth installations. Armed with an extensive arsenal of adapters, the technicians integrate Parrot CK3000 Evolution Bluetooth units with existing audio systems, allowing calls to be heard through the vehicle's speakers. Any phone equipped with Bluetooth connectivity can sync with the handy hands-free device, regardless of manufacturer or carrier. Responding to voice commands from the driver, the unit conjures up contacts from its database of up to 150 names when called upon, much like a faithful robotic court wizard.
Shop at your nearest Discovery Shop. American Cancer Society Discovery Shops help support the fight against cancer through the sale of high quality, gently used, donated merchandise. For over 40 years, the Society has owned and operated these specialty resale stores, featuring items such as clothing, bric a brac and jewelry
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
The team members at Imperial Vintage Guitars spend nights gigging at local clubs or editing new tracks in the studio. By day, they draw on these musical chops to help customers choose from a stock of new and vintage electric guitars from manufacturers such as Gibson and Fender. Those six-strings share the shop with acoustic guitars, bass guitars, amps from Fender and Marshall, and accessories such as tuners and strings.
If those strings break, the denizens of Imperial’s repair shop can swiftly replace them with new nylons or steels. They also take on more complex jobs, from artfully restoring old guitars with vintage parts to explaining why Randal is a terrible name for a guitar.