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+).
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).
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.
Once Upon A Page is a 4,000-square-foot scrapbooking shop with an extensive selection of paper, card stock, stickers, and all the necessary supplies for creating a bestselling scrapbook. First-time crafters can get a two-hour chance to learn the ins, outs, and in-betweens of tossing together a perfect portfolio of craftily clipped and artistically arranged memories. All materials are included in the beginners class— all you have to bring is your photos and a 50-gallon fish tank. Those who’ve progressed past scrapbooking’s first level can opt to attend four scrapbooking workshops, which usually run from 5 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays (click here to view a schedule; customers can use the Groupon to upgrade to the 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. late-night workshops). Although materials aren’t included in the workshops, customers can purchase their own supplies at 10% off on the day of class. The shop also offers a large play area to keep the kids busy while you’re busy cutting, pasting, folding into paper president faces, and personalizing your pages.
Fleet Feet helps promote an active, healthy community by outfitting people of all fitness levels with the proper apparel and footwear. At the Burbank location, owner Colin Klein and his staff maintain a one-on-one connection with customers, particularly during the Fit Process—an extensive, multistep fitting formula that incorporates multiple measurements and a gait analysis so shoes, socks, and inserts jive comfortably with every foot. To ensure clients are swift enough to compete in marathons or outrun even the fastest repo man, Fleet Feet also offers 5K and marathon training as well as resources and information about upcoming races, community events, and activities.