With more than 25 years of experience, Box Brothers offers a panoply of packing supplies and accouterments along with brand-name and custom shipping services. Box Brothers stocks more than 100 different sizes of boxes, including standard 1.5-cubic-foot book- or record-carton boxes ($1.49 each, $1.29 each in a bundle of 25) and sweater-sheltering wardrobe boxes ($12.99, $11.99 each in a bundle of five). Box Brothers’ cardboard cowboys will help find the right receptacle for hand-woven wares, and they can also make or cut custom-size boxes for oddly shaped items such as spare harpoons and handcrafted kitchen sinks.
After a silent winter and spring, the rock-climbing wall and go-kart track are waiting impatiently for summer to arrive, eager for the influx of laughter and ebullient burst of life that comes with it. The empty cabins and sports fields spread across Camp Cottontail’s 200-acre land share the sentiment, as they’ve been locked in this cycle of yearning for summer since the camp’s construction in 1958. The sprawling camp finally comes alive once flocks of young campers take over, orchestrating a symphony of sounds of kids splashing into the pool, giggling over arts and crafts, and singing around a crackling bonfire as night unfolds around them. Following in the footsteps of generations of campers before them, the kids spend each balmy summer day immersed in well-planned daily programs comprised of high-energy activities.
A past camper whose influence is felt throughout the camp is Lynn Pedroza, who assumed ownership of Cottontail in 2009. Having spent every summer since 1984 as a staff member, Lynn bought the camp with the sole intent of upholding the previous owners’ dedication to granting campers the best summer possible. Her commitment to the camp’s tradition of excellence is reflected in her meticulously selected staff of counselors and instructors, all of whom undergo extensive background checks and are certified in CPR and first aid. The staffers take campers under their wings, teaching them new skills such as how to shoot an arrow or how to save a friendship with a meaningful lanyard bracelet. Optional offsite activities and special trips bolster the camp experience. While daily schedules are determined by each camper, the camp comes together for beloved events including Skit Night, Counselor Dress-Up, and the camp dance.
Nestled up against the Santa Monica Mountain conservation lands, Malibu Canyon Camp spans 22 picturesque acres. With a focus on sustainability, counselors work to impart a sense of leadership and an appreciation for nature that transforms into an earth-conscious approach to all things. Activities are designed to inspire, build independence, and help kids to develop confidence in a non-competitive environment. In doing so, they engage in athletic activities such as sports, games, swimming, archery, rock wall, hiking, dance, magic, science, music, art, cooking and more.
Excitement's selection of adult-oriented goods includes all the lingerie, toys, and films one might expect to find in such a store. More surprising, though, is the shop's array of novelty items; their knowledgeable staff takes their business seriously, but not too seriously. They deal in sexy games, candy hearts encoded with raunchier-than-average messages, and even suggestively shaped furniture.
When a stroke and heart attack ravaged her husband's mind and body in 2004, Carmen Wylie sought a cure for what doctors called a hopeless situation. After only 10 neurofeedback treatments, her husband's short-term memory was largely restored, as were his motor skills and speech. At Cognitive Wellness Neurofeedback, Carmen uses the skills she's since learned as a neurofeedback therapist to help others. This method of healing begins with monitoring brainwaves to pinpoint ways in which the brain could operate more efficiently, and then updating its processes accordingly.
To lend their mattresses the highest degree of customizable comfort, the sleep scientists at Cellupedic have combined some of the best elements of nearly every mattress type. The mattress tops are outfitted with a layer of latex or memory foam, which rests upon a foundation of 144 air pockets called "zone cells" that, like coil springs, provide localized support while also offering the adjustable firmness of an air mattress. Mattress comfort is further customized during in-store assessments, in which a Cellupedic sleep expert tailors zone-cell configurations to suit individual sleep habits and body types.