Home Decor in California

$99 for $300 Worth of Custom Blinds and Shades from Stoneside Blinds (San Diego)

Stoneside Blinds & Shades (San Diego)

Multiple Locations

$300 $99

Free in-home design consultation helps clients choose among a stock of roller shades, solar shades, wood blinds, and other window dressings

$39 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing from Phoenix Gallery

Phoenix Gallery

Willow Glen

$100 $39

Skilled framers with years of experience preserve and beautify paintings, posters, and portraits

$49 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at Back to the Picture

Back To The Picture

SoMa

$100 $49

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Framing experts set artwork within custom frames complete with mats and glass

$15 for $30 Groupon — A Home Away From Home Thrifty Boutique

A Home Away From Home Thrifty Boutique

Tahoe Park

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Rugs and Furnishings at nuLOOM (Up to 60% Off)

nuLOOM

Online Deal

$120 $55

Well-made and stylish furnishings as well as cotton, wool, and leather rugs

Custom Framing for One 11"x14", 16"x20", or 18"x24" Piece at The Framers Cottage (Up to 53% Off)

The Framers Cottage

Stockton

$168 $81

Custom frames wrap around 11"x14", 16"x20", or 18"x25" photos or works of art

$30 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at Jacquez Art

Jacquez Art

Chula Vista

$100 $30

Skilled framers render pictures museum-level presentable with frame moulding, glass, and mats

$28 for $50 Worth of Ceiling Fixtures — Hatfield Luxury

Hatfield Luxury

Irvine

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One Custom Acrylic Photo Impression from Symbolize It (Up to 63% Off). Four Sizes Available.

Symbolize It

Online Deal

$20 $9.99

Staff use UV technology to print photos directly onto lightweight acrylic glass, creating a frameless and ready-to-hang acrylic impression.

$39 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing and Mirrors at The Warehouse of Home Decor

The Warehouse of Home Decor

Glendale

$100 $39

Personal works of art get measured by a professional for frames of your choice; mirrors come in many styles to go with a range of interiors

$8 for $16 Worth of Gifts and Merchandise at HLC Hallmark

HLC Hallmark

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Cards, clothing, and storybooks make for perfect gifts

$60 for $134 Worth of Studio Photography — Bay Graphics

Bay Graphics

Sunnyvale

$134 $60

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off Arts and Crafts at Mithila Nepal Gallery

Mithila Nepal Gallery

Pasadena

$500 $199

Talented women from Mithila, Nepal earn a source of income with handmade silver jewelry, Lokta paper gifts, and colorful artwork

Fine Art and Limited-Edition Prints at Westlake Village Gallery, LLC (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available. 

Westlake Village Gallery , LLC

Westlake Village

$100 $49

Selection of original artwork from 20th and 21st century artists such as Chris Dellorco, Arbe, Charles Lynn Bragg, and many other artists

$39 for $100 Worth of Custom-Framing Services at Artistic Picture Framing

Artistic Expert Picture Framing

North Berkeley

$100 $39

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Staff consult on materials and colors to frame jerseys, portraits, and art with upgrades such as UV-conservation glass and acid-free matting

$30 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at FrameStore

FrameStore

Multiple Locations

$100 $30

Professional framers guide clients through a selection of 2,200 mouldings and custom matting options, then carefully inspect finished piece

Custom Framing at Main Frame Shoppe (55% Off). Two Options Available.

Main Frame Shoppe

Escondido

$100 $45

Services include canvas stretching along with frames and conservation framing of fine and rare art, oil paintings, and photo collections

$20 for $40 Worth of Hand-Poured, Organic Soy Candles at Rosehill Manor Candles

Rosehill Manor Candles

Rosehill Manor Candles

$40 $20

Eco-friendly, organic soy artisan candles hand poured in Los Angeles and containing plant and essential oils

Canvas Paintings at Benfatti Fine Art (Up to 75% Off). Three Options Available.

Benfatti Fine Art

San Clemente

$750 $250

Find a new piece of artwork to complement your living space

$15 for $30 Worth of Antiques — Skatter

Skatter

Santa Cruz

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Custom T-Shirt and Apparel Printing at Minty Tees (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Minty Tees

Covina

$30 $15

With direct-to-garment technology, Custom Picture Printing prints T-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, tote bags, and toddler onesies

Personalized Gifts at Village Gifts & Engraving (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Village Gifts & Engraving

Village

$50 $25

Engraved sterling-silver gifts, such as business-card cases and lighters, plus embroidered gifts, such as robes, cashmere scarfs, and towels

$39 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at FastFrame in Fair Oaks

FastFrame

Fair Oaks

$100 $39

Art and photo custom framing that may also be applied to a current $99 poster special that includes one of 10 metal or wood frame styles

Sports Artwork by Dave Hobrecht at Hobrecht Sports Art (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Hobrecht Sports Art

Laguna Beach

$200 $99

Dave Hobrecht creates distinctive, arresting paintings of athletes and sports games using infield dirt combined with charcoal and paint

$45 for $90 Worth of Printing Services at Custom Time Frames

Custom Time Frames

Port Hueneme

$90 $45

Memorialize a favorite photo or fine-art replica with a high-quality print

One, Two, or Four Custom-Printed T-Shirts at Theory Printing (Half Off)

Theory Printing

Cerritos-La Mirada

$40 $20

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Staffers print a full-color digital image of your choice directly onto a white T-shirt, creating a unique gift for friends and family

Sports-Jersey Shadowbox, Oil Painting, or Oil-Painting Restoration and Cleaning at Gilt Edge (Up to 76% Off)

Gilt Edge

Rolling Hills Estates

$100 $39

Make your favorite jersey a work of art, or get an oil painting cleaned and restored

Wine-and-Dine Painting Class for One or Two at b.collins Studio (51% Off)

b.collins Studio

Brownstone Bistro

$100 $49

Create an art masterpiece while enjoying brunch food and a complimentary glass of wine; dishes fuse Californian and Caribbean flavors

$100 or $200 Worth of Fine Art and Antiques from Arader Galleries

Arader Galleries

Jackson Square San Francisco

$100 $50

Shoppers decorate their walls with antique maps, natural history prints, watercolors, and portraits

$59 for a 60-Minute Photo Shoot with Prints and Digital Images from Dennis Jones Affordable Portraits ($450 Value)

Dennis Jones Affordable Portraits

On Location

$450 $59

Skilled photographer captures the uniqueness of his subjects during 90-minute on-location photo shoots

$30 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at A Frame of Art

A Frame of Art

San Marcos

$100 $30

Custom framing keeps artwork and 3-D objects protected in oak, aluminum, or laminate frames; the selection includes shadow-box styles

Aprons and Cookwear at Kampa USA (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kampa USA

Los Angeles

$20 $10

Shoppers select from sturdy potholders, aprons, chef hats, and oven mitts from brands such as Nomex and ProGuard

Custom Framing at Paul Mahder Gallery (Up to 61% Off)

Paul Mahder Gallery

Presidio Heights

$125 $49

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Custom framers preserve a wide range of keepsakes and offer complementary onsite consultations

14"x17" or 18"x24" Keepsake Drawing Done in Pencil from EFV Design (57% Off)

EFV Design

On Location

$150 $65

Skilled artist crafts stunning pencil keepsake from photo

Custom Framing, Art Pieces, or Printing at Frame 2000 and Frames Galore (66% Off). Two Options Available.

Frame 2000

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Expert framers preserve art, photos, and documents with custom framing and help customers decorate homes with art

$40 for $100 Worth of Custom Picture Framing at Framed and Cornered

Framed and Cornered

San Francisco

$100 $40

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Custom picture framing

Custom 11"x14", 20"x20", or 30"x40" Fine-Art Painting from Newborn Soul Art (Up to 60% Off)

Newborn Soul Art

Redeem from Home

$1,500 $600

Modern artist Andrea Fellers paints vibrant, original pieces for newborn babies and special occasions

$99 for a One-Room Feng Shui Makeover from Rooms For Growth Feng Shui ($199 Value)

Rooms For Growth Feng Shui

Redeem from Home

$199 $99

Feng Shui expert hopes to help people improve their lives through makeovers, which include energy diagnoses and nine cures for the room

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Thanks in part to Miracle on 34th Street, the classic Christmas film, and its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy's has been immortalized in the minds of generations of Americans. It's hard to imagine that Macy's was once a small storefront operation founded by a businessman whose previous stores had failed. But success was just around the corner.

Origin

Eleven dollars and six cents. That was the total of first-day sales when Macy's opened its doors in 1858. Of course, at that time, it wasn't a retail superpower?it was a small dry-goods store on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. Before founding that little shop, Rowland Hussey Macy had suffered several failed retail ventures. This time, things would turn out differently.

Growth

By 1877, R.H. Macy & Co. had become a full-fledged department store, spreading its way into the ground spaces of 11 adjacent buildings. Just about 25 years later, the store had outgrown even those expanded confines, so the company moved to its iconic Herald Square location on Broadway and 34th Street. There, Macy's began to attract shoppers from the rest of the country and the world. This location also saw the store become a major part of American holidays, especially in 1924, when immigrant employees wrangled the city's packs of stray floats and organized the first annual Macy's Parade.

Modern Day

Today, Macy's boasts 850 locations across 45 states and US territories. A far cry from that initial dry-goods shop, the modern-day stores carry everything from clothing and shoes to furniture and electronics. Though it is now headquartered in Cincinnati, the company's flagship store in Herald Square still attracts throngs of customers from all corners of the globe. The same can be said for the Macy's website, which is one of the most visited retail destinations on the Internet.

10730 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

While trekking across New Zealand, Matt Baker and PJ Lamont stumbled upon a burger shack in Queenstown and immediately became addicted to the eatery’s organic, grass-fed beef patties. According to a profile in Beach & Bay Press, the duo often dined there more than once a day and eventually convinced the chef to both part with his recipes and train them how to make them. Upon returning home, the pair recruited PJ’s brother Martin for their budding endeavor: a gourmet burger place that would rely entirely on organic, grass-fed beef from New Zealand. After finding the right spot for their gastropub, the three put their own sweat into renovating it; PJ carved the wooden menu himself without using a woodpecker even once.

That menu quickly garnered its fair share of media buzz and awards by combining beef patties, ground fresh daily, with unique ingredients such as pesto aioli, grilled pineapple, and beetroot. Organic, local vegetables make up the condiments and the house tomato chutney, New Zealand’s hardier version of ketchup. But Bare Back Grill does more than burgers, satisfying appetites with natural chicken and lamb, tempura tofu, and seared ahi tuna coupled with a wide selection of beers and wines. Guests can gulp down Kiwi Steinlagers or sip Australian and New Zealand wines while lounging at either Bare Back location.

624 E St
San Diego,
CA
US

Moda Italia has kept Silicon Valley professionals looking sharp for more than two decades while keeping abreast of modern styles and trends. The business fuses quality craftsmanship with fabrics imported from vendors around the world to create an elegant, tasteful style reminiscent of bygone eras. An expansive inventory of more than 800 suits?including hard-to-find sizes such as 34 extra short and 80 long and portly?ensures snappy, last-minute alterations, and their in-house designer and tailor modifies threads to fit each customer's frame for any event, including weddings, dates, job interviews, and business meetings. The shop also doles out rental tuxedos, but purchases of suits, sport coats, and slacks are rewarded with free alterations for life.

350 Bird Ave, Ste 20 & 30
Oakley,
CA
US

Far more than an emporium of colorful textile patterns, Urban Burp holds over 5 tons of vintage fabric dating back to the early 20th century, collecting original vintage threads that weave memory and nostalgia into their very fabric. The studio takes its unusual name from the intense experience of recognition that seeing and touching a piece of familiar pattern can bring. "All that emotion has been shoved down into the lower chakras and all of a sudden it takes one piece of fabric to bring you back to that place," owner Electra Skilandat told The San Francisco Chronicle. She continues to elicit that response with bolts of cloth decorated with the floral designs and abstract art of the 1920s, or the bold color mixtures and fractal patterns that were popular in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Skilandat traces her love affair with textile design back to her childhood in Boston, where her mother lovingly hand-crafted all of her clothes for school and play. Over the years, Electra amassed a collection of over 1,000 bolts of fabric and experience in interior decor. After the death of her only son, she rediscovered her creative instincts, opening the fabric shop with upholstery and drapery services that would precede Urban Burp's stunning display of warp and weft. As guests peruse the studio's ample supply of original vintage pictorial and patterned designs, sewing patterns, and notions, Skilandat unfurls her decades of wisdom during interior decor consultations.

170 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco,
CA
US

What began in 1984 as a home business with a single phone has grown into a go-to source for women's apparel with retail stores across the country. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Coldwater Creek curates a varied selection of elegant but comfortable clothing, ensuring closets stay stocked with more than just the relatives who only get pulled out around the holidays. You'll find everything from sweaters and jackets to jeans and dresses, as well as jewelry, handbags, and other extras for accessorizing new outfits. And if you can't make it to one of Coldwater Creek's physical locations, just head to the website to find the perfect cardigan, cashmere sweater, or pencil skirt.

746 W Shaw Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

Gina Rossi's art comes to life in a flurry of sparks and cauldrons of heat. A self-taught artist and certified metal-inert-gas (MIG) welder, her work incorporates fused glass, paintings, and organic metal figures, and has been featured in the Sacramento Press, as well as KCRA Channel 3 news. When she was young, Rossi's forays into art and imagination provided stable solace from her tumultuous and oft-troubled childhood, and her passion eventually flowered into a full-time endeavor. Through her growth as an artist, she adopted a trash-into-treasure approach, working with recycled metal and glass, and earning notoriety for getting Oscar the Grouch evicted to craft a piece from his former home. Her regular welding and fused-glass-art classes share her talents with eager students, as do her efforts with community art projects, which empower young, disabled, and elderly people to make their creative mark in the world.

1801 20th St
Sacramento,
CA
US