Located on Hollywood’s Cahuenga Boulevard, right next to The Outpost and a couple doors down from Kitchen 24, The Room is a small and exceedingly dark lounge that’s perfect for drinking and dancing with friends. With a bass-y mix of R&B and old-school hip hop coming from the speakers, plus a small VIP section for select patrons interested in the couches and bottle service, The Room is less crowded than some of the nearby megaclubs, but doesn’t lack much for ambiance. Plus, the drinks aren’t bad, thanks to a wide bar that offers top shelf selections. A Perfect Manhattan features rye whiskey, dry white vermouth, carpano punt e mes, orange and angostura bitters and lemon oil, while the Derby comes with bourbon whiskey, orange curacao, fresh lime juice and sweet vermouth. Drinks are even reasonably priced, to match the cheap $5 cover.
Quick Serve Carpet Care and Restoration's technicians maintain pristine-looking floors by steam cleaning carpets and helping treat unsightly mold and flood damage. They roll up to curbs in company vehicles with truck-mounted, high-pressure extraction cleaning systems, which use steam and specially formulated detergents to deep clean carpet fibers. In addition to applying deodorizer or stain-resistant Scotchgard for additional fees, the technicians can also repair carpets by fixing seams or removing burn marks. Their carpet-repairing skills extend to homeowner emergencies as well. They find and treat mold infestations in hard-to-notice places and help dry puddles of standing water after a flood or particularly messy night of apple bobbing.
Since the shop opened in 1974, Frame-O-Rama's team has mastered all sorts of techniques to preserve family photos, works of art, and other frame-able objects. "We've framed ceremonial objects such as christening gowns and shoes, and African walking sticks. My personal favorite was a signed Willie Mays baseball with a signed and mounted print of him playing stickball back in Brooklyn," Frame-O-Rama manager Matt Miller said in an interview with SFGate.
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New Harvest Hydroponics provides a variety of gardening supplies to the indoor or outdoor gardener. Within the airy store, green thumbs can peruse nourishing water filters, root-cradling pots, and parades of plant food. Botanic entrees include Botanicare Blast Off ($17.06), which combines high-potency vitamins and hormones to usher gawky teenage plants into beefy adulthood, or the seed-starting Dyna-Gro Root Gel ($11.95), which feeds baby plants the vitamins and minerals they need to escape their soil cocoons. To curb unwanted growth, a variety of organic pesticides such as Serenade Garden Disease Control ($9.95) can alleviate plants of fungal and bacterial diseases without harming birds, bees, or voyeuristic carnivores.
With retail locations in more than 50 countries around the world, BoConcept crafts unique and modern Danish furnishings that can be customized to suit one's home. BoConcept's stylish staff embraces a holistic-design approach and offers interior-design services to pair customers with ideal accent pieces of modular floor-art. Host games of Connect Four around a walnut-and-chrome coffee table ($449) or accessorize offices with a pearly white-lacquer table desk ($579). Through its modular design structure, many design elements can be customized to tailor the color, height, handles, and shelving to the client’s preferences. Peruse BoConcept’s menagerie of modular offerings and stock up on sleek and slender floor lamps or other reading prerequisites like armchairs, bookcases, and espresso cups that can fuel hours of late-night studying or mornings spent copying the encyclopedia word for word.