Consistently praised by the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, and numerous other publications, BottleRock enlightens palates with a wine inventory of more than 600 labels and a selection of carefully crafted small plates. Oenophiles can unleash their imaginations sans the risk of being punched by Dionysis with a wine flight—a dramatic sequence of three 2-ounce pours. After a trio of samplings, connoisseurs can nibble on mild and nutty manchego cheese from Spain or indulge in tender pork rillette, slow-cooked in-house and served as a pâté. Cheese plates contain guests’ choice of five or seven out of 14 available moon fruits, and elegant charcuterie platters highlight one of six meat treats. Consult the dinner menu for a full list of available options. Wine tastings featuring the happy tears of grapes from Robert Hall Winery let patrons sample an assortment of adult juices, each paired with elegant snacks such as tuna tartar and grilled truffle cheese.
With 100% of its profits benefitting the Beit T’Shuvah center for drug and alcohol treatment, BTS Thrift Boutique bestows a philanthropic second life upon new and gently used designer clothing, housewares, books, and furnishings. Red-brick walls rise into vaulted ceilings in the loft-like space, which houses well-organized aisles of housewares in impeccable condition. Customers browse stacks of china plates, glasses, vases, pitchers, and clocks in search of a surprising treasure. In the clothing section, designer duds rotate faster than the hands on a cheetah's wristwatch.
Equipped with funds from BTS Thrift Boutique, the spiritually minded Beit T’Shuvah center is able to impart its 12-step philosophy and psychotherapy treatments to all patients, regardless of their economic situations.
Since lighting its first candlewicks in Berkeley in the 1960s, Stone Candles has crafted a colorful array of bright-hued and delicately scented candles. In the shop’s new Culver City location, Stone’s father-son team imbues candle pillars and wax-free luminaries, with scents ranging from cucumber-melon and red currant to jasmine and vanilla. Here, you can find candles ranging in size from hefty 6-by-12 inches to petite 3-by-3’s, an ideal size for illuminating one’s miniature model of Thomas Edison’s house.
The shop’s special environmentally sustainable COCO candle collection comes in pleasant scents such as gardenia, green tea and fig, and lavender. Pick up one of the shop’s candle holders, hewn from slices of ebony wood or slices of agate, to help display individual candles.
Named "Best Designer Outlet" by Los Angeles magazine, Last Chance displays a delightful array of discounted designer duds and contemporary collections, all handpicked by operating partner Samera Arkel. Entangle extended limbs into the enticing racks of designer favorites such as Chloe, Zac Posen, and Stella McCartney while double-jointed hips snap back to scoop up Beautiful People and Peter Som apparel. In addition to jeans (about $40) and blouses (about $40-$65), Last Chance Designer Boutique offers choices from the bargain bin (about $5). Prevent damaging outfit optical illusions with guidance from the boutique's elegance engineers—all former stylists—as they educate you on hydrogen-induced hemlines and isentropic inseams.
Long strings of jewelry hang from a twisting tree-branch display as sunlight streams in to land on L.A. + JO's wealth of eye-catching cocktail dresses and fashion-minded casual wear. The boutique's lofty ceilings and concrete floors showcase gleaming white mannequins who don looks inspired by Hollywood starlets, and shopping Hollywood starlets wear ankle hardware to match their favorite mannequin. Flaunted by celebrities such as Amanda Seyfried and Taylor Armstrong, the shop stands as the median point on “a fashion continuum that [has] Forever 21 on one end and Barneys on the other,” according to Racked LA.
FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.