La La Land Indoor Playground enchants future adults with an open floor filled with slides, tunnels, and toys and surrounded by a panoramic mural depicting a magical forest. During open-play hours, particularly feisty tots can get their wiggles out in the Excitement Zone, a netted enclosure where scampering legs can bounce on a small, cushy trampoline, and the space beneath a rainbow-patterned slide provides a concealed venue for under-the-table popsicle exchanges. Tiny conveyances and wobbling hobbyhorses pepper the playroom in the form of dogs, dinosaurs, and tricycles, as their Lilliputian riders emulate stoic cowboys or swashbuckling knights on their way to La La Land's medieval castle façade.
With ample seating, an open space with few blind spots, and WiFi spiraling throughout the room, La La Land offers supervising adults a chance at relaxation better than making the babysitter read Zen poetry aloud. The Indoor Playground also hosts kid-tailored classes and throws raucous birthday parties.
The key to Zazzle.com?s success isn?t a 3,000-strong stock of T-shirts, phone cases, and accessories?it?s the fact that customers can express themselves on products before they're printed and shipped, generally within 24 hours. The website?s user-friendly design interface allows customers to affix their favorite pictures to messenger bags, scrawl personalized messages on coffee mugs, or insert their favorite movie character into family portraits. Zazzle.com also showcases designs from creative customers around the globe and big names such as Disney, Marvel, and The Who. Each product is made to order and bears a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Beginnings Baby Store preps soon-to-be parents for stork deliveries with snuggle-worthy swaddlings, baby-sized bedding, and informational parenting classes. Clients can acclimate future acrobats to new heights with the elevated assistance of Phil and Ted’s Me Too hook-on high chair ($49.99) or get a head start on clown-college applications with the primate-taming experience afforded by the Tiny Love Gymini Monkey Island ($64). Lighting nurseries with the glow of a starry night sky, such as the constellation projections of the Cloud B Twilight Turtle Nitelight ($29.95), sends baby calmly to sleep and reduces the risk of boogeymen infestations by 70%. Cotton onesies ($17–$19) protect limbs from pea-purée fallout while keeping tots nattily attired.
When visiting the original Farmers Market next to the Grove, a stop at the iconic Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts is a must, as it’s often considered the best doughnut shop in Los Angeles. The Tusquellas family has been churning out freshly-made doughnuts from family recipes since 1970, and has been the winner of numerous Best Doughnut awards throughout the years. Owner Bob Tusquellas still oversees the production of 30 different varieties, from cake doughnuts (buttermilk glazed, crumb, coconut devil’s food) to raised doughnuts (apple fritter, cinnamon roll, beignets, maple bar) and many more. A cup of java is the perfect complement to these sweet treats, and Bob’s offers more than ten drip brews daily, in addition to espresso drinks and ice blended mochas.
Opened in 2004 and named after the founder Ling Chan, La La Ling is a contemporary boutique children store that sells clothing, books and toys for children under the age of ten in Los Feliz. As a busy mother of three, Ling sold the boutique two years ago to the two managers of the store, Kara and Celine. It doesn’t have a GAP or big box store feel and the clothes are more on the line of what adults would wear or like to wear. The owners seek out hip clothing for children and keep a fresh perspective towards a unique style. Their clientele is mostly local, they they’ve also acquired a large number of customers from out-of-state. A ceiling with 3-D artwork and whimsical designs of animals and extra large pacifiers adds to the fun theme of the store.
Located on Sunset Boulevard, this Hollywood outpost of the popular video game retailers Gamestop is situated as the last option along a stretched block of storefronts, and right next to a huge lot that provides ample parking. Featuring posters of the latest video game releases in its window and interactive consoles allowing customers to demo games inside, Gamestop is primarily known in the gaming community for selling popular video game titles, gaming consoles, gaming tip books and other related merchandise. The store itself isn’t very big, but is packed ceiling to floor with colorful titles and other electronics, like headphones, power outlets and computer-based games.