Sunlight has many essential benefits, from helping plants to grow big and strong to helping ants cook their meals at the magnifying-glass factory. But for all of the good the sun has to offer, it also has a darker side. In cars, sunlight causes upholstery to fade and dashboards to crack. In homes, its resultant radiant heat builds up and drives up energy costs. In response to such issues, Window Tints Glendale offers professional-grade solar films that protect interiors without shutting out the light altogether. The films, which come in a variety of shading levels, block out 99% of ultraviolet light. They also reflect radiant heat, which means that interior surfaces can maintain color while home electricity costs drop as quickly and dramatically as a tear-shaped stone from the eye of a statue.
In his more than 25 years of experience, Window Tints So Cal’s owners have tinted auto, residential, and commercial windows for local movie studios, celebrities, and Ferrari and Maserati dealerships in Beverly Hills. Wielding film from brands such as 3M, Suntek, and Llumar, the crew does much more than simply enhance aesthetics—window tinting films can help reduce glare from the sun, block out unwanted heat and solar rays, and provide added privacy. Residential security film can help safeguard against burglary and vandalism, and protect people from stray shards of broken glass. Their commercial anti-graffiti films also guard glass and polycarbonates from the emblazoned insignia of spray-toting ne’er-do-wells or representatives from feuding retirement homes.
Trained fine artist Angelika Mehrens of Murals Just for Kids brightens baby stores, day-care centers, malls, schools, and homes with whimsical, custom, hand-painted murals of seascapes, safaris, beloved storybook characters, softly lit skies, fairy-tale castles, and sports themes. During a phone consultation with Angelika, kids and grownups discuss their vision for the mural, imagining ways to populate fanciful landscapes with adorable creatures or how to paint doors to create the illusion of additional closet space.
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.
Without appliances, the home would be a place of tedious work instead of the restful respite it should be. Royal Touch Appliance Repair keeps tediousness out of homes by keeping large appliances such as dishwashers and ovens running smoothly and efficiently. Besides repairs, its services extend to installation, upgrades, assisting with troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance on Rosie the Robot.
In 1981, siblings Enrique and Alicia Ramirez opened a small street-side taco stand and began to re-create the dishes of their childhood. The duo grew up in Los Angeles, although their family’s roots were in Guadalajara, the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Everything was always made from scratch in the Ramirez household, including tortillas, salsas, beans, and ornamental doilies, so Enrique and Alicia made sure to uphold these DIY traditions at their eatery, Señor Fish.
In the last three decades, Señor Fish has expanded to include seven popular locations throughout LA, each earning regular praise from local media. Yet the siblings are still just as involved in the restaurants' daily operations, captaining kitchen crews as they fold freshly caught seafood into burritos, tacos, and ceviches.
Housed in the Little Tokyo branch of Señor Fish, La Cantina Tequila & Botanas Bar is the restaurant's lounge counterpart, with an extensive selection of premium tequilas and mezcals that complements small plates of tacos, tostadas, and taquitos. Guests linger over sips of Mexican beers on the spacious back patio, which twinkles beneath colorful strings of hanging lights. The cantina also regularly hosts a tequila class in which renowned mixologist David Fleisher leads students through tequila tastings, margarita recipes, and the creation of tequila-based sauces. Other nights, the bar opens its patio to DJed festivities, DJed dance parties, and DJed quilting races.